Sony DAVDZ170 Home Theater System

5.1 Speakers, 1000 Watts, 1080p Upscaling, DVD Player - MPN: DAVDZ170
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Complete your home theater with the DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA theater system. Fusing style with performance, this 5.1-channel surround sound system features a built-in DVD player and 1000 watts of home theater power. You can also connect your iPod or other digital music player via the front USB port. In addition to Digital Cinema Auto Calibration which optimizes speaker placement in just 30 seconds, you can use the HDMI interface to upscale your DVD media to near 1080p quality.
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Product Title Sony DAVDZ170 Home Theater System
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $625.99 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 3.5 | 24 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jan 5, 2011

The Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 is a lower mid-cost 5.1 surround home theater system. With two hundred watts per channel, this system has a total output of one thousand watts. The Digital Cinema Auto Calibration feature of the BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 helps you to optimize your audio. You just place the included microphone where you will be seated and the settings are automatically adjusted based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers. The built-in DVD player has multiple format playback for photos and movies, supporting DVD/DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL and CD-R/CD-RW discs for WMA, AAC, and JPEG files. With an HDMI cable and compatible HDTV, your DVD media will be upscaled to near 1080p quality. The USB port on the front allows you to connect your iPod or other digital music player. The Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 5.1 surround home theater system comes with a limited warranty. Features 5.1 speakers 200 watts per ... PROS: (1) good value - includes everything needed to watch DVDs in full surround sound (2) easy to setup - most users will have the system running in no time (3) sounds good - accurately reproduces movie soundtracks and music (4) flexible - has lots of outputs to meet the needs of most setups (5) powerful - will provide enough sound for small to medium-sized rooms ... CONS: (1) doesnt support Blu-ray movies (2) lacks iPod integration (3) lacks DivX/MKV video file support

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User Reviews
Not satisfied
1 Star Review   By Robin2014 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 24, 2014   

Purchased from The Sony Store as a refurbished unit. What a tremendous deal! There was a bit of a learning curve for me as far as wiring, etc., but once I got everything squared away, I was impressed! I would like to have bass and treble controls, (if I'm missing something, please let me know!) but so far that has been a non-issue. Totally happy with this purchase!

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Very good home theatre system for price
1 Star Review   By dabu on Sony - Official Store - Jun 9, 2013   

overall the good system at this listed price

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Kinda Iffy ..
2 Star Review   By Clarkson06 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 4, 2012   

I recently purchased the sony sorround sound system and its not a good product. Very dissapointed. The S-Air sytem constantly drops out which makes the back speakers stop working all the time. 5-6 times a movie the sound will just go out in the back speakers. I've contacted sony about this problem and they basically tell me that you cant have wireless internet because there frequency to run their speakers is the same 2.4ghz. Really wish I would of known this. Very annoying!!

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Kinda Iffy ..
2 Star Review   By Clarkson06 on Adorama - Dec 4, 2012   

Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it. Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that this home theater system is priced well for a economy system. With that said though its still over-priced for not having a blu-ray player. I took the bait thinking the 1000w system would make up for the lack of not having the blu-ray player, because I was really looking for a system that would be good for just watching good movies on our cable & netflix because we simply don't watch many dvds. I have a soundbar alone set up in my other room with a wireless sub that blows this Sony theater system away, & it was just a fraction of the price. You are very limited on the settings, its very standard. You are not able to control nothing in all reality. The sub is a major issue as it seems too get most of the juice coming from this system, tends too be way too loud and over takes the other speakers. Sad thing is, I'm the type of guy that likes a lot of bass with movies & music, but this is just too much at times and completely ruins the effect. Would be nice too control the bass, but you can't. I can control the bass on the sub included with my $40.00 Computer speaker system, why not this one? Lol. So with that said, in this price range I do believe that there are way better products out there. Most that even include a blu-ray player at the same price. Do you're homework and research online, find a truly good product worth dropping your hard earned money on.

