Sony DAV-TZ230 reviews: Home Cinema System

18 customer reviews
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+ This home cinema system scores high on ease of setting up. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.2 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
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Lucy, Kendal Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
You can pay a lot more for a home-theatre system, and overall this has a pretty good sound for the money. It's 600 watts, so you could certainly annoy the neighbours with it. DVD's in 5.1 sound awesome, though you may need to tweak the individual speaker volumes depending on personal taste.
It's reasonably simple to use, and you can get the sound from the TV going through it. You connect your TV via the 2-way scart socket, so the sound from the telly can go through all the speakers with anything transmitted in Dolby surround. The 5.1 effect is actually "simulated" using the Dolby pro-logic system, but it sounds great, hard to tell any difference between DVD's using "real" 5.1 audio.
Not the best on the market, but good quality sound nevertheless. I'd be surprised if there was anything much better at this price.
Bad points:
The main problem I have with this system is that there are no inputs, so you can't plug in any external sound source apart from the TV. It's a real shame about this as I can't get all my other gadgets going through it. I bought it mainly for 5.1 DVD's though, and you can plug in a USB stick so it's not a huge problem.
I would have liked some control over EQ, but there is none. For audiophiles like myself this is a real shortfall but for films and TV the EQ is more or less fine. Live music is another matter, and it could really do with a basic graphic EQ, especially to boost the top end. You can attenuate each speaker individually, but only by a maximum of 6db. In an average living room the sound is really bass-heavy, so my sub-woofer is permanently set at -6db, as quiet as I can get it, which just about suffices.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2011

Mark, Dunfermline Movie fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant piece of home cinema kit
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2011

Confirmed purchaser Movie fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great Sound
You can play Ipod through it
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2011

Nev Westcott, Merthyr Tydfil Music listener

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Typical Sony Quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2011

Robert, Ashford Middlesex family man

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
really easy to set up and excellent sound, the overall sound level in the room is reduced but the listening quality
is greatly improved. No need to have the TV on loud when you are sitting at the other end of the room.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Aug 2011

Mike, Alloa Movie fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use, quality of sound , USB / CD / DVD / iPOD compatability 10/10.
Bad points:
Internet and Blu Ray DVD playback from my Sony Bravia INternet TV seems not to be possible - upside down smile
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2011

Jane, Stoke on Trent Movie fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Does not connect to Sky+ for surround sound
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Jun 2011

Product Features

Sound channels 5.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player DVD Player
Built-in disc player CD Player
Wireless system Wired
Connections HDMI
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats CD
Playback formats Super Video CD
Audio technology Dolby Digital and DTS
Upscaling No
Number of scart ports 1
3D No
Number of speakers 6
Power (W) 142
Width in cm 43
Release date 2007-03-27
 
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