Extremely dissappointed, going back to something other than Sony
R. Burdiez "RB", Amazon
11 February 2013
Summary: I purchased this item in Dec 2011 (not from Amazon). In April 2012 it started to blue screen and the error message on the sony box states to "Reset Power Surge" whenever I play a DVD or try to watch Netflix. I changed the power surge, I connected directly to outlet, I have checked and re-checked the wiring - nothing worked. I finally had a chance to call Sony to ask about this issue, they tried to help me, but nothing we did worked.
Summary: Obviously for the budget price of this system you won't get $1-2K sound compared to separate component speakers and receiver/amp, but for a compact all-in-one system this is well designed for folks looking for something simple for TV/satellite/cable + Blu-ray/DVD + one other source (maybe a game system). Interface is easy to use and setup. The inputs are minimal, but sufficient for the basic use.
Summary: Had it for 16 months and had nothing but trouble with it. It is a nightmare to set up in the first place but you have to keep going though the process everytime you turn on the home theater, like the speakers have to be set each time and even then you may get no sound. The inputs constantly change and the sound drops out and you have to go back through the menu and try another setting even though you just used that same setting!
Summary: GREAT VALUE. Definately no the best system out there, but i diddnt want to spend $1000. Sound is clear and crisp. Bass is good at loud volumes. Takes a little time to warm up, but not a big deal (I could change that setting if i wanted to). Easy to set up, just follow the instructions on the screen. The appearance of the unit is also very nice. Looks much more expensive than it was. I would definately reccommend this unit for your average TV/Music person.
Disappointed and Annoyed - Boot time lag and other issues. 2.5 Stars
6 April 2011
Summary: I bought this from Costco a few months ago mainly for the Live Streaming and Netflix features but immediately started noticing little details that eventually led me to despise this system. I've devised a Pro/Con list to break it down: PROS - - The system looks great. - When volume is maxed out it's a LOUD system with great BASS. - Upgraded from the previous 5.1 System Sony had without the Broadband connection, Netflix and other online features are great to have.
Summary: One feature of this unit that no one even mentions is that it plays multi-channel (5 discrete channels plus subwoofer) Super Audio CD's (SACD) - this is a disc format introduced about 10 years ago that never caught on with the general public, but is in high demand with the Audiophile community. When played on a system like this, with multi-channel speakers, it's like being in the recording studio or concert hall.
Summary: LIKES: It plays Blu-ray DVD's, and it has wireless access to streaming movies and music. DISLIKES: The dialogue in movies is hard to hear. It takes forever to get netflix to stream. The remote is unusable. The system takes an inordinate amount of time to boot up.