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My Neighbors Hate me lol
4 Star Review   By Migalito on Sony - Official Store - Nov 3, 2012   

not bad sounds alright through my 46 inch bravia not very loud though slightly disappointed but like they say you get what you pay for.

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Lot of Bang for the Buck
5 Star Review   By Moondog53 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 30, 2012   

great system however i have a PS3 and a cable box and i have to switch the audio feed back and forth depending on which I'm using also surround speakers dont function watching TV or using the PS3 however even without the surrounds it still fills the room with sound this is best you can get for this application

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Love it Hate it
1 Star Review   By legit on Sony - Official Store - Mar 14, 2012   

overall the good system at this listed price

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Best system at this price
4 Star Review   By superkings on Sony - Official Store - Nov 20, 2011   

overall the good system at this listed price

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Best system at this price
4 Star Review   By d7laungani on Sony - Official Store - Sep 10, 2011   

overall the good system at this listed price

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cheaply made speakers
4 Star Review   By love2game2 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 15, 2011   

Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it. Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that this home theater system is priced well for a economy system. With that said though its still over-priced for not having a blu-ray player. I took the bait thinking the 1000w system would make up for the lack of not having the blu-ray player, because I was really looking for a system that would be good for just watching good movies on our cable & netflix because we simply don't watch many dvds. I have a soundbar alone set up in my other room with a wireless sub that blows this Sony theater system away, & it was just a fraction of the price. You are very limited on the settings, its very standard. You are not able to control nothing in all reality. The sub is a major issue as it seems too get most of the juice coming from this system, tends too be way too loud and over takes the other speakers. Sad thing is, I'm the type of guy that likes a lot of bass with movies & music, but this is just too much at times and completely ruins the effect. Would be nice too control the bass, but you can't. I can control the bass on the sub included with my $40.00 Computer speaker system, why not this one? Lol. So with that said, in this price range I do believe that there are way better products out there. Most that even include a blu-ray player at the same price. Do you're homework and research online, find a truly good product worth dropping your hard earned money on.

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Complete your home theater with the DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA theater system. Fusing style with performance, this 5.1-channel surround sound system features a built-in DVD player and 1000 watts of home theater power. You can also connect your iPod or other digital music player via the front USB port. In addition to Digital Cinema Auto Calibration which optimizes speaker placement in just 30 seconds, you can use the HDMI interface to upscale your DVD media to near 1080p quality.
Summary
Product Title Sony DAVDZ170 Home Theater System
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $625.99 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 3.5 | 24 Reviews
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Today's Average: $647.74
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Expert Reviews
Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jan 5, 2011

The Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 is a lower mid-cost 5.1 surround home theater system. With two hundred watts per channel, this system has a total output of one thousand watts. The Digital Cinema Auto Calibration feature of the BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 helps you to optimize your audio. You just place the included microphone where you will be seated and the settings are automatically adjusted based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers. The built-in DVD player has multiple format playback for photos and movies, supporting DVD/DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL and CD-R/CD-RW discs for WMA, AAC, and JPEG files. With an HDMI cable and compatible HDTV, your DVD media will be upscaled to near 1080p quality. The USB port on the front allows you to connect your iPod or other digital music player. The Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 5.1 surround home theater system comes with a limited warranty. Features 5.1 speakers 200 watts per ... PROS: (1) good value - includes everything needed to watch DVDs in full surround sound (2) easy to setup - most users will have the system running in no time (3) sounds good - accurately reproduces movie soundtracks and music (4) flexible - has lots of outputs to meet the needs of most setups (5) powerful - will provide enough sound for small to medium-sized rooms ... CONS: (1) doesnt support Blu-ray movies (2) lacks iPod integration (3) lacks DivX/MKV video file support

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User Reviews
Not satisfied
1 Star Review   By Robin2014 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 24, 2014   

Purchased from The Sony Store as a refurbished unit. What a tremendous deal! There was a bit of a learning curve for me as far as wiring, etc., but once I got everything squared away, I was impressed! I would like to have bass and treble controls, (if I'm missing something, please let me know!) but so far that has been a non-issue. Totally happy with this purchase!

