Summary: It has great surround seperation on the speakers using a LCD tv with satellite tv, with the system plugged directly into the tv and the tv's surround turned on. It makes basic tv viewing have cinema sound!
Summary: I bought it on the labor day sale at [...] for a neat discount. Used it for 2 weeks and then packed it and its in storage right now. Replaced it with Onkyo S5100. Wanted to send it back after 3 days, got a RMA too but then planned to gift it to my parents with 5 speakers from other company because my parents are not audiophiles at all. Features I Loved: I loved the subwoofer. Compact but very nice and punchy bass, looks good too.
Tom Armstrong "Why are you making your mistak..., Amazon
15 January 2009
Summary: Read the description and it sounded great to have wireless audio in separate rooms from one source. As this system was intended to install directly with new Sony TV, systems compatibility wasn't questioned. TV couldn't be delivered - out of stock - and was 'upgraded' to ~better Samsung model. System sounds great, but all these speakers are 'hard wired' to source.
Summary: Installed this yesterday w/a new Sony Bravia 46" LCD TV. The TV and the receiver interface pretty well...out of the box they can "talk" to each other if connected via HDMI and optical out from the TV to the receiver, and the changing inputs on the TV will make appropriate changes to the audio output selected. There is an option to tell the Sony TV remote which AV/Receiver you are using, so that it can do double duty.
Summary: Sound is GREAT through Audio-Tech headphones, but the rear surround speakers produce little sound, almost imperceptible in most situations, and there is NO CONTROL to bring up the volume and balance the sound to my ear from the different speakers like my old Panasonic had. Spending the $50 more to get capability for surround wireless in the future is a rip off. I recommend just get the plain wired, or pay the extra for the surround speaker in the wireless.