Written on: 28/05/2001 by splimcity.
Compact (discrete), good sound quality, great effects steering.
Centre channel speaker could have better looks (That's it!)
Having read lots of reviews (all of which have been good to excellent) and after an audition of the Videologic Digitheatre DTS system, I decided to take the plunge into home cinema (I had originally looked at separates, however my budget did not allow in the end). Any reservations I may of had about this system have been totally obliterated by the fantastic cinema effects it produces. OK, it may not have the sound quality of hifi separates, but as a complete all-in-one package, for the money, it comes pretty close (closer than I would have imagined). Everything you need to set the system up is supplied (apart from wall mounting brackets which would have been useful) and it was up and running in about 20 minutes. I use it in a room of about 10' x 10' but it would be perfectly at home in one twice that size (as long as you don't expect ear drum shattering volume). The overall field of sound combined with the fantastic effects steering and rumbling bass really do provide the 'cinema' feel (music isn't quite as good, but is at least listenable - I have actually partnered the system with my Playstation 2 which is not the best quality sound source around but gives me everything I need). I have only had the pleasure of ownership for a week (although in this time it has had a lot of use!) but would thoroughly recommend this product to anyone looking for an out of the box solution to their surround sound blues. Put it this way, when I auditioned the system originally, I thought it was the equal of a Bose/Denon partnership, which cost 4 times the amount I paid for the Digitheatre DTS. Now that's value. Three cheers for Videologic!. If you've never heard a surround system or have listened through only your television speakers up until now, you will be blown away!