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Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System - BDV-E3100

Abt Model: BDVE3100 | UPC Code: 027242857643
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1000W Total Power/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ Full HD 1080p/ Digital Music Enhancer/ DLNA/ Deep Color/ x.v.Color/ Black Finish
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Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System, Model BDVE3100

Amp up the action, and fill your room with theater-like sound. With built-in Wi-Fi® access blockbuster movies, shows, music, and more-right on your TV. Plus, easily connect your smartphone with one-touch Bluetooth pairing to start streaming your music instantly. You can now easily enjoy that perfect party mix in surround sound without the fuss of wires.

Features:

  • Simple. Integrated. Powerful.
    Bring the movie theater experience home with the Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc™ player, vibrant 5.1 channel HD surround sound, and 1000 Watts of power to immerse you in sound
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® for easy setup
    Easily connect to the internet without the clutter of cables
  • Make your movies more entertaining with 3D conversion & DVD HD upscaling
    Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies in Full HD 1080p and upscale standard DVDs to near HD quality. In addition, bring the 3D experience to your entire movie collection with the ability to convert 2D Blu-ray and DVDs into 3D movies for a stunning experience
  • Connect & stream music from Bluetooth® devices with just one-touch
    The easiest and fastest way to start streaming music from your NFC enabled device to your home theater system. Utilizing Near Field Communication and Bluetooth, connect and wirelessly stream music from your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth & NFC enabled device by touching them together just once. No NFC, no problem...you can still connect and stream music from your smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth
  • Unlimited streaming choices with the Sony Entertainment Network
    With the Sony Entertainment Network, you’ll never run out entertainment options with access to 100+ streaming services including movies, TV shows, and music from Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™, Pandora®, Amazon Instant Video, and more. Also, access My Sports & Fitness apps designed for your Health and optimized for your TV
  • Experience movies as the director intended them to be
    Experience movies as the directors intended them to sound like with Dolby® TrueHD and dts-® HD Master Audio modes that re-produce high definition, discrete sound for uncompromised quality
  • Display your multi-media wirelessly from your PC with DLNA®
    Using DLNA® you can wirelessly access music, videos and photos from your PC or other compatible Android™ device and play them on your TV
  • TV SideView enables you to enjoy multimedia from your Tablet on your TV
    With the free Sony TV Side View app., you can “Throw” (display) your videos, pictures, and music on your TV from your tablet. Also, control the player remotely with a Sony Tablet® ,Android™, device, iPhone®, iPad®,or iPod touch®
  • Socialize™ with your on-line friends while you watch TV
    Share your thoughts with your friends on Facebook™ and Twitter® via your TV with the Socialize™ application
  • Learn more about your movies with Gracenote®
    Gracenote® searches across internet apps and external services such as YouTube® and Video Unlimited to provide you with detailed information on a wide-variety of movies
  • Improve your movie watching experience with I/P noise reduction
    I/P noise reduction for the Blu-ray Disc™ drive is specifically designed to eliminate playback noise and to protect it from dust and other debris for a better movie watching experience
  • Quickly display multimedia with the Front USB slot
    Easily display your videos and photos on your TV or listen to your digital music by simply connecting your USB storage device to the Blu-ray player’s front USB slot for ultimate access

Specifications:

Amplifier

  • Function
    • TV: Yes
    • AUDIO IN: Yes
    • BD/DVD: Yes
    • Bluetooth: Yes
    • FM: Yes
    • USB: Yes

Amplifier/Receiver

  • General
    • Power Consumption: In Operation: 95W In Standby: 0.3W
  • Inputs and Outputs
    • BlueTooth: Yes

