"Awesome system"on by bacolon
Pros Amazing sound quality
Cons Need to purchase seperate wireless module
Summary This systems delivers the most realistic theatre sound I've ever experienced. The sound is crisp and the bass thunderous. The calibration feature ensures a great fit for any room. Great system!
"Disappointing"on by Obfusc8r
Pros Great sound for 5 discs
Cons Lack of inputs
Summary This HTIB has very few inputs. As a matter of fact, if you have more than one input device (DVD Player, DVR, etc.), I recommend that you look at other products. As it stands, I have superior sound from the five discs this system supports and must continue to listen to the XBOX, DVR, and 400 disc DVD player through the TV.
Pros sound and video Quality
Cons lack of inputs
Summary I would agree that there is a shortage of inputs with this HTIB, but most of the other systems in this price range have less inputs than this system. I have the DAV-HDX501W from Sam's Club (the only difference is it comes with the wireless speaker kit and ipod dock). The upconversion through the HDMI port is great. There is some good base coming from the subwoofer and tall boy speakers sound great. I kind of wish the rear surrounds were a bit bigger and more powerful, but overall I am pleased. For such a skinny center speaker, the sound is pretty good. I like the look of the system over the old Sony Dream Systems. Setup took about 20 minutes and auto calibration was good, but I adjusted the center and rear channels a little after it was done. I agree with the CNet review that the system sounds better with movies rather than music. The remote is a little clumsy to use. The wireless kit was easy to setup. Overall, I think this is a good starter system for people new to surround sound. If you want great sound with plenty of inputs, you will need to look at something near or above a $1,000 (i.e. Bose or Yamaha).
1.Sound and video quality I would give an 9.
2.The look of the system I would give an 9.
3.Number of inputs I would give an 7.5.
"Speaker popped"on by mrmrsjd
Pros HMDI quality is good
Cons Bass is not highest quality
Summary My front center speak popped while i was watching a movie the same day I bought the system. I got the HDX501W (Wireless Rear Speakers). Its not really wirelesee cause you have to still plug it into a amp and power connection. 3 days later the front right speaker was buzzing.
"superior product"on by jaimers101
Pros video through the HDMI output is excellent the sound is too. I have the iPod dmport and don't really see why the audio for this system is getting a bad rap. I do admit it is not the best i have heard,i am turning the volume on max either
Cons i haven't really found any cons in this product i am pretty well satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone.
Summary great bang for your buck especially if you are not quite willing to pay $399.99 for just a blu-ray dvd system without the surround sound.