The Sony DAV-F200 is very stylish vertical home cinema system for those people who like their equipment to look as good as it sounds. Whilst only being a 2.1 system it does have the quality and performance to make it a real contender.
The Sony DAV-F200 is primarily aimed at the lifestyle home cinema buyer – someone who wants the full benefit of the home cinema experience, but doesn’t want a bunch of black boxes sitting in their lounge. The main unit of the F200 is finished in gloss black and sits vertically with the DVD discs being inserted into a slot on the right hand side of the unit. There is a smallish LCD display in the middle of the player to keep you informed of essential playback information which although well presented is slightly disappointing especially when you compare it to the very smart display on the LG DVS450H DVD player. The player itself is capable of full 1080p upscaling to give your DVD movies a near high definition quality when you connect using an HDMI cable. When you add in an RDS radio and a USB media port so you can connect your mobile phone or Walkman or other MP3 player, you have avery flexible device that should suit most peoples needs.
The speakers are finished in the same style as the main unit and they allow a great deal of flexibility with their positioning. You can choose to have them positioned seamlessly in line with the main unit to create a flush, neat look; positioned away from the player perhaps to the side of your television; or wall mounted with the built in screw socket. The subwoofer is a bigger unit that will ideally need to be positioned to the side of your television, but fortunately it is quite attractive, as subwoofers go that is! The speakers themselves are capable of a very respectable 135W RMS and because the unit has the ‘S-Force Front Surround’ feature, the unit will create 405W of virtual surround sound and does a very good job of bringing an exciting edge to your movies.
What to consider before you buy the Sony DAV-F200
The F200 might not offer the connection flexibility that some home cinema buyers may need.
Why you should buy the Sony DAV-F200
The surround effects might mot be up there with full 5.1 systems, but as a lifestyle home cinema system the Sony DAV-F200 doesn’t go far wrong, and is highly recommended.
Sony DAV-F200 Best Prices
Read more about the Sony DAV-F200 on the official Sony website.