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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.