Sony BDV-N790W Home Theater System

5.1 Speakers, 1000 Watts, 1080p Upscaling, 3D Blu-ray Player - MPN: BDVN790W
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The Sony BDVN790W 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System from Sony is a full 1000W, 5.1 channel home theater in a box. Replicate the theater experience in your own home by immersing yourself in 5.1 channel surround sound. You can position the speakers throughout your space to bring your favorite music and movies to life with heart pounding soul stirring cinematic sound, transforming your living room into the ultimate home theater.
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Product Title Sony BDV-N790W Home Theater System
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $482.97 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 3.8 | 37 Reviews
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Sony BDV-N790W
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

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User Reviews
Disappointed
1 Star Review   By 111111111 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 23, 2014   

I bought this cause it said it had wireless rear speakers IT DOES NOT THEY ARE WIRED WITH A MODULE! SECOND THIS HAS NO POWERED SUB THE SUB IS LIKE 6 INCHES JUST JUNK.I BOUGHT THIS CAUSE I THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO USE MY IPHONE WITH IT.WELL IT SHORTS THE UNIT OUT WHENEVER I PLUG IT IN SOMETIMES IT MAKES A HORRIBLE NOISE AND WOULD WAKE EVERYONE UP IN THE HOUSE WHEN YOU PLUG IN YOUR I PHONE!I HAVE TO TURN IT OFF PLUG MY IPHONE UP THEN TURN IT ON OR ELSE IT WILL SHORT THE WHOLE SYSTEM OUT !!THIS UNIT IS ABOUT 50% OVERPRICED

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Happy I bought this unit
5 Star Review   By rdayri1 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 2, 2014   

I was looking for a HTIB with wireless rears. I eval'd both the Samsung HT-F5500 and the LG BH6830 while making my decision. I thought that the Sony had the easiest GUI, easiest set up and looked the sleekest compared with the other two. For the price, they were very comparable so it came down to sound quality and aesthetics. You cannot go wrong with this set-up. I would definitely recommend this system to anyone looking for a HTIB with wireless rears.

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Great HTIB for the price
1 Star Review   By helper on Sony - Official Store - Jan 1, 2014   

Bought this last year (at nearly twice the price that they currently have), primarily for the wireless rear speakers. Seemed to work okay until the first firmware update, then Netflix would attempt to load a movie then dump to the main menu. Been on the phone for hours with Sony, created at least two tickets with their customer NO-service and the crazy thing still does not work. In looking at the service discussion board (at community.sony.com/t5/...) I am definitely NOT the only one with this same issue. For sound, this unit is very much substandard to the older Sony that I keep. My recommendation - find something else!

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Amazing Sound
4 Star Review   By Mave on Sony - Official Store - Nov 8, 2013   

A great system for non-audiophile users. It is easy to set up; the main unit and the speakers look great; the wireless surround receiver and rear speakers work beautifully. It is lacking a little base. But for the price and the intend of this system, there is enough base from the sub. Just remember, this type of HTIB system is designed for small living room rather than a decked out home theater in a multi-million dollar home, so don't expect over the top performance. For what it is though, the sound is very clear and video quality is fantastic.

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Excellent Entry Level HT
4 Star Review   By msr424 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

I loved this product

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Better then expected!!!!
5 Star Review   By simplyteeb on Sony - Official Store - Jun 30, 2013   

Great sound. Music sounds so real now, especially the voices. Movies...unbelievable. Goes great with my Sony 3D Led TV. If you want cool looks, great sounds and EASE of use, buy this system. Feels like it should cost $1000 instead of just $500

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Amazing Sound
5 Star Review   By simplyteeb on Adorama - Jun 30, 2013   

Great sound. Music sounds so real now, especially the voices. Movies...unbelievable. Goes great with my Sony 3D Led TV. If you want cool looks, great sounds and EASE of use, buy this system. Feels like it should cost $1000 instead of just $500

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Use a Quality HDMI Cable
5 Star Review   By jsb77059 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 5, 2013   

This system sounds much better than most systems that cost twice as much. automated configuration is pretty cool. The two HDMI inputs work with both my cable box and my PC. I don't have any issues or problems with it. I think this is the best system for the money.

