Sony BDV F500 reviews: Home Cinema System

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This home cinema system is a good all rounder.

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7.3 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Sony BDV F500: Blu-ray, With HDMI See full product description

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terry, isle of wight Movie fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
ease of use, sound quality
Bad points:
volume level doesnt match the tv, with all the technology in this kit you would think it could talk to the tv and match the volume levels.
Overall rating 8.0
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 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great looks and does the job. Has some great features.
Bad points:
No bad points
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
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 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2010

William, Kilbarchan, Johnstone Movie fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent range of features.
Attractive styling.
Bad points:
Surround sound seems non-existent.

Display is very small and quite faint.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 1.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2011

kevin, bridgend Movie fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
fantastic sound and picture quality and also 3d ready
Bad points:
no bad points
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser Movie fan

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
not much, very disappointed
Bad points:
no surround sound,can not hear the dialog,volume has to be cranked right up
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 5.0
Surround sound effect 1.0
Clarity of instruction manual 4.0
Range of features 4.0
Value for money 3.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Looks good
Bad points:
Disappointed with product overall, I expected the sound quality to be better for a Sony product and found the instructions very unclear.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Ease of setting up 6.0
Surround sound effect 5.0
Clarity of instruction manual 4.0
Range of features 5.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2011

nette, Lincs Movie fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
writing is so small
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 5.0
Ease of setting up 5.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 6.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2011

Product Features

Sound channels 2.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player Blu-Ray Player
Wireless system Wired
Connections Ethernet
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats CD
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats Super Audio CD
Audio technology Dolby Digital and DTS
Extra functions Web content
Upscaling Yes
3D Yes
Number of speakers 3
Power (W) 350
Width in cm 45.2
Height in cm 19.8
Depth in cm 12.0
Release date 40295

Also known as: SONY BDV-F500, Sony BDVF500

 

Manufacturer's Description

Blu-ray 3D™ system with online media streaming and USB

350W, Blu-ray 3D™ Ready, BRAVIA® Internet Video, USB, Made for iPod, S-Force virtual surround

This product is a previous model and could be no longer available at your local dealer.

Full HD 3D real-life viewing via software update
Stylish vertical main unit and no rear speakers
Stream internet content to your TV.

Simple, integrated control
BRAVIA Sync lets you sit back and control your Blu-ray Disc™ player, using just the remote control. Our unique technology makes connecting your player up to a Sony TV or Home Theatre system a piece of cake; then just sit back and watch a movie simply by pressing play on your BRAVIA remote.

Amazing surround sound just as the director intended
Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio formats are supported by Blu-ray Disc™ technology, which gives you a lossless transfer – capturing all the original sound quality, ready to explode into life in your room. Simply, HD audio on Blu-ray Disc™ gives you a far superior listening experience.

Surround sound from only two speakers
All digital S-Force technology creates a virtual surround sound experience without the need for rear speakers. So you get a 2.1 channel system with a massive 5.1 channel experience – and all from just two compact satellite speakers, whether tucked away or out on display.

Enjoy your dvd collection in enhanced quality
Watch your entire collection of standard-def DVDs in enhanced HD quality. The Home Cinema system upscales DVDs all the way up to 1080p resolution – so all those movies you haven’t watched in years are given a new lease of life.

The purest sound quality
S-Master Digital Amplifier makes sure the signal stays clear all the way to your ears. What you get is reduced power consumption and crystal clear audio that’s faithful to the original source and free from distortion – whether a CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc™.


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