5.1-Channel Speaker System
Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDV-N790W Blu-ray Home Theater
System is compatible with many disc types.
||BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R
(ver.1.1/1.2/1.3), BD-RE (ver.2.1) |
| DVD ||DVD-Video, DVD-R,
DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW |
|CD ||CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW,
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 Home Theater Systems 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 Home Theater System).
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 Home Theater Systems 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: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on
your disc must match the region code on your Home Theater System, otherwise the disc will
not play. The BDV-N790W 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.
Firmware Updates: 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 Home Theater System. 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.
Note: The tested Sony contained firmware version
M13.R.0203 (as of
5/17/2012). There was an immediate firmware upgrade (M13.R.0330) available. Visit the
Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.
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
MPEG Playback: The Sony Blu-ray disc Home Theater System supports
playback of 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.
Still-Image Playback: This unit will play JPEG/GIF/PNG/MPO
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.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The BDV-N790W 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 Home Theater System hasn't been turned off.
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.
Dual HDMI Inputs: The Sony BDV-N790W is equipped with two
HDMI (ver.1.4) inputs to let you connect a high-definition satellite
receiver/cable box or game system for high definition video and audio. Both HDMI
inputs are capable of carrying uncompressed digital audio (up to 5.1ch) and video up to 1080p,
as well a 3D content.
Note: Video signals from the HDMI inputs are only sent
out through the unit's HDMI output to your television. There are no composite, S-video, or component
Video Outputs: The Sony BDV-N790W features two
high-definition video outputs (HDMI) and one
standard-definition video output (composite).
- HDMI (ver.1.4): The BDV-N790W's HDMI
output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in one
cable. The HDMI resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p,
or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your
television. The HDMI video output support 3D, ARC, Deep Color, and
- Composite Video: The composite video output will only
output 480i, no matter the source.
Note: Video signals from the BDV-N790W's HDMI inputs are
only sent out through the unit's HDMI output to your television. You
cannot output video from the receiver's HDMI inputs through the unit's
composite video outputs. This unit does not offer a component or
3D-Ready with 2D-3D Conversion: The Sony BDV-790W 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-790W 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.
1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: Through the HDMI
output, the BDV-N790W 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-N790W 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-N790W 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-N790W supports x.v.Color, offering a wider
color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be
useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
(camera-editing-format-Home Theater System-display).
Screen Settings: The Sony BDV-N790W features the following
- 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
- 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.
Video Settings: The BDV-N790W offers the following video
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset
pictures settings (Auto, Custom1, or Custom 2) for different lighting
- Texture Remaster: Adjusts the sharpness and detail of the edges.
- Super Resolution: Improves the resolution of the image.
- Smoothing: Reduces on-screen banding by smoothing gradations on
- Contrast Remaster: Automatically arranges the black and white
levels so that the screen is not too dark and the image is modulated.
- Clear Black: Adjusts the display of the dark elements of the
image. All shading is not suppressed; it allows beautifully reproduces black
Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony BDV-N790W offers two Cinema
Conversion Modes - Auto & Video.
- Auto: The unit automatically detects whether the
material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate
- Video: The conversion method suited for video-based
material will always be selected regardless of the content.
I/P Noise Reduction: I/P Noise Reduction improves the
picture quality of Internet entertainment for crisp, clear HD images.
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 integrated Blu-ray disc/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 125 watts x 2ch (Front Left/Right) at 1kHz in 3-ohms with 10% THD; plus
250 watts x 2ch (center/subwoofer) at 1kHz/80Hz in
6-ohms with 10% THD. The rear surround speakers are powered by a separate
wireless surround amplifier that is rated at 125 watts x 2ch (Rear Left & Right).
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (D.C.A.C.): The BDV-N790W 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.
Note: 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: The
Sony BDV-N790W incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:
| Stereo Modes |
| 2CH 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. |
| Dolby Pro Logic |
| Dolby Pro Logic ||Dolby Pro Logic
transforms stereo sound into 4-channel surround sound with mono
| Dolby Pro Logic II ||Dolby
Pro Logic II transforms high-quality stereo sound into 5.1-channel
surround sound. Thanks to its full-range performance, you will hear
all the detail and subtleties of a compelling five-channel Dolby
surround sound mix from a stereo signal. You can select between PLII
Movie, Music, and Game modes. |
| Dolby Digital |
| Dolby Digital ||Dolby
Digital has been selected as the default format for DVD video,
standard 2 channel audio playback and HDTV Digital broadcasting.
