- 5.1 Speaker System
- 2 Front
- 1 Center
- 2 Surround and 1 Subwoofer
- 1000 W Total Power Output
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby TrueHD Support
- Wi-Fi Support
- 2 HDMI Ports
The Sony BDV-E980 is a premium range Blu-Ray 5.1 Home Theater System crafted for the discerning audiophile. This Sony Home Theater uses wider directional speakers to deliver dynamic 3D sound with exceptional sound image realism.
This Wi-Fi enabled Sony Home Theater System
can connect to BRAVIA Internet TV and Widgets to render a full-fledged entertainment experience. The BRAVIA Internet Video is a multi-platform entertainment platform that allows you to access YouTube, Style.com and BlipTV
straight from your Sony Home Theater.
The Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) in the Sony BDV-E980
removes the guesswork out of speaker placement. The system automatically calculates the listening distance and height taking after scanning the layout of your living room; this ensures optimal surround sound tailored to your living space. The BDV-E980 incorporates Blu-Ray playback and 3D capability
through the HDMI output. Speakers
This Sony 5.1 channel system comprises of four floorstanding speakers, a center channel, and a passive subwoofer. The Center, Front and Surround channels are rated at 167 W each, while the subwoofer accounts for 165 W which adds up to the total RMS of 1000 W
The Sony BDV-E980 supports a range of audio, video and image formats including BD-R/RE, BDAV, BDMV, Hybrid Disc(BD/DVD), DVD, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R/RW, AVC-HD and JPEG. This Sony Blu-Ray Home Theater supports USB Playback
that allows you to plug in your flash drive directly to the system to stream movies, music and images. Video and Audio
The BDV-E980 5.1 Home Theatre System utilizes multiple audio processing functions to ensure immersive and natural sound reproduction. This Sony Blu-Ray Home Theater excels in recreating multi-channel soundstaging like placement of explosions and ricocheting bullets which recreates cinema like experience right in your living room
The Sony BDV-E980 supports x.v.Colour technology
which allows it to reproduce life-like images with intense tint, depth and detail. The Master Digital Amplifier in the BDV-E980 produces superb accuracy, clear separation of signals, and balanced sound reproduction using a digital-to-digital process. This Sony Home Theater is rigged with a Digital Amplifier
to reduce noise that are added after the signal is processed by the Digital Signal Processor (DSP).
Other audio features include Portable Audio Enhancer and Multiple Sound Mode. The audio decoder supports popular Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS HD formats
, along with upscaling modes such as Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS-ES Matrix to render true surround with natural sound reproduction. The Sony BDV-E980 5.1 Home Theatre System features dual HDMI IN ports
along with Audio Line IN (Optical/Coaxial), USB and Ethernet ports. Buying Tips
There are quite a few variables to be taken into account before you invest in a Home Theater System. A 5.1 Home Theater receiver is perfectly adequate to deliver true surround sound experience and is ideal for small to medium size rooms
(less than 250 square feet). The major factors to consider when buying a Home Theater system include required volume levels, connectivity options and speaker placement.
The Sony BDV-E980 would make an ideal Home Theater System for music buffs as it supports MP3 encoded on CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW and CD-RW discs. If you are concerned about unsightly wire tangles in your living space, the Wi-Fi connectivity in the BDV-E980
allows you to connect to wireless speakers to ensure minimal cables running around your Home Theater System. HDMI output in the Sony BDV-E980
relays the best possible picture quality, especially if you own a HD Ready TV.
As a general thumb rule, the more surfaces near a speaker, the greater the likelihood of unpleasant distortions and colorations in your sound. For the best listening experience, the speakers should be placed at least two feet from room boundaries. The Center Speaker should be placed above or below the TV at ear level. The Front Left and Right Speakers should be 5 to 11 feet apart, at an angle of 20 to 30 Degree with respect to the Television. The Surround Speaker should be placed above ear level, slightly behind the listener.