You just heard about the Sony BDV-E570 home theater system here a few days ago, as part of a massive bundle designed to hawk 3D televisions, so it’s definitely a good thing that I managed to spot this one and have a listen, so you can get a better handle on it yourself.
The Sony BDV-E570 is a 3D-ready (once you’ve picked up some extra components) thousand watt, 5.1 channel home theater system that offers an included Blu-ray player, four satellite speakers and a center-channel speaker, Internet connectivity for easy access to a variety of different content sources (with built-in WiFi besides), a variety of surround sound decoders including Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD and more. You’ll also get a subwoofer, magnetic shielding to prevent distortion, the Gracenote metadata service that tells you about a movie while you watch it, a component video output, an HDMI input and an HDMI output.
It’s not surprising that this one is short on ports for older hardware without HDMI input, but then, considering all that it contains on its own, do you really need a whole lot of ports? It already has most everything you need right in its own systems. And this thing really does have nice sound to it–one of the better sound packages I’ve heard at all in all honesty.
And frankly, it had better be for what they’re asking for it. Best Buy’s got a price tag of five hundred fifty bucks on this beast, but you will be getting plenty for what you pay for. The Sony BDV-E570 definitely ranks among the better systems out there, so if you’ve got the cash, this is one you’re going to want to listen to.