Dolby Digital features two independent surround channels giving same
full range as the three front channels. Plus it adds a Low Frequency
Effect channel LFE. Dolby Digital accomplishes this by using a
technique called compression. |
| Dolby Digital Plus || Dolby Digital Plus is based on core Dolby Digital
technologies. Dolby Digital Plus is an advanced surround sound audio
codec designed specifically for evolving media. Dolby Digital Plus
brings cinematic sound to Blu-ray, broadcast, online, game, and
mobile phone entertainment (up to 7.1ch) |
| Dolby Digital TrueHD ||Dolby
TrueHD produces audio that is identical to and every bit as
spectacular as the master recording. It lets you experience the full
potential of Blu-ray Disc (up to 7.1ch), and is even ready for
future HD delivery formats. |
| DTS |
| DTS ||DTS
(Digital Theater Systems) uses the same concept as Dolby Digital,
but implements a lower compression rate. This leads to more dynamic
range, improved channel separation, and more subtle nuances. |
| DTS-HD || High Resolution Audio || DTS-HD Audio delivers sound quality that matches the
clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD
discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and
produce images with stunning realism. But that's only half of the
story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition
experience and DTS-HD Audio provides the highest quality
multi-channel (7.1ch) sound possible. Movies come alive with sound
as lifelike as the picture, and music becomes as real as a live
| Master Audio |
DTS-ES ||DTS-ES (Discrete/Matrix)
delivers 6.1 channels of discrete or matrixed audio. Movies encoded
in DTS-ES will dramatically intensify the DTS surround effect with
the addition of a surround center-channel speaker. |
| DTS 96/24 ||DTS
96/24 offers a higher quality level of multi-channel audio (up to
5.1 channels) for standard DVDs. The "96" refers to a 96kHz sampling
rate (compared to the typical 48kHz sampling rate.) The "24" refers
to 24-bit depth, compared to 16-bit depth used for CD sound, which
means there is more audio information present. |
| DTS Neo: 6 ||DTS
Neo:6 takes 2-channel (stereo) audio and completely transforms it
into up to six full-bandwidth matrix channels of surround sound.
Your home theater system will produce six and five separate
channels, respectively, to match your speaker layout. DTS Neo:6 can
also generate a center surround channel from 5.1 material. |
| Music/Movie Modes |
| Sound Modes ||You can select a
suitable sound mode for movies or music. You can choose from Auto,
Movie, Music, Sports, Game Rock, Omni-Directional, 3D Surround,
Hall, and Night. |
Note: 7.1 channel surround formats will be downmixed to
5.1 channels. The system's built-in Blu-ray Home Theater System supports all
formats. The unit's HDMI and optical inputs do not support 7.1ch 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-N790W allows you to adjust the
following audio settings:
- Audio Enhancer: Hear improved sound quality while
watching movies from the internet as the Audio Enhancer restores sound lost
- AV SYNC: When
the sound does not match the picture on the TV screen, you can adjust the
delay between the picture and sound.
- Audio DRC: The Home Theater System offers three dynamic range
compression levels - Auto, Standard, and Wide Range.
Analog & Digital Inputs: The Sony BDV-N790W features both
analog (stereo RCA) and digital (optical) audio inputs.
FM Tuner: The
BDV-N790W features a built-in FM tuner and stores up to 20 FM preset stations. There is no AM tuner.
5.1-Channel Speaker System
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 Blu-ray disc/DVD
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-N790W. The BDV-N790W 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 125 watts x 2-channel (in 3-ohm at 1kHz with 10% THD).
Note: The TA-SA300WR measures 8.0625" wide x 2.3125" tall x 9.3125" deep.
Satellite Surround Speakers: The Sony BDV-N790W Blu-ray
home theater system features two satellite surround (rear) speakers. Each speaker consists of a bass-reflex cabinet
with a front-firing port and
features a single 2" cone-type, full-range driver. Each surround speaker
features a small pedestal stand which allows you to place the speaker on a
table-top, shelf, or stand. The pedestal stand can be removed from the bottom of
the speaker and mounted to the rear of the speaker, so you can wall-mount the
front speakers using a single keyhole slot. There is also a rear-mounted 5mm
threaded insert for optional articulating wall-mount brackets (sold separately).
