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Sony's BDV-E570 home theater system gives you an incredibly easy way to make the switch to 3D. It features a combination 3D Blu-ray player/receiver that takes the guesswork out of 3D-ready component matching. You'll also love the enveloping surround sound that accompanies the picture, thanks to this system's five speakers and subwoofer. Plus, if you have broadband Internet access, you can expand your entertainment options with online movie and music streaming.

New dimensions of Blu-ray picture and sound
Experience action-packed movie thrills with 3D movies that put you in the middle of the story. Just hook the player/receiver up to your 3D TV via an HDMI cable, pop in a 3D movie, and put on your 3D glasses to enjoy the latest in home entertainment. This system can also reproduce the high-resolution audio formats found on Blu-ray discs, and has enough built-in amplification to give you dynamic, atmospheric, wraparound sound with the included speakers.

Netflix® movies, Slacker® radio, and even more entertainment options
The BDV-E570 lets you play a variety of online content on your TV, like instantly available movies from Netflix (membership required) and videos from YouTube™. Or listen to Pandora® and Slacker Internet radio played through the system's speakers. You can also connect your iPod®, digital camera, or thumb drive to the player's USB port to share your music, videos, or photos with friends and family in the comfort of your living room.

Easy setup
The 'E570 also comes with Sony's automatic speaker calibration, making setup a snap. Just place the speakers around your room, put the included microphone in your favorite listening position, and let the system calibrate itself to deliver the best possible sound in your room.

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    System details:
    • home theater system with 3D Blu-ray Disc™ player/receiver, 5 speakers, and a subwoofer
    • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, and music from a number of sources, including Netflix®, YouTube™, Pandora®, and Slacker® (broadband service required; subscription required for Netflix service)
    • Wi-Fi capability built in
    • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
    • USB input for connecting an iPod®, digital camera, MP3-player or thumb drive
    • BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ simplifies remote operation for compatible Sony TVs and components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
    • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for easy setup (microphone included)
    • speaker wire and remote control included
    • viewing high-definition 3D Blu-ray content requires a 3D-compatible HDTV and 3D glasses
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • plays 3D Blu-ray discs, standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, MP3 CDs, and JPEG CDs
    • plays AVCHD video files recorded on HD camcorders and burned to DVD
    • selectable output resolution: 1080p signals available through HDMI output only; 720p/1080i signals available through HDMI or component video
    • selectable 720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for DVD (upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
    • built-in Dolby® Digital, Dolby Pro Logic® II, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS-HD, & LPCM audio processing
    • 6-channel amplifier (167 watts x 5 for speakers and 165 watts for subwoofer)
    • proprietary Digital Media Port for optional iPod dock, wireless PC music player, or other accessories
    • audio inputs include stereo, coaxial digital, and optical digital
    • video output for TV includes composite, component video, and HDMI
    • receiver: 16-15/16"W x 3-5/16"H x 14-1/4"D
    • front and rear speakers: 3"W x 8-3/4"H x 2-3/4"D (each)
    • center channel speaker: 11-7/16"W x 1-15/16"H x 1-15/16"D
    • subwoofer: 10-11/16"W x 15-15/16"H x 10-11/16"D

    Transform your TV experience

    Enjoy rich, robust sound that puts you right in the middle of your favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. Powered home theater systems come with speakers and a subwoofer plus the amplification to drive them. Many of these systems feature low-profile consoles and ultra-compact speakers for minimal visual clutter. Some include a built-in Blu-ray/DVD player for enjoying movie and concert discs.

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    Too many problems to note

    Written By Tom, Waterloo, IA on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    I picked up my initial device (BDV-E570) on July 6th, 2011. Price was right, it was all good, right? It wasn't terribly higher than my previous Sony all in one systems price wise, but it was definitely a LOT lower in quality.

    Problem 1: Within just over 30 days (August 9th), I was unable to play back ANY disc related media whatsoever. Sony's tech support was a joke, and it just stopped reading ALL discs. I could see this happening, say, after 2-3 years, but 30 days?