Audio

  • Power Output
    • Center (Reference): 250W
    • Front (Reference): 125W
    • Subwoofer (Reference): 250W
    • Surround (Reference): 125W
    • Total (Reference): 1000W Total (RMS): (125Wx 4+ 250W+ 250 measured at 3 Ohms, 80Hz – 1 kHz with a THD of 1%)
  • Decoding
    • DTS: Yes
    • DTS-ES: Yes(as DTS Core)
    • DTS-ES Discrete6.1: Yes(as DTS Core)
    • DTS-ES Matrix6.1: Yes(as DTS Core)
    • DTS-HD: Yes
    • DTS-HD HR: Yes
    • DTS-HD LBR: Yes
    • DTS96/24: Yes
    • Dolby Digital: Yes
    • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
    • Dolby True HD: Yes
  • Equalizer
    • Muting: Yes
    • Preset: Yes
  • HDMI
    • DTS HD Master Audio bit-stream out: Yes
    • Dolby Digital: Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD bit-stream out: Yes
    • LPCM 2ch out: Yes
    • LPCM 6ch out: Yes
    • LPCM 8ch out: Yes
  • Music EQ
    • Electronica: Yes
    • Hip Hop: Yes
    • Pop: Yes
    • Rock: Yes
    • Standard: Yes
  • Sound Mode
    • 2ch Stereo: Yes
    • Auto: Yes
    • DSEE: Yes
    • Demo Sound: Yes
    • Digital Music Enhancer: Yes
    • Football: Yes
    • Movie: Yes (AFD STD +Moive)
    • Music: Yes (AFD STD+Music)
    • Night: Yes
  • Speaker Layout
    • All front: Yes
    • Standard: Yes
  • Surround Setting
    • 2ch STEREO: Yes
    • DTS Neo:6 (Music/Cinema): Yes(~48K) / Yes(~48K)
    • Dolby Prologic: Yes(~48K)
  • Tuner
    • Auto Scan Tuning: Yes
    • Band: FM
    • External Antenna (FM/AM): FM (PH Connector)
    • Preset Station: 20 (FM)

General

  • Audio
    • AV Sync: Yes
  • Convenience
    • Alpha-numeric FL Display: Yes
    • Auto Power Off (Auto Stand-by): Yes
    • Bit Rate Indicator: Yes (Video, Audio, BIV)
    • Dimmer: Yes
    • Drive Type (Tray/Slot-in): Tray
    • Easy Setup (Quick Setup): Yes
    • PhotoTV HD: Yes
    • SLEEP: Yes
    • Screen Saver: Yes
    • TV system Default Setting: 60Hz
    • USB Keyboard: Yes
  • Network
    • Browser Viewer for IPTV (e.g. BBC): Yes
    • Favorites: Yes
    • Party Mode: Yes
    • Portal UI: Yes
    • Vudu: Yes
    • Wake-up on LAN: Yes
  • Supplied Accessories
    • Batteries: Yes
    • FM Antenna (Pig tail / T type): Yes
    • Quick Setup Guide: Yes
    • Warranty Card: Yes
  • Supported Media
    • BD-Live: Yes
    • BD-R/RE: Yes(BDAV/BDMV)
    • BD-ROM: Yes(SL/DL)
    • Bonus View: Yes
    • CD (CD-DA): Yes
    • CD Graphics: Yes
    • CD-R/-RW: Yes
    • CD-Text: Yes
    • DVD Camcorder 8cm DVD: Yes
    • DVD+R: Yes
    • DVD+R Double Layer: Yes
    • DVD+RW: Yes
    • DVD-R: Yes
    • DVD-R Dual Layer: Yes
    • DVD-R/-RW VR: Yes
    • DVD-RW: Yes
    • DVD-Text: Yes
    • DVD-Video: Yes
    • External HDD (Read, Copy/Move): Yes(Read)
    • File System (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT): Yes(FAT32, NTFS)
    • SA-CD (SA-CD/CD) Playback: Yes
    • SACD-Text: Yes (CD only)
    • USB Memory: Yes
  • Video
    • Deep Color: Yes
    • Disc Drive: Yes (Precision Drive HD)
    • Preset Picture mode Cinema: Yes (Theater room /Brighter room /Standard)
    • x.v.Color: Yes

Convenience

  • FW Update
    • Disc (CD-R): Yes
    • Network: Yes
  • GUI
    • XMB (Xross Media Bar): Yes
  • HDMI
    • Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • BRAVIA Sync: Yes
    • Control for HDMI: Yes
  • Parental Control
    • Child Lock: Yes
    • Parental Control: Yes
  • Shop Front Mode
    • Built in Demo: Yes
    • DEMO mode: Yes
    • Tray Lock: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • Input
    • Analog Audio Input(s): PIN Jack: 1
    • Ethernet Connection(s): 1
    • Optical Audio Input(s): 1
    • USB Input(s): 1 (Front)
  • Output
    • HDMI Output(s): 1

