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One word - wow!,
This review is from: Sony DAV-SA30 5.1 ch Home Cinema System (Electronics)I've had this system for about 3 days now and already it's transformed my entertainment life beyond all recognition.
Having previously gone for the false economy of a £99 home cinema system, thinking that any home cinema was better than none, and lived with that for a year, I had almost come to the conclusion that 5.1 surround was a gimmick, not that impressive, and something I could live without. This machine forced me to think again!
Not only are all 6 channels of surround crystal clear and perfectly audible, but the bass from the subwoofer makes my entire house vibrate on films, and sounded like a town centre night club on a Friday night when I tested out one of the superb SACDs I bought to play on it.
Picture is razor sharp when the 'RGB' output mode is selected, and the scart connector makes connection to the TV a piece of cake.
But not only does it play DVD movies in 5.1 Dolby, and DTS (this option is not recommended if you have thin walls and easily upset neighbours!), not only does it play SACDs in 6 channel surround, but it also will take any Stereo source and via the wonders of Dolby Pro Logic II, turn it into a surround extravaganza.
So now you can play your standard CDs with a 6-channel effect, and best of all, connect up to your TV or Digital TV box for television programmes in Surround. Particularly impressive on Movie channels (you'd swear you were watching a DVD!), less so on EastEnders but still fun!
I really can't recommend this enough - it has all the features you could possibly want (with the possible exception of DVD-Audio), with stunning sound output and phenominal picture.
And the best bit? It's not that expesnive at all - at least not on Amazon where it seems to be about £110 cheaper than in any shops or other online sites I've seen.
Buy buy buy!!