Summary: I was skeptical of this unit when I saw it's price, and thought "pfft! 30w per speaker, weak" This unit is really powerful and amazing quality sound. In setup, you can even set up the individual output volume of all of the speakers (which the poster who commented about weak rear speakers probably didn't know). I have not experienced any of the issues anyone else has, it is a great unit, I just wish it had an RCA out for the audio as well.
Summary: System worked great the first 12 months...then as others have stated..I started to have problems with the system reading CDs and DVDs. You could hear the system grinding trying to read the disc. Then the real problem started...my system will no longer play DVDs...but it will still read CDs. I would recommend not purchasing this system based upon this problem also being reported by others. This is an honest review of my experience.
Summary: Call me old fashioned but I feel like an electronics product should work well until you drop it. This dvd-surround sound speakers worked great for awhile. One annoyance was that it wasn't compatible with our cable remote. Anyways, after about 9 months the thing stopped playing cds or dvds. No matter what you put in it says "No Disc". I had a "fix" where I'd take the top off and manually spin the cd when the tray was first closed to kickstart it into reading it.
Summary: Super easy to set up, on screen set up was wonderful. Took only a few minutes to set up, and picture and sound were good.. until about 30 mins into playiung the disk something in the unit "popped" and then: no sound. Had a lot of fun taking it apart and returning it.
Summary: Got it at Circuit City for $120! Lots of bang for the buck. Plays almost all types of DVD and CD out there. So it's got only one audio input (and RCA at that), the 200w is more than enough for a medium size room.
Disk squeaks on playing; low volume in the rear speakers
V MULLA "VMULLA", Amazon
2 December 2004
Summary: I bought this system 2 days ago and I was expecting a decent system as I'd made the purchase after studying the reviews; unfortunately I wasn't pleased. First thing I noticed is that a AV patch cable wasn't included, Amazon says its included on Amazon.com, but Zenith's customer service clarified to me that its not one of the included accessories. So, its really not a one-box-has-all system as its made out to be on amazon.com.
Summary: I am not an audiophile, but I have been very skeptical of these small home theter systems for many years. They're just so small, especially the speakers, that I couldn't believe the sound was very good. Well, I was wrong. I bought this system because we bought a new television for our bedroom. I had attached some JBL bookshelf speakers to our old set, and they were so nice that I wanted to use them for the new set, too.
Summary: Worked great for first month. Now no longer plays DVDs. Will still play CDs. DVDs either not recognized by player or will freeze if the player by chance recognizes the DVD. BTW, the DVDs are not the problem since they play perfectly fine on another DVD player.