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Sony HT-IS100

Sony HT-IS100
alaScore 78

157 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony HT-IS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 157 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

Sony is the best!


This is perfect! I purchased one for $179 from my local Bestbuy. Sony has a strange marketing system where great products like this one are misunderstood or over-viewed completely by customers.

Small size, strong sound, connectivity and slick design. Bravia users will get the most from this unit

No "on display" setting

Consumer review by:

Very good for its small size. Good set of features.


The main reason for getting this unit is its size. It does not have the great audiophile sound of a much larger system, but considering it's small diminutive size, it's outstanding. The subwoofer does a nice job of creating a nice full rich sound.

1.Small form factor ; 2. Good sound ; 3. HDMI switching ; 4. DMPort (iPod adapter) included

None so far ; One a side note, getting the optional wireless surround transmitter/receiver from Sony can run you pretty much the cost of the whole unit. Go for the ROCKETFISH unit from Best Buy. It is easy to set up and works great

Consumer review by:

Great System for the Price


I was somewhat skeptical that such small speakers could produce decent sound. After having the system for a couple weeks now, I?ve come to love it. I live in a condo so I needed a system that I could enjoy even at low levels and it covers all the...

Great HDMI switching, upscaling and audio pass-thru capabilities. Nice sound from very small speakers

Doesn't come with a universal remote so if you don't have a Sony cable box or TV you're out of luck


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Sony Bravia HT-IS100


Consumer review by:

awesome product


awesome product bought it the lowest price u ll ever see from sonystyle.

Great Design, Easy to Use, Good Value

Lack of features

Consumer review by:

Sony Bravia Theater HT-IS100


No, that's not a giant strawberry in the accompanying picture it's a mini speaker. The Sony HT-IS100 BRAVIA Theatre Micro System is a 5.1 channel system delivering 450 watts (RMS) of power through a subwoofer with integrated 32-bit S-Master digital...



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review on Sony Bravia Theater HT-IS100


We can not describe how great company sony is. Without any doubt one of the greatest name in the world of electronic product companies. i love their all products. Sony Bravia Theater HT-IS100 Home theater system is yet another great product for music...

Insane sound quality


Consumer review by:

Veryy Good


Toda a gente sabe sobre Sony. Não se pode descrever como uma grande empresa é sony. Sem dúvida um dos maiores nomes do mundo do produto electrónico empresas. Eu amo todos os seus produtos. Sony Bravia Theater HT-IS100 Home Theater sistema é ainda um...

Consumer review by:

Great choice for smaller rooms due to size of speakers.


The Sony HT-IS100 surround speaker system is a great choice for a small room, or one which is not suitable for a large entertainment center  in which to place speakers, receiver, HDTV, etc.  The receiver/amp is contained in the subwoofer, and the five...

Great sound! Speakers are easy to set up and conceal

Speakers are very small, light, and somewhat delicate

Expert review by:

Sony HT-IS100 review


Meet the mini drivers

Tiny satellite seakers ; Excellent connectivity ; Good general erformance

Doesn't decode lossless audio formats


Product Specifications

The Sony HT-IS100 BRAVIA® theater micro system delivers intense, 5.1 channel surround sound from golf ball-sized speakers and is S-AIR-ready for multi-room listening (requires optional EZW-T100 S-AIR transmitter). HDMI™ connectivity supports 1080p performance for crystal clear screen resolution and smooth movement while BRAVIA® Sync™ offers one-touch operation of your compatible Sony entertainment devices. The HT-IS100 is also equipped with a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMP) that connects to a range of optional accessories, including the supplied iPod® cradle (TDM-iP1). For added convenience, the Digital Cinema Calibration feature optimizes sound settings for your room at the push of a button.


Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Signal Connection:Wired
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Number of Speakers:6
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Speaker System
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS