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Sony Home Entertainment Server HES-V1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony Home Entertainment Server HES-V1000. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and design, whereas opinions are divided on the size. There are some less positive reviews about the price and reliability.

usability, design, image quality

reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony Home Entertainment Server HES-V1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony Home Entertainment Server HES-V1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size, image quality

price, reliability

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony ES HES-V1000 Blu-ray Home Entertainment ServerSony ES HES-V1000 Blu-ray Home Entertainment Server

Jun, 2018

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Sony HES-V1000


The V1000 is a large unit, measuring 12-1/4 X 31-5/8 X 15-7/8, so you'll need to make sure you have room for it, but it packs a lot of features into that large box. The video and audio quality are worthy of an HD home entertainment system, and the...

200 disc Blu-ray/CD/DVD disc changer500GB hard driveTrue HD 1080p outputBuilt-in Blu-ray/DVD disc burnerWealth of connectivity options

The latest home entertainment server featuring a 200-disc Blu-ray disc...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Sony HES-V1000 Blu-ray Server


In theory, I'm a big fan of the all-in-one media center, a single device through which you can enjoy all of your digital entertainment: DVDs, music, photos, and video. In practice, though, I've been less than impressed by the Media Center PCs I've...

Apr, 2008

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Worth the money


"I picked this up from the Sony Style store in Beachwood OH. It was to big to take home myself so I got the White Glove delivery. It arrived in 4 days and was unpacked and put in its new home. I have an extensive DVD collection (1400+), and a growing...

All in one Entertainment server

Just a little slow to load

Apr, 2009

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Good Idea, Poor Execution


"So far, I haven't experienced functional value for the high cost of the product. Maybe I need to work with the product more but the instruction manual is very poor. There should be an on-line tutorial or a training CD. The concept for this product is...

It looks pretty

Slow, cumbersome to use, does not live up to hype

Dec, 2008

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Sony Home Entertainment Server HES-V1000


May be interested in the Sony HES-V1000, a disc changer with a 200 chip, which combined with the media center. Sony seems strange spawn of this product, when kebanyakkan the film does not have Blu-ray format. If you buy one chip un tuk bluray disc...



Apr, 2009

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Large capacity easy-to-use


HES-V1000, this will be the introduction of Sony's first home entertainment server. HES-V1000 will be able to store 200 BD / DVD / CD disc, supports all Blu-ray disc read and write operations, and will be equipped with a 500G hard drive.In addition the...

Full-featured built-in luxury

A bit too high

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Sony HES-V1000 Home Entertainment is an innovative solution for organizing personal collections of digital movies, music and photos in a stand-alone device. The unit features a full HD 1080p 200-disc Blu-ray Disc /DVD/CD changer and 500GB hard disc drive that can store up to 137 hours of video, 40,000 songs or 20,000 digital photos. Additionally, the device is Sony's first Blu-ray Disc-capable component other than a VAIO notebook or optical PC drive that can burn content to Blu-ray Discs, as well as DVDs. In addition to its vast playback and storage capabilities, the HES-V1000 unit offers Sony's new x-Application feature that includes x-Pict Story HD and x-ScrapBook photo slide show so users can create customized photo presentations with the click of the remote. x-Pict Story HD utilizes unique layouts with sophisticated face-recognition technology and syncs transitions with music selected from personal content libraries to create a unique photo slide presentation. x-ScrapBook offers a compelling slide show that the device automatically arranges in a very fast timeframe to explore memories in a personalized digital scrapbook. Users can also export both types of slide shows to Blu-ray Discs or DVDs to share with family and friends. Featuring Sony's Technical Emmy award-winning XMB (XrossMediaBar) menu, the system offers easy set up and content navigation. Additionally, when the system is connected to the Internet via Ethernet or an optional wireless adapter, it accesses commercial CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc movie and music metadata for discs housed or stored in the device, making it fast and easy enjoy content. While connected to the Internet via Ethernet, users can also download any firmware updates directly to the system. The HES-V1000 system can play back music stored on the hard disk drive. It has the ability to wirelessly stream music throughout the home with a router to other devices, including Sony's CPF-IX001 wireless music player and other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-compatible wireless devices, such as PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) videogame console and select VAIO notebook computers. The system can register up to ten devices with four independent audio streams. Storage, playback and archiving abilities are not the only features users will appreciate. The new device has a stylish design featuring a mirror black tower. The cabinet's integrated controls are all backlit touch sensitive. The displays can either be read from the front or top of the tower. Connectivity is generous with S-video, composite, audio and HDV/DV (i.LINK) inputs, as well as HDMI with BRAVIA Theater Sync, component, optical, coaxial and analog outputs. The unit also features Memory Stick media inputs, Secure Digital cards, CompactFlash media and xD-Picture Card flash memory readers, allowing easy transfer of digital image content.

Combined Device

Type:Blu-Ray disc changer / digital multimedia receiver / HDD recorder

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:Blu-Ray disc changer


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Home Entertainment Server

Network & Internet Multimedia

Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback/Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback

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