I love my speaker docks and enjoy using them. I love (LOVE) using my Sonos system too. But while the docks give awesome portability they often offer limited audio quality volume. And while the Sonos system give big sound, with each room costing a minimum of $299, it is a pricey proposition. Sony’s BDV-E390 Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System with WiFi, on the other hand, offers big sound at an amazingly low price.
The system offers five speakers, one subwoofer and one 3D disc player. The specs look like this…
1000W(167Wx5+165W)5.1ch 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Theater System
Built-in Wi-Fi® to stream movies, music, and more
Upscale standard DVDs to near HD quality
HDMI 1.4 with audio return channel for less clutter
iPhone® / iPod® dock, USB port, audio-in & other inputs
Optimize sound w/Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Media Remote app for iPad®/iPhone® & Android™ devices
DolbyTruHD & dts-HD Surround Sound Modes
Sony Entertainment Network: Netflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus& more
Access and search detailed movie info w/Gracenote
HomeShare compatible; stream music in every room wirelessly
Sure the system isn’t portable the way most docks are, but for $349.99 you get an entire audio system, WiFi streaming AND a Blu-ray disk player. As Ray Hartjen, Sr. Manager, Sony Electronics Corporate Communications explains:
At Sony we make every device as feature-rich and functional as possible and sometimes that means one of our products can do the job of two or more. With Sony’s current BDV-E390 and BDV-N790W models, consumers are getting not only great sounding home theater systems, but also a music dock with Pandora, a video streaming player with Netflix and Hulu Plus and a state of the art Blu-ray player.
I’ve been thinking about home theater options, and this is one I may well want to check out. We’re hoping to have a review some time soon. You can learn more and order yours here.
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