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181. Sony VAIO PCG-TR3A Notebook PC
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181. Sony VAIO PCG-TR3A Notebook PC (1.0 GHz Pentium Centrino, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive)
list price: $2,199.99
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Asin: B00017H7QW
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 32
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Offering a head-turning design and eyebrow-raising features, the ultra-light,tiny Sony VAIO PCG-TR3A notebook PC offers long battery life (thanks to theIntel Centrino processor), a Sony XBRITE screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio (greatfor watching DVDs), and an built-in digital camera. It also features a 54g wirelessLAN, combo CD-RW/DVD drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, and a weight of just overthree pounds. The integrated swivel camera at the top of the screen enablesyou to capture 640 x 480 still images and live video (motion JPEG) that canbe saved directly to your hard drive.



The PCG-TR3A has an Intel Pro-Wireless 2100BG integrated wireless LAN thatconnects using the 802.11g wireless standard

The Basics

  • Hard Drive: The 40 GB (4200 RPM) hard drive offers plentyof space for most users, though this size is beginning to feel smallcompared with other notebooks. It also has a 1024 KB L2 cache and a400 MHz bus speed.
  • Processor: While at the low end of current Centrino notebooks,the PCG-TR3A's 1 GHz Pentium M processor is definitely fast enough foreveryday tasks and basic multimedia (it's comparable to a 1.5 GHz MobileIntel Pentium 4). The Pentium M processor is designed specifically forlow-power mobile usage, and it features the latest in power-saving technologies--ensuringyou push your battery and productivity to the max.
  • Memory: The PCG-TR3A comes with a 512 MB built-in memory(DDR SDRAM, 333 MHz)--a good start for power users--with a maximum memoryexpansion up to 2.05 GB (2 x 1024 MB).
  • CD/DVD Drive: You can easily and quickly burn music and videoto CD with the combo CD-RW/DVD drive (24x write/10x rewrite/24x read).
  • Keyboard & Mouse: The PCG-TR3A has an 83-key keyboardand electro-static touchpad.
Sound and Graphics
The PCG-TR3A has an Intel 855GM chipset integrated graphics card with 64MB of shared video memory. Combining three new technologies for increasedbrightness, contrast and viewing angles, the 10.6-inch flat-panel XBRITELCD offers a bright, vibrant screen for watching DVDs and editing your digitalphotos. It also has a sound card that's integrated into the main board,and offers built-in stereo speakers. It has a high native resolution of1280 x 768.

The PCG-TR3A features built-in stereo speakersfor use with software, audio and video media.


The PCG-TR3A offers many essential connectivity optionsfor its small size
Connectivity and Expansion Slots
The PCG-TR3A has an Intel Pro-Wireless 2100BG integrated wireless LAN thatconnects using the 802.11g wireless standard. You get a smaller offeringof connectivity options (due to the notebook's size):
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digitalcameras to MP3 players
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) ports for connectingdigital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 RGB monitor port
  • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type I/II)
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack

It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.92), and an RJ-45 LAN networkport (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).


Preloaded System and Software
The PCG-TR3A comes with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system,and it also features Microsoft Works (for working with word processingand spreadsheet documents). It also is loaded with a bevy of Sony multimediasoftware: PictureGear Studio and Network Smart Capture (digital photo),DVgate Plus (digital video), and SonicStage (digital music). Other preloadedsoftware includes Intervideo WinDVD and Norton Internet Security Center7.

Dimensions and Weight
At 10.6 x 7.4 x 1.4 inches (L x W x H), this is a seriously small notebook.And it weighs just a mere 3.11 pounds with the battery.

Power
The included rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers between 3 and 5.5 hoursof life with typical usage. An optional larger-capacity battery will providedouble that (between 6 and 11 hours of battery life).

What's in the Box
This package contains the Sony Vaio PCG-TR3A notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ionbattery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. ... Read more

Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars I sleep with it
i am in love with my new vaio. I was hesitant to choose between the Z1 vaio or TR3A for a long time and finally decided cause of the lighter weight and the built in camera. I bought a wireless router and i am video chatting with my friends all over the world lying in my bed.

Pros: lightweight, whoever sees it with you see that you have a style, long battery , relativly fast performance with pics and videos , very good keyboard i can type faster on it than my pc and doesnt tire my hands , sony picture and vidosoftware is great, the built in cam gives you the freedom t o re cord a meeting easily what i often do since ..in fact that is why i shoose this model, excelent screen quality , if you buy it you will be simply happy with it, but dont forget this is a second notebook

Cons: if you are not a mediaperson like me and rather wanna use it for business like word, office ..i wouldnt suggest it cause this screen is too small for a long use with document. and if you are not using the built in mic which has excelent qualty and cam which is good for the net, i would rather suggest an asu with 12 screen, or the Z1 modell from sony which has 14 screen and mic too and bigger processor. For some reason though Cnet has bad revews on that modellbut if the little heavier weight doesnt disturb you and dont need built in cam i might go with that .And important if you do not see well close choose a modell with bigger screen cause with this one you have to be a bit shortsited that i am though..lol..

SUmming it up i love my vaio.

5-0 out of 5 stars A perfect mini
I've had a few Sony minicomputers - an early 505g, an SR-7, and now this TR3a. Each revision of the mini keeps getting better for me: The keyboard fits my hands well, and the screen, while small, is brilliant and sharp (and at 768x1280, it is ALMOST equivalent to my Powerbook 17"!)

It's fast, the battery life is very good (you really can get 5+ hours - I don't have to plug it in at work, putting it to sleep at lunch and meetings. The Wireless G has very good range too, much better than my previous two Powerbooks...

Also, it looks FANTASTIC, and I've got nothing but awed looks at work - everyone wants to try it. And it's remarkably light.

My only complaints: The touchpad is dinky - you really need an external mouse for serious visio action - and it's just a LITTLE thicker than I wish...

In the end - if size and coolness are primary drivers for you (as they are for me), this is a no-brainer. But if performance is what you need, the Z1 series might be better. But the screen on the TR is much sharper than the Z1.

Highly Recommended by this geek.

3-0 out of 5 stars Battery didn't last that long as claimed
Like everyone else. I read the reviews, user's comments, checkout the stats, etc. about this laptop. Then finally put out the big $$$ to get it. There are alot of things to like about this computer like other owners have described. My only complain is about the battery. Sony's site and most folks in this column said that they can get 6 hours with a fully charge with the battery that comes with this laptop. But I only get about 3 - 3.5 hours max including using the "Maximum Battery Life" profile. I have put up some more $$$ to get the larger battery, still what I got is about 7 hrs or less. So where is the 8+ hours that other people have said ? I have been looking up and down in Sony's technical support site and Goolge but find nothing said if this long lasting battery claim is true. Does anyone have an actually experience with this battery claim ?

3-0 out of 5 stars beware of small screen
OK, I read all the reviews here and I checked out my friend's Vaio, so I thought I was prepared for the small size of this notebook. And I love how small and portable and lightweight it is, but after typing for only 2 hours, my eyes were burning, I had to sit really close and squint at the screen to see my words being typed. It's very difficult to read anything in Word in 12pt. And when I tried typing in 14pt, the print was almost blurry. I don't know yet if it's just my model or the SONY, but it's harder to see than my other laptop, an Acer TM 800, which I love, but is just so heavy.
All the good things people say about this laptop are true, but you need to be aware just how small everything on the screen appears. It's easier to read my palm than it is this vaio.

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY portable notebook, solid feature set
For work, I've primarily used ultrathin notebooks: the Sony R505 for a year and then the Toshiba R100 over the last 12 months. Here's what I look for:

> long battery life (for plane flights)
> minimal sacrifice of processing power, HD space, keyboard, other features
> painless wifi and ethernet access
> other cool, smart things I can showoff

This VAIO is great on a number of fronts:

1. INCLUDED battery is solid: 6 hrs for docs, powerpoint, etc, 3 hrs for a DVDs. Meets all my needs for coast-to-coast flights. Light as a book.

2. It works great as my primary computer. I do hook up to a full keyboard/monitor at the office, but I don't feel compromised on speed or functionality.

3. On the road, the is very usable. You might want to try it out, but I don't have an issue. The monitor is extremely clear and bright. They've included a ZOOM feature on the unit to make it easy to enlarge the screen image. Thoughtful, and it works very well.

4. WIFI switch works perfect. Have connected in coffeeshops, airports and the like. No issues. The Ethernet and dial-up jacks are well-postioned.

5. Monitor jack is on the side so it doesn't interfer with the screen being open. 2 USBs are on opposite sides for good reason. Generally, well laid out.

6. When you're working on your traytable on a plane, and the person in front of you leans back, your poor display doesn't get crushed because it's short enough not be compacted.

7. Other items: The camera is fun and useful if you use IM video. Well positioned for informal chatting. It includes DVD viewing software (which my other computer with a DVD drive didn't). My long-term experience with Sony laptops has been that they are very good, durable computers. I researched this unit and compared to other Toshiba, Dell and ThinkPad before the purchase, and after a month feel even more confident about the decision.