    Problem 2: Current player (replacement) gets 'stuck' on dvds. Right now it's got all DVD's and BRD's titled 'Get Smart', doesn't update via gracenote, or anything else. If the thing is turned off while the dvd is playing (happens occasionally), when you turn it back on, it won't let you do anything but turn it right back off again (tried switching inputs, ejecting disc, etc, etc).

    All in all, the WORST amount of money I ever spent on a device like this, and I've owned quite a few of them over the past 20 or so years (always need to upgrade ;))

    Absolute Garbage!!!!

    Written By Jeremy, Littleton,NH on Monday, May 30, 2011

    this system is absolute garbage I originally owned a sony 1000 watt dvd home theatre system that was used when i got it and had it for 4-5 years before the subwoofer started getting too worn out,this bdv-e570 I thought would be great,especially considering all the techno logy of it,first off the unit has no rds (radio data system) which even cheap 80 dollar car stereo's have,the system on ipod does not show any song information whatsoever so I pretty much have to keep my ipod in hand,the wi-fi is just about completely useless,it constantly has network errors which cause the system to have to be restarted before it'll even try to re-connect,downloads slower than death in wi-fi,pandora,crashes once the system goes to screensaver despite updating,worst of all,it picks what it'll show for results on youtube and of my favorites,which it likes none of,JUNK,ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!!

    Sony BDV-E570

    Written By TerryH, El Centro, CA on Monday, April 11, 2011

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    Great unit !!! This is the second 5.1 Sony Suround System that I purchased. (I
    have 2 homes). This one included the DVD Blu-Ray Player which is nice, and
    results in one less remote. Using the upgraded cables is a must for quality,
    i.e.; HDMI cable from the DVD Player to the TV, and the fiberoptic Digital Sound
    Cable to cary sound from the TV to the Sorround System. Do not use RCA

    BDV-E570 attached to Sony 60in TV

    Written By BobB, Houston, TX on Sunday, April 03, 2011

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    It works as advertised. Pkus, when connected to the Sony TV, the TV "talks" to
    it. The TV knows it has a sound system and sends TV volume control
    information to the unit and ignores it own speakers. Sat + TV + Theater system
    with one standard remote.

    Sony BDV-E570

    Written By RP, Massena, NY on Sunday, April 03, 2011

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    Very pleased with this system. I was looking for an all in one that offered good
    sound without Stone Henge sized speakers that dominated the room. These
    speakers are small but produce great sound.

    If you use a cable company digital receiver you'll want to an optical cable. Other
    reviews said that it took 20 min to set up. I don't see how thats possible; it took
    me over an hour. I was concerned about the amount of speaker wire this system
    came with. I was pleasantly surprised that the manufacture supplied a more
    than adequate amount.

    Lastly, you cant beat the knowledgable sales and support staff at Crutchfield. It's
    great to call a company and get someone that actually knows something about
    the product they sell and as a bonus can actually speak english. This was my
    first purchase at Crutchfiled and I'll be back for more.

    Great deal!

    Written By Jerry C., Charleston, WV on Monday, March 14, 2011

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    I took a chance and bought the scratch and dent product and upon receiving it, I
    could find no blemishes whatsoever! Must have been the box that looked a bit
    rough, but everything was perfect! Setup was fairly easy and the sound and
    picture are excellent for the price. Very pleased!

    Sony BDV-E570

    Written By Rkeys, Topeka, Kansas on Monday, February 21, 2011

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    Has good sound that can fill a large room. The subwoofer is especially powerful. I had to
    tone it down some. My only critic is the lack of a tone control. In place of that it gives you
    different settings, like music, or news, etc. I feel it would be much better if it had a separate
    tone control. The TV tone controls have no effect on the separate sound system even though
    they are both new Sonys.

    Sony BDV-E570

    Written By Brian, Richmond, VA on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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    Unit works great.
    USB Wifi works well.
    Preloaded Netflix & Pandora are great.
    Auto speaker setup is great.

    Very Happy with purchase.

    everything i wanted

    Written By Anonymous, chattanooga tn on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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    great sound and and looks great very very nice

    Sony BDV-E570 - Great All-in-One System

    Written By Michigan_Man, Troy, MI on Monday, February 07, 2011

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    The Sony BDV-E570 is a true All-in-One home theater system. It has everything you
    need from the Blu-Ray player to DVD upscaling, 1000 Watts of power, Built-In WiFi
    (Netflix, Hulu, etc...), FM tuner, speaker auto-calibration (includes a mic sensor), USB-
    ports, and the list of features go on and on... It sounds great, it looks great, it works well
    with all your other equipment (HD TV, cable box, wii/ps3/xbox), and its very easy to set-up.

