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Sony BDV-IS1000

Sony BDV-IS1000
alaScore 77

228 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Sony BDV-IS1000. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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-IS1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Sony BDV-IS1000 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

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDVIS1000 5.1Ch Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater SystemSony BDVIS1000 5.1Ch Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Digital Trends Staff (

Sony Blu-ray BDV-IS1000 Review


Blu-ray home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems are still a rarity—there are currently only a few models available from Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. What's more, they're pricey. Sony's BDV-IS1000 lists for $1,000, keeping it just outside the realm of most...

Beautiful design and a small footprint; clear powerful subwoofer; supports HD audio formats and BD Profile 2.0; 2 HDMI inputs

Wireless rear speakers didn't work; adaptor required for certain types of external components

A great home theater hampered by one tiny little problem: We couldn't get the wireless surround speakers to work.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony BDV-IS1000


If you're looking for a complete system with big sound in a small package, the BDV-IS1000 definitely belongs on your short list. It is a bit pricey, but you get a lot for your money. If you live in a small apartment or have a small media room, the...

Blu-Ray Disc player with DVD 1080p upscalingWireless rear speakersExtremely small surround speakersWealth of connectivity optionsExcellent sound for such a small system

Featuring a Blu-Ray disc player and full 1080p resolution, the system...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: jachamp (

I finally got it to work


For free I cannot complain. I think I would not have paid as much as they are asking for this beast but instead I would have rather forked out the difference on a blueray disc player and bought a new Onkyo receiver. This thing impresses with its sound...

We got this from an office raffle and wow...those tiny speakers can hide just about anywhere and they fill a room with clear sound. If you funnel everything through the receiver, then you will only have one fewer remote to mess with

The S-Air wireless speaker/headphone system is a good idea however setup is a pain. I had to fully reseat the transcievers, reset the settings back to the factory defaults, reconfigure everything plugged into it and then it worked

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: newfords4u (

Value Priced Home Theater with Wireless Rear Speakers


This product has been a great improvement to my viewing of TV and BlueRay movies using all the way up to 7.1 surround. It has a wonderful FM with presets. It also upgrades DVD movies. The golf ball sized speakers have a good quality sound for their...

It does it all (AM, FM, CD, DVD, BlueRay, PlayStation, I-Pod and Cable TV) with rear wireless S-Air 5.1 & 7.1.amp/speakers

None at this time. See Sony refeb products for a great price as of 6/29/10

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: kmweave (



I was a little leary of the size of the "golf-ball" speakers being able to produce quality sound, however once I watched my first Blu-Ray movie I was in awe. I replaced a BOSE system with this and it blows it away. I have read many negative reviews and...

Deep powerful base, Excellent surround sound, and very easy to set up

I do not have any complaints

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: TECH_VIJAY (

No pairing issues. Worked right out of the box.


Not too many HTIBs have HDMI inputs.

Read a lot of horror stories about pairing issues and rear speaker not working. Let me tell you they are not true or may be guys didn't change the "Sound Mode" from the remote control. It sounds extremely good. This unit has 2 HDMI inputs

It is a 450 Watts HTIB

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: cnetmikeman (

Systems looks very nice. sound is ok.


like the way it looks, sound is not that bad. i bought it as a demo unit so i got it cheap and i have to say it's worth what i paid (400). rear speaker setup was difficult at 1st (manual incorrectly stated to use surround - but that places those speaks...

nice design, seems to play regular dvd's very nice (upscales to 1080p). the on screen menu system is very nice, clean

sound is a little limited in the speakers

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Art Board IV (

Sony Blu-ray BDV-IS1000


Wow, what a steaming pile of crap & complete waste of Wow, what a steaming pile of crap & complete waste of $1000. Sony missed the boat with this system. Just as others have stated, the rear speakers don000. Sony missed the boat with this system. Just...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: johnnygiff (

Beats Bose!


Went to the Bose Outlet Store, asked to see home theater under $1000, could only show me 3.1, 5.1 $1400. Went to Sony Outlet found this system for $999 on sale for $799 and if a AAA member, save $100. For $699 Home theater with Blu-ray, Awesome Value!

High Quality Sound, Takes up no space, No Speaker Stand Required, just use 3M double face tape, no holes to drill in wall, omni direction calibration mic for perfect set up, Bass, Mid and Trebile adjustable

Only Comes in Black

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Rob Vanelli (

Sony Blu-ray BDV-IS1000


Everything works great including the rear wireless speakers. It saves a lot of hassle to not have to route wires from the front to the rear speakers.

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Fusing full 1080p high definition with Blu-ray Disc performance and S-AIR wireless technology, the BDV-IS1000 is ultimate choice in home theater systems. In addition to a great picture and BD-Live capability, this home theater system delivers amazing sound from one subwoofer and five golf ball-sized speakers. With Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD sound formats and dual HDMI inputs, you will experience astounding HD video and audio performance. Clear the clutter and enjoy wireless rear surround sound as well as music in multi-rooms. You can also expand your listening options via the digital media port input and enjoy music stored on select Walkman and iPod MP3 players, PCs and Bluetooth devices. This home theater system is equipped with automatic calibration for fast and easy room set-up.


Output Power / Total:450Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder
Components:Blu-Ray disc player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Optical Digital Input: Yes


Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control