Some Cons

> Additional battery is overpriced. As usual, Sony makes the upcharge for another battery or larger capacity battery abusely expensive. Such a turnoff. Thankfully, you really don't need one with this model.

> The Screen IS smaller. Hey, you should know this going into it. Fine for word docs, email, ppts, some spreadsheet work, and DVDs (16x9 format), but if you do a lot of graphics work, it's going to feel tight. ... Read more


182. Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 Handheld

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Asin: B00008K4BD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2928
Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • DragonBall Super VZ 66 MHz processor running Palm OS software version 4.1
  • TFT color display with back lights, 320 x 320 pixels, 16-bit color
  • 16 MB internal memory
  • Built-in MP3 Audio Player
  • What's in the box: CLIÉ handheld, USB HotSync cable, AC adapter, Stylus, Headphones and volume controller

Reviews (29)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good PDA but soon to be replaced.
Clie SJ33 had very good form factor and design. There's no need to spend extra $$ on case or hardcase. The built in flip protects the screen and looks cool. Hold/power switch is also very nice for mp3 playback.

The major pro's are,
1. Good build quality and stylish casing.
2. Jog dial, hold switch and memory stick expansion slot.
3. HiRes color display and good backlight.
4. About 7-8 hrs of battery life with mp3 playback.
5. Runs Palm OS 4 which has zillion free apps available. Very easy, reliable and not bloatware unlike Windoze on PocketPC.

Con's,
1. Only 128kbps or low bitrate mp3 can be played.
2. Uses a Lithium Ion battery...
3. To be discontinued and replaced by a newer model by Sony very soon.
4. Memory stick is expensive compared to CF cards. Plus this model won't support new MS Pro sticks.

If you can wait for till Sept/Oct new Sony PDA's should come out with Palm OS 5 and better features at same price point.

4-0 out of 5 stars Love this thing!
I upgraded from a Handspring Visor Deluxe that I have been using for almost 3 years. The Clie's higher resolution screen and text look really nice. Colors are bright indoors (a little washed in sunlight). Battery life is very good although I wished they would have included a cradle for recharging and synching. Sony only included cables that plug directly into a port at the bottom of the pda.

I really enjoy the built-in mp3 player and the jog-dial on the side. The unit fits nicely in my front pocket where it can be quickly accessed. Installation and setup were a snap.

Pros Summary:

- Great screen resolution and colors.
- Small size and convenient flip cover.
- Integrated mp3 player works and sounds great.
- Good battery life
- Reasonably priced

Cons:

- Recessed buttons on front bottom can be kind of hard to press.
- No cradle (just plug-in cables).
- Included datebk does not include the week-at-a-glance that was
included on my old visor.
- No voice recorder.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent PDA for an affordable cost
This is my 2nd PDA. I had a Casio PV-S1600. So I was used to monochrome screen and no snazzy apps.
This palm OS based color CLIE just blasted me away.
The palm 4 os based software are easily available online. The PDA serves all my purpose ... entertainment or work. The built in mp3 player is great.
I give it a thumbs up!

Cons:
A faster proccessor and RAM needed... (yes im greedy)
No cradle available with package
Built in Speaker not loud enough

1-0 out of 5 stars Lousy product support from Sony
We bought several units for office staff. Liked the unit's functionality, but several units had re-charging issues. Could not get satisfactory help from Sony, wanted nearly $500 to "fix" one unit, claiming that it had evidence of moisture damage to the mother board. At that time, it was less than two weeks out of the box, and never exposed to moisture. There was no one from Sony to talk to, despite their fancy voice interactive service line. Called numerous times. Best I got was a commitment that the service team that dealt with it would call me back within 24 hours.... nothing doing. Eventually returned the unit to me - without repair done.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good but flimsy
I was happy with the features and screen of this PDA, although its plastic construction felt flimsy compared to my old Palm V. Unfortunately, I have had to return this CLIE for repair/replacement. The innards of the memory stick slot broke loose. SONY warranty service answered my call promptly, and quickly sent me a pre-addressed FedEx carton for return of the unit. ... Read more


183. Sony ICD-SX25 Digital Voice Recorder
list price: $199.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B0007XHLZM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2064
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This item is brand new and comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories.
It also comes with a USA warranty.

Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theSony ICD-SX25 - Digital Voice Recorder and all other Sony Portable Voice Recorders

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Features

  • Record up to 695 minutes on the 32 MB built-in flash memory
  • Super-slim design for discreet, easy use
  • Advanced digital voice operated recording (VOR) saves valuable recording time
  • USB connectivity for high speed file copying

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars A little more, and a little smaller than the old ICD-ST25
Everything you liked (or hated) about the ST25 is back in the new model, but this one's skinnier by a 1/4-inch, and the display has been changed to be wider but shorter - same displays.New STLP mode is like a ST (high quality mode) file but with less resolution, so you can pack a third more time in the non-expandable 32MB memory (still about 7 hours on SP, 15 hours on LP, 2.5 hrs on ST, say 4 hours on STLP).

Don't expect to try to digitally record music on this unit because you cannot disable the automatic gain function (it's really designed for recording speeches or other presentation material, not recording concerts).In a pinch, I have used it to capture the audio line-out of a DVD, but it's not good with wide volume changes since it tries to equalize everything to an overall acceptable volume.

I like/dislike the 4-way toggle button RW<- v ^ ->FF idea - it gets rid of one extra 2-way button, but it gets confusing if you were trying to manipulate it without looking at the display.On the other hand, if the settings are the way I want them, I don't usually have to touch that button.You just hit the Record to start, and again to pause recording (Stop saves and lets Record create a separate file).It's good at splitting and combining, and the USB port lets the proprietary software manipulate the sound files for general management (but very limited editing).

Battery life is the same as the ST25 - about 16 hrs. per set of 2 AAA's.I miss the swivel microphone mount because I often used the ST25 sitting on the floor and pointed the mics upward, or in a shirt pocket pointed away from me.

Bottomline - better sound quality than the $99 or less variety recorders.No memory card expansion available, so you need to dump off files to clear space. Speaker is loud enough to be able to hold it to your ear and hear playback clearly if at a noisy airport, so that's a nice feature.Can be used in a pinch to record music via line input, but with degraded quality compared with a true MP3 recorder.Smaller than most units of similar capacity. Since it was designed to function better when connected to a PC, why not make it rechargeable via USB as well? ... Read more


184. Sony VAIO PCV-RS530G Digital Studio Desktop PC (Hyper-threading Pentium 4 3.2 GHz), 512MB RAM, 160GB Hard drive, DVD+/RW & CDRW combo Drive)

Asin: B0001BEZ4K
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 367
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Sony VAIO PCV-RS530G offers the next step in the home digital media hub with its personal video recording capabilities and built-in DVD+/-RW writer. It also sports tremendous power for high-end multimedia software and PC games. Featuring a fast Hyper-Threaded 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 processor, the PCV-RS530G also offers 512 MB installed RAM, a very generous 160 GB hard drive, and a wealth of digital audio, photo, and video software. With Sony's Giga Pocket, you can record TV programs to the hard drive and save them for later viewing. With Click to DVD, you can import your camcorder's digital video and burn directly to DVD. For a step down in price, the Sony Vaio PCV-RS520 subtracts the personal video recording functions of the PCV-RS530G.

The Basics

  • Hard Drive: Though it's not the largest on the market, the large 160 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (7200 RPM) offers a wealth of storage for all your media storage--from digital audio to TV programs.
  • Processor: The 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 processor with Hyper-Threading technology (which allows a single CPU system to behave in some aspects like a dual-CPU system--see more in Tech Talk section below) is one of the fastest processors currently available on the market. It also has a 512 KB L2 cache.
  • Memory: The installed 512 MB of RAM (400 MHz DDR SDRAM) is sufficient for starting out, but you'll want to add more memory power to take full advantage of the PCV-RS530G's multimedia capabilities (it's expandable to 2.0 GB). It also has an FSB (front-side bus) speed of 800 MHz.
  • CD/DVD Drive: It is equipped with a combo DVD+/-RW and CD-RW drive. For DVD-RW discs, it has a 4x write/2x rewrite/2x read speed, while for DVD+RW discs it has a 4x write/2.4x rewrite/2.4x read speed. For CDs, it has a 16x write/10x rewrite/32x read speed.
  • Keyboard & Mouse: It comes with a Sony Vaio keyboard and mouse (with PS/2 connector).
Sound and Graphics
Featuring the ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card (with 128 MB of shared video RAM), the PCV-RS530G delivers a dazzling visual experience optimized to support the most compelling next-generation 3-D gaming environments of today and tomorrow. The PCV-RS530G features an integrated AC'97 (Audio Codec '97) that is built into the computer's main board.

