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Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX285

Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX285
alaScore 79

163 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX285. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-HDX285 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX285 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA DAV-HDX285 5.1-Channel Theater System (Black)Sony BRAVIA DAV-HDX285 5.1-Channel Theater System (Black)

Sep, 2018

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Surround Sound on the cheap


I got this bad boy for 200 bucks, which was a very good price. It's everything I wanted in a surround sound system and more. It even has rear speaker wireless compatibility so that in the future I can upgrade to wireless rears if I want. Pretty cool......

Very Very Very good sound. Those complaining about balancing don't know how to balance their own sound... too bad for you. Automatic setup is also a big pro as it adapts your speaker setup to any room perfectly, no matter where the speakers are setup....

Only one digital optical connection. Not a big deal though, I haven't seen any with more than one ever. And generally you can route everything through the t.v

Mar, 2010

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great system for the price


I made some speaker stands for the rear speakers. Definitely know what your going to do with the rear speakers.

The system is really great for the price. Crisp clear audio and the DVD player works well too ; The sub really has some kick to it. I can't really get it cranking in my apartment - its easy to generate a complaint. The first day I had it I couldn't...

None that I can think of really

Feb, 2010

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Great Surround Unit


My setup, everything goes to LCD TV, TV to unit with optical cable. Xbox 360 does have surround sound passed through my TV but does not separate back channels, it combines back left and back right.

The unit has auto setup to calibrate the speakers. Installed and ran setup and the system sounded great. Using a LCD TV, Wii, Xbox 360, and DVD Recorder. Good sounding range. Very pleased with purchase

Speakers use proprietary connection on back of main unit. Speaker wires almost didn't work for my room(12x15) too short. There is only 1 optical input. Biggest problem is that priority is given to 'coaxial in' instead of 'optical in'. My DVD recorder...

Jan, 2010

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Very good HTiB


I was a little leery to buy this based on some of the lower ratings and comments I've read. I've had mine now a few weeks and for the money, this is GREAT! For starters, to hook-up this system make sure you're using the optimal connections ie, HDMI and...

Easy set-up, 5 disk cd, good sound, iPod doc is great! and D.C.A.C. (Auto Calibration)

The display is a little hard to see from across the room and the remote is a little overly complicated. Also would be nice to have more control of the sound

Dec, 2009

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Nice HT for the price!!


I think its time they should start giving HDMI and optical audio cables as part of the packaging, now that its becoming a "standard".

1-> Good audio and video. Good buy for the price ; 2-> 5- DVD changer ; 3-> iPod dock ; 4-> S-Air Ready ; 5-> Keeps up with the brand-name expectations ; 6-> Fast and free shipping thanks to newegg! This is what makes me prefer newegg...

1-> No USB ports. (an egg less for this reason) ; 2-> No HDMI Input. (obviously not an HT receiver) ; 3-> Poor AM/FM reception. You have to adjust the antenna a lot. (not an issue if you dont want to use it as radio) ; 4-> A little...

Dec, 2009

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You can hear it now!


"This is a great system for the money. The picture provided by the DVD player is brilliant. We watch a lot of episode TV on DVD, and you can load a whole season in at once with the five disc changer. If you are planning a movie marathon night, you can...

sound, picture, 5 disc changer

difficult instructions, unsure of how to use to full potential

Mar, 2009

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For the price you can't beat it


I looked and looked for a surrond sound system to go with my 1080p 50" lcd and my xbox 360. I usually dont buy sony products only because I think they are overpriced most of the time. But the more I read up on this set the more I became comfortable...

Easy to Use, Good Value, Quality Construction

None submitted

Apr, 2010

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Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX285


Home Theater DVD with 5.1 channels, has Karaoke function with scores and Radio AM / FM. Watch your favorite movies with the best audio and video!

the product is very good

no disadvantages in this product

Jun, 2009

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Sony Bravia Theater


Key Features Included Components DVD Player Radio Tuner Number Of Speakers 5 Speakers and Subwoofer Front Speaker 1 Way Main Speakers Power Output 143 Watts Playable Disk Types DVD Video VCD DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD+RW SACD CD...

good home theater

there are no disadvatages

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Make your movies come alive with the DAV-HDX285 BRAVIA theater system. It combines a 5-disc DVD/CD changer, 1000 watts of home theater power, and an included iPod dock for enjoying your tunes in a big way. With the optional S-AIR receiver/speakers system, you can now easily send your music wirelessly to another room in your home. Using exclusive Sony S-AIR technology, multi-room audio distribution is a cinch to set up. The DAVHDX285 can even control a select number of BRAVIA televisions with BRAVIA Sync via the HDMI interface. In other words, you can control your components easily with just one remote while maintaining the proper settings in each. Also, HDMI interface upscales DVD media up to 1080p This BRAVIA System optimizes speaker placement in just 30 seconds with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration.


Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio System

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


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


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


Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Bravia Theater


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty