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Sony BDP-S470

Sony BDP-S470
alaScore 84

422 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 422 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 422 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Sony BDP-S470


Overall, the Sony BDP-470 is a good entry-level Blu-Ray player that boasts several impressive features but lacks the quality and performance that consumers expect out of a Sony product. Several users reported horror stories of defective players getting...

Value- good price compared to other players on the marketErgonomic- one of the most compact Blu-Ray players availableCompatible- supports the latest Blu-Ray standards, including 3DAdvanced- compatible with Internet streaming, WiFi adapter sold separately

Flawed- overwhelming complaints against DNLA capability

The BDP-S470 is one of the lightest and most compact Blu-Ray players...

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Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray PlayerReview


Sony's cheapest Blu-ray 3D player, the BDP-S470, gets drunk, tries to impress, and ends up hating on some projectors.

For TV owners, the BDP-S470 is a solid Blu-ray player. It has a slick and reasonably fast operation, tons of streaming options, and has a tiny attractive form factor. The prices I've seen on Amazon also show it to be a great deal. But if you have a...

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Sony BDP-S470


The new Sony BDP-S470 is Sony's first standalone 3D Blu-ray player to hit the market. But unlike the BDP-S770 which will come 3D-ready straight out of the box, the midrange BDP-S470 will require a firmware update to support 3D playback. That update is...

The launch of 3D players such as the BDP-S470 at a competitive price level by Sony is a step forward in hastening mass market adoption of 3D. But with additional costs involved in upgrading to a 3D HDTV and special 3D glasses it remains to be seen how...


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Great player for the money!


A great Bluray player for the price. Paid $80 at Fry's about a week ago. Streaming options play great. However, Netflix will only play items in que. I would like to see a nicer chassis but for $80 it is hard to complain. Also, having issues getting...

Offers many streaming options, 3D upgradeable, excellent picture quality, connects to NAS server to play files, and can use iPod touch to control player

Have to create an account on Sony servers before you can connect to streaming media options, remote looks cheap, and the player itself does not look very good

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Wonderful Product


I've had this player for several weeks now and can not find anything that I don't like. It does everything it's advertised to do and you can't beat the price. I'm using a wired internet connection and HDMI 1.4 via Denon 3D passthru.

Fast startup, loads quickly, slim, very quiet, outstanding picture, easy to use. 3D video is amazing! Streaming Netflix, youtube, Pandora, is the added bonus

So far I have no complaints

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Many promlems with this device


I bought such a device. I have a lot of problems with this device. Lot of MKV file will not play. Does not handle external HDD. ExFAT file system does not handle memory stick, only FAT32. Sony support is not helpful. ...

design, Quick Loading

many problems with MKV, many problems with the external HDD

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Good for the money!


Overall i am pleased with this product however, I wish that companies could figure out a way to give customers HD quality sound without extra cords. This player has 3D capabilities and plays all discs very well. Up conversion not bad either. I would...

easy to use, very slim, many extra features, 3D future proofing

not easy thus far to use BD-live features, the only way to use DTS and Dolby HD is by using an optical or coaxial cable. i am sure many players are like this however

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Sony BDP-S470


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Solid Blu-ray player, nothing else


Bottom line, if you need a Blu-ray player, it does a fine job, but if you are looking for a network media streamer look elsewhere

Very easy to set up, intuitive XMB menu, loads Blu-ray quickly and plays AVCHD discs

Sony's DLNA implementation is very limited, more so even than that PS3. While it will play .mp3 and photos from my MediaSmart server, it refuses to recognize any video files at all

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USB gripe


I have this unit connected to a KDL-46HX800 and it works great. Only complaint is that Sony needs to make firmware updates installable through the USB port and not just via the internet or burning a DVD-R. If the TV sets can do it, then there's no...

Product Specifications

Enjoy Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD1080p and improve the quality of your DVDs to near HD with the 3D-ready BDP-S470 Blu-ray Disc player. Quick Start/Quick Load lets you play your favorite movies faster than ever, or you can connect to the Internet and instantly access a wide variety of movies, TV shows, music and more. You can also turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a remote control by downloading a free app.


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
3D Ready: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD