Excerpt: There are many home theatre systems in the market, each with plenty of features but there are very few Blu-ray home theatres. Sony has gone one step ahead and launched the BDV-E870, a Blu-ray home theatre system with a 5.1 channel speaker system. Well, this may not be a new thing but Sony has also thrown in a 3D-capable Blu-ray player in the bundle.
Excerpt: There’s nothing more convenient than having someone else do all the work for you. When it comes to home cinema systems, this ‘someone else’ usually takes the form of a speaker auto-calibration system. Of course, some systems do it with varying degrees of success, and this Sony wasn’t quite up to scratch. But, a quick spot of tweakage brought things into line. This system produces a punchy and exciting sound.
Pros: Bold, exciting sound, crisp, well defined images, great online content
Cons: Speakers lack subtlety, sub struggles to integrate, no built-in wi-fi