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Harman-Kardon BDS 800

Harman-Kardon BDS 800
alaScore 87

29 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Harman-Kardon BDS 800. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Harman-Kardon BDS 800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Harman Kardon BDS 800 HTiB System First Look

 

So who should buy a Harman Kardon BDS 800 Home Theater System? Someone looking for a Blu-ray player and speakers or else they'll have to do some creative wiring.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Harman Kardon BDS800 review

 

The Harman group cuts quite a dash. With such brands as Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson on the books, it knows its way around the higher end of the home entertainment market.

Design and cosmetic finish; good audio and video support from USB; extremely easy to use

No network functions beyond BD Live; no 1080p24 support; no 3D support

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Steve May (techradar.com)

Harman/Kardon BDS800 review

 

The upmarket BDS800 is a well-turned out, all-in-one home cinema system, but is it more style icon than trendsetter?

Design and cosmetic finish ; Good audio and video support from USB ; Extremely easy to use

No network functions beyond BD Live ; No 1080p24 support ; No 3D support

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Steve May (pocket-lint.com)

Harman Kardon BDS 800

 

The Home Theatre in a Box (HTIB) business is dominated by brands that build systems to a price, loading them to overflowing with the latest digital doodads. There is, though, a less frenetic high-end to this market, where simple sophistication is...

Eye-catching design and build quality, ease of use, refined sound quality that favours the mid-range, USB media playback support

Not massively dynamic, despite the armoured build, the unit is rather noisy in operation, no 1080/24 video output, no network streaming or ‘net radio, does not offer auto speaker calibration

The BDS800 is a stylish, rather than innovative, home-cinema system. We’re told Harman Kardon is apparently aiming it at the Bose buyer, and there’s no doubt that one of its key attributes is ease of use; playback options for movies and music couldn’t...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Harman Kardon BDS 800

 

An ultra-stylish Blu-ray system-in-a-box that's light on features but delivers knockout AV performance.

Stylish design and excellent build quality, Superb picture and sound performance, Easy to install and use

Light on features, A little brash with music, No HDMI inputs

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Harman Kardon BDS 800 review

 

It's far from cheap, but the BDS 800 compensates with excellent sound for a system of its type

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Harman-Kardon BDS 800 review

 

A decent medium-sized room system, offering style and some sonic heft, but lacking excitement

Stylish, compact, solid build ; decent spec ; sounds clean, clear and crisp ; impressive scale

No 3D ; no HDMI inputs ; lacks a little control and clarity when pushed

If you want something compact and effective, the BDS 800 is a very stylish bet

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:5.1
RMS rated power:65

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):110

Optical Drive

Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Bit rate:32 - 320Kbps
Compatibility:iPod/iPhone
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.94 x 15.7 x 10.2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):11.8 x 4.33 x 3.46
Surround speaker weight:3.31
Weight:14.3

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):110

Radio

FM band:87.5 – 108.0
FM band range:87.5 – 108.0
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Image formats supported:JPG

Weight & Dimensions

Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):13.9 x 10.5 x 10.5
Subwoofer weight:19.8