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Sony HT-DDW660 Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 70 watts per channel x 5 audio/video receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker system with an 8-inch, 70-watt powered subwoofer
  • Processes DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II for enveloping surround sound from any source
  • FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets
  • Composite-video switching with 2 auxiliary analog-audio inputs
  • Includes Remote Commander remote control and all requisite speaker cabling
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Output Wattage420
Color NameSilver

Product Details

Product Manual [1.94mb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 42 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001LGXO0
  • Item model number: HT-DDW660
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 25, 2004

Product Description

Sony's HTD-DW660 Home Theater in a Box System offers you the ultimate entertainment at home. Allow this 420 Watt Home Theater System to surround you with sound that is astounding.

Customer Reviews

The depth and quality of the sound is great.
SamBK
A simple, entry-level, no fuss unit that sounded great!
J. Leigh
This Home Theatre System by Sony is a great deal.
C. Finch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

110 of 111 people found the following review helpful By J. Leigh VINE VOICE on September 26, 2004
I will just say a few words that have not already been said about the system:

- This unit does not come with a digital optical cable so if your player needs one make sure to buy one.

- The provided coax cable is only 3feet long. So if you need a longer one, plan to buy one.

- I bought the Sanus HTB2 floor stands for it and it works very well.

- The remote has buttons for selecting between Video-audio and DVD-audio. This was kind of confusing at first since the audio from my digital optical cable comes through by selecting Video-audio. But at the same time the diagram in the manual suggests that you can plug another source into the analog Video-audio input. Turns out, if you read further into the manual, the system detects for signals on the digital input and analog input and prioritizes digital over analog. So if a digital signal is present, it will select digital. If it is absent it will select analog automatically.

- I like the fact that the satellite speakers all look exactly the same. The unit as a whole is well styled compared to the equivalent Panasonic system (SC-HT05), which looks cheap and gaudy. I originally wanted to buy the Panasonic to match all my other Panasonic components but after reading about the problems other reviewers were having with it, and after seeing how fragile it looked in the store, I decided otherwise. At the local store I noticed one of the legs on the Panasonic's subwoofer had broken off.

- It would have been nice to have a second digital optical input. Unfortunately the only way to get a Sony system with 2 digital optical inputs is to buy the receiver separately and the speakers separately, which would give you a 7.
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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Timothy T. Sullivan on November 14, 2004
This is an excellent entry-level system -- and you can't beat the price for the performance. If you want a solid 5.1 surround sound system for less than $200, you won't find a better one than the Sony HT-DDW660. My friend with a Onkyo super-system was amazed at the clarity and depth I got out of this simple Sony -- he said it was every bit as good as his $1,000+ system, albeit with fewer bells and whistles.

I installed this with my Panasonic HD TV and Hughes DirectTV/TiVo HD receiver using an optical cable (which you must buy separately), and the Sony system automatically switches to the optimal sound configuration on the fly. Excellent for the rest of my family who don't want to fiddle with the remotes. The digital coax connection makes hooking up a DVD a breeze, too.

I recommend that you also buy the optional speaker stands (Sony WS-FV11) which will cost you another $200 for two pair -- odd that four speaker stands cost as much as the actual system -- but they are worth it.

My only (all minor) complaints are:

- the power is a bit low -- you really have to crank it up to get some strong volume. If you have a big room for your home theatre, get a bigger sound system than this.

- beware switching to FM radio before turning the sound down; for some reason, the volume level on the radio receiver is MUCH higher than for the TV/surround sound, so you get blasted if you just switch over withour readjusting the volume -- weird.

- wires into the subwoofer are permanent, unlike the connections for the other five speakers. Not a big deal, but you'll have to cut and splice if you want to use your own speaker cables.

- optical cable should have been included. They give you a digital coax, but why not the optical cord?
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Great Movie Addict on August 18, 2004
5-stars for value, 4 for overall performance. I was skeptical of the price and small speakers, but results are better than expected. No other competition in this price range. Great for apartments or smallish rooms, smooth sound without harshness, good surround effects, nice menu options and adjustments. AM/FM tuner surprisingly sensitive, with so-so performance. Best for movie/tv audio, just adequate for music. Not exactly a full-bodied sound from small speakers (weak in the lower midrange), but good bass, excellent clarity, spaciousness, and dynamic punch for this price -- I hear detail in movies I didn't know were there. Cons: skimpy cables (I replaced front speaker wires with Radio Shack 18-gauge solid-core hookup wire, a good cheap wire for speakers, improved the midrange). Subwoofer level should be lowered, bottoms out if driven too hard. Midrange mildly ragged but clear. The manual needs work, but is usable (read before setting up!!). Menu panel disappears a little too quickly. DVD digital requires a coax cable, the one supplied is too short (I used a $12 Acoustic Research coax, works fine). Speakers sound better on stands. Overall, beats many $400 setups, even Sony's own. Great buy!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sahara on November 28, 2004
All the other reviews seem to be written by audiophiles who know what they are talking about. I am a single mom who just loves movies and bought this because of price and other reviews.I had a harder time setting it up (manual is awful) but went into the Sony.com site where they had tutorials and took it from there. Sound seems so rich compared to my regular projection TV and I am a happy camper. I still have a mess of wires to deal with, have to figure out the remote and see if I can consolidate my three remotes down to one (? is that possible?), work on the sound balance and mounting of the speakers but I am just happy I didn't blow up my TV trying to configure everything. THere are cheaper systems out there but I wanted a dependable name brand that looked well built. So I am content - now would one of you other reviewers explain all the rest of the mumbo jumbo audio stuff to me? LOL
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