Overview: The Sony BDV-E780W Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System includes an
integrated 3D-ready Blu-ray disc/DVD receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker system
with a wireless surround amplifier for the rear speakers. The Sony BDV-E780W offers the latest Dolby Digital (Plus & TrueHD) and DTS
(HD Master Audio & High Resolution) 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 and supports 3D video content. In addition, it supports iPod/iPhone
(via included dock) 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 built-in WiFi.
5.1-Channel Speaker System
Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDV-E780W is
compatible with many disc types:
||BD-ROM, 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,
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-E780W is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the
Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of
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.
- 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 via the rear panel Ethernet terminal.
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-4 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-E780W 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.
Dual HDMI Inputs: The Sony BDV-E780W 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 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-E780W features two high-definition video outputs (HDMI, Component) and one
standard-definition video output (composite).
- HDMI (ver.1.4): The BDV-E780W'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
- 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 Blu-ray
played, the maximum component video output resolution is 480i.
- Composite Video: The composite output is always live
and fixed at 480i. It can output video when playing a Blu-ray Disc.
Note: Video signals from the BDV-E780W'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
component or composite video outputs.
3D-Ready: The Sony BDV-E780W lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc
movies in full HD 1080p. You can also connect your 3D-compatible Satellite/Cable
box or 3D-ready gaming system to any of the unit's HDMI inputs and output the 3D
video signal to your 3D-ready television via HDMI.
Note: 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D HDTV,
3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2
1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: Through the HDMI
output, the BDV-E780W 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-E780W 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-E780W 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-E780W 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
Screen Settings: The Sony BDV-E780W 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.
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
- 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
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 167 watts x 3 (Front Left, Front 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. The rear surround speakers are powered by a separate
wireless surround amplifier that is rated at 167 watts x 2 (Rear Left & Right).
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration: The BDV-E780W 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: The
Sony BDV-E780W incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:
| Audio Format || Description |
|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. You can set the A.F.D. mode to Standard or Multi
- A.F.D. Standard: Presets the sound as it was
recorded/encoded without adding any surround effects.
- Multi Stereo: Outputs 2-channel left/right
signals from all speakers.
Dolby Digital || 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
|DTS ||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
|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. |
(Discrete/Matrix) ||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 (Cinema/Music) ||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. |
Dolby Pro Logic ||Dolby Pro Logic ||Dolby Pro Logic
transforms stereo sound into 4-channel surround sound with mono
|Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie) ||Dolby Pro Logic II 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 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. |
|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 supports all formats. The
unit's HDMI, 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-E780W allows you to adjust the
following audio settings:
- 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 player offers three dynamic range
compression levels - Auto, Standard, and Wide Range.
Analog & Digital Inputs: The Sony BDV-E780W features both analog
(stereo RCA) and digital (optical/coaxial) audio inputs.
FM Tuner: The
BDV-E780W features a built-in FM tuner and stores up to 20 FM preset stations.
Note: 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-E780W. The BDV-E780W 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 165 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-E780W Blu-ray
home theater system features two satellite surround (rear) speakers. Each speaker consists of a bass-reflex cabinet and
features a single 2.1875" x 3.1875" cone-type, full-range driver. Each
speaker comes with five 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 which connects to the spring-clip
terminals on back of the speaker and the proprietary plugs on back of the
included wireless surround amplifier
Note: The surround (rear) speakers are not magnetically
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
Note: The center-channel speaker is magnetically
Front Speakers: The Sony BDV-E780W features two 2-way front
speakers with a separate tweeter (0.75") and woofer (2" x 3") 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 an acoustic-suspension cabinet an non-removable grille. Each
front speaker features a small pedestal stand which allows you to place the
speaker on a table-top, shelf, or stand. There is a keyhole slot on the back of
each front speaker to mount them on your wall (pedestal stand must be removed).
In addition, each front speaker feature an attached 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.
Note: The front speakers are not magnetically
Passive Subwoofer: The home theater system features a
bass-reflex, passive subwoofer with a down-firing 7" 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.
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, 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).
LAN (100) Port: Connect the system'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
Built-in Wi-Fi: In addition to the BDV-E780W's Ethernet port
(LAN) connection, you can also easily connect wirelessly to your home's
broadband network using the system's built-in Wi-Fi.
Note: Requires home network with an 802.11 access point
(802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA
DLNA Certified: DLNA allows you to share music (MP3/WMA),
video (MPEG2), and photo (JPEG) files between DLNA compatible devices using your
DLNA home network and the Sony BDV-E780W. The system can recognize up to 20
folders and 999 filers per folder from a DLNA server. A DLNA network can be
setup hardwired (using Ethernet port) or wirelessly (built-in WiFi).
Note: Requires home network and DLNA enabled device
(such as a Windows PC).
Party Streaming: You can play music in other rooms
simultaneously by connecting Sony products which are compatible with DLNA and
the Party Streaming function.
BRAVIA Internet Video: The Sony BDV-E780W 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 Blu-ray
player's Ethernet terminal or built-in WiFi. Currently BRAVIA Internet Video
offers the following online content (as of May 2011).
| BRAVIA Internet Video Entertainment Library
|amazon instant video ||Berliner Philharmonic ||blip. TV ||concierge.com ||Crackle ||CinemaNow |
|Dailymotion ||eHow ||epicurious ||Fear.net ||golflink.com ||Howcast |
|HuluPlus ||Livestrong ||myplay ||Netflix
(2ch) ||NPR ||MoshCam.com |
|Picasa ||Photobucket ||Pandora ||Qriocity ||Singing Fool ||Shutterfly |
|Slacker ||Sony Pictures Television ||Style.com ||Tara Stiles ||ustudio ||vTuner |
|Video Detective ||Videocast.com ||Vudu ||Wired ||YouTube Videos ||Yahoo! |
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).
Web Browser: Once you have connected to the Internet via the
BDV-E780W's Ethernet terminal or built-in WiFi, you can browse select websites
(text-based only) by entering a URL address. Some web-pages may be to large for
Note: Requires a broadband internet connection. This is
not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet
audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet Video service.
Favorites: This function
displays the Internet contents added to the Favorites Lists. You can save up to
18 favorite Internet selections.
Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote Metadata service
instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are
watching through the unit's 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 BDV-E780W features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect
to the Internet via your home network and features rear-panel USB port for
Note: 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 Ports: The Sony BDV-E780W features a front and rear
panel USB (type-A) port:
- Front Panel: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows
you to play photo (JPEG), videos (MPEG), and music (MP3/WMA/AAC) files on a
connected USB device. The system can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC)
Devices that are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture Devices (SICD) class
devices. The unit can recognize up to 5 folders and 500 files per folder.
- Rear Panel: The BDV-E780W 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.
iPod/iPhone AV Dock: The Sony BDV-E780W 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-E780W. 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-E780W 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-E780W supports the following iPod/iPhone models
and functions (as of July 2011).
| 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 || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.0 PC || Y || N || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 4.2.1 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 4th || 4.2.1 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.2 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 3G || 3.1.2 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 3.1.2 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
| 4 || 4.2.7 || Y || Composite || Y || N || TV || Y || Y |
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 revert
to the older software version or wait until a newer software update
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-E780W 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.
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 player or remote is
not pressed for more than 30 minutes, the player 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.
Bravia Theatre Sync: When the Sony BDV-E780W 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-E780W'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 iPhone, iPad, or
compatible Android phone into a versatile remote when you download the free
"Media Remote" app. Enjoy basic remote functions, a full QWERTY keyboard, plus
search for information about the movies you're watching on YouTube, Wikipedia,
Twitter, and many BRAVIA Internet Video services.
Note: Application must be downloaded from the iTunes
application store or Android Market application store. Check Android Market
from your device for compatibility. Requires that the Blu-ray Disc Player
and remote device be connected to the same wireless network with the remote
device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).