Sony DAV-FC7 Home Theater in a Box

1.8/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $479.00


Product Description

  • slot-loading 5-disc changer
  • plays DVD-Video discs, SACDs, CDs, audio CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
  • plays CDs encoded with JPEG digital photos
  • built-in Dolby Digital/DTS/Pro Logic II decoding
  • 6-channel amplifier (100 watts x 5, plus 100 watts for the subwoofer)
  • Digital Cinema Sound®
  • 20 FM/10 AM tuner presets
  • illuminated multibrand remote


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dshadow2 a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I recieved this product as a wedding gift, so at VERY least I didn't lose any money on it. And I will preface my review by saying that anyone who reviews this product with a 4 or 5 star rating looks conspicuously like a Sony employee sent into these forums to give some good reviews to an obviously terrible product. you can tell because these reivews look less like authentic reviews and more like an inventory of this product's "features"--same that a sales person would give you. You think SOny would be a little smarter.

onward-- usually I don't have problems with Sony products, but this system proves to be the exception. It's usability is incredibly slow- i hope you have a good 15 minutes if you want to load a disc into all 5 slots at once. it's sound quality isn't great--but then again, it is an inexpensive system. However, I read a review on this product at either this or another website that used the analogy of complaining when your $500 car doesn't run like a $30,000 car. True- but wouldn't you like your $500 car to AT LEAST run? there is a difference between comparing a low system to a high system, and comparing a low system to a working system. This is not a $30,000 system, but be prepared to dread having spent only the $500 on it. Anyway, sound quality is average, picture quality is decent. But like soooooo many others, my unit has just recently frozen. I went to turn the turner off and the unit is stuck flashing "standby". this is awesome. after reading the other reviews in here i really dread what is ahead of me. Please, Please, Please do not purchase this system: yes, it is very contemporary looking; yes, it is inexpensive; yes it seems like a good deal BUT IT IS NOT. Do not, I repeat, do NOT buy this product. For the love of god do not buy this product.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by satelliteguy0520 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Please please please seek out reviews from users who have had this unit for more than a year before you purchase it. Mine started to freeze, needing to be turned off and back on, about 2 months ago. I was leaving on business and did not have time to deal with it. Now, 2 discs are stuck in it and will not come out, the DVD portion will not function at all, and if I power it off it will freeze up, displaying "standby" and will do nothing until I unplug it and plug it back in. I contacted Sony, who after great persistence on my part finally agreed to cover half of the 144.00 repair bill. Whoop tee doo. I will also have to ship the unit to California. They say this is a simple out of warranty issue because they know of no chronic service issues with this machine. They say the abundance of complaints about this exact issue easily found on the internet represent an insignificant number of buyers. If you have this unit please contact Sony so they may recognize that they do have a problem. Thanks for your time.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Electronic Express



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

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Sounds and looks good, but I think Sony tried to put 100lbs of crap into a 5lb bag with this unit. I've not even had the unit 9 months and its already been to the service center 2 times. I'll never make the mistake of spending $400 on Sony equipment again. Save your money if you think you're getting a good deal on this system. Customer service is good, automated voice system is not user friendly at all.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by AFaudioreview a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This unit is horrible. Buying an all-in-one unit is something my friends warned my about. But the style overrode their advice.
Shame on me! The unit repeatedly consumes DVD's and won't eject them. Trying to access the DVD mode of the unit then causes the unit to shut down. Or worse, it goes into Standby mode indefinitley. That is the last time you will see the DVD until it comes back from the Sony Service Center.
My $99 JVC always works. I'm going to send this unit back to the Sony Service center for another repair, and then sell it to some sucker on ebay.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   CircuitCity



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by East Coast a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Great product with lots of features at this price point.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City




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