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Sony DAV-X1 System

Sony DAV-X1 System
alaScore 81

181 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony DAV-X1 System from 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

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DAVX1G - DVD 2.1 Home Cinema SystemSony DAVX1G - DVD 2.1 Home Cinema System

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony DAV-X1 System


alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony DAV-X1 System from 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

82% of the reviews on 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)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

Sony DAV-X1 review:


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 (

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: staff (

Sony DAV-X1V review


Sometimes it's worth paying a little more

Strong features list ; Versatile compatibility ; Excellent sound and pictures


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

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

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: (

Sony DAV-X10 Home Theater System overview


SONY DAVX10 2.1 Home Cinema System - HDMI 720p/1080i upscaling 480W JPEG/MP3 Playback (Black)

Expert review by: (

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 (

Sony DAV-X1 2.1 Channel Home Theater System

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: rajnishsona (

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 (

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 (



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

Not true surround sound Setup Menu looks outdated

Sep, 2005

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.


Output Power / Total:480Watt

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


Active / Passive Speakers:Active
AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Signal Connection:Wired
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface:No / Yes
HDMI:No / Not Applicable / Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive


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

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Upscaling: No
Active / Passive Speakers:Partly Active System
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player / DVD Recorder
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Number of Speakers:<=3
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Speaker Type:Speaker System
Wireless Music System: No


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


Wireless Speakers: No

MD System

Type: None


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


Device Type:Radio tuner
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital


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

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital + DTS


Television Type: None


Type: None


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None