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Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System - BDV-E580

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Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System, Model BDVE580

Drive home the 3D experience with this BDV-E580 5.1-channel surround sound 3D home theater system. Enjoy DVDs, standard Blu-ray Disc movies or unbelievably realistic 3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies. Play a CD, or take advantage of built-in Wi-Fi® to instantly stream a wide variety of online movies, videos, TV shows and music from sources like Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™, Pandora® and more—straight from your home's existing wireless network. And with incredible 5.1-channel surround sound delivering clear, crisp, knock-your-socks-off audio quality, you'll be rocking out to the sounds of your favorite music and movies in no time.

Features:

  • Internet Video Streaming
    Instantly stream a wide variety of online movies, videos, TV shows, music, and live sports from Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™, Pandora®, and more.

  • Built-In Wi-Fi®
    Easily connect to the internet through your home's wireless broadband network.

  • 1000 Watts for powerful sound
    Hear everything with incredible impact. The system delivers 1000 Watts total power (165 Watts x 5 + 175 Watts).

  • Wider Surround Sound
    Enjoy amazing sound quality over a big area, thanks to uniquely designed speakers that provide a wider “sweet spot” than previous Sony Blu-ray systems. Even when you’re watching with the whole family everyone will enjoy great sound.

  • 2x HDMI™ inputs with 3D pass-thru
    Connect two HD sources via HDMI™ and easily switch between them. Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies, video games and other 3D content with compatible players and HDTVs.2,4 Fast and easy, HDMI connections combine the quality of pure digital-to-digital signal transfer with the simplicity of a single connection for audio, video and control.

  • 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Full HD 1080p playback
    Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies in Full HD 1080p.1,2,4 Also supports standard Blu-ray Disc movies in high definition, upscales DVDs to near HD quality,10 and plays CDs for a complete entertainment experience.

  • iPhone®/iPad® and Android™ phone Remote Control
    Download the free “Media remote” app to your iPhone®, iPad® or compatible Android™ phone and turn it into a versatile remote.6 In addition to basic remote functions and a full Qwerty keyboard, this remote app also lets you search for more information about the movies you are watching on YouTube™ and Wikipedia® and allows you to share information with your friends via Twitter™.

  • iPod®/iPhone® dock
    Instantly enjoy your iPod® or iPhone® music, videos and pictures through the included dock.

  • USB Input
    Share your videos or photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device.

  • Share Personal Entertainment (DLNA®)
    Wirelessly connect to your PC to stream music, videos and photos to your Blu-ray Disc™ home theater system.

  • Multi-room Music with Party
    StreamingWirelessly stream music throughout the home to compatible Sony® Network speakers.

  • Dolby® True-HD and dts® HD codecs
    Take advantage of the latest and best in Blu-ray Disc™ sound tracks with these enhanced surround sound audio codecs.

Specifications:

Surround Setting

  • 2ch STEREO : Yes
  • A.F.D. Multi : Yes
  • A.F.D. Standard : Yes
  • DTS Neo:6 (Music/Cinema) : Yes/Yes(~48K)
  • Dolby Prologic : Yes(~48K)
  • Dolby Prologic II Music / Dolby Prologic II Movie : -/Yes(~48K/~48K)

HDMI

  • DSD to LPCM conversion out : Yes(88.2kHz/44.1kHz)
  • DTS HD Master Audio bit-stream out : Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD bit-stream out : Yes
  • LPCM 2ch out : Yes
  • LPCM 6ch out : Yes
  • LPCM 8ch out : Yes

Made for Ipod/iPhone

  • Music : Yes
  • Photo : Yes
  • Video : Yes

Equalizer

  • Muting : Yes

Tuner

  • Auto Scan Tuning : Yes
  • Band (FM/AM) : FM
  • External Antenna (FM/AM) : FM (75ohm)
  • Preset Station (FM/AM) : 20 (FM)

Sound Mode

  • 3D SURROUND : Yes
  • Auto : Yes
  • Berliner Phill (Auto) : Yes
  • CLASSIC HALL : Yes
  • GAME ROCK : Yes
  • Movie : Yes
  • Music : Yes
  • NIGHT : Yes
  • OMNI-DIRECTIONAL SOUND : Yes
  • Portable Audio Enhancer Plus (Auto) : Yes
  • SPORTS : Yes

Decoding

  • DSD : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • DTS : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • DTS-ES Discrete6.1 : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • DTS-ES Matrix6.1 : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • DTS-HD HR : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • DTS-HD LBR : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • DTS-HD MA : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • DTS96/24 : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • Dolby Digital : Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • Dolby Prologic : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • Dolby True HD : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)
  • LPCM (2ch/5.1ch/7.1ch) : Yes (via HDMI™ Input)- Supports 2ch/5.1ch/7.1ch