    You'll need an HDMI cable, an optical audio cable, and about 20 minutes to set
    everything up...

    Go Blue & Go Crutchfied !

    Crisp and full sound, easy to set up

    Written By John D, Seattle, WA on Monday, February 07, 2011

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    Purchased this system in January 2011, along w/ 46 in Sony LED HDTV. Nice full
    sound, which will probably satisfy most people. Was easy to set up. My main
    complaints are the wires running around the room and fact that system didn't accept
    either of my 2 iPods. Apparently, one needs to reset the iPods and retry, sometimes up
    to 10-20 times before system will see the iPods.

    Great System

    Written By John, Neptune, NJ on Sunday, January 30, 2011

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    We purchased the E570 for Christmas to replace an old surround sound / DVD/VHS and
    have been very impressed with it. The picture and sound quality for all DVD's (Blue Ray
    and Standard) is perfect along with online movie streaming. I would recommend this
    system to everybody. We use the E570 with a 60" Sony HDTV. Crutchfield tech support
    was very helpful in assisting me with the setup since the manual has a lot to be desired.
    I was also able to take advantage of there price guarantee since they advertised the
    system for a lower price after my purchase. I am very happy with the system and would
    continue to purchase from Crutchfield for there low prices and excellent service.

    GR8 Product

    Written By vkey, Denver, CO on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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    The speakers are awesome once all are hooked up and need little bit of adjustments in the sound settings to get the full output from them. The Blu-ray is great for watching movies. DVD upscale is also good. Synch with Sony TV was quick, setup was also easy. Got it here a few days back, cant beat that price for this home theatre system.

    Best Money I have spent on Home Theater

    Written By DKW, Nebraska on Friday, January 14, 2011

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    I'll start by saying that I have a component system in my "main" living room that is very
    robust so I am quite used to great sound. We decide to add a 2nd home theater area
    but wanted an "all in one" system to save space and $$$. Even if you pay the full price
    for this system, it is WELL WORTH IT! Acoustically, this system is worth every penny,
    forget that you have a 3D ready Blu-ray player, receiver, tuner, etc in this unit. I would,
    and have, recommended this system to my friends. If you are in the market for
    something compact with a bit of a punch, with wireless, 3D, blu-ray, etc, this is the one.
    Great buy.


    Written By dave, tannersville pa on Monday, December 20, 2010

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    i love this system sounds good but having a problem with sony the manual said
    you can buy a s-air wireless amp to convert it to 7.1 sound but when you go to
    sony styles the wireless system waht-sb2 that the manual calles for or the
    waht-sa1 that sony sayes will work are both discontuned so you are out of luck
    how thay can stop making some thing for there system when its been out for only
    less then a year only thing to do is buy the 770 unit thanks for reading

    You get what you pay for

    Written By PaulK, Dublin, OH on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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    I purchased this system as a replacement for an "old" Sony 5.1 surround receiver and speaker package that I bought back in 2003, which we are moving into our basement workout room. I have never been a fan of all-in-one AV equipment, but the specifications listed for the BDV-E570 were impressive. My first clue should have been the passive sub-woofer, but I ignored my gut and went for it. Mistake. Although the system performs okay, it feels and sounds very cheap - which it was, I guess. The speakers are made completely of cheap feeling plastic, and are extremely light which speaks to the small magnets inside. The connections were similarly low end, and the audio output has no adjustability - no bass or treble controls, etc. If you don't like how the unit sounds, you can't tweak it. Speaking of the sound, it is very flat, and the base only seems to be there during commercials. And for a system that boasts 165 watts per channel, this thing has very little power near the top of its range. My old 50 watt per channel system put out a lot more sound. If you are looking for an economical entry level all-in-one system for a medium to small room with single story ceilings, this might be a good first option. If you have a large room, or want good sound, go with a separate receiver and good speakers. I'm returning the BDV-E570 and doing just that. You get what you pay for.

