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Sony BDVE300 5.1-Channel High-Definition Blu-ray Disc Player/DVD Disc Home theater System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Plays your Blu-ray Disc movies in full 1080p HD
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- BD- Live ready
- Plays DVDs and upscales them to near high definition
- HDMI output
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Step up to the crystal-clear clarity of Blu-ray Disc movies and pump intense, theater-quality audio through the 5.1-channel surround sound system. Featuring a Blu-ray Disc and DVD player, 1080p upscaling of DVD media via HMDI cables and BD-Live technology for downloading additional features and network updates, the BDV-E300 is a complete entertainment solution. For powerful sound to enjoy the movie, 1000 watts of crisp audio and deep bass envelop you for one remarkable, cinema-like experience. You can also expand your listening pleasure through the included iPod cradle and rock out to your tunes in a big way.
Blu-ray Disc and DVD Playback
Combination Blu-ray Disc and DVD playback capabilities enable you to enjoy the latest Blu-ray offerings in 24p True Cinema while still enjoying your DVD collection from a single playback device. Satellite front speakers, center channel, surround speakers and a subwoofer complete the 5.1 channel surround sound home theater system.
Ethernet Port with BD-Live
A built-in Ethernet port provides connectivity to a home broadband connection for network updates and BD-Live access. External memory (sold separately) is required. BD-Live technology brings you the next generation of interactivity, allowing you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more.
Full HD 1080p Video Output with DVD Upscaling
Full HD 1080p video output provides high-resolution HD image so you can take full advantage of your HDTV and the detail of Blu-ray Disc video content. BD/DVD/CD and AVCHD playback plays your favorite Blu-ray Disc movies, DVDs, Audio CDs, and AVCHD-format discs. DVD upscaling to 1080p via HDMI makes your existing standard DVDs look better on your HDTV by upscaling them to near HD quality.
Dolby TrueHD Decoding and DTS-HD Master Audio
The system decodes enhanced audio codecs, including Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio. These high definition audio formats deliver "lossless" surround sound with up to 7.1 channels of discrete audio allowing you to enjoy excellent sound from the comfort of your living room.
iPod Cradle Included for DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
Allows the use of an iPod (not supplied) digital player via a built in DIGITAL MEDIA PORT. The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT allows you to connect compatible digital devices directly to the system so you can enjoy content stored on your Sony Walkman player, iPod, PC, mobile phone or other compatible digital devices. (All sold separately)
S-AIR Wireless Surround Sound and Multi-Room Ready
The BDV-E300 is S-AIR Wireless surround sound ready, with the addition of the WAHT-SA10 wireless surround receiver (sold separately). Enable the system to deliver room-filling surround sound without the hassle of custom installation or running speaker wires across the room. Just just plug in an S-AIR speaker system (sold separately) and you are ready to stream audio to another room from your compatible Sony home theater system. The BDV-E300 can link up to 10 S-AIR compact speaker systems and you can expand sound throughout any home. It's the simplest way to break music free from your home theater room, to send it all over the house.
xross media bar® Menu Navigation
Sony's exclusive xross media bar user interface offers you a simple and intuitive way to navigate your Blu-ray Disc player's menus, controls, and user settings.
BRAVIA Sync Compatible
Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices--including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control.
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your surround sound system with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.
- Power Consumption: 160W
- S-Air Ready: Yes
- BD-Live (profile 2.0): Yes
- Bonus View (Profile1.1): Yes
- XMB (Xross Media Bar): Yes
- Analog Audio Input(s): 2 (AUDIO TV)
- Coaxial Audio Input(s): 1 (Sat/Cable)
- Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): 1
- Composite Video Output(s): 1
- D.C.A.C. (Auto Calibration): Yes (Mono Mic.)