Connectivity and Expansion Slots
You get a wide range of connectivity options with the PCV-RS530G (including a floppy disk drive), such as three PCI expansion slots (one available), one 8x AGP (accelerated graphics port, occupied) slot and the following external ports:

  • 7 USB 2.0 ports (3 in front, 4 in rear) for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 2 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link; 1 4-pin in front and 1 6-pin in back) ports for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 parallel port for connecting older printers and scanners
  • 2 PS/2 ports for connecting keyboards and mice
  • 1 RGB monitor port
  • 2 TV-out (S-Video) (1 front, 1 rear)
  • 2 composite video/audio inputs (1 front, 1 rear)
  • Stereo (RCA jack) input/output
  • Coaxial input
  • Multi-format memory card reader that is compatible with CompactFlash (Type I/II), MicroDrive, Memory Stick, and SmartMedia cards.
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack

Preloaded System and Software
The PCV-RS530G comes with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system, and it also features Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents) as well as a 60-day trial for Microsoft Office 2003. Preloaded Sony software includes Giga Pocket (Personal Video Recorder), Click to DVD (DVD creation), PictureGear Studio (digital photo), DVgate Plus (digital video), SonicStage (digital music), and VAIO Media (Network file sharing). Other preloaded software includes InterVideo WinDVD, MoodLogic 2.5 Trial, Intuit Quicken 2004 New User Edition, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple QuickTime, RealNetworks RealOne Player, Norton Internet Security (90-day trial).

Dimensions and Weight
It measures 7.2 x 15.6 x 14.9 (W x H x D) and weighs 26.5 pounds.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Sony Vaio PCV-RS530G Digital Studio PC, keyboard, mouse, IR remote control and receiver, and set of two speakers.

Tech Talk
Hyper-Threading: A Hyper-Threading processor helps a PC to run multiple demanding applications at the same time. This technology enables the processor to execute two threads (a part of a program) in parallel, boosting performance during key high-drain procedures. This results in more efficient software performance (such as faster reaction times in gaming applications) and enhanced multitasking. ... Read more

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars A hidden Gem!
This really is an excellent system. Let me say it again this is a great system when you get it home and see the sum of all its parts. This system has a fast processor,lots of memory,a huge hard drive and tons of goodies that you just wont find on alot of other brand name computers. I really wanted a dell like alot of you. I heard only great things about dell computers. My computer recently died(moment of silence)and I needed a replacement in a hurry for our home business. The dell just took to much time to get, and now that I compare the two I find that I have alot more computer for a much cheaper price. I went to Best Buy and bought the PCV-RS530G and have been on cloud nine ever since. Now I know that I sound like a Sony employee, which I am not,but this system really grows on you as you spend more time with it. The first reviewer got a bad apple, and they are upset but this happen to someone no matter what brand you buy, there will be that one person you hear about that had a terrible time. I felt compelled to write this review because I really feel this is one of the best computers that you can buy for around $1300.00 Its has tons of software for editing photos,making DVD movies,recording tv programs (kinda like a tivo only cheaper)and many other useful programs which I still am exploring. Sony may not be the first brand that you consider when looking for a new PC, but you know what, they always make sound products that last a long time. I am writing this review on my Sony laptop which I have had for 6 years now and you know what? It still works like the day I first bought it. Now the one feature that really make this computer stand out from all the others is the Giga Pocket software. I really like being able to record my favorite TV programs and watching them whenever I am able. I can even archive them to a DVD should I wish. There also is an application included so that you can click on a menu and the software will automatically record the program of your choice from start to finish, with just one click. The video card is a ATI Radeon 9200 which is a good card for most of us, however you die hard gamers will probably want to upgrade to a top of the line card. This system has a DVD+/- Rewritable Drive and a DVD drive for watching your favorite movies and loading software. I could go on and on but please just trust me and go to your favorite computer store (best buy) and play with the system for a few minutes. I am sure that you will be as impressed as I was with my hidden gem. I say this because this system is so new that reviews are unfortunately hard to come by and this system deserves an honest review. Dont believe me? Try to find a system with as much as this system has, and compare prices. I think you will come to the same conclusion I did.

1-0 out of 5 stars Where do you want to go today? Parts or customer service?
Buying a PC off the shelf is never ideal, but I was stuck, so I bought the best they had, a Sony PCV-RS530G. I like Sony; I keep saying that, not sure why anymore. It has a great processor, adequate RAM, and a so-so video card. The power supply is underpowered and not a standard size. The big problem is the hard drive, it's so slow! It's a Seagate, which makes a very quiet drive, quiet because it barely moves, and Sony makes it all worse with a really odd partition scheme. The drive also features an obsolete 2mb cache and no acoustic management tools; it can't be speeded up. The high end processor and the RAM spend all their time playing solitaire waiting for the hard drive to produce data, it's terrible. No big deal, I bought a new fast hard drive. Before cloning I went to use the back-up utility, and it wouldn't burn the discs: that's right $1,500.00 and you don't get a back-up disc, you have to purchase one, and the onboard Vaio back-up software is useless. I went ahead with the clone, but something went wrong and now I have a brand new $1,500 rectangle; joy. To get a recovery disc I had to go to Sony's parts department, which is a very slow moving place (U.S. based; somehow Sony Japan gets things to me in Maryland, USA within 3 days, Sony U.S. takes weeks), and I ordered what may, or may not be the right one for my dead machine, it only said RS500 series on the site and even that took a lot of searching to find. I'm having it overnighted, it won't speed things up much though. So here I sit, with a ton of work to do and no new PC. The discs have not shipped and nobody has answered my inquiry as to whether I had ordered the right recovery kit. I have had similar experiences with other Sony products recently - it took a long time, but they have finally earned my contempt.
UPDATE 4/29/04: I still hate it. The display drivers keep going south on me. Multiple system wipes, updates, new monitor, new video card, nothing helps. I use my computer to run a business and don't have time for this mess. I have owned PC's made by Gatewy, eMachines, HP, and Acer; this one is the worst. I am giving up and will be buying a new PC from a different company this week. What a complete waste of time and money. ... Read more


185. Sony 19IN LCD 500:1 1280X1024 SLIM ( SDM-S93/B )

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Asin: B0000ANF0P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 5341
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Amazon.com Product Description

Sony's new SDM-S93 17-inch LCD monitor offers outstanding viewing performance, reduced power consumption, and versatile ergonomics. With 1,280 x 1,024 resolution, 600:1 contrast ratio, and ErgoBright technology, images are crisp and sharp. And, plug-and-play setup makes getting started a breeze for both PC and Mac users alike.

Sony's ErgoBright technology offers the unique capability of automatically sensing light levels in your surrounding environment and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly, from 50 to 300 nits. Not only does this aid viewing comfort, but it also works to save you money. And, if you work in a consistent light setting, the ErgoBright technology can be switched off in favor of one of three permanent settings (high, medium, or low).

The SDM-S93 offers a removable base for optional VESA wall-mounting, plus wide 170-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. When operating with the stand, users will appreciate the adjustable height features, a wide tilt range from -5 to +30 degrees, plus swivel base capabilities (+/- 175 degrees).

The SDM-S93 comes backed by a generous three-year warranty on parts and labor, and includes everything you'll need to get started.

What's in the Box
SDM-S93 flat panel display with removable base, AC power cord, CD-ROM (including Manual; DOS, Win & Mac Utility Files; Display Adjustment Software), HD15 video signal cable, Quick Setup Guide, instructions, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • Solid performance & value
  • 1280x1024, black
  • Perfect for any office or room
  • 25 ms response time, 600:1 contrast ratio; swivel base
  • PC and Mac compatible, 3-year warranty

186. Sony MZ-NE410 High Speed Net MD Walkman Recorder
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B00008IHOZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1183
Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The MZ-NE410 Net MD Walkman recorder has everything needed to create great-sounding music mixes. In addition to transferring music at up to 32x speed (using its LP4 mode), the unit's SonicStage Jukebox software stores and manages digital music files, custom playlists, and music transfers, making it a cinch to transfer music to the device. The MZ-NE410 offers high-speed transfer from a PC via a direct USB connection, and it can record more than five hours of music on one 80-minute minidisc (using LP4 mode). It also uses Sony's skip-free G-Protection technology, which eliminates or reduces skipping during many active uses. The MZ-NE410 is compatible with the RealOne music player and the pressplay.com online music subscription service. It plays back ATRAC3 files and supports multiple Internet audio formats, including MP3, WMA, and WAV. The unit provides up to 56 hours of continuous playback on one AA battery.

The Easy Skip group-folder function helps organize songs into albums or groups. Once the music is transferred to the MZ-NE410, you can easily skip from group to group. Besides the bundled SonicStage software and SonicStage simple burner application, the MZ-NE410 includes software for creatively organizing music. MoodLogic software goes beyond typical jukebox applications, letting you compile music by mood or tempo rather than simply by artists and song titles.

MoodLogic corrects file information by identifying and retitling mislabeled tracks during ID3 tag cleaning. It also has a feature called Music Marker, which lets you "tag" music during playback. Once the device is reconnected to a PC, MoodLogic retrieves the marks, connects to the Musiclub Web site, and provides information about the song and artist and links to download new tracks, purchase CDs, or discover similar artists.

