Hi, did you make your decision? I got the 52" xbr and the BDV-E500W over Thanksgiving. I like the combination. You probably know this already but "wireless" is true only so far as the rear speakers do not have to connect by wires to the front. The 2 rear speakers are connnected by wires with a not so small transceiver (with a headphone jack which seems like a strange place to me because my rear speakers are quite far away).
I throught the decision to choose the 500 over the 300 set was easy because I ended up with the same combo price ($2000 through Amazon). Best Buy had a similar combo but with the 300 series.
If you made your purchase I'm curious if you use an iPod with it (comes with a dock). My music plays ok but I do not get any type of menu on tv for my iPod (so I navigate with the 500's remote control but read off my small Nano screen). I'm trying to figure out if I still have some setup to do. I think so because I could not get photos or movies displaying on the TV yet either (my iPod is set to turn on external viewing).
Hey all, I'm planning to buy a Sony 46" XBR9 TV, and they have a special now that comes with a blu ray stereo package. One is the BDV-E500W which has wireless speakers for the rear. The other is the BDV-E300 which is a wired system. This is my first HD TV and stereo, and I'm not sure which one to get. Anyone of any experience with these systems? Is there any lag associated with wireless speakers? I'm just looking for the system with the best sound.
I was pretty set on the E300, since it is s-air ready (though the unit isn't included) so I can use it as wireless if I wanted in the future, but I'd have to buy speaker stands. Any info is appreciated. thanks!