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Sony BDV-E280

Sony BDV-E280
alaScore 81

260 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Sony BDV-E280. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony BDV-E280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDV-E280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony BDV-E280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDVE280.CEK 3D Blu-Ray Disc/DVD 5.1ch Home Cinema BRAVIA Internet VideoSony BDVE280.CEK 3D Blu-Ray Disc/DVD 5.1ch Home Cinema BRAVIA Internet Video

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDV-E280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony BDV-E280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDVE280 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System (Old Version)Sony BDVE280 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System (Old Version)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: ppdiaporama (sony.com)

SONY BDV-E280

 

While this system sounds great, there are two major gaps that you need to consider before making this purchase. 1) Can't stream your own content over the network 2) The Wi-Fi adapter is very expensive --some other systems include the feature for less...

Sound is great, Netflix button on remote for quick access, familiar XMB interface

Can't make changes to base and treble, Can't access content on home network, cost of wi-fi adapter

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: pritch (sony.com)

short cables and a/v sync issues

 

Bought it because it was cheap and i am an stereo virgin. Sony put super short cables on the "front" and center speakers. To elongate the cable you would need to cut the wire in the middle and splice it with traditional speaker wire. To make it work...

pretty turnkey and cheap

short proprietary cables and a/v sync issues

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: scienceandcake (sony.com)

It Is What it Promises to Be!

 

I received this system and a Bravia tv as a gift for Christmas. It replaced a 13 year old 200lb tv, and an old pioneer stereo set, equally old. If you want something modern, good quality, and affordable this is it. The setup won't take very long as...

good sound, accessible for everyday use, internet browsing, pandora radio and other media, remotes work instantly

can't install codecs

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Tbone1 (sony.com)

Plastic Toy

 

I have a PS3 and love it - very high quality product. I purchased this for my parents for Christmas. I was not impressed, pastic lightweight unit and toy speakers, cumbersome interface for managing inputs - it is not a theatre system, just an expensive...

iPod connection

Interface with Inputs

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Smoove (sony.com)

SONY BDV-E280

 

I received this as a gift to replace my 10 year old unit which had no HDMI. I hooked everything up and the unit displayed "protector/push power" and then went into standby. The book indicates this is some kind of short in the speakers or the cooling...

Good sound, HDMI

Connector was loose inside causing unit to shut down when turned on

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Preussen (sony.com)

Avoid this system

 

Sorriest piece of equipment I've bought! In past have bought Sony with excellent results; not this time: - Netflix access very unreliable. This is not caused by my internet adapter or service. Hook up is correct; problem in Sony servers, I strongly...

Two HDMI slots; very straightforward hook up. Could use more USB slots

Poor to abysmal Netflix access, querky operation

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Knight31337 (sony.com)

BUYER BEWARE - NO DIVX!

 

As described above, this unit does not play DivX .AVI files. (It plays Xvid fine, but not DivX). I confirmed this with Sony - they simply did not pay for the license to decode DivX streams on this unit.

Nice sound

Cheap, plasticy, and (wait for it) does NOT play DivX

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: PHILLYEAGLES816 (sony.com)

SONY BDV-E280

 

2 OUT PUTS FOR HDMI CAUGHT MY ATTENTION. I HAD A PANASONIC BTT-250 WITH SAME WATTAGE AND IT DIDNT SOUND NEAR AS GOOD. I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE BEST SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM I'VE BOUGHT PUTS A SMILE ON MY FACE WHEN EVER I TURN IT ON. WISH IT HAD 2...

2 OUT PUTS FOR HDMI

1 OPTICAL OUT PUT AND 1 USB

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: LouDiesel (sony.com)

Great for studio apartments

 

I live in a small studio apartment. The living space portion of my apt where I have this set up is about 12x20. Obviously in this small space this system is fantastic. I didn't so much want a surround system for loudness but for the surround sound...

Great for smaller rooms

One usb slot in back, no built in wifi, no built in memory

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: carbotek (newegg.com)

Exelent Product for What I Paid for it

 

I haven't benn able to set up a wireless keyboard cuz it have only one usb port wich you have to use for the ipod/iphone dock.

It is aweson, works perfect. Bluray play anything you put in the drive if you know what I mean. Very fast interface with the home menu. True 5.1 on blueray movies. have 2 input hdmi for xbox and other devvices taht uses hdmi. Extreamly easy installation

At the first din't want to update firmware from internet. The interfase for the iphone is great but let you play though the playlist or preset sequence on iphone, if you want to use an ap and reproduce it on the system wont let you cuz don't have the...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD
RMS rated power:1000

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

Auto power off: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):160

Management Features

Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD, DVD
Number of disks:1
Optical disc player type:Blu-ray Player

Other Features

HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
LED Indicators: Yes
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):3.35 x 8.66 x 3.74
Surround speaker weight:19.4

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Radio

FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RDS features:EON, PS, PTY
Supported bands:FM

Subwoofer

Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, PNG
Karaoke: No

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Video compression format:MKV, MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):2.13 x 2.17 x 12.4
Center speaker weight:12.3
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 12.4 x 2.56
Main unit weight:7.28
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):8.66 x 3.74 x 3.35
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 10.6 x 10.2
Subwoofer weight:13.2