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Amazing sound
5 Star Review   By jsb77059 on Adorama - Mar 5, 2013   

This system sounds much better than most systems that cost twice as much. automated configuration is pretty cool. The two HDMI inputs work with both my cable box and my PC. I don't have any issues or problems with it. I think this is the best system for the money.

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really nice system
5 Star Review   By LoveSony1111 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 2, 2013   

I was having issues after the first few days with picture going out, breaking up, sound going out and coming back again. I thought it might be my cable box. I looked here to see if others had similar problems. I did find at least one review that matched my challenges, having the same cable box. I swapped out a new cable box and had the same issues. While working with the cable company, I had picture but no sound. They asked me to make sure all my cables were secure. I was sure, did that several times, but I checked again. When I pushed the HDMI cable in, although it was already secure, the sound came back. I got off the phone and all the same problems started. Then it dawned on me. When I bought the HDMI cables they had basic cables and expensive high speed extra quality cables. I went with basic. I went back and bought the expensive high quality, high speed HDMI cables and all my problems went away. Better picture, great sound, and no more blacking out or sound loss. Never had another problem. It's been great ever since. love it. Lesson, don't go cheap, get the best HDMI cables you can get.

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Description
The Sony BDVN790W 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System from Sony is a full 1000W, 5.1 channel home theater in a box. Replicate the theater experience in your own home by immersing yourself in 5.1 channel surround sound. You can position the speakers throughout your space to bring your favorite music and movies to life with heart pounding soul stirring cinematic sound, transforming your living room into the ultimate home theater.
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Product Title Sony BDV-N790W Home Theater System
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $482.97 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 3.8 | 37 Reviews
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3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

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User Reviews
Disappointed
1 Star Review   By 111111111 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 23, 2014   

I bought this cause it said it had wireless rear speakers IT DOES NOT THEY ARE WIRED WITH A MODULE! SECOND THIS HAS NO POWERED SUB THE SUB IS LIKE 6 INCHES JUST JUNK.I BOUGHT THIS CAUSE I THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO USE MY IPHONE WITH IT.WELL IT SHORTS THE UNIT OUT WHENEVER I PLUG IT IN SOMETIMES IT MAKES A HORRIBLE NOISE AND WOULD WAKE EVERYONE UP IN THE HOUSE WHEN YOU PLUG IN YOUR I PHONE!I HAVE TO TURN IT OFF PLUG MY IPHONE UP THEN TURN IT ON OR ELSE IT WILL SHORT THE WHOLE SYSTEM OUT !!THIS UNIT IS ABOUT 50% OVERPRICED

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Happy I bought this unit
5 Star Review   By rdayri1 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 2, 2014   

I was looking for a HTIB with wireless rears. I eval'd both the Samsung HT-F5500 and the LG BH6830 while making my decision. I thought that the Sony had the easiest GUI, easiest set up and looked the sleekest compared with the other two. For the price, they were very comparable so it came down to sound quality and aesthetics. You cannot go wrong with this set-up. I would definitely recommend this system to anyone looking for a HTIB with wireless rears.

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Great HTIB for the price
1 Star Review   By helper on Sony - Official Store - Jan 1, 2014   

Bought this last year (at nearly twice the price that they currently have), primarily for the wireless rear speakers. Seemed to work okay until the first firmware update, then Netflix would attempt to load a movie then dump to the main menu. Been on the phone for hours with Sony, created at least two tickets with their customer NO-service and the crazy thing still does not work. In looking at the service discussion board (at community.sony.com/t5/...) I am definitely NOT the only one with this same issue. For sound, this unit is very much substandard to the older Sony that I keep. My recommendation - find something else!

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Amazing Sound
4 Star Review   By Mave on Sony - Official Store - Nov 8, 2013   

A great system for non-audiophile users. It is easy to set up; the main unit and the speakers look great; the wireless surround receiver and rear speakers work beautifully. It is lacking a little base. But for the price and the intend of this system, there is enough base from the sub. Just remember, this type of HTIB system is designed for small living room rather than a decked out home theater in a multi-million dollar home, so don't expect over the top performance. For what it is though, the sound is very clear and video quality is fantastic.

