Product Type: Sony home cinemas
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Excellent home theater system
Member Name: crottner
Advantages: Great sound, excellent picture. System looks great and compatible with other Sony products
Disadvantages: Black gloss speakers do show up marks and finger prints
Purchased this system a few months ago. I was particularly looking for a system that would be compatible with my Sony Bravia TV. My other prerequisites were good sound, good picture and a system that was pleasant on the eye. I did quite a bit of research on the internet before buying, and am very pleased with my purchase.
The compatibility with the TV is great, everything I could possibly want to do can be done with 1 remote control and the two synchronise perfectly. Set up was extremely easy even for someone with no technical knowledge.
The sound is great - very crisp and clear. The bass is also excellent which is fantastic when watching movies or listening to music through the system. It is 3D ready, but I haven't got a 3D TV so haven't tried this feature. There is also the possibility of upgrading the rear speaker to wireless, which I may do in the future to avoid having wires trailing the length of my living room
This system also has USB ports allowing you to plug in your i-pod/mp3 player - I did however attempt to connect my old ipod to the system and obtained an error that it was not compatible. I haven't tried upgrading the software version on it, which may indeed resolve this issue. Also can be connected to the internet through purchase of a Sony USB wireless device. This will let you connect and watch movies on the net and get additional features online for BlueRay movies
The picture quality is great. I've only used DVDs so far, as I'm yet to invest in some BluRay movies. The upscaling to High Definition is very good and the images are quite sharp.
On a final note the system itself looks great, particularly the tall boy speakers at the front - beware though of the gloss black plastic - it will show up every finger print and mark, so may not be a good choice if you have little ones
Summary: Excellent piece of kit. If you're thinking about a home cinema. This is the one to get
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