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alaScore 79

26 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Sony HTP-BD3IS. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 HTP-BD3IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony HTP-BD3IS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Sony HTP-BD3IS from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HTPB350ISFI 5.1 ch Blu-ray Home Cinema System with Surround SoundSony HTPB350ISFI 5.1 ch Blu-ray Home Cinema System with Surround Sound

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Rob Lane (

Sony HTP-BD3IS review


Recession causing you to rethink your cinema outlay, or just want a small-room system?

Blu-ray performance and sub-sat integration

Struggles when the action gets full-on and complicated ; The subwoofer looks like a dog ; BD slow

A small and interestingly styled home cinema system that struggles when things get a little full on but still offers good Blu-ray performance

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


This full 5.1 Blu-ray home cinema system has satellite speakers the size of golf balls. So is it a hole-in-one or ‘fore'!

It feels a tad cobbled together, but the BD3iS delivers great visuals and physics-defying sound from its golf ball-sized speakers

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Jennings (

Sony HTP-BD3IS review


The idea that you could possibly get half-decent, Hollywood-friendly sound out of speakers roughly the size of a Ping-Pong ball seems crazy. But the Sony HTP-BD3IS manages to do it, offering both style and substance

Smallest satellite speakers we've ever seen ; Speakers produce surprisingly good audio ; Blu-ray pictures look sharp and colourful ; Reasonable feature set

Low-frequency audio can sound detached ; System doesn't feel entirely unified

Conclusion We'd fully expected the Sony HTP-BD3IS to be all style and no substance. But, although it's not perfect by any means, its performance is far less compromised by the tiny size of its speakers than we'd thought possible

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection:No / Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio 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
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS