Summary: Talking about throwing money in the trash. I have purchased Sony sound systems in the past, but this one takes the cake. With the volume wide open, you still can hardly hear it. If you want surround sound for your living room, this is not what you want.
Useless without remote, and I'm not the only one who received an unusable electronics item without such a small bit of technolog
Lisbeth West "Lisbeth West", Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: This unit is almost useless without a remote control. Friends have helped me set it up and I am quite knowledgeable about setting up sound and video systems. There is absolutely no way to use this DVD player without a remote control.
Save yourself the headache and spend a little more money to get something that will last you longer.
Adam Gwin, Amazon
9 August 2014
Summary: Had this unit for around 1 year. One night we were sitting in the den watching tv and heard a loud popping noise and some static. It was ok for a few more days then did it again and will not turn on. Further investigation revealed that 2 of the capacitors had blown off of the motherboard.
Summary: What a rip off. I suspect the system was defective because my HD Television (1/4 volume) is louder than this system at max volume. Only speaker that was somewhat loud was the center speaker. There was no booming, nothing. I will give it a five star for the DVD portion.
Summary: Worked fine until day 2 - then noticed rear surround sound speakers not working while all others were working just fine. Next day the rear surround sound speakers were working. Next day they did not. This went on for several days until one day the unit did not power up at all.
Summary: The system worked fine for the first month. We had no complaints. By the second month, the system would lock up occasionally, and we would need to restart the system. By the third month, the unit would lock up every 15 to 20 minutes, and is no longer usable.