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Great sound for the living room,
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This review is from: Sony BDVEF200.CEK 2.1ch 3D Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Home Cinema 350W, BRAVIA Internet Video Enhancer (Electronics)I have a 5.1 surround system in my own bedroom but wanted something easy to operate for my parents in the living room downstairs and this ticks all the boxes.
The 3D blu-ray player is of exceptional quality, easy to operate and very clear on screen menus. The player has 2 hdmi inputs and an output to the telly so you can connect 2 extra hdmi units as well as the blu-ray player to be seen. This is very useful if you have one of the 42 inch earlier generation plasma screens still cranking in the living room as my parents do (I refer to the TV re:cranking not my parents) , seeing as it only has one HDMI input socket.
The subwoofer sits neatly at the side of the TV , a black square box and whereas it is ugly at the rear, you only see the front which is smart so I don't see the problem. I can hear the boom from the bedroom upstairs and from the study downstairs and that's with normal TV playing. The bass can be adjusted obviously. It also has a range of different sound adjustments for different audio preferences so you can turn everything up and down easily or select pre set menus for audio cds, theatre, surround sound, movies etc.
The blu-ray unit also has a usb input on the front so you can select a Hard Disk portable drive and play back MKV and DiVX files as well as photos and other media encoded material. I did notice that a significant proportion of my DiVX files (about 40%) were not recognised by the unit however, so don't rely on it playing everything from external sources ( especially XVids I imagine ) although the files I created were all official DiVX files.
Not suitable for surround sound experiences obviously as it only has 2 small speakers and the sub woofer but is a great addition to the TV and looks neat and sleek. The front speakers sit on the TV unit table in front of the screen but are small enough not to block any part of the screen behind them. A Sky Box or Virgin Media cable box fits directly in to the blu-ray unit via HDMI which processes both sound and video and greatly improves what virtually any TV has to offer on the market today in terms of sund quality.
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2012 20:38:51 BDT
Anthony Bullough says:
would this system be fully compatiable with rather a Bush 26 Inch HD Tv or a Sharp 24 inch LED HD Tv? and what overall method of connection do u use to connect it to a television,both Tvs above have 2 HDMI Outputs,USB outputs and few other outputs i cant remember
let me know
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2012 21:12:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jun 2012 21:13:43 BDT
DM Bunny says:
Both would be fully compatible. I have a Western Digital Media Player and my Virgin Media Cable connected into the back of the Sony blu-ray via HDMI and the HDMI output from the sony blu-ray player goes into the back of the TV and carries the signal for all 3 devices :- blu-ray player (which kicks in by default when you insert a disc) , Cable (Virgin) and media player ( the last two can be selected via the onscreen input which is very similar to a PS3 on screen menu using the crossbar method for selection.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2012 23:58:38 BDT
Anthony Bullough says:
so would u require audio/video lead connected up to this particular system to hear the sound and picture through your tv when playing blue rays through the blue ray player?
I heard some reviews on amazon somewhere stated on their cinema systems they couldnt hear the sound or didnt see the picture
so if u use the 2 HDMI leads the way you stated above connection wise how do u get the sound/picture quality through from the blue ray player and speakers into the TV
sorry for all these questions but need to know before i decide to purchase it
thanks for your time
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2012 09:41:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jun 2012 09:45:51 BDT
DM Bunny says:
Well the sound & picture are carried on the HDMI cable from the blu-ray player to the TV input HDMI.
Not quite sure what you mean about hearing the sound through your TV as the sound should come throught he Surround System TB itself. You can't get sound from the Surround System speakers into the TV - it's the other way around.
It all depends what boxes you are connecting it with. I have a Virgin Media HD Cable Box so the box already has HDMI I imagine SKY is the same. If you are using an older digital set top box , it may be you need audio leads as it may not have a native HDMI input.
A|ll technical specifications , inputs and outputs and instruction manuals can be found here :-
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