Excerpt: Blu-ray home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems are still a rarity—there are currently only a few models available from Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. What’s more, they’re pricey. Sony’s BDV-IS1000 lists for $1,000, keeping it just outside the realm of most mainstream consumers. But the biggest hurdle, as we found out, is simply that they don’t always work.
Pros: Beautiful design and a small footprint; clear powerful subwoofer; supports HD audio formats and BD Profile 2.0; 2 HDMI inputs
Cons: Wireless rear speakers didn't work; adaptor required for certain types of external components
Excerpt: Many home theater systems have been devised over the years but very few are as impressive as the Sony BDVIS1000. This is without a doubt one of the very best Blu-ray home theater systems on the market and anyone looking to purchase a home entertainment center should seriously consider the Sony BDVIS1000. The picture quality of this Blu-Ray system is stunning.
A Blu Box from Sony: the BDV-IS1000 Home-Theatre System
30 September 2008
Excerpt: Blu-ray technology has yet to catch on to the extent that players can be found stacked in piles for bargain prices at Wal-Mart; but prices have descended to such a point that electronics manufacturers have begun offering home-theatre-in-a-box systems (HTIBs) featuring Blu-ray decks.