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Product Reviews for Sony BDV-HZ970W 1000W 5.1 Channel 3D BD player Wireless Home Theater System
from Lake Stevens, WA on 11/21/2011
We purchased this system to replace an aging Yamaha receiver/surround unit. We really wanted the wireless rear speakers. After some research we found that there is a unit that is wireless and the speakers plug into that with regular cables. At this price point that seems to be the only way they connect. What I LOVED about the setup was how the speaker cables connected easy and were color coded to avoid any confusion with positive and negative is or which speaker was which. The system integrates well (we have a Samsung 8500 LED TV and the BD player will turn on he TV and calibrate the settings when a BD is inserted.) and sounds great.
from moscow idaho on 11/15/2011
i like sony tvs and sony home thetures and my tv is better joseys tv becuse it is a rca tv witch sucks it is not as good as sony sony is the most pricey stuff it has good sound and piture rca i to cheap and not as good bose is better than samsund and sony but sony is the best right now i had my sony tv for one year i is stell working realy well., time likes my sony tv becuase it has the best piture it is better than the roberts tv i like sony i will buy sony stuff all the time i have a old pineener home thure in my place now it work ok bot not as good as my new sony stereo
from Los Angeles, CA on 10/4/2011
Great sound. Outstanding integration with Sony TV
Flimsy stands, Not really adjustable
This pairs with my new Sony HD TV seamlessly. It works together like it is a single entity. As such, I very much recommend pairing this with a modern Sony HD TV. Many settings happen automatically depending on what media and situation you are using. Still, settings can be easily adjusted if needed with well designed menus. The Blu-Ray player is actually a "disc" player in that it plays about any kind of disc, Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and even data CDs. Big plus as it means much fewer components! The wireless system for the rear Surround speakers is a plus, as I needed to mount them rather far back in the room. Easy calibration procedure with the calibration mic determines the distance of each speaker, so the balance is correct no matter where you place them. The system even includes the USB wireless adaptor, so Internet video access is also on the menu (Of course you need your own wireless- or wired- home system for that to work). Physical setup was a bit of a hassle, but with five speakers to wire, you have to expect that. If you don't have the time or inclination, Sony will send people to do it for you for a reasonable fee. The front speaker stands come with two different "rods" of different heights, The only way to "adjust" the height is to select the rods you want to use and assemble with those. I initially set it up with the higher rods, but it was wobbly and seemed unstable. Switching to the lower height rods meant un-wiring and disassembling the speakers stands and starting over. Once set up though, everything worked great! First movie viewed was "2001, a Space Odyssey" which I had seen in great theaters, which made an excellent comparison. The experience was very much like being in a real theater! Be aware that you will need to separately order or have a high speed HDMI cable to connect to a modern TV system.
Awesome Home Theater System
from Jersey City, NJ on 9/16/2011
2 hdmi inputs, 2 USB inputs, S-Air, stream music, video and pictures directly from PC, Wireless N adapter included
Heigh adjustment is not flexible, Missing Manual volume equilizer, speakers are not wireless
I like this product as it's a bundle pack.
from california,CA on 6/8/2011
one of my friends owns this and i think its the best home theater system ive seen of sony great picture and sound quality.i also have a question for those who have this package whats the model number for the surround speakers?