    Sony 3D Blu Ray and Surround system

    Written By TT3, Beaverton, OR on Saturday, October 02, 2010

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    This system came as package deal with my 52" Bravia TV. The picture makes the system look bigger than it really is. When I opened the box and only saw the sub woofer, I thought the UPS driver had forgotten a box.

    Great sounding system and once you get it all hooked up, the sound mic calibrates the sound and you are ready to go.

    Integrating the TV remote and Blu Ray remote is not easy. I'm still working with two remotes and maybe one day I'll look at the manual...but probably not. Actually I'm using 3 remotes when you count the Comcast one.. Now I see why people buy the $200 dollar remotes but it's not that big of a deal to make we want to do that. I've already watched The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Iron Man 2 in Blu Ray and sounds are awesome.

    As I said with the TV, give us the stupid HDMI cables we need. I know it's pure profit when you make a cable that's GOOD, BETTER, BEST. They are all cheap so just throw it in for free.


    Written By J, KCMO on Monday, September 20, 2010

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    So I got this with a tv I bought> Pulled it out of the box thinking ya this will sould like a small cheep thing. Wow was I wrong. I have a high end stereo upstairs and this sound so good im thinking of getting one more. I was blown away by the sound. I put crank in for the loud sound and just sounds so good. Buy one you will love it.

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    • Integrated Blu-ray/DVD receiver (HBD-E570)
    • Passive subwoofer (SS-WSB102)
    • Center-channel speaker (SS-CTB101)
    • 4 Satellite speakers (SS-TSB101)
    • IR wireless remote control (RM-ADP053)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Wireless LAN adapter (UWA-BR100)
    • USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on on end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • Setup-microphone (ECM-AC2) with attached 13.5' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector
    • 4' Composite video cable
    • One 7' length of speaker wire (with bare-tinned wire on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
    • Three 10' lengths of speaker wire (with bare-tinned wire on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
    • Two 33' lengths of speaker wire (with bare-tinned wire on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
    • FM wire antenna
    • 4 Self-adhesive rubber-feet
    • Easy Setup Disc (DVD-video)
    • Quick Setup Guide (Eng/Spa)
    • Operating Instructions
    • Limited Warranty
    • Online Product Registration
    • Notices And Licences For Software Used in this Product

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    Overview: The Sony BDV-E570 Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System includes an integrated 3D-ready Blu-ray disc/DVD receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker system (Front, Center, Rear, Sub). The Sony BDV-E570 offers the latest Dolby Digital and DTS formats for Blu-ray and features Digital Cinema Auto Calibration to optimize your home theater experience. It also provides HDMI 1080p upscaling for your DVD collection. In addition, it supports iPod and USB device connection via its front-panel USB port, as well a internet access to select Internet content via its rear-panel Ethernet port or wireless LAN adapter.

    Disc Compatibility
    Video Section
    Audio Section
    5.1-Channel Speaker System
    USB/Internet Functions
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Disc Compatibility

    Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDV-E570 Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System supports playback of BD-ROM, BD-R (Ver.1.1/1.2/1.3), BD-RE (ver.2.1), DVD-video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW (DL), DVD-ROM, CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R/CD-RW, and Super Audio CD.

    Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. The BDV-E570 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

    Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. 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 HDTV, 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.
    • Much 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 standard DVD.
    • Compatibility with your current disc collections: 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 via the rear panel Ethernet terminal.

    3D-Ready: The Sony BDV-E570 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p.

    Note: Free firmware update maybe required (depending on date of manufacture). 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

    AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition signal.

    DivX/MPEG Playback: The Sony BDV-E570 supports playback of DivX (.avi/.divx) and MPEG (1-2-4) video files recorded on BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The unit can recognize up to 5 folders and 500 filers per folder.

    MPEG4 Playback: The Sony BDVE-570 Blu-ray home theater system supports playback MPEG4 video files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The unit can recognize up to 5 folders and 500 filers per folder.

    JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG still picture files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. Still images on your disc can be viewed in a Slide-Show as well as rotated 90-degrees left or right. The unit can recognize up to 5 folders and 500 filers per folder.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The BDV-E570 supports MP3/WMA/AAC audio files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. When stopped and restarted, playback resumes at the same point as long as the tray hasn't been opened and the player hasn't been turned off. The unit can recognize up to 5 folders and 500 filers per folder.

    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.

    Video Section

    Video D/A Converter: The integrated DVD receiver uses a 148.5MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog converter. This high-bit, high sampling D/A converter helps to reduce digital artifacts to give you a better picture.

    Video Outputs: The Sony BDV-E570 features two high-definition video outputs (HDMI, Component) and one standard-definition video output (composite).

    • HDMI (ver.1.4): The BDV-E570's HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in one cable. This unit features HDCP copyright protection technology, and must be connected to an HDCP-compliant device. The HDMI resolution can be fixed at 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p, or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your television. The video format can be set to Auto, component (4:4:4 or 4:2:2) or RGB.
    • Component Video: The component video resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i. If the HDMI output is set to 1080p, the component video output is fixed at 1080i. When a copyright protected DVD is played, the maximum component video output resolution is 480p.
    • Composite Video: The composite output is always live and fixed at 480i. It can output video when playing a Blu-ray Disc.

    Note: This unit is not equipped with any type of video input.

    1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the BDV-E570 is capable of upscaling the resolution of your standard DVDs. Output options include Auto (highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p (60 Hz video or 24 Hz), 1080i, or 720p. If necessary the output resolution can also be set to 480p or 480i.

    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-E570 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.

    Deep Color: The Sony BDV-E570 supports a color depth of up to 12 bits. Connecting the unit and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does not support Deep Color. The Deep Color function can be set to 10-bit, 12-bit, Auto, or Off.

    x.v.Color: The BDV-E570 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.

    Screen Settings: The Sony BDV-E570 features the following screen settings:

    • TV Type: You can 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: You can select the display configuration for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can select from the following:
      • Original: select when connected to a TV with a wide mode function; displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV
      • Fixed Aspect Ratio: changes the picture size to fit the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio
    • DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures on a 4:3 screen TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan & Scan.

    Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion Modes - Auto and Video.

    • Auto: The player automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method.
    • Video: The conversion method suited for video-based material will always be selected regardless of the content.

    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 playing.

    Audio Section

    S-Master Digital Amplifier: The integrated DVD receiver is equipped with an 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 167 watts x 5 (Front left/right, Surround left/right and Center) at 1kHz in 3-ohms with 10% THD; plus 165 watts x 1 (subwoofer) at 80Hz in 3-ohms with 10% THD.

    Digital Cinema Auto Calibration: The receiver 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.

    Manual Speaker Setup: If your prefer, you can setup the receiver and the connected speakers manually by using the receiver's manual speaker setup menu. You can adjust the level of each speaker from -6 to +6 dB in 0.5 dB steps and set the distance for each speaker from your main listening position (0' to 23' increments).

    Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:

    Surround Mode Effect
    Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) Mode: The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to high fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2-channel stereo sound as multi-channel.
    Dolby Digital In this format, the surround speakers output stereo sound with an expanded frequency range and a subwoofer channel for deep bass is independently provided. All six channels in this format are recorded separately for superior channel separation.
    Dolby Digital Plus Designed as an extension to Dolby Digital, the audio coding technology supports 7.1 multi-channel surround sound.
    Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8-channels of multi-channel surround sound.
    DTS This format comprises of stereo rear channel and there is a discrete subwoofer channel in this format. DTS provides the same 5.1 discrete channels of high quality digital audio.
    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Developed as an extension to DTS, it supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel surround.
    DTS-HD Master Audio DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression. It corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz and maximum of 7.1-channels.
    DTS Neo (Cinema/Music) Converts 2-channel stereo recorded audio for 6.1 channel playback..
    Dolby Pro Logic Produces four channels from 2-channel sound.
    Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie) Creates five full-bandwidth output channels from 2-channel sources. The result is enhanced sound field directionality that approaches the quality of discrete 5.1-channel sound.
    Sound Modes You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music. You can choose from Movie, Music, Sports, News, Game Rock, or Auto.
    Two Channel Stereo The 2 channel button sets the receiver to power only the front left and right speakers, no surround and no subwoofer. Two-channel sources bypass the sound field processing and multi-channel sources are down-mixed to 2 channels.

