Pros Very Stylish, Incredibly small speakers with big sound and accurate decoding, Nice upconversion
Cons No backlit remote, No 1080p upconversion
Summary I was hesitant at first but decided to order it. I was totally amazed by the sound, style and utility of this small system. The subwoofer is really loud and accurate and so are the tiny speakers. Many settings possible and the movies sound and look awesome. For an average sized living room this system is perfect. I have never seen speakers this small and nice looking. You still have to do the wiring and calibration, but it is truly a 5.1 system. Don't go for 2.1 simulated ones, they are a waste of money. I watched "The Incredibles and King Kong on this system and I was astonished by the sound quality and picture. I have a 46" 1080p XBR Bravia and I wish this system had 1080p upconversion. All in all, for $799 or or possibly less, you can't beat this one. There is $99 iPod dock port in the box and my iPod sounds great with these speakers and you can view all the songs on the TV screen and can use the system remote to control all iPod functions. This is a fantastic buy. This theater system is phenominal. Buy it and you won't regret for a second.
Pros Excellent surround, good midrange, decent bass
Cons Need to max out certain settings
Summary Excellent system for a small room like a bedroom or home office. Tight bass but not as powerful as the sony dream system I have in the living room. Great surround and good midrange. The speakers are practically invisible. I keep them on stands and they look elegant.
Pros Compact Size, Terrific Sound Quality, Versatility
Cons Limited HDMI Inputs
Summary This powerful little machine is a real dynamo. The speakers producer amazing sound and are about the size of a golf ball. Great system if your space is limited or just don't want speakers dominating your living room. DVD playback is excellent with dynamic surround sound and a crisp picture. Included Ipod dock works with Ipods but not Iphones. Set-up is easy. Only has one HDMI input, so additional equipment needed if you want to add multiple HDMI sources. Subwoofer is large and powerful. This a great package that won't disappoint.
Pros Compact, Quality sound output, no flashy lights
Cons Weird sound fields, small antennae
Summary I have used this system for a couple months now and have been surprised by the sound quality. I wired the speakers into the ceiling for surround sound. Movies are great and even television. The sound is very clear for such a small unit.
Sound wise it doesnt beat a Bose still but in terms of price it is way better.
Pros Nice sound, good build quality, wonderful looks
Cons Bad AM reception, Lacks VU meter display. Cant handle live voice from a Mic.
Summary Bought this one a month ago. Got it working perfectly. Got used to its great sound. When you turn it on dont expect to see eye candy on the display. I like to see running VU meter lights in front of it when its playing. But it doesnt have one. It doesnt have an extra input jack just for anything any source. It doesnt have a timer. It takes 10+ seconds to read the CD when you insert it. When you rely on the built in calibration you will end up in a very weak bass. So you have to manually adjust it. My wife is dissapointed when she plugged in her MagicSing Karaoke mic because the small speakers seems not able to deliver the live voices coming out from the microphone. I paid 870$ including the 3yr warranty. Not totally impressed but the overall sound output is good. Dont buy this if you dont intend to connect it with your TV because it will be impossible for you to tweak it.