Sony® BRAVIA® Theater System
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I'm sorry, but It does not support dolby digital plus which is now the standard for streaming. This means no surround sound from netflix or vudo, Don't know how long Amazon and Blockbuster will continue supporting plain Dolby Digital, but I think it's safe to say they won't be supported forever.
Furthermore, it has a receiver powered (normal speaker) subwoofer, which most receivers do not support. So if you upgrade, you are looking at total replacement (new receiver and speakers). Sony appears to have discontinued this idea, so there is no current path to upgrade.
It is now defunct. Too bad cause it is a nice and powerful system!
June 9, 2013
Kinda Iffy ..
Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it.
Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that this home theater system is priced well for a economy system. With that said though its still over-priced for not having a blu-ray player. I took the bait thinking the 1000w system would make up for the lack of not having the blu-ray player, because I was really looking for a system that would be good for just watching good movies on our cable & netflix because we simply don't watch many dvds.
I have a soundbar alone set up in my other room with a wireless sub that blows this Sony theater system away, & it was just a fraction of the price.
You are very limited on the settings, its very standard. You are not able to control nothing in all reality. The sub is a major issue as it seems too get most of the juice coming from this system, tends too be way too loud and over takes the other speakers. Sad thing is, I'm the type of guy that likes a lot of bass with movies & music, but this is just too much at times and completely ruins the effect. Would be nice too control the bass, but you can't. I can control the bass on the sub included with my $40.00 Computer speaker system, why not this one? Lol.
So with that said, in this price range I do believe that there are way better products out there. Most that even include a blu-ray player at the same price. Do you're homework and research online, find a truly good product worth dropping your hard earned money on.
December 4, 2012
My Neighbors Hate me lol
I already was expecting a good product I have a Sony Bravia 46 inch flat screen and bought this system to compliment that but was limited on how much I could spend and when i turned this system an oh lord within three days my neighbor was at the door lol my other system is good as well its RCA minimally price actually i paid more for it than I did this one and Sony of course sounds better but I can control the volume level of each speaker including the sub-woofer on my RCA that's the only thing I miss but the bass man i tell you the bass and the way this system executes sound is mindboggling I love it I am really happy with my purchase and feel like i got a thousand dollar system for $150.00
November 3, 2012
Lot of Bang for the Buck
Purchased from The Sony Store as a refurbished unit. What a tremendous deal!
There was a bit of a learning curve for me as far as wiring, etc., but once I got everything squared away, I was impressed!
I would like to have bass and treble controls, (if I'm missing something, please let me know!) but so far that has been a non-issue.
Totally happy with this purchase!
September 30, 2012