- DIGITAL MEDIA PORT: Yes (1)
- HDMI Connection Output(s): 1 (Upscale to (1080p) for DVD)
- Optical Audio Input(s): 1(TV)
- Speaker Terminal: 2 (Front); 1 (Center); 2 (Surround); 1 (Subwoofer)
- BD Receiver Dimensions: 17" x 3-3/4" x 15-3/4" (430 x 93 x 400mm)
- Front Speaker Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 8-7/8" x 3-3/8" (105x225x85mm)
- Center Speaker Dimensions: 15" x 2-1/8" x 2-3/4" (380x51x68mm)
- Surround Speaker Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 8-7/8" x 3-3/8" (105x225x85mm)
- Subwoofer Dimensions: 8-7/8" x 15-5/8" x 12-7/8" (225x395x325mm)
- BD Receiver Weight: 11 lbs 15 oz (5.4kg)
- Front Speaker Weight: 1 lb 9 oz (0.7kg)
- Center Speaker Weight: 15 oz (0.4kg)
- Surround Speaker Weight: 1 lbs 6 oz (0.6kg)
- Subwoofer Weight: 13 lbs 11 oz (6.2kg)
Top Customer Reviews
I am not an audiophile. So I didn't try to compare technical specs. This review is strictly subjective (in part to counter the one above) and is based on what I have heard while using the system with the TV.
The room in which the TV is located in is a 20 X 20 den/family room with a connecting dining area and kitchen. The entire area is open. It has wooden floors with a single oval area rug in front of the fireplace and TV.
I found the sound to be exceptionally clear and clean, without distortion or unevenness. I can tell a definite difference between the TV speakers and the BDV300 speakers. The BDV300 sound seems more spacious. It fills the room without blowing you away. The sound has more fullness to it than the TV speakers.
I have not tried it at full volume. I have never felt the need to do so. I have watched two musical DVDs, a Mary Chapin Carpenter concert and the 10th anniversary recording of Les Miserables. In both cases the music sounded beautiful and clear. You could hear all of nuances of the voices and the words of the songs were distinct and clear.
If you want strong bass that shakes the room, I am not sure this is the system for you. The bass is there but it is blended in with the other sounds. I am sure I can adjust it for greater effect. However, I am currently running the system at default values.
As for the lack of an S-air wireless cartridge, as mentioned by the reviewer above.Read more ›
-->It is a complete package....it has a blu ray player, Ipod docking station, and the regular 5.1 channel sound system.
--> It comes with a sound calibration unit. What this basically does is you set all your speakers around you where you want them installed and then set the calibration unit at the place where you sit to watch your TV, like your couch....and then the calibration unit will tell you if your speakers are optimally arranged and will help you finalize the exact position of your speakers around you to give you optimal effect. This feature was really helpful...
--> It upscales image to 1080p
--> It has the same XMB system that sony features. This makes life very easy...trust me...also it syncs with your Sony TV and you can use 1 remote for both systems
--> It has internet capability....and very easy to use as well...just connect a Ethernet cable to it and you can browse HD content over the web using your remote as a keypad.
--> Ipod docking station is very helpful since we have 2 ipods, 2 iphones...all our music is on them, so you can connect them directly to your HT system and listen to music.
--> 1000 W of total power output gives you really good sound...unless you plan to start a recording studio or something....this system will be perfect for good sound
--> Most irritable is the speaker cable length.....my rear speakers barely reach behind my sofa if i run the wires around the walls....in other systems, even though the cables may be short, you can still buy a longer 16gauge cable and run it around. In this system, the ends that go into the blu ray player are soldered into a plastic connector.Read more ›
The only disappointment was that I didn't realize when it bought it that in order to use the S-Air function, you actually need TWO things - an S-Air receiver ($90)and an S-Air transmitter ($50). I initially thought only the transmitter was needed and bought it, but the receiver is also needed to connect to the rear speakers. Spending an additional $150 beyond the cost of the system wasn't an option for me, so I'm returning the transmitter. That is more my fault for not understanding, but Sony doesn't exactly do a great job communicating what all is needed either.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great system and still using for all BUT blu-ray as firmware cannot support. Sound is wonderful thoPublished 15 months ago by Howza
Works great ,sounds great. Hooked up easy. Best part all for fantastic price!Published 23 months ago by Pamela G