Sony HT-IS100 - 5.1 ch - Home Cinema Upgrade kit - Black £294.99 @ Amazon
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Sony HT-IS100 - 5.1 ch - Home Cinema Upgrade kit - Black £294.99 @ Amazon

£294.99Amazon Deals
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Found 16th Aug 2010
First submission to Hotukdeals - so be gentle! Next best price I've seen is £340.

Product Description
Manufacturer's Description

Another first from Sony - enjoy brilliant home theatre sound from speakers no larger than a golf ball! This state of the art 5.1 system packs 450W and is also S-AIR ready for a completely wireless experience.

Enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound system with 450W total power output. With the HT-IS100 you can now cut equipment clutter and enjoy massive sound from speakers no bigger than a golf ball. Plus it has built-in BRAVIA Sync for simple, integrated control with your BRAVIA TV and other compatible products with only one remote control.


There are three HDMI™ inputs (1 out) with pass through of High Definition 1080p plus x.v. Colour and 24p True Cinema technology that adjusts picture settings on pass through to make movies look as authentic as the original. And if you have a Spny MP3 Walkman, iPod, mobile phones, Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi device, you can connect to it and release its musical content via your TV using Sony DIGITAL MEDIA PORT.

The HT-IS100's Portable Audio Enhancer function boosts the quality of compressed music such as MP3s, while the DCAC enables one-push automatic sound set-up for flexible speaker placement and optimum sound quality. There are three optical inputs for connectivity to set-top boxes and gaming consoles and a Multi Channel Linear PCM for true High Definition sound from Blu-ray disc players™ or PS3s.

The 32-bit S-Master digital amplifier delivers crystal clear CD quality sound for playback faithful to the original source and as an optional extra, you can easily install S-AIR Ready, which enables you to go wireless and enjoy a cable free environment (rear speakers only). The subwoofer has an integrated power amp for an even cleaner solution, with fewer boxes in your set-up. Plus, there is an in-built 30 station preset FM/AM tuner (RDS).

Box Contents

# Remote control(x1)
# Batteries (x2)
# Optical cable 2.5m(x1)
# FM wire antenna (aerial) (x1)
# AM loop antenna (aerial) (x1)
# Calibration mic (x1)
# Speaker (with remote commander receiver) (x1)
# Speakers (x4)
# Extra speaker pedestal (x1)
# Brackets (x5)
# Wrench (x1)
# Screw (+PSW4 X 12) (x1)
# Operating Instructions (x1)
# Quick start guide (Card) (x1)

15 Comments

This has to be cold this is in the price range of amp and speakers, you can get a budget amp and some half decent speakers from richer sound for the price of this.

cheap Sony amp £119
richersounds.com/pro…500

Onkyo speakers £149 would spend the extra £50 and get the tannoy or jamo but these are acceptable and all in at £270 which in my opinion is a way better but than some pants all in one solution and way more flexible
richersounds.com/pro…blk
Edited by: "polly69" 16th Aug 2010

Original Poster

You could do that and you're more than welcome to your opinion. But this is a good solution for people with limited space, it also gets very good reviews on Amazon and various other technology and audio/video web sites - whathifi.com/Rev…00/

polly69

This has to be cold this is in the price range of amp and speakers, you … This has to be cold this is in the price range of amp and speakers, you can get a budget amp and some half decent speakers from richer sound for the price of this.cheap Sony amp £119[url=http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdh500/sony-strdh500]http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdh500/sony-strdh500[/url]Onkyo speakers £149 would spend the extra £50 and get the tannoy or jamo but these are acceptable and all in at £270 which in my opinion is a way better but than some pants all in one solution and way more flexible[url=http://www.richersounds.com/product/speaker-packages/onkyo/sksht528/onky-sksht528-blk]http://www.richersounds.com/product/speaker-packages/onkyo/sksht528/onky-sksht528-blk[/url]



But what if someone does want this "pants all in one" system ?

It's cheaper than elsewhere, so heat added from me ... plus, I think Sony kit is excellent

richersounds.com/pro…blk

This is what i bought 3 months ago for a fiver more from comet,not voted either way

rockerfeller

You could do that and you're more than welcome to your opinion. But this … You could do that and you're more than welcome to your opinion. But this is a good solution for people with limited space, it also gets very good reviews on Amazon and various other technology and audio/video web sites -http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Sony-HT-IS100/



Hows there going to be a space issue? its a 5.1pack and a amp unless you live in a cupboard then Ive never heard anything like it, the subs on these are smaller than the Sony as they don't have all the decoders built in and the best bit is for around £20 you can cover the amp for 5years and if your amp goes you don't loose all your speakers aswell which is what happens with these.

