Rated 5 out of 5 by rwats2001 Happy I bought this unit
This unit was so easy to setup and get the wifi network connected with no problems. I did have problems with getting audio from the TV through the Home Theater System but that was my fault. I went to sony.com and had a Live Chat with customer service and within minutes I had the problem resolved, which if I had read the instructions better I would have known what to do. No Fault of sony. The customer service guy was extremely helpful.
I had a Philips Home Theater System with surround sound and Blu Ray. The rear speakers had extra long wires from the unit to the speakers and you had to run them under the floor to the other side of the room. With the Sony the rear speakers plug into an external wife unit and with ease you have your rear speakers set where ever you want them without running wires under the floor.
I would highly recommend this system to everyone. I have a 60 HDTV and with this Sony system the surround sound is awesome.
October 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KarlT10 Mostly great. Lacking some detail
I mostly love this unit, but there are some details that were missed....
First, the remote sensor is VERY poor. The unit is sitting on TV cabinet at 6' high, and 10' away, yet I have to hold the remote above my head and point it at the unit before it will pick-up commands.
Second, I've used a receiver every time I watch TV for about 10 years. I'm now doing that with the BDV-N790W, but every time you turn-on the unit it displays the input source at the top of the screen until you you turn-off 'Display'. (setting Auto Display to 'Off' does not correct this)
Third, there appears to be no means of adj. individual sound levels such as bass, mid, treble, etc. I'm having a hard time finding a volume level that doesn't include too much bass. It also appears you cannot tweak front or rear volume levels. I'd like to be able to boost rear speaker volume.
The overall sound is great - the functionality is great- the looks are excellent - the unit size is great - the remote rear speakers are EXCELLENT. No regret whatsoever in buying this unit.
July 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mrnyknicks Better then expected!!!!
The unit itself is functioning better then I expected from a HTIB, Dur to budget I was on the fence about purchasing componets. I ran across a great deal for this unti and tried. I can only say this unit had completely won me over and i have never second guess myself on this purchase. Set up was easy. Some of the apps was a headache but that was minor. I didn't buy this for the apps they are extra. I was looking for a great sound, that can handle many inputs and this unit fits the bill.
The bad is while sitting down you can not see what is displayed on the unit becaue the display faces up and not o the front. There is no EQ so other then the surround sound setting you can't lower bass ( there is a night setting that seems to lower the bass) or adjust other areas to my liking. Support had me on hold forever so i hung up and asked a friend for help.
overall I like the unit and plan to keep it for a long time.
September 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by sonynobuy Disappointed
I could write a very well worded review of this product but I simple am too frustrated to spend any more time on this product. Where to start, the sound crackles when louder scenes occur, there is no physical user interface (sure when you press the "button areas" the fancy LED light dims and brightens) but the function doesn't work every time (never had that with hard buttons on a receiver), turning on sometimes doesn't work so you try to reboot only to find out that the function selector somehow change from HDMI1 to another one without you changing it. Boot up time varies and that isn't because I change standby modes. I've left the standby mode the same since purchase and boot up time is all over the map however sometimes I find that is because the unit decided to change functions. There is a hard drive in this unti which means it will only last a few years where as my last home theater is still perfectly fine if the industry hadn't changed interfaces. Convienent.
November 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ksix Amazing!
I love this system. I went into the sony store to purchase a sound bar and was blown away by this model. I was attracted to the 1000w and the idea that I could have wireless rear speakers. The wireless part needs to be clarified a bit. It's not actually wireless. There is a small box with some sort of wireless card that receives info from the main receiver. The two speakers are wired into this box. So its not actually wireless but it is if you consider that you don't need to run wires from the TV all the way to the back of the room.
All in all, I love it. I would recommend this system. It was easy to set up. It pairs nicely with my 60" Bravia and PS3 & iPhone.
If you are stumped.. By this one. You won't regret it.
May 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveSony1111 Use a Quality HDMI Cable
I was having issues after the first few days with picture going out, breaking up, sound going out and coming back again. I thought it might be my cable box. I looked here to see if others had similar problems. I did find at least one review that matched my challenges, having the same cable box. I swapped out a new cable box and had the same issues. While working with the cable company, I had picture but no sound. They asked me to make sure all my cables were secure. I was sure, did that several times, but I checked again. When I pushed the HDMI cable in, although it was already secure, the sound came back. I got off the phone and all the same problems started. Then it dawned on me. When I bought the HDMI cables they had basic cables and expensive high speed extra quality cables. I went with basic. I went back and bought the expensive high quality, high speed HDMI cables and all my problems went away. Better picture, great sound, and no more blacking out or sound loss. Never had another problem. It's been great ever since. love it. Lesson, don't go cheap, get the best HDMI cables you can get.
March 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by HariVinings Good Product but lot to improve.
Sound Quality is good but it doesn't produce enough sound for a 1000W system.
Rear speake quality is also very good.
Easy Set up.
Rear speakers are not really wireless. I even called the customer support to enquire about the rear speakers before buying this product, they also said it is wireless. I will be more careful when I buy something from Sony next time.
Rear speakers need to connect to a common amplifier attached to a power source and the wires for the rear speakers are not long enough.
HDMI cable is not included in the package and to me it is totally unacceptable. Also the screws for hanging the speakers on the wall could have been included in the package.
I am giving 3 stars for this product for the sound quality and easy set up.
December 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Redrobin14 Worst piece of junk I have every bought
This is the first and last sony product I will buy. I have had the system for eight months and it quit working. They want me to mail it to Texas for repair. What am I suppose to do in the meantime? They have the worst customer service I have ever seen. For the price of this system I expect better service. All my other purchases have been LG and Samsung. Bet there will never be another Sony product in my house. I am sure telling all my friends and family how bad their products and service is.
July 13, 2014