    Note: 7.1 channel surround formats will be downmixed to 5.1 channels. The system's built-in Blu-ray player support all formats. The unit's optical and coaxial digital inputs do not support multi-channel LPCM, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, or DTS-HD.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the integrated Blu-ray disc/DVD receiver 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 television.

    Audio Settings: The BDV-E570 allows you to adjust the following audio settings:

    • D.Bass: This feature reinforces the system's bass frequencies.
    • AV SYNC: Synchronize the picture and sound by delaying the audio output in relation to the picture output; 0 to 300 milliseconds.
    • Audio DRC: The player offers three dynamic range compression levels - Auto, Standard, and Wide Range.
    • Night Mode: You can enjoy sound effects and hear the dialogue clearly even at a low volume level using this function. This function is useful or enjoying sound late at night when everyone else is sleeping.

    Analog & Digital Inputs: The Sony BDV-E570 features both analog (stereo RCA) and digital (optical/coaxial) audio inputs.

    FM Tuner: The BDV-E570 features a built-in FM tuner and stores up to 20 FM preset stations. You can enter a three character name for each preset station. You can also select radio stations by inputting the frequencies directly.

    Note: There is no AM tuner.

    5.1-Channel Speaker System

    4 Matching Satellite Speakers: The Sony BDV-E570 Blu-ray home theater system features four matching front (left/right) and rear (left/right) speakers. Each speaker consists of a bass-reflex cabinet and features a single 2.25" x 3.25" cone-type, full-range driver. Each speaker comes with four integrated rubber feet so they can be placed securely on top of your shelves or stands. Each speaker also features a single key-hole slot and 5mm threaded insert slot on its rear-panel to allow you to mount the speakers vertically on a wall (key-hole slot requires optional mounting screw and the 5mm threaded insert requires optional bracket). In addition, each speaker comes with speaker wire (10' for front/33' for rear) which connects to the spring-clip terminals on back of the speaker and the proprietary plugs on back of the AV receiver.

    Note: The Front and Rear speaker are not magnetically shielded.

    Center-Channel Speaker: The Sony Blu-ray home theater system features an acoustic-suspension center-channel speaker which consists of one magnetically shielded 1.1875" x 2.375" cone-type, full-range driver. 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. In addition, the center-channel speaker comes with a 7' 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.

    Note: The center-channel speaker is magnetically shielded

    Passive Subwoofer: The home theater system features a bass-reflex, passive subwoofer with a down-firing 6.375" woofer and down-firing port. The subwoofer includes four integrated rubber feet to place the unit securely on your floor. In addition, the subwoofer comes with a 10' length of speaker wire which connects to the spring-clip terminals on the bottom of the enclosure and the proprietary plugs on back of the AV receiver.

    Note: The subwoofer is not magnetically shielded.

    Speaker Wiring: The integrated Blu-ray disc/DVD receiver uses color-coded 2-pin proprietary jacks for the front, center, surround, and subwoofer outputs. 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).

    USB/Internet Functions

    USB Ports: The Sony BDV-E570 features a front and rear panel USB Type-A port:

    • Front Panel: The front-panel USB port allows you to play photo (JPEG), videos (DivX/MPEG), and music (MP3/WMA/AAC) files on a connected USB device. The unit can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT32-compatible. The unit can recognize up to 5 folders and 500 filers per folder.
    • Rear Panel: The BDV-E570 features a rear panel USB Type-A port which 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).

    Note: Not all USB devices are supported.

    LAN (100) Port: Connect the unit's rear panel LAN (100) terminal to your Internet modem or router using a CAT-5 network cable (Ethernet cable sold separately) to access Internet video and music content or update the unit's software.

    Wireless LAN Adapter: The Sony BDV-E570 provides a wireless network connection by inserting the included USB Wireless LAN Adapter (UWA-BR100) into the unit's USB port. This Wireless LAN Adapter lets you wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video and your home network through the BDV-E570. By inserting the USB Wireless LAN Adapter into the unit's USB port, you can easily create a cable-free network. As a result, you can enjoy the convenience of wireless connectivity of your home entertainment network and make accessing your online entertainment even easier.