Each surround speaker 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.
Center-Channel Speaker: The Sony Blu-ray home theater system
features an acoustic-suspension center-channel speaker which consists of one
1.25" x 3.5" cone-type, full-range driver. The
center-channel speaker comes with two 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
Front Speakers: The Sony BDV-N790W features two 2-way front
speakers with a separate 0.75" tweeter (0.75") and 2" woofer that deliver premium
sound with better highs and lows. The front speakers are uniquely designed to provide a wider "sweet spot";
so even when you're
watching with the whole family everyone will enjoy great sound. The front
speakers employ a bass-reflex cabinet with front-firing port for added
efficiency and midbass response. Each
front speaker features a small pedestal stand which allows you to place the
speaker on a table-top, shelf, or stand. The pedestal stand can be removed from
the bottom of the speaker and mounted to the rear of the speaker, so you can
wall-mount the front speakers using a single keyhole slot. There is also a
rear-mounted 5mm threaded insert for optional articulating wall-mount brackets
(sold separately). Each front speaker comes with a 9.75' 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.
Passive Subwoofer: The home theater system features a
bass-reflex, passive subwoofer with a down-firing 5.5" woofer and down-firing
port. The subwoofer includes four integrated rubber feet to place the unit
securely on your floor. In addition, the subwoofer features and attached 10' length
of speaker wire which connects the proprietary plugs on back of the integrated Blu-ray Disc/AV receiver.
Speaker Wiring: The integrated Blu-ray disc/DVD 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).
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony BDV-N790W
Blu-ray Home Theater System supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the Blu-ray
Home Theater 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-N790W Blu-ray Home Theater System
is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the Home Theater System to
your home network and computer.
- Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony Blu-ray Home Theater System also
features built-in WiFi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet
and your home network. The Blu-ray Home Theater System's built-in WiFi provides a
wireless network connection for the Home Theater System 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.
Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the Sony BDV-N790W has
been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your
favorite internet content delivered to the Sony Blu-ray Home Theater System via Bravia
Internet Video or the built-in web browse. 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.
- 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. Bravia Internet TV allows
you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos, and
music from a large selection of entertainment apps.
- Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet
Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony Blu-ray
Home Theater System. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and
Gracenote Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to
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
Bravia Network Entertainment Library: Currently the Bravia
Network Entertainment Library contains the following online content and widgets.
(as of 4/18/2012).
| Bravia Internet Video |
| Movies || Video Unlimited: Video Unlimited is the ultimate
source for the latest hit movies, classics and TV shows from every
major studio. Forget monthly subscriptions or late fees. Watch what
you want, when you want. Buy or rent titles in SD, 1080p HD or 3D
(select titles) up to 28 days before Netflix or Redbox. |
| Netflix 5.1: Unlimited Movies & TV episodes: For
only $7.99 a month, instantly watch unlimited movies & TV episodes
streaming over the Internet to your Sony TV. |
| Hulu+: Hulu Plus lets you watch current hit TV
shows, classic series, and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for
$7.99/month with limited advertising. |
| Vudu: Vudu is an HD on-demand movie service. With over 3,000
movies available on-demand in streaming 1080p, VUDU offers you the
world's largest HD movie catalog. You can watch new movies on Vudu
the same day they're released on DVD. Vudu delivers 1080p vide with
5.1ch surround sound. There is no monthly subscription fee. Pay for
only the movies you want to watch. |
| Flixster: Get the hottest new movie trailers from
| Amazon Instant Video: Amazon Instant Video lets you
search, browse and rent your favorites instantly, right from your
couch. Choose from over 90,000 movies and TV shows, including the
latest new releases |
| SnagFilms: The best Indie movies on demand. |
| CinemaNow: CinemaNow is a digital entertainment
service that offers instant access to an extensive library of
premium video content for rental or purchase, including new release
movies and TV shows, with no subscription required. |
| Crackle: The next-generation video entertainment
network with hundreds of movies, TV shows and original series from
the vast Sony Pictures library. |
| Music ||Music
Unlimited: Music Unlimited offers you unlimited access to
millions of songs from every major label. Forget syncing MP3 files
across multiple devices; simply connect to the cloud to instantly
experience the music you love anytime, anyplace. Enjoy timeless
favorites or dare to try something new; all without paying for each
track or album. |
Free, personalized internet radio playing only music you love.
