Reviews, reviews, reviews...

7.4 out of 10

Harman Kardon BDS 800

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon BDS 800

Showing 1-9 of 9
Overall 6

Harman Kardon BDS800 review

16 October 2011
  • Summary: Is this upmarket all-in-one home cinema system more of a style icon than trendsetter?
  • Read full review
Overall 8

Harman-Kardon BDS 800

What Hi-Fi?
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: If you’re after an all-in-one system complete with Blu-ray that looks and sounds the part – and don’t mind paying for it – then Harman Kardon hopes the BDS 800 is what you’ll have in mind. We’re happy to tick the box marked stylish; the four nicely turned-out satellites, compact subwoofer and sleek, minimally designed Blu-ray receiver unit make for a smart package fit for any 21st-century pad.
  • Pros: Stylish, compact, solid build, decent spec, sounds clean, clear and crisp, impressive scale
  • Cons: No 3D, no HDMI inputs, lacks a little control and clarity when pushed
  • Read full review

Harman/Kardon BDS800

TechRadar UK
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The Harman group cuts quite a dash. With such brands as Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson on the books, it knows its way around the higher end of the home entertainment market. But equally, it's not a brand that's synonymous with innovation.
  • Read full review
Overall 7

Harman Kardon BDS 800 review

Pocket Lint
23 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The Home Theatre in a Box (HTIB) business is dominated by brands that build systems to a price, loading them to overflowing with the latest digital doodads. There is, though, a less frenetic high-end to this market, where simple sophistication is valued. It is into this space that Harman Kardon has pitched the BDS 800, a high-end all-in-one 5.1 Blu-ray entertainment package.
  • Pros: Eye-catching design and build quality, ease of use, refined sound quality that favours the mid-range, USB media playback support
  • Cons: Not massively dynamic, despite the armoured build, the unit is rather noisy in operation, no 1080/24 video output, no network streaming or ‘net radio, does not offer auto speaker calibration
  • Read full review
Overall 8

Harman Kardon BDS 800

Trusted Reviews
4 March 2011
  • Summary: An ultra-stylish Blu-ray system-in-a-box that's light on features but delivers knockout AV performance.
  • Pros: Stylish design and excellent build quality, Superb picture and sound performance, Easy to install and use
  • Cons: Light on features, A little brash with music, No HDMI inputs
  • Read full review

Expert Review

Hi-Fi i Muzyka
4 July 2013
  • Summary: Pisząc, że BDS 800 jest wszechstronnym zestawem, który z powodzeniem zastąpi pozostałe urządzenia w naszym domu, Harman przesadza. Ale jeśli potraktujemy go jak system typowo kinowy, pokaże wiele zalet. Nie wymaga żmudnego ustawiania; wystarczy podłączyć głośniki, a potem już tylko puszczać kolejne płyty z filmami i koncertami.
  • Read full review Translate to English

Harman/Kardon BDS 800

Bild och Ljud
25 March 2011
Overall 7
Ease of use 7
Sound quality 8
Picture quality 8
Overall quality 8
Functionality 5

Gode lydopplevelser

Lyd & Bilde
11 March 2011
Overall 8

BDS 800

15 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Platz für ein Heimkino ist selbst in der kleinsten Hütte, wie die kompakte und hochwertige Blu-ray-Komplettanlage von Harman zeigt.
  • Read full review Translate to English