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Sony DAV-HDX500

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The Sony DAV-HDX500 Bravia Theater system has a 5.1 ch speaker system. This system uses Dolby ProLogic and Dolby ProLogic II format to execute movie theater type sound at home.

This system includes a 5-disc DVD/CD changer. Another feature is the Digital Media Port (DMP) which allows the user to connect portable digital media accessories for audio and video capabilities. Two of the optional DMP accessories are the WiFi client and the iPod docking station. This system is also HDMI capable, so the video …

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The Sony DAV-HDX500 Bravia Theater system has a 5.1 ch speaker system. This system uses Dolby ProLogic and Dolby ProLogic II format to execute movie theater type sound at home.

This system includes a 5-disc DVD/CD changer. Another feature is the Digital Media Port (DMP) which allows the user to connect portable digital media accessories for audio and video capabilities. Two of the optional DMP accessories are the WiFi client and the iPod docking station. This system is also HDMI capable, so the video will be true to life.

The design of this system is more traditional with a contemporary edge. With two tallboy speakers and two satellite speakers, the resulting sound is thorough and complete. The main component is sleek and simple. The silver and black design will coordinate with most décor.

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The Sony DAV-HDX500 features a 5-DVD/CD changer that upscales standard 480p DVDs to 1080i resolution but it requires a compatible television. This complete home theater system packs plenty of power for movies, music and more. The 5-disc DVD player supports CD, DVD, MP3 and JPEG formats and the included Apple iPod dock. Apart from being able to play from a wide range of music sources, the DAV-DX500 boasts automatic calibration that delivers optimal sound from speakers, no matter where they are placed. The 5 speakers and subwoofer surround sound system is easy to setup since there is only 1 input and 1 output set. For example, the Digital Coax Input and Optical Input are the same Input Group the other audio input is actually just for connecting to a TV audio output so the TV sound plays through this instead of its own speakers. The single output goes back into a TV input in order to use the DVD player. The color coded system on speakers and wires make setup a child’s play. The speakers are very sleek and modern looking and will sure liven up any living room. The 5-disc Sony DAV-HDX500 loads pretty fast and seems to be quite alright. It can read CDs, DVD+/-R, DVD-RWs. The unit has a Digital Media Port (DMP) that allows connection to adapters to relate to other types of equipment like Sony stuff, Bluetooth devices, and most iPods. The Sony DAV-HDX500 sound is pretty good even though there is no tone or equalizer. The remote control is also great and well designed. The Am and Fm radio reception is good. The Sony DAV-HDX500 is ideal for someone who wants a great home theatre without spending thousands on various speakers, a receiver, and components. The sounds are fantastic and is very easy to use .

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