Summary: I heard this system at a local store. Ohh my god what an earth is Sony thinking??? Absolute rubbish!!! Pretty much the worst sound I've ever heard in a sub/ sat system (and I've heard a lot!) Pretty sad that Sony is selling this. They are good at so many other things. That being said it might actually be a good system if you live in a closet.
Summary: UPDATE: 8/29/10 It's now broken. Just 3 years into owning this system. It display's the message: "Protector - Push Power". After looking in the manual and attempting the fixes indicated there (check speaker cables and vents, neither of which appeared to have a problem)and contacting tech support, who indicated to unplug the system for 30 mins. It is still not working. I am quite dissapointed, as this was not an inexpensive system.