Sony HT-SS360 Home Cinema System

Sony HT-SS360 Blu-ray Home Cinema SystemThe Sony HT-SS360 is a 5.1 home cinema system suitable for anyone looking to add high definition surround sound with the minimum of fuss and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Like the recent crop of Sony products the Sony HT-SS360 is an attractive looking device. The amplifier has a purposeful and sleek look about it, and the speakers match the look perfectly. We especially like the long centre speaker which can sit neatly on the top of the player, or below your television. The ‘Digital Direct Twin Drive’ subwoofer is big, but provides all the important lower frequencies and bass to accompany the smaller speakers. The Sony HTSS360 is capable of a massive 1000w in power which should be enough power for everyone. The system also has the EZW-T100 S-AIR slot on the rear which means you can purchase the separate WAHT-SA1 to enable your rear speakers to work wirelessly. One of the real bonuses with this system is it’s automatic sound setup, with just one push of a button the system will be automatically set up and optimised for you.

Although the player does not have a USB socket or iPod dock, it does have a digital media port so you can connect your PC, Vaio laptop and other devices into it, and the music will be automatically improved with the built in ‘Portable Audio Enhancer’. The radio has full RDS functionality, and the Sony SS360 also comes with the Bravia Sync so you can integrate with your Sony Bravia television using the one remote control. With three HDMI inputs and two optical inputs, your connection options are plentiful.

Combined with the matching Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player and you have a complete high definition home cinema solution for under £450.

What to consider before you buy the Sony HT-SS360

It would have been nice if an iPod dock was included, but it is available as an optional accessory.

Why you should buy the Sony HT-SS360

The SS360 has a good set of features and quality, and is good looking too. At a price around £400 it also represents great value for money. Rating: 4/5

Compare prices and Buy Sony HT-SS360

You can view the full specification of the Sony HT-SS360 on the Sony website.


  1. Chris Mcnamara says:

    I am looking for a blu ray home cinama system that i can play my tv through to enhance my evening viewing. I am not interested in conecting to the internet. What would you reccommend and why as i have not a clue in thia area. I do not want to pay top of the range prices.
    Any help would be very much appreciated.



  2. Hi Chris

    If you don’t want the online features of the Panasonic SC-BT200, then the Sony HT-SS360 combined with the Sony BDP-S360 is your best option at the moment.

  3. Alan Caddick says:

    I like the look of the Sony HTSS360, and with your write up it sounds just right for me. One teensy weensy niggle though. How does it compare with the likes of Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer etc dedicated a/v receivers. They all have GUI/OSD facility where the sony does not. Will this be of any great detriment ie manipulating sound effects choice etc.

    1. The main purpose of the HTS-S360 is to provide a straightforward way of adding surround sound to your existing Blu-ray player. A dedicated home cinema amplifier is going to provide a more controllable overall experience, so whilst it has it’s shortcomings when compared to a dedicated amplifier, it is easier to set up, and cheaper.

  4. Trevor Holland says:

    Will I be able to enjoy my Virgin Media+ box through all 5 speakers when connected to HDMI? How will I connect all my other devices (Wii WDMP Video), still through the TV, or can I connect to the ss360, and will their sound come through all 5 speakers

    1. Yes you should do. It has 3 HDMI inputs and 2 optical inputs so you should get surround sound through all of them.

  5. Hi,

    Is it possible to connect my Panasonic SA PT 460 5.1 speakers direct to a Sony BDP 360 player or will I have to buy an amp/home cinema system etc?

    Many thanks,


    1. No, only the top of the range Sony BDP-S760 has these inputs.

  6. yamil cryz says:

    i have the sony ss360 and have connected to my ps3 with 2 monster ht1000hd 4ft cables my question is the ps3 decodes dolby trueHD and dtsHD so does that mean even tho the ss360 does not decode those formats but the ps3 does,is that the audio i am hearing plesase help oh and also can i use diff speakers with the system

  7. Tom MORRIS says:

    I was looking to buy the HT-IS100 but have been told that i will not be able to get 5.1 sound with Sky HD. Is this true, and will the Sony HT-SS360 be able to receive 5.1 sound from my Sky HD box?

    1. Yes it should do. You’d need to enable Dolby Digital 5.1 sound out of your Sky+ HD box first, but it should work.

  8. Paul Reid says:

    Hi, I have got a Sony Bravia TV, Sky HD and Sony Blue Ray Player, can I connect all to play through the Sony HT-SS360 or should I consider a seperate amplifier and just buy speakers, I also want two wireless speakers

  9. Hi Paul

    This system is no longer available. If you don’t want to replace your kit, then a separate amp and speakers is a better way to go.

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