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Very good home theatre system for price
1 Star Review   By dabu on Sony - Official Store - Jun 9, 2013   

overall the good system at this listed price

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Kinda Iffy ..
2 Star Review   By Clarkson06 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 4, 2012   

I recently purchased the sony sorround sound system and its not a good product. Very dissapointed. The S-Air sytem constantly drops out which makes the back speakers stop working all the time. 5-6 times a movie the sound will just go out in the back speakers. I've contacted sony about this problem and they basically tell me that you cant have wireless internet because there frequency to run their speakers is the same 2.4ghz. Really wish I would of known this. Very annoying!!

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Kinda Iffy ..
2 Star Review   By Clarkson06 on Adorama - Dec 4, 2012   

Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it. Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that this home theater system is priced well for a economy system. With that said though its still over-priced for not having a blu-ray player. I took the bait thinking the 1000w system would make up for the lack of not having the blu-ray player, because I was really looking for a system that would be good for just watching good movies on our cable & netflix because we simply don't watch many dvds. I have a soundbar alone set up in my other room with a wireless sub that blows this Sony theater system away, & it was just a fraction of the price. You are very limited on the settings, its very standard. You are not able to control nothing in all reality. The sub is a major issue as it seems too get most of the juice coming from this system, tends too be way too loud and over takes the other speakers. Sad thing is, I'm the type of guy that likes a lot of bass with movies & music, but this is just too much at times and completely ruins the effect. Would be nice too control the bass, but you can't. I can control the bass on the sub included with my $40.00 Computer speaker system, why not this one? Lol. So with that said, in this price range I do believe that there are way better products out there. Most that even include a blu-ray player at the same price. Do you're homework and research online, find a truly good product worth dropping your hard earned money on.

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My Neighbors Hate me lol
4 Star Review   By Migalito on Sony - Official Store - Nov 3, 2012   

not bad sounds alright through my 46 inch bravia not very loud though slightly disappointed but like they say you get what you pay for.

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Lot of Bang for the Buck
5 Star Review   By Moondog53 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 30, 2012   

great system however i have a PS3 and a cable box and i have to switch the audio feed back and forth depending on which I'm using also surround speakers dont function watching TV or using the PS3 however even without the surrounds it still fills the room with sound this is best you can get for this application

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Love it Hate it
1 Star Review   By legit on Sony - Official Store - Mar 14, 2012   

overall the good system at this listed price

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Best system at this price
4 Star Review   By superkings on Sony - Official Store - Nov 20, 2011   

overall the good system at this listed price

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Best system at this price
4 Star Review   By d7laungani on Sony - Official Store - Sep 10, 2011   

overall the good system at this listed price

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cheaply made speakers
4 Star Review   By love2game2 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 15, 2011   

Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it. Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that this home theater system is priced well for a economy system. With that said though its still over-priced for not having a blu-ray player. I took the bait thinking the 1000w system would make up for the lack of not having the blu-ray player, because I was really looking for a system that would be good for just watching good movies on our cable & netflix because we simply don't watch many dvds. I have a soundbar alone set up in my other room with a wireless sub that blows this Sony theater system away, & it was just a fraction of the price. You are very limited on the settings, its very standard. You are not able to control nothing in all reality. The sub is a major issue as it seems too get most of the juice coming from this system, tends too be way too loud and over takes the other speakers. Sad thing is, I'm the type of guy that likes a lot of bass with movies & music, but this is just too much at times and completely ruins the effect. Would be nice too control the bass, but you can't. I can control the bass on the sub included with my $40.00 Computer speaker system, why not this one? Lol. So with that said, in this price range I do believe that there are way better products out there. Most that even include a blu-ray player at the same price. Do you're homework and research online, find a truly good product worth dropping your hard earned money on.

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Worst product ever
5 Star Review   By cadilackidt on Sony - Official Store - Apr 24, 2011   

I love the sound of this Hts.It really is surround sound and makes movies and music come to life.The only thing id didn't like is that the speaker wire is very short for a normal size room.Too short.

