Summary: I have a difficult time understanding how anyone could rate this system anything but 4 or 5 stars. Seriously, if they did they must have gotten a lemon. I received this system a couple of weeks ago and waited to set it up till we moved into our new home which we did this morning. My entertainment center was delivered and assembled today so I got it all put together a few hours ago. I have a Mitsubishi WD-60C8 60" DLP. The setup was a piece of cake.
Summary: Speakers look like toys and when you first look at them you will definitely think over and over if you have done the right thing. We live in a town house(row house) so can't put in a real heavy sounding giant. Picked this and it is the perfect fit for my house. I am not really an expert at analyzing sounds from these equipment but to me this one sounds great. My neighbor has a Bose system which he paid $2700 and this was 1/10th the cost (~ approximately).
Summary: Overall, very pleased with the results I've received from such tiny size product; however, it turns into a powerful "phenomenon" the minute I press that power button on my remote. I have it hooked to a Sharp 42" 1080P and PS3. FYI- I am an electronic geek (started off as a DJ, now a guitarist/base player, have recorded albums in various studios in NYC, etc); and all I can say is that this is the 2nd best electronic investment I've ever made.
Summary: The small speakers give out pleanty of great sound for a modest (12 X 16) open concept family room. The clarity of sound output for network programs (i.e. CSI) broadcast in 5.1 adds clear dimention to the experience. When watching sports in "sports" mode, the crowd is in the background, literally (from the rear surround sound speakers).
Summary: Got this system from J&R for sub $300. This system is truely awesome, regardless of price. Sony hit a homerun with this unit, crystal clear sound, nice bumpin bass, super small speakers, they amaze my friends with comments like "theyre smaller than bose" and "wheres the sound coming from".
Summary: We'll get the bad out of the way first...You have all read already about the terrible location of the display screen. Heres a little note to sony, "What the hell were your designers thinking". I know in Japan space is limited, maybe there they are so close to the system you can see the screen. But here in America we usually will be sitting about 10' away from the unit.
Summary: This sony system is just what our living room needed. My wife and I were going for a minimalistic look. The fact that the micro speakers are sooooooo small allows you to place them anywhere to give the illusion that you dont have a surround sound system but when you turn it on there is no mistaking the power of this Sony !! The reciever/subwoofer/mid-range speaker unit is about the size of a full sized desktop computer tower.
Summary: I've been back and forth about home theater systems for the last month or so and I finally came across this bad boy at frys for 549 promo sale and got it after hearing it at best buy and all I can say is WOW if your considering this system dont be afraid to pull the trigger on it. The system feels my room full of sound just like the movies. I'm glad I did a little research and went for this with all the connectivity it offers you cant go wrong.
Summary: Amazing. Easy to install and program. Our family room is 22' x 17', and open and it more than than enough theater system for our Bravia ____BR6. The small golf ball size speakers were easy to install and the base unit was easy to program. It fits our room and our budget abd provides quality sound.