Summary: I've had this system for several weeks. Setup was straightforward with all speaker connections color coded. Self calibration routine to set speaker levels went easily with supplied microphone. The one problem I experienced was center speaker volume seemed low and dialogue was coming from right front only. A calibration DVD confirmed this and showed crosstalk between other channels as well.
Decent all-in-one home theater system with convenient wireless rear speakers; but plastic sound and average software quality
15 August 2013
Summary: Courtesy of Amazon Vine, I received this Sony BDV-N7100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System with Wireless Rear Speakers for review. In the one month that I have been using this, I keep asking myself: if I had bought this from a store, would I have returned it? I will give you the answer now and justify it below: most likely yes. First, here is my background.
Summary: I will admit it, I am not an audiophile. I enjoy a good full rich sound, but i also value simplicity. This unit really strikes a great balance between ease of set up and use and great sound. The set up was really easy. Everything is color coded and plugs right in, no wire stripping and wrapping wires around something or figuring out where they go. My mom could figure out, blue plugs into blue!
Summary: I am SO not a sound system expert, just a customer who appreciates things that are easy to install and use, and that WORK. (Nothing irritates me more than fiddling with something that just won't do what I need it to do!) This Sony 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System hits the mark on all points. It was super easy to install and has been working flawlessly. The sound is wonderful and full. Note: Wireless rear speakers means just that.
Sony keeps getting better. Still my favorite brand.
25 July 2013
Summary: This is now the 5th Sony entertainment system in the last 8 years that myself or my family has bought. (I am the guy they call to shop and install for them.) This says something about my opinion of Sony. I feel it's the top consumer (non-audiophile) brand on the market in terms of video and sound quality, remote and menu system, and reliability. Plus I like their sleek modern designs. Now it was time for me to upgrade my system after 4 years...
Excellent sound quality, great home theater system!
M. Kelly "Life is a Cabernet", Amazon
16 July 2013
Summary: I already have a Bose system (worth about $1500) that I use in my living room. I was looking for a system for use in my family room with a new 3D television I had bought around Super Bowl time. I got the Sony BDV-N7100W system and I can honestly say that at about a third of the price of the Bose, the Sony excels with sound quality. I love the wireless speakers and have them spread out over about a 25 ft. area. The sound is incredible with strong lows and highs.
3D Surround System That Delivers A Great Experience
Michael Yovkovich, Amazon
15 July 2013
Summary: The new 5.1 surround sound system from Sony definitely hits on all the points one would be seeking out when looking to complete their home theater experience. First and foremost, installation was easy and fast. The blu-ray receiver connects either wirelessly or via hard-wired connection to your router to enable the Netflix/youtube/Pandora capabilities.
Sony BDV-N7100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System with Wireless Rear Speakers
Debbie Olson, Amazon
14 July 2013
Summary: Setting this up was so simple I was really surprised but everything is marked and color coded so it's easy to follow the directions. The on screen directions make it so simple to follow, not like most that get so complicated you finally reach the point where you forgot where you were and have to start over. I ran the updates they said to and it didn't take long at all, less than 15 minutes total.
Summary: Disclosures: I'm not an expert on sound quality, so this review won't be satisfying to those who want detailed information on what the speakers deliver and how they might compare to other systems. I don't own a smartphone or a 3D TV, so I can't comment on how features that require those devices work.