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ok system,
3 Star Review   By hightechredneck on Sony - Official Store - Jan 11, 2011   

overall an OK system. Just OK. 1000w rating is misleading, at best. Very disappointed with the sound volume - has to be on at least 5 to hear anything standing right in front of the speakers. Did not expect Sony to overrate the wattage like a cheap flea market system. DVD player works OK, needs an eject button on the remote. Can't individually adjust the volume of the sub woofer. I would have bought something else had I known all this. For the money, it's just an OK system.

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ok system,
3 Star Review   By hightechredneck on Adorama - Jan 11, 2011   

overall an OK system. Just OK. 1000w rating is misleading, at best. Very disappointed with the sound volume - has to be on at least 5 to hear anything standing right in front of the speakers. Did not expect Sony to overrate the wattage like a cheap flea m

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Great Buy
4 Star Review   By HighLife on Sony - Official Store - Dec 15, 2010   

I already was expecting a good product I have a Sony Bravia 46 inch flat screen and bought this system to compliment that but was limited on how much I could spend and when i turned this system an oh lord within three days my neighbor was at the door lol my other system is good as well its RCA minimally price actually i paid more for it than I did this one and Sony of course sounds better but I can control the volume level of each speaker including the sub-woofer on my RCA that's the only thing I miss but the bass man i tell you the bass and the way this system executes sound is mindboggling I love it I am really happy with my purchase and feel like i got a thousand dollar system for $150.00

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performs great
5 Star Review   By rgrmllns on Sony - Official Store - Dec 4, 2010   

bought this system and played one disc but when I placed the second disc in the tray starting opening and closing and the display reads SC101. The manual is saying to contact a Sony dealer to get the meaning of this code but in my country there is no dealer.... This system didn't give me 2 hours service. Still trying to get the meaning of this code.

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Top Quality System
5 Star Review   By KingOfSpades on Sony - Official Store - Nov 10, 2010   

First of all, I diasgree with the reviewer below because this home theater system DOES save the settings. I unplugged mine for 3 days and when I plugged it back in the settings were saved. The sound quality is unreal for a $199 home theater system. Before this system, I bought the $299 Sony HT-SS370 which is supposed to be better than this one but is nowhere near close to the quality this one offers. The subwoofer is insanely powerful you wouldn't believe is non-powered. Your walls and your neighbors' will shake, guaranteed. As far as the small speakers is concerned, they provide clean crisp sound quality. Watching sports, specially football in 5.1 is simply beautiful with this home theater system as you can hear all the sounds from the crowd and from the players, and the sound when watching movies is great you'll love it. Overall excellent theater system for the price.

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Great Value and Product
4 Star Review   By KC64106 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 26, 2010   

The system is not chock full of customizable features but it gets the job done with fantastic sound. Would not consider myself an Audiophile by any means but I do enjoy premium sound so not having a fully customizable output interface is fine by me. Would like to have a separate control on the sub to bring it down a notch since I have a very small living room. I did notice a major difference by using an actual tripod for the calibration mic during the set up process as opposed to simply setting the mic on the couch round about ear level. Am running the cable and PS3 through the TV via HDMI then sound from TV to this box via optical cable. Quality is great. Do note the DAV-DZ170 model is not a BluRay player. (Seriously, BlueRay should be standard offering by now.) Not a big deal for me since I have the PS3 but is something I did not check pre-purchase as I was simply looking for a sound system upgrade from my old analog Pioneer receiver. Has support for iPod connection and the remote control can control the iPod, however, the receiver does not display the iPod screen info out to the TV which is a skosh disappointing. Perhaps I have to look deeper into the settings on this.... Overall a great value for the price point.

