NEWS: The Sony home cinema in a box that talks to your mobile

We've just finished testing Sony's ever-so-cute Bravia Theatre DAV-IS10 home cinema in a box system (there'll be a full review in our October issue, on sale August 23), and now Sony's added another model to the range, the DAV-X10.

Finished in fashionable piano black, it's a 2.1 system with two tiny speakers and a compact subwoofer that's expected to sell for around £699.

The DAV-X10 uses Sony's S-Force Pro Front Surround technology to deliver virtual surround sound from just two speakers, and it will even talk to your Sony Ericsson Walkman phone via Bluetooth, allowing you to play your mobile music collection through the main system.

To make set-up simple it has an auto-calibration system, and if you link the system via HDMI to a Sony Bravia TV just a single press of the play button on the remote control will activate the DAV-X10 and TV simultaneously.

Power output is 80W per speaker, and the same from the subwoofer. Other features include a 30-preset FM/AM tuner, video upscaling via HDMI to 720p or 1080i, Dolby Digital and DTS decoding and optional Network Walkman, iPod and wi-fi adapters.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.