Purchased this system a few months ago. I was particularly looking for a system that would be compatible with my Sony Bravia TV. My other prerequisites were good sound, good picture and a system that was pleasant on the eye. I did quite a bit of research on the internet before buying, and am very pleased with my purchase.
The compatibility with the TV is great, everything I could possibly want to do can be done with 1 remote control and the two synchronise perfectly. Set up was extremely easy even for someone with no technical knowledge.
The sound is great - very crisp and clear. The bass is also excellent which is fantastic when watching movies or listening to music through the system. It is 3D ready, but I haven't got a 3D TV so haven't tried this feature. There is also the possibility of upgrading the rear speaker to wireless, which I may do in the future to avoid having wires trailing the length of my living room
This system also has USB ports allowing you to plug in your i-pod/mp3 player - I did however attempt to connect my old ipod to the system and obtained an error that it was not compatible. I haven't tried upgrading the software version on it, which may indeed resolve this issue. Also can be connected to the internet through purchase of a Sony USB wireless device. This will let you connect and watch movies on the net and get additional features online for BlueRay movies
The picture quality is great. I've only used DVDs so far, as I'm yet to invest in some BluRay movies. The upscaling to High Definition is very good and the images are quite sharp.
On a final note the system itself looks great, particularly the tall boy speakers at the front - beware though of the gloss black plastic - it will show up every finger print and mark, so may not be a good choice if you have little ones
A few years back I was looking into getting a home theatre system that both sounded good and wasn't too pricey. I was referred to this product from a friend who had also bought this system and seemed to like it.
If you are one of those people who want the their sound crisp and their bass deep, this system will definitely make you very satisfied. With 1000 watts of power running through the speakers, it will take your movie watching experience to a whole new level. As stated in the description, this system is 3D ready so if you have a 3D TV, all you need to do is run over to your closest DVD shop and pick up any 3D movie that you want to watch and your all ready to go. For those of you who do not have a 3D Tv; this system offers full 1080p hdmi out, so you can still enjoy your movies with crisp clear sound and picture.
This system also has USB ports which allows you to plug in your i-pod/mp3 player and hear your favourite songs in high definition.
After having this system for a year and a half, I haven't once ran into any problems with sound or picture quality. The set up was very simple and easy due to the nifty step-by-step installation guide that comes packaged. I really have no complaints about this system and would recommend it to anyone looking to satisfy their home theatre needs and not go over the top with the price.
Sony BDV-E870 is a 3D ready Blu-ray Disc/DVD home cinema with easy iPod playback. Immerse yourself in a true at-the-movies experience with this all-in-one 1000W home cinema system - plus superb-sounding front tallboy speakers in a sleek black finish.
|Product Description:||Sony BDV-E870 - home theatre system - 5.1 channel|
|Product Type:||Home theatre system|
|Sound Output Mode:||Surround Sound|
|Built-in Decoders:||Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital, DTS decoder, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution|
|Surround System Class:||5.1 channel|
|Equaliser Factory Presets:||Movie, Music, News, Sports|
|Output Power:||1000 Watt|
|Radio System:||Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations|
|DVD:||Blu-ray disc player|
|Internet Streaming Services:||BRAVIA Internet Video|
|BD Profiles:||Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)|
|Network Player:||Network player|
|Speaker(s):||2 x right/left channel speaker - external
1 x centre channel speaker - external
1 x subwoofer - external - 165 Watt - 20 - 200 Hz
2 x right/left rear channel speaker - external
|Remote Control:||Remote control|