VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Review

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Review

This is a review of the VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

This sound bar is easy to install and gives an instant impact to your regular TV audio. The sound improvement over the stock audio from the TV is night and day.

You will quickly be able to call it a home theater for an affordable investment and for little time to achieve it.

Lets get into some of the more technical details because why are you here anyway? You need to make an informed decision on whether or not you want to take this sound bar home.

What’s In The Box

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 soundbar and woofer




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 remote control




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 quick start guide




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 coaxial audio cable




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 RCA audio cable




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 power cables




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 digital optical cable




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 brackets




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 screws




VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 wall template




Take A Closer Look At The Controls

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 top controls


What is bluetooth pairing?

This sound bar supports bluetooth pairing which allows you to control the unit with a bluetooth capable device. If you have music playing from your iphone or android you can have that music sent wirelessly to the Vizio sound bar to have the music run through the speakers and sub woofer instead of the little speaker on your device. This adds another reason why this sound bar is a great investment. Just remember to keep the device within range of the SB3821 which is about 30 feet or 9 meters.

Think of all the content available on the web you can play directly to your sound bar. You don’t need any content stored on your device you can pull it from the web. For example if you have the InTune radio app you can find thousands of stations to play any kind of music, talk, podcasts you want from your device through the sound bar.

Technical Specifications

VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 tech specs



  • Affordable
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy to wire
  • No clutter
  • Bluetooth pairing


  •  Might not be loud enough for big rooms
  • Subwoofer signal may fade at a certain distance. Keep it close as possible to soundbar
  • Subwoofer does not have separate volume control

There are plenty of happy customers who purchased the VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer. There are also some unhappy customers but if you buy from a reputable company like Amazon and Vizio they will surely replace or refund you if something goes wrong. So the risk is taken out of the equation for you.

Amazon Fire Stick TV Review

The Amazon fire stick tv is a must get gadget for those who live around their tv and love a variety of content.

Amazon’s fire stick is, in essence, a portal to Amazon’s huge library of TV shows, movies and music

Fire Stick TV now supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Watch high-definition 1080p streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more, even without a 4K TV.

You get instant access to Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and more, kiss cable and satellite good bye if you want. Rent movies from just 99 cents. Watch live TV with Sling TV, which includes ESPN, AMC, HGTV, TNT, Food Network, ABC Family, and more. Amazon Prime membership offers access to Prime Video which includes thousands of movies and TV episodes, at no additional cost. Subscription fees may be required.

 Amazon Fire For Gaming

Amazon Fire TV is the easiest way to game on your HDTV. Enjoy best-selling titles from Mojang, EA, Disney, and Ubisoft. Many games are free, and paid games start from just 99 cents. With top games like Lego Star Wars, Pac-Man 256, and Minecraft, there is something for the entire family. Use your included Fire TV Voice Remote, or upgrade to the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition.

Amazon Fire For Music

Millions of songs are available to stream on Amazon Fire TV through Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. You can also access your entire Amazon Music Library, so you can enjoy any albums and songs you’ve previously purchased. Amazon Prime membership offers access to Prime Music, which includes Prime Playlists, and ad-free listening to over a million songs.

View Photos On Your TV

Photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, so they appear on your HDTV. Amazon Prime membership includes free storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for your entire photo collection.

Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote has a built-in mic so you can instantly search TV shows, movies, actors, and genres using just your voice—no more typing with your remote to find what you want. Voice search is supported for the entirety of Amazon’s video, music, app, and game catalog, plus for Hulu, HBO GO, Crackle, Showtime, and Starz. Please note that voice search does not work directly inside individual applications, like Netflix.

Amazon Fire TV Is So Easy To Use. You Get It Pre Registered To Your Amazon Account And Setting It Up Is Less Demanding Than Eating A Burger.

