Sony BDV-E3100 5.1 Review


Pros & Cons:

If you’re looking for a mid-range addition to your home entertainment system, the Sony BDV-E3100 is a great place to start. It comes with the 5.1 surround sound capability you want, without the huge cost of a traditional system. You also get the added benefit of it coming from Sony, who is known for their excellent and well designed products. If you’re the type of entertainment seeker that likes to be “with it”, you’ll enjoy the many different modern features that the Sony BDV-E3100 comes with. Simply put, the Sony BDV-E3100 is a home theater system similar to many other systems out there. You get the average out put (1000W), and a small subwoofer, which means you’ll get to feel the booming of those roars when re-watching Jurassic Park for the thousandth time. All that said, this system won’t get you kicked out of your apartment because of noise complaints like some higher end systems might. The best part about this system is the price. You get a high-end sounding system at a cost that won’t break the bank. Let’s jump into the features.

The features of the Sony BDV-E3100 won’t blow your mind. You get the 1000W output, a 250W sub-woofer, and the traditional 5 speakers for true 5.1 surround sound. The outstanding feature for this set, however, is that it has built in WiFi, which will allow you to stream movies and television shows through services like Netflix and Hulu. The added benefit of being able to connect to the Internet on this mid-range device, makes the system feel much more high-end.

In addition to the ability to stream Netflix and Hulu, you also get a home theater system that doesn’t take up the entire living room. The subwoofer and speakers, while heavy at about 25 pounds, don’t take up as much room as some of the other systems we’ve seen before. Sony’s BluRay players are always designed well, but the player that comes with the Sony BDV-E3100 is designed in such a way that it will fit in almost any spot in your set up.

There is nothing better than a crisp picture and an excellent surround sound system. If you don’t have the money to spend thousands of dollars on your sound set-up, the Sony BDV-E3100 is a great option for you. The built in WiFi will allow you to feel like you’re system is current even after it’s not. The future is streaming, after all. With the ability to stream Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video, you’ll have constant access to thousands of movies and television shows. You’ll also get the ability to stream music from services like Pandora and Slacker Radio. The crisp sound and the excellent low tones of the system will be pleasing to you ears, and the space saving small-ness (if that is the proper phrase) will keep your entertainment system in looking spiffy.

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Sony BDV-E3100 5.1 Review, 3.1 out of 5 based on 104 ratings