Sony BDV-E880 5.1 Home Theatre System
Price: Rs. 29,199
The Sony BDV-E880 is a 5.1 Home Theatre System packed in a sleek monolithic chassis that blends in with the decor yet maintains an eye catching appeal. This Blu-Ray Home Theater System delivers 3D surround sound that creates an enveloping acoustic wave for a more immersive listening experience.
The BDV-E880 features the state-of-the-art directional speakers from Sony; these are capable of maintaining the optimum sound over a broad listening height and distance. The 1000 W RMS of acoustic power is dissipated around the room by a 167 W Center Channel, 2 x 167 W Surround Speakers, 2 x 167 Front Speakers and a 165 W Subwoofer.
This Wi-Fi enabled Sony Home Theater supports BRAVIA Internet Video, which serves as a gateway to Internet content on your television. The feature allows you to access YouTube, Style.com, and BlipTV to keep you entertained for hours on end! The D.C.A.C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) feature allows the most novice of users to setup the Sony E880 in a matter of minutes. This unique calibration technique uses a microphone to calculate optimal listening distance and height according to your living space.
Video and Audio
The Sony BDV-E880 conforms to xvYCC, and supports x.v Color protocol which reproduces every tint, depth and detail in the maximum possible intensity to render life-like imagery. The Sony BDV-E880 features S-Master and a 24 bit Digital Amplifier to generate superb accuracy, clear separation of signal using a digital-to-digital conversion process. The conversion greatly minimizes the noise and distortion to render a more pleasant listening experience.
The Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby TrueHD processing in the BDV-E880 combined with DTS surround makes for a sound processing that recreates the ambiance of a mini-theater. The Sony BDV-E880 supports BD ROM, BD-R/RE, BDAV, Hybrid Disc (BD/DVD), DVD-RW/-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW/-R and CD media.
Connectivity & Power
The BRAVIA Sync feature allows you to synchronize your Home Theater and TV into a seamless entertainment hub and lets you control them with a single command. The BDV-E880 features dual HDMI IN ports, Audio Line IN port (Optical, Coaxial), Video Signal OUT (Composite, Component) and an Ethernet port.
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.
If you own a Digital TV, the x.v color capability in this Sony Home Theater can render highly detailed, vibrant images. The Sony BDV-E880 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 the Wi-Fi connectivity in the BDV-E880 will ensure minimal cables running around your Home Theater System. The HDMI and Component-video output in the Sony BDV-E880 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.