Size 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7″ (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.8 mm)
Weight 9.5 oz. (270 g)
Processor MediaTek Quad-core up to 2 Ghz
Dual-core @ 2.0 GHz + Dual-core @ 1.6 GHz
GPU Power VR GX6250
Storage 8 GB internal
Memory 2 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 + LE, with support for the following profiles: HID 1.0 , SPP 1.2, HOGP 1.0, GATT, A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.0
Voice Support Yes, with Fire TV Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV Remote App (available for download on Fire, Android, and iOS)
Game Controller Support Yes, optimized for Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and most games are compatible with other Bluetooth controllers
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Ports DC Jack, HDMI output, 10/100 Ethernet, microSD slot, USB 2.0
Audio Support Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
Content Formats Supported Video: H.265, H.264, Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p up to 30fps; 720p and 1080p up to 60fps
System Requirements Compatible high-definition or ultra high-definition television with available HDMI input, Internet connection, a power outlet
TV Compatibility TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Learn more. Compatible with (1) 4K ultra high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2, including popular models from LG, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, and others or (2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse, and others.
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found here.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Closed Captioning Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Captions are not available for all content.
Included in the Box Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote
Power adapter
2 AAA batteries
Quick Start Guide
Fire TV Voice Remote
Size 1.5″ x 5.9″ x 0.7″ (38.4 mm x 150.7 mm x 16.7 mm)
Weight 2.4 oz (68 g) with batteries / 1.6 oz (45 g) without batteries
Batteries 2 AAA (included)
Battery life Up to 12 months battery life with typical use


  • Numerous amount of “content apps”
  • Large varietyof ultra high definition content
  • It’s fast
  • Less money than Apple
  • Small compact size is unobtrusive


  • Amazon injects advertisements alot
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (AC3) is NOT supported unless you have prime video.
  • The sound can be very low
  • Scrolling the interface is shaky and not smooth at times

That’s the end of the review. Hope it was helpful.

Amazon Fire TV

Denon AVR 3312

denon avr 3312

denon avr 3312

Denon AVR 3312 With a vast array of connections and its numerous output capabilities, the Denon AVR-3312CI is the receiver you want at the center of your home theater system. There are seven channels with a rated power output of 125Watts. The audio output is considered high fidelity. The network is capable of running AirPlay, Denon Remote App and auto setup with the microphone included.

Denon AVR 3312

With its vast array of inputs and network functions, the Denon AVR-3312CI 7.2-Channel Integrated Network A/V Receiver puts you in command. As the flagship model of the IN-Command Series, this receiver sets a new standard in 3D, Blu-ray, game console, and other entertainment device integration. It features seven discrete 125-watt channels of equal power, dual subwoofer outputs, and multiple high-resolution audio formats for superior surround sound. It also supports HDMI v1.4a, so you can get the most out of 3D content. Enhanced by digital network audio/photo streaming capabilities, including support for AirPlay, mp3/WMA/WAV and FLAC HD audio, and Windows 7 compatibility, the AVR-3312CI is a solid foundation for your networked home entertainment system.

Denon AVR 3312

  • Equal amp power design with seven discrete channels, each rated at 125 watts*, and dual subwoofer outputs
  • HDMI v1.4a supports all 3D formats and Audio Return Channel
  • Ethernet, USB, Phono, and seven HDMI inputs for added connectivity
  • Supports AirPlay for wireless music streaming from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT, GUI overlay, and remote control make setup and operation easy
  • Enhanced network capability includes Pandora, Flickr, Napster, and Rhapsody online support
  • Backed by a three-year warranty

Denon AVR 3312

dennon avr 3312

Quickly select preset video and music sources

 Denon AVR equipment is made for high quality and built to last.



Denon 3312


Most Expensive Home Theater

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Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System Review

Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System

Your next movie experience can be a blast to remember with 300W of wonderful 5.1-channel surround sound with the Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System with capabilities of up scaling your DVDs to near 1080p High Definition quality.

