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Sony BDV-IS1000

Sony BDV-IS1000
alaScore 79

210 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Sony BDV-IS1000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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-IS1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony BDV-IS1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of Sony BDV-IS1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Digital Trends Staff (

Sony Blu-ray BDV-IS1000 Review


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

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 (

Beautiful System


"I am really enjoying my new Sony Home Theater System. The main unit is very stylish and looks great. I love the tiny speakers, they blend right into the A/V cabinet, and you don't even notice them. The sound was surprisingly good. I have noticed many...

great sound. small speaker footprint. lots of setup options

none so far

Feb, 2009

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Great Sound nice unit


"For a unit that costs as much as this one does it should have came with all the cables that you need to hook it up to a TV. I couldn't figure why my rear speakers were not working, and the sound was not coming thru to my TV, until I saw that it needed...

Great sound from the 5 small speakers, also looks great

Sys. was harder to set up than it should have been

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Biggest little speakers!


"I don't have a complaint about this system. The player has more features than even my 550 Blu-ray disc player and I love that one. Having two HDMI inputs is cool, but not even necessary for me. That said, it is nice to have the option to run other...


Jan, 2009

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"I am an avid Sony user and am very disappointed in the last years model of this unit and I found that the unit had preset acoustics and I did not like that feature because you couldn't move the sound around the room in the way I wanted. I was forced...

Good sound

preset acoustics

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Sounds Great


"Great sound, easy setup, and I got a great price from amazon."

small speakers


Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Rear Speakers do not work !!


"I purchased this system with much anticipation. I spent numerous hours trying to get the rear speakers to work. Tried calling SONY support, but no use. I even tried exchanging the system but it was the same issue. I checked for reviews on CNET and...

Blu Ray Player, golf ball size speakers

Rear speakers do not work

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Great System


"Since this purchase was for a master bedroom suite I wanted an all-in-one solution. Sony was the only blu-ray HTiB I could find with the current feature set and they make you pay for it. Installation was painless. The wireless worked right out of the...

Feature set, style, all in one unit, wireless speakers

Unit is large, high priced

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Great system


"A couple of reviewers have commented on the difficulty of setting up the rear air speaker assembly. I had no problems whatsoever and they do work flawlessly. Dont be fooled by the size of those small 'golfball' size speakers - they do deliver bright,...

Ease of setup, unobtrusive speakers, sound quality, lack of clutter, appearance

wish that certain functions on the menu would appear on screen rather thjan just on the unit

Dec, 2008

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