Sony DAV-HDX500/i BRAVIA Theater System

Sony Updated: 2007-08-11
Sony DAV-HDX500/i BRAVIA Theater System

Watch movies, listen to your entire music collection and play XM® satellite radio with the DAV-HDX500 BRAVIA® theater system. And with the touch of a button on the included remote, BRAVIA Theatre Sync lets you manage select Sony HDMI™ components quickly and effortlessly. You can also enjoy simplified integration of portable music players and other optional Digital Media Port (DMP) accessories with the DMP and front-mounted connections that enhance audio with Digital Signal Processing. The DAV-HDX500 even features a 5-DVD/CD changer that upscales standard 480p DVDs to 1080i resolution (requires compatible television). In addition to playing from a wide range of music sources, the DAV-DX500 boasts automatic calibration that delivers optimal sound from speakers, no matter where they are placed.

Expand your listening options when you connect your iPod® directly to the included iPod Digital Media Port cradle (TDM-IP1). This unique accessory lets you use the DAV-HDX500/i remote control to browse your iPod music and video collection directly on your TV, and brings it all alive through the powerful speakers.

BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™
As a leader in products with HDMI™ connectivity, Sony has created BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ to go beyond simple audio and video transmission. When combined with a select number of BRAVIA® LCD televisions and other Sony audio and video products, control functions will be transmitted via the HDMI cable4. With “One Touch Play”, operations that took several steps have been reduced to one. Press the PLAY button on the remote, watch the audio and/or the video component(s) turn on, then the BRAVIA® television will turn on and switch to the correct video input. Simple...Easy...BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™.

As the demand for digital content continues to be strong, here's the challenge: how do you integrate music in various forms into a home theater system? The answer: Sony’s DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMP). Together with one of the DMP accessories (sold separately), this proprietary interface adds networking and connectivity to the options of home theater systems and components, connects with various devices, which provide the ability to control and power devices while making set up easy and operation simple. The DMP accessories (sold separately) will include a PC Client device, Bluetooth® receiver5 and Audio Docking Stations compatible with select Network Walkman™ and iPod® products. So regardless of how you store your music, Sony’s DIGITAL MEDIA PORT offers an access point to integrate your portable music into a traditional home theater system.

HDMI™ Output with 720P/1080i upscaling of DVD Media
Reads the data on a standard DVD2 at 480P and maximizes the video resolution to best fit your HDMI compatible TV. This allows for you to enjoy superb video performance while delivering digital Video and Audio over one simple cable.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Now the optimal speaker settings for your living room are only a press of button away. Simply place the included microphone in your listening position and allow the strength of Sony’s Digital Signal Processing to take over. Speaker placement, distance, and delays are all calibrated automatically to ensure a worry free listening experience.

Portable Audio Enhancer
Simplified front audio and video connections are part of what makes the DAV-HDX500 ideal for today’s portables. Beyond the simplified connection a powerful Digital Signal Processor is used to expand the quality from any device that is connected.

XM® Connect-and-Play™ Ready
A world of digital radio is at your fingertips. Connect the optional Connect-and-Play antenna, sign up for XM service and enjoy the variety of digital radio with the superior sound quality of an A/V receiver.

Multi Speaker Formation
Select from the on screen display to configure the system for different speaker layout.

Music/Movie Mode
System automatically adjusts sound characteristics to match the source (movie vs. music).

iPod® Cradle(TDM-iP1) for the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT included

Wireless Rear Speaker Ready (WAHT-SD1 sold separately)