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Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX265

Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX265
alaScore 74

190 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX265. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 Bravia Theater DAV-HDX265 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX265 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA DAV-HDX265 Home Theater SystemSony BRAVIA DAV-HDX265 Home Theater System

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Robbins (

Sony DAV-HDX265 Home Theater System


Sony has many display products under their BRAVIA moniker, but they also have a line of A/V gear to match. At the entry level, the small form-meets-function HDX265 is a 5.1 speaker system and receiver/5-disc DVD changer. As with most lower cost units,...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Sony DAV-HDX265 Review and Prices


The Sony DAV-HDX265 home theater system includes a five-disc DVD/CD changer, five small speakers, a small subwoofer, remote control, and basic connection cables. This unit is part of Sony's BRAVIA line of theater products, but it is the lowest cost...

Low cost, auto-calibration, HDMI upscaling

Proprietary connections, no digital inputs

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: kara2119 (

Sony DVD players suck


This is the 3rd Sony DVD system that has failed on us in the past 5 years. Never again, Sony. You're producing garbage for landfills.

It was great for only 2 years

The DVD tray will not open. Sony support says 'tough titty, no warranty

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: hichez17 (

Not so good.


Bottom line, if your picky with your sound don't buy this. If you don't mind your surround sound having to be turned on extremely abnormally loud to hear some good sound, then this is for you.

They are good for small rooms during the day, 1000 wats

Can't hear details, for example low sounds do not come out very well(basically can't hear nothing). Speakers must be turned up pretty abnormally high for the movie to sound good and if turned to high it sounds really distorted

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: dysphonix (

Great bang for the buck. Not for audiophiles though!


What do you want for $200? It's a great deal! This system will not rock out your huge theater room, this is perfect for a small to medium sized viewing room.

Respectable audio quality ; Small speakers. Aesthetically pleasing design ; HDMI out ; Good upscaling of DVD's ; Component video outs ; 1/8 input in front makes it easy to hook up your mp3 player ; Auto-tuning' of room with calibration mic and system

No optical digital audio input (the CNET review says it has one, but it does not) ; Slightly large receiver/amp/dvd player ; Proprietary cables to speakers means you can't easily switch to higher grade speaker wire

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: jdtenis (

Great Home Theather For the Price...


Great device, great sound, can be found a great price. The main problem is the remote control and overall it is an excellent product.

It has great sound quality, auto-audio set up. Has AM/FM Radio, DVD, Music... I bought it at circuit city a while ago never have a problem with it

The remote does only work with a bravia tv which is not good since most of the people doesnt have also a bravia tv. Also installing the system something can be complicated

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: arock1993 (

Great for the average listener


I got this product as a christmas present. I am satisfied with it because for what I need it covers. It successfully reproduces sound in the mid-level range. The bass actually sounds good instead of being overpowering. One problem is that it takes...

Great bass, small speakers, video quality, small size, speakers and receiver look nice

More effort could have been put into the speakers. They are relatively small and do not have tweeters. Product is lacking in # of inputs. Sound quality of speakers is great at volume level 20-26, but lacking below and distorting higher

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: tony3659 (

Problems followed by more problems


I bought this with high expectations with it being a sony but a week after buying it my cd drive had an error but that was easily fixed. The following week my cd changer jammed and I magically got it to work after 5 hours of different attempts. Another...

Great Sound, Easy hookup, great customer service

The constant number of problems

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: gatorbite2 (

Nice but Misleading


this player is nice great buy and easy to install and even has a good picture but the misleading thing is it wont play a dvd thats in hddvd format it will ony enhance a regular dvd i kept trying to play hddvd movies and it wouldnt play them after i...

Looks nice, easy to install , sounds pretty good , great price

Does not play hddvd movies

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: MD Martin (

Got this as an early Christmas present. Got a great deal at Best Buy. $199. System works great


For the price my son got this is a good system. I am happy with it. Would have gotten a higher rating if it had a digital audio connector. I get get sound and would recommend this system.

Easy set up, good sound

Can't use theatersync with my sayo tv & no digital audio

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

The DAV-HDX265 BRAVIA system integrates a high-quality DVD changer with HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output with 720p/1080i video upscaling for connectivity with the latest HD digital televisions to enhance picture quality and sound. The system features BRAVIA Theater Sync, which helps integrate the operation of the system with a compatible BRAVIA television sending control signals over HDMI. With the touch of a button, users can automatically turn on and switch inputs, syncing connected devices making operation easier. Also included is Sony's Digital Media Port. This enables the addition of music options with wireless Bluetooth devices, WiFi-enabled PCs and portable digital music players, including select Network Walkman players, with a simple connection through an optional accessory. Once connected the device is powered and controlled by the system. Additionally, Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) is included, simplifying multi-channel surround sound setup with the use of an included microphone for a balanced home theater experience.


Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD changer / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD changer
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Changer Capacity:5
Type:DVD changer


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Bravia Theater

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Type: None