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Sony DAV-SB300

Sony DAV-SB300
alaScore 80

304 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony DAV-SB300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 304 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Sony BDP-S300, Samsung BD-P1200, and Panasonic DMP-BD10A Blu-ray Players

 

Hot on the heels of the first, and almost universally lame, generation of Blu-ray players, here's generation II. In the case of two of these players, the big news is a substantial reduction in price. Both are less than half of their predecessors. In...

All in all, it's not a bad player for the money. If you don't have HDMI on your receiver, go for it. If you do, the PS3 does all this and more for the same money.

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Dav-SB300 Home Theatre

 

This system is ok for the price but it seems to lack on the speakers supplied.

Visually it is stunning (With high end Screen and RGB Scart) but I tested it on my bedroom TV also(fx32) an it is still stunning

Very, Very cheap and nasty speakers ; They are good on DVD but SACD and CD are terrible

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Bass Collection SB300 Series

 

Great bass. Low action means it is very easy to play. There is fret buzz but the pickups dont pick it up. The sound is very nice and big. The only problems are the location of the jack out and the battery is hard to access.

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Speakers: Subwoofers: Sony DAV-S300 Subwoofer

 

The DAV-S300 Subwoofer provides the anchor that movie sounds need to create drama. With 180 watts of power driving the efficient satellites and subwoofer, there is plenty of sound to fill any small to medium-sized room. Setup and use is easy thanks to...

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Sony DSXS300BTX Car Flash Audio Player - 208 W - AM FM - Bluetooth - USB - Auxiliary

 

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great apartment home theater

 

I bought this system because it was for the money one of the all in one home theater systems you could buy at the time. Its great in small to medium sized rooms. Its really easy to set up and they give you a generous amount of wire already. The...

Good clear sound, small compact, all in one

center channel is weak, needs more watts

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WARNING! Seach online for "sony c:13:00 error" first

 

easy set up, compact

faulty, weak speakers

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Good for about 2 and a half years

 

This unit is very easy to set up and operate. The speakers deliver good sound and the subwoofer, ev ...

Easy to set up and operate. Decent sound

Broke after only two and half years

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Avoid this product - DVD player eventually keeps giving errors

 

Features you can get somewhere else, my opinion is that this was a good little system for the price. The sound is OK, my speaker placement isn't ideal, so perhaps my opinion should be discounted, but the mid range sound is just not all there. This ...

Easy to set up, Good Pic, Compact

C13:00 error for 80% of DVD's I put in (see review above)

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A Great System to introduce one to DVD's--Highly recommended

 

I was interested in getting myself "up to speed" with home theater and DVD technology, and wean myself off of VHS tapes. However, I didn't want to have to rely on financing a purchase over time, a trend that seems very popular with consumers these...

Clean, compact system, and sounds great without applying for 10yr financing

Perhaps, some more control over tone (Bass/Treble)--other than that,none

Product Specifications

Called the DAV-S300 or the "Dream System", this all-in-one wonder comprises an AV receiver with a built-in DVD player (or vice versa) that features both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel processing, 5 micro satellite speakers, and a passive subwoofer. This all-in-one solution means that setup is fuss-free and worry-free. Detailed explanations, via easily understood color charts, are provided on the proper connections to the speakers. To further highlight the ease-of-connection of this system, speaker cables with color-coded connectors are provided to facilitate this function. To complement both the Dolby Digital and DTS formats, Sony's proprietary technology, Digital Cinema Sound, is also featured on the DAV-S300. Digital Cinema Sound effectively uses 3-D sound imaging to create the feel of sound emanating from points where no physical speakers exist. It allows the rear speakers (or even the front speakers) to recreate the same form of sound radiation achieved by multiple speakers. The result is a true theatre-like surround sound experience. The DAV-S300 also sports a slim, stylish design that seduces you, with its sleek chassis profile and svelte speaker design. As such, it is the perfect complement for those who strive for balance between aesthetics and performance in their home theatre equipment. Underneath its gorgeous exterior, the DAV-S300 sports the heart of a beast, with its pure 30 watt per channel power output into each of the five discrete channels (including the passive subwoofer). The key to achieving this power rating coupled with the unit's slim design is the utilization of a unique Class-T amplification design. This breakthrough design successfully provide the signal fidelity of sophisticated discrete-component linear Class-A and -AB designs, while offering high power efficiencies and the potential to need less exotic engineering to achieve high-end audiophile performance.

Amplifier

Output Channel Qty:6
Output Power / Total:180Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver/DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo/Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components/AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound Virtual 3D
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:AV receiver/Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14in
Height:6.3in
Weight:11.5lbs
Width:14in

DVD

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:S300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DAV

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic silver/Silver

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Turntable

Type: None
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