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Sony BDP-S390

BD-Live, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, Internet TV; Multimedia formats: AAC, WAV, PNG, BMP, …

"FOR: Clear and detailed picture; lively colour balance; stable motion; smart features; good functionality; price. AGAINST: Sound could be fuller; no 3D."


1 review


Sony BDP-S790

BD-Live, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, Internet TV, 3D conversion, 4K upscaling, 3D-ready, …

"FOR: Crisp, clean picture; bright whites; balanced colours; agile, dynamic sound; extensive features. AGAINST: Sound could be a little weightier."


8 reviews | 82 opinions


BDP-S 5100
Sony BDP-S5100

3D conversion, 3D-ready, BD Java, DLNA, BD-Live, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, Internet TV; …

The excellent HD picture quality and oodles of web content of the BDP-S5100 make it a great choice for those wanting everything in a Blu-ray player without having to spend the earth. Sony's …


4 reviews | 14 opinions


Sony BDP-S185

24p, Upscaling, WLAN, DLNA, BD-Live; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD

Sony's BDP-S185 Blu-ray starter pack is a great investment if you are wanting to upgrade from a usual DVD player. The player has an Ethernet connection, providing you with access to the Smart …


1 review | 176 opinions


BDP-S 490
Sony BDP-S490

BD-Live, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, 3D conversion, 3D-ready, DLNA; Multimedia formats: …

Its lack of wi-fi and some minor issues when upscaling DVDs aside, the BDP-S490 is a fantastic buy that produces superb Blu-ray pictures, is quick to boot up and has a good amount of features and …


3 reviews | 111 opinions


Sony BDP-S1100

BD-Live, 24p, Internet TV, BD Java; Multimedia formats: WAV, AVCHD, XviD; Dolby Digital, DTS- …

If the dearth of features of the BDP-S1100 is not a problem for you and you're just looking for an affordable Blu-ray deck that does the basics well, it's a great buy according to Trusted …


2 reviews | 139 opinions


BDP-S 4100
Sony BDP-S4100

BD-Live, Controlled by smartphone, 24p, Internet TV, 3D conversion, 3D-ready, BD Java, DLNA; …

The BDP-S4100 is a deck for those who don't need Wi-Fi at the moment but want to have SACD support and 3D functionality, while the identically priced S3100 offers the reverse features, and the


2 reviews


More information at: S21, 3/2013 Sony BDP-S4100 It looks like Sony's strategy for its 2013 line-up of Blu-ray players is to make every model except the flagship BDP-S5100 lack some key feature. Thus, the BDP-S4100 offers 3D support, but not Wi-Fi. … to review

BDP-S 3100
Sony BDP-S3100

BD-Live, 24p, Controlled by smartphone, Internet TV, BD Java, DLNA; Multimedia formats: AAC, …

Like the cheaper BDP-S1100, the BDP-S3100 doesn't support 3D discs, which is quite a disappointment considering its price. The angular design is quite unique and eye-catching, though, and it


1 review


More information at: S21, 3/2013 Sony BDP-S3100 The main difference between this player and the entry-level S1100 is the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity and support for DLNA and for Sony's TV Side View app, but you still don't get 3D. … to review

Sony BDP-S480
Sony BDP-S480

3D-ready, 24p; Multimedia formats: FLAC, PNG, XviD; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, …

As far as AV performance is concerned, there is little to fault in the BDP-S480. Its picture quality is top notch and it supports extra features like internet streaming or SACD playback. Hi-Fi World


4 reviews | 81 opinions


More information at: Hi-Fi World, issue November 2011 Slimline Tonic Sony's latest player is affordable and wafer-slim. But does it deliver? … to review

Sony BDP-S370

BD Java, DLNA, BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling, WLAN; DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD

"Yes, you can now find our Award-winning Blu-ray player for less than £100, which is frankly amazing. Not just capable of superb Blu-ray and DVD pictures, the S370 is surprisingly adept …


8 reviews | 293 opinions


Sony BDP-S770

WLAN, 3D-ready, DLNA, BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling; DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD

“LIKES: internet functions and online video portal; loads music and film information via the web; plays SACDs; can be operated using the iPod or the iPhone.”


6 reviews


Sony BDP-S760
Sony BDP-S760

USB / Card Slot, Upscaling; DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

"... We love the quality of the picture you get from Blu-ray and the full audio support: ... With Sony's latest rung of Blu-ray players offering up compatibility with Sony's 3D …


13 reviews | 29 opinions


Sony BDP-S470

BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling, 3D-ready, DLNA; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

TechRadar gives the Sony BDP-S470 a perfect score, calling it one of the most desireable Blu-ray players available and an incredible value for the price. They note that any criticism is slight


9 reviews | 17 opinions


More information at: Video-HomeVision, issue 7/2010 Curtains up for the People’s Player 150 Euros for the entry-level Blu-ray player, 230 Euros for 3D: The new generation of Blu-ray players is finally entering the mass market with low prices. But is the quality still right? In test: Four Blu-ray players were reviewed. Test criteria were picture quality (brilliance, colours, sharpness ...), sound quality (digital, analogue) as well as features (connections, media diversity, hardware ...), operation (on-screen menu, remote control, installation ...) and processing (appearance, material).

