Summary: As noted in the other review, 1080i upscaling. The input "problem" is pretty easily fixed by running the inputs through your TV and then the output of the TV to the unit. It's not perfect, and it costs a lot more than it should, but it's not a bad solution for those who like all in one units.
Pros: Good sound and easy to setup. Speakers are tiny.
Summary: Short and sweet, I got this system free when I recently bought a sony 47" LCD tv I figured how good could this be free with a 2,000.00 tv? to my suprise it sounds great thought setup should be a little easier just have to read instructions close is it worth 7-800.00?
Summary: I too got this as a freebie from Best Buy with a Sony Bravia LCD46". When the deal was going on I listened in the store and I thought..ehh, ok, its free. I even thought about selling it on ebay, as they go for around $450 there.
A Nice Enhancement to the Bravia, Not for All Purpose Audio
R. Baker, Amazon
13 July 2008
Summary: I got this system free with the purchase of a Bravia 46" TV, and it is worth every penny of it. I wasn't planning to buy the TV when I did, but the "free" sound system was a good inducement. I am generally happy with it and with the TV, but it does not have inputs for my legacy audio components.
Summary: Great upper mid level, out of the box system, for the novice audiophile. Fairly simple set up which would be even easier provided you pair with a Sony Bravia t.v. The tiny satellite speakers are decieving considering the amount of sound they produce.
Summary: I purchased this system (actually, two of them) about three years ago for the sole purpose of harvesting the speakers to use with my Sony DA5300ES A/V receiver. At the time, I was running limited space in my room, and wanted high impact speakers that wouldn't take a lot of space.
Summary: This is a great little surround sound system when you cannot conceal speakers in your walls or ceiling and you don't want to see big speakers around your room. The sound is extremely good especially given the size of the satellite speakers. For these reasons it fits our purpose.
Summary: .. the only drawback to this unit that I have found after 2 years of ownership is that the DVD portion of the unit tends to die quickly. I was smart when I got it and took the 5 year warranty offered at the local Sony Outlet store, so I just need to make time to get it repaired.
Summary: This product was easy to install and set up. When a DVD is loaded, it immediately goes to the HDMI site and plays. The picture is near perfect, like HD or Blue Ray. The only problem is the volume, which could be much higher. All in all, it is very good.