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Sony BRAVIA DAV-HDX265 Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 5 Disc DVD/CD/SA-CD Player
  • 1000W RMS Rating
  • BRAVIA¿ Theater Sync
  • DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
  • HDMI Upscaling to 720p/1080i of DVD Media
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Output Wattage1000 watts
Color NameSilver

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 18.8 x 18.4 inches ; 35.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 41 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000O6SI6S
  • Item model number: DAVHDX265
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description

HDMI Output with 1080i upscaling of DVD Media --- Reads the data on a standard DVD at 480P and upscales the video resolution to 1080i resolution on your compatible TV. This allows for you to enjoy the best in video performance while delivering digital video and audio over one simple cable. BRAVIA¿ Theater Sync --- As a leader in products with HDMI connectivity, Sony has created BRAVIA¿ Theater Sync to go beyond simple audio and video transmission. When combined with a select number of BRAVIA¿ Televisions and other Sony audio and video products, in addition to audio and video transmission, control functions will be transmitted via the HDMI cable. With One Touch Play, operations that took several steps have been reduced to one. Press the PLAY button on the remote, watch the audio and/or the video component(s) turn on then the BRAVIA¿ television turn on and switch to the correct video input Simple Easy BRAVIA¿ Theater Sync.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Go ahead and buy it.
Nicholas D. Klemetson
The sound is great and the set up was very easy.
Andomieglio M. Santagata
The setup is fairly easy.
DarkMaN

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

84 of 88 people found the following review helpful By CarefulShopper on June 24, 2007
I spent weeks listening to high end audiophile systems and was dismayed to learn that to be happy with these systems I had to spend over $3000 on amp and 2 speakers, which I had no intention of doing. On the way home I bought one of these for under $300 and was shocked to find I liked it better!

The sound is quite good, amazing on DVDs and very good on CDs. The speakers are attractive and unobtrusive. However, there are some drawbacks:

1. no digital audio input. Multi-channel audio is limited to the built-in 5 disc changer, no chance for upgrading to new DVD formats or to connect a digital input from a satellite receiver.

2. the style of the main unit left me wanting something different (your tastes may vary)

3. the speaker wire uses proprietary connectors- need a few more feet than are included in the box? you'll be splicing.

4. I read that the digital audio connector to computers only plays windows formats- no iTunes connectivity.

5. The 5-disc changer loads one at a time and takes a long time to switch; I found myself forgetting what was in each slot and it took a long time to switch around and find out.

But, like I said the sound is very good. So if you can live with the feature limitations this is a very very good deal for the price.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mark Bukovich on January 13, 2008
We purchased this as a Christmas gift for my father/mother-in-law. Hooked it up the same night and watched Star Wars Attack of the Clones. The sound is fantastic, absolutely fantastic. The action scenes rocked the house, but yet you could hear every word the actors said. The unit looks great and is easy to set-up. The price (through Amazon) was very good.

Now the headaches. The on-screen menu is nightmare. The player reacts slow to commands. I'm fairly competent at connecting and operating much of the new electronic equipment I encounter, but this one stumped me in several ways. First, the manual says you can use the unit to get surround sound for the television broadcasts and VCR. I tried everything, but could not get either to work. So far, the in-laws are limited to enjoying the great sound of this unit to just DVD's. There are several other quirky things with the unit. It took me four tries to calibrate the system (using the provided calibration mic). The rear speakers worked intermittingly at first, but after calibration seem to work all the time now.

If you are looking for outstanding sound at a more than fair price, this is the unit for you. Some say you cannot connect your cable converter box to this unit and some say you can. Once I get this figured out with the in-laws unit, I will definately purchase one myself. Hope this helps.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Matt Dorfman on October 6, 2007
This works great if you only want to watch DVDs in surround sound. However, if you are hoping like I was to also hook your cable service up to the receiver or a HD/Blu-Ray DVD player there is no hope because there is no digital in option. However, you cannot beat this system in terms of ease of installation and price so if you just want to watch DVD movies in surround sound this is a solid purchase.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By KenR on November 5, 2007
This is a wonderful unit if you don't want to spend a lot of money. I'm not an audiophile but did want improved sound from my Sony Bravia. Also, I'm not ready to commit to buying and HD or Blue Ray DVD player until the market figures out what it wants to do...also those players as you know cost waaay too much.

Set up:
The set up is really easy. Each speaker is color coded and labeled so you know exactly where to place the speaker. The connections in the rear of the receiver are also color coded so it simply a matter of placing your speakers in your entertainment unit and/or room and connecting the speaker wires to the appropriate plug. The color coding is key...we moved speakers around a bit before deciding on a final spot and it was nice to not worry about which wire goes where. By the way, the speakers are attractively small. They fit in nicely with any decor.

DVD Player:
This player upconverts DVDs to 1080i. The picture is very nice. The player holds 5 DVDs or CDs; so it's nice to watch a movie; pause it if you need to; and then play some music.

CD Player & General Sound Quality:
Amazing sound for something that costs under $200 (at Circuit City). For non audiophiles, this sounds like a stereo costing hundreds more. Watching DVDs is like your own little movie theatre. TV sound is vastly improved from the standard TV set, particularly live sports and cable movies.

Remote:
It's OK. The buttons are bit small particularly the ones that you need to use frequently, e.g. changing the format from tv/video to DVD player.

Connections to TV & Configuration:
This is where RTFM really comes into play, particularly for Sony Bravia TVs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ken Cayce on December 31, 2007
Verified Purchase
Very satisfied with product.

However I had to order a different model as I bought a new HDTV and I'm using a DVR from a local cable company. This Sony model didn't have both an input and output HDMI so that I could hookup my Blu Ray player with this Home Theater system as I needed to for surround sound in all units.

Ended up purchasing a Sony STR-DG910 that works excellent.

This first model goes into my bedroom onto the regular digital receiver where it will work great.

The one downside of this purchase is when I tried to return the unit initially so I could buy the better unit, I went to Amazon and tried to get info on how to return. As I had opened and hooked up the system, I saw that they could charge an unspecified amount as a re-stocking fee I suppose.

I wrote an email to obtain info as to what that amount would be as I had completely opened and installed the device. I never received a response and thus was forced to keep the unit.

Further, contacting and talking with Sony's tech support is more difficult than learning to fly without wings. All support seems to have been outside of the US and totally worthless.

For instance, to hookup a wireless headset to the 2nd unit described above, I called and talked to a "tech support rep" for about 45 minutes who must have been reading the manual for the first time regarding my question of how to "adapt" the wireless plugin to the one on the front of the receiver.

After 45 minutes he finally told me that I would probably have to use an adapter. Funny, that's what I started the conversation with: Do I need to buy some sort of an adapter and if so, which one.
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