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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.