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Sony DAV-X1 System

Sony DAV-X1 System
alaScore 82

187 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews of Sony DAV-X1 System. 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 Sony DAV-X1 System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DAV-X1 System

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony DAV-X1 System from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DAV-X1 System

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony DAV-X1 System from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DAV-X1 Platinum DVD Dream Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony DAV-X1 Platinum DVD Dream Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony DAV-X1 review

 

Sony DAV-X1

2.1-channel surround HTIB system; elegant design; tiny speakers; dual 6-inch subwoofer; HDMI output; plays SACDs; simplified cable hookup; includes setup DVD.

Virtual-surround effect limited to a small sweet spot; not a multidisc changer; movies sound better than music; high style comes with a high price.

Sony's DAV-X1 virtual-surround Dream System can unleash a full, enveloping sound from DVDs, but it's less satisfying with CDs.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: ROBERT (agoraquest.com)

Sony DAV-X1 System

 

Sony's Dream Systems have set the pace for stylish home-theater-in-a-box systems (HTIBs) for years. Now, with its new DAV-X1 Platinum DVD Dream System, the company's designers have downsized the formula. Sony has added new features, such as...

Alot less money than the BOSE 2.1 System that cost $899.00!.. Excellent sound, great for HDTV's which don't have great built in speakers

The speakers are controlled by 1 wire

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony DAV-X1V review

 

Sometimes it's worth paying a little more

Strong features list ; Versatile compatibility ; Excellent sound and pictures

Costly

It's not cheap, but if you can justify the expense you won't be disappointed

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The Sony DAV-X1 is kids play to rig up with composite, S-Video and component outputs

Not a particularly accomplished system in terms of surround sound but the DAV-X1's picture is great

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Sony DAV-X1 review

 

Sony DAV-X1

2.1-channel surround HTIB system; elegant design; tiny speakers; dual 6-inch subwoofer; HDMI output; plays SACDs; simplified cable hookup; includes setup DVD.

Virtual-surround effect limited to a small sweet spot; not a multidisc changer; movies sound better than music; high style comes with a high price.

Sony's DAV-X1 virtual-surround Dream System can unleash a full, enveloping sound from DVDs, but it's less satisfying with CDs.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: (whathomecinemamag.com)

Sony DAV-X1V

 

Sony's DAV-X1V is a stylish 2.1 virtual surround system aimed at those seeking a home cinema solution without the fuss of additional speakers and cabling taking over the room

Good set of features, Impressive connectivity

Too much MPEG noise, 'Surround sound' not really delivered

Good on paper, but unfortunately not quite so good in reality

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: lazyboy (shopzilla.com)

Sony DAV-X1 2.1 Channel Home Theater System

 
Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: rajnishsona (ciao.com)

Quick review of Sony Platinum DVD Dream System DAV-X1V Home theater system

 

Sony's lavishly designed DAV-X1V system sounds great on DVDs and less dreamy on music.2.1-channel virtual surround system; elegant design; five-disc DVD/CD/SACD changer; automatic speaker setup and calibration; tiny, two-way/three-driver satellites;...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: jonniedee (epinions.com)

Product changing? - great prices right now!

 

Great price, flexibility, HDMI ready

Different sound levels between inputs, Large speaker cables

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: jerrysal (epinions.com)

Good, better than Bose, EXCELLENT PICTURE QUALITY

 

Excellent Picture Quality(HDMI input)High Quality build and materials

Not true surround sound Setup Menu looks outdated

Sep, 2005
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Product Specifications

The Sony DAV-X1V Platinum DVD Dream System is an all-in-one home theater system for customers who want big surround sound without a big system. The DAV-X1V simulates the surround sound of a traditional 5.1 ch. speaker system using just 2.1 speakers and is also very easy to set up. It has dedicated audio input for portable digital music players for customers who store music on these devices. It also offers 5 DVD/CD/SA-CD changer for hours of audio and video entertainment, HDMI interface to ensure compatibility with the latest digital television, and an auto calibration feature to create an optimum sound field for your listening environment.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:480Watt

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Pro Logic II,DTS / Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio output channels:2.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS / Dolby Digital, DTS
Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:160 / 200 / 300 / 480

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / Speaker system/SACD / DVD changer / AV receiver / Speaker system/SACD / DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD changer/AV receiver / DVD player
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:S-FORCE Front Surround Sound/S-FORCE Front Surround Sound / Virtual Enhanced Surround/S-FORCE Pro Surround Sound
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None
Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Home theater system with DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:250GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250

DVD

CD Playback Modes:All disks repeat / All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle/All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle/Program play / Repeat all / Repeat shuffle
Changer Capacity:5
Type:DVD changer/DVD player/DVD recorder

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):165 / 55 / 85

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DAR-X1R/DAV-X1V/DAVX1 Platinum/X1G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony DAV/Sony DVD Dream System/Sony Platinum DVD Dream System

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / DVD
Number of Discs:5
Number of disks:5
Number of optical discs:5
Optical disc player type:DVD Player / DVD Recorder

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 5.28 x 2.99 / 16.3 x 12.8 x 3.54
HDMI ports quantity:4
Media types supported:Super Audio CD(Stereo), MP3
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V, 50 - 60Hz / 220-240V, 50/60Hz / 230V AC, 50Hz
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):7.2 x 4.84 x 2.95
Surround speaker weight:28.2
Weight:12.1 / 9.92

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 3
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1 / 3
FM antenna: Yes
I/O ports:-Audio Line IN analog / optical / coaxial;\n-2 x Video Signal IN composite / S;\n-Video Signal OUT component / S / Compo(DVD only);\n-SCART(COMPOSITE-out/RGB-out/AUDIO-in); / Audio In/Out, Component Video Out, Digital In/Out, Headphone Out, Monitor Out, Scart In/Out, Subwoofer Out, Surround Out, S-Video In/Out, Video In/Out / Audio Line IN (Analog): 3\nAudio Line IN (Optical): 1+1\nAudio Line IN (Coaxial): 1+1\nAudio Input (Front, mini): 1\nVideo Signal IN (Composite): 2\nVideo Signal OUT (Composite): 1\nS-Video Signal IN: 2\nS-Video Signal OUT: 1\nVideo Signal OUT (Component): 1 (DVD only)\nVideo Signal OUT (HDMI) Upscale 720p/1080i for DVD: 1 (DVD only)\nDCAC (Auto Calibration): Silver Plus\nSpeaker Terminal (Front/Centre/Surround/Subwoofer) / Audio Line IN analog / optical\nAudio Input (Front, mini)\nVideo Signal IN composite\nVideo Signal OUT component \n2 x SCART(COMPOSITE-out/RGB-out/AUDIO-in)\nDV input / DM

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):165 / 85

Radio

AM band range:531 - 1602
Device Type:Radio tuner
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speakers RMS power:50 / 80

Subwoofer

Subwoofer impedance:4
Subwoofer RMS power:100 / 80

Technical Details

Frequency range:87.5 ~ 108.0 MHz

Television

Television Type: None

Turntable

Type: None

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

Video

Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):6.38 x 5.28 x 2.99
Center speaker weight:28.2
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.74 x 4.13 x 8.46
Front speaker weight:31.7
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):6.3 x 19.7 x 14.2 / 8.07 x 15.4 x 19.6 / 8.07 x 15.7 x 17.3
Subwoofer weight:20.5 / 22