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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A nice set for a moderate home theater enthusiast

    Posted .

    I was looking for a nice flat panel TV and came across a special Best Buy was running where this was included Free with the purchase of a Bravia 52" 120 Hz TV. I am generally against the cheesy all in one type systems, I prefer components that I choose together, but since it was included for free with the TV, it pushed me into that one. I got the system home and was happy with the sound that comes out of the system being that it is not my main home theater system. the blu-ray player that comes integrated with it makes the TV absolutly look awesome! It also has a couple of other nice features, can plug in your ipod and play through the system in front USB port. Can do audio from your cable box via a digital audio in. It was really easy to hook up with the set up that it guides you through the beginning. The only snafus that I had with the system was that when I was ready to use, was that I rushed through setup and I couldn't get signal on the TV through the HDMI cable so I had to hook up component cables to se what I was doing and redo setup. I also would have liked it if you could run your cable signal through the box so I didn't have to run multiple wires tot he TV, but I guess that would make it a more expensive product. My other complaint would be that the speakers have the propriatary plug on it that you have to use so you can't really put on larger speaker wire. It is probably not needed, but it still gives the perception it is just a really cheesy product, but I guess it all sounds fine so whatever... Anyways, I do really like it, just some of the other things it can do. Works really well with the Sony Bravia TV I bought with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for people who want it done right and easy!

    Posted .

    In my opinion this is a great HTIB setup. I'm not writing this review over a comparison vs. topic. This surround sound shines with movies. THat is the best feature for this Sony setup, besides even music is great either way. I'm currently listening to Pandora internet radio as I write this review. The internet apps never let the interface of this HTIB feel boring. I'm always entertained, always. For me this setup had a feel that re-introduced the "HTIB" brand. I love this so much i sold my Sony/Onkyo 7.1 setup. That was an amazing setup, it was not a HTIB. It was all components, with HDMI hookups. It was a newer model, nothing old at all. People would think I was crazy. Not at all, I actually feel this radio is a trend setter. The fact that it has very small speakers that deliver very rich and detailed sound quality. That is what stands out to me. Clear vocals with detailed bass. Nothing is ever distorted in my opinion. I never really turn this radio past 26. I believe the radio has a max volume of 34? Either way It is a great package. This radio is "The Situation" Lmfao! With the wifi dongle included, and 3D blu ray setup featured. Hd Sound Dolby features. Why not buy this radio. Who really wants all that clunky radio equipment anyway? People who had negative reviews of this setup, I don't understand what could make them happy. Maybe a $4,000 sound system. Then who would really ever wanna afford that? I bought this packaged in a deal this past July. I bought the Sony Bravia 55HX800 with the 2 pairs of 3D glasses this Htib, and 3D reciever. all for 2900.00 This radio was billed on the receipt as 299.99. I feel like I got a good deal. Especially for the LED Tv being only a month old. I have four 3D bluray titles, and they are amazing. Way better than going to the movies. Yes you should buy this setup, it's almost perfection in a box. (when paired with Sony equipment)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Home theater at best buy with best price

    Posted .

    All those who r reading reviews to decide what home theater they should buy,You are looking at the best product..Sony is best..Sound is very crispy clear and its subwoofer can thump well to shake the walls. For its discounted price of $349 I think there is no other home theater system can deliver the same quality,Samsung is ok but its subwoofer is not that good..dont buy a lg,whatever the discount they give... SonyBlu ray player is pretty good.the best thing is that you can watch Internet videos like youtube videos,movies etc all at no cost..LAN wireless adapter was included..Go for it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great product -- after set-up

    Posted .

    The speaker wires are far too short with a proprietary connection so you can't easily use other wire. Even in a relatively small room, this forced placement of the receiver and speakers in sub-optimal locations and increased the set-up time. Be prepared to spend a few hours setting it up, especially if you are connecting other equipment and running speaker wires behind furniture. When it is finally set-up, the sound is great, it looks good, and its easy to operate. Good value for the money. It would be even better if Sony provided a few more feet of speaker wire.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Slim on connections

    Posted .

    I got this system free as part of a promotion when I bought my Bravia TV. For that, this was certainly worth the price. So far the picture and audio quality has been good. I'm not a big audiophile but it works nicely for me. I mainly wanted the system for playing Rock Band and I am not able to play though the sound system with Dolby Digital turned on because it adds around 300ms of lag and the drum fills are unplayable. If I turn off DD, I get around 30ms of lag which is perfectly acceptable. Other than that, my main complaint is there are very few connections on the back of this blu-ray/receiver. I'd like to have both my TiVo and XBox be able to have their digital audio connections go through the sound system (to minimize lag). Right now I need to swich cords on the back of the Home Theater to get it to work. I'll try to find a switcher to eliminate that need

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good deal for $350

    Posted .

    I am not an audiophile. But this thing does what it's supposed to. The sound is fine. Blu-ray is great, a lot of additional content after you get the wireless hooked up. I didn't buy the wireless speaker adapter (S-AIR) because I already had hidden wires ran to the rear surround speakers. Might get it though so I can take the rear surrounds out to the deck if needed in the summer Set up is real easy. My only complaint is that the speaker wires (nicely color coded) have a molded plug in on the recevier end. For me it was a hassle because I already had speaker wire ran in the wall, so I had to splice the Sony speaker wire to my hidden stuff then plug into the receiver using the molded plug. I couldn't just run my existing hidden wire and clamp it in the receiver receptacles because they won't accept just the wire ends. Not a big deal really, but I wonder if I lose some sound quality that way?? Overall, very happy with the purchase. Might get another for the basement.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very happy

    Posted .

    I've been looking around for a good blu-ray home theater system and I found this one. My old blu-ray was having problems playing recently released blu-ray movies so I wanted something new that could play the movies instead of giving me a blank screen. I'm very happy with this system. The set up was super easy. I read other reviews on here and saw that people had problems with wire length with speakers but I found that to be no issue. Some are a bit short, but I didn't need to put them too far so no problem for me there. It sounds great. I wish that it had wireless speakers for the rear but for what its worth its fine. Far better than what I had before. Love the picture. I just need to get a 3D HD TV now and I'll be set!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Value, Nice Features

    Posted .

    Equipment setup is easy, everything is color coded. Sony uses special connectors for speakers. wireless Internet setup is a little more involved,, but not terrible. Sounds really good. If you have a Bravia TV this has some great features through the Bravia link, you can control almost all tv functions with the home theater remote. The only downside to this unit is that its an all in one unit and not much room for upgrades or add ons. But for the money it's a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This system is GREAT!!!

    Posted .

    We got this system basically for free in a package deal when we got our 52" LED Sony TV. We have it in a fairly small living room. While watching movies we usually have the volume set between 15-20 (one setting above 33 says MAX). With the size of the tv and the volume that comes from this system, it's truly an awesome theater experience!!! We love this system and the fact that we can access huge amounts of internet video through the wi-fi adaptor that comes with it is a BIG PLUS also! PICURE AND SOUND ARE GREAT!!!!! NO REGRETS!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Tower Speakers Black Shine Streak Free

    Posted .

    Clean Speaker System, the only it's missing is a microphone plug-in jack so that you can record your voice through the channel speakers, works well, I was surprised that it had a 3D Blu-Ray Technology built-into the side of it, I am amazed that I can connect to Netflix-movie rental service, Really, hope to keep it for many years, i really enjoy using this product, the speakers are clear and produce a very vibrant center voice in my room. Sounds Great with Nature Programs, it was part of a deal at BestBuy.com where the deal is if you buy a Sony 46" Bravia you are given the Home Theatre system for free.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Dissappointed

    Posted .

    I bougth this unit about 3 weeks ago,when I play a DVD, after about 15-20 min the picture "freezes" and I have to stop the movie, let it "cool" for minutes and then resumes OK .It has done that every time I have played a DVD .Anyone knows how to fix this????

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    decent but recently bricked it w latest firmware!

    Posted .

    all this before i bricked it last night w the latest firmware update: my first surround sound/blu ray -good sound -got it on a deal w/ a sony led lcd 46 hdtv -internet connectivity decent, but the sony tv's internet connectivity was better -i could host pics/music to my tv using slackermedia server software (not the best user interface, but doable) for my mac -slow start up anyone know how to fix the "UPDATE INCOMPLETE" error?? i did not power off or touch the machine while it was updating!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Average to good system, no complaints, but...

    Posted .

    Overall, I have no real complaints about this system. It is the first home theatre system i ever bought so I don't have much room for personal comparison outside of systems I have heard at friends homes, stores, etc. The system was easy to set up. The internet connection was a bit more complicated. I am not very technologically savy and I figured it out fairly easy and/or got help from a sony customer service person. I REALLY like the Netflix connection. I was disappointed to find out most other services (ie Pandora) require a paid subscription. The sound is good too however I was a little disappointed with the overall power of the subwoofer and rear speakers. I suggest you buy on sale. I think I am happier with the purchase too because I bought it at $100 off and then had to buy an HMDI cable for $50. At store price plus an extra $50 I think my ratings above would have been worse. Again, overall an average to good system to watch movies, listen to music and enjoy at home. I hope the 3D compatibility will prove to be useful in the future should I get a 3D TV. Unfortunately, many of the feaures beyond that are worthless or require additional money or subscriptions.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellant surround system

    Posted .

