Sony HT-SS1000 reviews: 5.1 Surround Sound Home Cinema System

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+ This home cinema system scores high on range of features. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 29 reviews.
Sony HT-SS1000: No Disc Drive, With HDMI See full product description

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Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reliable, good range of input devices all with the option of SPIDF input too, and sounds good with lots of options for manually switch between different modes e.g. Dolby/Non-Dolby, 2 channel, 3 channel, 5 channel etc
Bad points:
It seems almost pernickerty to say, but it can be a little slow to start-up sometimes (5-10 seconds), however this may part of the Sony intelligent communication to determine which device has just been turned-on.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 22 Jun 2010

Steve, maldon

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sounds amazing, I have a Bravia TV but this enhances the sound amazingly.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 20 Jul 2010

Colin, N E Lincs Retired

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
As long as you read the manual, the setting up of the speakers is easy, although there are caveats (see bad points). I like the feature of setting the speaker output to the tv and a separate output for the tuner etc.so you don't have to reset when switching. The sound can be very powerful, especially the woofer. The centre speaker gives a clear dialogue, and sits unobtrusively on the tv stand. .
Bad points:
The unit can be difficult to set up due to the display, even on its brightest, being hard to see. Also the setting up options via the buttons are not user friendly. The main L and R speakers are not quite matched to the powerful woofer which can overwhelm the listening. . I have changed the main L and R speakers as I only use these ,with the woofer, for radio listening.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Review date: 16 Apr 2010

Jade, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Simple set up, sound is all that I wanted and then some,
Bad points:
None that I have found.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 16 Apr 2010

Matt, Leicester

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Only needed system with speakers & receiver only, not one with built-in DVD/Blu-Ray.
Easy set-up,using auto method, took approx 15-20 mins.
Stylish, 3 HDMI ports, sync's well with stand alone DVD/Blu-Ray player.
Sound quality excellent
Bad points:
Can't think of any - only tuned to 1 radio station at the moment, bought more for the surround sound aspects of product , as i'm not one for the radio.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 14 Jun 2010

Simon, Cambs

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent sound for everyday TV compared to standard TV speakers. When you crank it up for films or music from other sources good sound quality is still there. Auto set up is easy with supplied mic. and standard settings are fine. Able to use headphones through TV outlet and mute surround speakers at amp. (TV same make as HT-SS100).
Bad points:
None really. No headphone socket on unit but still able to use them
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 10 Apr 2010

Craig, Harlow Essex

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use and setting up great sound quality
Bad points:
Poor radio reception.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 07 Jun 2010

Product Features

Sound channels 5.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Wireless system Wired
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats CD
Playback formats Super Video CD
Audio technology Dolby Digital and DTS
Upscaling No
Number of scart ports 0
3D No
Number of speakers 6
Power (W) 1000
Width in cm 43
Release date 2009-11-16

Also known as: SonyHTSS1000, Sony HTSS1000, SONY HTSS100, Sony HT-SS100

 

Manufacturer's Description

Features

  • 5.1- channel amplifier with 1000W total power output (RMS)
  • 32-bit S-Master Digital Amplifier
  • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) – automatic sound optimisation
  • HDMI switcher for a high-quality digital picture
  • FM/AM radio tuner
  • Digital Direct Twin subwoofer
  • Dolby Digital and DTS decoder
  • A/V Sync for perfect sound and image synchronisation with flat panel TVs

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