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your view on SONY IV-300 5.1 HT system

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RajithKumar

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Hi rish..
My opinion is if u want very good audio experience ,please don't go for this system (it is a basic consumer model) .There are various other brands like Yamaha,Denon,Onkyo,Pioneer which will give u very good audio experience and they are particularly involved only in manufacture of audio systems.The members in this forum can help u ,if u listout ur exact requirement i.e, ur budget ..room size etc.In my experience ,U should have a minimum budget of 25~35k to acquire some basic models of the above listed brands.
 

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Even i am looking for reviews on the Sony IV300. I feel its a simply and smaller setup compared to the others.
 

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rish,

Please tell me your budget?
There are many good HTBs available in the market from the specialists like Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer etc.
 

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Hi

Guys i have bought this sony dth theater yesterday today is fitting time but the system is like cool i i have tested starmovies hd on my tata sky+ hd bosx true 5.1 sound is coming surround effects are awesome there is avr included in the bundle along with 5.1 speaker set the avr is of 1000 w and the features are like bluetooth and nfc enable u can play movies via usb too with ANY FORMAT include MKV too u can attach ur ps3 ,bd ,hd set top box same time. coming to other players like yamaha ,onkoyo they are bulky costly n end of the day all we want is good movie exp which this sony does and its price 20 k so i suggest go for it coz it made of satellite hd boxes .
 

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Hi

Guys i have bought this sony dth theater yesterday today is fitting time but the system is like cool i i have tested starmovies hd on my tata sky+ hd bosx true 5.1 sound is coming surround effects are awesome there is avr included in the bundle along with 5.1 speaker set the avr is of 1000 w and the features are like bluetooth and nfc enable u can play movies via usb too with ANY FORMAT include MKV too u can attach ur ps3 ,bd ,hd set top box same time. coming to other players like yamaha ,onkoyo they are bulky costly n end of the day all we want is good movie exp which this sony does and its price 20 k so i suggest go for it coz it made of satellite hd boxes .
Other than DTH, Will you Please test movie played using Media Player,DVD/Blur Ray player and share you experience?
 
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yes sure my friend i am just assembling the system and w8ing for sony people to come for set up and it also connect to ps3 that is tested via toslink cable or fiber optics
 

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Eagerly looking forward to your review of the IV300.... The small form factor and out of the box compatibility with the DTH boxes seem like a great advantage!
 

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1000 watts ????? :O :O :O.. raw 500 watts is sufficient for a big theater.. I think you are trying to bring your whole area down.:p

watts ka koi value hi nahi :p :p
 

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hi friends
Finally every thing is done the system output surrounds r awesome now coming to is feature :-
1. system plays bd plays it via ps3 or db player attach to it n yes it gives true 5.1 sound(tested)

2. It gives again true 5.1 sound through pen drive and it plays all formats available(tested)

3. I have also tested sound demo DD which testers from Dolby it gives some amazing 5.1 effects(tested)

4. This model NFC n bluetooth enable so u can attach yr smart phone n tablets to it n watch movies againg in true 5.1 sound n play songs (tested)

5. It also has built in Wifi for auto updates n minoring (tested)

6. it aslso supports 4k resolution and traluminus display this did not test as i didnot have 4k or traluminus led i am using 40 inch lcd Ex400 of sony .

7. currently I have attach my tatasky+hd ,ps3 n my 40 inch lcd all via hdmi cable
 

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Hi Vibhs19

Congratulations on your purchase. Based on the testing you have done, it seems SONY has launched a good Home Theatre entry level product in the market which appeals to some who have a budget....I was browsing through the technical aspects mentioned and noticed that the impedance is 3 ohms for all speakers except the centre speaker which is at 6 ohms...this is the technical current load factor which is part of power output. This system is indeed compact and hence would be called as HTiB (Home Theatre in a Box). The only drawback here is that if something goes wrong, the entire console needs to be sent for servicing or repairs.....secondly such HTiBs as time flies don't have easy spares available....I recall some of my friends facing challenges from SONY / Panasonic for replacement of circuit boards which are discontinued and no more available....you then land up purchasing a new HTiB or buying a refurbished replacement....this is the hard reality....

