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Sony Home Theater System (DAV-FR1)

Sony Home Theater System (DAV-FR1)
alaScore 71

119 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Sony Home Theater System (DAV-FR1). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, 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 Home Theater System (DAV-FR1) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Sony Home Theater System (DAV-FR1) from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DAV-FR1 5-Disc Progressive Scan DVD Dream SystemSony DAV-DX150 Home Theater SystemSony DAV-FR8 5-Disc Progressive Scan DVD Dream System

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

Sony DAV-FR1


Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more.

Compact HTIB; five-disc, slot-loading DVD/SACD/CD changer/receiver; tiny satellites and low-slung center speaker; subwoofer has twin woofers.

Disc swapping is a slow process; satellites lack tweeters.

The home-theater stamina of Sony's most affordable HTIB knocked us out, but its talents waned on CD.

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: askibum02 (

"Great for the buget minded audiophile."


I bought this because I was moving to a much smaller house, and my 10 year old floor speakers and stereo components just took up too much room. Overall, I am am very happy with the quality of the sound and operation. My biggest complaint (and I knew...

Great Sound

Slow disc swapping

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: dschetter (

"Worked well until DVD got stuck!"


I was relatively pleased with this unit until a DVD got stuck in it after I owned it for 15-months. Based on comments from others, should I feel fortunate that mine lasted that long? So much for SONY dependability. When I try to eject the DVD, the word...

Good value for the money. Nice all-in-one package

I have never been able to get a universal remote to work with it. Even other Sony remotes would not work with it. Very slow loading and ejecting discs.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: vicious (

so far so good

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: Felix (

Better luck next time

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Good but not Great

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: michael1150 (

"Perfect audio section for 2d HDTV setup (bedroom)"


I think the low-ball scorers of this product need to rethink what they are telling the ret of us. Most of the posotive reaactions to this excellent value and stylish system seem based on a combination of value, erformane and style. Most of the negative...

Great value (almost free ($99) w/ TV@BestBuy)

No on screen disc list for changer

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: drache (

"After 2 movies the DVD stoped working"


This is my second sony Home theatre system, the first one was DAV-FV1 and it worked perfectly for a year then after thwt it broke, sony technisians could not repair it. their final word to me was "it junked out at service senter". I got reimbursed and...

Good Sound and affordable

It only lasted for 2 movies before it broke down

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: (

"dvd mechanism 2nd replacement"


Sound is excellent. Great unit when it works.

DVD changer entire assembly changed out. The replacement has the same problem, Will not accept a disk. Unit flashes "standby" and shuts down. Warrnaty repair shop says it see's a lot of these for the same problem.

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Sony Does IT Again


Awsome Sound, Easy Setup, and Won't Break Your Wallet

None to speak of

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

Build a brilliant home theater with the DAV-FR1 DVD Dream System. Boasting total system power of 750 watts, a 5-disc slot loading DVD/SACD/CD changer, and an S-Master Full Digital Amplifier, the DAV-FR1 will bring out the best in sound and film. The system supports multiple playback formats, CD-R/RW, Super Audio CD (Multi), MP3 and JPEG, and will decode Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, dts ES, dts, and Dolby Pro Logic II. And, even though it has high level functionality, the system is easy to set-up, thanks to color-coded speaker connections. Take your home entertainment up a serious notch with a DVD Dream System from Sony.


Output Power / Total:750Watt/790Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1/Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS 96/24
Components:DVD changer / AV receiver / Speaker system/DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD changer/DVD player / Radio
Sound Effects:Bass Boost
Sound Output Mode:5.1 channel surround
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects: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


Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


CD Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Changer Capacity:5
Changer Type:File type
DVD Repeat Modes:All / Chapter / Title
Type:DVD changer/DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DAV/Sony DVD Dream

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control/Universal remote control


Type: None