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Excellent Home Cinema A/V set up
on 23 June 2013
The Blu-ray unit itself has a good feel. Simplistic look with clear lines ... not too light (which could denote cheapness) but not too heavy so I would say the quality is right.
Little bit chunkier than your standard DVD player but as it has quite a lot of other functions this is acceptable.
Fits snuggly and is not over-intrusive into the room.
Set up was simple (after what seemed like continual unwrapping!) and I liked the fact that all the connections were colour coded at the back as this takes the guess work out what goes where.
Did wondered why the HDMI connection was at the front but could be because the "back" was filled up!
The Small speakers are small enough to "hide away" but give excellent quality of sound.
Getting the optimal surround sound is a case of trial and error to see how it fits in your living room but it's not an onerous task.
Sometimes with larger systems you get "loud" rather than "purer quality of sound" so it was pleasant to have a good pristine sound without having to turn up the volume too high.
Liked the fact you can change the settings to watch sports.
Connecting to the WiFi was easy and my internet connection coped with the additional burden and Bluetooth set-up was simple as well.
The picture quality when playing DVD and Blu-Ray discs is excellent and did not disappoint.
All in all, an excellent Home Cinema system - looks great, sounds great and functions great - if you have a flat screen cinema display and want the sound and picture to be optimal without coughing up much more for separates?
FOR THOSE WISHING TO CONNECT SKY/VIRGIN/FREEVIEW/CABLE & CONNECTIONS
Connect TiVo or Sky box to TV via HDMi, and route sound from Sky/TiVo box via Optical through the Sony for Dolby 5.1 sound.
Has no video input socket such as HDMI, component, composite or S-video. Connect HDMi directly into TV and for sound it has no 3.5mm audio input jack You'll need USB or Bluetooth instead.
Has 1 set of RCA audio input jacks.
Digital Audio Optical input jack which can be used to play audio from your TV or Virgin TV/Sky box (if your TV has a Digital Audio Optical output jack).
It also has 1 set of left and right audio-in.
ONE HDMI output jack which is used to send video (from discs, internet streams, some Bluetooth devices and some WiFi-connected devices) to your TV screen, it can send video through its composite video connections (lower video quality than HDMI).
Speaker wire Length and Power (reference)
front left 7' 9" 125 watts @ 3 ohms, 1 kHz
front right 7' 9" 125 watts @ 3 ohms, 1 kHz
rear left 22' 6" 125 watts @ 3 ohms, 1 kHz
rear right 22' 6" 125 watts @ 3 ohms, 1 kHz
front center 6' 4" 250 watts @ 6 ohms, 1 kHz
subwoofer 9' 4" 250 watts @ 6 ohms, 80 Hz
You can change the "Sound Mode" to customize the outputted audio.
The set up has adjustable and custom EQ pre sets (Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz, Football etc plus Movie, Digital Music etc.
The interface is similar to a PS 3 one.
I'd like to state that with the Limited number of Input - if you can stretch your budget go for a separates AV Amp with speakers, as that will have more Input Output slots - e.g., if wanting a system for a PS3/4/Wii U/Xbox