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Excellent Entry Level HT
4 Star Review   By msr424 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

I loved this product

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Better then expected!!!!
5 Star Review   By simplyteeb on Sony - Official Store - Jun 30, 2013   

Great sound. Music sounds so real now, especially the voices. Movies...unbelievable. Goes great with my Sony 3D Led TV. If you want cool looks, great sounds and EASE of use, buy this system. Feels like it should cost $1000 instead of just $500

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Amazing Sound
5 Star Review   By simplyteeb on Adorama - Jun 30, 2013   

Great sound. Music sounds so real now, especially the voices. Movies...unbelievable. Goes great with my Sony 3D Led TV. If you want cool looks, great sounds and EASE of use, buy this system. Feels like it should cost $1000 instead of just $500

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Use a Quality HDMI Cable
5 Star Review   By jsb77059 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 5, 2013   

This system sounds much better than most systems that cost twice as much. automated configuration is pretty cool. The two HDMI inputs work with both my cable box and my PC. I don't have any issues or problems with it. I think this is the best system for the money.

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Amazing sound
5 Star Review   By jsb77059 on Adorama - Mar 5, 2013   

This system sounds much better than most systems that cost twice as much. automated configuration is pretty cool. The two HDMI inputs work with both my cable box and my PC. I don't have any issues or problems with it. I think this is the best system for the money.

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really nice system
5 Star Review   By LoveSony1111 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 2, 2013   

I was having issues after the first few days with picture going out, breaking up, sound going out and coming back again. I thought it might be my cable box. I looked here to see if others had similar problems. I did find at least one review that matched my challenges, having the same cable box. I swapped out a new cable box and had the same issues. While working with the cable company, I had picture but no sound. They asked me to make sure all my cables were secure. I was sure, did that several times, but I checked again. When I pushed the HDMI cable in, although it was already secure, the sound came back. I got off the phone and all the same problems started. Then it dawned on me. When I bought the HDMI cables they had basic cables and expensive high speed extra quality cables. I went with basic. I went back and bought the expensive high quality, high speed HDMI cables and all my problems went away. Better picture, great sound, and no more blacking out or sound loss. Never had another problem. It's been great ever since. love it. Lesson, don't go cheap, get the best HDMI cables you can get.

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Use a Quality HDMI Cable
5 Star Review   By LoveSony1111 on Adorama - Mar 2, 2013   

I was having issues after the first few days with picture going out, breaking up, sound going out and coming back again. I thought it might be my cable box. I looked here to see if others had similar problems. I did find at least one review that matched my challenges, having the same cable box. I swapped out a new cable box and had the same issues. While working with the cable company, I had picture but no sound. They asked me to make sure all my cables were secure. I was sure, did that several times, but I checked again. When I pushed the HDMI cable in, although it was already secure, the sound came back. I got off the phone and all the same problems started. Then it dawned on me. When I bought the HDMI cables they had basic cables and expensive high speed extra quality cables. I went with basic. I went back and bought the expensive high quality, high speed HDMI cables and all my problems went away. Better picture, great sound, and no more blacking out or sound loss. Never had another problem. It's been great ever since. love it. Lesson, don't go cheap, get the best HDMI cables you can get.

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Mostly great. Lacking some detail
1 Star Review   By girliedrummer on Sony - Official Store - Jan 5, 2013   

I bought this unit and a Sharp Aquos 60 in TV at the same time. Everything worked fine for 2 days. Then my iPod wouldn't play anymore. I spent a week unhooking everything and setting it back up, reading manuals and googling solutions but never could figure out the problem. The FM tuner, DVD player and TV sound worked but the iPod wouldn't play. I could see the songs and select them so I don't know why pressing play wouldn't work. For $500, I expected more than 2 days of use. I returned this and the TV to the store, since I didn't know which one was the problem. Very disappointed.

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only worked for 2 days
1 Star Review   By girliedrummer on Adorama - Jan 5, 2013   

I bought this unit and a Sharp Aquos 60 in TV at the same time. Everything worked fine for 2 days. Then my iPod wouldn't play anymore. I spent a week unhooking everything and setting it back up, reading manuals and googling solutions but never could figure out the problem. The FM tuner, DVD player and TV sound worked but the iPod wouldn't play. I could see the songs and select them so I don't know why pressing play wouldn't work. For $500, I expected more than 2 days of use. I returned this and the TV to the store, since I didn't know which one was the problem. Very disappointed.

