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Sony BDV-E370 Blu-ray Home Cinema System

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The Sony BDV-E370 is a Blu-ray based home cinema system which continues Sony’s current ‘monolith’ design concept. Everything from the main Blu-ray unit to the speakers and subwoofer complement each other perfectly to give one of the most stunning looking home cinema systems we’ve seen – and believe us, it looks even better in the flesh.

In addition to its great looks, the Sony BDV-E370 is also fully loaded with the latest features which will help keep the it as the hub of your home entertainment system for years to come. The biggest talking point with the system is its ability to playback the new Blu-ray 3D movies, which will certainly be useful when they start to become more widely available. The other main headline with the BDVE370 is its wireless capabilities, but like the Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray player, you’ll have to buy a separate USB Wireless dongle to take advantage. If you do though, the DNLA Ready device will be able to stream music, videos and photographs from your PC, and with ‘Gracenote’ technology built in, you’ll be able to browse and search your entertainment and see the album covers as well as full track and album information. Both these features will be available via a software update which you can download directly, or copy to the device using the built in USB ports.

Whilst we’re on the subject of connections, it is also quite pleasing to note that the Sony BDV-E370 is fairly well catered for with USB on the front and rear as well as HDMI and Component video out and optical inputs which will suit most needs.

Sony BDV-E370 Blu-ray Home Cinema SystemThe Sony BDV-E370 has DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD support, and the system itself should be easy to set up with the auto calibration feature ensuring that all 850W of the high definition audio is delivered in the correct balance to the right speakers to ensure you get the very best of the systems Blu-ray audio capabilities. The speakers are fairly lightweight for their size, and suprisingly less weighty than the smaller speakers of the Panasonic SC-BT230. The video side is of course well managed too with full 1080P Blu-ray playback and upscaling of standard DVDs, as well as the 3D Blu-ray support we mentioned earlier.

Other smaller features on the Sony BDV-E370 such as the portable music enhancer, RDS Tuner with 20 preset stations, BRAVIA Sync and S-AIR wireless rear speaker readiness just add to the overall value of the Sony BDVE370. And for many users, the downloadable App for your your iPhone/iPod Touch that lets you control playback will just be the icing on the cake!

You can also upgrade this to a 7.1 system with the optional Sony WAHT-SBP2 wireless speaker kit.

Things to consider…

For a system that boasts wireless capabilities, we would have liked to have seen the wireless dongle included. However, it does mean that the cost has been kept down and you can purchase later if you want to. Also if you want tallboy front speakers instead, you should consider the Sony BDV-E870, and if you want wireless rear speakers, the Sony BDV-E670W is your system.

Why you should buy the Sony BDV-E370

One of the truly great looking home cinema systems, the BDV-E370 has pretty much everything you need in a Blu-ray system, as well as some brand new features such as 3D support, that you didn’t know you did! Brilliant. Rating: 4.5/5

Best Prices

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Image showing Sony BDV-E370 speakers

For more information and the full specification, visit the Sony website.

20 Comments

  1. Quick Q regarding this system… I have the I have the Samsung PS50C680G 50″ Plasma TV and need a nice surround sound system to compliment it.

    Now looking at the spec of the system it only has 1 Optical input? So lets say I wanted to connect my PS3, X-Box 360 & Sky HD to this system is that even possible?

    Would I require some sort of optical switcher for the 3, or could I just connect all 3 to the tv via HDMI and have an optical lead running from the TV to the system?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  2. We have three Ipods and only the nano works -when we connect the other two IPODS a message USB Device (Front) unknown ……….any solutions please

  3. @Sal Connecting all three by HDMI to your televisions and running an optical from the television to the E370 is probably the best way. Because optical is your only option, you’re not going to get high definition sound from the PS3 either way, so this is probably the easiest.

    @Maggie Sony say the E370 is compatible with: Nano (5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd generation), Touch (1st and Second) and the Classic. If yours are one of these, I would contact Sony to see if they can help.

  4. I have a 4 year old 32″ Bravia and am looking to buy a E370, is this compatible? Also we mainly use TV with Sky+, is this system capable of using surrond with Sky+ without a lot of menu hassle? Thanks.

  5. hi, ive just ordered the bdv-e370, i’ve got a panasonic xbox 360(new model) and the samsung v+ box, whats the best way to connect all so i get surround sound? thanks?

  6. Hi guys – thinking of getting this but I’ve got a lot of Region 1 DVDs – anyone know if it can be made region free?
    Thanks 🙂

  7. Hi, I’m thinking of buying this but need to know if the ipod dock is located on the device or is there a seperate cradle.
    Thanks

  8. I’ve seen prices for this from 279 up to 500, the only difference I can see is one labelled bdv-e370 and the other bdve370 cek, are they one and the same or is one the newer more specced up version?

  9. Thankyou for this advice. I’d assumed that as it has only recently been flagged generally around the market as a great piece of kit that it was a new edition as it was first rated nearly a year ago!

  10. Is there a way of connecting my imac to the Sony system either wired or wirelessly, i would like to be able to play music from its harddrive and also from the internet.

  11. Hi i am having a little trouble with the sound with this, i am trying to get my sony bravia tv, this home theatre and my pc to work. so far no such luck, is it possible to get the sound from the speakers to work with my pc. All connected by HDMI, both to tv.

  12. I have just bought the BDVE 370 and want to buy some stands for the speakers.
    I understand ther are no specific Sony ones so can you advise me of any suitable alternatives?

    Thanks

    Colin

  13. Hi,

    I currently have a 40 inch sony bravia TV. I also have a ps3 and an xbox 360. I was hoping to get this bluray home cinema system, however, I have a few ‘stupid’ questions first.

    1) Is it possible to hear the sound from the built in freeview on the tv through this cinema system?

    2) Can I connect my PS3 to this cinema system instead of the bluray player for instance?

    3) Is it possible to use the speakers to get the sound from freeview, the bluray player/or the ps3 and the xbox 360?

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