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I was hesitant to buy a "refurb", but glad I did...it's well worth the savings in that I can't tell it from brand new!
It was purchased as a Christmas present for my girlfriends condo and it fills the room with incredible sound quality. It's truly "plug 'n play"...the connections are color coded and "snap in" for a no-brainer install. The "auto speaker calibration" using the included "mic" was a breeze and the results are startling...it fits the sound to your environment in about (30) seconds! It's very impressive!
The only negative I can come up with is the set-up instructions don't address the fact that you might want to install other periphials...in my case, a cable box and another DVD/USB player to take advantage of Divx in playing my own DVDs and downloaded movies stored on a "flash" drive...they won't play on the Sony because of codec issues, but play just fine on a Samsung and numerous other DVD/USB players.
I overcame this by running three separate HDMI cables from (1), the cable box direct to the TV, (2), the Samsung DVD/USB player direct to the TV and (3), the Sony, again to the TV. Then to get cable box audio signal and Samsung DVD/USB player audio "back" to the Sony for total system surround sound, I used the "optical out" port on my TV, (and I've checked, there is an "audio optical out" on all new TVs, to run an optical cable back to the "optical in" on the Sony...so whether I'm watching TV through the cable box or a movie of my creation on the Samsung DVD/USB player, I still get audio from both through the surround system and can fine tune the sound with the Sony remote...it may sound complicated, but it's not...I figured it out after reading set-up instructions for a Yamaha system that I have at my house...it worked just as I described above and that was straight from the Yamaha set-up guide!
You can't go wrong with this system...I paid more than twice this amount for the Yamaha, and it's a great system, but the Sony is right there with it in all regards.
You can "feel" the sound vibrate through your body watching an action adventure movie and "float" on every note listening to classical music or "bang" your head to hard rock! It's all crystal clear!
If you're concerned about any issues with a refurb, don't be, and the sound speaks for itself.
Give it a go, you won't be sorry!
Steve in Palm Harbor, Florida
THIS IS A GREAT SYSTEM IT HAS THE BRAVIA AND MAKES FOR GREAT WATCHING I DONT WASTE MONEY AT THE THEATER BECAUSE THE MOVIES ARE IN MY LIVING RROOM WITH THIS SYSTEM
VERY impressive home theater system for the $$$. Compact, good looking, excellent sounding Sony system. Bought mine for a bedroom and it sounds great. I can play DVD's in the unit, my iPod for audio and videos, doesn't get much better for the price!
great sound like all the features FM radio,Ipod port,dvd,TV surround. Great system for around 200.00
This was my first purchase of a surround sound on ebay, and I am pleasantly surprised at the quality. This little system can output some serious sound. Although it is an "entry level" surround sound system, it is an excellent buy. So if you're ballin' on a budget and you come across this system...snag it up, you won't be disappointed.
sounds great the room comrs alive when you turn it up usually its down. i bought it for my son-in-law and he likes classical music,
was exacly what was describbed at ebay other than the refurbished stickers on products they look new. the package was looking new to a safe trip. hooked it up in 30 min. sounds awesome shakes the house and still sounds good and clear, the only problem is the batteries should come with the whole set since it was the full set. but i am happy with my purchase thank you
I love this system! For the price it kicks as*! Vary easy to set up, i was rocking out in less that a hour! The bass really kicks out. All in all this is one of the best buys i have ever made!!!
This is an excellent sound system for the money. It was easy to set up and sounds great. It brings a movie to life. Totally satisfied.