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Sony RHT-G800

Sony RHT-G800
alaScore 80

40 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Sony RHT-G800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 RHT-G800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony RHT-G800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RHT-G800 Home Theater Stand with Integrated Surround Speakers and Twin SubwoofersSony RHT-G800 Home Theater Stand with Integrated Surround Speakers and Twin Subwoofers

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Russell (

Sony RHTG800


Sony's RHTG800 is quite an interesting product, essentially comprising a TV stand with shelves for DVD players, consoles, etc, and a built-in speaker ...

Great design, neutral sound range makes it suitable for most audio, wide array of inputs

Slight loss of clarity at higher volumes, expensive option for those who don't need a TV stand or home entertainment cabinet, no support for DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD

This is a great product in itself, however its price may make it unsuitable for those who don't need everything it delivers. Nevertheless, it's an incredibly attractive alternative to a standard 5.1 system for those looking to save space.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Sony RHTG800


The Sony RHTG800 is an unusual take on the HTIB, but it looks good and works well. However, the sound quality isn't the best and the price is high.

Styling ; Two HDMI inputs ; All-in-one remote control ; HDMI cable included

Lack of mid-range sound ; Price ; Music performance

Conclusion The G800 will suit people who would like a proper cinema-style experience at home, but don't want to sacrifice the clean lines of their front room. Decent styling makes it a good place to plonk your TV, but bear in mind you won't be getting...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Lester (

Sony RHT-G800


Like the Evesham X2, Sony's G800 is designed to combine an effective pseudo-surround experience with attractively designed storage for an LCD or plasma TV and equipment. To begin with we were impressed by the design, which manages to look a tad...

Fairly expensive, still no replacement for a decent 5.1 set-up

Rather flat picture, with less vivid colour and contrast

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Sony RHTG800


I just got this recently and I love it. I can confirm that it pass through 1080p and not 1080i as mentioned by cnet review. Living in a small apartment, this unit is exactly what I am looking for. It looks great together with my new X series Bravia, it...

1. Act as a receiver with 2 HDMI input ; 2. Pass through 1080p ; 3. Virtual surround actually works ; 4. Looks great

1. Not as good as true surround ; 2. Not useful if you already have a tv stand ; 3. LCD display at the top instead of in front of the set, makes changing menu and viewing the display information cumbersome as you need to get out of the couch to look at...

Oct, 2007

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Sony RHTG800


Sony claims this is capable of 1080p pass through. Anybody that got their hands on this one yet?

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

RHT-G800 features a complete surround sound system cleverly concealed in a stylish TV stand - 5.1 processing, amplification and speakers, HDMI interface and compatibility with high definition video and audio. Also featuring BRAVIA Theater Sync, this space saving unit is the perfect companion for your TV.


Output Power / Total:470Watt


Audio output channels:4.1 / 5.1
RMS rated power:470 / 600

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Functions (KA):AV amplifier
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

Center speaker

Center speaker RMS power:200 / 70


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):43.9 x 15.7 x 19.5
HDMI ports quantity:3

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:3


AM band range:531 - 1602
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Satellite speakers

Satellite speakers RMS power:200 / 4


Subwoofer RMS power:120 / 200