Along with the new BD-HP52U AQUOS Blu-ray player, Sharp shows at the CEDIA 2009 the new HT-SB500, a 3.1-channel sound bar that joins the HT-SB300 and HT-SB200 2.1-channel sound bars. The new HT-SB500 packs left and right speakers, a center channel and subwoofer in one low-profile unit.
The 3.1-channel sound bar offers 32-watt output power and supports DTS, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II as well as Dolby Virtual Speaker to effectively simulate 5.1 channel surround sound. It includes also SRS TruSurround HD that virtualizes channels.
The Sharp HT-SB500 provides dual audio inputs, right and left RCA jacks and a 3.5mm sub mini jack. It comes with a slim remote that controls also Sharp’s AQUOS LCD TV. It can be placed on a 32-inch LCD or above TV stand. The HT-SB500 will be available in December for $349.99.