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Sony DAV-HDX500

Sony DAV-HDX500
alaScore 77

126 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Sony DAV-HDX500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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-HDX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 126 reviews)

2 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (hometheater.com)

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...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (hometheatermag.com)

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...

Jun, 2007
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Consumer review by: Capt Ahab (newegg.com)

Surprised by Sound Quality

 

I'm not an audiophile but I think music sounds great on the system too. It's got 3.5mm input for mp3/ipod use, and mine came with a coupon for an iPod dock upon registration but I think that may be a temporary deal.

Absolutely fantastic sound for home theater use! I was skeptical of the sub woofer based on it's size. But somehow it manages to be crisp, punchy, and room-shaking when appropriate. Wow ; Also the microphone based auto configuration let's you "program"...

No HDMI input, but none of it's competitors do either. It does have a componenent in. Another review gives this unit low marks for inputs, but it's got more than most HT in a box solutions, especially in this price range. Just read the description or...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: stepam-is (ciao.com)

Quick review of Sony DAV HDX500/i Home theater system

 

sony dav hdx500/i home theater really is a fabulous product samsung have benn made its seems that they realle exert efffort to do this product and released it to market.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: dedyrinda (ciao.com)

Sony DAV-HDX500 BRAVIA

 

Up the system performance slightly. Sony uses special color-coded speaker cable connectors on the back of the receiver / DVD player, so that the plugs and connect the wire with the matching color in the end to the corresponding loudspeakers. ... Read...

Setting up the system performance easily

Difficult to upgrade the speakers later on if you have the desire to do so

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: ecko86 (ciao.com)

Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX500 Home theater system

 

Home theater system. i choose SONY coz this brand are well known and good name. Even there are lot of competitors are ahead, such as samsung, LG, Yamaha or else, still, people like SONY. but hey, can these product bring another wind of glory to SONY?...

Good movie sound, decent input selection

Bass is not highest quality, odd remote (yeahh, it's a Sony thing)

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: desti (ciao.com)

Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX500

 

Some description about this product: Sony has created BRAVIA Theater Sync to go beyond simple audio and video transmission. When combined with a select number of BRAVIA Televisions and other Sony audio and video products, in addition to audio and video...

Good quality

None

Feb, 2009

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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