Fill the room with 300W3 of theater quality 5.1-ch surround sound while enjoying your next movie night. Feel like your watching your favorite movies for the first time by upscaling older DVDs to near 1080p HD picture quality1. Pop in a CD or a DVD and start enjoying a variety of file formats including unsecured MP3, WMA, AAC, DVD, MPEG4, and JPEG. The USB port is perfect for convenient playback of music, movies and more from your compatible tablet, camera, phone or MP3 player. Connect all your BRAVIA® Sync enabled devices and you’ll only need one remote to control them all2. And connecting an older television is no problem thanks to included composite video output.


Features of the Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System

USB Port – Allows for easy, convenient enjoyment of movies, videos, photos and music listening from a USB device.

Multi-format disc playback – View a wide variety of movies, videos, and photo formats including DVD, MPEG4, and JPEG. Listen to a wide variety of music formats, including CD and unsecured MP3, WMA and AAC.

1080p Upscaling – When played in this Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System, your DVDs will upscale to near 1080p quality.1

BRAVIA® Sync – Control all your Sony BRAVIA® Sync enabled devices with one remote control when connected to this system.2

HDMI® Output – Sends a near-HD quality video signal to your HDMI®-enabled television.1

Composite Video Output – Connect to your older television set to the Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System with composite video output.

Audio Input (Analog) – Audio inputs allow you to easily connect MP3 players and other audio sources in your system.


Specifications of the Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System

Surround Speaker – Enclosure Type : Bass Reflex|    Front Grille/Material : Fixed – Cloth|    Input Terminal : Push Type|    Model Name : SS-TS121|    Rated Impedance : 8 ohm|    Speaker System : 1 Way (Full Range)|    Speaker Unit : 1|    Supplied Cable : 7 Meters|    Type : Micro Sat.|    Woofer Unit : 55mm

Disc Player – CD (CD-DA) : Yes|    CD-R/RW : Yes|    CD-R/RW Multi Session : Yes|    JPEG : Yes (via: DVD, CD & USB)|    MP3 : Yes (MP3/ID3Tag Ver.1.1/ID3Tag Ver.2.0 via: DVD, CD & USB)|    WMA : Yes (via: DVD, CD & USB)

Sub Woofer – Supplied Cable : 3 Meters |    Speaker System : Bass Reflex|    Speaker Terminal Type : Push Pin|    Speaker Unit : 130mm

DVD, VCD, CD Player – DVD Playback : Yes|    DVD+R Read Compatibility : Yes (DL as well)|    DVD+RW Read Compatibility : Yes|    DVD-R Read Compatibility : Yes (DL as well)|    DVD-RW Read Compatibility : Yes|    VCD Playback : Yes (VCD/SVCD)|    Multiple Disc Resume : 10 Discs (CD/VCD) 5 Discs DVD|    Disc Capacity : Single disc tray

Amplifier – {    Dolby® Digital : Yes|    Dolby® Pro Logic® Decoding : Yes|    dts® Decoding : Yes|    Preset EQ : Yes (Auto/ Movie/ Music/ TV/ Game) |    Power Consumption (in Operation) : 29W|    Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.4W|    Audio Power Output : Amplifier: 300W (50WX5 +50W Sub, 8Ohms, 1kHz, 10%THD)|    Analog Audio Input(s) : 1 (Rear)|    Composite Video Output(s) : 1 (Rear)|    HDMI�¢ Connection Output(s) : 1 (rear)- Up to 1080P|    USB Port(s) : 1 (Front)-See Owners Manual for devices supported|    2ch STEREO : Yes|    A.F.D. Multi : Yes|    A.F.D. Standard : Yes|    LPCM : Yes (2ch.) – Supports out via HDMI|    MPEG2 AAC : Yes (AAC Only via: DVD, CD & USB), WMA 9 Standard audio support as well

General – Language : English/Spanish/French/Italian/Dutch/Portuguese/Swedish/Greek/Russian/Chinese/Thai + 5 other. BRAVIA® Theatre Sync : Yes|    Control for HDMI – Easy Setting : Yes|    HDMI Upscaling : Yes(up to 1080p)|    Parental Control : Yes