Speakers

Center Speaker

  • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others) : Acoustic suspension
  • Front Grille (Removable/Fixed)/ Material : Fixed / Clothe net
  • Full Range Unit : 30x60mm
  • Input Terminal : PUSH TYPE
  • Magnetically Shielded : Yes
  • Model name : SS-CTB103
  • Rated impedance : 3
  • Speaker System : 1 way
  • Speaker Unit : 1 unit
  • Supplied Cable Length : 6' (2m)
  • Type (Tall boy, Micro satellite) : center

Surround Speaker

  • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others) : Bass Reflex
  • Front Grille (Removable/Fixed)/ Material : Fixed / Clothe net
  • Full Range Unit : 55x80mm
  • Input Terminal (SCREW/PUSH TYPE/GOLDEN PLATED/PIG TAIL) : PUSH TYPE
  • Rated impedance : 3
  • Speaker System : 1 way
  • Speaker Unit : 1 unit
  • Supplied Cable Length : 30' (10m)
  • Type (Tall boy, Micro satellite) : Micro satellite

Front Speaker

  • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others) : Bass Reflex
  • Front Grille (Removable/Fixed)/ Material : Fixed / Clothe net
  • Full Range Unit : 55x80mm
  • Input Terminal : PUSH TYPE
  • Model name : SS-TSB106
  • Rated impedance : 3
  • Speaker System : 1 way
  • Speaker Unit : 1 unit
  • Supplied Cable Length : 9' (3m)
  • Type (Tall boy, Micro satellite) : Micro Satellite

Subwoofer

  • Active/Passive : Passive
  • Cabnet Material : PTB
  • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others) : Bass Reflex
  • Front Grille (Removable/Fixed)/ Material : No
  • Input Terminal : PIG TAIL
  • Model name : SS-WSB104
  • Rated impedance : 3ohm
  • Speaker System : Subwoofer
  • Speaker Unit : 1 unit
  • Supplied Cable Length : 9' (3m)
  • Woofer unit : 160mm

Network

Qriocity

  • Streaming : Yes

BIVL

  • 3D Streaming : Yes
  • Live Streaming : Yes
  • Recommendation : Yes
  • Subtitle : Yes

Media Remote

  • BD Remote 1.1 : Yes
  • BD Remote 2.0 and above : Yes
  • Device : Yes(RMN-U1, iPhone®,iPod® Touch, Android™ device)

DLNA

  • DMP (Dgital Media Player) : Yes (Video, Audio, Photo)
  • DMR (Dgital Media Renderer) : Music only but not certified

Entertainment DB Browser (Gracenote etc.)

  • Cover Art : Yes
  • History Browse : Yes
  • Information Browse (with Web Browser) : Yes
  • Information Browse (within Gracenote) : Yes
  • Information Display : Yes
  • Qriocity Recommendation : Yes
  • Related information : Yes (BD,DVD,CD,USB,Internet Content)
  • Search Contents : Yes

Wi-fi

  • Direct Connect : Yes(Client)
  • Wi-Fi Built in : Yes(2.4GHz)
  • Wireless LAN Ready : Yes

Video

3D

  • BD-ROM : Yes
  • Streaming : Yes

Picture Upscale

  • IP Content Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Upscaler (Precision Progressive (NTSC/PAL)) : Yes- NTSC

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 170W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.3W

General

  • Colors : Black
  • Form Factor : 5.1 System
  • Region Code (BD) : A
  • Region Code (DVD) : 1

Supported Media

Video Format

  • AVCHD AVCHD Disc Format Forlder : Yes
  • MPEG-1 Video/PS (.mpg .mpeg, .m2ts, .mts) : Yes
  • MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS ( .mpg.mpeg, .m2ts, .mts) : Yes
  • MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts) : Yes
  • WMV9 (.wmv, .asf) : Yes
  • Xvid HD 1080 : Yes

Hybrid Disc

  • BD/CD : Yes
  • BD/DVD : Yes

BDAV

  • BD-R : Yes (SL/DL)
  • BD-RE : Yes (SL/DL)

Mixed Disc

  • BDAV/BDMV : BDMV

Photo Format

  • GIF (.gif) : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)
  • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)
  • PNG (.png) : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)

