Summary: I was reluctant about this purchase but I am glad I've made the decision. This unit is AWESOME, easy to assemble without all the fuss and it sounds REAL good. I just ordered the HDMI cable. Didn't think of it at first. This system is Highly recommended.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Setup, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Summary: Get it for $500 and it's a great buy. Does a nice job for a bedroom set-up. Decent surround and bass. Makes TV shows have better sound (especially from a digital cable box) and holds 5 DVD's for couch potatoes. HDMI to the TV with 1080i upgrade. Small speakers mount easily. AM/FM not too hot unless you have a very long antenna wire. Not as good as your home theatre set-up but good for the second room.
Summary: I decided on this system while comparing it to the Bose 321 based on many reviews I read in various places on the web. I'm using it in a home with high ceilings and wide open space, but find the sound satisfactory with one exception. Interestingly, when I watch tv and have the sound coming thru the unit the volume is louder than when playing dvd's in the unit. I have to turn the volume ALL the way up for it to be loud enough to enjoy the full effect on discs.
Summary: I looked at the 2.1 (two speaker, 1 subwoofer) home theatre in a box (HTIB) options extensively. The DAV-X1V is a decent option and a strong upgrade from the previous DAV-X1 product which remains available. The build quality is excellent and the tabletop speakers are solid and compact. It provides a very decent sound with some nice bass. The DVD player works well and puts out a good picture and sound and the integrated AM/FM radio work well.
Summary: Before purchasing this system I read a lot of reviews especially at Amazon. So after consideration and investigation I decided this was the purchase for me. Once hooked up I realized that this system really did not perform exactly like I thought it would. I realized that this was not your typical surround system; however I did think I would get a little surround sound, but so far that hasn't been the case.
Summary: This is fake surround sound...it sort of works, but if you think it is anything like the real thing, well....think again. It isn't. If you just can't get a real surround system set up due to room configuration, this is probably the next best thing. Just don't get you hopes up too much. I was a little disppointed at all the cables I had to hook up to get the TV, VCR, iPod and the unit itself hooked up and in sync.
Excerpt: E' l' era del preconfezionato, del pacchetto (pacco...) tutto incluso, del chiav..i (...ata) in mano. Qualcuno, anzi molti restano a bocca aperta quandosentono un po' di bassi avvolgenti che escono dal solito subwoofer plasticone. Questo Sony è tutto calato dall' alto, tutto sigillato, tutto sotto chiave. Difficile usare separatamente lesue componenti, difficili le regolazioni (ci vuole un programmatore), manca una regolazione autonoma dei toni...
Excerpt: A mi en general, no me gustaban mucho este tipo de aparatos, pero tras verlos en persona, me quedé verdaderamente impresionado con su potencial. En esta opinión, os voy a hablar del Sony DAV-X1V. En concreto, este es uno de los más caros, pero claro, al ser uno de los mas caros, incorpora muchas novedades y es algo mejor, que otros que conzco.