Summary: I LOOKED AT SYSTEMS FOR A WHILE. I HAVE A PIONEER IN MY LIVING ROOM AND A SONY 5.1 IN MY BEDROOM. BUT I WANTED TO SCALE BACK. SO I REPLACE THE SONY WITH THE DAV-X1. THE SOUND IS REALLY GOOD FOR WHAT IT IS. $1000.00 IS NOT CHEAP THOUGH!
Summary: I spend a lot of different system but I could not belive it that a tini unit can be a great ever. The sound is clear, amazing, and power. It is great for a condo, simple and neat. It's also for great Karoke as well. I bought 3 units one in amazon and 2 in ebay as a gift. Most my friends aggree with me about this Sony DAV-X1 Home Theater System. It is hard to find this system right now. IT IS HOT!!!
Summary: Decent surround sound. Good for average apartment / living room. Has only 3 speakers (2 sattelite and 1 subwoofer) which makes it easy to set up with no extra wires to hide or worry about. It has no headphone jack (doesn't matter to me). Read time for DVDs is a little slow but acceptable. Standard DVD.. not Blue Ray. They advertise this for $999. I paid $217. I would pay $325 and consider it a good deal. Anything more and you should get Blue Ray.
Summary: I was in the neighborhood for a surround sound system and let's just say I definitely did my "homework". From Consumer Reports, to Ebay reviews, even a few Cnet.com evaluation's as well. I've always been a fan of the Bose systems but after learning that they have a unreliable maintenance history, I wasn't willing to spend that much for a system that would most likely have some kind of issue down the road.
Summary: This virtual surround sound is perfect for small rooms and for those not interested in rear speakers. The quality is amazing and in smaller rooms it is impossible to tell the difference virtual and real sounds. I also have a bose virtual surround sound that costs around $1000 and I honestly can't tell any difference other than the writing on the front. Awesome sound, compact, simple setup, stylish that is all I have to say.
Summary: My wife and I decided it was time to upgrade to a 50 inch plasma and get a new theater sound system. Prior to the Sony system we had a 6 speaker Pioneer system purchased for $450 back in 2002. We were able to get the Sony system at Best Buy for $425. I wanted a smaller system with good sound because setting up a larger 6 speaker system and hiding wires was a real hassle. The Sony is very easy to setup unlike many larger systems.
Summary: I bought this system due to the fact that our surround sound system prior was dying off. During the installation I was highly please with the simplicity of only having to run one cable for all the speakers. I was also pleased with the amount of support for auxilary inputs and ouputs the system has. The big factor being HDMI. I am running this system to my Sony Bravia LCD and The movies come out absolutely beautiful. Clear, fast and full of color.