Audio Format

  • AAC (.m4a) : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)
  • DTS : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)
  • LPCM (.wav) : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)
  • MP3 (.mp3) : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)
  • MP3 ID3 Tag V1.1 Support : Yes
  • MP3 ID3 Tag V2.0 Support with Text Info Only : Yes
  • MP3 ID3 Tag unicode support : Yes
  • MPEG-2 Audio : Yes(BD, DVD, CD, USB)
  • WMA Tags : Yes
  • WMA9 Standard (.wma) : Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, DLNA)

BDMV

  • BD-R : Yes (SL/DL)
  • BD-RE : Yes (SL/DL)

Playback

Playback Control

  • Instant Advance : Yes
  • Instant Replay : Yes
  • Repeat All : Yes
  • Repeat Chapter : Yes
  • Repeat Title : Yes
  • Repeat Track : Yes
  • Resume - Power Off : Yes (BD, DVD, CD)
  • Resume - Stop : Yes
  • Shuffle : Yes

Amplifier

Amplifier

  • S-master Digital Amplifier : 24bit

Function

  • AUDIO : Yes
  • BD/DVD : Yes
  • FM : Yes
  • HDMI1 : Yes
  • HDMI2 : Yes
  • SAT/CABLE : Yes
  • TV : Yes

Convenience

  • Parental Control
  • Child Lock : Yes
  • Parental Control : Yes

GUI

  • XMB (Xross Media Bar) : Yes

Shop Front Mode

  • DEMO mode : Yes

OSD language

  • English (US) or English (GB) : Yes-US
  • French or French (CA) : Yes-Canada
  • Portuguese or Portuguese (LA) : Yes-Latin America
  • Spanish or Spanish (LA) : Yes-Latin America

FW Update

  • Disc (CD-R) : Yes
  • Network : Yes

HDMI Features

  • Audio Return Channel : Yes
  • BRAVIA Sync : Yes

Software Keyboard

  • ENG : Yes Slide

Show with Music

  • CD : Yes
  • USB : Yes

Remote Setting Guide

  • Remote Setting Guide on XMB (Preset) : Yes

Input and Outputs

Output

  • Component Video Output(s) : 1
  • Composite Video Output(s) : 1
  • HDMI Output(s) : 1

Input

  • Analog Audio Input(s): PIN Jack : 1
  • Auto Calibration Mic Input(s) : 1
  • Coaxial Audio Input(s) : 1
  • Ethernet Connection(s) : 1
  • HDMI Input(s) : 2
  • Infrared Input(s) : 1
  • Optical Audio Input(s) : 1
  • USB Input(s) : 2

Video Specs

Video Output - DVD - Video

  • HDMI : Yes

Video Output - BD-ROM

  • HDMI : Yes

Video Output - DVD Upscaling

  • HDMI : Yes

Video Output - DVD R/RW BD R/RE non copy protected

  • HDMI : Yes

BD

  • HD (24Hz) (24p True Cinema) : Yes
  • HD (60Hz) : Yes
  • HD 24Hz to 60Hz conversion : Yes
  • SD (60Hz) : Yes

DVD

  • DVD 24p output : Yes
  • NTSC/PAL (60Hz/50Hz) : 60Hz
  • TV Type Default Setting : 16:9

Video Digital-to-Analog Converter

  • Y/C : Yes

Audio Specs

Power Output

  • Center (Reference) : 167W
  • Front (Rated FTC 1%) : 60W+60W
  • Front (Reference) : 167W
  • Subwoofer (Reference) : 165W
  • Surround (Reference) : 167W
  • Total (Reference) : 1000W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.25"
  • Width: 17"
  • Depth: 12.75"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 19 lbs
  • Shipping: 30 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnote:

  1. 1080p playback requires HDMI™ cable (sold separately) and HDTV with equivalent display capability.
  2. Certain circumstances may limit/prevent Blu-ray Disc™ media playback.
  3. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary. Content provided subject to change. Premium content may require additional fees or a paid subscription. Wireless connectivity requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).
  4. 3D viewing requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, a high speed HDMI™ cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection, and other 3D accessories (including 3D glasses).
  5. iPod® supported limited to the following players: iPod nano® 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations, iPod classic®, and iPod touch® players. Video and photo viewing requires component cable, sold separately.
  6. Application must be downloaded from the iTunes application store or Android Market application store. Check Android Market from your device for compatibility. Requires that the Blu-ray Disc Player and remote device be connected to the same wireless network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).
  7. Requires Sony Network speakers (SA-NS400 or SA-NS300), sold separately. Wireless audio streaming requires wireless 802.11 home network.
  8. DLNA streaming requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and content stored on a DLNA compliant PC or server.
  9. Requires Internet connectivity. Some disc titles may not be supported by the Gracenote™ service.
  10. Upscaling requires HDTV with HDMI™ cable (sold separately) and equivalent display capability. Upscaled image quality will vary.
  11. HDMI™ cable required, sold separately.
  12. Measurements at 3 Ohms, 80Hz – 1 kHz with a THD of 1%.
  13. Not all USB devices are supported. Please check Owner’s Manual for compatibility.
  14. Wireless connectivity requires home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System
 