    Note: Requires home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

    DLNA Certified: DLNA allows you to share music videos, and photos between DLNA compatible devices using your DLNA home network. A DLNA network can be setup hardwired (using Ethernet port) or wirelessly (using the included wireless LAN adapter).

    Note: Requires home network and DLNA enabled device (such as a Windows PC). Firmware update required for DLNA functionality (available July 2010).

    BRAVIA Internet Video: The Sony BDV-E570 lets you instantly access millions of online entertainment choices from BRAVIA Internet Video. Using your home network and broadband connection, you can access a wide variety of movies, videos, music, and more. This can be done through the unit's Ethernet terminal or built-in Wi-Fi. Currently BRAVIA Internet Video offers the following online content (as of December 2010):

    • Movies & TV: HuluPlus, Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Qriocity, Crackle, FearNet, Video Detective
    • Entertainment: YAHOO!, YouTube Videos, Dailymotion, Videocast.com, blip.tv
    • Lifestyle & How-To: Concierge.com, eHow, Epicurious, Ford Models, GolfLink.com, Howcast, LiveStrong.com, ON networks, Style.com, Wired, Podcasts
    • Music: Pandora internet radio, Slacker, Singing Fool, MyPlay

    Note: BRAVIA Internet Video Requires 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 without notice (visit Sony.com for latest information regarding online content).

    Cross Search: Cross Search allows you to easily search select BRAVIA Internet Video partners for entertainment or information related to the Blu-ray disc that you are currently viewing.

    Note: Requires internet connectivity and use of BRAVIA Internet Video functionality

    Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote Metadata service instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are watching through the BDV-E570's internet connectivity.

    Note: 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 BDV-E570 features an Ethernet port and included wireless LAN adapter to connect to the Internet via your home network, and features a built-in 1GB flash memory to download content. The rear-panel USB port can be used for additional storage.

    iPod Compatible: The unit's front-panel USB port can also be used to connect select iPods (using your iPod's included USB/dock cable) for audio playback through the home theater system. The BDV-E570 supports audio playback, menu control, and charging of select iPods. This unit will not display iPod text information on the unit's front display or connected TV (you will continue to your iPod's screen to view song information). This unit does not support iPod video. The BDV-E570 is "Made for iPod compatible" and supports the following iPod model functions (June 2010).

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Out Remote iPod Song Info Track Info
    dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    video 5th N N N N N N N
    classic 80GB Y N Y Y N N Y
    120GB Y N Y Y N N Y
    160GB Y N Y Y N N Y
    iPod nano 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
    4th Y N Y Y N N Y
    5th Y N Y Y N N Y
    6th Y N Y Y N N Y
    iPod touch 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
    2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
    4th Y N Y Y N N Y
    iPhone 2G N N N N N N N
    3G N N N N N N N
    3GS N N N N N N N
    4 N N N N N N N

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

    Convenience Features

    Quick Start: This feature shortens the startup time from standby mode. When the Quick Start Mode is turned on the standby power consumption is higher.

    Parental Control: The Sony BDV-E570 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.

    Child Lock: You can deactivate the buttons on the main unit to prevent unauthorized operation.

    Dimmer: You can adjust the lighting of the unit's front panel display from Bright or Dark.

    Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not use the player 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.

    Auto Standby Mode: If any button on the player or remote is not pressed for more than 30 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby mode.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control provides wireless operation of the home theater system. The remote offers convenient, one-touch access for key activities like watching your TV, listening to the radio, watching a Blu-ray or DVD and playing back MP3s from the USB port. It is also preprogrammed to operate Sony and other manufacture's televisions.

    Bravia Theatre Sync: When the Sony BDV-E570 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.
    • Theater Mode: If your Sony Bravia TV is compatible with the Theater Mode, you can enjoy optimal image and sound quality suited for movies, as the Theater Mode function is activated automatically.
    • System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can switch the sound to come out of either the TV or the BDV-E570's speakers.
    • Volume Limit: Automatically limits the volume level of TV sound from the system.
    • 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 also changed.
    • System Power Off: When you turn the TV off by using the "Power" button.

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