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4.0 out of 5 stars It ain't hi-fi, but it's fun!, 20 May 2013
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This review is from: Sony BDVE190 300W 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema System (Old model) (Electronics)
I bought this at £149, as a replacement for a 10-year-old Sony DAV S550. Richer Sounds do it at £129 at present, but the Amazon returns policy swung it for me .

I "needed" it, because my Panasonic BD110 blu-ray player has an annoying lip-sync problem playing sound through the optical input on the S550, and I thought this annoyance would go away with a blu-ray player and integrated 5.1 amp. It’s almost gone, but not quite perfect. To these ears, the sound quality is the same as he S550, although the speakers supplied with the DDVE 190 are plastic and lightweight compared to the robust S550. The latter’s speaker are of MUCH higher build quality, and the amp, I suspect more powerful.

Back to the BDVE 190. It doesn’t like any old speakers (like Mordant Short compacts or Tannoy Mercury F1 Customs, each 8 ohms nominal) being connected in place of the supplied speakers. Turn the volume up past 30, the amp cuts out and a scary “PUSH POWER” message appears in the display. I think it must be very sensitive to overload, and the impedance of the speakers must match fairly critically with the originals (3 ohms, except the subwoofer, 6 ohms).

It’s cheap, and I couldn’t find a better 3D Blu-ray 5.1 system at the time of writing (May 2013). Four-star fun!
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