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5.0 out of 5 stars Bedroom beast!, 24 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Sony BDVE190 300W 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre System (Electronics)
I got mine 15th June, so I was a little surprised when I came on here to review it and noticed a price drop! Though I got "Harry potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2" thrown in for free as I purchased before a certain date. Harry Potter isn't my type of thing, but I have family who love it. To start off I have to say you should only buy this if you're putting it in an average sized room - unless you want to manually extend the cables yourself. Very easy to set up as it's all colour coordinated. On-screen setup is easy too. My TV is a Sony Bravia, so as it has a Sync function for that which makes it pretty great as I can just use the Blu-Ray remote most of the time. The picture quality is fantastic. My previous player was a Sony BDP-S470 and it easily matches that. I don't fuss around using all the live services, so I can't tell you about them. The main prpose I have this setup is for watching films. As for the sound I'm very pleased, very impressed. The subwoofer is really, really beefy (loads of bass) which I'm happy about as it doesn't have it's own power supply. I was expecting less and I got more. Go, Sony! The volume goes up to 35 - which is ridiculous lol. You can easily give yourself a headache watching a film that high. The sound is fantastic, I can finally see (hear) why people go on about TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio etc etc. Having sounds pop up all over the room, like I said I've had this since the middle of June and I still look around and smile when something comes from a different direction. These systems tell people two things... One, TV stock speakers are terrible for films. Two, Like myself, others won't go back to 2CH sound for their films. There's two things people might not like about the sound settings. One, once you've set your levels, distance etc for the speakers you can't adjust them unless you go back to the player menu - stopping the film. That's alright for DVDs as they resume playback, but not a lot of Blu-Rays have that feature. Honestly not a problem for me. I've had my speakers on the same settings since I first set it up. No need to change them. Two, as the subwoofer has no power supply, this easily saves power, but you can't adjust it once the disc goes in and starts loading. Like before you have to go back to the menu. This doesn't bother me as volume and bass should be equal or it won't sound right.
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