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      18.07.2011 18:14

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      The best blu-ray home cinema in a box under £500

      I've had this Sony system for about 8 or 9 months now and have been really impressed by it's performance, the on-line streaming is brilliant as is the pcture and sound quality.
      The system came in one large box and was easily installed and set up on my own in about 30 to 40 minutes once i had trailed all the cables round the room and set up the speakers exactly where i wanted them.
      The picture quality is stunning and looks breathtaking on my 52" Sony Bravia 1080p tv, the surround sound is great, the floor rumbles and shakes when explosions take place in movies, you truely feel like your in the middle of the action.
      The design of the E370 is really nice, solid black unit and speakers, the speakers are small enough to placed around and not be too obvious(until they are on)
      This is without doubt the best blu-ray home cinema in a box under £500

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      14.02.2011 13:12
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      if your good with technology it's excellent value, if not be prepared for a long slog setting up

      The system looks great, its sleek black design and nice sized speakers look great. The subwoofer however is quite large, luckily with a 47 inch tv it didn't look too out of place. This is our first surround sound system so we were apprehensive how to set it up....and we were right too.
      The inital stage of getting all the wires from the speakers into the dvd box wasn't so bad, they are all colour coded for ease. However getting the tv, sky box and dvd together was a nightmare, took easily 3-4 hours and even after that, the dvd used the surround sound sytem but the tv didn't. After a lot of discussion and cable identifying, we worked out we didn't have a HDMI cable. So the next day we bought one of them. Still doesnt work. Again back to the highly complicated diagrams and jargon and it seemed we needed yet another cable to join the sky box to the surround system.
      As yet we haven't got the digital audio cable or whatever it's called so can't comment on the sound through the tv but the surround sound when watching is a dvd is really good and hopefully through the tv will be as good.
      All it would take to make this whole process a lot easier is on the first page of the instructions is to say...."If you are connecting a tv>dvd, you will need to buy a HDMI cable, if you are also adding a sky box you will need to buy a digital audio cable". Problem would have been sorted! The cost of the two cables is going to be approx £20, not a whole load of money but after 3 days of setting the system up it would have been nice to have this explained before it was started so we aren't in limbo and have a half surround system and several trips to retail parks!
      I'll admit I'm not great with technology but I can follow decent instructions, these however were unbelievable, the booklet is about 100 pages thick and sends you round in circles to solve technical problems.
      I really hope the system is going to be worth all the trouble, maybe one day we will attempt to attach a dongle to make the speakers wireless instead of hiding all the cables but after the installation process I think that will be a long way off!

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