Don't ruin the holidays with annoying surround sound wires. Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick review the 1000 watt Sony DAV-HDX589W Bravia Home Theater System with its S-Air wireless surround speakers and 5-disc DVD changer available for only $279 on Black Friday
What You Need To Know
This is a pretty standard sized home theater system.
Each floor stander is about 3.5' high and the center channel is only 10" across.
The wireless rear speaker is about 4" thick.
The subwoofer is just over a foot tall.
Size-wise, this system should fit well anywhere.
The wireless speaker set up is weird: you have to plug in the S-Air receiver, then connect wires to your speakers. These speaker wires are shorter but it means that the system isn't completely wireless.
It also has enough inputs and features to make it worth standing in line for, like a digital optical, co-ax & composite inputs but only an HDMI output.
The iPod dock works easily enough; you just plug it into the digital media port and you're ready to go.
The 5-disc changer upscales to 1080p and looks pretty good.
It also features an auto calibration mic to set up your speakers in the best possible way.
This system sounds just as good as the SS360 system.
It gets really loud and is able to sound better as the levels increase.
The bass is extremely thick, though it could be too thick at times and drown out the mids.
The wireless surround speakers also sound great without any hiss or loss of signal.
This is a buy on Black Friday and and worth the wait in line.