Sony DAV-X10 shrinks home cinema

If home clutter for you means a misplaced coaster left on the coffee table then Sony's new home cinema box could be of interest. While maintaining all

If home clutter for you means a misplaced coaster left on the coffee table then Sony's new home cinema box could be of interest. While maintaining all the elegance of the DAV-IS10, it eschews the scattering of mini-satellites for just two larger cones that still promise to deliver 5.1 audio.The secret is Sony's audio-bouncing S-Force Pro Front Surround technology. An auto-calibration system gets you up and running and an HDMI slot makes it nice and easy to connect up to your matching Bravia telly.Placing another big tick in the box marked ‘integration’, it also hooks up to your mobile via Bluetooth to pipe tunes through to the system. Possibly not the best way to reference quality audio but still, we like.The piano black elegance falls down slightly with a compact sub that looks more like a PC tower but it still manages a room-rumbling 80W – nicely matched by the two 80W satellites.It'll handle Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, has its own 30-preset FM/AM tuner and will upscale standard-def video via HDMI to a more eye-pleasing 720p or 1080i. All in all a nice little package – find us a place to hide that sub and we'll take it.Essentialssony DAV-X10Price: £700On sale: September Contact: SonyRelated stories:Sony's mini speaker system lands in the UKDenon X-Space: surround sound in a barSony’s little and large home cinema