Sony HTD-890IS reviews: 5.1 Surround Sound Home Cinema System

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This home cinema system is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 1 review.
Sony HTD-890IS : DVD, With HDMI See full product description

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Clive, Ilford

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Value for money, You get good sound, a three hdmi input receiver, HDD and DVD recorder. Plus other features like Juke box and Picture library.
Bad points:
Not impressed with the Pro logice 2 surround, my old TV did it better. But the 5.1 and other sounds are good.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Sep 2008

Product Features

Sound channels 5.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player DVD Recorder
Built-in disc player CD Player
Wireless system Wired
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats CD
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats MP3
Recording format DVD
Audio technology Dolby Digital and DTS
Upscaling Yes
Number of scart ports 2
3D No
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Number of speakers 5.1
Power (W) 450
Width in cm 43
Height in cm 7.7
Depth in cm 28.8
Release date 2008-09-01

Also known as: SONY HTD890IS


Manufacturer's Description

Compact and very clever

This DVD recorder and Home Cinema system can record up to 455 hours of video as well as upscale standard DVDs to high definition 1080p for eye-popping picture quality. And wait till you hear the room filling 5.1 channel surround sound from the deceptively tiny speakers.

160GB Hard disk drive recorder with Electronic Program Guide (EPG) that can hold up to 455 hours of television. Never miss your favorite programs again!

5.1 channel surround sound system with 450W total power output from 5 golf ball-sized speakers and subwoofer.

Built-in upscaler reads standard DVDs and generates a 1080p signal via HDMI™ cable (3x in, 1x out) giving you superb picture quality on your HD TV and minimising the number of connections needed.

Experience thrilling surround sound with Dolby® Digital + / Dolby® ProLogic® II and dts® (dtsHD) decoding.

BRAVIA Sync for simple, one touch integrated control over your BRAVIA TV and other compatible products with only one remote.

Easily release digital music stored on your PC, mp3 player or Bluetooth® mobile phone with the Sony DIGITAL MEDIA PORT.

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