Excerpt: There’s nothing more convenient than having someone else do all the work for you. When it comes to home cinema systems, this ‘someone else’ usually takes the form of a speaker auto-calibration system. Of course, some systems do it with varying degrees of success, and this Sony wasn’t quite up to scratch. But, a quick spot of tweakage brought things into line. This system produces a punchy and exciting sound.
Pros: Bold, exciting sound, crisp, well defined images, great online content
Cons: Speakers lack subtlety, sub struggles to integrate, no built-in wi-fi
Excerpt: For those looking for a one-stop home cinema solution, affordable all-in-one systems such as this will always appeal. And the new breed do much more than just squirt out Blu-ray pictures (including 3D) and 5.1 sound – this black plastic ensemble will stream your music, video and pictures from a networked PC, suck tunes from your iPod, and give you access to catch up TV content and movies-on-demand.