Written on: 14/06/2013 by LennyBennettsToaster
AMAZING TO READ ALL THE REVIEWS. FOR THE LUCKY ONES, WHO'VE SUFFERED NO ISSUES IT SEEMS WE ALL LOVE THE SYSTEM. I'VE HAD ZERO ISSUES SINCE I BOUGHT IT 15 YEARS AGO. IT'S SURVIVED 3 HOUSE MOVES AND EVERY ELEMENT WORKS FLAWLESSLY. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS, SO I GUESS IF YOU'RE BUYING ONE OFF EBAY, TRY BEFORE YOU BUY AND YOU'LL LOVE IT. LOOKS GREAT, SOUNDS GREAT. DEFFO WORTH A PUNT.. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2011
Used this for about 5 year with no problems. Now the sound cuts out for no reason - turning off then on or firm tap on the top of the unit restores. The unit has been returned for repair, but not sucessful. Repairer reportrd "dry joints". Would I ever purchase another Sony product? - over priced - poor price / quality ratio - NEVER !!!! (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2011
Had it since almost 10 years and never had any problems with it.
Run well, sounds awesome and nice looking stuff.
Set up is also easy in regards of the room configuration.
Ran lot of VCD ad SVCD home made without problem.
Written on: 28/12/2010
this is by far the worst electrical product i have never bought. although i have persevered with it for years it has been nothing but trouble from day 1. i have had 3 draw opening issues,2 power button failures and countless episodes of tempremental behaviour. i was lucky enough to find a deal online so didnt pay £800 but still feel very angry at sony for not recognising this product was a white elephant. people have the right to expect more from SONY. they need to be aware that there are... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2010
I have just found this system in the cupboard, amazing thing is, i didnt realise it was there untill a few days ago. When i first saw it, it thought it looked good and easy to set up, now there i was wrong, it took me about half a day to set up and get it running with my xbox. and the wires cannot be hidden easily around the room, But, on the good side, the sound quality is absolutley brilliant! and the surround is working fine, so you really do get the whole cinema feel. I think this is a... (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2009
Sony should be closed down. The second product that is a shoddy rip off.
I will NEVER buy Sony again and will use my blog to repeat this mantra too. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
I will never buy Sony again
Bought this Sony DAV-S800 at the same time as I bought my Sony TV. The speaker system broke twice within 3 years - both times the sound went.
TV lasted 5 years - fortunatley it was the only time I've ever bought an extended warrenty and it was still in by 2 months!!
Left with useless speakers because you can't upgrade the DVD player to a newer model - all the connectors are proprietary and unique to this model - so the only option is to buy a complete new... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2009
Having spent only £120 on the Sony DAV-S800 system (2nd hand) I have to admit..the sound quality is superb with my ps3. The optical input is definitely a major plus point. Is people can find this for around 150..I would say its a very good deal! (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2009
Over all, the Sony DAV-S800 is a great system, the look and feel of it give it that "waw" factor that alot of other "plastic feeling" units lack. I know alot of people have had problems with it, my systems about 6 years old now, maybe 7, and its on almost every day, it has never broke down. Altho the heat production is worrying. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2008 by Pipe (1 review written)
going to cut my loss and "upgrade" to a media streamer! Cost me £800 a few years back Picky on what type of media it would play, ie home burnt movies etc. tesco dvd player ( £30) would play these no problems getting really peeved with it now. Really great sound though. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008
Despite the reviews on your site, (touch wood), I have had no problems with my system yet. The only problem (creaky DVD loading draw) was because my 2 year old daughter leant on it! I have found the build quality, performance and reliability perfect. No grumbles. It has withstood 3 house moves and several room layout changes, all with no problems. Did you know that 80% of dissatissfied people will tell someone about the problem, yet only 20% of people who are satisfied will tell anybody -... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2008 by pushover0 (1 review written)
Reading all the poor reviews on the Sony DAV-S800 I can only agree this machine is over priced and hugely disappointing. Its totally unreliable and is too expensive too repair...too expensive to get rid of but now im tempted.. It obviously has design faults and Sony should have recalled the product. Like everyone else i would never buy a Sony product again. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2008 by Disgruntled Sony Owner
At around £900 when I bought the Sony DAV-S800, I expected more of a Sony product. Over the years I have had several TVs and music centres for various rooms and have not been as disappointed with them as I have with this. That said, on the music centre I purchased about 10 years ago, 1 of the speakers failed after about 5 years which perhaps surprisingly led me to buy this unit which is now effectively a piece of contemporary furniture and little else. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2008
Had the Sony DAV-S800 for over 5 years. LHF speaker connection went during first year, repaired under warranty. Then CDs refused to play! Repaired, but seriously came close to getting rid of it as it was not cheap to repair! Now, the RH rear speaker occasionally cuts out, although a "hiss" can still be heard. I just bang the unit and it comes back on! Not prepared to get this repaired and I'm just gonna run it into the ground. Never buy sony home cinema again. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2007
Buying this product would lead me to believe that you do not always get what you pay for and that perhaps by paying less for a different brand you will not lose out on quality. Seems like Sony may be trading on it's name and not it's product. Definitely not recommended. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2007 by pacfreeman (1 review written)
Overall I have been completely happy with my Sony S800 system. Just about to remove the speaker stands and wall mount as part of room decoration. (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2007 by Lucky Dick (1 review written)
I bought this very shortly after it first came out and paid a price to get a system that did it all. The test of time proved that I was a mug! This is not a great system and could be beaten by much cheaper systems. That said, this would be a great second hand bargain for anyone on a budget as they are as good as valueless. Engineered so you can't fix it yourself. This was my last new Sony product. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2006 by snathalal (2 reviews written)
Sony could have done some more improvements with the DAV-S800. There are huge mechanical and software related problems with this unit.
I will not recommend any one to buy this, or any other Sony products for that matter. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2006 by powder monkey (1 review written)
Having saved for a new TV for 2 years, I finally collected it this week. I connected up my Sony DAV-S800 last night, and have for the first time in four years experienced the same problem as others. The machine is rarely used, as we have been waiting for a TV for this room. I notices that someone has just had theirs repaired for £60.00. Where did you get it fixed? There is no way I can scrap this system (£800.00) for something that has spent nearly two years in a box. It is outrageous!
Can... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2005 by uamyint
After 3 years home entertainment with the Sony DAV-S800 DVD Home Cinema System the power button started to fail. My local Sony Service center cannot fix it within the one year's period. Fortunately within a week's time one of repair shops can mend the problem.
For such expensive equipment it should last longer than this! (read more)
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