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Sony BDV-E870

Sony BDV-E870
alaScore 87

117 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony BDV-E870 review


Once again a Sony system proves that it's capable of stunning pictures, but in the case of the '870, the sound doesn't match up

Bold, exciting sound ; crisp, well defined images ; great online content

Speakers lack subtlety ; sub struggles to integrate ; no built-in wi-fi

Capable of top-drawer picture quality, but sound can’t match the best

Mar, 2011

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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 : 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 : 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 : Rossi Fernandes (

Sony BDV-E870 - 3D Experience On A Small Budget - Tech2


A cost friendly Blu-ray home theatre system with 3D capabilities

Publish date: May 4, 2011 5:24 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:44 pm

May, 2011

Consumer review (

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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (

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 (

Sony BDV-E870


I can play several different movie formats very easily from a USB memory stick. Makes it a breeze to view the movies I make.

None that I can think of.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (

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

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:Full HD 3D, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:1000

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player type:DVD Recorder

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):20.236 x 48.780 x 14.094
HDMI ports quantity:1
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:220V-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Remote Control Type:RM-ADP054

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
FM antenna: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
TV in port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB ports quantity:2
USB version:2.0


Power consumption (standby):0.3


FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:20
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:Tallboy, 1 Way
Satellite speaker impedance:3
Satellite speakers RMS power:216


Subwoofer frequency range:20 - 200
Subwoofer impedance:3
Subwoofer RMS power:165
Subwoofer type:Passive

Technical Details

Child lock: Yes