Center Speaker – Enclosure Type : Bass Reflex|    Front Grille/Material : Fixed – Cloth|    Input Terminal : Push Type|    Magnetically Shielded : Yes|    Model Name : SS-CT121|    Speaker Unit : 1 Way (Full Range)|    Supplied Cable : 2 Meters|    Woofer Unit : 55mm|    Impedance : 8 ohms|    Speaker Type : Full Range Bass Reflex

DVD SA-CD VCDCD Player – Play Mode(s) : Repeat All (CD/DVD/VCD); Repeat Title/Chapter/Track; Program (CD Only); Shuffle; Resume from Power Off (CD/DVD/VCD); Resume from Stop (CD/DVD/VCD/Xvid/JPeg)

Weights and Measures -Dimensions (Approx.) : Main Unit: 13 1/2×2 1/4×12 7/8 in (340×56×325 mm)incl. projecting parts; Front & Speakers: 3 3/8×4 3/4×4 in (83×119×100 mm) incl. projecting parts; Surround Speakers 3 3/8×4 3/4×4 in (83×119×100 mm) incl. projecting parts; Subwoofer: 6 3/8×12 1/2×11 5/8 in (160×315×295 mm) incl. projecting parts. Weight (Approx.) : Main Unit: 4 lb 11 oz (2.1 kg), Front Speakers: 13 oz (0.35 kg), Center Speaker: 16 oz (0.43 kg), Surround Speakers: 14 oz (0.39 kg), Subwoofer: 6 lb 10 oz (3.0 kg)

Tuner – Antenna Terminal (FM 75 Ohm) : Yes| Tuner Type : FM|    Tuning : FM: 87.5 MHz-108.0 MHz (100 kHzstep)

Front Speaker – Enclosure Type : Bass Reflex (Ported)|    Front Grille/Material : Fixed – Punched Cloth|    Model Name : SS-TS121|    Rated Impedance : 8 ohm|    Speaker System : 1 Way (Full Range)|    Type : Micro Sat.|    Woofer Unit : 55mm|    Cable Length : 2.5 meters

What else Do You Get with the Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System?- Composite Video Cable|Quick Setup Guide|Remote (RM-ADU138)|FM Antenna|AA Battery|Warranty Card

Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System

Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System

Related: Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System Footnotes:

1. Requires HDTV with equivalent display and HDMI cable sold sep.

2. Syncs with BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ products.

3. 300 Watts of Total Power (50WX5 +50W, 8Ohms, 1kHz, 10%THD)

© 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Sony is a trademark of Sony. Dolby Digital logo is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All weights and measures are approximate. Sony, BRAVIA, make.believe, their respective logos and the Full HD 1080p logo are trademarks of Sony. Dolby and Pro Logic are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Sony DAVTZ140 DVD Home Theater System

Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System


Don’t confine dynamic, vibrant surround sound. Set it free with a sleek, fully-integrated Blu-ray™ home theater system featuring a wireless rear speaker that allows for unlimited placement options, plus dual HDMI inputs for increased convenience and flexibility with set up. Pair that with insanely immersive 3D and 2D Blu-ray™ playback in Full 1080p HD8, and you’ve got the perfect equation for astonishing entertainment.

magnetic fluid speakers Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Magnetic Fluid Speakers

Watch a concert and hear subtle nuances in the music. Sony’s innovative speaker technology reduces noise for a more powerful, natural sound.

streaming Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System


With the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi®, it’s easier than ever to instantly stream an astonishing array of online movies, videos, TV shows, and music from Sony Entertainment Network, Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™, and more1. Watch exactly what you want, when you want.

Stunning 3D in Full 1080p HD Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Stunning 3D in Full 1080p HD

Enjoy your favorite 2D and 3D Blu-ray movies in beautifully rich Full 1080p HD11. Upscale older DVDs to near HD quality12 or use the 2D to 3D conversion8 feature to easily convert your DVDs and Blu-ray movies into exciting 3D entertainment adventures1.

