Summary: I have a friend that wanted me to go with him to look at and buy a surround sound system for his LCD TV. I never thought much about "theater in a box" systems, I have a Sony 7.1 AV component system with Polk Audio speakers myself. We went to Best Buy so we could listen to the different systems. Sony's system had no bass and sounded lacking. Samsung was the same, as were all the other brands in the same price range. Then we came to the Zenith.
Summary: I have now gone through two of these units. The first one lasted 10 months and the second one lasted 4 months. In both cases, the dvd player broke. Zenith's warranty is 3 months for labor so it would cost me more to repair it than to just buy a new one. I will never purchase a Zenith product again after this experience.
Summary: Like one of the other reviewers who wrote about this product, I was just looking for a VCR replacement, with possibly a built-in DVD player. I found myself looking at this thing, which was only $30 more than a middlin' quality DVD-VCR combo deck. I've gotta say that this thing is a "no-brainer". I'm sure there are individual products which offer superior DVD players, VCRs, receivers, speakers, radio tuners, and control.
Summary: I installed this system in a Class A, 37 foot RV. I got it at Circuit City. It is excellent for the small sized area in the living/kitchen/dining area of a Class A RV. The other units I saw were 600-700 watts which would overpower the room size and get you kicked out of the RV campground by the Campground Manager :) Also, this unit is not much bigger than the standard DVD and it has not only the DVD but also the VHS VCR.
Summary: I was looking for a smallish DVD/VCR home theater system for my bedroom at home, and was surprised to find that there weren't too many choices out there. This Zenith system fits the bill, and performs pretty well, considering the price. Firstly, setup was easy; I had no problems with the manual (actually didn't have to refer to the manual very much), and had the system up and running in about 15 minutes.