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The Sony BDV-E500 is a 5.1 channel high end home theater system designed to provide crystal clear HD quality sound.

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includes wireless rear surround receiver for hooking up back speakers without the need to run signal wire

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built-in AM/FM tuner

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includes Blu-ray player for the playback of the latest high definition optical media

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easy to set up and tune with automated setup - includes microphone

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slick aesthetic

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includes iPod dock

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attractive and easy to use on screen interface

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Cons

Includes Ipod dock but it has no on screen menu to go through IPOD menu like the Samsung or LG.....This is horrible

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small 2.6" satellite woofers - can't reproduce lower frequencies like larger ones can

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average sound quality and features for the price

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expensive compared to competition

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not as fun as setting up your own system

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the rear speakers are NOT truly wireless. They need a wire to connect to rear surround receiver

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no streaming media services compatibility

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The Sony BDV-E500 is a 5.1 channel high end home theater system designed to provide crystal clear HD quality sound. The BDV-E500 features a Blu-Ray disc and DVD player with standard DVD up-conversion to 1080p via HDMI. The E500 also offers full BD Live technology support which allows users to download and experience bonus or additional content which can be accessed via the network port (assuming it is connected to the internet). The Sony BDV-E500 includes additional features such as a 1000 watt total output, S-Air technology wireless rear speakers, 5 speakers total not including the bass unit, and an optional iPod cradle (TDM-IP50) which will allow users to connect their iPod to the receiver unit.

Features

The only notable difference between the BDV-E300 and the BDV-E500 is that the E500 includes two S-Air technology wireless rear speakers bundled with the receiever unit. The E300 is S-Air wireless ready, but the wireless speakers must be purchased separately.

  • 5.1 Channel home theater system
  • Blu-Ray Disc and DVD player
  • Standard DVD format up-conversion to 1080p via HDMI
  • BD-Live technology support via the built-in ethernet port
  • 1,000 watt total output
  • S-Air wireless rear speakers
  • 5 Speakers and a subwoofer
  • Optional iPod cradle (TDM-IP50) available

This product has not yet been released for retail sale; the estimated release date is May, 2009, but it is important to note that the date is not set in stone.

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