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 $300. This system is truely awesome, regardless of price. Sony hit a homerun with this unit, crystal clear sound, nice bumpin bass, super small speakers, they amaze my friends with comments like "theyre smaller than bose" and "wheres the sound coming from".
Summary: We'll get the bad out of the way first...You have all read already about the terrible location of the display screen. Heres a little note to sony, "What the hell were your designers thinking". I know in Japan space is limited, maybe there they are so close to the system you can see the screen. But here in America we usually will be sitting about 10' away from the unit.
Summary: This sony system is just what our living room needed. My wife and I were going for a minimalistic look. The fact that the micro speakers are sooooooo small allows you to place them anywhere to give the illusion that you dont have a surround sound system but when you turn it on there is no mistaking the power of this Sony !! The reciever/subwoofer/mid-range speaker unit is about the size of a full sized desktop computer tower.
Summary: Beautiful surround sound delivers awesome power. Small and modern looking. The setup is easy and has enough outputs and inputs to accomplish anything. It even has an iPod cradle. For the [$] price this thing is a steal!! The ONLY downside is that you have to purchase EZW-T100 and WAHT-SA10 for it to be wireless capable (which is for the 2 rear speakers only). But because the MRSP was [$] and so cheap, I can't complain about purchasing the 2 accessories.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Powerful
Summary: I was looking for an unexpensive, small 5.1 system for my 1 bedroom apartment. The main purpose would be to use with my PS3 system (gaming, watching movies, listening to my mp3s). I didn't want something really loud, but I needed multiple hdmi and digital inputs. All the all-in-one systems were mostly offering blue-ray or dvd player, which I didn't need.
Summary: I recently purchased this system, as well as the WAHT SA10 wireless rear hub and the EZW T100 transmitter, and I tell you small speakers or not, this sounds nice. I've had no problems with the rears being out of sync ( using wireless ) and this system pumps out a very clean sound for PS3 Blu Ray movie watching ( which is all I really use it for ).