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Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System
Complete your home theater with the DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA theater system. Fusing style with performance, this 5.1-channel surround sound system features a built-in DVD player and 1,000W of power. You can also connect your iPod or other digital music player via the front USB port. In addition to Digital Cinema Auto Calibration which optimizes speaker placement in just 30 seconds, you can use the HDMI interface to upscale your DVD media to near 1080p quality.
  • Home theater system
  • Enclosure type: bass reflex (ported)
  • Front grille/material: fixed - punched metal
  • Input terminal: push type
  • Rated impedance: 3 ohm
  • Speaker system: 1 way (full range)
  • Speaker unit: 1
  • Type: micro satellite
  • Woofer unit: 2.5"
  • Edit mode(s): erase (1 folder / 1 track)
  • Picture format support: JPEG
  • Play mode(s): normal/shuffle (1 folder)/ repeat/ resume
  • Recording source: CD/MP3CD/MP3DVD
  • Recording speed: CD:x2.5 MP3CD/MP3DVD:x20 Max
  • Sound decoding format(s): MP3; WMA; AAC
  • Video decoding format(s): Mpeg4 simple profile
  • iPod over USB: iPod Classic; iPod Nano 2nd/3rd/4th generarion; iPod Touch 1st/2nd generation
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90-Day Limited Parts/Labor Warranty

Product Manual (PDF)

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Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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25%

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Great Value and Product

The system is not chock full of customizable features but it gets the job done with fantastic sound. Would not consider myself an Audiophile by any means but I do enjoy premium sound so...Read complete review

The system is not chock full of customizable features but it gets the job done with fantastic sound. Would not consider myself an Audiophile by any means but I do enjoy premium sound so not having a fully customizable output interface is fine by me. Would like to have a separate control on the sub to bring it down a notch since I have a very small living room. I did notice a major difference by using an actual tripod for the calibration mic during the set up process as opposed to simply setting the mic on the couch round about ear level. Am running the cable and PS3 through the TV via HDMI then sound from TV to this box via optical cable. Quality is great. Do note the DAV-DZ170 model is not a BluRay player. (Seriously, BlueRay should be standard offering by now.) Not a big deal for me since I have the PS3 but is something I did not check pre-purchase as I was simply looking for a sound system upgrade from my old analog Pioneer receiver. Has support for iPod connection and the remote control can control the iPod, however, the receiver does not display the iPod screen info out to the TV which is a skosh disappointing. Perhaps I have to look deeper into the settings on this.... Overall a great value for the price point.

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Kinda Iffy ..

Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it. Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that...Read complete review

Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it. Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that this home theater system is priced well for a economy system. With that said though its still over-priced for not having a blu-ray player. I took the bait thinking the 1000w system would make up for the lack of not having the blu-ray player, because I was really looking for a system that would be good for just watching good movies on our cable & netflix because we simply don't watch many dvds. I have a soundbar alone set up in my other room with a wireless sub that blows this Sony theater system away, & it was just a fraction of the price. You are very limited on the settings, its very standard. You are not able to control nothing in all reality. The sub is a major issue as it seems too get most of the juice coming from this system, tends too be way too loud and over takes the other speakers. Sad thing is, I'm the type of guy that likes a lot of bass with movies & music, but this is just too much at times and completely ruins the effect. Would be nice too control the bass, but you can't. I can control the bass on the sub included with my $40.00 Computer speaker system, why not this one? Lol. So with that said, in this price range I do believe that there are way better products out there. Most that even include a blu-ray player at the same price. Do you're homework and research online, find a truly good product worth dropping your hard earned money on.

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(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Kinda Iffy ..

By Clarkson06

from Cincinnati, Oh

Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

Let me start by saying I'm by no means a audiophile, but I do know good sound quality when I hear it. Sony really let me down with this product. I understand that this home theater system is priced well for a economy system. With that said though its still over-priced for not having a blu-ray player. I took the bait thinking the 1000w system would make up for the lack of not having the blu-ray player, because I was really looking for a system that would be good for just watching good movies on our cable & netflix because we simply don't watch many dvds. I have a soundbar alone set up in my other room with a wireless sub that blows this Sony theater system away, & it was just a fraction of the price. You are very limited on the settings, its very standard. You are not able to control nothing in all reality. The sub is a major issue as it seems too get most of the juice coming from this system, tends too be way too loud and over takes the other speakers. Sad thing is, I'm the type of guy that likes a lot of bass with movies & music, but this is just too much at times and completely ruins the effect. Would be nice too control the bass, but you can't. I can control the bass on the sub included with my $40.00 Computer speaker system, why not this one? Lol. So with that said, in this price range I do believe that there are way better products out there. Most that even include a blu-ray player at the same price. Do you're homework and research online, find a truly good product worth dropping your hard earned money on.

 
5.0

Lot of Bang for the Buck

By Moondog53

from Indianapolis, IN

Pros

  • Looks, sound quality, price

Cons

  • Speaker wire length, no individual tone setting

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

    Purchased from The Sony Store as a refurbished unit. What a tremendous deal! There was a bit of a learning curve for me as far as wiring, etc., but once I got everything squared away, I was impressed! I would like to have bass and treble controls, (if I'm missing something, please let me know!) but so far that has been a non-issue. Totally happy with this purchase!

