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    Opinions on the new HT-SF800M Dashboard
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    g-sony

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    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
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      Posted: 2005-12-30 17:01

    Hi,

    hoping you can help me out here.

    I need a surround sound solution for my living room and I've had my eye on the HT-SFM800M system.

    Note: I'm new to all this surround sound stuff.

    http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProduct.action?product=HT-SF800M&site=odw_en_GB&pageType=Overview&category=HCS+Cinema+Surround+Kit

    However, I have not been able to find any reviews on the system whatsoever.

    Can anyone help me out?

    THanks.


       


    jehill
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    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
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    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-12-30 18:28

    Welcome to Agoraquest!  That looks like an attractive system, but that may be where it ends.  600 watts total power isn't much, especially if it includes the sub-woofer and is determined at 10% THD.  I you like to crank up the volume, you may be disappointed with the maximum volume level possible.  IMHO, you are better off getting a component system, that is, a separate receiver, speakers and DVD player.

    -John

    Sony A/V System: KV-36XBR450 FD Trinitron WEGA and AVD-LA2500PKG consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer

    [ This message was edited by: jehill on 2005-12-31 14:11 ]


       
    g-sony

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      Posted: 2005-12-31 03:35


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    On 2005-12-30 18:28, jehill wrote:
    Welcome to Agoraquest! That looks like an attractive system, but that may be where it ends. 600 watts total power isn't much, especially if it includes the sub-woofer and is determined at 20% THD. I you like to crank up the volume, you may be disappointed with the maximum volume level possible. IMHO, you are better off getting a component system, that is, a separate receiver, speakers and DVD player.


    Thanks for your help. I'm on a tight budget which is why this particular system is an option for me.

    We have neighbors so I will not be cranking the volume up really loud.
    I suppose I need to hear what a 600 watts system sounds like before I buy!

    Cheers.


       
    jehill
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    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-12-31 14:10

    That's a great idea.  If it's  possible to audition the system before the purchase, that's what you should do.  Many times, that's not possible.  I was unable to locate any dealers that had my system (described in signature) up and running before I purchased it on-line.  I later discovered that its 120 wpc power rating was into a 6 ohm load while the speakers in the package are 8 ohms.  With an 8 ohm load, the power rating is only 100 wpc.  I should point out that, unlike the system that you are considering, the power ratings are at 0.7 % THD, not 10 % THD as I suspect.

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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
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