Sony BDP-S360

BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling, Picture in Picture (PiP); DTS, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, …

"The Sony BDP-S360 is a reasonably priced Blu-ray player that does the basics well. However, the Sony BDP-S560 is also reasonably priced - and it comes with two USB ports and inbuilt Wi-Fi."


12 reviews | 152 opinions


Sony BDP-S560
Sony BDP-S560

BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling, Picture in Picture (PiP), USB / Card Slot; Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, …

"It's not the cheapest or the most full-featured, but the Sony BDP-S560 is a good Blu-ray player."


6 reviews | 11 opinions


More information at: Audio Video Foto Bild, issue 1/2010 Fast Lane Blu-ray and DVD players are in a close neck-and-neck race. Now prices are falling and Blu-ray players are catching up. We tested six Blu-ray players, each of which was rated "good". Among the test criteria were image quality (visual and laboratory test Blu-ray playback via HDMI or YUV output ...), sound quality (audio and laboratory test and via digital sound and analogue stereo output ...) and operation (user manual, remote control, on-screen menu ...): Three products were upgraded for integrated receivers and video presentation among other things.

Sony BDP-SX1
Sony BDP-SX1

BD-Live, Upscaling; Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

The Sony BDP-SX1 is built to last (if not a bit heavy) and its 360 degree swivel screen is handy. The system supports a variety of file types and battery life is exceptionally good. However, CNET was


1 review | 7 opinions


More information at:, 9/2011 Sony BDP-SX1 Blu-ray is very much on the rise as the disc format du jour and Sony has capitalised on this by creating its first portable Blu-ray player, the Sony BDP-SX1. … to review

Sony BDP-S350
Sony BDP-S350

24p, Upscaling; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD

After a number of lacklustre players from Blu-ray's main proponent, the BDP-S350 is an impressive product from Sony that comes in at a very attractive price. Reg Hardware thought it would be …


6 reviews | 145 opinions


Sony BDP-S550
Sony BDP-S550


"... From the six-second boot up to the BonusView feature you know you're dealing with a quality product. The Sony BDP-S550 handles pretty much everything you throw at it, upscaling with …


5 reviews | 50 opinions


BDP-S 380
Sony BDP-S380

24p, BD-Live; Multimedia formats: AAC, PNG, XviD; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, DTS, …

The Sony BDP-S380 lacks 3D ability and can't stream over a home network, plus there is a lack of video codecs. TechRadar were pleased with the quality of the Blu-ray playback though as well as


3 reviews | 123 opinions


More information at: TechRadar UK, 8/2011 Sony BDP-S380 At the bottom of Sony's Blu-ray player range, the BDP-S380 certainly gives a good performance and has decent specs for the price. But as the BDP-S480 offers some extra key features for only a small price hike, can the BDP-S380 still compete? … to review

BDP S 570
Sony BDP-S570

3D-ready, DLNA, BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling, WLAN; DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD

TechRadar absolutely loved the Sony BDP-S570 and were impressed by its speedy disc loading and brilliantly intuitive user interface with heaps of web content. Picture quality was excellent too, and


8 reviews | 161 opinions


More information at: audiovision, issue 7-8/2010 3D for a Low Price Sony’s first 3D Blu-ray player, BDP-S 570, is unbeatably cheap and also impresses with great features and high quality.


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Product information and further reviews

The blue planet HiFi Test 2/2009 - Blu-ray is conquering the world: the team at ‘HIFI TEST TV VIDEO’ tested out twelve new players from all the different price ranges. Three already tested devices, which have since been updated, were also retested. What’s more, we were also able to take a look at a few prototypes. So there should be something to satisfy every taste! Review details: Twelve Blu-ray players from different price ranges were reviewed. Ratings ranged from 1.0 to 1.9. Test criteria were quality (picture, sound, build quality), features (hardware, software), as well as operation (set-up, remote control, daily use).

Sony BDP-S480 TechRadar UK 7/2011 - Sony's BDP-S570 was a huge hit throughout 2010, so its successor, the BDP-S480, has got a tough act to follow.

Back in Black Hi-Fi World September 2010 - Sony's high end ES series has returned to these shores, and the new BDP-5000ES is the Blu-ray range topper; Noel Keywood tuned in...

Sony BDP-S1100 S21 3/2013 - For such an affordable player, the BDP-S1100 is quite a looker, although its uncommon design might not be everybody's cup of tea.

Awards '09 - Blu-ray & DVD players What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2009 - While Blu-ray strengthens its position as the finest movie format ever, DVD continues to offer sensational value for money at the budget end of the market. Here are the four machines that have swept aside the competition in 2009. Review details: Four "Best product" Blu-ray and DVD players ranging from £50 to £1100 were reviewed and rated. No final scores were awarded.