Note: The MZ-NE410's recording features and bundled software are not compatible with the MacOS operating system

Here's how you can use the included Sonic Stage Software to manage your music files:

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Features

  • Stores more than five hours of music on an 80-minute minidisc; speedy USB connection minimizes recording time
  • Compatible with MP3, WMA, and WAV music files as well as with the pressplay.com online music subscription service
  • Bundled software helps you organize your music by artist, song, style, or tempo
  • ID3 tag cleaning ensures accurate artist and title information for your digital music files
  • Up to 56 hours of playback from a single AA battery

Reviews (59)

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice as 2nd player or for language lessons
I bought the MZ-NE410 as a secondary player since I already own an Archos Jukebox. The NE410 is small, light and has great sound w/ ATRAC3-132kbps. The minor inconveniences are that the display is tiny (you won't see a multi-line display of track name, lapsed time, and/or total length) and it's not backlit, which renders it nearly useless in low light conditions.

The MAJOR drawback with the player, however, as other reviewers have pointed out, is that you have to use either the bundled software (SonicStage 1.5, Simple Burner, OpenMG), download Real Audio Player, or use some homegrown, freeware apps to upload/download music to the NE410. You are thus restricted from using multiple PCs to transfer/share music and God help you if a Windows XP system restore hoses your audio files - you'll most likely have to start rebuilding the music library from scratch, unless you regularly do backups. As compared to a non-proprietary, drag-and-drop player like an Archos, these limited use restrictions are very, very chafing.

On a positive note, the player is great for audiobooks or language tapes/cds. You can upload about 5 hours to the player at 66kps and with a generic car kit adaptor, use it in the car. The automatic resume function lets you stop the player, pop into a store, then resume your place in the file when you get back in the car, SO LONG AS you don't eject the disc (which will reset playback from the beginning).

The NE410 can't compete with the storage capabilities of jukebox MP3 players (Megabytes vs. Gigabytes) and the software restrictions required by Sony Music (vs. Sony Electronics) certainly turn off potential buyers. But if you want a second player for your morning commute or you don't want to transfer all your music to one device, I'd recommend you pick up this player.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Hardware, Worthless Software.
After quite a while of wanting an MD player, I bought my MZ-NE410 at the local electronics superstore yesterday. I'll start with the bad. The included software is almost totally useless. I have never encountered such a buggy program past its alpha stage. It crashed four times trying to catalouge my media. After I got about 20 MP3s in my list, it alerted me to the fact that all but 6 were unsupported, and couldn't be converted!. That was enough, so I went online, and downloaded Real One player. It works like a charm. I've been using Musicmatch to make playlists, then importing em in Real One.

As for the good, this player is tiny, light, and has a cool matte black finish much like that on a B-2 or F-117. The amazing sound quality lets me hear things I never heard when listening to music through my computer, and I have a high quality home theater system connected to my comp. The player seems to excel with classical and soundtrack background scores, but everything else sounds incredible too. One unusual thing is that the included headphones actually sound great too. The display is tiny, but easy to read. It does only show track name at the beginning of a song, but you can switch to a mode that always shows the title quickly, with only a few clicks, so you can just switch back and forth if you really want to.

In closing, if you're in the market for an MD player, go with this unit, just make sure to download RealOne. I'm sure the newest high end models are great too, but they cost twice as much, and still have the same enraging SonicStage software.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Mindisc Player...Good Price!
I love this minidisc player. It is so easy to use and it was modestly priced. It it small so it fits in my pant pocket. I love how you can get 5.5 hours of music on one minidisc. It also lasts quiet a while on 1 battery. It has saved me lots of money. I love this minidisc player!

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun gadget. Better than MP3 players
I have been eyeing on portable music players these days. Upon finding and getting this MD player, I'm quite sure I made a very good decision. These MDPs are just sold for very low price these days--happy price, happy quality.

So what's a good reason for my 4-star rating? First, I really can't trust HDD-based MP3 players. To my knowledge, HDDs are not made to endure severe shakings and bangings, which means they are not ideal storage device for portable use. On the other hand, the prices of HDD-based MP3-Ps run obscenely high.

Secondly, I love those small MDs, which are based on "magneto-optical" technology. For nuts, this technology is really the one made for long-term storage and multiple re-writing. Here, multiple doesn't mean clunky several hundred times like those of CD-RWs. MO technology used by minidiscs are meant for 1 million re-writes. Also, the chemical stability of MDs are far longer than CD-Rs or RWs, and with their hard-shell jackets built in, the physical strength of MDs can't just be compared with those of CD-variants.

Finally, because of the stability and strength of the MDs, I can burn them to build my own music collection. Thankfully, all Japanese-made MDs are colorful and just joyous to watch. Although they run upto $2.00 per pop, because you can erase and rewrite any compilation you don't like, you don't waste a cent from it.

Now, some worry that MDs use "lossy" compression format called ATRAC, but my ears, like many other sound-specialists' are, couldn't catch any difference. Just try them your self. You'll thank me for my advice.

Last words: This model doesn't have line-in or line-out. This one is pretty much a dumb box that can only receive data from a host computer. If you want to record without messing around with the computer, just get a better model.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Gadget Lover's and Music Lover's Dream!!! Best Value MD.
There are so many great reviews for this product. I don't want to be repetitive but this unit ROCKS!

PROS:
First of all, the price can't be beat. Compared with other Minidisk players, it performs fabulously and is easily the best value around.

Second of all, everything you've heard about battery life is TRUE! I've gone over 150 hours at a time without changing the battery. I'm talking about playing it every day at work for 3 weeks, not to mention when I get home at night. This alone makes this MD player head and shoulders above the more advanced models. Invest in some rechargeable batteries for digital electronics and you won't be disappointed.

Disk storage is good at the highest quality. You can still get several hours on a disk and the sound is awesome.

CONS:
I really want to give this unit a 5, but a lot of the criticism can't be dismissed. TRUE: The software is bad. Sony's proprietary ATRAC3 music format ads an extra annoying step. There are limits to how many times you can record music on a disc. The display really does not give you any useful info. The panel controls are pretty bare (notice, no "Record" button) and you cannot record voice directly with this unit as with other MD players. Also note, this unit does not have the car-kit or wireless car radio play options of other Music players. Some MD players come packaged with these things, or other MP3 players like the Ipod have these features. Not to mention the Ipod will store Gigs of music; it will just set you back 3 times as much money. These cons all need to be factored in to your comparison with other units.

THE BOTTOM LINE:
Some have noted performace loss over time. Simple: get a MD cleaning disk to clean your lense. This unit is very durable and has a long play life. Software updates can also solve a lot of recording problems.

The cons pale in comparison with the pros. The sound quality is great. The unit is THE BEST VALUE in digital music. The battery life is UNBELIEVABLE. The MDs are getting CHEAPER BY THE DAY. An added bonus: Now that the new HD standard is out, you can buy these at deep discounts. Take advantage.

BUY THIS UNIT NOW! ... Read more


187. Sony SDM-HS73/W Flat Panel 17" LCD Monitor (White)
list price: $499.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0000918VX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 6780
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 1,280 x 1,024 resolution
  • 0.264 mm pixel pitch; 500:1 contrast ratio
  • Innovative floating frame design
  • 160-degree horizontal viewing angle
  • PC and Mac compatible; 3 year warranty

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT MONITOR
Purchased this monitor from amazon with free shipping and 25 dollar rebate. It was the lowest price around. Received monitor, it took about 5 minutes to set up looks great would highly recommend this monitor and use amazon for the lowest price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best quality
I've used other LCD monitors at my workplace, but the brightness, brilliance and clarity of the Sony's SDM-series monitors surpasses all of them. Images do not look "pixelized" like those on Samsung LCD monitors. The price is well worth it (...).

Others have complained that the base of the monitor is too large -- However I have no problem with it because it's the perfect place for my wireless mouse & keyboard receiver!

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely good value
I was looking for a Samsung 17 inch monitor when I spotted the Sony SDM-HS73. The picture was amazingly crisp and the colors bright compared to the NEC and Samsung monitors next to it. Reading the specs, I noticed that its pixel pitch was .264mm, and the contrast ratio was 500:1, indicating a very good quality monitor. When I brought it home, I placed it next to my old 19 inch CRT monitor to compare screen size - the SDM-HS73 was a tad bit bigger! Setup was simple - plug and play. I ran my favorite screen saver, Marine Aquarium on it and couldn't be happier. The picture looks great - sharp text, vivid colors. My husband will be buying one also.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow.
Ended up with this monitor through pure serendipity. Went to look at either an NEC or the Sony HS72 LCDs to get a feel for them. Store where we went to look was in the midst of remodeling, and HS72 must have broken in transit. NEC looked nice, but then on a whim we asked to see the HS73 since the 72 wouldn't come on. Wow. Incredible picture - level of detail and crispness of picture were stunning; all the technical specs were excellent as well. Salesperson told us HS73 was successor to HS72, and it was 50 bucks cheaper to boot. So we bought two. :) ... Read more


188. Sony CFD-SW755 Portable CD/Cassette/Radio Boombox with Detachable Speakers
list price: $149.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B00004U47J
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 3863
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The CFD-ZW755 CD/radio cassette recorder sports a convenient handle so your tunes can go anywhere you do, whether you're blasting tunes for friends or listening in private through the supplied stereo headphones. The unit's CD player uses a one-bit digital-to-analog audio converter for pristine sound, and audio CD-R/CD-RW compatibility means the box will play your home-brewed music mixes as well as prerecorded CDs.

The CFD-ZW755 includes a digital AM/FM stereo tuner, too. Four electronic sound modes (rock/pop/jazz/vocal) let you tailor the sound for listening to various different types of music or in different environments, while Mega Bass sound enhances low-frequencies in any sound mode. Perfect for parties, the unit comes with Sony's Loop/Flash sound effects. Loop continuously repeat a few seconds of music, while Flash provides intermittent playback for a DJ-like stuttering effect.

With synchronized CD/cassette dubbing, CD playback commences just after cassette recording begins. The stereo record/playback cassette deck provides direct recording from either the tuner, the CD player, or another cassette. Other features include four-inch detachable speakers and 20-track CD programming. The unit runs on the supplied AC power cord or six D batteries.

What's in the Box
Boombox, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, AC power cord ... Read more

Features

  • CD boombox with dual-deck stereo cassette and drift-free, digital-synthesized AM/FM tuner
  • Synchronized CD/cassette dubbing
  • 4-preset electronic equalizer (rock/pop/live/vocal), Mega Bass low-end enhancement
  • Remote Commander remote control (CD/tuner/volume/power/function)
  • Clock/sleep timer, Loop/Flash sound effects

Reviews (5)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not the same old Sony...
Pro:

1) Doesn't look flashy and wierd like a lot of recent boom boxes.
2) Still working after 2 yrs. - nothing has broken (no CD playing problems).
3) Does a basic job of making sound.

Con:

1) Turns on mysteriously at night probably due to a neighbor's remote controller on the same frequency as my boom box or being triggered by some other random radio wave. (has freaked me out at times causing me to wake up in the middle of the night and get out of bed to turn it off - really freaky if the CD is playing my daughter's nursery songs.)
2) Setting radio station presets is not intuitive and simple.
3) Lacks decent bass sound relative to my Magnavox boom box, even with the "Mega Bass" activated.
4) FM and AM radio reception is mediocre. I live in Los Angeles with a lot of strong radio stations but some local stations just don't come in clearly without static.
5) Lacks the Sony quality feel that I used to know.
6) Price to high - should cost around $60 for what you get.

Bottom Line: I expected better from Sony given my past experience with their products.

1-0 out of 5 stars What a piece of [junk]!!!
This is one of the [worst] boomboxes ever! This thing will just refuse to play most cd's. I've only had this boombox for almost a year and now already it acts real weird. Now when I put my disc in, turn it on, it spins my disc a little bit, it makes a weird clicking sound, the speakers make a strange buzzing sound, and then it stops spinning and says no disc. What the heck is with that! So then I thought maybe the disc was a little bit dirty (not even a scratch) wiped it off just to make sure, then I put it back in the system. It did the same thing (and these were regular store bought cd's!) Then I thought maybe it is just my disc or something. So I tried another one and the same thing happened. I tried reloading it about 10 times and then it started playing (thank god!) Then I walked over to it and pressed the next track button and their it goes spinning full blast, not playing right and then displaying "no disc" After about a month of putting up with this [junk], I sold it to my friends grandmother who mostly listens to the radio. She is happy with it because she likes how she can control it with the remote. Other than that the radio works pretty good and the tape decks work pretty good, but I still would not reccomend this product to anyone... If you want to get a better boombox, get a Panasonic, JVC, or something better. I'd hate to see someone put up with [what] I did with this [Boombox].

If you want to get a good boombox, take a look at one of the Panasonic ones. They are much more reliable and they sound even better.

5-0 out of 5 stars very good
this cd boombox is very nice and has a good sound system!

5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of features and excellent sound.
I like to play music -- mostly classical -- at my desk at work. This past week the volume control on my old Sony boombox broke (after nearly ten years of daily use) so I went out looking for a replacement. I was pleasantly surprised at the low prices of most of the units I saw, but they sounded rather tinny compared to the good sound I was used to from my old Sony. At the end of the shelf I found this model. When I inserted the CD which I had brought with me for auditioning, I immediately heard a clear improvement in sound over the less expensive models. In fact, the sound was even better than that of my old Sony with which I had been thoroughly pleased. I bought this model on the spot and the next day installed it next to my desk at work. It's very convenient too use, looks nice (compared to most current boomboxes) and sounds great. Sure it cost a few dollars more than the inferior-sounding units but(...) I'd say it's a great buy.

Incidentally, although I listen almost exclusively to CDs, this unit has two tape drives, which allow for tape dubbing (which a lot of cheaper models don't) as well as a digitally tuned AM/FM radio. Also the CD player has 1-bit conversion -- like the best CD players, but unlike most boomboxes -- which contributes to the better sound. As I said, it's a great buy.

3-0 out of 5 stars What ever happened to sony
remember in the old days, when sony made high quality products for a good price. Well they don't anymore. This is good quality, rather bulky, but the price is to high, when similar products cost $10 to $20 less! i reccomend a different brand ... Read more


189. SONY KDL-42XBR950 42-Inch XBR(R) LCD WEGA High Definition TV

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Asin: B0001W7SYS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 27250
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Amazon.com Product Description

Equipped with an integrated ATSC high-definition tuner, the Sony KDL-42XBR950 42-inch LCD TV delivers superior clarity and resolution whether broadcasting HD content, a DVD movie, digital cable, satellite TV, or video games. The TV's WEGA Engine combines with the LCD flat panel to offer a wide viewing angle and high-resolution 1,366 x 758 images. Other advantages to the WEGA Engine are Direct Digital Circuitry, which ensures rich, natural-looking images from any source, along with Digital Reality Creation technology, which doubles the pixels on each scan line (vertical and horizontal) to create a screen with four times the density. Meanwhile, the TV's two built-in NTSC tuners and single ATSC tuner coordinate with the picture-in-picture function to let viewers watch two programs from different sources (480i, 480p, 1080i, or 720p) either side by side or in an inset window.

Other features include installation flexibility via the two-piece design, the smoothing facility of CineMotion reverse 3-2 pulldown, enhanced Memory Stick playback that lets users view digital photos and MPEG movies through the TV; and such convenient add-ons as a sleep timer, multilingual onscreen display, Speed Surf rapid channel scanning, auto channel programming, closed captioning, a two-event clock/timer, V-chip parental control, and favorite channel.

Audio is covered by the 30-watt built-in speaker system (15 watts x 2), which complements the TruSurround surround sound and Steady Sound auto volume control. HD users can connect additional set-top boxes via the DVI-HDTV input, while movie lovers will use the two component video inputs to display DVD films at their highest resolution. The TV also includes one front and two rear S-video inputs, one front and two rear video inputs, one front and five rear audio inputs, one front and two rear i.Link inputs, one optical output, one Control-S input and one output, one fixed/variable audio output, and one subwoofer output.

What's in the Box
TV, remote control, two AA batteries, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 42-inch HD-compatible flat-panel plasma TV; 53.11 x 27.32 x 4.02 inches (W x H x D)
  • 1,366 x 758 resolution, 2 built-in NTSC tuners and 1 built-in ATSC tuner
  • CineMotion 3:2 pulldown technology; Twin View MID-X picture-in-picture
  • DVI-HDTV interface, 2 component inputs, 3 S-video inputs, 3 composite inputs, 6 audio inputs, 3 i.Link inputs, and more
  • 30-watt built-in speaker system (15 watts x 2) and TruSurround surround sound

190. Sony SRF-M80V S2 Sports Walkman Arm Band Radio with FM/AM, TV and Weather Channels
list price: $59.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000066HO4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 109
Average Customer Review: 2.45 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Sony's lightweight SRFM80V S2 Sports Walkman fits snugly into a supplied wrap-around arm band for hands-free listening during workouts or travel. The radio's ergonomic S2 Sports design places all function controls for easy access, and its LED is conveniently angled for easy reading when you're on the run. Furthering its suitability for athletic training, the SRFM80V includes a stop watch with a single-button split timer. And, if you'd rather not wear the device on an arm, just affix the built-in belt clip to a waistband.

Radio features include drift-free digital tuning across the weather, TV (VHF channels 2 to 13), and AM/FM stereo bands. And with the SRFM80V, weather is no obstacle--its water-resistant design blocks out moisture, and dirt (though do keep in mind that it's not made for submersion in water). A local/distant (DX) switch optimizes reception of both near and distant stations, and a power-off timer shuts off the Walkman at your preset time to conserve battery life. The arm band includes a safety reflector. Five-direct-key preset memory lets you electronically tune in to any five stations set--even in different frequency bands--with the press of a single, easy-to-reach button, while a separate direct weather button offers one-button tuning of weather bands.

