Sony BDV-E370 Sony 5.1 Blu-ray Disc System [3D Compatible] (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 850W watt 5.1 channel surround sound (142Wx5+140W)
- BRAVIA Internet Video: Access movies, music, videos & more
- WiFi Ready & 3D Blu-ray Disc playback capability
- Quick Start/Load to watch movies faster than ever
- Enjoy music, photos and video via front USB slot
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However, unlike all of the reviews (on the Internet) of this unit that I read before purchasing, this unit does NOT have DLNA support for streaming music from your local network servers. In fact on page 35 of the included manual in the section "Playing files stores on a DLNA server" it specifically says: "Except for BDV-E370 U.S. models".
This is extremely annoying. It's obvious to me that this device *used* to have this feature, which is why all of the older reviews mention it. My guess is that it was removed in a software update. Yes, I did the network update and now it says that no other update is available. I didn't check to see if DLNA was available before the update. The related setup page for DLNA called "Connection Server Settings" in the "Network Settings" screen is also missing.
Unless you get a really good price deal on this, I'd recommend the BDV-E570 instead which has the DLNA support and also includes the WiFi adapter. I had a wired Ethernet, so the adapter wasn't a big deal. But if I had known that this unit really didn't support DLNA, I probably would not have bought it. Now that it's already installed and working, I'll probably keep it.Read more ›
The system was packaged very nicely and was easy to unbox and setup the system. I hooked up my DVR cable box into the Sat/Cable (Digital Coaxial input) jack. I hooked up my Playstation 3 into the TV (Digital Optical input) jack. (not into my television, but into the input named "TV" on the unit) When I try each source, it tells me on the unit's front LCD screen that I'm getting Dolby Digital.
Using the unit's blu-ray, I watched the movie "Stealth". I must say it was like a whole new experience. I could hear those fighter jets buzzing in the front speakers and then transfer to the rear speakers. It was definately pretty cool to watch (and now finally hear) that movie. After watching the movie, I played some Call of Duty: World at War on my PS3. It was amazing to hear the shooting of my gun and hearing things expload all around me. It really put me into the war zone.
I'm very impressed with the unit. I think it's a great value for what I paid. It doesn't have HDMI inputs, however, as stated above, I was able to hook up my existing equipment. I like how you can watch Netflix on the unit, along with Pandora Radio and a few other streaming services.
Overall, I'm very happy I bought the unit. It produces very nice sound, and for the price it is an excellent product. I'm not an expert on sound systems as this is my first unit. I'm not saying it's the best unit available, but for the price, it's a darn good unit! I love it and hope to enjoy it for years to come.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I would be happy to help.
**Update** DLNA is now available. Update your system to the latest firmware. (M04.R.Read more ›
To start with, there were quite a few "not so obvious" configurations that I had to struggle to make it work seamlessly between Sony TV & this home theater system. When i called SONY Customer Service (I spoke to five different agents across five days) and no one had a clue about why the System is muting itslef (no audio) when I switch between my TV inputs (Dish, Comcast Cable & TV- Free to Air)...After a lot of research I myself figured out that "Control for HDMI" settings on TV was the reason why System was acting up. "Control for HDMI" is actually supposed to make things a lot easier but in this case, they were getting so messed up. What the heck ! I got a sony system so that it could sync up well with my Sony TV and that "BrAVIA SYNC" itself was creating problem ??).. I was surprised that 4 out of 5 were clueless and kept telling me this is how it is designed and if I want I can switch off the "Control for HDMI". But that would mean using two different remotes for watching TV. one for TV and other for controlling volume on the system...All in all, I never got a satisfactory response except the last agent I spoke to...trick was to use a Digital Optical cable..
Secondly, DLNA - Again spoke to 3 agents across 3 days and all the agents said that BDVE370 does support DLNA. All through my conversations with them (lasted for 45 mins each) they kept on putting me on hold.Read more ›
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