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GREAT SYSTEM
5 Star Review   By JRWSR on Sony - Official Store - Dec 8, 2012   

Sony technology at its best, out of the box great. Great picture, terrific sound, set was a snap with absolutely no problems.

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Sony technology at its ...
5 Star Review   By JRWSR on Adorama - Dec 8, 2012   

Sony technology at its best, out of the box great. Great picture, terrific sound, set was a snap with absolutely no problems.

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Very pleased
5 Star Review   By Pley on Sony - Official Store - Dec 7, 2012   

This system surprised me in its full, rich surround sound. It was fairly easy to set up, provided even an FM tuner which they hardly mention in their writeup. I am totally pleased. Paul

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Very pleased
5 Star Review   By Pley on Adorama - Dec 7, 2012   

This system surprised me in its full, rich surround sound. It was fairly easy to set up, provided even an FM tuner which they hardly mention in their writeup. I am totally pleased. Paul

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Good Product but lot to improve.
3 Star Review   By HariVinings on Sony - Official Store - Dec 6, 2012   

Pros: Sound Quality is good but it doesn't produce enough sound for a 1000W system. Rear speake quality is also very good. Easy Set up. Cons: Rear speakers are not really wireless. I even called the customer support to enquire about the rear speakers before buying this product, they also said it is wireless. I will be more careful when I buy something from Sony next time. Rear speakers need to connect to a common amplifier attached to a power source and the wires for the rear speakers are not long enough. HDMI cable is not included in the package and to me it is totally unacceptable. Also the screws for hanging the speakers on the wall could have been included in the package. I am giving 3 stars for this product for the sound quality and easy set up.

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Good Product but lot to improve.
3 Star Review   By HariVinings on Adorama - Dec 6, 2012   

Pros: Sound Quality is good but it doesn't produce enough sound for a 1000W system. Rear speake quality is also very good. Easy Set up. Cons: Rear speakers are not really wireless. I even called the customer support to enquire about the rear speakers before buying this product, they also said it is wireless. I will be more careful when I buy something from Sony next time. Rear speakers need to connect to a common amplifier attached to a power source and the wires for the rear speakers are not long enough. HDMI cable is not included in the package and to me it is totally unacceptable. Also the screws for hanging the speakers on the wall could have been included in the package. I am giving 3 stars for this product for the sound quality and easy set up.

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Great system
4 Star Review   By Leejim on Sony - Official Store - Nov 23, 2012   

Puchased Tues PM and received Fri AM - Easy setup with exception of not getting TV sound thru speakers. Had to get digital optical cable. DVDs, CDs especially super audio CDs sound very good. Worth the price!

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GREAT SYSTEM
4 Star Review   By Leejim on Adorama - Nov 23, 2012   

Puchased Tues PM and received Fri AM - Easy setup with exception of not getting TV sound thru speakers. Had to get digital optical cable. DVDs, CDs especially super audio CDs sound very good. Worth the price!

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Amazing sound
1 Star Review   By Blimpyboy on Sony - Official Store - Nov 12, 2012   

Out of the box, the unit caused continual screen flashing when connected with an HDMI input from a cable box. I tried it with a second HDTV in my house and had the exact same problem. Talked at length with Sony customer service, tried all kinds of adjustments to make sure it wasn't a problem on this end, and they agreed to repair the unit... in Laredo, TX. After waiting a month to get the unit back, it was clear no repair had been done, and my problem had been ignored. I hooked it up and experienced the exact same issue. Now, they are telling me the problem must have to do with the software in my TV... BOTH of them!

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Unhelpful Customer Support
1 Star Review   By Blimpyboy on Adorama - Nov 12, 2012   

Out of the box, the unit caused continual screen flashing when connected with an HDMI input from a cable box. I tried it with a second HDTV in my house and had the exact same problem. Talked at length with Sony customer service, tried all kinds of adjustments to make sure it wasn't a problem on this end, and they agreed to repair the unit... in Laredo, TX. After waiting a month to get the unit back, it was clear no repair had been done, and my problem had been ignored. I hooked it up and experienced the exact same issue. Now, they are telling me the problem must have to do with the software in my TV... BOTH of them!

