Summary: The sound produced by this system is awesome, but that's where the accolades end with the DAV-FR1. If you attempt to load more than one disk into the player all will jam resulting in an expensive service call. I have owned this unit for four years and this has happened to me twice. The remote is totally worthless and broke one month after purchase. Sony has set this up so that no universal or other remote can be programmed to work the unit.
Summary: Pros: -Easy set-up -Great sound -Comes with free ice cream. Cons: -The 5-disc changer is inconvenient. I don't even use it as a changer. You have to wait for the carrousel to spin inside, but there's no indication of when to insert the DVD. -I hooked it up to my HDTV with component cables, but still had poor quality picture. This DVD Player may be great for regular TV's, but I don't recommend it for HDTV.
Summary: I first want to say, I love dealing with amazon, their customer service is excellent, and I have always loved Sony products. This surround system does not work well. The sound is absolutely great if you can get the main unit dvd player to function. I've had it hooked up for three weeks and have had several problems.
Summary: The Sony DAV FR1 looks and sounds great, but it does not exactly set the standard for cutting edge technology for home theatre systems. It comes with the 5 speakers and 1 woofer and the 5 disc DVD player. Speakers: They are 100 watts each. Powerful.. very powerful. I have a huge living room and the speakers filled the room with sound. But there are 2 aspects which bother me, viz.
Summary: Not too long ago Sony had only one Dream System, and it was more than enough power for around 450-bucks. Then, I think they realized they were giving away too much for too little. I bought two of them, and they are almost as powerful as the bigger Dream System available nowadays. After listening to this one in the store, I was horrified at the lack of depth and tinny sound coming out of this piece of crap. It is an abomination compared to the last version.
Summary: SOUND The sound from this Home Theater System is surprisingly rich. Preset equalizer settings for everything from Sci-Fi movies to video games match up well, and the Dolby 5.1 surround settings are quite balanced. All in all, an excellent audio experience, and with plenty of settings to allow you to program each speaker for the exact placement and distance from your central seating area.
Summary: I bought the DAV-FR1 several months ago. The good: It comes with just about everything you need (except mounting brackets for the speakers), and was pretty easy to hook up. I'd rate the sound at 7 of 10 (I'm not even comparing it to $1000+ systems). It packs a lot of function into a small unit. the 5-disk changer plays mp3s and jpeg disks too. The bad: It may have 100w/ch, but that's into 4ohm speakers.