Smart Guidance in Buying Sony HT-IS100

To commence off with this merchandise is wonderful. Effectively made, awareness to depth is apparent. Dont enable the major mounted display put you off, its there to develop respectable audio eventually. It truly is really worth mentioning i bought the sony tdm-ip fifty ipod dock which complements this sub beautifully very well. My spouse identified this the ideal part of our new established up, which is the most used now in my opinion. All the things seemed to gell with relieve, sony television set, bd participant, cinema and ipod dock. I sense a good deal of imagined has gone into connectivity by sony. I was fearful to set all my eggs in just one basket with a pure sony set up, but every little thing performs so nicely with each other and it all seems very good and seems great. Do your research on suitability components, my space is 18ftx12ft and cablling was sufficient.

Great process for a sensible cost. Does not acquire significantly room and the sound is greati have iptv-box, ps3 slim and a mediaplayer(tvix m-5100) linked all w/ hdmi and it performs terrific. When program is not driven on the sound passes as a result of and plays on the television rather (samsung le37a656). The bravia sync lets the system to be turned on when i energy on my ps3.

Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

  • 5.1 channel surround sound system with 450W total power output
  • Cut equipment clutter and enjoy massive sound from speakers no bigger than a golf ball
  • Multi Channel Linear PCM for true High Definition sound from Blu-ray disc players
  • Connect to and release music stored on MP3 player or portable device
  • 30 station preset FM/AM tuner (RDS)

It does specifically what it says it can. The audio is realistic from speakers you can not imagine are that smaller. Established up was straight ahead ample but a very little prolonged winded and like most sony manuals not everything stated in fundamental english, but do-capable. Syncing it with other sony goods is extremely practical and cuts down on remotes. A lot of seem solutions but beware most television programmes arrive down in 2. channels only dvds, hd (primarily bbc) and cd’s use the total 5. one ability, not the models fault i hasten to add. All in all do not dither, invest in it and get pleasure from.

Purchased this sony technique as an upgrade to my more mature sony encompass program & i have to say it is wonderful. For the cost it is effectively truly worth it. The surround speakers are about the measurement of golf balls and mix into my livingroom actually effectively. Bought a sony blueray participant as very well.

Great starter home cinema method. Background: i am first time home cinema consumer. I have never been keen on much too quite a few speakers/massive bins in my dwelling place. Primarily simply because i own a hi-fi songs technique that normally takes up a large amount of area. My dwelling area is 12×15 foot. Assessment: i have experienced the sony ht-is100 for about a month. It was the great size/selling price remedy. I thought of sony davis10 among a few others. The is100 has 3 hdmi inputs, a person hdmi television output, upscales to 1080p, minus the dvd participant. Evaluate this to davis10 which upscales to 1080i, has a solitary hdmi relationship and does not have x.

Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black : Bought this on recommendation of other users and it complements my sony flatscreen tv. They will blow your socks of at such quality from such small speakers. My daughter thought that i was mad buying something so small – but small and powerful is the order here. Easy to setup and great to listen to as well —- first class buy now while they are hot.


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  1. Richard Evans

    This review is from : Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

    Enhancing the blu ray disc experience. Couldn’t imagine watching a film without it. Great surround sound effect giving the feeling of being in the middle of the action. Often makes the wife jump when rear sound kicks in.
  2. mihai

    This review is from : Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

    Excellent surround system for discreet speakers. Excellent surround system for discreet speakersthere’s nothing more to say reallyexcept the website wants few more words, done.
    • Jim Bryant
      This unit is great & i have all my products like xbox, wii, tv , virgin & my computer all working through it fine. The only thing i have to find is the wireless module for it so i can use my rear speakers without having to run cables everywhere.
  3. Andy Canning

    This review is from : Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

    This system does what it says on the tin. On films the surround sound is ample for the average lounge and there is plenty of choice with treble and bass for listening requirements depending on your music taste and position in the room. The speakers are unobtrusive and the system is easy to set up, sony have had a winner with this product and it matches up to more expensive theatre systems on the market.
    • I. Smith
      I use the system to run my ps3 thru. Only minor quibble is there is no setup display on your tv screen.
  4. Bazzinga13