Denon, Pioneer, Yamaha etc have their AVRs + speakers rated at 6 ohms and above and if you listen carefully there will be a spectrum of difference in terms of depth, sound frequencies produced and clarity. Such entry level Home Theatres cost anything from 25k onwards....

I don't intend to dampen your happiness but would like to caution you on the limitations of HTiBs....end of the day....at HFV we are here to provide some level of advise and guidance...it all depends on what appeals to you in performance and budget.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase.

1) Does your system do DTSHD-MA or Dolby HD decoding? What are the other HD audio decoding formats it supports?

2) DTS and dolby digital are old hat and it has been there for nearly a decade.

3) What is the watts in RMS according to your manual?

4) Is the subwoofer powered or non powered?

5) Does this subwoofer carry individual adjustments or does just a wire go from the receiver to the subwoofer?

I tried the technical specification page in the Sony website, it does not even open!!!

Thanks

Vinod
 

vibhs19

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HI

Thank you very much yes it is a entry level system but it deliverers some serious sound (listen to believe it ) and my budget was also a consideration i already had a home theater but acttacing it to tatasky+hd was bit costly buying an amp or avr of onkyo or poineer etc so at first i drop the plan then this system from sony caught my eye yes the ohms a less but imy room is 12 by 8 n sony is best for it n gives more than satisfactory result coming faulty of system there r two cooling fan in it n sony too gives quality in ened of the of day i jus want satisfactory movie exp with pure 5.1 sound it ive it nicely n i dont want to open PVR at home by buying bulky noisy system lol
 

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vinod this would help



AMPLIFIER/RECEIVER
Total (Reference) 1000W
Front (Reference) 125W, 30%, 3 ohms
Center (Reference) 250W, 30%, 6 ohms
Surround (Reference) 125W, 30%, 3 ohms
Subwoofer (Reference) 250W, 30%, 6 ohms
Number of amp. channels Standard (5.1ch), All front (5.1ch)
S-Master 24bit
Digital Amplifier Yes
HDMI In/Out 2/1
Night Mode (Normal/Plus) Yes
LPCM 2ch/6ch/8ch out Yes/Yes/Yes
LPCM (2ch/5.1ch/7.1ch) via HDMI Yes/Yes/Yes (HDMI in; except 7.1ch)
DTS 96/24 Yes (HDMI in; Yes)
96k/24Bit PCM Yes (HDMI in)
DTS-ES (MATRIX6.1/DISCRETE6.1) Yes(as DTS Core)
DTS/DTS-HD Yes/Yes
DTS/DTS-HD (HR/MA/LBR) Yes/Yes (Yes/-/Yes)
Dolby Pro Logic/ Dolby Pro Logic II/Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes (HDMI in; Yes)/-/-
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS HD/DolbyTruHD/Dolby Digital+ Yes (HDMI in; Yes)
DTS Yes
Digital live house mode Yes
Clearaudio+ Yes
Movie Yes
music Yes
Digital Music Enhancer Yes
Football Yes (Enhance/Narration cancel)
USB Port Yes
BRAVIA Sync Yes
Dimmer Yes
LAN WOW (Wake-up On WiFi)

Function
Wi-Fi capability Yes(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Miracast Yes
VACS Yes
USB MEMORY Yes
USB keyboard Yes (101 only)
TUNER (FM/AM) 20 (FM)
TV Yes (Opt/HDMI ARC)
HDMI 1/HDMI 2 Yes/Yes
bluetooth Yes (A2DP (SINK), AVRCP)
Screen mirroring Yes (Screen Mirroring)
FM Yes
Coaxial Yes (Coax)
Audio Yes (Analog)
USB Yes

HDD
File System (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT) Yes(FAT32, NTFS)
External HDD (Read, Copy/Move) Yes(Read)

I/Os
bluetooth 1
USB 1
HDMI In/Out : 2/1
Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC) : 1
Coax. 1
Analog Input Assign 1

Main Unit
Front Speaker Unit 2
Center Speaker Unit 1
Surround Speaker Unit 2
Subwoofer Unit 1
Weight (Approx.) 1.6kg
Supplied Accessories HDMI Cable x1 , FM Lead Antena, Batteries, Warranty Card

