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: Bought a Bose, and the dvd player would not play half of my dvd's. Plus got to hot I thought they would melt. I returned it and bought the Sony and have been most happy with the sound. As good as Bose and works much better.
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.