Control With Your Mobile Device Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Control With Your Mobile Device

Turn your iPhone®, iPad® or compatible Android™ phone into a versatile remote by downloading the free Media Remote™ app. Get all the basic remote functions plus access to a full QWERTY keyboard that makes searching the internet for movie info a snap.

Multi Room Music Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Multi Room Music

Do more than play your favorite movies. Add Sony HomeShare™ wireless network speakers (sold separately) to stream music from a CD, your personal music library or even the internet to virtually any area of your home6. Move from room to room without skipping a beat — it’s perfect for your next party.

Easily Optimized Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Easily Optimized

Simply place the included stereo microphone where you’ll be sitting and Digital Cinema Auto Calibration DX automatically optimizes your audio settings based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.

FEATURES of the Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System:

~Full HD even in 3D Integrated

Revel in this Sony BDVN790W home theater system that provides Full HD 1080p8 Blu-ray Disc™ movies and vibrant 5.1 channel HD surround sound2, and 1000 Watts (167W x 5 + 165W) HD surround sound make your living room come to life.

~Excellent Sound

Indulge in a 5.1 channel surround sound listening experience with 2-way front speakers that capture high, mid and low frequencies and a wireless rear & subwoofer that eliminates clutter.

~The ease of built-in Wi-Fi®.

Connect to the internet with fewer messy network cables.1

~Easily Share Your Content

Bring your favorite videos, photos and music to the big screen with the easy-access USB input and iPod/iPhone dock.7

~Everything you look at will look better.

Watch Blu-ray 3D™ 2movies and standard Blu-ray Disc™ movies in Full HD 1080p8 or upscale standard DVDs to near HD quality. You can even upconvert 2D to 3D10.

~Discover the most amazing sound with the Sony BDVN790W.

With Digital Cinema Auto Calibration DX, simply place the included stereo microphone where you’ll be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.

~IP Sound Enhancer

The Sony BDVN790W enables you to hear improved sound quality while watching movies from the internet as the IP Sound Enhancer restores sound lost during compression.

~Multi-room music with Party Streaming™ Mode

Wirelessly stream music throughout the home to Sony Wireless Network speakers.4

~Remote control by tablet or smartphone.

The Sony BDVN790W free Media RemoteTM app provides a full Qwerty keyboard and movie information search capabilities on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, AndroidTM phone or Sony TabletTM.3

~Super Sound

Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD modes reproduce high definition sound with 5.1 channels of discrete audio for Sony BDVN790W uncompromising quality.

~Socialize™ while you watch TV

Share what you’re watching on Facebook™ and Twitter® with a Socialize™ message.

~Learn more about your movies

Get detailed movie information and search across internet apps, including YouTube® and Video Unlimited for related entertainment with Gracenote®.1

~The new look of the Sony Entertainment Network

It’s now easier than ever to instantly stream a wide variety of online movies, videos, TV shows, and music from Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™, Pandora®, and more.1

~Throw your music and photos with the Sony BDVN790W

Photos and music from your Sony TabletTM or other compatible AndroidTM device can be “thrown” directly to your Blu-ray Disc™ player for enjoyment on your TV.11

~You have connections

For more installation and integration flexibility when building your custom home theater system, the BDV-N790W comes with two HDMI® inputs.

~All access to other devices

Using DLNA® you can wirelessly access music, videos and photos from your PC and stream them to your Bluray Disc™ Player.5

~Get it started fast

Sony BDVN790W Quick Start/Quick Load lets you enjoy your movies within seconds.

