Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

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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.

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Streaming

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

Specifications:

Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

~Remote

  • 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

    ~Subwoofer

  • 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

Wi-fi

  • 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)

BIVL

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

General

~Video

  • 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

  • Language : USA ENG, CAN FRA, LATIN ESP, LATIN PRT

~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

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

~Modes

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

~Convenience Features

  • AM/FM Memory Presets : 20 FM Only

~Other

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

Video Features

~3D

  • 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

System

~HDMI™ Features

  • x.v.Color™ : Yes

~General

  • 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

~General

  • 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

Amplifier

~Power

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

~Equalizer

  • 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)

~Function

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

~Tuner

  • 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
Sony BDVN790W Blu-ray Home Theater System

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Amy Livians

Professional Reviewer of Home Theater Systems, components, and design.