Written on: 24/04/2003 by Stuart Anderton.
I bought this system because the living room is definitely my wife's and she wasn't going to wear a separates system in there. With Sky and a TiVo, space under the TV was also at a premium.
Setup was very easy, with the the colour coded speaker wires helping an lot (plenty of cable provided).
The remote is hideously badly designed, with a large central button that controls the dimmer of the LED (???) and a tiny hidden one for input selection! There are limited TV control functions, but no... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2003 by Anbe Shivam.
This Sony DAV-S880 is rorth buying, All we need to have is good accoustics for a better performance. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2003 by M.
I bought my multi-region DAV S880 from Home Cinema. After 2 months it developed an intermittent fault where the DVD picture froze and the player refused to read the disk - and went into a continuous repeat-read-fail mode. After cleaning the unit thoroughly and trying various disks to no avail (all the latter played on an alternative player without problems) I deduced it was a problem with the player itself and I contacted Home Cinema and returned the unit to them at their request... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2003 by Steven Tucker.
I bought this Sony DAV-S880 system as a replacement of my old hifi separates. The reason I bought this system was because it was in my price range and has everything I require and looks the part in my living room.
When playing back DVD movies this system is faultless, the picture quality is perfect and the sound will blow you away. The system itself is a lesson in build quality and design. I can't find a single fault. This system has progressive scan so is a perfect match for plasma... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2003 by Jay Harrison.
I have had this Amp/DVD Player for about 3 months now and am very happy with the Sound Quality.
As I metioned in the Bad points "Don't bother buying this if you want it for the DVD Player" It's awful!. I use the external optical out (Video 2) for my Pioneer DVD player and I use a mixer for Video 1 so that I can plug all my other sources in and use the Dolby ProLogic II Setting.
If you like your cables "Get a good DJ Mixer" You can get them from under £30.
Also you can adjust the volume via... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2003 by DarylGungadoo.
My wife likes it, so it was easier to justify the expense.
It plays most of my MP3 files (except for the MP3Pro files). Also, the Remote Control can be programmed to control any popular TV brands (Sony, Toshiba, Thompson, etc...).
It's well worth the upgrade (price difference) from the Sony DAV-S 550 (if you are an audiophile). (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2003 by kevin.
I have a sony 32nx100u tv and a davs 880 together looks fantastic. I got the dvd from superfi it took about 6 days even though I went to the shop and got it for the £660 (online price) knowing it wasn't the cheapest but i know if i have problems i could take it back to the shop. Setting up was a bit time consuming but it was great end result. Sounds great when listening to music and mp3s if you leave it on auto decode the player would output in the way it was recorded..this dvd player is... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2003 by DAV.
I had problems ordering my system from RGBdirect. But it was £600 so never mind. It is multiregion. The setup is tricky but once you know it memorises settings for each media, eg 2 channel, pro logic, 5.1 and dts, it all makes sense. You just have to really try each sound field until you are happy. CDs are a good example, they play best with Pro logic2 but this only works in the normal surrond mode takes some fiddling. Controller is odd but better than my old one. Considering the price of 4... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2002 by Alexander.
When I took the sytem out of the box - WOW, it looks perfect, aluminum speakers, sub, the system itself, I was astonished by its's look. Then the setup... hmm, what is this?... are these the right cables?... The cables look cheap. But it did not bother me much Having set up the sytem I plug in a music CD... At first it thought I did not plug in the subwoofer. Where is the sub?? I put in a video CD, to compare the sound with my PC, and where is the sub again? I have some speakers which I... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2002 by stevie d..
I bought the dav880 to replace my old sony stld system and wasn't disappointed. It looks great, with great sound and pictures. I had new gold connections fitted and they make a difference. I was a bit cheesed off at the poor quality speaker cables but despite these the sound is still good.(try the Eagles dvd,Hell Freezes Over).Overall an excellent buy. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2002 by Mark.
I bought this system to replace my old 2 speaker HIFI I connected up my PS2, VHS and sky box equipment inside 1 hour of getting it, using the optical input cable for the PS2 sound connection. It loud enough for any large room in a standard 3/4 bedroom house, its not as loud as my old HIFI (pound for pound) but 10 times the quality and sound clarity, several times the bass and tops, just a very small lack in mid range tones when playing CD's and that depends on the CD you put in. I would... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2002 by Phil moore.
I decided to buy one of these Sony DAV-S880 DVD player systems as a replacement for both my Hi Fi and existing DVD player. The setup was very easy as they have custom connectors. The unit itself is very good looking, compared to other home cinema systems it's very small, but I am not too sure about the push in front loading (just picturing myself trying to get a stuck disk out with a knife).
It interfaces well with both my video and satellite. The MP3 feature on this is great as I have over... (read more)
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