from NC on 11/27/2011
I am in awe and disbelief that the BDV-E580 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System came with two in HDMI connects when most come with only one out . It's easy to use home menu made for easy setup for personalizing the system to suit one's needs. I would recommend this to a friend or anyone looking to buy a home theater system.
First OWNED Theatre System
from Grand Rapids, MI on 11/25/2011
Like the title states, this is my first home theater system that I have purchased. I have listened to several others, including a few Bose, other Sony and LG. I've done plenty of research and I know this system has had below average reviews, but I had a feeling 3 bad experiences doesn't make or brake a system. I am an avid movie watcher, gamer, and music enthusiast and so far I am blown away with the quality through Pandora, Netflix, and the Blu-Ray movies that this system produces. I have an Element Tv(Second Rate) and this Sony system looks and sounds perfect on this even. I'm not sure why everyone is having problems with this update, I updated it out of the box and no problems. The only thing that was a little annoying was the auto calibration system where the speakers yell at you lol but not a big deal. So this is definitely a great buy for the money.
from Maryland on 11/22/2011
I have had this for a couple of months so far, and right now I would say it was a good purchase. It was easy to set up, i like the menu, and the sound is terrific. Only negative I would say right now is that once i hooked up the system, i am getting an audio delay with my Verizon FIOS. Sometimes it corrects if i switch channels, but usually there is a delay. Very frustrating and I don't know how to fix it.
Software needs major overhaul
from Undisclosed on 9/20/2011
Iâ€™ll Start off with saying that this is a definite â€œDo Not Buyâ€� incase you donâ€™t read the rest. Below are the reasons why. The audio and video on this unit are very difficult and time consuming to sync up. Every time you change from a Blu Ray disk, Streaming video service or input to a different source an A/V Sync is necessary to even tolerate the latency. Also to adjust the A/V sync on anything other than the Blu Ray disc you must use the screen on the player (which is not explained in the manuals or on the support page. The tech line (tier 1 & 2) said it was not even possible. My next big complaint is that even with the software having just been updated on Aug. 10th more than half of the video streaming services and RSS feeds in the podcast option are no longer valid. The service is either no longer available or the RSS feed address has changed. There is no way to add, update or removed any of these either. The last thing (which seems small compared to the other issues) is that the remote is cheap, very small, not backlit, not universal and it lacks several buttons that any basic Blu Ray player would have. Needless to say I am regretting my choice of Home Theater System. So Iâ€™ll finish as I started, saying this is a definite â€œDo Not Buyâ€� in my book.
from West Chester, PA on 6/12/2011
System was easy to set up and has great performance. Wireless feature works great. Streams movies from several sources.