Sony BDV-N790W reviews: Home Cinema System

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This home cinema system is a good all rounder.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 17 reviews.
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Robin, Cardiff Music listener

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The surround sound on blu-ray is great. Wi Fi linking the rear speakers to the system is really smart: no trailing wires. I love the way the speaker wires fit the speaker stands. Setting up the system balance was oh so easy!
Bad points:
None!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2013

Douglas, Gadget lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb sound and wireless speakers - so easy to set up. Previous system had infra-red connection. Wifi means no loss of signal when opening living room door. Would recommend this product - well done sony
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Apr 2013

ian, home entertainment system

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent sound, wireless rear speakers really help in keeping the area uncluttered.
Integrates with Sony Bravia TV beautifully, one button switches the tv and speakers on and off.
Bad points:
Some of the settings are hard to find, for example; to set up what the surround speakers do when they are receiving a stereo input (eg playing music), you have to play a dvd/blu-ray and access the sound menu from there, this setting is not available from the 'Home' menu.
Also a little disappointed that if you connect an iPod via the dock so you control it with the TV remotes, you can only access 5,000 items on the iPod. I have over 10,000 songs so i could i can only access half of them. I have a network drive attached which doesn't seem to suffer with this limit, seems a little odd to have such a limit.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jun 2013

D, London Movie fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great Sound
Connects well to Sony HDTV
Bad points:
Difficult to read display
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 6.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 7.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jun 2012

Pratap, Movie fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sound is fantastic, overall a great product full of good features and easy to set up.
Bad points:
Hard to see the display, and sound delay when switching over to TV.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2013

john, Peterborough Movie fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Transforms the TV Sound and makes viewing Films a joy!
Bad points:
Sometimes "Loses" the Surround Soumd, if cables are disconnected for any reason.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2012

p t , Prefer know nothing

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Wireless rear speakers
Bad points:
Flash not supported on browser (as it is on for example, competitors Smart TVs). This severely limits web browsing
Absence of decent manual - have to download
Need to put TV on to control properly (for example) Ipod.
Limited visibility of display (that is only from almost directly above). Should be visible from front
Awkward loading of discs - have to be put in from on top, with quite shallow access. Front loading would have been better for me
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 2.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 5.0
Clarity of instruction manual 2.0
Range of features 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2012

Product Features

Sound channels 5.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player Blu-Ray Player
Connections HDMI
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Connections Ethernet
Playback formats Super Audio CD
Playback formats MP3
Audio technology Dolby Digital and DTS
Extra functions Web content
Extra functions PC streaming
Extra functions iPod control
Extra functions iPod dock
Upscaling No
3D Yes
Number of speakers 6
Power (W) 1000
Width in cm 46
Height in cm 7.4
Depth in cm 22.6
Release date 2012-05-23
 

Manufacturer's Description

Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Player, 3D Surround Sound, 1000W, 4x Magnetic Fluid speakers, Wi-Fi®

  • Get cinema quality sound 10x clearer than DVD
  • Wireless rear speakers & Wi-Fi cut cable clutter
  • Smoothly stream web video and music to your TV

Enhanced picture quality, even with Internet video
For a picture that really sucks you into the action watch 2D and 3D Blu-ray Discs™ and DVDs in Full HD with authentic colour and micro-sharp detail. If you love online video, our suite of picture technologies enhances web video for amazingly smooth image reproduction and subtle colour gradation, sharpening every pixel.

Take a journey into a world of online entertainment
Come to the end of your film library? In the Sony Entertainment Network the only limit is your imagination – it’s streaming HD movies, millions of songs you can play around your home, your favourite TV channels, a web browser and apps for weather, news, games and more.

Connect, share and entertain – no cables required
Our systems are Built-in Wi-Fi for sharing the good things in life. It’s simple to wirelessly connect your smartphone or tablet to share and play music, videos and pictures all around your home – for relaxing, partying and entertaining.

Lose yourself in a world of sound
We create a home cinema experience that’s an aural pleasure as well a visual spectacle. Be immersed in 3D Surround Sound with Magnetic Fluid technology to deliver a pure, precise audio signal and intelligent sensors that tweak audio to suit your room’s acoustics.

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.
Sound that’s 10x better than DVD – Give action scenes some extra energy and hear whispers clearer with audio 10x better than DVD.
Picture that’s 5x better than DVD – See every colour and shade in fine detail that’s 5x sharper than DVD.
Boost online films and TV close to HD – Cinema quality picture – whatever the source. Low quality Internet movies and TV shows are enhanced close to HD quality.
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.
Cut the clutter with Wi-Fi® built-in – Stream Internet and PC content without trailing wires around your room with built-in Wi-Fi®.
Place speakers anywhere, without wires – Wireless rear speakers mean you can enjoy a neat set up with less cable clutter.
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.


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