Summary: This is an amazing surround sound solution. I was sceptic at first but having this in place I couldn't believe how much Sony delivers on the promises. I had to carefully place the product according to the manual though for optimal performance, so you might want to check to see if this system can work for the space you want to cover and if you can actually place it according to specs.
Summary: I just got this recently and I love it. I can confirm that it pass through 1080p and not 1080i as mentioned by cnet review. Living in a small apartment, this unit is exactly what I am looking for. It looks great together with my new X series Bravia, it sounds great to my ears and the surround actually works. It is not actually that expensive if you are considering buying a good sturdy looking tv cabinet and a decent virtual surround set.
Pros: 1. Act as a receiver with 2 HDMI input 2. Pass through 1080p 3. Virtual surround actually works 4. Looks great
Cons: 1. Not as good as true surround 2. Not useful if you already have a tv stand 3. LCD display at the top instead of in front of the set, makes changing menu and viewing the display information cumbersome as you need to get out of the couch to look at the display. 4. Only comes with 1 optical cable with the set, no other cable provided.
Excerpt: I sistemi home theatre onestamente non mi sono mai piaciuti moltissimo. Nel senso che l'audio è meraviglioso e vedere un film con questi aggeggi è tutta un'altra cosa. Non mi sono mai piaciuti dal punto di vista estetico: ho visto quello dei miei amici ed ...