Summary: We purchased this and are quite disappointed in it. The speakers have good sound but we have tried to play several dvd disks in it that have minor scratches. We tried the same disk in some lower end blu ray players and it played just fine. This one it just freezes up and doesn't even try to skip past the scratch like other players I've used it just freezes and eventually shuts off the program...so you have to start the whole movie over.
Summary: No complaints. It was very simple to setup and had good sound quality. The only downside was I needed an optical cable for sound on the TV to pass thru the home theaters speakers. This was an issue with the TV and not the audio system.
Summary: A little over four years ago, I bought a Samsung system that was great at the time. And it was over twice the price of this Sony today. Unfortunately the Samsung system stopped playing blu-rays so it was time to replace it since so much of my library is blu-ray. For $200.00, this is a great little system. It has plenty of sound, plenty of features, and is easy to work with. I don't have a 3D television so don't know how well it does with 3D.
Summary: This system really was a steal for the 200 dollars I spent on it. Some people complained that the sound is not loud enough. That is a simple solution. You just need to turn up the volume for each speaker in the audio settings tab. I am not sure why they set the default at 0 on them but you can turn each individual speaker up to 5dB. Good luck and buy with confidence as this is a quality product from sony.