You'll also enjoy conveniences like 25-station preset memory (five for TV, five for weather, 10 FM, and five AM), Sony's low-end-enhancing Mega Bass Sound System, and two-AAA-battery operation (batteries not included). Supplied Sony MDR (micro dynamic receiver) vertical-type sports headphones deliver wide dynamic range and clear sound. ... Read more

Features

  • FM/AM, TV (VHF channels 2-13) and weather station tuning
  • Memory presets: 10 FM, 5 AM, 5 TV, 5 weather
  • Water resistant helps keep out moisture and dirt (not water-proof)
  • Includes stop watch; features local/distant reception switch
  • Light reflector on adjustable armband

Reviews (60)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good radio with flaws
I bought this to replace my previous Sony sports walkman radio. This radio has several deficiencies compared to the old Sony design.

1. The WB (weather band) button looks exactly like the other radio presets. But if you press it, sorry, you're in a new "mode" and you can't get back to your other preset stations without some effort. I would much rather have a sixth preset button.

2. The battery case frequently snaps ajar. The batteries then come loose and I lose all presets.

3. The volume wheel is right next to my arm when I'm using the radio, so I frequently am adjusting the volume inadvertently.

I would really like Sony to redesign this product to make it more useful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Portable Radio
I listen to the radio while jogging and my search for the perfect companion has come to an end. This one is it.

Over the years I have tried most of the main brands (Panasonic, Sangean, Radio Shack) and consistently found the Sony's to be surperior in reception and sound. Most recently I was using the Sony SRF-M78 armband radio, the predessor to this one. The SRF-M80V is better in several respects. Let's look at the details:

Design:
The white and orange color scheme is ugly in my mind but who cares. This is a tool, not a fashion statement. The waistband clip is much better than on the M78 allowing carry on both arm and waistband. This finally gives the option to put the radio where it belongs during running: the small of my back.
Button placement is intuitive and clear. However, the numbering on the buttons is starting to rub of and will probably be gone in a few weeks. No big deal, use a Sharpie for re-labeling if it bothers you.

Reception:
In one word: Great. I live in New York City which has notoriously difficult radio reception. Both FM and AM are as good as it gets for a portable unit. In addition this radio offers TV channel reception and weather band, both are coming in well enough to be useful.

Features:
As mentioned the M80V allows you to listen to FM, AM, TV, and WB and has sufficient presets for all channels. In addition you can use the radio as stop watch, split timer, or can set it for automatic power-off, useful if you tend to forget to turn off the unit. The volume control is a small wheel which turns much to easy, the only true flaw of the radio. I slipped a 10 cent rubber O-ring over the wheel to provide the right amount of friction so that the volume doesn't get knocked unintentionally. Works perfectly now.

Head Set:
I don't care for the ones that are provided and replaced them with a good pair of Sony earbuds. The Mega Bass button is useless with my earbuds but may give you more oomph with bigger headphones.

Conclusion:
A small, well designed radio with all the features that you might desire in a work-out companion. Great reception and great sound. Highly recommended.

3-0 out of 5 stars Just okay, but not too many other options
The walkman is ok, however, it doesn't seem there are many other options on the market. The arm band doesn't stay on my arms without sliding off unless I'm wearing about five layers of shirts (and I have 'normal' size arms). The sound quality is good and the buttons are easy to hit as you run. As usual with Sony headphones, I have to replace them every few months.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works fine for me...
I really enjoy using my armband radio. It has worked well for me even on my almost daily three mile runs. It still works even after I got caught in a downpour and got drenched. The earphone cord is a bit long, though. It is hard to find a place for it where it will not be in the way or uncomfortable. Other than that, this is the best product that I have found for myself.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor quality construction and poor design
I have owned multiple small Sony sports radios. I use them while running and weight lifting. This is by far the worst of the series.

Quality:
1. After less than 6 months one of the tiny metal battery connectors fell out and was lost while changing batteries. Previous similar products have lasted several years.

2. While sound quality was acceptable, the antenna is markedly directional and less powerful than previous slightly larger more oblong Sony units.

Design:
1. Sports radios should have a clear display and buttons and knobs that can be accessed while running, etc. The volume knob is way too sensitive and the tiny buttons with miniscule numbers and characters cannot be readily accessed while running. The unit has plenty of surface area for larger knobs. In addition, only a small portion of the LCD screen is utilized - what were they thinking? Reading glasses should not be required for usage!

In summation, this unit exemplifies poor ergonomics and poor quality - Don't buy one! ... Read more


191. Sony Clie PEG-NX80V (Silver) Handheld
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B00009TSJZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 7693
Average Customer Review: 4.73 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • High-powered handheld running Palm OS 5 and packed with multimedia features
  • Built-in 1.3 mega pixel camera
  • Video recording and playback
  • Expansion slots for integrated CompactFlash and Memory Stick cards
  • What's in the box: CLIÉ Handheld, USB HotSync Cradle, AC adapter, Stereo headphones and remote controller, AC plug adapter (with attachment), Hand strap, Retractable Stylus

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars A better PDA than this does not exist.
I have an NX70 and tested the 80....the 80 is AWESOME. However, remember 2 things: the 80 is the 70 with a couple of great new features....and if you already have the 70 there really is no point to step up to the 80. Key points...
1. The 80 is the first palm os pda to have 32mb internal ram (as far as I know)...fantastic!!! While it is true that because of the structure of the palm os (compared to pocket pc) a good chunk of memory is not needed, the multimedia capabilities of the clie series made you wish more than 16mb were available internally. Sony listened and added the extra memory. There are large programs out there that simply function better having them on internal rather than a memory stick.
2. The 1.3 mpx digital camera is a substantial improvement. Remember, up to 3 years ago that was the max you could get with a dedicated digital camera. Combined with the capture light you can get substantially better pics, not to mention the mpeg4 video clips you can store.
3. The screen is beautiful, period. 480 by 320, the pda equivalent of 16x9 or hd. At it's lowest brightness level it's better than most color screens out there.
4. Video playback is awesome. You can download from the web a music video or Seinfeld episode and play it back on the Clie beautifully rendered!!!
5. Audio-the headphones sound great...the external speaker is ok for the job, serious music lovers gotta use the headphones. If you're in the business world and want to show something off the Clie you can use the speaker - it does the job. Pulling out headphones for your boss as if I were a teenager does not cut it.
6. Great resolution allows your pics to be seen in all their beauty.
7. Docs to Go software allows you to work on MS Office documents-suggest you get the portable keyboard if you intende to do serious typing...at that point it truly replaces your laptop unless you're a cpa or a rocket scientist.
8. Voice recorder captures crisp, lengthy voice memos limited in size only by your free memory stick space.
9. Sony retained the rotating screen which lets you carry the Clie like a notepad.
10. Very easy to place music on the device.
11. Drawback: if you want Bluetooth, don't bother with this unit; however, I have no need for BT....also has no WiFi built in, but again, I have no need for that either...WiFi service is still fairly limited in NE Florida although that will change w/in a year.
12. The size of the unit is large. It's slim though and fits comfortably in my carrying case...it has a good feel in your hand...it's properly balanced which means it stays level when fully extended.
13. If the 80 is like the 70, it's unbelievably sturdy...I dropped the 70 twice on bare ceramic tile and discovered (after recovering from the horror) it didn't even have a scratch! Of course I switched my case after that.
14. Anyone that says it's overpriced is mistaken, you have to appreciate the value...ever have a time you wished you had a camcorder to film that coworker goofing off? Or a camera to avoid writing a lengthy note (of course after struggling to locate pen and paper) by taking a pic of a document? Or record a key moment in a presentation? Or wish you had something to work an important excel file, but your laptop had it's battery drained or the file is at your desktop at home because you don't have a laptop? This sucker has solved these things for me, it is truly amazing!

A BIG MISS I JUST REALIZED TODAY-IT DOES NOT PLAY WMA FILES. THIS WILL BE A PROBLEM IF YOU INTEND, LIKE I DO, TO BUY MUSIC ONLINE. MUSIC IS OFFERED IN WMA FORMAT AND THE AUDIO PLAYER ONLY HANDLES MP3S. I DONT KNOW WHAT SONY HAS IN MIND TO SOLVE THIS, EVEN THE AUDIO SOLD ON SONY MUSIC WEB SITE IS IN WMA AND INCOMPATIBLE WITH CLIES. UNBELIEVABLE MISS IF YOU LOVE MUSIC.

