A Great Piece to Add to your Entertainment
I bought this as a birthday present for my husband. What caught my eye was the ability to stream Netflix, Pandora, etc. and hook up our ipods to it as well. We have Netflix though the Wii, but the picture quality is not great because the Wii doesn't have HD hook ups. Neither of us are very tech savvy, but were able to set it all up by ourselves in less than an hour, exploring the different features as we went.
Bass is loud, brings out big sound effects in movies
The Sony BDV-F7 is a special 3D Blu-ray-disc compatible, sound bar home theater system designed to deliver quality audio alongside blu-ray video content. Geared especially for users who prefer not to mess with complicated multi-channel surround-sound setups, the BDV-F7 features a 3D blu-ray player, a sound bar, and a 6-3/8" Bass Reflex subwoofer.
Boasts impressive AV performance
The HT-BD8200 is a solid Blu-ray proposition for those who want hi-def movies but can't commit to a full home cinema system. It's jaw-droppingly attractive, boasts impressive AV performance and a very generous range of features, although we do think it's still a touch overpriced given the lack of built-in Wi-Fi and BD Live memory - under £500 and it would have been a must-buy.
Excellent picture and sound quality
The Samsung HT-BD8200 is a very likeable piece of equipment. If it were slightly cheaper it would be ideal, especially for entry-level users who are unsure of the benefits of Blu-ray even though they often have HD televisions crying out for some 1080p content. It's a shame that the HT-BD8200 doesn't have more inputs to amplify and decode audio from other equipment, but there are probably just enough inputs to keep the target user happy.
What you get from the big sized bar is richer sound. The device is equipped with high resolution DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD processing but we are sure you cannot find the difference when listening as the sound is muffled at loud and low levels. We are upset with the sound quality as it is just a 2.1 system but it sure upsets when considering its price.
Blu-ray home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems are still a rarity—there are currently only a few models available from Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. What’s more, they’re pricey. Sony’s BDV-IS1000 lists for $1,000, keeping it just outside the realm of most mainstream consumers. But the biggest hurdle, as we found out, is simply that they don’t always work.
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