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Sony BDV-E870

Sony BDV-E870
alaScore 84

77 reviews

Oct, 2014

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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...

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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

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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 ; Buyers get all the benefits of Bravia Internet Video (including BBC iPlayer and LOVEFiLM) without splashing out on a...

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


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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

The rest of the system comprises a pair of compact rear satellites, each standing 225mm high and dressed in the same tasteful gloss-black finish as the towers, plus a remarkably slim centre speaker and a subwoofer. This is a passive (non-powered)...

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Sony BDV-E870


I bought this system at a great price after much deliberation and much checking around for a good deal. It was to replace an old Sony home cinema (DAV-SC5) which is still working fine after 8 years so I was pretty determined to stay with Sony - I had...

None really. Perhaps the display on the unit itself could have been a bit bigger but thats a very small niggle. There are no HDMI inputs - not a problem for me but might be for some. I shouldnt think most people would need these to be honest though and...

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
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