Decent Home Cinema System - Sony DAV-TZ140 Refurbished 5.1ch Home Cinema system with surround sound, DVD, near HD upscaling, USB and HDMI £79 @ Centres Direct - HotUKDeals
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Decent deal from the Sony Outlet.
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#1
Looks OK on the face of it but the specs say it has no additional hdmi inputs or any optical/coax audio inputs, which really limits its use to playing Dvd's or media from USB input. Unless I'm missing something.
1 Like #2
EportJake
Looks OK on the face of it but the specs say it has no additional hdmi inputs or any optical/coax audio inputs, which really limits its use to playing Dvd's or media from USB input. Unless I'm missing something.

Indeed, very limited.
#3
tster

Decent deal from the Sony Outlet.
Sony Outlet?

Centres Direct is a private firm from Northern Ireland. Nothing to do with Sony.
#4
only got if hdmi in for me
2 Likes #5
Near HD upscaling... So SD then

Like saying my TV picture is nearly 3d.
#6
jaydeeuk1
Near HD upscaling... So SD then
Like saying my TV picture is nearly 3d.
I'm not sure, is it? I thought Upscaling was an improvement on SD; but of course not up to 'Actual' HD standard. I'll go by your assessment though!
2 Likes #7
In this age of 4k uhd blue ray and Hdr, this is sd. Very old waste of money.
1 Like #8
Sunrayho
jaydeeuk1
Near HD upscaling... So SD then
Like saying my TV picture is nearly 3d.
I'm not sure, is it? I thought Upscaling was an improvement on SD; but of course not up to 'Actual' HD standard. I'll go by your assessment though!
Well HD is defined by its vertical resolution, and is generally agreed to be a minimum of 720 pixels. Plasmas of old managed to fudge things by using rectangular pixels in 1024x768 format. DVD (SD) is 576 pixels. So 'near' HD could well be upscaled to 577 pixels. Marketing **** basically. Plug a zx spectrum in to a 4k tv and you can say it's upscaled to 4k. It ain't though and will look better on an old CRT screen!

Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Dec 11, 2016 14:39
#9
jaydeeuk1
Sunrayho
jaydeeuk1
Near HD upscaling... So SD then
Like saying my TV picture is nearly 3d.
I'm not sure, is it? I thought Upscaling was an improvement on SD; but of course not up to 'Actual' HD standard. I'll go by your assessment though!
Well HD is defined by its vertical resolution, and is generally agreed to be a minimum of 720 pixels. Plasmas of old managed to fudge things by using rectangular pixels in 1024x768 format. DVD (SD) is 576 pixels. So 'near' HD could well be upscaled to 577 pixels. Marketing **** basically. Plug a zx spectrum in to a 4k tv and you can say it's upscaled to 4k. It ain't though and will look better on an old CRT screen!
Great, many thanks for the clarification JD. So basically this system upscales; but only to between 577 and 719 pixels. Not at all near HD then eh.
2 Likes #10
I like Sony
#11
doesn't look like it supports DTS decoding
1 Like #12
This is from the 90's!
#13
LOUGHBORO GUY
I like Sony


What's her full name? ;)
#14
LOUGHBORO GUY
I like Sony

I like the Audi / VW range,but don't like every product because it's got their name on it.
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zippypants
LOUGHBORO GUY
I like Sony

I like the Audi / VW range,but don't like every product because it's got their name on it.


You're new here, are you?
#16
qwerta369
tster

Decent deal from the Sony Outlet.
Sony Outlet?
Centres Direct is a private firm from Northern Ireland. Nothing to do with Sony.
Not true "THIS WEBSITE IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY INDEPENDENT RETAILERS WHO TRADE AS SONY CENTRES UNDER LICENCE FROM SONY EUROPE LTD. ALL SALES ARE WITH THE SONY CENTRES DIRECTLY AND NOT WITH SONY EUROPE LTD"
#17
Stupid deal. If this is hot then will someone please pay me £35 for my older Sony DAV setup? It's like this one minus USB input... any takers? Thought not.

In 2016 any surround system needs either HDMI or optical inputs... FFS!

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