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Just What my home needed
1 Star Review   By sonynobuy on Sony - Official Store - Nov 6, 2012   

I could write a very well worded review of this product but I simple am too frustrated to spend any more time on this product. Where to start, the sound crackles when louder scenes occur, there is no physical user interface (sure when you press the "button areas" the fancy LED light dims and brightens) but the function doesn't work every time (never had that with hard buttons on a receiver), turning on sometimes doesn't work so you try to reboot only to find out that the function selector somehow change from HDMI1 to another one without you changing it. Boot up time varies and that isn't because I change standby modes. I've left the standby mode the same since purchase and boot up time is all over the map however sometimes I find that is because the unit decided to change functions. There is a hard drive in this unti which means it will only last a few years where as my last home theater is still perfectly fine if the industry hadn't changed interfaces. Convienent.

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Disappointed
1 Star Review   By sonynobuy on Adorama - Nov 6, 2012   

I could write a very well worded review of this product but I simple am too frustrated to spend any more time on this product. Where to start, the sound crackles when louder scenes occur, there is no physical user interface (sure when you press the "button areas" the fancy LED light dims and brightens) but the function doesn't work every time (never had that with hard buttons on a receiver), turning on sometimes doesn't work so you try to reboot only to find out that the function selector somehow change from HDMI1 to another one without you changing it. Boot up time varies and that isn't because I change standby modes. I've left the standby mode the same since purchase and boot up time is all over the map however sometimes I find that is because the unit decided to change functions. There is a hard drive in this unti which means it will only last a few years where as my last home theater is still perfectly fine if the industry hadn't changed interfaces. Convienent.

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Amazing!
4 Star Review   By moparman on Sony - Official Store - Oct 27, 2012   

even though the rear speakers weren't totally eireless, it was a lot easier to get rear speaker sound than stringing wires accross a tile floor. would and did recomend to a friend. very pleased with the sound.

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really nice system
4 Star Review   By moparman on Adorama - Oct 27, 2012   

even though the rear speakers weren't totally eireless, it was a lot easier to get rear speaker sound than stringing wires accross a tile floor. would and did recomend to a friend. very pleased with the sound.

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JUNK NO BASS WIRED SPEAKERS AND SHORTS OUT !!!
3 Star Review   By fasteddie on Sony - Official Store - Oct 21, 2012   

My initial thoughts were very positive, Sound from Blu Ray and DVD awesome, but after several calls to my Cable company and Sony, Sony did confirm that this unit can not decode dolby 5.1 from external sources, ie. my Motorola Cable Box (DCX3510.) Sony did instruct me to get simulated surround sound, but it isn't the same thing. What a huge let down, why did Sony skimp on this? I am now lokking for a replacement and I still like Sony because of its technical support and warranty but it would seem that with my requirement of having wireless rear speakers I have tolook else where.

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Disappointed
3 Star Review   By fasteddie on Adorama - Oct 21, 2012   

My initial thoughts were very positive, Sound from Blu Ray and DVD awesome, but after several calls to my Cable company and Sony, Sony did confirm that this unit can not decode dolby 5.1 from external sources, ie. my Motorola Cable Box (DCX3510.) Sony did instruct me to get simulated surround sound, but it isn't the same thing. What a huge let down, why did Sony skimp on this? I am now lokking for a replacement and I still like Sony because of its technical support and warranty but it would seem that with my requirement of having wireless rear speakers I have tolook else where.

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Disappointed
5 Star Review   By rwats2001 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 10, 2012   

This unit was so easy to setup and get the wifi network connected with no problems. I did have problems with getting audio from the TV through the Home Theater System but that was my fault. I went to sony.com and had a Live Chat with customer service and within minutes I had the problem resolved, which if I had read the instructions better I would have known what to do. No Fault of sony. The customer service guy was extremely helpful. I had a Philips Home Theater System with surround sound and Blu Ray. The rear speakers had extra long wires from the unit to the speakers and you had to run them under the floor to the other side of the room. With the Sony the rear speakers plug into an external wife unit and with ease you have your rear speakers set where ever you want them without running wires under the floor. I would highly recommend this system to everyone. I have a 60 HDTV and with this Sony system the surround sound is awesome.

