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Sony DAV-LF1

Sony DAV-LF1
alaScore 79

60 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony DAV-LF1. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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-LF1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DAV-LF1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Sony DAV-LF1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DAV-LF1 Platinum Dream SystemSony DAV-LF1 Platinum Dream System

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Sony DAV-LF1 home theater system Review and Prices

 

Convenience on its own is one thing, but convenience combined with awesome sound quality is a whole other story. The DAV-LF1 combines the quality of Sony's Dream System product line, complete with multichannel SACD playback, with the convenience of...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Kevin Hunt (hometheater.com)

Sony DAV-LF1 DVD Platinum Dream System

 

If not for all the wires, Sony's wireless DAV-LF1 DVD Platinum Dream System would be absolutely dreamy. Even with today's technology, a home theater can't do wireless like a cell phone or a home network or laptop stoked with Wi-Fi. The best it can do...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Kevin Hunt (hometheatermag.com)

Sony DAV-LF1 DVD Platinum Dream System

 

If not for all the wires, Sony's wireless DAV-LF1 DVD Platinum Dream System would be absolutely dreamy. Even with today's technology, a home theater can't do wireless like a cell phone or a home network or laptop stoked with Wi-Fi. The best it can do...

A transmitter the size of a clamshell cell phone, tethered by wire to another mini-jack on the amplifier, sends audio signals from the amplifier up to 33 feet to the surround speaker equipped with the IR receiver. That speaker must be plugged into an...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony DAV-LF1H review

 

If you're the kind of high-flyer who prefers the finer things in life then Sony has you firmly in its sights with this powerful but pricey home cinema set-up. But can it deliver substance as well as style?

It’s too expensive but it still succeeds better than its rivals at providing an intoxicating blend of high style and fine audio and visual performance

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

If you're the kind of high-flyer who prefers the finer things in life then Sony has you firmly in its sights with this powerful but pricey home cinema set-up. But can it deliver substance as well as style?

It's too expensive but it still succeeds better than its rivals at providing an intoxicating blend of high style and fine audio and visual performance

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony DAV-LF1H review

 

A real performer but at too high a cost

Bags of style ; easy to set up and use ; wireless rear speakers ; good all-round performance

Optimistic price ; the same money would buy better-performing separates

It’s far from inexpensive, and has some competitive, cheaper rivals, but the Sony has style

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Jeremy Roche (cnet.com.au)

Sony DAV-LF1 DVD Home Theatre System

 

Sony's super-sexy DAV-LF1 most touted feature is wireless rear speakers. But do they perform as well as their wired siblings? Read our Australian review.

Sexy floating glass panel and aluminium finish ; Wireless rear speakers eliminates long cable runs from front to back of room ; Suports CD, DVD, SACD, CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW, MP3, VCD and JPEG discs ; Vertical, slot-loading disc player ; Sublime sound quality

Rear speakers use infrared and require line of sight to transmitter ; Need to link rear speakers to each other and connect to mains power

Unfortunately the review unit Sony sent us was a European model with a SCART output for video. As the SCART interface is not commonly used in Australia, we had no chance to test DVD play back. Sony Australia tells us that to cope with demand, a limited...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: CNET Australia (cnet.com.au)

Sony DAV-LF1 wireless home theatre system

 

Sony's stylish DAV-LF1 home theatre system features wireless rear surround sound speakers.

Sexy floating glass panel and aluminium finish ; Wireless rear speakers eliminates long cable runs from front to back of room ; Suports CD, DVD, SACD, CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW, MP3, VCD and JPEG discs ; Vertical, slot-loading disc player ; Sublime sound quality

Rear speakers use infrared and require line of sight to transmitter ; Need to link rear speakers to each other and connect to mains power

If you're after something more affordable but like the idea of wireless rear speakers, Sony has also launched the DAVSR4W ($1499) and the DAVSB500W ($1199) home theatre systems. Both also have the wireless rears, but are scaled back on the package...

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: wllm (epinions.com)

DO NOT PURCHASE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

 

I made the HUGE mistake of purchasing one of the units because I wanted a small, good looking home theater system for our bedroom. I can't say anything good about it, and the only neutral thing I can say about it is that it's design is...

unconventional" design

Defective, Defective by Design, Poor quality, Zero-shameful support from Sony

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: frs1ba (epinions.com)

Nice design

 

Nice design best wireless system in the market

No HDMIrear speakers still needs wire Average sound qualityRemote is not universal

Aug, 2006
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Product Specifications

The perfect home theater is missing something - wires. The DAV-LF1 features Digital Infrared Audio Transmission (DIAT), which Sony developed to transmit the audio signals using infrared. It can maintain the original signal integrity of the most advanced high bandwidth media like HDTV and SA-CD. This means you won't have wires running down the length of your living room, just so you can set up your rear speakers. The total system power of the DAV-LF1 is a hefty 600 watts, and it includes a DVD/SACD/CD player, Bass Enhancement Function, CD/SACD Text, and Digital Cinema Sound System. It's time to step up to wireless surround sound. The DAV-LF1 is the home theater buff's dream.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:600Watt/780Watt

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 / AV receiver / Speaker system/SACD / DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player
Sound Effects:Bass Boost/DSGX
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound EX/Digital Cinema Sound EX / Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan:No / Yes
RDS/EON: Yes
UPnP:No / NO UPNP
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

Connectors

Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

CD Playback Modes:A-B repeat / All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle/All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat / All / Chapter / Title/All / Chapter / Title
Type:DVD player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:LF1/LF1H
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DAV

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers:No / Yes

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Playback

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

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Recording

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

Remote Control

Type:Remote control/Universal remote control

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS

Turntable

Type: None