"Bye, Bye wire clutter! Bye , Bye good sound?"3.0 starson by AugustRain
Pros: Three HDMI inputs , one HDMI output capable of 1080p. Extremley easy setup. No rear speakers to have to run cable for and no drilling.The price is seductive.
Cons: No speaker calibration tool to tweal the speakers to your particular room dimmensions. Surround effect is negligible.
Summary: If your used to a real 5.1 Home Theatre in a box such as one of Sony's other Dream sytems You'll be dissapointed in the strength of sound, but come on for $300 bucks your getting a pretty sophisticated and up to date setup with all the proprietary Sony Bells and whistles. I have my HD cable box, PS3, and Xbox 360 running through it and I must say it looks amazing on my 65" Sony Bravia DLP. My entertaining area is only about 725 square feet and rear speakers wouldn't have fit symetrically for optimum sweet spot listening. The only other sound bars I considered were the Polk SurroundBar and Yamaha YSP-4000, both solid choices but much pricier and require you to buy other peripherils.