Sony BDV-E490 reviews: Home Cinema System

21 customer reviews

This home cinema system is a good all rounder.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 21 reviews.
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greg, aberdeen Music listener

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
no clear direction on how to get to work with sky digital input
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2012

Sam, Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
high quality products
Bad points:
the speaker wire would be better if it were connected at both ends by the clip type as i have a projector, so its all set up at the rear of the room. i had the extend the wires
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2012

Geoff, Birmingham Music listener

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good quality sound and ability to adjust the speakers fo both distance and volume, fits beautifuly with the sony tv and speakers solid quality, functions of the DVD are good, on screen instructions good, but took the manual off sony's site before I bought and that helped in the set-up and I knew what I was buying.
Bad points:
I use for music as much as TV, but the Ipod (functions) are disabled and controlled by the DVD player remote, so as to require the TV on to change albums etc. AND you keep having to go back almost to the start and re load the Ipod each time, don't take long, but after a few times becomes a pain. But great to have all albums ready to go.
Other thing was, one speaker lead was not long enough for my lounge, sony used to do an extension cable, but don't now Why? suspect more than I will need this, had to cut and insert an extension cable, not ideal with a new bit of kit !!!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 5.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2013

Ian, Bristol Music listener

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Design and function are very good.
Bad points:
Optical connection is fragile
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 7.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jan 2013

Keith, Faversham Movie fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Looks nice and fits together well
Bad points:
How they say 1000 watts of power I do not know.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 4.0
Range of features 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Nov 2012

Stuart, Movie fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great sound
Bad points:
Length of wire of some of the speakers
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2013

David , South Shields Bargain hunter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what was expected of it. It really enhances your TV viewing, handles all other types of media beautifully
Bad points:
Doesn't appear to be any bad points up to now .
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2013

Product Features

Sound channels 5.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player Blu-Ray Player
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats MP3
Audio technology Dolby Digital EX and DTS
Extra functions PC streaming
Extra functions Web content
Upscaling Yes
3D Yes
Number of speakers 6
Power (W) 1000
Width in cm 43
Height in cm 5.0
Depth in cm 27.5
Release date 2012-05-09

Also known as: SONY BDVE490

 

Manufacturer's Description

Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Player, 5.1 surround sound with two tall speakers, 1000W, iPhone/iPod dock

  • Get HD surround sound plus 2 tall speakers
  • Go online for catch-up TV, movies, music and more
  • Watch High Definition movies in 3D
  • Room filling audio just like the cinema – With a 1000 Watt amplifier and Blu-ray Disc™ audio that’s 10x better than DVD, you’ll hear every explosion or roar of the battle.
  • Picture that’s 5x better than DVD – See every colour and shade in fine detail that’s 5x sharper than DVD.
  • Sound that’s 10x better than DVD – Give action scenes some extra energy and hear whispers clearer with audio 10x better than DVD.
  • Be part of the action in 3D – Take your movie experience to the next level in 3D.
  • DVDs look closer to HD – Give your old movies a new lease of life – our Blu-ray Disc™ Players upscale DVDs to near HD quality.
  • Connect your iPod® or iPhone® – Give your digital music a High Fidelity sound – connect iPod and play it back through your Home Cinema system with a built-in dock.
  • Find what you need faster with simple navigation – Our menu uses intuitive icons and an easy to follow ‘tree’ system.
  • Entertainment on-demand from the web* – Stream videos, sports and the best of the web directly from the Internet with catch-up TV, YouTube™, apps and more.
    Apps for games, sport, news and more – Get apps for the weather, news updates and online games through the Sony Entertainment Network.
  • Share music and movies wirelessly – Stream photos, TV shows and other media from your PC or laptop

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