I insist, after playing with ipaqs, palms, jornadas, etc. there is nothing better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA for medschool students
Great PDA, I'm a medschool student and it helps a lot in the hospital and in the classrooms. A lot of free medical software to download from the web. The camera it's awesome, it has a slow shutter function that allows you to take pictures even in dark rooms; the resolution (1.3MP) it's good and I can take pictures of patients, X ray films, CT scans and more with nice quality.
The battery lasts for at least 5 hours of continuous work, and the integrated keyboard helps a lot when you're tired of using the stylus. The internal memory it's quite short, but I bought a 256 MB Lexar MS (not too expensive) and don't have any problem.
I do recomend this PDA for medschool students because it's a helpful tool in the hospital (specially the camera). The free software I found on the web includes drug guides, medical calculators, diagnostic and tratment tools, medical news software, etc, etc, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars After over a year of daily use...
This is my third PDA, the priors were Palm IIIvx, Sony Clie 610C. I really use my PDA all day, so I could justify paying a bit more for a nicer PDA. I have friends with CE based machines and they really don't use them nearly as much as I use mine.

Pros:
Too many to mention all of them, but the all add up to great usability. I really used a lot of the features that I thought were just bells and whistles. The flip display is great because you don't need a case unless you are trying to keep the unit pretty. The camera was a life-saver for shooting white boards before they get erased and showing tech support problems that were hard to describe over the phone/email without a picture. The voice memo took excellent notes even at conference meetings (much better than my friend's Palm Tungsten 2). Additional apps such as a mileage log (Trip) have been so important to me that I replaced the hard-wired button for notes with it. The Silk Launcher has a mode that adds more app buttons to the graffiti area.

Battery life is very good. I would often go for 3 or 4 days between charges, regardless of the display brightness. If I reduced the brightness, I could go for a week of light use between charges.

Cons:
A tad big. Too heavy to tote around for MP3s at the gym.
After well over a year of heavy use, the Power/Hold slider button died, making the unit unusable (Fortunately, I sync'd up just a few hours before it broke!).

Decision Time:
Sony want's $150 to fix it. For double that, I can get a new one, and since no other PDA surpasses the UX80V, I think I will do that. I have been very rough on my Clie, but it really is a workhorse for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best PDA... still!
The Clie NX80 is still the best PDA around, despite being discontinued by Sony. The latest model, the UX, doesn't even come close in terms of screen size or brightness, camera quality, or overall reliability.

There's nothing on the horizon which is even threatening to make this unit obsolete. It will certainly rank with the best for at least another 2 years.

Considering that unused NX's can now be bought for aboutUS$300, you really can't go wrong. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Possibly the BEST PDA on the planet right now...
I've had my NX80 for about two months now and continue to be amazed with what this little device can do. SONY really got it right with this device. Screen in HUGE and bright and the keys/buttons well laid out. I use my NX80 everyday to listen to MP3's, watch movies, play LOTS of games, and use it for productivity purposes (calendar, phone#'s, notes). My favorite games are Billiards, Bowling, Crazy8's, Rumnmy, and GTS Racing all of which look amazing on the NX80. The compact flash slot can be made fully functional with *free* hacked drivers (www.cliesource.com) to really increase the NX80's functionality. I SIMULTANEOUSLY use a 512MB compactflash and 256MB MS Pro stick. I've started experimenting with Macromedia Flash which, by the way, the NX80 can play PERFECTLY. I can transfer "SWF" files that I download from the web (search your PC for *.swf files!!!) directly to the NX80 and play them on the go! The screen protector is an absolute must. I (...) believe I got every penny's worth. ... Read more


192. Sony VAIO AC Adapter for V505 Notebooks (PCGA-AC16V6)

our price: $99.99
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Asin: B00008EM7X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 7771
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Features

  • Compatible with the V505A and Z1 notebooks
  • Power: 100 to 240VC
  • Lightweight design to support mobility
  • Compact and slim design
  • Weight: approximately .64 pounds

193. Sony ICF-36 Portable TV/Weather/AM/FM Radio
list price: $32.99
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Asin: B00006I5TD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 514
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Access to AM/FM radio, VHF TV channels 2 to 13, and weather band channels 1 to 7
  • True LED tuning indicator helps provide precise station access
  • High power and dynamic, full-range sound
  • Integrated 4-inch speaker
  • Includes 110-120 volt AC adapter

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Radio
If you are looking for an emergency radio or for something to listen to while out on the deck, this radio is a great option. It is small enough to throw in an overnight bag if you are going on a weekend trip. I have no problems with reception. The weather band is a great option. Sound is more than adequate for the price. Very happy with this product.

4-0 out of 5 stars Competent Radio
While this radio is not a great radio, it is competent for the task at hand. I compared its AM/FM performance against a Sony analog Walkman, which has surprisingly good performance. As expected, this radio was better than the Walkman, but not a great deal better. I also checked the TV bands against the known local stations and all of the local stations came in fine. The weather band also worked fine. The downsides are that the radio is best used for voice, since its sole speaker is not great. I wish its AM performance were better than average, but it is just average. It has some difficulty with strong station rejection. You will find spots on the FM dial where two or more stations combine in places they do not belong. For the price, a worthwhile purchase. It is better than Radio Shack products.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best radio of its type
This is the best radio of its type on the market. Absolutely a superb design. Great sound quality for its size also. This is the radio you want for general talk radio use and for staying informed. It takes C size batteries that will last a very long time. Just what you need if the power goes out. This radio is not digital, which is what you want in a radio like this. Digital radios really drain batteries fast so a pure analog radio is best when you want long battery life. Tuning is no problem on this radio. ... Read more


194. Sony ICD-P28 Digital Voice Recorder
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B0001YFYKG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2203
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Features

  • Portable digital voice recorder with selectable 580-minute/945-minute recording capacity and voice e-mail capability
  • 32 MB built-in flash memory, 5 message folders; includes Windows-compatible voice-editing software and USB cable
  • Offers 1-button play from record, overwrite, Record Plus, incremental rewind, and battery-saving hold switch
  • 1.25-inch speaker with 350 mw output
  • Full-function LCD with low-battery indicator; runs on 2 AAA batteries (supplied)

195. Sony D-NF400 Psyc ATRAC Portable CD Player with Digital Tuner (AM / FM / TV / Weather)
list price: $114.99
our price: $74.99
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Asin: B0001M2FVE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2487
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Amazon.com Product Description

Spin your commercial CDs, your homemade music CDs of almost any stripe, or listen to the radio, TV, or weather-band transmissions with Sony's versatile, full-circle D-NF400 Psyc-styled Walkman portable CD player. The snazzy player includes SonicStage software, which lets you take full advantage of ATRAC3plus (Sony's proprietary music-compression technology) when making custom MP3 CDs on your computer. Playback options include 32-track programming, repeat (track, disc, or program), random play, and--thanks to Sony's great work in DSP efficiency--more than 85 hours of ATRAC3plus CD or up to 50 hours of audio CD playback from 2 AA batteries (not included).

The D-NF400 Psyc offers a 2-line dot-matrix display, full ID3 tag recognition, and bookmark playback (which lets you program your favorite songs from multiple CDs and play them back at the touch of a button). CD Text support displays artist and title information with compatible commercial audio CDs.

ATRAC3plus is a high-quality audio-compression technology that reduces the size of digital audio files while preserving much of a track's original sound quality (similar in concept to MP3 or Dolby Digital sound formats). With ATRAC3plus, music can be burned and compressed at 132, 105, 66, 64, or even 48 kbps (kilobits per second), letting you select the right balance between fidelity and storage space (you'll get around 490 songs per disc at 48 kbps).

Compatible with ID3 tagging and most CD burners, SonicStage CD Simple Burner software transfers songs from CDs or MP3 music files from your PC's hard drive and burns them to recordable CDs using ATRAC3plus compression.

The D-NF400 Psyc offers a whopping 51 station presets, which works out to 30 FM, 10 AM, 4 WB, and 7 TV stations so you're never far from your favorite channels. You can hook the player up with your home system through an optional analog stereo "Y" interconnect.

Skip-Free G-Protection technology boosts the laser pickup's shock protection to minimize read errors that would otherwise interrupt your music, providing quick recovery from both horizontal and vertical shocks. The D-NF400's heat-resistant lid helps protect the player against high-temperature build up, especially when you're using it outdoors or in a vehicle.

Digital Mega Bass Sound boosts your music's low end without high clarity and low distortion, and there's also a built-in equalizer with 3 preset curves and 1 customizable setting. Sony's automatic volume limiter system (AVLS) conserves batteries--and guards your hearing--by capping your listening level at either of two settings. The player works with an optional AC/DC 4.5V power adapter (AC-E45HG or -E45A).

