Integrated Blu-ray Player: The Sony BDV-N7100W home theater system
features a built-in Blu-ray disc player which supports a variety of disc types;
BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R/RE, DVD-R/DVD-RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and SACD. Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a
high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality
HD systems. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is
up to 54 Mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution.
While standard DVDs look very good on an HD system, they don't provide a
high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player).
Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture,
with deeper, richer colors.
- Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and
DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master
Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's
superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of
Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of
data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray
Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or
23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel
audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with
- Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility
with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser
mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a
conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve,
new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the
firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for
downloading from the Internet. Occasionally, Sony may release updated firmware
for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These updates
are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the firmware
automatically when connected to the Internet via broadband connection. The
tested system contained firmware version M17.R.0104 with an immediate update
for firmware version M17.R.0124 (as of 7/4/2013).
Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies,
so discs start faster after they're inserted into the Blu-ray Home Theater
System. The Sony BDV-N7100W has a start-up time of approximately 5.3 seconds in
Quick Start mode (25.7 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes
approximately 29.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (27.1 seconds in
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray system initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the unit's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream
Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a
disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD
offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform
of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over
120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then
CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just
cannot hear on a normal CD.
Front-Panel USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port
allows you to play photo, videos, and music files on a connected USB device. The
unit can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT-compatible and
Still Image Capture Devices (SICD) class devices. The device can recognize up to
500 folders/files. The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content
(such as BonusView) on certain Blue-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus
content and other data which can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive
(minimum 1 GB recommended, sold separately). Not all USB devices are supported.
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Sony Blu-ray home
theater system supports playback of a variety of audio/video/photo files
recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB
memory devices. The BDV-N7100W supports the playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and
WAV audio files; plus the playback of AVCHD, MPEG-1/2/4, Motion JPEG, WMV9, and
XVID video files; as well as JPEG, GIF, and PNG photo files.
Parental Control: The Sony BDV-N7100W offers Parental Control
settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of
the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control
settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc
tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake. You can also deactivate the buttons on the main unit
to prevent unauthorized operation.
2 HDMI Inputs/1 HDMI Output: The Sony BDV-N7100W Blu-ray
home theater system is fitted with dual HDMI (ver.1.4) inputs and one HDMI
(ver.1.4) output. The two HDMI v.1.4 inputs allow you to connect HDMI-equipped
audio/video components; such as your satellite/cable receiver and game system.
The system connects those extra devices and the built-in Blu-ray player up to
your TV via its single HDMI monitor output; reducing cable clutter. The
BDV-N7100W's HDMI v.1.4 jacks are compatible with 1080p/24Hz pass-through, 4K
upscaling, 3D video, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as uncompressed
digital audio (up to 7.1ch), and ARC (Audio Return Channel).
- 4K Precision Cinema HD Upscaling: Through the HDMI
output, the BDV-7100W is capable of upscaling the resolution of your
standard DVDs and high-definition Blu-ray discs; up to 4K (4,096 x 2,160).
- 24p True Cinema: Movies are typically recorded on film with
a frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray
Disc at 24 frames per second the BDV-N7100W will output that signal to the TV (if
the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
- 3D-Ready with 2D-3D Conversion: The Sony BDV-7100W lets you
enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D
content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable
(supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection. The Sony BDV-7100W can also convert
2D (two-dimensional) video content into simulated 3D (three-dimensional) video
when connected to a 3D-ready TV, with 3D-glasses. You can make adjustments to
the 3D effect and 3D depth.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio
to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the Blu-ray home theater system
through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to
your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Sony system also
supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color
range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike,
Video Adjustments: The Sony BDV-N7100W offers a variety of
- Screen Settings: TV
Type lets you select a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for
the unit's video output to match your connected Television's screen aspect
ratio. Screen Format lets you select between Full (stretches 4:3
image to fit 16:9 display or Normal (displays original picture size). DVD
Aspect Ratio lets you select either Letter Box (wide picture with black
bands on top & bottom) or Pan & Scan (displays full-height of image with
- Video Settings:
The Picture Quality Mode lets you select from 3 preset
pictures settings (Auto, Custom1, or Custom 2) for different lighting
environment. Texture Remaster adjusts the sharpness and detail of the
edges in an image. Super Resolution improves the resolution of the
image. Smoothing reduces on-screen banding by smooth gradations on
flat areas. Contrast Remaster automatically arranges the black and
white levels so that the screen is not too dark. Clear Black adjusts
the display of the dark elements of the images.
- Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony BDV-N7100W offers two
Cinema Conversion Modes. The Auto mode automatically detects whether
the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate
conversion method. The Video mode always select the method best
suited for video-based material regardless of content.
- I/P Noise Reduction: I/P Noise Reduction improves the
picture quality of Internet entertainment for crisp, clear HD images.
- Super Bit Mapping: To increase the image quality of whatever you
watch, Super Bit Mapping analyzes and optimizes every pixel to give you a
premium picture that's been perfected even more.
On-Screen Display: The Sony BDV-N7100W provides an OSD via
its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English,
French, Spanish, or Portuguese. The integrated Blu-ray receiver also features a
single-line top-panel display. You can adjust the lighting of the unit's front
panel display from Bright or Dark.
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such
as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is
S-Master Digital Amplifier: The Sony Blu-ray home theater
system features a S-Master Digital Amplifier for superb accuracy, clear
separation of signals, and balanced sound reproduction using a
digital-to-digital process. It is designed to be highly efficient, producing
minimal heat, while taking up 1/4 of the space of conventional amplifiers. The
amplifier is rated at 125 watts x 3ch (Front Left/Front Right/Center) at 1kHz in
6-ohms with 1% THD; plus 125 watts x 1ch (subwoofer) at 80Hz in 6-ohms with 1%
THD. The rear surround speakers are powered by a separate wireless surround
amplifier that is rated at 100 watts x 2ch (Rear Left & Right).
Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic: The Sony BDV-N7100 home
theater system features Dolby Digital and DTS-HD decoding, as well as offers
Dolby Pro Logic audio processing.
Note: 7.1 channel surround formats will be downmixed to 5.1
channels. The system's built-in Blu-ray player supports up to 7.1ch audio.
The unit's HDMI and optical inputs do not support 7.1ch LPCM, Dolby Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, or DTS-HD.
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration DX (D.C.A.C. DX): The
BDV-N7100W is equipped with an Auto Calibration function to achieve ideal
surround sound settings for your room. With the included microphone placed at
the listening position, Sony's DSP automatically analyzes speaker placement and
sets the delay times and output levels. The microphone has a threaded insert on
the bottom so it's compatible with a tripod. Speakers configuration, speaker
distances and output levels can also be manually set. If your prefer, you can
setup the home theater system manually by using the system's manual
speaker setup menu.
Sound Modes: You can select a suitable sound mode for your movies, music,
sports, or games. You
can choose from the following - Movie (provides the optimized sound for watching
movies), Music (provides the optimized sound for listening to music), Digital
Music Enhancer (reproduces an enhanced sound for compressed audio), 3D Surround
(provides a 3D sound experience), Berlin Philharmonic (reproduces sound
characteristics of a Berlin philharmonic hall), Football (creates an immersive
feeling of being in a football stadium), Night (reduces loud sounds while
maintaining clear dialog), or Demo Sound (Suitable for demonstration).
S-Force Pro 3D Front Surround: Don't have enough space for the
wireless speakers in the rear of the viewing area, but still want a surround
sound experience. no problem. With the S-Force Pro 3D Front surround sound
technology feature, you can setup all the five speakers in-front of the viewing
area and still experience simulated surround sound.
Audio Settings: The BDV-N7100W allows you to adjust the
following audio settings - AV Sync adjusts the delay between the picture
and sound when the sound does not match the picture on the TV screen. Audio
DRC provides three dynamic range compression levels (Auto/Standard/Wide).
Analog & Digital Inputs: The Sony BDV-N7100W features both
analog (stereo RCA) and digital (optical) audio inputs.
5.1 Channel Speakers: The Sony BDV-N7100W Blu-ray home
theater system consists of four matching satellite speakers (front & rear), a
center-channel speaker, and a passive subwoofer. Each individual speaker driver
is damperless and has magnetic fluid technology that minimizes sound distortion
providing for an enhanced sound quality and clearer reproduction of the original
- 4 Matching Satellite Speakers (for Front & Rear): The Sony
BDV-N7100W includes four matching satellite speakers for the front and rear
channels. These satellite speaker feature a two-way driver design, with a
separate 0.75" soft-dome tweeter and 3.125" midrange driver, that delivers
premium sound. The front and rear satellite speakers are uniquely designed
to provide a wider "sweet spot"; so even when you're watching with the whole
family everyone will enjoy great surround sound. The speakers employ a
bass-reflex cabinet with down-firing port for added efficiency and midbass
response. Each speaker comes with a small pedestal stand which allows you to
place the speaker on a table-top, shelf, or stand. In addition, you can use
the rear-panel keyhole slot (mounting screws not supplied) or M5 threaded
insert (requires optional bracket) to safely wall-mount the speakers. The
front speakers come with a 10' length of speaker wire which connects to the
spring-clip terminals on back of the speakers and the proprietary plugs on
back of the AV receiver. The rear speakers comes with a 16.5' length of
speaker wire which connects to the spring-clip terminals on back of the
speaker and the proprietary plugs on back of the included wireless surround
amplifier. The front and rear speakers feature a high-gloss black cabinet
and no grille.
