Summary: The Sony RHT -G800 TV / Surround sound is a very nicely finished piece of furniture with built in speakers for what is claimed to be a 5.1 surround sound capable product. The product manual for setting this unit up is confusing and is not capable of integration with non Sony products. For example, if you are a Direct TV subscriber like me, you can forget enabling the unit to control the Direct TV HD Tuner.
Summary: I was very skeptical when I purchased this product from the internet without actually listening to the quality. I have never done that before. I have always bought high end audio equipment. I have a mid size master bedroom and no extra space for speakers. I came across this item searching for a TV stand for a new 40" LCD. It looked cool on the internet and seemed like a great concept. After receiving it, hooking it up (simple), and listening to it.
Summary: Like others, I bought this stand because I didn't want to have wires running all over my family room. Unlike others, I was in a position of buying a new stand along with the TV, PS3, and DVD player. All Sony's. Accordingly all of the components look great together. The stand is beautiful - but what I really like is the Sony 'control for HDMI' that switches the channels on the TV and stand automatically when I play a DVD, and switches them back when I turn the DVD player...
Great product.......... terrible delivery service.
M. Mack "bargain hunter", Amazon
19 May 2008
Summary: Purchased a Sony RHT-G800 Home Theater Stand,from Amazon, to accommadate the newly purchased Sony 46" TV. Very happy with the product, but the delivery of the merchandise was anything but professional. After setting up a delivery date and time, with the time frame being 11-3pm. After several phone calls to the delivery company, all initiated by us, as to the where abouts of our merchandise, and several excuses, the delivery truck arrived at our house at 8:20 pm that...
Summary: CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY ANYONE WOULD PUT A BAD NAME OUT ON THIS SYSTEM I, HAVE PLASMA T.V'S, BOSE SYSTEMS ETC. , BUT THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST PRODUCT I'VE PURCHASE AND A LONG LONG TIME............
Sony's Home Theater Stand is a great choice.........
J. Bachelier, Amazon
14 May 2008
Summary: if you do not have a large room or if you do not want to mess with rear speaker wires. The sound quality is good enough for my ears. I also have a Bose Accoustimass System down stairs in the game room. Yes there is a difference if watching a dvd movie, but for most normal TV viewing the Sony system works good. And the stand is very attractive.
Nice Stand, No On Screen Display - Be Ready to Stand Up Often
MC "MC", Amazon
24 December 2007
Summary: The stand sounds good. I have never had a surround sound system but this stand really is an improvement from the TV sound system. I have a Sony KDL-40W3000 attached. The stand is solid weighing in at about 125 pounds, not easy to move around. The settings and volume do not display on the screen, only on the stand itself which has a small display built into the top, only visible when standing over it. Overall I am very happy with the RHT-G800.
It did not work at all despite all efforts. 3mm noticeble gap on both ends of front panels. Sub-std finish as Sony product.
17 December 2007
Summary: I put Sony Bravia XBR4 46" TV on top of the RHT-G800 TV stand. Wired all correctly. But I could not turn on the RHT-G800. I checked its manual carefully, spent long time and tried all. But it did not turn on. Overall the TV stand looks just okay although at the front side it has about 3 mm noticeable gap at joints both ends. You may not probably expect it as a fine piece of furniture.