Skip to Content

Top home theatre gadgets

Transform your living room into a movie theatre with High-Resolution Audio, Blu-ray Disc™ and 4K

The only thing better than watching a great film in the comfort of your own home is experiencing it in superior sound quality — the kind that makes you feel as if you're actually in the cinema. The good news is that turning your small screen into a big(ger) screen with high-quality sound is much easier than you might think.

While we tend to associate the term High-Resolution Audio with music quality, it's actually relatable to all forms of entertainment — you can get superior audio quality when you watch your favourite music video or the latest movie.

Sony provides a variety of products that will let you convert your home entertainment set-up into a space that rivals the cinema in terms of sound quality. All you need is your mobile device or Blu-ray Disc™, the HT-ST9 Soundbar or STR-DN1060 A/V Receiver and, of course, your TV. Both the software and hardware of these products support High-Resolution Audio, so you can enjoy a superior audio and visual experience.

Here are some home theatre gadgets that will complete your home entertainment centre.

For Light Home Theatre Users

HT-ST9 Home Theatre Speakers:

Surround sound: 7.1 ch S-Force PRO Front Surround technology. Sony's virtual surround sound combines Digital Signal Processing and Wave-front technology to emulate a natural, three-dimensional sound field, all from a single soundbar and subwoofer.

The latest technology: Dolby® TruHD and DTS-HD are formats designed for lossless compression—an algorithm that allows compressed audio data to be fully reconstructed—so you can enjoy HD movies in clear, high-fidelity sound.

Superior sound quality: Supports High-Resolution Audio playback including Sony's DSEE HX™ technology, which revitalizes the audio to near-high-resolution sound quality.

High-quality wireless streaming: Provides top wireless Bluetooth® music streaming with Sony's new audio technology LDAC™

Why It's Perfect for Light Home Theatre Users: The HT-ST9 Soundbar is an all-purpose speaker. It can be used to play music via your Xperia™ smartphone while you're hosting a party or play surround sound when you are in the mood for a horror film or action movie. If you want to expand your collection, the HT-ST9 features three HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI ARC output, a USB input and more.

For Advanced Home Theatre Users

STR-DN1060 AV Home Theatre Receiver:

Stunning, lifelike detail: The STR-DN1060 supports 4K Ultra HD video for four times more detail than Full HD. When connected to a 4K TV, advanced video processing will even upscale lower-resolution video to 4K Ultra HD quality.

Engaging surround sound: A 7.2 channel AV receiver enables truly dynamic surround sound, while Digital Theatre Automatic Calibration (DCAC) optimizes audio performance so you can experience well-balanced sound.

Superior sound quality: Supports High-Resolution Audio playback including Sony's DSEE HX™ technology, which revitalizes the audio to near-high-resolution sound quality.

Enjoy Blu-ray Discs™: Built-in Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders let you enjoy the powerful and immersive HD surround soundtracks of the latest Blu-ray Discs™.

Wired and wireless connectivity: Stream music and videos wirelessly to your receiver via NFC One-touch, Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®, or plug in a USB device to play music.

Why It's Perfect for Serious Home Theatre Users: The STR-DN1060 AV Receiver is a powerful addition to your high-end stereo system. Connect your Blu-ray Disc™ player, Xperia™ smartphone or Walkman® to watch your favourite movies or music videos. This amplifier makes every piece of entertainment sound and look better with Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders as well as supporting 4K Ultra HD video.

Adding the HT-ST9 and STR-DN1060 to your home theatre set-up allows you to watch and listen to movies, music and even concerts on video with superior audio and visual quality. All you have to do is check the Blu-Ray Disc™ package for a 96 khz/24 bit or higher specification to take advantage of the High-Resolution Audio technology that Sony has to offer.

Now you are free to curl up on your sofa and experience music and video the way the artists, directors and music producers originally envisioned them to be.

New Music & Life Articles

Music and life: trends and news for music lovers and audiophiles.