~Improves Internet content too

Sony BDVN790W I/P Noise Reduction improves the picture quality of Internet entertainment for crisp, clear HD images.1


Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System


  • BRAVIA® Sync™ direct key : Yes
  • Battery : AA / Manganese
  • Pre-Program : Yes

~Disc Based Player

  • BD-Live (Profile 2.0) : Yes
  • Bonus View (Profile 1.1) : Yes
  • Tray Lock : Yes
  • Type : 1disc Tray
  • AVC-HD (8cm/12cm) (DVD+R/RW/-R/-RW) : Yes
  • BD-R/ RE (BDAV/BDMV) : Yes/Yes
  • BD-ROM (SL/DL) : Yes
  • BDAV/BD-R v1.0 (SL/DL) : Yes/Yes
  • BDAV/BD-RE v2.0 (SL/DL) : Yes/Yes
  • BDMV/BD-R v2.0 (SL/DL) : Yes/Yes
  • BDMV/BD-RE v3.0 (SL/DL) : Yes/Yes
  • CD (CD-DA) : Yes
  • CD-R/RW : Yes/Yes
  • DVD+R (DL) (+VR) : Yes
  • DVD+RW (8cm) (+VR) : Yes
  • DVD+RW/+R (+VR) : Yes/Yes
  • DVD-R (DL) (VR) : Yes
  • DVD-RW-/R (VR) : Yes/Yes
  • DVD-RW/-R (8cm) : Yes/Yes
  • DVD-RW/-R (Video) : Yes/Yes
  • DVD-R_(DL) : Yes
  • DVD-Video : Yes
  • Hybrid Disc (BD/CD) : Yes/Yes
  • Hybrid Disc (BD/DVD) : Yes/Yes
  • Hybrid Disc (HDDVD/DVD) : No/Yes
  • JPEG : Yes
  • MPEG Audio : Yes

~Surround Speaker

  • Enclosure Type : Bass Reflex
  • Front Grille/Material : Fixed / Mold
  • Input Terminal : Push Type
  • Model Name : SS-TSB111
  • Rated Impedance : 3ohm
  • Speaker System : 1 way
  • Speaker Unit : 1 unit
  • Supplied Cable : 5m
  • Type : Micro satellite


  • Active/Passive : Passive
  • Cabinet Material : Wood
  • Enclosure Type : Bass reflex
  • Input Terminal : PIG TAIL
  • Model name : SS-WSB111
  • Rated Impedance : 6ohm
  • Speaker System : 1 way
  • Speaker Unit : 1 unit
  • Supplied Cable : 3m

~Network Features

Home Share (DLNA)

  • Contents Throw : Yes (Music, Photo)
  • DMP (Dgital Media Player) : Yes (Video, Audio, Photo)
  • DMR (Dgital Media Renderer) : Yes (Video, Audio, Photo)
  • Local Server Music Browsing : Yes
  • Local Sources : Tuner/Aux In/ Streamed Content/ CD

Entertainment DB Browser (Gracenote etc.)

  • Cover Art : Yes
  • History Browse : Yes
  • Information Browse (with Web Browser) : Yes
  • Information Browse (within Gracenote) : Yes
  • Information Display : Yes
  • Qriocity Recommendation : Yes
  • Related information : Yes (BD,DVD,CD,USB,BIVL)
  • Search Contents : Yes

Web Browser

  • Download : Yes
  • Java : Yes
  • Search : Yes
  • Security Filter : Yes
  • Streaming : Yes

Sony Entertainment Network

  • Streaming : Yes


  • Direct Connect : Yes
  • Wi-Fi Built in : Yes(2.4GHz)

TV SideView

  • BD Remote 1.1 : Yes
  • BD Remote 2.0 and above : Yes
  • Device : Yes(Axis, iPhone®, iPod® Touch, Android™ device)


  • 3D Streaming : Yes
  • Live Streaming : Yes
  • Recom. : Yes
  • Subtitle : Yes



  • BD: HD (24Hz) (24p True Cinema) : Yes
  • BD: HD (60Hz) : Yes
  • BD: HD 24Hz to 60Hz conversion : Yes
  • BD: SD (60Hz) : Yes
  • DVD Upscaling : Yes (HDMI 720p/1080i/1080p)
  • Frame Noise Reduction : Yes
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) : Yes (480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p(60Hz))
  • Mosquito Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Video DAC (Component) : 1080i,720p : 12bit/148.5MHz
  • Video DAC (Y/C) : 480i : 12bit/54MHz