3.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      First OWNED Theatre System

      Like the title states, this is my first home theater system that I have purchased. I have listened to several others, including a few Bose, other Sony and LG. I've done plenty...Read complete review

      Like the title states, this is my first home theater system that I have purchased. I have listened to several others, including a few Bose, other Sony and LG. I've done plenty of research and I know this system has had below average reviews, but I had a feeling 3 bad experiences doesn't make or brake a system. I am an avid movie watcher, gamer, and music enthusiast and so far I am blown away with the quality through Pandora, Netflix, and the Blu-Ray movies that this system produces. I have an Element Tv(Second Rate) and this Sony system looks and sounds perfect on this even. I'm not sure why everyone is having problems with this update, I updated it out of the box and no problems. The only thing that was a little annoying was the auto calibration system where the speakers yell at you lol but not a big deal. So this is definitely a great buy for the money.

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      Software needs major overhaul

      I’ll Start off with saying that this is a definite “Do Not Buy� incase you...Read complete review

      I’ll Start off with saying that this is a definite “Do Not Buy� incase you don’t read the rest. Below are the reasons why. The audio and video on this unit are very difficult and time consuming to sync up. Every time you change from a Blu Ray disk, Streaming video service or input to a different source an A/V Sync is necessary to even tolerate the latency. Also to adjust the A/V sync on anything other than the Blu Ray disc you must use the screen on the player (which is not explained in the manuals or on the support page. The tech line (tier 1 & 2) said it was not even possible. My next big complaint is that even with the software having just been updated on Aug. 10th more than half of the video streaming services and RSS feeds in the podcast option are no longer valid. The service is either no longer available or the RSS feed address has changed. There is no way to add, update or removed any of these either. The last thing (which seems small compared to the other issues) is that the remote is cheap, very small, not backlit, not universal and it lacks several buttons that any basic Blu Ray player would have. Needless to say I am regretting my choice of Home Theater System. So I’ll finish as I started, saying this is a definite “Do Not Buy� in my book.

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      2.0

      Sound drops out on cable

      By BigGameFan

      from Cottage Grove, MN

      Pros

      • Good sound quality when it works

      Cons

      • Frequently drops the sound from the cable box, long boot up time.

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

        Wish I had the opportunity to read some of these reviews prior to buying last year. I have had no problems with the network update, the Blu-Ray player, or the online content, and the sound is actually pretty good when it works...BUT it frequently drops out when switching between DVR functionality and normal cable viewing. Some times it even drops out when simply changing channels. The only way to get the sound back is to power off the unit and turn it back on. Wired per drawing in instructions:cable box HDMI to BDV-E580 in, BDV HDMI out to TV HDMI in. ARC turned off in BDV. Two different cable boxes, but no change in performance. Just an extremely frustrating experience and there is no consistency with when it will happen. Problem is worse if power saver feature is turned off for quicker boot up.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        It's O.K

        By theMIZE

        from OHIO

        Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

        I bought a KDL55NX720 during the Black Friday sale and got this Blu-ray system for free. Now that I have used it for a few months I have come to realize why it was free! I have both of them hooked up and working great , but for some stupid reason while I am watching TV the surround sound will CUT out and I'll have to reboot EVERYTHING! My DirecTV, Blu-ray, and TV have NO sound! It is the MOST annoying thing! Other than that I have had no issues and the 3D looks pretty good, the iPhone/iPod dock works well, and the internet content works well over my network. All-in-All I give it 3 out of 5 but I do NOT recommend it for anyone!

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good when it works right

        By beastMODE

        from Sheboygan Falls, WI

        Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

        I have an old $150 pioneer home audio system that gives me no delay, not a powerhouse by any means but it gets the job done very well. I bought this for 3d capabilities which I will be testing out today. But initially there is a delay, and sometimes no response from my audio to the cable box which is quite frustrating. At times it works perfectly and then it is glorious, and at times it doesn't and it makes you angry. I realize that I didn't pay a heck of a lot of money so what can I expect, but hey it was still $350 and that is some good pocket change where I come from. And what is with the screen? You can't see it when you are sitting down you literally have to be standing over it to see what it says?!? If you are asking me if I would recommend this system for anybody to buy the answer would be no...thus far.

