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All those new Sony Blu-ray systems

Just to back up our news story covering the launch of seven new Sony 'home cinema in a box' systems with Blu-ray capability, here's a stack of pictures of the new models.

This is the BDV-E300, which has optional wireless rear speakers with an add-on kit...


...while the BDV-E800W (not coming to the UK) takes the same formula and adds floorstanding speakers and wireless rears.


Both systems have Sony's Virtual 7.1-channel technology, but can be upgraded to full 7.1 operation with an add-on pack.

The BDV-Z7, below, is a 2.1 system using Sony's S-Force Front Surround technology.

Four of the systems are based around the BDP-S360 Blu-ray player. The HT-FS360 is another 2.1-channel set-up...


...while the HT-IS100 is a full surround system using the company's little golfball-sized speakers.

Meanwhile the HT-SS100 steps up with compact speakers. 1000W total output and the option of wireless rear speaker operation with an add-on module...


... and the HT-SS360 is the same core system, but with the addition of floorstanding speakers for the main left and right front and rear speakers.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.