Summary: This looked like a great deal. It was the perfect size, looked great, and offered all the features we needed. Out of the box, the wiring was finicky, and there was a terrible frequency coming out of the speakers when turned on with the volume all the way down. This is the worst system I have ever owned. I regret selling my previous components in a yard sale because this looked like a great deal in the store. The first unit started skipping within the first week.
Summary: I bought this stereo for my work center over in Iraq and it works great! We have a very large shop that we work in to maintain aircraft. it is plenty loud enough for the entire building but it cant handle songs with a lot of bass. but besides that it works great for the price. i like the fact it has the aux in so that i cant plug in my ipod.
Summary: I bought this with the hope that it would fulfill my video needs in my bedroom. It has fullfilled that and works better than antisipated. There are a few gripes, like not saving the time when the power goes out (no battery, internal or external), which is frequent in Costa Rica. It is a pain, so I leave the clock off, otherwise, I would give it a great review. It plays all formats and quite well. The receiver works, but needs stronger antenna than what is provided.
Summary: By far, the worst AV system (in fact, equipment) I ever owned. I have 2 home theaters, but I bought this for my bedroom so I can listen to songs as I go to sleep, and wake up. The real selling point was the ability to play MP3 songs from DVD. I figured I could write on DVD and be done with it. I thought the DVD-Video was a bonus when I get a TV later for my bedroom. Well, it is about 6 months, and all I have is the "bonus".
Summary: excellent product for the money - i have had no problems and I actually bought anther one 1 week later. "update" - 2 months later the player skips on 1/2 of the cd's i play. The DVD plays perfect - i would still recommend this system. If you do burn your own cd's try burning them at 16x speed, that seems to eliminate skipping when I play cd's on this system.
Summary: Great looking system and it sounds great too. The DVD player doesn't work at all. Even with new DVD's they skip every 20 seconds. I loved the sound and the look, but I had to return it because of the DVD player. I would give the amp and speakers 5 stars and the DVD player 1 star.
Summary: I bought this system because it was almost the only bookshelf system I could find that actually fit on a bookshelf. I thought for $99 the sound would be just so-so at best, but it sounded OK in the store, so I took it home. Wow! At home I was blown away by the sound: clear, crisp vocals, full, rich bass. Seriously, it sounds almost as good as my $2000 main stereo system.