Pandora brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living
room. Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just
for you. Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your
tastes and adapts stations to your feedback on the spot. |
Slacker is a free personalized radio service with millions of songs
from thousands of artists. Simply select your favorite type of music
from one of over 120 expert-programmed genre stations. As you
listen, give feedback and the station becomes personalized just for
Fool: The Singing Fool music video collection: rock, pop,
rap, R&B, country and more. Thousands of titles means there's
something for everyone on Singing Fool. |
Philharmoniker: Enjoy one of the world's best orchestras
directly from your connected Sony TV. |
MoshCam.com: Over 800 full length concert videos recorded
in Sydney, Australia's leading music venues including Jane's
Addiction, Gary Numan, Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, The Hives,
Blondie, Jarvis Cocker, Public Enemy and many more. |
| Social Media || YouTube: The world's most popular online
destination, comes to your Sony Connected Device. This forum allows
people to discover and watch millions of originally-created videos. |
| Facebook: Millions of
people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an
unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more
about the people they meet. |
| Sports || XOS College Sports: Offers the largest digital
library of college sports content, spanning 75+ years of
competition. Watch full games, original programming, season
highlights and documentaries both past and present. All the best
conferences, teams and sports are here. |
| NHL Vault: Gives you access to over 800 classic
games, as well as full length and condensed game replays with no
| GolfLink.com: Built for golfers, and covering over
21,000 courses, Golflink.com brings you everything you need to track
and improve your game. |
| Billabong's: Snow, Surf, Skate and Wake action from
around the globe, featuring Billabong's all-star athletes, swimwear
and fashion models. |
| Lifestyle ||AOL HD:
Watch the latest in technology from Engadget and TechCrunch,
catch up on the latest celebrity gossip from Huffington Post,
preview the latest movies from Moviefone, or even learn how to cook
like a pro from personalities such as Curtis Stone, Sam Talbot and
Gail Simmons - all from AOL HD. |
Watch the latest videos from Howcast, your source for the best
how-to videos. From how to write a resume - to how to survive a bear
attack, Howcast shows you how to do just about anything; wherever
and whenever you want to know how. |
Entertaining, high octane, multi-topic hour that is equal parts
life-saving information combined with an "embarrassment-free zone"
sensibility where nothing is off limits or out of bounds. The show
is all about what impacts viewers, their families, their health and
their well-being. |
The destination for health, fitness and lifestyle videos. Take
responsibility and live an active, healthy lifestyle every day. |
Stiles: Useful and fun yoga routines for everyone. |
The definitive voice of fashion online, providing comprehensive
coverage of the major fashion shows and authoritative reports on
seasonal trends. |
elgourmet.com: With original contents for those who know
how to enjoy the pleasures of life, elgourmet.com offers 24 hrs of
uninterrupted programming for experts in fine living. |
Learn how to prepare dishes from around the world, tour celebrity
kitchens and get tips on entertaining. |
WealthTV is the premier luxury lifestyle and entertainment cable
network that gives you a vicarious look into the American Dream.
From the fastest cars to the most exotic destinations, WealthTV
allows you to travel the world and live the good life without having
to leave your living room. |
Professionally-produced video clips and how-to videos. Named 'Best
of Web' by BusinessWeek readers in 2008. |
DailyMotion: Engages your world with video of your
interests and hobbies, eyewitness accounts of recent news and
distant places and everything else from strange to spectacular. |
| News ||NPR:
Acclaimed audio podcasts from National Public Radio featuring news,
talk, and entertainment. |
Whether you're interested in anything ranging from World News and US
Politics to Recipes and Celebrity Gossip, NewsLook's topic based
video RSS reader has everything you're looking for available in real
time. Watch news on the go or from the comfort of your home on your
connected Sony TV. |
| Opera Internet Brower |
| Opera Internet Brower ||Sony.com:
Access to Sony official website |
| Gracenote Music Service: Links to the Gracenote
Music Service which contains more than five million tracks for
identification and recommendations. |
Searches: Browse the internet via keyword & URL searches. |
Note: Visit the
Sony Entertainment Network for the latest internet content. 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).