Network

  • BIVL
    • 3D Streaming: Yes
    • Live Streaming: Yes
    • Personal Contents: Yes
    • Recom.: Yes
    • Subtitle: Yes
  • Entertainment DB Browser (Gracenote etc.)
    • Cover Art: Yes
    • History Browse: Yes
    • Information Browse (with Web Browser): Yes
    • Information Display: Yes
    • Related information: Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB, BIVL)
    • Search Contents: Yes
  • Home Share (DLNA)
    • Contents Throw: Yes (Music, Photo)
    • DMP (Dgital Media Player): Yes (Video, Audio, Photo)
    • DMR (Dgital Media Renderer): Yes (Video, Audio, Photo)
    • Party Control Screen: Yes
    • Smart Select: Yes
  • Sony Entertainment Network
    • Streaming: Yes
  • TV SideView
    • BD Remote 1.1: Yes
    • BD Remote 2.0 and above: Yes
    • Device: Yes(Axis, iPhone, Android)
  • Web Browser
    • Java: Yes
    • Security Filter: Yes
    • Streaming: Yes
  • Wi-fi
    • Wi-Fi Built in: Yes (2.4 GHz)

Playback

  • Playback Control
    • Repeat All: Yes
    • Repeat Chapter: Yes
    • Repeat Title: Yes
    • Repeat Track: Yes
    • Resume - Power Off: Yes (BD, DVD, CD)
    • Resume - Stop: Yes

Speaker

  • Center Speaker
    • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others): Bass Reflex
    • Full Range Unit: 65mm
    • Input Terminal: Pig Tail
    • Rated impedance: 6ohms
    • Speaker System: 1 way
    • Speaker Unit: 1 unit
    • Supplied Cable Length: 2m
    • Type (Tall boy, Micro satellite): Center
  • Front Speaker
    • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others): Bass Reflex
    • Full Range Unit: 65mm
    • Input Terminal: Pig Tail
    • Rated impedance: 3 ohms
    • Speaker System: 1 way
    • Speaker Unit: 1 unit
    • Supplied Cable Length: 3m
    • Type (Tall boy, Micro satellite): Micro Satellite
  • Subwoofer
    • Active/Passive: Passive
    • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others): Bass Reflex
    • Input Terminal: Pig Tail
    • Rated impedance: 6 ohms
    • Speaker System: Subwoofer
    • Speaker Unit: 1 unit
    • Supplied Cable Length: 3m
    • Woofer unit: 180mm
  • Surround Speaker
    • Enclosure Type (Bass Reflex/Acoustic suspension/Passive radiator/others): Bass Reflex
    • Full Range Unit: 65mm
    • Input Terminal (SCREW/PUSH TYPE/GOLDEN PLATED/PIG TAIL): Pig Tail
    • Rated impedance: 3 ohms
    • Speaker System: 1 way
    • Speaker Unit: 1 unit
    • Supplied Cable Length: 10m
    • Type (Tall boy, Micro satellite): Micro Satellite

Supplied Accessories

  • Remote Control
    • Model Name: RM-ADP089
    • Type (Basic, Step up): Basic

Supported Media

  • Audio Format
    • AAC (.m4a): Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB)
    • DTS: Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB)
    • LPCM (.wav): Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB)
    • MP3 (.mp3): Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB)
    • 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)
  • BDAV
    • BD-R: Yes (SL/DL)
    • BD-RE: Yes (SL/DL)
  • BDMV
    • BD-R: Yes (SL/DL)
    • BD-RE: Yes (SL/DL)
  • Hybrid Disc
    • BD/CD: Yes
    • BD/DVD: Yes
  • Mixed Disc
    • BDAV/BDMV: Yes (BDMV)
  • Photo Format
    • GIF (.gif): Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB)
    • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg): Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB)
    • PNG (.png): Yes (BD, DVD, CD, USB)
  • 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
    • MPEG-4 Simple Profile: Yes
    • WMV9 (.wmv, .asf): Yes
    • Xvid HD 1080: Yes

Video

  • 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): Yes (NTSC)
    • TV Type Default Setting: Yes
  • Video Output - BD-ROM
    • HDMI: Yes
  • Video Output - DVD - Video
    • HDMI: Yes
  • Video Output - DVD R/RW BD R/RE non copy protected
    • HDMI: Yes
  • Video Output - DVD Upscaling
    • HDMI: Yes

