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: If your goal is to get good sound for your home theater without dropping big bucks, take a look at this unit. Granted, a subwoofer of this size with only 50 watts cannot compete with a big system, but if you want deep bass, be prepared to pay a whole lot more. It sounded to me like this system put out a decent level and taughtness of bass down to about 50 Hz and could play fairly dynamically up to 90 or 95 dB.
Summary: As I said in the title "THIS SYSTEM ROCKS".If your room is small go with this Sony. I looked at the Kenwood, to big for my room. Now you can watch your dvds to there fullest (audio wise)when you insert a dvd that has the DTS AUDIO FUNCTION you feel like your right in the movie. Before you start watching a movie and you have this system check out the audio menu and see if there is a DTS AUDIO TRACK and if there is USE IT DON'T ABUSE.