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy
various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG/PNG/GIF), music
(MP3/WMA/AAC/LPCM), and video (AVCHD/MPEG) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or
other DLNA Certified media server) through the Sony BDV-N790W. The Blu-ray Home Theater 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.
WiFi Direct: Sometimes your friends want to share their
personal photos and videos on your TV. With Sony's WiFi Direct Mode, your
friends can wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to
the Sony BDV-N790W and view it on your connected TV without connecting to your
home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses the WiFi access point/router, so
it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain
formats are not supported.
Party Streaming: 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 Home Theater System internet connectivity. This
easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre,
jacket art and more right on the TV screen. You can also access select internet
apps including YouTube and Qriocity to find related entertainment
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 Sony Blu-ray Home Theater System features an Ethernet port to connect to the
Internet via your home network & features front-panel USB port for additional
storage. You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's rear-panel USB port in order to download content from
Dual USB Port: The Blu-ray player's front- & rear-panel USB
(type-A) ports allow you to play photo (JPEG/PNG/GIF/MPO), videos (AVCHD/MPEG),
& music (MP3/WMA/AAC/LPCM) files on a connected USB device. The player can
recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT-compatible and Still
Image Capture Devices (SICD) class devices. The player can recognize up to 5
folders and 500 files per folder. The receiver will also charge your USB
device while connected to the front-panel USB port (5V/0.5A). The USB ports also
allow you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on certain Blue-ray
Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content & other data which can be
downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold
Note: Not all USB devices are supported.
iPod/iPhone AV Dock: The Sony BDV-N790W includes an
iPod/iPhone dock (TDM-iP30) which allows you to playback music and videos stored
on your iPod/iPhone through the Sony Blu-ray Disc/DVD home theater system. The
iPod/iPhone dock connects to the unit's front-panel USB port and your
television's composite video input. The iPod/iPhone is controlled by the
receiver's remote (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen is locked). Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while
docked (when receiver is On).
- Music Playback: Using the included iPod/iPhone dock,
you can listen to music stored on your Apple iPod/iPhone through the Sony
BDV-N790W. The USB connection bypasses your iPod/iPhone's DAC and uses the
receiver's built-in DACs for better sound quality. Song/artist information
and elapsed time are displayed on your connected TV screen. You can navigate
your iPod/iPhone's music using the on-screen menu and remote control by
Playlist, Artist, Album Genre, or Song. You also have access to Repeat
(One/All/Off) and Shuffle (Songs/Albums/Off) functions.
- Video Playback: The included iPod/iPhone dock also lets
you watch videos stored on your iPod/iPhone through the BDV-N790W and your
connected TV (via composite video). The dock plugs directly into your TV's
composite video input. You can access Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video
Podcasts, Rented Movies, and Video Playlists stored on your iPod/iPhone using the receiver's
on-screen menu and IR remote control
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: Using the included
iPod/iPhone dock, the Sony BDV-N790W supports the following iPod/iPhone models
and functions (as of 5/17/2012).
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video Out || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.01 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 2 || 5.1 || 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 receiver and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
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-N790W has a start-up time of
approximately 5.1 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 (45.3 seconds in normal mode).
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
On-Screen Display: The Sony BDV-N790W provides an OSD via
its HDMI or composite video 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.
Parental Control: The Sony BDV-N790W 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 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
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 "Netflix" button to instantly access your online Netflix movies and
Bravia Theater Sync: When the Sony BDV-N790W 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-N790W'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 also
- 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
Mobile Device Control: You can turn your Sony Tablet, iPod
touch, iPhone, iPad (running iOS 4.0+), or compatible Android smartphone (2.1+)
into a versatile remote when you download the free MediaRemote app for
Apple iOS devices,
Android devices, or
Sony Tablets. The Media Remote app requires that the Sony Blu-ray Home Theater System and
Apple iOS, Android, or Sony remote device be connected to the same wireless
network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n
recommended). Enjoy complete remote function, as well as full QWERTY keyboard.