Summary: we bought this system 3 or so years ago and had it professionally installed. sound is fine for our smallish living room, and even sounds amazing when playing DVDs with true surround sound - like a movie theater. but it is difficult to program for different attributes (sound type, "night sound" off or on, and myriad other functions i have yet to figure out). the buttons and their descriptions are tiny and often extremely unclear as to their purpose.
Summary: The picture and sound quality of this product is over-all very good. My unit was purchased primarily for viewing DVD's in a theater type atmosphere, surrounded by sound, at least from those DVD's which provide true surround sound. However, a problem with the laser reader has turned my "Dreamtheater" into "Nightmare theater". To expand on the comments contained in the review by Michael Morgan, the system has trouble with certain DVD's.
Summary: I got this system thinking that the quality would be very good to excellent. I was extremely disappointed and returned the item to Amazon.com within a month of my purchase. The CD's/DVD's take forever for them to play and the machine doesn't indicate when you stick a disc in and when you wait. There is no carousel for the 5 discs so you have no idea which CD is in which slot at the time. The sound quality is only average.
Summary: Only seven out of the ten movies I have attempted to watch would play in the DAV-FR8 dream system. The three movies that would not play, however, do play in my $30 DVD player on my computer. The laser system in the DAV-FR8 seems to be finicky. This is a big problem if you rent movies. When renting movies for this system, make sure the DVDs look perfect before you leave the store. Other drawbacks include: 1. Very thin speaker wire.
Summary: ...pues yo ya lo tengo en el salon de mi casita y la verdad es que para disfrutar del cine es muy buen equipo, pero como reproductor de musica no me satisface mucho...seguramente debido a que soy muy exigente a la hora de escuchar una cancion... sobre todo si se trata de Queen o de Pink Floyd. pero estoy contento y os lo recomiendo sobre todo si quereis alucinar con su sonido al ver una pelicula.
Summary: da anni sognavo di montare un'apparecchiatura del genere nel mio salotto e finalmente ce l'ho fatta!!ho portato a termine un progetto che elaboravo da molto con pochissimo sforzo sia fisico che soprattutto economico!!!quando lo portai a casa non vedevo l'ora di vederlo montato,di vedere quelle quattro piccole ma potentissime casse circondare la mia stanza affisse sulle pareti circostanti...e cosi...via!!!si parte!!!