Budget Blu-ray players that will blow you away What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 6/2009 - In the three years since the arrival of the first Blu-ray players prices have dropped from around £1000 to a quarter the price for an entry-level model. The four tested here all perform at least as well and the intervening years have seen great improvements in technology and ease of use. Review details: Four Blu-ray players were reviewed and rated on picture, sound and features. Final verdicts of 2 x "excellent" and 2 x "average" were awarded.

A new squad audiovision 11/2008 - The generational shift in the land of the Blu-ray player is showing no sign of stopping: first there was the release of updated entry-level devices and they’re now being joined by brand new, mid-range players. They come with jazzy features and improved quality standards. Review details: Three Blu-ray players were reviewed and rated 88 and 87 out of a possible 100 points. Among the test criteria were image quality (picture resolution, colour coding, image dynamics, visual test ...), sound quality (sound fidelity, signal-to-noise ratio, channel separation, audio test ...) and features.

Sony adds 3D to a fine package What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 8/2010 - SONY'S ENTRY-LEVEL Blu-ray player, the BDP-S370, has been lauded as a bargain - 'quite incredible value for money', we said back in June. Now it's the turn of its brainier brother to make a case for itself - and the actuality is every bit as good as the portents suggested.

Blu-ray players with ambition audiovision 12/2008 - It’s going against the trend of increasingly cheap and light players: Sony’s new BDP-S 5000 ES flagship model weighs an impressive 9 kilos and has been filled to the brim with innovative technology. Review details: Single test. Among the test criteria were image quality (DVD playback, image resolution, image dynamics, gain accuracy ...), sound quality (quality of digital sound, sound fidelity, distortions ...) and features.

Stunning Sony Blu-ray breaks fresh ground What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2009 - Could this be Sony's finest moment in Blu-ray? The founder's range of models has collected a decent number of five-star reviews, and over the past year we've seen budget and high-end players display class-leading credentials. Now, the BDP-S760 has the chance to nail the middle ground. ... Review details: One Blu-ray player was reviewed and rated. Three additional items; a home cinema amplifier, a speaker package, and an LCD television were rated in combination with the player. Overall ratings of 4 x "excellent" were awarded.

Sony BDP-S780 PC Advisor 11/2011 - Sony's BDP-S780 certainly looks good on paper, it can convert 2D to 3D and has a good choice of apps which includes an internet browser. But with some of the issues it seems to have, is the price a little too high?

Blu-ray bonanza: bargain players tried and tested What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 11/2008 - Now that the format war has ended, prices for Blu-ray players are slowly beginning to fall as new models hit the market. So which offers the best bang for your buck and can any of them outdo the multi-tasking Playstation 3? Review details: Three standalone Blu-ray players and Sony's Blu-ray capable Playstation3 games console were reviewed and rated based on picture, sound and features. Scores ranged from 4 to 5 stars out of 5.

Blue light video 11/2007 - There’s something happening in both HD player segments: prices are plummeting and manufacturers are promising devices that are jam packed with features. ‘video’ takes a closer look at the latest Blu-ray models. Review details: Three Blu-ray players were tested. One was rated “very good” and two “good”. Test criteria were image test (sharpness, contrast, colour fidelity ...), audio test, operation (remote control, operating instructions ...), functions and features.

Sav-vy video 7/2007 - The latest HD players and AV receivers can master more image and sound formats than ever before. But is this a good development? Review details: Four Blu-ray players and 2 AV receivers were reviewed. No final marks were given.

I spy with my little eye ... Heimkino 10/2007 - ... the latest Blu-ray players from Sony and Samsung. It would appear that they’re trying to compete with the affordable HD DVD fraction, as these new players are available for just six hundred euros - that’s roughly half the price of their predecessors. ‘Heimkino’ took a closer look at the devices and was pleasantly surprised. Review details: Two Blu-ray players we tested and rated 1.7 and 1.8 respectively. The determining test criteria were quality, features and operation.

Blue blooded Heimkino 7/2007 - Finally! The long-awaited Blu-ray players with 24p output have arrived! And LG has even gone one step further; its all-in-one device can also handle the basic functions of HD DVDs as well as BDs. Review details: Two Blu-ray players and an HD all-in-one player were reviewed and rated from 1.6 to 1.9. Among the test criteria were features, quality and the device’s Blu-ray components.

Sony BDP-S5000ES Stuff TV 1/2010 - Typical: you wait an age for a high-end Blu-ray player to come along, and then two break cover in the space of a month or so. Hot on the heels of Denon's DVD-3800BD comes this, Sony's most expensive Blu-ray player yet.

Sony BDP-S500 4/2008 - The Sony BDP-S500 is Sony's stand out Blu-ray player. There are suggestions that the BDP-S550 will soon supersede it but there is still plenty the BDP-S500 has to offer.

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