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Sony BDP-S350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1936 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and sound are generally positive. The performance and value for money also get good comments. Some have doubts about the software and zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S350 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Sony BDP-N460 Networked Blu-ray Player


Convergence? is a buzz-word in the consumer electronics industry that we have heard a lot about over the last two years. The idea is that eventually, all our media and information needs will be handled by just one super-appliance in the home. Sony's...

Overall, the Sony BDP-N460 is a very solid entry- to mid-level blu-ray player. It is quick and responsive, has very respectable video performance, and comes with some nice bonus features like Netflix, Amazon VOD, and loads of free Internet video...

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Sony BDP-S350 Blu-Ray Review


Supports BD-Live; nice setup menu ; Outputs great-looking images

Remote is neither programmable nor backlit

The Sony BDP-S350 is an exceptionally good Blu-ray player that packs in the most important features and delivers pleasing images.

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Sony S350 Blu-ray Player - Benchmark


It may be hard to believe but the BDP-S350 is Sony?s third generation Blu-ray player. It seems like only yesterday Blu-ray players were hitting the market and competition was heating up from rival Toshiba?s HD-DVD format. Now that the smoke has settled...


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Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player


The Sony BDP-S350 is an exceptionally good Blu-ray player that packs in the most important features and delivers pleasing images.

Outputs great-looking images ; Supports BD-Live ; nice setup menu

Remote is neither programmable nor backlit

You can find cheaper Blu-ray players on the market, but the Sony BDP-S350 is a strong bet. This model delivers a solid all-around package, and it does so at a price that won't break your wallet


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Sony BDP-S350


Now that the price has dropped on Sony's BDP-S350 to $299, full-featured Blu-ray Disc players are coming into reach for the rest of us. Early generation Blu-ray Disc players were not only more expensive, but bulky, and took a long time to start up...

Quick Start option; good menu system; high clarity; nice black levels ; excellent color

No line-out audio; no DTS-HD Master Audio decoder; not all flash drives fit

With a price under $300, the Sony BDP-S350 player is a good choice to make...

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Petite Blu-ray Box Is Big on Function


Designed for the living room rather than a server closet, this Blu-ray box has a petite 17 x 9-inch footprint and flaunts an attractive display, all beveled

Excellent value. Built-in ethernet to fetch firmware upgrades and BD-Live extras. Picture-in-picture feature will thrill the attention-deficit set. Film buffs with high-dollar TVs will dig the optional 1080/24p output

Lousy networking setup; we had to enter everything manually. Primitive remote. Doesn't ship with BD-Live installed

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Sony BDP-S350


Editors' note (March 30, 2009) : The rating of this player has been changed since its initial publication to reflect changes in the marketplace.

Excellent Blu-ray image quality and very good DVD upscaling; compact size; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and bit stream output for all high-resolution audio formats; Ethernet port for firmware updates; BD-Live compatible.

Recessed USB port can be difficult to access; no onboard DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; quick start option uses power even when player is off.

The combination of its small design, solid feature set, and excellent image quality make the Sony BDP-S350 a worthwhile standalone Blu-ray player--especially if you can find it for less than $300.

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Sony BDP


Revel in astounding HD clarity with the BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc player. Featuring BD-Live compatibility, you can take full advantage of the Bonus View feature of select Blu-ray movies as well as acquire the latest features and updates as they become...

Excellent Blu-ray and very good DVD upconversion image quality. Automatic firmware update notification. Laudable energy efficiency.

Lacks 1080p24 upconversion with DVD video. Faster start-up option increases power consumption. Limited multimedia features, such as JPEG and MP3 playback.

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Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Player


The BDP-S350 is Sony's follow-up to the popular BDP-S300. One of the most inexpensive standalone players on the market, the BDP-S350 includes some great new features that the BDP-S300 design didn't have. Sony overhauled its form factor, with a case...

While the Xross Media Bar itself is intuitive and simple to use, I didn't like some of the lingo the Setup menus use. I wish manufacturers would settle on a common terminology for audio/video setup options. Even I, a seasoned tech geek, had to scratch...

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Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Enter to win a Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray player. Contest ends 12/31/08.Sony has won the format war against the now-defunct HD DVD, but the Blu-ray still hasn't reached what many had hoped for in terms of market penetration. The PS3......

Product Specifications

The BDP-S350 models support BonusView (picture-in-picture) featured on some of the Blu-ray Disc theatrical releases. The BDP-S350 models are BD-Live ready featuring an Ethernet port for an easy firmware update and access to Internet-based interactive content features. They also feature an external port for local storage, so users can add optional flash-based memory. The players feature 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output. They are compatible with most standard DVDs and feature 1080p upscaling through an HDMI connection to capable HDTV sets, improving the picture performance of existing DVD libraries. The BDP-S350 models offer 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and Dolby digital plus decoding and bit-stream output, as well as dts-HD high resolution audio and master audio bit-stream output. The players support AVCHD discs encoded with x.v.Color (xvYCC) technology, an international standard for wide color space reproduction. The standard expands the current data range of video by about 1.8 times, allowing the players to output more natural and vivid colors similar to what the human eye can actually see. The players also feature compatibility with an array of video formats, including BD-R/RE (BDMV and BDAV modes), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW (video mode), CD, CD-R/RW (CD-DA format), and JPEG on DVD/CD recordable media.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty