Summary: I've purchased a few of these, they're pretty much my go-to system (or were, when they were still in retail stores) for my HTPCs. When I bought my original system I think it was around $200, which was an average deal for what I'd consider an entry-level system.
Summary: Had this unit for 3 years before an accident destroyed it. For the money, It doesn't get much better. Most stereos now days are cheap with built in CD/DVD players and i wanted a more traditional receiver. Used it mostly for music playback. It fills a small/medium sized room with a lot of sound.
Summary: I bought this receiver as a display item from circuit city, the looks were okey and i didn't want to spend a lot of money on a receiver since it was suppoused to be used on a small open bedroom that i used as a media/ home theater room.
Summary: I purchased this for my husband for Christmas. It was easy to set up, is easy to use and we enjoy it. The sound quality is great. The volume would need to be loader if you installed this in a larger room. Our room is approximately 15x12.
Summary: If you are looking for a decent home theatre system without having to get a degree in audio engineering, this is the system to get. It's fine if you are looking for decent surround sound and are not exceptionally fussy. The sound is clean with good base from the sub woofer. You can't beat the price.
Summary: This home theater system works perfectly for me. I wasn't looking for anything too big, just something good enough to enhance my movies and games, and this gets the job done. It has a good amount of inputs to hook up to a number things, such as my PS3, tv, and DVD player.
Best amplifier system for home theatre experience in your average bedroom
Joseph D. Williams "hostile custidian", Amazon
7 September 2008
Summary: Sony does to home theatre systems like it does to its video game consoles, create a magic experience for the consumer. I been burned on other brands of TV ampiliers that were either cost more, been bargains, or just did not perform like it did in the stores.