Summary: such poor sound from such a reputable brand, and the reviews made this out to be a quality sound producing system but it is not, poor quiet tinny sound with extremely little bass. the volume must be turned nearly all the way up to understand the quiet voices in a movie. avoid buying at all cost, I got mine at a discount for £300 but even at that not worth it. for good sound I would only recommend individual stand alone speakers and amp.
Summary: easy to install the sounds are excellent easy to operate I would recommend this system to anyone who requires a surround sound I would also recommend the seller Sotel for an excellent service.
Summary: Very disapointed good sound and picture but no deep bass,I don't wats happening to sony most of there products are full of gadgets but less bass especially home cinema system,I think next time I ll try to get a bose
Wish I'd got this earlier! - but see added note re software update
29 December 2013
Summary: First off, another exemplary delivery from Amazon - why does anyone pay for fast delivery when that's often what you get anyway? This arrived in its own Sony box without any extra "carrier protection" packaging but all was well on arrival. If you want to see what the box contains there's a You Tube vid showing the various bits. It made the speakers look bigger than they proved to be. They're about ten inches tall, about four wide. And they sound pretty good.
Summary: The 1st one sent out broke after a week, the picture juddered!! Amazon were great and sent a replacement. So far so good, sound and picture great. Will be even better when I get a new monster 3d television!! But don't tell the wife!!! Only one niggle, I have it in a entertainment unit and was tricky to get the DVD player in and can't see the slot at the side, but I'll live! Great value for money with big noise and mint picture! Go on buy it!!!
Summary: Likes - Sound quality - Nice features - Sony's quality Dislikes: - Too many wires - When you use iPod doc it freezes the access of it, we cannot access iPod directly rather we have to use the main unit's remote always and songs are played in alphabetical order rather it will not resume from where it stopped, this is bit frustrating
Summary: You'd be forgiven for thinking the black plastic satellites were portable ipod speakers, but I suppose black plastic is not uncommon in a modern living room and fits in quite well for most. The subwoofer openings are positioned directly under the unit, aiming its rumblings directly at our neighbours below. Lucky for them, it hardly produces any. There's a fine line between a crisp, clear and clean sound, and a weak, tinny one.
A generally good cinema system but some design flaws
Sandra Vale "sandravale", Amazon
26 September 2013
Summary: My old denon av500 went bang and I was forced into a quick purchase of a replacement. What HiFi recommendations have not failed me so far so I purchased the Sony BNV-N590. Firstly the good. The sound is pretty OK for an all in one cinema system and the picture from even ordinary DVDs is fabulous. It found my Logitech squeezebox and streamed music perfectly. Unlike the Denon, the setup is easy and idiot proof.
Summary: Quality is good enough but I did not appreciate how large the main unit was until I received it. Further space is then needed due to the side loading of the disc on the top of the machine. The space needed in the TV unit is considerable. My fault I should have checked this first! Device is quite noisy.