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Sony BDVE300 5.1-Channel High-Definition Blu-ray Disc Player/DVD Disc Home theater System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 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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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.
From the Manufacturer
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
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.
This was my first Blu-Ray or home theater system. For the price, I do not think you could possibly find a better set up. Again, I'm no expert, however the system sounds good and works well. I had fairly low expectations, I didn't expect rich sound or accurate surround quality, I am very pleased with this purchase. After weeks of research and flip flopping between other products, I couldn't be more pleased. This product, for it's category (low end, Blu-ray HTIB) is a solid 5 stars. I think in the entire world of Blu-ray and HTIB products, it would be closer to 4 stars, but that's putting the item in the running with products that cost many multipliers more.
The two biggest Pros and Cons of this system are the same item: set up. Physical set up was a snap. A trained (or untrained, like myself) monkey could set it up. Everything is color coded and very intuitive. Buy yourself a cheap optical audio cable so you can feed your TV/cable/satellite/game console sound back into the system. The part of the set up that I didn't like was the user menu. I am very comfortable with consumer electronics. I rarely read the manuals. The menus are so unintuitive that it's not even funny. Out of the box and set up, the system works good. In order to get it to work great, took some effort. A HUGE gripe of mine is that the default setting for the HDMI to TV is 480p, NOT 1080p. It took some serious digging in the manual and menus to change. There are also three separate places to change the sound setting. One of them is a simple button on the remote, one of them are two rather unexplained buttons on the remote and the other is a menu item only accessible via front panel display prompts that the user guide poorly explains how to access. Anyway, even if you are comfortable with these types of products, be prepared for a longer than usual learning curve.
On the good side, again, this system is great. The picture is fast with no issues of mosiacs, artifacts, etc. The sound is deep and rich. I, in my humble opinion, think it sounds just as good as any other, more expensive system, I've heard. Again, I'm no expert, but my ears love it. It interfaces well with my TV. The remote was easy to program and the two (even though different brands) work well together. My regular DVDs are upconverted to a more than acceptable level. As far total speaker power goes, I'm more than happy. I put in Lord of the Rings and during the loud action scenes, we got some serious rumbling that I'm sure my neighbors won't appreciate. It felt like we were actually in a movie theater.
Easy physical set up
Quick loading time
Short (but not unacceptable) speaker wire length
Out of box settings
Cannot connect to the internet for services like Netflix
All in all, I'd highly recommend this product for anyone looking for a reasonable home theater system. Be aware that the menus are a pain. I think for the money, you just can't do better. I think even for more money, a lot more, you'd be hard pressed. I'm more than satisfied with the entire set up. Now that I'm used to the menus, it's tolerable, although still rather confusing the way they did it.
I first started playing the cd/dvd for Christmas Music and was completely blown away. The sounds, to us anyway, were just terrific and crisp. We are not tech geeks, but rather just ordinary people. The whole system was very easy to set up and understand...
We watched our first Blu Ray Movie and I have to tell you that the sounds are just terrific and we did crank up the volume alot. Just amazing sounds out of this little system...
Still learning all the aspects of the remote, but only use that for the blu ray/dvd/cd systems. Have Direct tv and that remote turns on the whole system...
If you use the blu ray, then you have to manually switch the tv back to HDMI 1, and thats no big thing. We highly recommend this Sony Home Theater System...
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