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Sony DAV-X1

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This may be a single –disc multi-format DVD amplifier and player but it also dense and is quite stylish in appearance because of its silver finish. It has two satellites and a subwoofer to be able to carry out its 2.1-channel audio surround feature. It also has a built in digital tuner that is able to get around 30 AM and FM stations. It too is able to convert standard DVD signals into High-Definition quality.

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It supports different sound modes such as Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II deco…

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This may be a single –disc multi-format DVD amplifier and player but it also dense and is quite stylish in appearance because of its silver finish. It has two satellites and a subwoofer to be able to carry out its 2.1-channel audio surround feature. It also has a built in digital tuner that is able to get around 30 AM and FM stations. It too is able to convert standard DVD signals into High-Definition quality.

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It supports different sound modes such as Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II decoding and DTS. It has an RCA composite audio input and has an optical and three coaxial audio inputs as well. It has one component video output as well as having an HDMI audio and video output. It may not have a headphone jack but it has a progressive scanner and an integrated amplifier that compensates for it. Sony’s DAV-X1 also has a video shield and has reflexes for bass.

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The Sony's DAV-X1 virtual-surround Dream System is a 2.1-channel surround HTIB system in an elegant design with tiny speakers, dual 6-inch subwoofer, HDMI output, plays SACDs, simple cable hookup including setup DVD. It also features additional new features, such as high-resolution upconversion via HDMI output. The DAV-X1's new S-Force Pro 2.1 Surround Sound technology uses an all-digital process to create a surround experience from its 2.1-channel satellite/subwoofer system thus making it sonically competitive with other models. The Sony DAV-X1 is the smallest Dream System merely 2 inches high by 15 inches wide by 11.6 inches deep. The aluminum receiver/DVD player's front panel has just a few buttons and a display which is easy to read. Its design is quite attractive. Its remote hides the not so used buttons under a sliding door so that only the main controls are exposed. Setting-up of the system is easy and simple. The main unit of the Sony DAV-X1 supports the A/V receiver and the disc player. It plays DVDs, audio CDs, and SACD discs as well as the standard variety of home-burned DVD-R/RWs, +R/RWs, CD-R/RWs, and MP3 CDs. The system supports standard Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS surround-decoding modes. The receiver's six-channel digital amplifier supplies 40 watts to each front speaker and another 20 watts to each of the subwoofer's two 6-inch woofers. The DAV-X1 lacks bass and treble controls, but you can adjust the subwoofer's level. The Sony DAV-X1 best part is its HDMI output, which allows scaling up to 720p or 1080i resolution when connected to HDMI-equipped HD TVs. It also has standard composite, S-Video, and component connections for connecting to other TVs. However, the Sony DAV-X1 doesn't have a headphone jack or any front-panel inputs. Sony's DAV-X1 virtual-surround Dream System comes with a full, all-encompassing sound for DVDs, but not so with CDs.

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