    I purchased a samsung blu ray surround opened box and had issues with sound cutting out for 3-5 secs. This unit was easier to setup and came with even longer wires. The menu is excellent (looks just like a ps3). Wireless worked great and blu ray movies looked awesome and sounded good. BUY THIS SURROUND THEIRS NONE BETTER FOR THE PRICE!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sony Excellence (As Usual)

    Posted .

    I purchased a Sony XBR series LCD TV about 4 years ago and had recently started looking at upgrading to an LED set. But since the picture quality still rivals that of today’s sets I could not justify the expense unless I simply wanted a larger set. I instead looked at my Sony Dream System which didn’t have Blu-Ray or Internet as well as my new house is an open floor plan and the Dream System could not produce the same quality sound as it did in an enclosed room. For roughly 1/3 the cost of my original Dream System I got everything I needed and then some. The sound quality is flawless and the system is easy to set up. The internet applications more than satisfy my needs and it was all very easy to set up. The sound auto calibration set up does a great job in balancing the settings so you don’t get blown away between voices and back ground effects. An added bonus is watching my pets react to sounds the never noticed before when in the room with the TV on. I hooking up the system, TV, VHS, Internet, speaker installation, etc was less than 2 hours start to finish and I have been sitting pretty ever since. The Blu Ray playback effectively upgraded my TV as well as the sound quality experience. Sony is unbeatable in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice unit for the price

    Posted .

    This was my first sound system, so I have nothing to compare it to. I bought it because I have a Sony TV and I wanted to have a matching Sony sound system. The remotes work with both units. I like the bluray software options for Netflix and Pandora and YouTube. There are many others, some you have to pay for which I don't do. I was also able to connect to my home pc and show pictures by enabling the DLNA sharing for Windows Media Player. The supplied wireless usb device works ok. It frequently lost my wireless network connection and I had to redo it. I removed it and now use a wireless router as a repeater on my network, this is more reliable. It plugs into the BR player with a network cable. The only thing I was disapointed with was the lack of search ability on Netflix. You have to go to your pc and Netflix account and add movies to your instant queue to see them on the blueray player menu. That is not to bad. Unfortunately, you don't know what the software features are until you set it up, this is true for all devices. The Insignia I had and returned was able to search Netflix. The systems sounds great with music and movies. I like it a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I like, can't wait to see how the 3D works

    Posted .

    I am very please with this system. It was a little tricky setting it up for my projector. Had to do some manual setting on some of the settings were auto was an option. The unit is set up for wide screen. I have a 4:3 120 inch screen and at 4:3 on my old system if I watched a 4:3 movie, it filled the whole screen. This new one only fills the wide screen portion, and puts black panels on the sides which makes for a much smaller picture on 4:3 movies. Luckily I still have my old system hooked up too, so I can watch the 4:3s in six foot by eight foot...... but, I was blown away by the difference in picture quality over the dvd player. even with dvds unconverted on the blue-ray player. Wow. Looks like I am going to be spending more time in my theater now. Eat your heart out, 50 inch plasma in my office (which I love too)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Charming System.

    Posted .

    What can i say about this HTiB. I live in an apartment complex and am going to move after a couple of years so thats the reason i wanted something small and not a custom system at present. Did a lot of research and eventually ended up buying this system. So far I have been using it for the last 6 weeks and it just superb. Plays music like a charm and the fills the room appropriately. The design is acceptable and goes with any kind of furniture. The sound quality is fine, especially watching action movies and the way bullets shoot from all the sides, just excellent effect. CONS - The wires are too short and i had to buy extra speaker wire from amazon (10 $) and after hooking up the extra wire, proper arrangements took me a while but it was worth the effort. They could just have given more wire for the front speakers. Some of my personal video files don't work especially in MKV format, but since they work on my TV, i am okay with it. For the price of 350 plus tax, its not a wrong deal for beginners.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice System

    Posted .

    Nice system. Sounds good. Nothing exceptional, but worth the price. Would like to have seen a UHF remote so the unit could be hidden from view. Picky, I know, but it would have been nice. Also a headphone jack would be nice for privacy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice BRD player

    Posted .

    Nice player, a little difficulty on the set-up, but not too hard. If you buy one, during the initial set-up make sure the volume on the unit is turned up, factory setting was 0 and it took a little while to figure out why we had no sound. My bad! HDMI cable is the only way to go, make sure you have one or two. I had to use one for the Blu Ray and one for our cable box, so I suggest checking your needs before you go to buy the player. Also had to contact Sony tech support because the player would stop playing and freeze, after resetting factory defaults it seems to work fine. Not sure what that is about.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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