Summary: The unit is working today in August 2010. No I don't depend on it to watch dvds, as I have another dvd player for watching videos. This was sort of a gift from someone. The DVD player was great when it decides to work.
Summary: Wish the negative reviews had been on Amazon when our family first purchased 2 of these systems. Even when the product works, it's painfully slow to change & read discs; now both our units have the developed the same problem others have reported, namely getting stuck on "STANDBY" instead of turning...
Everyone posting reviews is correct: this product is junk.
23 April 2006
Summary: I'm having the *exact* same problems everyone else is: mainly that the unit will not power off (just bliks "Standby" repeatedly) and I have 2 DVDs stuck in the machine that are unretrievable. It's been a little crappy since day one and has continued to go downhill ever since.
Listen to what people are saying - don't buy this unit - rethink Sony quality
Brian L Brocker, Amazon
17 December 2005
Summary: I've had a Sony DAV-FC7 for about 1 1/2 years. I knew when I bought it that there were a few bad reviews, but like anything, it's expected that not everyone will be happy with it and there will be a bad experience here or there. Plus it wasn't a top of the line device anyway.
Summary: i just got thism system dav-fc7. set up was easy but the store didnt tell what other cables i needed. easy to use but i have one problem. i didn't investihgate or was told by the store that thee remote commaner is not universal, so it will only run the system and the tv.
Summary: Set up was a breeze; the speaker cables are color coded and it took almost no time to get the system set up to hear a DVD. But, if one has poor eyesight or large fingers, the very small remote will irritate you. I have two SONY electronic items, and both have a larger remote than for this SONY.
Summary: This was a rebound system for me as I was burned with my previous one. After an easy set-up, the first thing that hit me was the amazing quality of the picture. I had read some good and bad reviews for this system, but nobody bothers to mention the picture.
Summary: Okay, we were so excited to get this new system. We hooked it up to our TV only to find out that the DVDs only play in Black and White with our TV. We were sent a multi system version and unless you have a multisystem TV then DVDs recorded in NTSC format (which is all US DVDs) only play in black and...
Summary: My wife and I picked this one out after looking and listening to a lot of comparables. The sound has a fullness and depth that I just didn't hear in any other compact home theater system under $500. Hookup took less time than I expected; however, you will need to purchase additional speaker wire...
Summary: I am giving up on this system. The CD changer takes too long to change discs, and the system crashed in one unit in 4 weeks- I exchanged it and it broke again after 2 weeks. Luckily I paid for an extended warranty that allows immediate exchange as well as replacement for dissatisfaction (Local...