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Sony BDV-E490

Sony BDV-E490
alaScore 84

54 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Sony BDV-E490. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-E490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 54 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony BDV-E490 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony 1000W 3D BDVE490 Blu-ray Home Cinema System with Tall SpeakersSony 1000W 3D BDVE490 Blu-ray Home Cinema System with Tall Speakers

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Tony (

Sony BDV-E490


Good sound effect and picture quality

Understanding what is required to achieve optimum setup

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: David (

Sony BDV-E490


Does exactly what was expected of it. It really enhances your TV viewing, handles all other types of media beautifully

Doesn't appear to be any bad points up to now

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Stuart (

Sony BDV-E490


Great sound

Length of wire of some of the speakers

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: pd (

Sony BDV-E490


Plays 3D and playback, particularly DVD up scaling really is impressive

Noise form the player during playback is prominent, intrusive and unwelcome. Speed of operation is disappointing. Repeatedly asks to be connected to the web then it replies, nah!, you need a dongle. Flat mushy sound quality. The speakers and the player...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Geoff (

Sony BDV-E490


Good quality sound and ability to adjust the speakers fo both distance and volume, fits beautifuly with the sony tv and speakers solid quality, functions of the DVD are good, on screen instructions good, but took the manual off sony's site before I...

I use for music as much as TV, but the Ipod (functions) are disabled and controlled by the DVD player remote, so as to require the TV on to change albums etc. AND you keep having to go back almost to the start and re load the Ipod each time, don't take...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Ian (

Sony BDV-E490


Design and function are very good

Optical connection is fragile

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Malcolm (

Sony BDV-E490


Great sound and highly satisfied fantastic bass

Not found any yet

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: greg (

Sony BDV-E490


no clear direction on how to get to work with sky digital input

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: unknown (

home theatre


hi....i used this system ...nd not satisfied with audio...becoz v mostly use this for listen music but quality of music is average... surrounded speaker also not give more output......overall wastage of money if you buy for listen audio.....

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Sam (

Sony BDV-E490


high quality products

the speaker wire would be better if it were connected at both ends by the clip type as i have a projector, so its all set up at the rear of the room. i had the extend the wires

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: Yes
Internet Radio: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
UPnP:UPnP / Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling:No / Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No


Wireless Speakers: No


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


Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS / Dolby Digital EX + DTS