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Sony DAV-S300
4 Reviews
rating  3.5 of 5
MSRP 
Description: Sony has devised a way to get full benefit from DVD. In their DVD solutions, they''ve picked out the receiver and all the speakers. It''s like having a highly qualified Sony engineer at your side when you go shopping. The speakers are matched to the receivers - and to each other. Matched speakers maintain spectral balance and stable imaging, no matter where the sound comes from left, right, or center, front or rear. <br><br>Dolby Digital and DTS Decoding An essential part of DVD performance is Dolby Digital surround sound. And it''s fundamentally unlike anything that''s come before. First it delivers fully digital sound. Then it keeps all channels completely separate (discrete) throughout the process. Third it encodes separate Left-Surround and Right-Surround channels. Finally, there''s a "".1"" channel just for Low-Frequency Effects (LFE). This is the cutting edge of surround sound, vividly reproduced by Sony DVD solutions. And because some DVDs use an alternate 5.1-channel audio system - dts encoding - some of these solutions als provide dts processing. <br><br>Sony also incorporates the controls and adjustments that so many others leave out. So you can direct the bass to match y


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by rigo a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This system is over priced. if you take into cosideration the play back options
for music or movies.
would not recommend.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   circuit city



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Notch Johnson a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Amazing system. I´m very impressed about everything in this machine.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   lidl



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by AnthonyD a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This product in my opinion is really four products in one:
DVD Player,
A/V Receiver,
5xSatalite Speakers &
Subwoofer.
I will review each part separately.

DVD Player - OK
It is a reasonable DVD player capable of a pretty good picture. Has good loading and alyer transition times. Good points include detailed DVD setup menu which enables lots of info about the disc loaded to be gained (e.g. bit rate history, layer change point, audio bitrate). Bad points are no component out or digital out. Additionally in my setup, S-Video out produced very very faint wavy angled lines on the screen, that disappeared with composite, and other DVD players.

A/V Receiver - poor
No digital in, and very limited settings. Really is designed for use only within this system, and not to be used for other purposes. Sound is average, and power output is okay with its own 3ohm speakers, but with everything else it is way too weak. Also directs way too much to the sub, and can't alter that amount. With music, even with sub set to -6dB, far too boomy!

Speakers - poor
Single "full" range cone, that can't go low, and doesn't do highs with any detail of presence. I changed center to two-way Aaron speaker, and improvement was out of this world! Still they move a far amount of air out of the bass port.

Subwoofer - crap
Way too boomy, and lacks amp (passive). Nice small size, but passive nature means its usefulness outside this system is nil.

Overall it is a good first system, but it is very difficult to upgrade individual parts of it. I bit pricey these days, but a nice intro to DVD system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   JB Hi-Fi Camberwell



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
If you want a small, space saving unit, this is it. Inexpensive and sounds great. Easy to set up and use.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000




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