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This package includes the Sony BDPS185 and the Yamaha YHT196.
With 8 Blu-ray films including Green Zone, Michael Jackson's This Is It, Battle Los Angeles, The Adjustment Bureau, Hop, Twilight New Moon, Spider-Man 3 and 2012.
If you're looking for a compact but fully functioned Blu-ray player then you need look no further than the Sony BDPS185.
With its tiny dimensions, the BDPS185 will fit neatly and unobtrusively into spaces that full size players won't go. It's especially handy when partnered with smaller TVs in tight spaces. Despite its small size, the BDPS185 isn't fiddly to use. In addition to the comprehensive remote control and Xross onscreen display, the main functions are on easily accessible buttons at the top of the player.
It may be small, but this compact Sony Blu-ray player has many of the functions of its larger siblings. Perhaps most importantly, the top quality picture and sound are still present. Playback quality of all formats is every bit as good as you'd expect from a Sony, with Sony's Precision Drive technology lending a hand to correct scratched or warped discs. As ever, the full 1080p output and HDMI interface give stunning levels of clarity and digital HD surround sound for an unparalleled cinema experience.
It also comes complete with Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video access. Connect up with your home network hub, and you'll have access to one of the widest and most satisfying range of applications. Favourites include the hugely popular BBC iPlayer and YouTube, plus there's also Sony's own Qriocity. This gives access to a massive range of both HD videos and music on demand. With a front-mounted USB socket you can also connect your own media device and watch video/photos or listen to music via the Blu-ray player.
Small in size but full of features, the Sony BDP-S185 is the ideal mini Blu-ray player.
With a powerful receiver and stylish speakers, the Yamaha YHT196 offers a winning combination.
TOP QUALITY HOME CINEMA SOUND MADE EASY
Simply connect your TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and games console to the Yamaha YHT196 and you're ready for the full cinema experience. With built-in Dolby and DTS processors, the YHT196 fires out sound effects around the room for an uncanny sense of "being there". Once processed by the 192/24-bit Burr Brown DACs on each channel, the sound goes through a high power, low impedance amplifier with an impressive 100 watts per channel (6 ohms), giving powerful dynamics that'll keep you on the edge of your seat!
CONNECTIONS FOR YOUR WHOLE SYSTEM
Coming complete with three, 3D compatible HDMI sockets, the Yamaha YHT196 is all set for linking up either 3D or conventional sources and connecting them through to a 3D or conventional TV. Furthermore, there's also support for an Audio Return Channel, letting you feed back the sound from your TV through the home cinema speakers with just one HDMI cable. There's also a wide range of both digital and analogue inputs for your other source components.
With an eye to enhancing the coolest of interiors, the satellite speakers have been designed to be unobtrusive. Slim enough to be wall mounted by the keyhole openings, they also benefit from a tapering rear panel and smooth edges. The centre speaker is a dedicated design with improved sensitivity and crisp dialogue. Yet, it too can easily be wall mounted. The carefully designed subwoofer gives the bass a natural, powerful sound that avoids bass 'boom'.
EASY TO USE AND YET STILL PACKED FULL OF FEATURES
In addition to sounding great, the Yamaha is also easy to use. The SCENE function automatically selects the ideal DSP (Digital Signal Processor) setting to suit the input. Four SCENE selections ensure that you always have the correct setting when watching films or listening to music. As this is a Yamaha, the wide selection of DSP modes (17) give a range of effects not available with other AV receivers.
Other great features with this budget Yamaha receiver include Compressed Music Enhancer and A/V lip sync function. Compressed Music Enhancer improves the sound from MP3 sources such as computer audio or iPods giving them enhanced detail at the top end and lower bass. A/V lip sync function ensures you get a perfect match between the image of dialogue on your TV and the actual sound from your speakers. Finally, the YHT196 comes with a revised power supply that not only gives low stand-by power consumption but also the option of selectable automatic power down, making this an environmentally friendly system.
For a quality home cinema system that doesn't sacrifice sound for good looks, the Yamaha YHT196 brings it together with style.