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Sony BDV-N8100W

Sony BDV-N8100W
alaScore 85

100 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Sony BDV-N8100W. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and size get mixed reviews.

usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony BDV-N8100W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Sony BDV-N8100W 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 People are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good views. There are some mixed comments about the design. The reliability and size get negative opinions.

usability, price

size, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDV-N8100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System with Wireless Rear SpeakersSony BDV-N8100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System with Wireless Rear Speakers

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Munz (

Sony BDV-N8100W 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater System Preview


The Sony BDV-N8100W Home Theater is a sleek, feature packed HTIB boasting 3D, 4K upscaling, and a wireless amplifier for the surround speakers. Read on to see if we think it can deliver Grade A audio.

May, 2013

Consumer review (



We've really enjoyed this system - the sound is great, with a true surround-sound feel, even in our larger (longer rather than wider) living room. It was a little time-consuming to set up, but the instructions were fine. The main unit takes up more...

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic,Dolby TrueHD,DSD,DTS,DTS 96/24,DTS Neo:6,DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1),DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1),DTS-HD
Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby TrueHD, DSD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), DTS-HD
RMS rated power:1000
Sound enhancement technology:Y

Center speaker

Center speaker type:2-Way


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

Auto power off: Yes

Front speakers

Front speaker type:2-Way

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Sleep Timer: Yes


AirPlay: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc loading type:Top
Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player type:Blu-ray Player
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video, SACD

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:2
HDMI out:1
Microphone in: Yes
Number of HDMI outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Auto power off:Y


FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RDS features:Ps
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker type:2-Way
Wireless satellite speakers:N


Card reader integrated: No


Subwoofer type:Active

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
BD-Live: Yes
Color of product:Black
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Screen saving functions: Yes
Supported file systems:FAT32, NTFS

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, Xvid
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9,XVID
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 2.95 x 2.95
Center speaker weight:2.87
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):4.02 x 2.36 x 27.6
Front speaker weight:3.75
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.94 x 2.13 x 17.1
Satellite speaker weight:2.43
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 11 x 17.3
Subwoofer weight:17.6