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. With that noted, I have been extremely satisfied with the audio performance of this unit.
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. We are very satisfied with this system and it will replace our bedroom system when we replace this in our living room with another system.
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. Well, I have to say that these speakers are amazing! They completely live up to the hype given, and really are a masterpiece of Sony engineering. Now, for the solid unfortunate truth...
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: Got this little one couple of days ago at a sony outlet. Size ofthe speakers, the way it looks is one of the main reason whihc made me to buy this one. Pros - Execellent sound quality - Easy to install - i have this with attched with my TV , and Playstation.So now i have all the audio coming from my surround system. - Easy to install on your walls too. Cons Not a piece for a huge party areas or some one who has a very very big room.
Summary: Not loud enough, but for 289 and sams club...how can you go wrong. Getting my ps3 hooked up through HDMI was a pain to figure out, had to use two HDMI ports on my TV. But all in all, a good purchase for the price.
A Nice Enhancement to the Bravia, Not for All Purpose Audio
R. Baker, Amazon
29 November 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. I would expect more from an "$800" audio system. The Pros: I like the system because it produces rich sound, syncs with the TV, has a small foot print and discrete speakers.
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. I finally decided to install it after reading the install instructions because it happened to work out perfect for our family room.
Excellent if you value looks and aren't an audiophile
Long Rifle, Amazon
13 July 2008
Summary: The system is sleek, the speakers don't stick out and dominate the room like many in many other systems. Despite their size, the sound is alright. My living room is approximately 4x6m, and the speakers fill the room with movie sounds. At low volume levels the dialogue is maybe too low, but as I said, the volume can be adjusted high enough to be loud enough and even too loud in my living room. Overall, I think these speakers are perfect for at least a 4x6m living room.
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.