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Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 Review

written by: Craig Patel•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 9/13/2010

The Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 is a home theater system that has many great features. But does it have enough features to make it worth buying?

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    Introduction

    Although it is now becoming slightly outdated, the Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 is still a fantastic home theater system that can bring excellent home theater entertainment for many years to come. It combines all the key features buyers expect of it. The Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 is solid all around.

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    Specs

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    The Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 boast some awesome features. The specific features include:

    • Four surround sound compatible satellite speakers.
    • A sub-woofer
    • Dolby Digital
    • Dolby sounds effects such as Pro-Logic and DTS.
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    Surround Sound Quality

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    A couple years ago I would have easily give this home theater system an "excellent" rating (5/5). However, because newer and more improved systems are out I gave the Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 a 4/5 "good" rating.

    Sound quality is great. If you're looking for a good surround sound experience then the Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 will work for you. You will be amazed at the effects of this home theater system. You'll feel like you're living room has been transformed into a professional movie theater. In fact, forget the theater, you'll feel like your living room has been inserted into the movie. I was truly amazed with the sound effects of the Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830.

    The effects are really good because of the sub-woofer. Sub-woofers are vital to a good home theater. The Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830's sub-woofer is awesome. Vibrations are accurate and the rumble effect really is superb. You'll feel like you're in the explosion you see on screen.

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    User Friendliness

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    The Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 is really excellent when it comes to user-friendliness. I didn't hesitate at all when giving it a 5/5 in this category. The Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830 is one of the few home theater systems that maintains features with simplicity. I really enjoyed working with it. Professionals and newbies alike can easily use this system. The user interface is designed like other Sony products. So if you have ever owned a Sony television or receiver, you'll be used to this one.

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    Conclusion

    Buyers looking for a good all-around home theater system should really consider the Sony Home Theater System HT DDW830. It has all the features home theater users want. The only thing I don't like about this system is that it is slowly becoming out-dated. The audio on this system will be almost everlasting, it really is phenomenal. However, the video will quickly become obsolete. Those looking to stick with their original DVD player should be fine. But on the flip side, those people looking to upgrade to the newer systems and receivers shouldn't get this home theater system. As technology advances you may find yourself having to upgrade this system soon.