Video

  • 3D
    • 2D -> 3D: Yes
    • BD-ROM: Yes
    • Photo: Yes
    • Streaming: Yes
    • Video (from camcorder): Yes
  • Picture Upscale
    • IP Content Noise Reduction: Yes
    • Super Scaler (Precision CinemaHD upscale): Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Front Speaker (W x H x D): 3.5" x 8" x 3.5"
  • Center Speaker (W x H x D): 9.4" x 3.5" x 3.3"
  • Surround Speaker (W x H x D): 3.5" x 8" x 3.5"
  • Subwoofer (W x H x D): 10" x 14.3" x 13.5"
  • Receiver (W x H x D): 16.9" x 1.9" x 11.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Front Speaker: 1.1 lbs
  • Center Speaker: 1.2 lbs
  • Surround Speaker: 1.3 lbs
  • Subwoofer: 12.7 lbs
  • Receiver: 5.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 30 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

Footnotes:

  1. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires an 802.11 home network
  2. Requires 3D content, 1080p 3D HDTV, 3D glasses, 3D emitter, and HDMI™ cable (at least 10.2 Gbps)
  3. Applications must be downloaded from the iTunes® or Android™ application store. Check Android market from your device for compatibility. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network
  4. Requires Sony HomeShare compatible products and a home network
  5. Requires a home network with content stored on a DLNA® compliant PC or server, and HomeShare network speaker, dock, or Blu-ray Disc player or home theater system. See dlna.org for compatibility
  6. Simulated 3D image will vary based on source content
  7. Not all USB devices are supported. Please check Owner’s Manual for compatibility
  8. Requires compatible HDTV and HDMI® cable sold separately
  9. Requires HDTV with equivalent display and HDMI® cable sold separately
  10. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network
  11. Requires NFC-enabled device and downloadable NFC app. Check device’s user manual for compatibility
  12. TV SideView Application must be downloaded from the iTunes® or Google Play application store. Check Android market from your device for compatibility. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network
  13. Socialize requires user to have Twitter or Facebook account setup on player and internet connectivity
  14. Gracenote® requires internet connection
  15. Measured at 3 Ohms, 80Hz – 1 kHz with a THD of 1%
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Number of Channels5.1
Total System Power1000W
Subwoofer Power250W
Blu-Ray PlayerYes
Number of Speakers5
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Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System
 
4.1

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Interfaces well with TV (7)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Powerful bass (4)
  • Good remote (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Movies (7)
  • Living room (5)
  • Surround sound solution (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (6), Movie enthusiast (5), Practical (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Buy

I really like this system. The sound is good, I just wish i could adjust the Treble and Bass settings. Not sure if there is a way, but I have looked around all...Read complete review

I really like this system. The sound is good, I just wish i could adjust the Treble and Bass settings. Not sure if there is a way, but I have looked around all of the settings and didn't see an option. But other than that, I like that fact that its set up similar to a PS3, so that is a great plus. And the Apps installed are great also.

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I really wanted to love it.....

Having great success with Sony products in the past, it seemed obvious to purchase a Sony product when looking for a new surround sound for our living room television. Boy was I wrong....Read complete review

Having great success with Sony products in the past, it seemed obvious to purchase a Sony product when looking for a new surround sound for our living room television. Boy was I wrong. Here is quick summary about what I feel is wrong with the product * Constant buffering when streaming * Installation was a nightmare. * It doesn't get as loud as I hoped, volume has to be on 20 to even hear anything. * Had to put extensions on the speakers because the wires were not even close to being long enough. * The unit wants to control everything...and my tv and satellite system kept fighting with the unit. After several hours of trying to figure this out, I spent an hour with tech support. Finally got it to work "correctly" until the next day....the same fighting occurred again. I finally gave up. I now use the unit only as a stereo system. I disconnected the streaming and had to do a Factory reset to my Roku streaming unit to get it to work. I would return the product but feel I can't because of the modifications I made to the speaker wire and... my dog chewed a bit on the remote control, I don't think I can. I think I should have bought a simple receiver and some really good speakers.

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3.0

good quality but hassle of wirings

By 

from chicago

About Me Movie Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Thundering Bass

Cons

  • Difficult To Set Up

Best Uses

  • Living Room
  • Movies

Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

good quality but at least wireless speakers for $400 plus home system

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Love you guys and love the system

By 

from lake villa, illinois

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote
  • Interfaces Well With TV

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Movies
    • Surround Sound Solution
    • Television Shows

    Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

    works like a charm ... you guys are the best

    Service and delivery comments:

    everything went like clockwork

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Sound problems

    By 

    from Melbourne, FL 32940, USA

    Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

    I tried two BDV-E3100. The first one I brought home had 2 problems. One was it would get stuck on maximum volume when you were adjusting the volume. The other was it would get in a mode where it'd alternate between sound and being muted. It could only be fixed by doing a system reset. I exchanged it for a different unit. This one did not have the first problem but it would occasionally get into the mode where it would rapidly alternate between mute and sound. This would happen when you attempted to adjust the volume. I previously would only buy Sony products because of their high quality but after this I don't know that I would.