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Great Value and Product
4 Star Review   By KC64106 on Adorama - Oct 26, 2010   

The system is not chock full of customizable features but it gets the job done with fantastic sound. Would not consider myself an Audiophile by any means but I do enjoy premium sound so not having a fully customizable output interface is fine by me. Would like to have a separate control on the sub to bring it down a notch since I have a very small living room. I did notice a major difference by using an actual tripod for the calibration mic during the set up process as opposed to simply setting the mic on the couch round about ear level. Am running the cable and PS3 through the TV via HDMI then sound from TV to this box via optical cable. Quality is great. Do note the DAV-DZ170 model is not a BluRay player. (Seriously, BlueRay should be standard offering by now.) Not a big deal for me since I have the PS3 but is something I did not check pre-purchase as I was simply looking for a sound system upgrade from my old analog Pioneer receiver. Has support for iPod connection and the remote control can control the iPod, however, the receiver does not display the iPod screen info out to the TV which is a skosh disappointing. Perhaps I have to look deeper into the settings on this.... Overall a great value for the price point.

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Excellent sound quality
5 Star Review   By Lekter on Sony - Official Store - Sep 17, 2010   

I'm sorry, but It does not support dolby digital plus which is now the standard for streaming. This means no surround sound from netflix or vudo, Don't know how long Amazon and Blockbuster will continue supporting plain Dolby Digital, but I think it's safe to say they won't be supported forever. Furthermore, it has a receiver powered (normal speaker) subwoofer, which most receivers do not support. So if you upgrade, you are looking at total replacement (new receiver and speakers). Sony appears to have discontinued this idea, so there is no current path to upgrade. It is now defunct. Too bad cause it is a nice and powerful system!

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Won't save settings
2 Star Review   By blueRidgeMtns on Sony - Official Store - Aug 16, 2010   

Biggest gripe: every time I go to play a DVD I have to enter my TV screen size and speaker configuration. It doesn't save my settings. It's not like I lose electricity a lot in my house; I have to reset the settings daily. Secondly, if I want to get a DVD out I turn it on (wait for it to wake up) then click the Eject button (unfortunately not on the remote) and the tray slowly slides out. They could make this whole process quicker. Finally, all too often I see "Operation not allowed at this time". I understand sometimes if you're watching a trailer the DVD manufacturer doesn't want you to skip it, but I should be able to push the Stop button at any time. Not on this DVD player. The other day it wouldn't let me press Stop while on the DVD menu. On the plus side, the speakers sound good. Overall, pretty disappointing.

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Won't save settings
2 Star Review   By blueRidgeMtns on Adorama - Aug 16, 2010   

Biggest gripe: every time I go to play a DVD I have to enter my TV screen size and speaker configuration. It doesn't save my settings. It's not like I lose electricity a lot in my house; I have to reset the settings daily. Secondly, if I want to get a DVD out I turn it on (wait for it to wake up) then click the Eject button (unfortunately not on the remote) and the tray slowly slides out. They could make this whole process quicker. Finally, all too often I see "Operation not allowed at this time". I understand sometimes if you're watching a trailer the DVD manufacturer doesn't want you to skip it, but I should be able to push the Stop button at any time. Not on this DVD player. The other day it wouldn't let me press Stop while on the DVD menu. On the plus side, the speakers sound good. Overall, pretty disappointing.

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best sound system you can buy
5 Star Review   By customaudiodesigner on Sony - Official Store - May 21, 2010   

Lot's of bass,easy to set up.If your looking for alot of bang for your dollar,you will like this system.

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Great system
5 Star Review   By braviafan12 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 3, 2010   

Overall, I'd have to say that this is a great system. I'm not a full blown audiophile, but I know good quality sound if I hear it. I got it for my birthday a week ago and it's in my room right now. All I can say is wow. The sub hits and when it does, you'll know it and the highs and mids on the speakers are so clear. It couldn't have been any easier to set up: take it out of the box, match the colors up, and away you go. The A.CAL mic was iffy for me, I hadn't read the instructions so I hadn't anticipated how loud the test sounds would be. I'm not one for a bunch of remotes so I was a bit concerned as to whether I could program my tv remote to the stereo but I found out soon enough that my stereo remote was programmed to the tv already- perhaps because it's a Sony. All in all, a great system> If later on Sony had the option of playing movies through the USB attached to an iPod, that'd be a good selling point but for now, it suits my needs more than enough.

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