~On-Screen Display


~HDMI™ Audio

  • Dolby® Digital Plus bit-stream out : Yes
  • Dolby® Digital bit-stream out : Yes
  • Dolby® TrueHD bit-stream out : Yes
  • LPCM 2ch (192kHz/96kHz/48kHz) out : Yes/Yes/Yes
  • LPCM 6ch (192kHz/96kHz/48kHz) out : Yes/Yes/Yes
  • LPCM 8ch (96kHz/48kHz) out : Yes/Yes
  • dts® bit-stream out : Yes
  • dts®-HD High Resolution bit-stream out : Yes
  • dts®-HD Master Audio bit-stream out : Yes

~Instruction Manual

  • Language : USA ENG, LATIN ESP

~Inputs and Outputs

  • HDMI™ Connection Input(s) : 2 Inputs
  • HDMI™ Connection Output(s) : 1 Output


  • Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.3W
  • Power Requirements : 120V AC, 60Hz


  • Stand-by Mode : Yes (Normal / Quick Start)

~Convenience Features

  • AM/FM Memory Presets : 20 FM Only


  • A/V SYNC (Lip Sync) : Yes
  • Child Lock : Yes
  • DEMO Mode : Yes

Video Features


  • 2D -> 3D : Yes
  • BD-ROM : Yes
  • Photo : Yes
  • Streaming : Yes
  • Video (from camcorder) : Yes

~Picture Upscale

  • IP Content Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Super Scaler (Precision CinemaHD upscale) : Yes


~HDMI™ Features

  • x.v.Color™ : Yes


  • Colors : Black
  • Region Code (BD) : A
  • Region Code (DVD) : 1

~Video Features

  • XMB® (Xross Media Bar) : Yes

~Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Main Unit: 18.1 x 2.9 x 8.8 in (460 x 74 x 226mm) Main Unit w/ Wireless Transmiter: 18.1 x 2.9 x 9.4 in (460 x 74 x 239mm) Front Speaker: 3.8 x 12.5 x 4 in (98 x 318 x 103mm) Center Speaker: 13 x 2.3 x 2.2 in (331 x 59 x 57mm) Surround Speaker: 3.8 x 10 x 3.5 in (98 x 255 x 91mm) Subwoofer: 7.5 x 12.8 x 14.8 in (191 x 326 x 376mm) Carton: 21.1 x 15.3 x 19.8 in (538 x 390 x 504mm)
  • Weight (Approx.) : Main Unit: 7.7 lbs. (3.5kg) Front Speaker: 1.5 lbs. (0.7kg) Center Speaker: 1.1 lbs. (0.5kg) Surround Speaker: 1.3 lbs. (0.6kg) Subwoofer: 12.3 lbs. (5.6kg) Carton: 37.4 lbs. (17kg)

Front Speaker

~Weights and Measurements

  • Cord Length (Approx.) : 3m


  • Enclosure Type : Bass Reflex
  • Front Grille/Material : Fixed / Punching
  • Model Name : SS-TSB112
  • Rated Impedance : 3ohm
  • Speaker System : 2 way
  • Speaker Unit : 2 unit
  • Type : Desktop



  • Power Output : 1000W Total (RMS): Center 250W; Surround 125W; Subwoofer 250W, Front 125W


  • Audio DRC : Yes

~Audio Formats

  • 2ch STEREO : Yes
  • A.F.D. Standard : Yes
  • Dolby® Digital : Yes
  • Dolby® Pro Logic® II : Yes
  • Dolby® Pro Logic® IIX : Yes
  • Dolby® TrueHD : Yes
  • LPCM : Yes (2ch / 5.1ch / 7.1ch)
  • dts® 96/24 Decoding : Yes (Only BD)
  • dts® Decoding : Yes
  • dts® ES Decoding : Yes (Only BD)
  • dts®-HD : Yes

