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Sony BDV-E870

Sony BDV-E870
alaScore 85

91 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Sony BDV-E870. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony BDV-E870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (

Sony BDV-E870 review


For those looking for a one-stop home cinema solution, affordable all-in-one systems such as this will always appeal. And the new breed do much more than just squirt out Blu-ray pictures (including 3D) and 5.1 sound – this black plastic ensemble will...

The BDV-E870 uses Sony’s XrossMediaBar interface, which should make navigating its extensive features a stress-free affair for most

The speaker array struggles to deliver any real midrange. There’s a gap between the deep-sounding and room-filling sub and the trebly-sounding surrounds. At least the diddly centre channel still manages to convey clean and clear dialogue

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (

Sony BDV-E870 - 3D Experience On A Small Budget


There are many home theatre systems in the market, each with plenty of features but there are very few Blu-ray home theatres. Sony has gone one step ahead and launched the BDV-E870, a Blu-ray home theatre system with a 5.1 channel speaker system. Well,...

The Sony BDV-E870 sells for Rs. 39,990, which sounds like a lot of money but you must consider the fact that it sells with a 3D-capable Blu-ray player and a complete home theatre audio setup. We're not terribly impressed by the audio quality of the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Craven (

Sony BDV-E870 review


We audition Sony's do-it-all home theatre system

Good interface ; Online media options ; Solid pictures ; Decent audio

Mid-range not very clear ; Budget build quality ; No HDMI input

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sony BDV-E870


The BDV-E870 Blu-ray system continues the great work of its cheaper E370 sibling.

Easy installation, Gorgeous sound quality, Excellent range of content

No HDMI inputs, Sound lacks power, Chunky box

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: richard (

Sony BDV-E870


Great sound

Poor start up and shut down responsiveness ; Inability to cope when switching from DVD to TV in terms of sound

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: G (

Sony BDV-E870


Easy to set-up, updating and all the internet/digital tv extras are great (as long as your internet router is close to unit)

The remote I think looks dated and plain as does the display on the unit

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Sam (

Sony BDV-E870


Works seamlessly with my phone, via the DLNA server ; Very good sound quality ; Energy efficient when switched off - uses hardly any electricity at all

On-screen keyboard via the remote is annoying to use - a return to the days of old mobile phone text messaging

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Alan (

Sony BDV-E870


The sleek black design looks even better in the flesh ; The tallboy speakers can be split & wall mounted if you so wish ; The surround sound for an "all in the box" system is awesome ; A real bargain for the money ; Packed with loads of online features

None so far although I haven`t got around to exploring all the features yet, but I`m sure that I wont find any

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Richard (

Sony BDV-E870


Acess to the internet. Sony music is brilliant and then listening to it back throgh the system

No head phone jack. I carnt listen to my music through my head phones

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Roger (

Sony BDV-E870


Simplicity of use, great sound, great looks

no wifi

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

WiFi Connectivity: Yes


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: Yes
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D Ready: Yes
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS