Summary: So, I throw a lot of movie parties at my house, along with other social gatherings. I needed something that I could use for great sound in both situations, AND would look great. This system does NOT disappoint. It sounds amazing and if possible, looks even better.
Summary: I had issues with the wireless rear speakers when it would drop off intermittently. This was very frustrating. Part of the fix is to have a good shielded HDMI cable but the real fix is to improve the wireless connection.
Summary: Easy to install. At first, the remote back wireless box for rear speakers wouldn't work. Tech support said to turn off all wireless devices in the house so I unplugged the cordless phone, reset the box, and turned the phone back on.
Summary: I had the same problem with the wireless rear speakers on my system that others are describing; not pairing or working at all. After hours of troubleshooting and fruitless phone calls to Sony I found the problem. The HDMI output jack on the main unit is right next to wireless transceiver.
Summary: I rent my home, so I'm hesitant to go with a full blown home theater component system tailored to my viewing room, so I stick with HTIBs. The blu-ray HITB market is relatively sparse at the moment, so I shelled out more than I expected on this system. Luckily, it was well worth the money.
Summary: One issue is that if you are using the Component output, white flashes in your source will cause the Component output to drop out for about two seconds. Using the HDMI output does not seem to have this issue. Also can be expanded to 7.1 via an optional S-AIR receiver and your own speakers.
Summary: This system was beautifully packed and came with clear step by step instructions. Several hours of work later, everything was up and running perfectly. The auto-calibration microphone was amazing - within a minute it the surround sound was balanced, and I was popping in CDs to check out the sound.
Summary: This system is small but has very powerful bass. But be aware the hight of the speakers is only 22". So the speaker stands may need for placing under the front and rear surround speakers. Network update function is really good and easy.
Summary: There are a few things you should know about this system! Negatives: 1) Its not a UK spec system, it arrived with EU plugs but the seller had provided UK adaptors on the outer packaging. Never the less, it is Region 2 and there are no issues with playing UK discs.