    This review is from : Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

    Awesome sound from tiny spacers. Having heard one in a sony shop i decided to finally get one as didn’t want flat looking like the local odeon, sound is far better than you could ever imagine and everyone that visits is blown away by the quality. Even music is a great sound though no way near as good as any decent seperate system but put a blu ray on via the hdmi and it will not disappoint. 2012 and underworld both rumbled along beautifully even with sub on a low setting and the vocal is very clear and detailed. If you can put up with the sub being by the tv and not the other side of the room and don’t need a system that will accept 3d from the blu ray (weirdly it does from ps3 games and sky box) then this is the system for you. Getting cheaper to get now as an older system but go buy one you wont be disappointed.
    • Jay
      If i had the choice to purchase this or another one, this would win. Really liked these speakers, they’re really small about a golfball size but with a punchthe base is rather large but it can’t half do some damage, i bought this system for my bedroom, excellent for gaming and when we’re watching a fim, and we crank it up, we can literally feel the base shake the bed/floor. Think i might buy another one for a family member .
      • Amazon Customer
        A good compromise of size vs sound for movies. . Functionality and connectivity of this unit is very good. By putting a midrange speaker into the main unit and leaving the satellites to handle high range only (and thus be incredibly small), many sounds are perceived to (partially) come from the main unit. This plays havoc with perception of sound direction, particularly with the rear speakers where there is no mid range evident from their direction. It certainly looks the part, but there are compromises with the sound compared to similar systems with larger satellites. For movies this does not matter so much, and i maintain a separate stereo for `proper’ music listening.
  5. 5thCenturyKingArthur
    I would recommend this to anyone. Its not too loud for your neighbours. At the same time the quality of sound is so clear. And the speakers are so small. I am very happy with this purchase.
    • dame666
      Center speaker could be a little louder. Could do with on screen menu too.
      • Mr. A. D. Reid
        Great product at a great price. The sounds is great and the unit has every connection you can wish for. Definately the best value system of this type.
  6. Luke J
    Having bought 3 of these sony htis100 suround sound systems, one for each place i live in i can recommend them completely. To solve this display problem i have have gone to b&q bought a pack of rubber stick on feet, put 4 or 6 on the front of the base driver then tip it forward to rest on these “new” feet. It works just the same but now the dispay is on the front where you can see it. The remote works fine as the reciver is mounted in the central voice speaker and as base is omni directional this sounds just the same.
    • John Bunyan
      Sony is-100, is not 3d compatible. I bought this sony surround sound system from amazon way back in 2008, before 3d was actually viewable on our tv screens. I liked the easy set-up, the tiny speakers and the fact a sub-woofer was involved. The sound was fantastic even from such tiny speakers and with the system connected to my ps3 and tv; i could play cd’s, dvd’s, blu-ray’s, fm/am radio and ps3 games, all with realistic 5. And with ‘theater-sync’, only one remote was needed. Recently, i tried to play a blu-ray 3d disc on my ps3 to my sony bravia ‘3d enabled’ tv and nothing happened. My sony ps3 was telling me that i had to have a ‘3d enabled tv’ connected to it. And it is a sony bravia 3d tv. After much searching and chatting on (sony + other) forums, i found that this system does not allow for ‘push (or pass) – through 3d’. This basically means, it won’t carry the 3d signal through the is-100. It does work with sky+hd 3d and playstation 3 3d games (only if your tv has 3d capabilities, obviously). But if you want to watch your 3d blu-ray discs at home through the sony is-100, then it won’t work. You will have to change your system to the latest (2010 is the latest version of this system at time of writing), sony ht-as5.
  7. Steve

    This review is from : Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

    Purchased this as a replacement for my previous home entertainment system which at 900 watts is too powerful for my living room. The speakers have brilliant clarity and are very unobtrusive. Came with very long speaker cables so could be positioned exactly where required in my living room for optimum effect. Most of the work is done by the bass box with the tiny speakers giving mostly infill. Setting up was very easy and even patching it in to the other myriad devices( xbox, ps3, sky box, t. , dvd etc) was not as complex as i had imagined. Sound quality on all available channels (a. , video etc) is of sufficient value for me to not even contemplated switching back to my previous awesome system.
  8. J. R. Pike

    This review is from : Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

    I bought this kit last year, also bought the rear stands. Considering the size of the 5 satellite speakers, the sound is very acceptable. You must remember this system is aimed at people who want some sort of upgrade to the usually tinny speakers built into flat tv’s and also have a wife who says “there’s no way you’re going to put those speakers in my lounge”. So, of course they can’t compete against “proper” home cinema equipment and aren’t mean’t to. I realised this before i bought it. The ridiculous display on top of the subwoofer is a design faux pas but, again, i knew that before i bought it and i put up with it.
  9. Pokeycol

    This review is from : Sony HT-IS100 – 5.1 ch – Home Cinema Upgrade kit – Black

    To start off with this product is fantastic. Well made, attention to detail is obvious. Dont let the top mounted display put you off, its there to create decent music ultimately. It’s worth mentioning i bought the sony tdm-ip 50 ipod dock which complements this sub superbly well. My wife found this the best part of our new set up, which is the most used now in my opinion. Everything seemed to gell with ease, sony tv, bd player, cinema and ipod dock. I feel a lot of thought has gone into connectivity by sony. I was scared to put all my eggs in one basket with a pure sony set up, but everything works so well together and it all looks good and sounds great. Do your homework on suitability factors, my room is 18ftx12ft and cablling was ample.
    • Lazy
      Setup with sky+hd and ps3, great when problems overcome. Purchased this unit after reading manual online only to find that setup isn’t necessarily as simple as connection 3 hdmi cables. Turns out sky+hd doesn’t transmit 5. 1 sound over hdmi so need to use the supplied optical digital cable for this, but the ht-is100 will not allow you to assign a different sound input for hdmi connected video sources. Solution is sky+hd hdmi to tv, optical digital to ht-is100, have to select sky channel on tv and sat on ht-is100. Having said that, ps3 is simple, connect hdmi from ps3 to bd input. Sound is awesome, speaker are attractive enough and easily hidden. Highly recommended, only missing out of 5 stars because of the sky over hdmi issue and lack of on-screen display.
      • TUGMAN
        This is exactly what i was needing, a straight forward machine to set up. Plenty of cable for the small but very impressive speakers which i don’t even notice in my sitting room. I already had a blueray player as in my ps3 so i was looking for a surround sound system to go along with it. Syncing the system with my sony bravia was easy too and the whole hd experience has been made even better since i set the system up. No issues with this purchase at all.

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