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Sony BDV-E385 - Home Theater System

by Sony
3.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
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  • Components: Speaker system, Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
  • Sound Output Mode: Surround Sound
  • Built-in Decoders: DTS-ES decoder, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital, DTS decoder, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD decoder, Dolby TrueHD
  • Surround Sound Effects: 3D Surround
  • Surround System Class: 5.1 channel
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Speaker TypeSpeaker Systems
Color NameBLACK
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers1000 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: BDVE385
  • Color: BLACK
  • Speaker Type: Speaker Systems
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wired

Product Description

Theater quality sound, you'll experience your favorite movies, music, sports and games like never before. With five speakers and subwoofer, you can enjoy powerful surround sound in your home regardless of what you're listening to or watching.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 24.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B00A4B6K5Y
  • Item model number: BDVE385
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,748 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 9, 2012
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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I was very much enticed by the price of this receiver, especially considering all the bells and whistles it came with for the price. However, in the week I had it, I experienced nothing but problems.

Installation: Simple enough, just plug and play. Unless you have a room that is larger than that of a small bedroom. If you speakers won't reach behind you with the few feet of speaker wire already attached, you have to cut the proprietary speaker inputs that plug into the receiver to splice on the necessary amount of wire to reach your desired locations along with the receiver inputs. Connecting the receiver to the TV is simple enough, but unless you're using component cables, both an HDMI cable and RCA audio out (Red/White Cables) or a digital audio out cable (none of which are included by the way) are required. This seems silly to me as an HDMI cable is capable of transferring both audio and video signals.

Powering On: The first time you power your unit on, obviously, some setup will be required for audio, video, network, etc. Keep your owner's manual handy. Trust me. After doing so (which is much more difficult, even for someone who knows what they're doing than I ever imagined,)The system will notify you of a software update if you are already connected to the internet. Having the fastest internet my provider offers, the software update took over an hour. Online, Sony also warns that you MUST leave your receiver on during updates and turning off the system during an update could result in system malfunction or failure. During the software update, there is literally nothing you can do with the receiver except wait for it to finish. After all was said and done, total setup time with update was at least 2 hours.
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now, if you are looking for a "home theatre in a box"-type system, you need to keep your expectations in check....if you're expecting something comparable to a $1500 high-end system, you're simply out of your mind. that said, i was quite surprised with the sound i got out of this system, filling my living room with ease without any distortion. the 3D blu-ray player performs nicely, having tested a few 3D movies already. while i haven't tried all the apps yet, there are quite a few to choose from. from a music standpoint only, my audio CDs sound great on it, so that was refreshing to discover....and by extension, the ipod plug-in is nice to have.

one negative is that there isn't an equalizer where you can set your own bass/treble levels, but there are several sound modes to choose from....so far, these choices have been adequate enough, but i'd still appreciate having the option of setting the levels myself. another slight negative is that the radio is only FM....probably not a big deal for some, but potentially an issue for others. also, adjusting the speaker volume can be a little tedious compared to some other systems, but nonetheless it can be done.

i got mine on sale for $228, figuring i was gonna get a 3D blu-ray player with some passable speakers....but honestly, i'm really impressed with how this system performs. if you find a good deal for it, it's worth taking a plunge...
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Excellent product
updated the version of the system in less than 2 min using cable-vision internet connection and ethernet cable
very powerful system I increase the db volume for all the speakers including subwoofer
everything works as described would buy another one of these in the future
!!!!I do not recommend anyone to use slow wifi connection with a streaming device is useless!!!!
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I must say that when it comes to Sony products, they never disappoint me. Although I'm always skeptical of how well a bundle home theater system will perform, this one does not let you down! Incredible sound from the speakers with a good powerful punch from the sub-woofer. The picture and performance of the blu-ray player is also spectacular! This is hands down one of Sony's better releases and for the price it cannot be beat! I highly recommend this product and I am definitely considering getting a second one as a gift for my sister in the coming weeks :)
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Broke within a few months. Replaced it and ups through it across the sidewalk, up my 9 steps onto our deck. I had a 300 dollar maracas
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