A couple of months ago i had one of these blow up I'd had it a couple of years now there was nothing wrong with the speakers infact i was very pleased with them sound wise but one day i turned on my hd media player and that in turn should of fired up the sub/amp but it didn't so instead of going out and buying a cheap replacement amp i couldn't so the whole lot went in the bin and i went out and spent £500 on a proper amp and speaker pack so now when one goes the others still usable with just a new amp.

Hence the cold vote.
Edited by: "polly69" 16th Aug 2010

toonarmani

But what if someone does want this "pants all in one" system ?It's … But what if someone does want this "pants all in one" system ?It's cheaper than elsewhere, so heat added from me ... plus, I think Sony kit is excellent



No one mentioned that Sony was rubbish that was something that you said and as ive explained i have a good reason as to why you shouldnt go down this route, its not very flexible where as a amp is.

separates are best with amp for sound quality and price even if this is a Sony!

Original Poster

polly69

No one mentioned that Sony was rubbish that was something that you said … No one mentioned that Sony was rubbish that was something that you said and as ive explained i have a good reason as to why you shouldnt go down this route, its not very flexible where as a amp is.



I didn't submit it to get lecture on how to buy separates, if that's what you want to do, fine. You just appear to want to start an argument on why the Sony is rubbish and how much better your solution is. Ok, fair enough if you want separates. But if someone happens to be looking for a Sony HT-IS100 this happens to be the best deal at the moment. End of story.

Who cares what is best or not, this is cheaper than other places so it has to be voted hot or left alone. Why vote cold simply because you don't like it!!

Original Poster

ristac

Who cares what is best or not, this is cheaper than other places so it … Who cares what is best or not, this is cheaper than other places so it has to be voted hot or left alone. Why vote cold simply because you don't like it!!



Exactly, thank you Ristac.

Original Poster

polly69

Hows there going to be a space issue? its a 5.1pack and a amp unless you … Hows there going to be a space issue? its a 5.1pack and a amp unless you live in a cupboard then Ive never heard anything like it, the subs on these are smaller than the Sony as they don't have all the decoders built in and the best bit is for around £20 you can cover the amp for 5years and if your amp goes you don't loose all your speakers aswell which is what happens with these.A couple of months ago i had one of these blow up I'd had it a couple of years now there was nothing wrong with the speakers infact i was very pleased with them sound wise but one day i turned on my hd media player and that in turn should of fired up the sub/amp but it didn't so instead of going out and buying a cheap replacement amp i couldn't so the whole lot went in the bin and i went out and spent £500 on a proper amp and speaker pack so now when one goes the others still usable with just a new amp.Hence the cold vote.



Well you save space because the amp is in the sub woofer, so you save on one box for a start. Some people may also prefer the unobtrusive speakers also. You're just sour because you've had this model blow up on you. That's just bad luck, maybe you should have taken the 5 year cover out on them you're banging on about above.

Been looking at AV Receivers all night and my brain is wrecked at which one to buy.

Its not fair to slate this deal before having the pleasure of listening to it do its bit, its a surprisingly good system!

I bought this amp about a year ago for £400. Looked at the separates solution and agree that if you want the best cinema effects and 7.1 (with the additional speakers) then that is the way forward.

However I rarely run my system mega loud (and probably most people won't given neighbours etc) and for such small speakers you can get a lot of sound out of them. Visitors always comment on the unobrtusive size of the speakers and keeps the wife happy as the TV room doesn't look like a sound studio with massive speakers.

Also worth noting that the sub/amp also acts as a switching device for 3 HDMI inputs though that restricts postioning as needs to be close to TV and other equipment to avoid long cables. Also I have a Sony TV and the system is fully integrated with it, so only need to press one button to have the whole lot turn on.

Only cons are speakers are small so more of the bass sounds have to come from the Sub compared to other systems and display for the Amp is on the top of the sub so you have to stand over it to read it, but not a big problem really.

Voted hot for price!!

if only it was this price now,
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