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Unhelpful Customer Support
4 Star Review   By JJTABU on Sony - Official Store - Sep 23, 2012   

This Blu-Ray Home Theater System is just what my living room was needing. Very easy to setup the hardware. Took a little time to figure how to get all the App going but now that they are my family is enjoying the abilities of them all. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Pandora etc.. Hope Sony even get more to download later. The Web Browser does not support the latest Flash thus many programs would not run through the Blu-Ray to my TV via their browser use in this devise. That was disappointing.. Otherwise I highly recommend this unit for the cost for small rooms.

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only worked for 2 days
4 Star Review   By Mrnyknicks on Sony - Official Store - Sep 2, 2012   

The unit itself is functioning better then I expected from a HTIB, Dur to budget I was on the fence about purchasing componets. I ran across a great deal for this unti and tried. I can only say this unit had completely won me over and i have never second guess myself on this purchase. Set up was easy. Some of the apps was a headache but that was minor. I didn't buy this for the apps they are extra. I was looking for a great sound, that can handle many inputs and this unit fits the bill. The bad is while sitting down you can not see what is displayed on the unit becaue the display faces up and not o the front. There is no EQ so other then the surround sound setting you can't lower bass ( there is a night setting that seems to lower the bass) or adjust other areas to my liking. Support had me on hold forever so i hung up and asked a friend for help. overall I like the unit and plan to keep it for a long time.

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Amazing!
3 Star Review   By bob99 on Sony - Official Store - Jul 18, 2012   

struggling with this one. sounds great with dvd. however, not getting 5.1 sound from new samsung cable box, nor from the old scientific atlanta one through hdmi. spent hours on the phone with sony and cable company to no avail, and finally got optical audio cable instead to connect. sounds like 5.1 now, usually, but the display wont verify that, and the manual has a lot of weasel language about it. not convinced. sony - feel free to email me if you have a solution!

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Netflix does NOT work!
4 Star Review   By KarlT10 on Sony - Official Store - Jul 14, 2012   

I mostly love this unit, but there are some details that were missed.... First, the remote sensor is VERY poor. The unit is sitting on TV cabinet at 6' high, and 10' away, yet I have to hold the remote above my head and point it at the unit before it will pick-up commands. Second, I've used a receiver every time I watch TV for about 10 years. I'm now doing that with the BDV-N790W, but every time you turn-on the unit it displays the input source at the top of the screen until you you turn-off 'Display'. (setting Auto Display to 'Off' does not correct this) Third, there appears to be no means of adj. individual sound levels such as bass, mid, treble, etc. I'm having a hard time finding a volume level that doesn't include too much bass. It also appears you cannot tweak front or rear volume levels. I'd like to be able to boost rear speaker volume. The overall sound is great - the functionality is great- the looks are excellent - the unit size is great - the remote rear speakers are EXCELLENT. No regret whatsoever in buying this unit.

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Amazing!
5 Star Review   By Ksix on Sony - Official Store - May 16, 2012   

I love this system. I went into the sony store to purchase a sound bar and was blown away by this model. I was attracted to the 1000w and the idea that I could have wireless rear speakers. The wireless part needs to be clarified a bit. It's not actually wireless. There is a small box with some sort of wireless card that receives info from the main receiver. The two speakers are wired into this box. So its not actually wireless but it is if you consider that you don't need to run wires from the TV all the way to the back of the room. All in all, I love it. I would recommend this system. It was easy to set up. It pairs nicely with my 60" Bravia and PS3 & iPhone. If you are stumped.. By this one. You won't regret it.

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Great buy
5 Star Review   By jimd on Adorama - Jan 16, 2009   

I had been looking for a sound system and blue -ray player for about six months. I was very pleased to find Sony on line had both combined into one componet. The other plus feature is the wireless rear speakers. I had just built a new home and did not wan

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