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Sony BDV-E780W

Sony BDV-E780W
alaScore 80

350 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 reviews of Sony BDV-E780W. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the design. The price is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony BDV-E780W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 user reviews of Sony BDV-E780W from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People really like the price and usability, whereas there are some critical views about the design and reliability.

usability, price

reliability, design

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDV-E780W Blu-Ray Disc Player Home Entertainment System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony BDV-E780W Blu-Ray Disc Player Home Entertainment System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : mfereday (

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Sep, 2011

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great system


i love this Sony set had to buy another one

May, 2013

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Im in love with this Home Theater! I gave away my JVC Home Theater system for this and it was the best decision! I've had this system for 4 months and it still sounds great. I love all the apps it has, I love how everytime I watch a movie it still has...

Apps! Subwoofer! Powerful speakers

Slow at startup

Mar, 2013

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Compact and Easy


This system exceeded my expectations for ease of setup and ease of moving. I love it. I had bought another system before this one, which I returned. It weighed a ton and the sound wasn't great. This one has great sound, great features and is very...

Dec, 2012

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Great Sound and Picture


Have enjoyed several Blue rays on the system the picture is excellent, sound it also great.

Easy set up, great sound system, great picture

USB doesn't reconize my new turntable, on only MP3 sound recordings

Aug, 2012

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Caution in buying


Bought this to match my recently purchased Sony 32" BRAVIA. Found out that the speaker wire length would not allow me to put the speakers where I wanted to, because the wire ends are sealed on the speaker end and the opposite end has a SONY proprietory...

Easy to set up

Speaker wire too short with no way to make longer

Aug, 2012

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Unbelievable surround sound system!


I have absolutely no complaints about this system. Everything is perfect about it. It does everything equally well whether its watching a movie, listening to music from the ipod, playing a game on my xbox 360, or just watching TV. It all sounds GREAT!

Clear, powerful, room-rumbling sound


Jul, 2012

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no worries


Does what its supposed to do, Sound is great

Jun, 2012

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Don't buy if your room is pre-wired for speakers


All the speakers on this are hardwired (wires come out of the speaker itself) so you will have to splice and dice in order utlize any pre-wiring in your house. I always worry that there will be signal loss with splicing (and we'd have to splice twice...

Wifi, easy setup

Hardwired speakers, no HDMI in (switching between DVD and TV is a pain)

May, 2012

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bought this thing on black friday , 3 months later it crackels , freezes and the subwoofer sounds like junk , my other home theater system thats 6 years old sounds better now

good sound while it works

freezes alot ,low quality

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic,Dolby TrueHD,DSD,DTS,DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1),DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1),DTS-HD
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby TrueHD, DSD, DTS, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), DTS-HD / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1)
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):130

Front speakers

Front speaker type:2-Way

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Sleep Timer: Yes


Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

HDMI ports quantity:2
LED Indicators: Yes
Speakers:2 Way

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
FM antenna: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB ports quantity:2
USB version:2.0


Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):130


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


Card reader integrated: No


Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Color of product:Black
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Karaoke: No
USB direct playback: Yes
Wireless speaker ready: Yes

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Video compression format:MKV, MP4, MPEG4 / MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:MKV,MP4,MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):12.4 x 2.09 x 2.32 / 12.4 x 2.32 x 2.09
Center speaker weight:14.1
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):4.17 x 12.8 x 4.21 / 4.17 x 4.21 x 12.8
Front speaker weight:28.2
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.6 x 2.95 / 16.9 x 2.95 x 12.6
Main unit weight:9.04
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 13.1 x 2.95
Receiver weight:9.04
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.78 x 3.78 x 9.65
Satellite speaker weight:21.2
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 13.4 x 8.46 / 16.3 x 8.46 x 13.4
Subwoofer weight:17.2