Front Speaker
Model SS-TSIV300
Speaker Type Micro Satellite
Speaker System 1 way
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Input Terminal Push Type
Front Grille Type Fixed
Front Grille Material Metal
Speaker Unit 1 unit
Full range unit 65mm
Impedance 3ohm
Front Speaker Size (W x H x D) for L,R 114 x 100 x 102mm (whole speaker, vertical) x 2
Front Speaker Weight for L,R 0.41kg x2
Supplied Cable Length 2.5m

CENTER SPEAKER
Model SS-CTIV300
Speaker Type center
Speaker System 1 way
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Input Terminal Pig Tail
Front Grille Type Fixed
Front Grille Material Metal
Speaker Unit 1 unit
Full range unit 65mm
Impedance 6ohm
Size (W x H x D) 114 x 100 x 102mm (whole speaker, vertical)
Weight 0.44kg
Supplied Cable Length 2m

SURROUND SPEAKER
Model SS-TSIV300
Speaker Type Micro Satellite
Speaker System 1 way
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Input Terminal Push Type
Front Grille Type Fixed
Front Grille Material Metal
Speaker Unit 1 unit
Full range unit 65mm
Impedance 3 ohm
Surround Speaker Size (W x H x D) for L,R 114 x 100 x 102mm (whole speaker, vertical) x2
Front Speaker Weight for L,R 0.41kg x2
Supplied Cable Length 7m

SURROUND SETTINGS
2ch STEREO Yes
Dolby Prologic Yes(-48K)
DTS Neo:6 Music / DTS Neo:6 Cinema Yes(-48K) / Yes(-48K)

Subwoofer Unit
Model SS-WSIV300
Speaker System Subwoofer
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Active/Passive Passive
Input Terminal Pig Tail
Front Grille Type Fixed
Front Grille Material Metal
Speaker Unit 1 unit
Woofer Unit 180mm
Cabinet Material Wood
Impedance 6 ohm
Size (W x H x D) 245 x 350 x 325mm
Weight 6.2kg
Supplied Cable Length 3m

PLAYBACK CODEC (AUDIO)
DSDIFF (DSD) Yes (USB)
DSF Yes (USB)
MP3 Yes (USB)
WAV (LPCM) Yes (USB)
WMA Yes (USB)
AAC Yes (USB)
FLAC Yes (USB)
ALAC Yes (USB)
AIFF (LPCM) Yes (USB)

PLAYBACK CODEC (VIDEO)
VC1 (.m2ts, .mts) Yes (USB)
Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi) Yes (USB)
Xvid HD 1080 Yes (USB)
WMV9 (.wmv, .asf) Yes (USB)
AVCHD AVCHD Disc Format Forlder Yes (USB)
MPEG-1 Video/PS (.mpg .mpeg, .m2ts, .mts) <.VOB, .VRO> Yes (USB)
MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS ( .mpg.mpeg, .m2ts, .mts) <.VOB, .VRO> Yes (USB)
MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts) Yes (USB)
MPEG-4 Simple Profile Yes (USB)

TUNER
Preset Channel (Sirius/XM/FM/AM) 20 (FM)
FM Range 87.5-108MHz/100K
Auto Tuning Yes
FM Mode Yes

Video Features
A/V SYNC Yes
BRAVIA Sync Yes
HDMI Quality - Deep Colour Yes (HDMI input: No)
HDMI Quality - x.v.Color (xvYCC) Yes
HDMI Quality - Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI Quality - 3D Pass Through Yes
HDMI Quality- DSD to LPCM conversion out Yes(88.2kHz/44.1kHz)
Up Scaler (4K) Yes
 

rpanand25

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The wattage is quoted at 30% and i presume that is the distortion level. Then it is too high and this way the companies snare people who donot read beyond the watts figure. Even 1% distortion is not acceptable if you are serious about good quality sound. You go through the quoted figures of output of brands like Denon, Yamaha etc. at various distortion levels and you will understand. So the wattage at 1% or below that would be comparatively less.

That said this system may be good keeping in view the ease of operation and plethora of facilities provided if you are satisfied with a ok kind of sound experience. Anyway, keep us posted of your listening impressions as you go along.
 
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