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        3.0

        Cheap Feel - Okay Sound

        By Edgar

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Cheap Plastic Feel

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

        Initially I thought this Home Theater system would be built solid based on the price but upon receiving the product, was very dissapointed with the feel of the speakers and subwoofer box. The speakers were very small and the black plastic shell scratched easily, the receiver was rather large and bulky and the lack of integrated ipod/iphone connection was a definite negative. I ended up returning this system and getting the Panasonic Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System - SC-BTT490 for the same price and MUCH BETTER quality and performance.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great unit with a few bugs.

        By SDFileger

        from Jamestown, NY

        Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

        I love the system, it sounds great. Speaker wires for the front speakers could be slightly longer. I like how the menu is set up. The design of the player could be alittle better. The speakers are the perfect size for the room I'm using the unit in. I really like the size of the center channel speaker. It's small and has great sound,it doesn't seem large and bulky like some of the other brands. The few issues I have with the unit are: The remote doesn't always take you to the home menu when the button is pressed. I have to play around with the unit for a few minutes. The other issue is, when I turn the unit on the speakers do not turn on. I have to get into the menu and press the setting I want to get them to work. I have had to turn the unit off twice to reboot it. I have had this now for almost 2 months. Sony needs to address these issues if they can with a patch to adjust the settings so it will work properly all the time. If it wasn't for these few issues I would have given 5 stars. I haven't spoken with customer support so I can't say how well they are with customers. If you don't mind a few bugs I would recommend this Home Theater System.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great unit when the sound works

        By Electric

        from Houston TX.

        Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

        I have had several home theater systems and this is the first time I have had probelms. The system worked great right up until I upgraded it, now it takes 3-5 mnutes to hear the sound after I power it up. If this were not a gift I would have returned it long ago. I do not recommend this unit until they fix the alleged upgrade.

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Lil

        from Inkster

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote
        • Intuitive Controls
        • Thundering Bass

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Surround Sound Solution

          Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

          I really love the sound quality of this product. It goes will with my Sony TV.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Mr

          By JoeZ

          from NJ

          Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

          I purchased this unit to enhance my new 42" HDTV. The BDV-E580 was easy to hook-up, set-up, calibrate, and use. The sound is very good for it's price range. I especially liked the various Internet options bundled with the unit. Unfortunately I can not recommend this unit because the audio sync problem makes TV unwatchable. A review of the SONY forum shows this to be a widespread problem with this unit. When watching HD channels the audio will deviate from the video; the length of the delay will vary depending on the channel and length of time since the last commercial. It is very frustrating. Apparently the ARC feature is not functioning properly when the BDV-E580 is used with a non-SONY TV. To make matters worse, SONY support personnel have not offered a viable solution which leads me to believe this may be a hardware issue that can not be corrected with a simple firmware update. I love Sony products. At one time that is all you would find in our home. Unfortunately, the BDV-E580 does not live up to Sony's reputation. If I had not already thrown out the box I would have returned this unit.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Delayed start-up and software glitch

          By SRSR

          from New York

          Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

          Bought this system last month. Set up was easy but after firmware upgrade, the system would not start up correctly to get audio output. Can see picture but no sound. I have to turn it on and off, or keep switching functions until finally the software kicks in (with the blue logo appearing) only after which I hear the audio. I thought the DVD player / reciever was the problem so exchanged it for another new system yesterday but no luck! Experiencing the same problem again! Called Sony and even they couldn't fix it. I think I will return this again and look elsewhere uness Sony releases a firmware to fix this issue!

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          1.0

          Stupid remote control operation

          By Craig

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Interfaces Well With TV

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up
          • Poor Interface

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            Comments about Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

            I bought this system for my mother along with a new television, with the intent of making it easier for her to watch TV or listen to radio. The problem is that this unit does not have discrete IR codes for power on and off, or for input selection. It was nearly impossible for met to get it working correctly with her cable box remote - nothing was ever quite in sync. I got her a Logitech remote in the hopes of making is usable for her, but even the Logitech couldn't fix it. In the end I bought a Pioneer A/V receiver and some JBL speakers. Now she just pushes one button on the remote to watch TV, another to listen to the radio and another to listen to CDs. The remote controls everything automatically and she doesn't get confused or lost. I can not recommend this system (or any other system that doesn't have discrete codes!!!). Incidentally, the Pioneer/JBL system cost about the same and sounds quite a bit better.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System

            Sony 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System

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