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US: Sony's new DVD systems are wireless, iPod-ready and multidisc

Finally Sony has a new soundbar system designed to complement its latest flatscreen TVs. There's no player built-in, but the slimline HT-CT500 3.1-channel soundbar speaker system (below), which goes on sale in June, has surround processing and amplification built-in, handles the latest HD audio codecs, and comes complete with a subwoofer. It will sell for around $500.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.