Summary: I picked this up at a garage sale for $15. What can I say, I am more than happy with it, I'm blown away by it! For a unit that was made in 1998 I can't believe how new it feels. The sound, the hardware, and the user interface are all top notch.
Summary: I bought this product because we turned one of the rooms in our house into a movie room and the home theater system would make a great sound system for it. I like the power the system has, it really puts out a lot of sound.
Summary: This unit was good for the time, but you can get much more for your money by breaking out components. It has good reliability. The only work I have had done on it was with the laser a year ago. This would be good for a bedroom but not as a main system.
Pros: Unit is all in one and has become dated. Not very expandable
Cons: Unit is all in one and has become dated. Not very expandable
Summary: I purchased this item over 7 years ago but never really used it until very recently. The Sony DVD player has always been the issue, since it doesn't play many file formats such as .avi. Nevertheless, now I have the system wired directly to my T.V. so I can hear 5.1 Surround from the T.V.
Summary: I bought this system or one just like almost ten years ago and still works great. I plan to buy a new system in the next few years and keep this one in the bed room as an extra one. The only thing I can say bad about this system is after 10 years the remote is wearing out.
Summary: I felt that I got an excellent product package (DVD player with surround sound) for a good price. I have greatly enjoyed the quality of picture and sound. Once you've watched/listened to a sci-fi movie with DVD and surround sound, you'll never want to go back.
Pros: speaker wires (wish they had wireless speakers!)
Cons: speaker wires (wish they had wireless speakers!)
Summary: The system has a very clean sound , but does lack power. The DAVS 500 offers 40 watts to all and 80 to sub. For the price ,it outshines the competition. There is a out for the woofer if you choose to replace the sub, sony does not recommend changing any components.