Rated 1 out of 5 by karenp0320 I really wanted to love it.....
Having great success with Sony products in the past, it seemed obvious to purchase a Sony product when looking for a new surround sound for our living room television. Boy was I wrong. Here is quick summary about what I feel is wrong with the product
* Constant buffering when streaming
* Installation was a nightmare.
* It doesn't get as loud as I hoped, volume has to be on 20 to even hear anything.
* Had to put extensions on the speakers because the wires were not even close to being long enough.
* The unit wants to control everything...and my tv and satellite system
kept fighting with the unit. After several hours of trying to figure this out, I spent an hour with tech support. Finally got it to work "correctly" until
the next day....the same fighting occurred again. I finally gave up.
I now use the unit only as a stereo system. I disconnected the streaming and had to do a Factory reset to my Roku streaming unit to get it to work.
I would return the product but feel I can't because of the modifications I made to the speaker wire and... my dog chewed a bit on the remote control, I don't think I can.
I think I should have bought a simple receiver and some really good speakers.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shamol Awesome sound system
Bass- Very deep bass. I tuned up only +2db and that is more than enough for me to shake my 16ft by 14ft room. Surround speaker sound quality is crystal clear and no way to hurt your years. But it has a negative issue and that is I can't hear enough untill I volume uo to 16. but after that it is awesome.
September 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shanky No so good, has lots of drawbacks! Not worthy
Good - picture quality, easy setup and wifi connectivity, dts sound
1. Very less Sound modes no much difference in each sound mode
2. Need to always stop movie while shifting from 5.1 to sound mode etc.
3. Doesnt play HD discs, few movie formats, and for few formats there is no option to forward/skip..need to watch from starting if you stopped in between.
4. Bass is too high and irritates at times while watching at nights
There are lots of more disadvantages.. becareful before buying. I sold it after using 4 months... got irritated with the sound quality and complex settings options..not user friendly.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnnybravo awesome system
Greatest surround sound I've ever owned. top quality...
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by trishk So many apps!
Overall this is an excellent system for the price. My only complaint is that I consider the volume to be a little too conservative when I am watching television. The volume goes a lot higher when I am watching a DVD or blu-ray.
The app choices are like Christmas, although some of the apps are pretty pricey. I may actually be able to eliminate some of my expensive cable services.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rayroderick Best bargain
When my old system finally died I shopped and shopped looking for the right fit. Soundbars are nice but just not enough power in any that I found. So I found this Sony product and pun intended " it blew my mind!" The crisp clear sound and the power!!! The interface and the ease of use as awesome! I'm a late comer to bluray it's really great as well. I typically buy all my movies or rent them via appletv. Now I don't mind getting a few disc.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mojojojo1961 Exceptional sound / features on budget
Purchased this unit for my bedroom and honestly it is amazing . Excellent sound and features for the money , primarily use the blue tooth for music and watch DVD's both standard and blu-ray and picture and sound blow me away . I really could not be happier with this unit - my kids also are very impressed with sound and picture - thank you Sony !
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fretchick1 Nice Buy
This unit does not have the volume that my older unit had, but it picks up my wifi works nicely and gives has a better picture on Netflix then the other stuff i had before, like my iPod. does not pair with Apple unless you buy a gadget from them that lets you pair. Did not care much for that but am pleased with the way it works with the TV by coming on when the set is turned on. I will buy Sony Products as much as I can because I love the way they stand behind their products. Few do now today which makes it hard to trust them. When your warranty is over they drop you like it's hot. But Sony will help you with a product that is YEARS old over the phone. And if they can't fix it they will give you a deal. I got this Home Theater at $40 off when phone support could not fix my old one. I have friends who have gotten even better deals on older Sony stuff . Sometimes they will send someone out to set up your equipment for you, but I don't remember if that is with extended warranty or just free. But I like my Sony Theater and would tel friends to buy Sony and put aside worries when you do. Love your old fashion stand behind your product policy. Most are AFRAID to do that today. Good jod Sony!
May 8, 2014