~Inputs and Outputs

  • Analog Audio Input(s) : 1 (AUDIO TV)
  • Composite Video Output(s) : Yes (1)
  • D.C.A.C. (Auto Calibration) : Yes (Mono Mic.)
  • HDMI™ Connection Output(s) : 1 (Upscale to (1080p) for DVD)
  • Optical Audio Input(s) : 1(TV)
  • Speaker Terminal : 2 (Front); 1 (Center); 2 (Surround); 1 (Subwoofer)
  • USB Port(s) : Yes (2)


  • BD Read Capability : Yes (Playback)
  • DVD Playback : Yes
  • SAT/CABLE : Yes
  • TV : Yes
  • Tuner Type : Yes (FM)
  • iPod®1 : Yes
  • HDMI1 : Yes
  • HDMI2 : Yes


  • Band : FM
  • External FM/AM Antenna : Yes (FM)
  • Preset Channel : FM20
  • Tuning Range : FM:87.5 MHz-108.0 MHz (100 kHzstep)

~Sound Mode

  • Modes : Auto/Movie/Music/Sports/3D Surround

Playback Features

  • Repeat All : Yes
  • Repeat Chapter : Yes
  • Repeat Title : Yes
  • Repeat Track : Yes
  • Resume – Power Off : Yes (BD, DVD, CD)
  • Resume – Stop : Yes
  • Shuffle : Yes (iPod/iPhone only)

Center Speaker

  • Enclosure Type : Bass Reflex
  • Front Grille/Material : Fixed / Punching
  • Input Terminal : Push Type
  • Model Name : SS-CTB111
  • Rated Impedance : 6ohm
  • Speaker Type : Center
  • Speaker Unit : 1 way
  • Supplied Cable : 3m

Sony BDVN790W What else is in the Box

  • Remote (RM-ADJP072) AA Battery
  • Video Cable Dock for ipon / phone
  • Calibration Mic
  • FM Antenna
  • Warranty Card
  • Quick Setup Guide
Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

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Abbreviation for Universal Serial Bus: a standard for connection sockets on computers and other electronic equipment. Your home theater most likely has some sort of USB connector to it. USB connectors are used to apply different peripherals to your home theater system therefore expanding the capabilities. For example you might be able to plug your iphone. ipod or ipad into your home theater system via a USB connector.





Type Mini-A


Type Mini-B


Type Micro-A


Type Micro-B



USB connectors have evolved to stay in pace with the latest technology and the different types manufacturers decide to implement into their designs.  The days of one universal plug for all of your devices are over. That is why so many USB adapters are available on the market today.

Dolby Pro Logic 2Z

Dolby Pro Logic 2z for Heightened Surround Sound

Are you ready to enter a completely new dimension in home theater listening? Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz technology takes you there—and keeps you there—with surround sound so awesome, you’ll be riveted to your seat.

With Dolby Pro Logic 2z you experience an incredible sense of airiness—a depth and presence unlike any you’ve heard before—when enjoying your music, movies, and video games.

Dolby Pro Logic 2z delivers these enhanced effects through the addition of front height channels. These added channels create a soundstage so lifelike, you’ll think the rain in a movie is actually falling on your roof. Special effects will hit with an intensity you’ve never experienced before. And you’ll feel like you’re front and center when watching concert videos. Take your listening to the next level with Dolby Pro Logic 2z.

Dolby Pro Logic 2z Benefits

  • Delivers a compelling and enveloping listening experience
  • Adds depth and dimension for a lifelike soundstage
  • Provides you with a wide range of choices for speaker positioning to optimize sound in almost any room
  • Works with existing soundtracks by identifying and decoding spatial cues that occur naturally in a soundtrack

Receivers that feature Dolby Pro Logic 2Z

Pioneer VSX-1021-K

Denon AVR-1910

Onkyo TX-NR509

YPAO Microphone

YPAO	Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer

YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup

YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization

YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

YPAO    Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer

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