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Sony DAV-HDX500

Sony DAV-HDX500
alaScore 76

144 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DAV-HDX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Sony DAV-HDX500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DAV-HDX500/i BRAVIA Home Theater SystemSony BRAVIA DAV-HDX500 Theater System

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Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX500

 

Sony's 2007 Bravia home theater in a box (HTIB) systems represent something of a departure from the company's popular Dream systems. The new line isn't quite as sleek--the Bravia DAV-HDX500's AV receiver/DVD changer has a bigger footprint and is a tad...

Home theater in a box with five-disc DVD changer; 480p, 720p, or 1080i HDMI output; height adjustable stand for main left and right speakers; spunky subwoofer; automatic speaker-calibration system; XM Radio-ready with XM HD Surround processing; decent...

Better for movies than music; does not include wireless speaker modules, unlike cheaper models in the same series.

The DAV-HDX500 delivers the best combination of features and value in Sony's Bravia home theater system line.

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Sony DAV-HDX500 BRAVIA Theater System

 

Sony may not have invented the Home Theater in a Box, but it's certainly gone a long way in perfecting the concept. Where most companies make just a couple of HTiBs, Sony has close to a dozen ranging from a cute "1000-Watt" system with a five-disc...

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Sony DAV-HDX500 BRAVIA Theater System

 

Sony may not have invented the Home Theater in a Box, but it's certainly gone a long way in perfecting the concept. Where most companies make just a couple of HTiBs, Sony has close to a dozen ranging from a cute "1000-Watt" system with a five-disc...

All things considered, especially the price point, I've got to give the DAV-HDX500 pretty high marks relative to its competitors. It's a fun system to use (except for that blasted remote), and the auto calibration makes getting the best sound possible...

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"superior product"

 

great bang for your buck especially if you are not quite willing to pay $399.99 for just a blu-ray dvd system without the surround sound.

video through the HDMI output is excellent the sound is too. I have the iPod dmport and don't really see why the audio for this system is getting a bad rap. I do admit it is not the best i have heard,i am turning the volume on max either

i haven't really found any cons in this product i am pretty well satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone.

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"great value,great sound!"

 

bottom line is i do love my hdx-500. it completes my version of a sony dream system. i have had my hdx-500 for two years now with not a single hicup-flawless. and my resent purchase of the new sony 40' v series lcd makes dvd's that much better,not to...

I like the simplicity of it,its very easy to hook up and to disconect when rearanging the living room. the sound is very good,especially when watching dvd's. the intro to transformers comes to mind when in multi speaker mode & at volume 24.

my only problem is the sound when listening to a cd or in my case using the bluetooth accesory to hear music files of of my sprint samsung instinct. i guess its just missing trebble and bass adjustments,if you ask me.the highs just arent clear enough

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"ALMOST BURNED MY HOUSE DOWN!"

 

THIS IS A WARNING TO ANYONE WHO OWNS a SONY COMBINATION SURROUND SOUND/DVD PLAYER, it ALMOST BURNED DOWN OUR HOUSE!

good sound

ALMOST BURNED MY HOUSE DOWN

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Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX500

 

great bang for your buck especially if you are not quite willing to pay $399.99 for just a blu-ray dvd system without the surround sound.

video through the HDMI output is excellent the sound is too. I have the iPod dmport and don't really see why the audio for this system is getting a bad rap. I do admit it is not the best i have heard,i am turning the volume on max either

i haven't really found any cons in this product i am pretty well satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone

Consumer review by:

Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX500

 

bottom line is i do love my hdx-500. it completes my version of a sony dream system. i have had my hdx-500 for two years now with not a single hicup-flawless. and my resent purchase of the new sony 40' v series lcd makes dvd's that much better,not to...

I like the simplicity of it,its very easy to hook up and to disconect when rearanging the living room. the sound is very good,especially when watching dvd's. the intro to transformers comes to mind when in multi speaker mode & at volume 24

my only problem is the sound when listening to a cd or in my case using the bluetooth accesory to hear music files of of my sprint samsung instinct. i guess its just missing trebble and bass adjustments,if you ask me.the highs just arent clear enough

Consumer review by:

Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX500

 

THIS IS A WARNING TO ANYONE WHO OWNS a SONY COMBINATION SURROUND SOUND/DVD PLAYER, it ALMOST BURNED DOWN OUR HOUSE!

good sound

ALMOST BURNED MY HOUSE DOWN

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"Great home theatre in a box system."

 

The system is great for the price. The sound and video upscaling are great with the HDMI. A lot of reviews comment on the bass, but I feel it has good sound during movies not so much with music. Looks great on the A/V rack and the front speakers look...

Great Sound, Easy Set Up, HDMI, Great Look

Odd Remote (It's a Sony thing), Slow Disc Change

Product Specifications

The DAV-HDX500 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. The DAV-HDX500 system is also XM Connect and Play ready with Neural Surround and offers height adjustable floor standing speakers designed to match the style and height of BRAVIA televisions. Optical and coaxial inputs are included for connectivity to digital audio sources. The XM Connect and Play feature requires a separate subscription and antenna for satellite radio service.

Amplifier

Output Channel Qty:5
Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder/Dolby Pro Logic II
Components:DVD changer / AV receiver/DVD changer / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD changer/AV receiver / DVD changer / Radio
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

Connectors

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

DVD

Changer Capacity:5
Changer Type:Carousel
Type:DVD changer

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DAV-HDX500/HDX500/i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Bravia Theater/Sony DAV

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Turntable

Type: None
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