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Summary:A 5.1-channel home-theater-in-a-box system with an integrated 3-D Blu-ray player.
A 5.1-channel home-theater-in-a-box system that features an integrated 3D Blu-ray player, an FM radio tuner, five speakers and a passive subwoofer. This model provides decoding of both standard- and high-resolution digital-audio signals. The system can connect to a home network via an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi and can access online content including streaming movies and TV shows from CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Vudu, plus music from Pandora and Slacker. (It can also access movies and music from Sony's own Sony Entertainment Network.) This model can access an apps market where additional content can be downloaded. It comes with an iPod dock that lets you control the device using the system's remote control, and it can stream audio, video, and photos from a network-connected PC.
About This Brand
Sony, one of the world's most-recognized electronics brands, sells home-theater products in a wide range of categories, including 1.1-virtual surround-sound sound-bar systems and 5.1- channel systems that incorporate a 3D Blu-ray player and have wireless connectivity. Sony products cover the market, from low to high, with models for nearly every price category.
Features & Specs - Sony BDV-E390
Video player disc capacity The number of discs that the video player can handle.
Video player disc capacity
Active subwoofer Has a built-in amplifier and typically has a bass level control (independent of controls on a receiver).
Wireless subwoofer Yes' indicates that the model comes with a powered wireless subwoofer. "Optional' indicates that accessories (transmitter and wireless amplifiers) are available that allow signals to be wirelessly transmitted the amplifers that power a subwoofer. 'No' indicates that the models does not provide for wireless operation of a subwoofer.
Receiver OSD Receiver OSD Onscreen display lets you view the receiver's menus on a TV screen, a squint-free alternative to using the receiver's LED or LCD display.
Auto speaker calibration System comes with a microphone to automatically adjust speaker sound levels, delays, and possibly more to balance the surround effect for your room size and speaker setup.
Auto speaker calibration
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs Plays 3-D Blu-ray discs; for 3D operation, it requires a 3D TV and 3D glasses, as well a 3D Blu-ray movie.
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs
Analog to HDMI video conversion Can convert analog video input signals (Composite, S-Video, Component) to digital and output them via the HDMI connection.
Analog to HDMI video conversion
3D capable HDMI switching Will pass a 3-D video signal when switching HDMI cable connected 3-D source devices to a 3-D TV.
3D capable HDMI switching
FM tuner Receiver has a built-in FM radio tuner.
AM tuner Receiver has built-in AM radio tuner.
Internet streaming access Can receive audio or video streams from various online entertainment services, such as movies from Netflix or Amazon Video on Demand, or Pandora Internet radio. Requires a broadband internet connection and -- depending on the service -- a subscription.
Internet streaming access
Stereo analog audio (in/out) Stereo analog audio (in/out) lists the number of stereo (two-channel) analog audio input and output connections. These are useful for connecting two-channel analog audio devices such as a TV, set-top box, non-integrated video disc player, etc.