- Center-Channel Speaker: The Sony Blu-ray home theater system
features a center-channel speaker which consists of a 0.75"soft-dome
tweeter, two 2.375" midrange drivers, and two front-firing ports. The
center-channel speaker comes with four integrated rubber feet so it can be
placed securely on top of your TV, shelf or stand. The center-channel
speaker also features two key-hole slots on its rear-panel which allows you
to mount the center-channel speaker horizontally on a wall. The
center-channel speaker comes with a 6.5' length of speaker wire which
connects to the spring-clip terminals on back of the speaker and the
proprietary plugs on back of the AV receiver. The center speaker features a
high-gloss black cabinet and no grille.
- Passive Subwoofer: The home theater system features a
bass-reflex, passive subwoofer with a front-firing 7" woofer and dual
down-firing ports. The subwoofer includes four integrated rubber feet to
place the unit securely on your floor. In addition, the subwoofer comes with
10' length of speaker wire which connects to the spring-clip terminals on
back of the sub and the proprietary plugs on back of the integrated Blu-ray
Disc/AV receiver. The passive sub features a high-gloss black cabinet with
black cloth grille (non-removable).
Wireless Surround Kit: The TA-SA300WR Wireless Surround
Amplifier Kit gives you a way to place the system's rear speakers in the back of
your home theater room without having to run wires from the integrated Blu-ray
disc receiver. The kit includes a 2-channel amplifier and two wireless
transceivers. One wireless transceiver plugs into the back of the TA-S300WR
while the other plugs into the back of the BDV-N7100W's integrated Blu-ray disc
receiver. The BDV-N7100W is able to wirelessly transfer the rear audio signal to
the TA-SA300WR surround amplifier by using a wireless 5.8GHz frequency
connection. The surround amplifier has proprietary speaker terminals that match
the speaker wires supplied with the home theater system. The TA-SA300WR must be
plugged into an AC outlet and speaker wires run from the surround amplifier to
the rear speakers. The surround amplifier is rated at 100 watts x 2-channel (in
3-ohm at 1kHz with 10% THD). The TA-SA300WR measures 8.0625" wide x 2.3125" tall
x 9.3125" deep.
Speaker Wiring: The integrated Blu-ray disc receiver uses color-coded
2-pin proprietary jacks for the front, center, and subwoofer outputs. The
color-coded 2-pin proprietary jacks for the surround speakers are found on the
wireless surround amplifier. Speaker wires, terminated with color-coded plugs,
are supplied. Each length of supplied speaker wire has tinned wire on one end,
and a color-coded proprietary plug on the other for easy hookup. The color-coded
plugs are white (Front Left), red (Front Right), blue (Surround Left), gray
(Surround Right), green (Center), and purple (Subwoofer).
FM Tuner: The BDV-N7100W features a built-in FM tuner and
stores up to 20 FM preset stations. There is no AM tuner.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony BDV-N7100W supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the system's
network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on
your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies,
via the Bravia Entertainment Network.
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony BDV-N7100W is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the
system to your home network and computer.
- WiFi (wireless LAN): The Sony Blu-ray home theater system offers built-in WiFi
that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The
BDV-N7100W's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the
with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a
wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free
environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11
access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS,
WEP, and WPA security.
Sony Entertainment Network: Once the system has been connected
to your home network, you can have your favorite internet content delivered to
the Sony home theater system and your connected TV via Bravia Internet Video, Opera system Store, or the
built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia
Internet Video; while the built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content
by URL. The Opera system Store lets you download additional apps. Click
here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content.
- Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as
a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand
entertainment straight to the Sony Blu-ray home theater system and your
connected Television. Bravia Internet Video allows you to
instantly stream a wide variety of movies, system episodes, videos, and music
from a large selection of entertainment apps. You'll be able to enjoy some
of the web's most popular online movie services;
Amazon Instant Video,
YouTube, and more. You can also listen to select music services
offered on the internet with this system. You'll be able to enjoy some of
the web's most popular internet radio services;
NPR, and more.
- Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a
collection of additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV
viewing. These apps range from videos (viewster),
games, weather (AccuWeather),
news (Associate Press),
world clocks, social networks (Facebook),
- Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet
Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony BDV-N7100W
and your connected television.
Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and Gracenote
Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to enter URLs
and do basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites
(text-based only). The Opera Internet Browser is not a full search
engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use
Sony's Bravia Internet Video service. Some web-pages maybe too large for
Note: Bravia Entertainment Network content requires a home
network with a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps
for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon
broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require
additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy
various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music
(MP3/WMA/LPCM), and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV) files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC
(or other DLNA Certified media server) through the Sony BDV-N7100W and your
connected TV. The system can be connected
to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi
connection (via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo,
video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Note: You can play music in other rooms
simultaneously by connecting Sony products which are compatible with DLNA and
the Party Streaming function.
Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote Metadata service
instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are
watching through the Blu-ray disc player internet connectivity. This
easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre,
jacket art and more right on the system screen. You can also access select internet
apps including YouTube and Qriocity to find related entertainment. Requires Internet connectivity. Some disc titles may
not be supported by the Gracenote service.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The Sony home theater system features an Ethernet port to connect to the
Internet via your home network and features front-panel USB port for additional
storage. You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's
front-panel USB port in order to download content from BD-Live
Built-in Bluetooth (w/ NFC pairing): The Sony BDV-N7100W features built-in
Bluetooth (version 3.0) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll
be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device,
Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Sony home
theater system. You will also be able to control basic playback functions
(Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the system's remote control. Advanced music
operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There
is no song/artist information display on the unit or connected TV. Continue to
use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info. Devices can be
paired manually or via NFC (Near Field Communication). NFC for Android
2.3.3-4.0x (excluding 3.x) allows you to pair your smartphone by simply tapping
the top-panel of the integrated Blu-ray receiver (requires download of
NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play). Up to 9 devices can
be paired with the Sony system (only one can be used at a time).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with this Sony system.
Wireless Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control
provides wireless operation of the home theater system. It is also preprogrammed
to operate Sony and other manufacture's televisions. There is a dedicated
"Netflix" button to instantly access your online Netflix movies and TV shows.
Bravia Theater Sync: When the Sony BDV-N7100WW is connected
to a Sony TV via HDMI, you can operate the system with simplified controls. In
addition to audio and video transmission, control functions are transmitted via
the HDMI cable. This feature works with a select number of Sony Bravia TVs. The
simplified controls include:
- One-Touch Play: By pressing "Play" on the unit or the
remote, the TV turns on and is set for the DVD input mode automatically.
- System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can switch
the sound to come out of either the TV or the BDV-N7100W's speakers.
- Remote Easy Control: You can control the basic
functions of the system via your Sony Bravia TV's remote when the system's
video output is displayed on the TV screen.
- Language Control: When you change the language for the
on-screen display of your TV, the system's on-screen display language is
- Routing Control: When you perform One-Touch Play on the
connected component, the system turns on and sets the system's function to
HDMI1 or HDMI2, and your TV's input is automatically set to the HDMI input
to which the system is connected.
- System Power Off: When you turn the TV off by using the
Sony TV SideView App: With the free Sony TV SideView App,
you can control the BDV-N7100W Blu-ray home theater system and browse content
from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet
(2.2+). Simply download the this app from the
iTunes App Store or
Google Play Store on to your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. The TV
SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a
remote control and software keyboard for the Sony home theater system. You can
also view disc information and search for Sony Bravia Internet apps from your
compatible mobile device. In addition, you can also stream your videos,
pictures, and music stored on your Apple iOS/Android device to the BDV-N7100W
and your connected TV.
Note: The Sony TV SideView App requires that the Sony
BDV-N7100W and your Apple iOS or Android device be connected to the same
DLNA compatible wireless network with the remote device connected through an
802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).
Timers: The BDV-N7100W offers Screen Saver, Sleep Timer, and
Auto Standby functions.
- Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the Home Theater System for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display,
such as the home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image
helps prevent your display devices from becoming damaged.
- Sleep Timer: You can set the system to turn off after a
preset time period, so you can fall asleep listening to music, The time can be
preset in intervals of 10 minutes.
- Auto Standby Mode: If any button on the Home Theater System
or remote is not pressed for more than 30 minutes, the Home Theater System
automatically returns to standby mode.