What's in the Box
CD player, MDR-027LP stereo headphones, CD-ROM (SonicStage software), a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • Portable CD player compatible with MP3 files and Sony's ATRAC3plus compression technology; 2-line display with ID3 tag recognition
  • Built-in FM, AM, TV, and Weather Band radio with 51 station presets
  • Includes SonicStage CD Simple Burner software to facilitate ATRAC3plus CD burning from MP3 files and from other CDs
  • Skip-free G-Protection technology eliminates or reduces skipping during many active uses
  • More than 85 hours extended playback with 2 AA batteries (not included)

196. SONY MZ-B10 MiniDisc Voice Recorder

our price: $244.99
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Asin: B000099SYW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 5930
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Features

  • Up to 24 hour recording time / 45 hours playback time with two AA alkalines
  • Twin speakers for powerful playback sound
  • Remaining recording timer counter
  • Automatic time track
  • Playback sound function through the speakers

197. Sony 256MB MEMORY STICK PRO-DUO NEW ( MSXM-256S )

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Asin: B0002Z456I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony Computer Peripherals
Sales Rank: 4242
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198. Sony CFS-W338 Stereo Boombox with Dual Cassette Decks and 2-Speed Tape Dubbing
list price: $69.99
our price: $59.99
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Asin: B00001ZUIY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2628
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With a sleek, black design, this portable Sony radio-cassette recorder is a perfect fit for any shelf or countertop. It works with an AC cord (included) but can also be used as a portable device, thanks to the carrying handle and the use of six D-size batteries (not included). This four-track, two-channel stereo is equipped with tune control, a headphone jack for 16-to-32 ohms impedance headphones, a built-in microphone, and synchronized two-speed dubbing. ... Read more

Features

  • Dual stereo cassette decks
  • AM/FM stereo tuner
  • Stereo record/playback cassette deck
  • 2-speed synchronized tape dubbing
  • Built-in microphone

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars good ones are really good
I have this unit and the two Panasonic boomboxes that can be used for dubbing tapes. I found the quality of the dub was a little better (higher s/n) than on the Panasonic 570 or the other one (530? 470?). However after not much time I found that the record head did not always engage properly. On this unit the head moves at an angle, it moves 90 degrees or less into position instead of moving straight ahead when record is pressed. I did have less reception problems with this than the Panasonics; on the P's the station has often drifted by the time I've recorded 45 minutes. I had forgotten about "AFC" until that problem with the panasonics. I have both this model and a very similar one the model # I think sony 318, which keep stations in a little better when recording while mobile. But that had a body hardware problem as well - the door came off very easily! No wonder the guy sold it to me for $15 on ebay. ... Read more


199. Sony SSM-F750H 3-way, 4-driver Floor-standing Speakers

our price: $279.99
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Asin: B0007WULU0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 25585
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Amazon.com Product Description

This pair of powerful, distinctive speakers deliver clear, resonant sound in a package that's perfect for a home theater or high-end audio system. The SS-MF750H speakers feature a three-way, four-driver design that is capable of handling up to 200 watts of input power. A one-inch balanced dome tweeter, a 3.25-inch mid-driver and dual eight-inch bass drivers make up this impressive package.

The SS-MF750H's high performance starts with the tweeters. Their "Nano-Fine" material technology dramatically extends high-end frequency response, with a response range of 50 kHz-- far exceeding the 20 kHz response range of CD audio. Now you can hear Super Audio CDs the way they were meant to be heard. The Nano-Fine material is extremely still and light-- ideal properties for a tweeter.

Meanwhile, mids and lows are handled by drivers that incorporate Sony's kevlar H.O.P (Highly Oriented Polyolefin) technology. This proprietary Sony speaker cone material combines high strength, low weight, and low resonance, which results in faster response, higher power handling, and flatter frequency response. And because the SS-MF750H's use precision crossover assemblies to ensure blending, they are perfectly matched. This results in a superb soundstage experience and extreme accuracy from speaker to speaker. This is especially important for accurate audio reproduction from surround sound equipment.

The SS-MF750H's are magnetically shielded, so you can use them near your TV with no picture distortion. A removable cloth grille covers the speakers, while screw-type binding posts make it easy to set them up quickly.

What's in the Box
SS-MF750H floor standing speakers, instruction manual, 2 speaker cables, removable grille cloth ... Read more

Features

  • Each speaker measures 9.5 x 41.3 x 11.6 inches (WxHxD)
  • Features a one-inch balanced dome tweeter, a 3.25-inch mid-driver and dual eight-inch bass drivers
  • 200 watts of total power handling
  • Drivers use Sony's Kevlar H.O.P (Highly Oriented Polyolefin) technology.
  • Magnetically shielded for use near, or on, TVs

200. Sony DAV-BC150 5-Disc Progressive Scan DVD Home Theater System
list price: $400.00
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Asin: B0001XU89O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 888
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Sony's DAV-BC150 home theater shrinks a roomful of fancy equipment into a compact, easy-to-use, all-in-one system. The silvery set features a slot-loading five-disc DVD-Video changer with built-in surround-receiver abilities and color-coded speaker terminals, five satellite speakers, and a 110-watt powered subwoofer. The components are designed to work in concert to deliver spectacular video quality and exhilarating, full-bodied surround sound from both DVD and music sources--including recordable CDs filled with MP3 music files.

Regardless of the DVD, you'll enjoy discrete, multichannel surround sound through native Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel decoding (left, center, right, left/right surround, and a ".1" low-frequency effects signal for the subwoofer) as well as from Dolby Pro Logic II, which generates multichannel surround signals from any stereo source, be it TV, CD, or even cassette tape.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DAV-BC150 stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. Choose from progressive-scan component-video outputs, composite-video, or S-video outputs. (Older TVs may require an RF modulator or video switcher to convert composite- or S-video to a threaded RF coaxial jack.)

After just minutes of setup time, you'll be able to enjoy the DAV-BC150 from the repose of your easy chair with the supplied easy-to-operate Remote Commander remote control. The system's FM/AM tuner offers 30 station presets (20 FM, 10 AM), and Sony's 32-bit digital signal processing algorithms let you enhance your movie, music, or TV programs with simulated acoustic effects from a variety of environments (hall, arena, church, etc.). Auxiliary connections include one each analog- and digital-audio inputs to accommodate a VCR, camcorder, gaming console, or cable box, and a headphone jack grants private listening.

What's in the Box
DVD player/integrated surround amplifier, 5 satellite speakers, a powered subwoofer, a Remote Commander remote control (RM-SS250), remote batteries, a user's manual, all requisite cabling, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • Complete home theater system with a 5-disc DVD/receiver combo, 5 satellite speakers, a powered subwoofer, and 108 watts per channel x 5
  • 110-watt subwoofer; FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets (20 FM, 10 AM)
  • Compatible with DVD-Video, CD, MP3 CD; color-coded speaker connections simplify setup
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II surround processing for enveloping audio from movies and music
  • DVD/receiver: 17 x 3.5 x 15.5 inches; satellites: 3.8 x 4 x 4 inches; subwoofer: 6.8 x 14.9 x 15.9 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great System. Highly recommend.
Just got this system set up last week and I couldn't be happier. I'm a huge movie buff and the surround sound on this system is geat. Also the 5 disc DVD changer is really convenient. I would have to say that this is really one of the best systems on the market for the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Simple but strong
This is a good simple system. Sound and volume are excellent. FF and REW functions are very weak. Main problems are in design: the remote is difficult to use, the unit's display is unreadable. Overall, an excellent value.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great System, Great Price
I don't know what the first guy was thinking when he wrote this, but I will tell you that you should always believe the phrase.. You get what you pay for.. I am a BIG movie buff. I collect movies for a livimg, and spend a lot of time at home with a theatre system set up. My first system I built myself and it wasn't top of the line by any means, but it was decent enough to put out some decent sound. Finally my speakers gave, and a particular woman in my life decided to replace them and take the system for herself. This is the system I bought to replace it, and I couldn't be happier. It puts out massive amounts of sound, easy to set up, nice progressive scan capabilities, and the sub does enough thumping for anyone living in a house or apartment! Its 650 Watts rattles my windows at low volumes, and provides true 5.1 surround sound for what it is. If you nit pick of each speaker and need to fine tune everything, Id get a different system. but if you're just setting something up to get a nice decent sound, and something that rocks hard when you bump it up, this is the system, and a great price for it too. P.S. make sure you get the speaker stands that mount to the BACK of the speaker, not the bottom, as the sony speakers are flat on the bottom, but there is a screw hole in the back for mounting..

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, not the Best
I installed one of these last night. The controls are terrible for adjusting volume for each channel. Totally confusing and stupid. Buy extra cable, or splice together like I had to do with extra length left over from the front speaker. I bought this without demoing it based on the word of the CC sales chick that it was a good system, comparable to one that was at the store, but out of stock.

Bottom line - do not buy one of these without fully trying it out. Ask the sales person to show you how the controls work for controlling each speaker. This thing is absolutely horrible in that dept.

Also, no bass adjustment. Only presets for various sound - Jazz, Rock, news, sports etc. Something found on cheap boom boxes.

I don't know what the 5 stars are next to this thing with no reviews.

I would not reccomend this to a friend, but its too late for me as I'm sorta stuck with it because I installed the thing before trying it out.

Go to the store and demo. Don't buy something as important as this without trying it out.

I love Sony products, but this system is somewhat sucky.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound!
Bought this weekend. Extremely easy to set up. Speakers are small (which is what caught my eye at the store) and have excellent sound! I love the fact that it holds can hold up to 5 discs. ... Read more


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