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Worst product ever

    By legit

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

    I recently purchased the sony sorround sound system and its not a good product. Very dissapointed. The S-Air sytem constantly drops out which makes the back speakers stop working all the time. 5-6 times a movie the sound will just go out in the back speakers. I've contacted sony about this problem and they basically tell me that you cant have wireless internet because there frequency to run their speakers is the same 2.4ghz. Really wish I would of known this. Very annoying!!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Best system at this price

    By superkings

    from Edison

    Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

    overall the good system at this listed price <$200.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very good home theatre system for price

    By d7laungani

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Bravia sync
    • Cheap`
    • Strong bass

    Cons

    • Short speaker wire

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

      I love the sound of this Hts.It really is surround sound and makes movies and music come to life.The only thing id didn't like is that the speaker wire is very short for a normal size room.Too short.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      cheaply made speakers

      By love2game2

      from portland,oregon

      Pros

      • nice woofer and dvd player

      Cons

      • smaller speakers are cheaply made

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

        not bad sounds alright through my 46 inch bravia not very loud though slightly disappointed but like they say you get what you pay for.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        ok system,

        By hightechredneck

        from jackson, tn

        Pros

        • Easy to hook up
        • Looks good

        Cons

        • no equalizer

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

          overall an OK system. Just OK. 1000w rating is misleading, at best. Very disappointed with the sound volume - has to be on at least 5 to hear anything standing right in front of the speakers. Did not expect Sony to overrate the wattage like a cheap flea market system. DVD player works OK, needs an eject button on the remote. Can't individually adjust the volume of the sub woofer. I would have bought something else had I known all this. For the money, it's just an OK system.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Top Quality System

          By KingOfSpades

          from Canton, MI

          Pros

          • Exceedingly easy to install
          • nice and crisp sound
          • Sleek look

          Cons

          • No text for songs from iPod

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

            Overall, I'd have to say that this is a great system. I'm not a full blown audiophile, but I know good quality sound if I hear it. I got it for my birthday a week ago and it's in my room right now. All I can say is wow. The sub hits and when it does, you'll know it and the highs and mids on the speakers are so clear. It couldn't have been any easier to set up: take it out of the box, match the colors up, and away you go. The A.CAL mic was iffy for me, I hadn't read the instructions so I hadn't anticipated how loud the test sounds would be. I'm not one for a bunch of remotes so I was a bit concerned as to whether I could program my tv remote to the stereo but I found out soon enough that my stereo remote was programmed to the tv already- perhaps because it's a Sony. All in all, a great system> If later on Sony had the option of playing movies through the USB attached to an iPod, that'd be a good selling point but for now, it suits my needs more than enough.

            (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Value and Product

            By KC64106

            from Kansas City, MO

            Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

            The system is not chock full of customizable features but it gets the job done with fantastic sound. Would not consider myself an Audiophile by any means but I do enjoy premium sound so not having a fully customizable output interface is fine by me. Would like to have a separate control on the sub to bring it down a notch since I have a very small living room. I did notice a major difference by using an actual tripod for the calibration mic during the set up process as opposed to simply setting the mic on the couch round about ear level. Am running the cable and PS3 through the TV via HDMI then sound from TV to this box via optical cable. Quality is great. Do note the DAV-DZ170 model is not a BluRay player. (Seriously, BlueRay should be standard offering by now.) Not a big deal for me since I have the PS3 but is something I did not check pre-purchase as I was simply looking for a sound system upgrade from my old analog Pioneer receiver. Has support for iPod connection and the remote control can control the iPod, however, the receiver does not display the iPod screen info out to the TV which is a skosh disappointing. Perhaps I have to look deeper into the settings on this.... Overall a great value for the price point.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Value and Product

            By KC64106

            from Kansas City, MO

            Pros

            • Ease of Use
            • Sound quality

            Cons

            • Surrounds are wired connection

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony DAV-DZ170 BRAVIA Home Theater System:

              The system is not chock full of customizable features but it gets the job done with fantastic sound. Would not consider myself an Audiophile by any means but I do enjoy premium sound so not having a fully customizable output interface is fine by me. Would like to have a separate control on the sub to bring it down a notch since I have a very small living room.
              I did notice a major difference by using an actual tripod for the calibration mic during the set up process as opposed to simply setting the mic on the couch round about ear level. Am running the cable and PS3 through the TV via HDMI then sound from TV to this box via optical cable. Quality is great.
              Do note the DAV-DZ170 model is not a BluRay player. (Seriously, BlueRay should be standard offering by now.) Not a big deal for me since I have the PS3 but is something I did not check pre-purchase as I was simply looking for a sound system upgrade from my old analog Pioneer receiver.
              Has support for iPod connection and the remote control can control the iPod, however, the receiver does not display the iPod screen info out to the TV which is a skosh disappointing. Perhaps I have to look deeper into the settings on this....
              Overall a great value for the price point.

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