Summary: I was going to wait a bit longer but since there's only one more review so far, here is my first quick and dirty shot at Sony DAV-IS50/B system (look for updates as time passes by): Considering my enthusiasm for HD video and surround sound and lack thereof for extra low and loud thumps, I decided to replace my Logitech THX Z-2300 2.1 speakers and go for a 5.1 surround sound home theater system that can fit my small condominium and similar budget.
Summary: After plenty of research and having spent some time playing with this system when it was for sale at a local SAMS Club, I fell in love with the small form factor of the speakers! To me, it was like a BOSE system but without the hefty price and included some additional features such as a dock for my iPhone and up-converting DVD player. I have a unique family room setup where I planned to install this system. My flat panel LCD TV hangs above my fireplace.
Summary: WHEN WE RECEIVED THIS SONY HOME THEATER SYSTEM, WE SOON FOUND OUT THAT IT WASN'T "WIRELESS," AS THE PRODUCT HAD BEEN ADVERTISED. THE REAR "SURROUND SOUND" SPEAKERS NEEDED "WIRES." I TRIED TO CONTACT SUPERIOR SALES VIA EMAIL, ASKING THEM IF THEY KNEW OF ANY PRODUCT I COULD BUY THAT WOULD ENABLE THE "WIRELESS" REAR SPEAKERS, BUT THEY HAVEN'T SHOWN ME THE COMMON COURTESY OF A RESPONSE.
Summary: The Sony DAV-IS50 has been mine now for a few weeks and it just keeps amazing me how much quality (and quantity!) sound it is able to produce from such small satellite speakers and how much functionality and easy of use the small unit offers. Thanks to the wireless rear speakers, I had no worries about cables running through my room. The subwoofer is huge and it took a bit of trial and error to find a spot for it where it wasn't a nuisance.