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    5.0

    I got this for free so of course I love it.

    By 

    from Montague, MI 49437, USA

    Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

    It came as a service/safety award from my employer. I installed it in my daughters tv room and can't believe the quality and features. Surely worth $400. Set up was fast and easy and navigating the menu was also a breeze. LOVE IT!

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    4.0

    nice system

    By 

    from western burbs

    About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Remote
    • Interfaces Well With TV
    • Thundering Bass

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living Room
      • Movies

      Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

      Great sound setup was a breeze my only dislike is once you setup tv sound there isn't a memory to keep your settings when you flip back to bluray you must reset your speaker distance , volumes ect..... All over each time what a pain .

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great system

      By 

      from Mechanicsville, VA 23116, USA

      Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

      Sound is very clear and sharp. Easy to use for both sound and watching DVDs. We are very happy with our purchase.

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      4.0

      Good enough but not great!

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

      This system does it's job for the price. It's a good home theater system to start off with. What i like the most about this home theater system is how easy it is connect your mobile device to listen to music or watch your YouTube videos on the big screen. We listened to my playlist music videos for my son's birthday party and it was very useful and fun. It was an easy set up and it has two easy set up options whether you want all your speaker around the tv or all around your living room (surround). I like this option because i rent and i don't want to put holes on the wall or run cables around the wall. What you must know is that to get the best sound & sound effects you must turn your volume to the MAX or else it's like listening to your tv's factory volume. What i don't like is that it takes a while to turn the player on like 8 seconds. There is an option to start it immediately but then turning it off takes a long time (i think this is the way it goes) . The interface is very dull to my opinion, it's like an outdated version of the PS3. Whenever i try to go online and stream music it's always updating it's network content, even if you do this 2 days later for some reason. The Netflix interface is frustrating because you can't search for movies by a specific genre only. All the genre runs horizontally on the screen and it's never ending, it's not a grid. The speakers are beautiful and so is the player. it all looks great with an all black tv stand. The remote control is very responsive with the player and you can lower the tv volume even if it's a different brand (i have a Westinghouse) without any special settings. By the way Sony Shipped this item very very quickly and it was packaged well, with tracking! Overall i would recommend this player for anyone taking a first step to HT's. Hope this helps!

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      4.0

      good but not perfect

      By 

      from Verona, PA 15147, USA

      Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

      perfect for movies, tv shows, and anything with blutooth the only downfall is over time the surround sound tends to get lower and lower in sound quality and you have to turn the volume up. other than that its perfect for listening to music on your iphone or whatever has blutooth on it.

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      1.0

      I really wanted to love it.....

      By 

      from Saint Cloud, Florida

      Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

      Having great success with Sony products in the past, it seemed obvious to purchase a Sony product when looking for a new surround sound for our living room television. Boy was I wrong. Here is quick summary about what I feel is wrong with the product * Constant buffering when streaming * Installation was a nightmare. * It doesn't get as loud as I hoped, volume has to be on 20 to even hear anything. * Had to put extensions on the speakers because the wires were not even close to being long enough. * The unit wants to control everything...and my tv and satellite system kept fighting with the unit. After several hours of trying to figure this out, I spent an hour with tech support. Finally got it to work "correctly" until the next day....the same fighting occurred again. I finally gave up. I now use the unit only as a stereo system. I disconnected the streaming and had to do a Factory reset to my Roku streaming unit to get it to work. I would return the product but feel I can't because of the modifications I made to the speaker wire and... my dog chewed a bit on the remote control, I don't think I can. I think I should have bought a simple receiver and some really good speakers.

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      2.0

      No so good, has lots of drawbacks! Not worthy

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      from India, Hyderabad

      Comments about Sony Black 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System:

      Good - picture quality, easy setup and wifi connectivity, dts sound Bad - 1. Very less Sound modes no much difference in each sound mode 2. Need to always stop movie while shifting from 5.1 to sound mode etc. 3. Doesnt play HD discs, few movie formats, and for few formats there is no option to forward/skip..need to watch from starting if you stopped in between. 4. Bass is too high and irritates at times while watching at nights There are lots of more disadvantages.. becareful before buying. I sold it after using 4 months... got irritated with the sound quality and complex settings options..not user friendly.

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