Written on: 23/09/2009
Sony DAV-S888 - Excellent quality Audio and Video system, especially excelling in the sound department where the 5.1 system delivers rich punchy sound with a variety of sources. Not to mention that it has proved to survive technological advances where this unit connects to a plethora of devices and reproduces amazing audio from DVD and Blu-ray movies which is what this was made for. The inclusion of Super-Audio CD playback is a neat and nice bonus; however, there isn't much of this around. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009
The Sony DAV-S888 is a brilliant system, bought mine some time ago now so it is not around anymore unless you get it second hand but you wont be disappointed, great channel separation, powerful, easy use...
Great system. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2005 by marbleflooring (1 review written)
Sony DAV-S888 - Bought mine from John Lewis with standard 2 year warranty. Was ok for first year then kept skipping and freezing up like a PC. Had to keep switching off for 10 mins then it would play again, this happened even on brand new DVDs. Been back to John Lewis 3 times now. Finally identified one of main boards as cause of problem, and it's not cost effective to replace.They have offered me full refund or money towards any other TV/DVD product .
What do I buy to replace it as the new...(read more)
Written on: 19/01/2005 by justinallsop (7 reviews written)
I've had my Sony DAV-S888 for well over a year. Picked it up in a sale for £550. A saving of £250 on Sony list price. The wife wasn't too happy about spending this much money on a DVD player, but soon warmed when she realised how much better the picture quality was than our Samsung. The 5.1 digital and DTS meant that she was happy.
Putting in an MP3 CD was a real revalation. Over 100 tracks playable. Great for parties etc. If you see one for sale, new, buy it. I've checked out sonys... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2003 by jwh (2 reviews written)
I bought the SONY DAVS888 system for £700 from a Sony centre so paid top dollar, but we wanted to watch a movie that night with it and my wife was with me, so we couldn't be bothered to worry about delivery and just wanted it there and then. It came with 3 free DVDs a free flight and we also got £50 off something else we bought, and a free additional cable I wanted.
It was pretty easy to set up with nice colour coding on all the wires. The main DVD and sound processor unit looks really... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2003 by Steve Powell (1 review written)
Seems the problem with reading DVD's on the SONY DAVS888 is indeed carried over from the earlier model, perhaps in early ones of this particular model, perhaps all of them.
Mine stopped reading for no apparent reason after 14months of light use (1dvd a week).
Repairers advised the head had failed and charged £100, funny thing was nothing intenral changed (I marked it before repair). Sure enough 4months later it's stopped reading again, won;t be using the same repairer ...
I would not advise... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2003 by starplayer.
Originally, I owned a Sony davs800, and not to dishearten current owners, but this had to go back because it developed a fault with the cd player. I worked in an audio and tv department, and two shop floor models also developed the same faults.. not reading cd's, or taking ages to read the cd's and dvd's, or losing the sacd playback facility.. this happened to mine, and it then wouldn't read past a certain points on dvd's, it also took a lifetime to just read the cd's, and eject them!! I... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2003 by Neil Morris.
The main issue I had prior to buying this system was Dvd-r compatibility.-Don't worry, you will find no such problems. I have a Pioneer A04 DVD Writer and use Datasafe media with the G03 Ritek die...they work a treat. The disks are also printed with cd labels with no adverse affect.
If you are considering the DAVS550...I know someone who has this and upgraded to the DAVS888. I was due to buy the former from that someone and he told me not to bother. 'Night and day' was the expression he... (read more)
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