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Sony BDP-S360

Sony BDP-S360
alaScore 83

778 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 778 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player


Blu-ray players were the next big thing a couple of years ago, but it's only now that it is catching up here. (More and more Bollywood movies are being released in Blu-ray.) That is the key - once the market is created products will pick up, and the...

Rs. 19,990 is the price of this model, and seems pretty worth it due to nothing other than its solid performance. There are no extra features, or gimmicks, just a solidly built player with better than decent video performance.

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Sony BDP-S360


Sony's BDP-S360 Blu-ray player ($299.99 list) is a fine example of getting more for less. It delivers even better picture quality than its predecessor, the excellent BDP-S350, yet the S360's price is $100 lower. A few sacrifices were made: You won't...

Excellent standard DVD upconversion. Very energy-efficient

Quick Start feature increases power consumption. Optional memory required for BD-Live support. No streaming multimedia features

Sony's most affordable Blu-ray player, the energy-efficient BDP-S360 delivers stellar picture quality with both high- and standard-definition discs.

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Sony BDP-S360


Blu-ray may have started out as a mess, with confusing "profiles" and painfully slow load times, but beginning this year standalone players have finally gotten their acts together. Sony's entry-level BDP-S360 is typical of the new breed of Blu-ray...

Profile 2.0-compatible; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential; excellent video quality on most Blu-ray movies

Cannot access streaming video services such as Netflix; no Wi-Fi option; no eject button on the remote; relatively slow load times; recessed USB port

The Sony BDP-S360 handles all the Blu-ray basics with ease, but it lacks the streaming Internet content found on competing models.


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Sony BDP-S 360


The Sony BDP-S 360 is a Blu-ray player released in spring 2009. In the United States, the device lists at 200 USD, and internet pricing only dips as low as 180 USD. In the United Kingdom, the list price of 230 GBP is also only barely beaten by online...

Excellent 24p movie picture ; Superb photo playback ; Bitstream HD audio ; BD-Live

Slight weaknesses in DVD playback ; No USB stick supplied for BD-Live

In the core discipline — Blu-ray playback — the BDP-S 360 shows no weaknesses, providing a fantastic home-theater experience. What’s more, the player turns out to be quiet and economical, as well as providing easy operation and powerful audio output....

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Review Of The Sony BDP-S360 Blu Ray Player


This latest one from Sony offers good replacement to the BDP S350 with a nice decent set of features. With this one, I guess Sony is trying hard to move its standalone players out of the shadow of the PS3 and that too, without burning a hole in the...

Simple User interface, Fantabulous picture quality

No Wi-Fi, slow disk loading, no multichannel outputs

For a £200 player this one gives a power packed performance. However the few missing features compared to its rivals take a toll on this one’s overall value. Add some more cash and you could definitely get a player with features like Wi-Fi and...


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Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player


Sony continues to do its best to deliver great entry-level products for the masses. Most of the market is now approaching this same price point and including more features, such as on-demand video streaming from online sources like Netflix. This makes...

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Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player


Sony continues to do its best to deliver great entry-level products for the masses. Most of the market is now approaching this same price point and including more features, such as on-demand video streaming from online sources like Netflix. This makes...

The setup menus are very streamlined, and Sony has eliminated some of the gray areas from its previous player setup menus. You even get a quick setup when you initially start up the player. All of the major settings are broken up into segments, which...

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Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Unlike some of its competitors, Sony has decided not to add streaming video-on-demand to its new entry-level player, the BDP-S360. This Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player offers BD-Live and BonusView support, as well as high-resolution audio decoding....

The BDP-S360 lacks 7.1-channel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; The player lacks internal memory, so you must add your own USB flash drive. Plus, the USB port doesn't support photo...

In terms of Blu-ray features like BD-Live support and onboard high-resolution audio decoding, the BDP-S360's feature set is on par with other new entry-level players from companies like Panasonic, LG, and Samsung. However, those companies have all...

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"Good player, slow load, no wireless, overly expensive."


Sony still sells this unit, so I thought I'd review it for those who might be thinking of buying it. I've had this player for a couple years, and I'm getting ready to replace it with a Panasonic BDT-210. Why? Primarily because if you play a standard...

Great picture; great sound; allows firmware updates by CD if you're not hardwired to the Internet.

Slow load, although it's better with the recent firmware update (4/11). No wireless. Relatively expensive for what you get ($220), vs. what other players can do for under $150.

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I bought this blu-ray last year and almost imediately had problems with the sound. At first I thought it was from using DVD discs but when the sound started cutting out on Blu rays too I had to take it to get warrantee work. It was gone for a month......

Cheap - good if you cant find anything better

Sound quality problems - warrantee work required ; HDMI output died after a year (and a total of about 21 uses)

Product Specifications

Take your movie experience in high definition to the next level with the Blu-ray Disc player BDP-S360 from Sony. And so you can start enjoying Blu-ray experience they are giving you 3 free BD films: Slumdog Millionaire, Terminator Salvation and Angels and Demons. Outstanding versatility and performance come together with the STR-DN1000 7.1-channel A/V receiver. Providing the Full HD 1080 experience to your home theater system, this receiver is compatible with 24p True Cinema video signals and decodes uncompressed audio (LPCM via HDMI). Enjoy the latest in surround sound decoding with Dolby True HD and dts Master Audio from Blu-ray Disc. Offering plenty of connectivity options for your expanding lifestyle, the STR-DN1000 includes 4 HDMI inputs, 3 component inputs, a digital media port input for use with MP3 players, and is SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:DTS-ES decoder / Dolby Digital Surround EX / DTS Neo:6 / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD High Resolution/DTS-ES decoder / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Digital EX
Components:AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Neural Surround
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV system

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM/PCM / MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Model:BDP-S360/BDP-S360 with STR-DH800/BDP-S360 with STR-DN1000/For Terminal Servers
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Symantec Workspace Virtualization


Color:Gloss piano black


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /New releases update


Bundled Support:1 Year Basic Maintenance
Category:Networking applications
License Category:Subscription license
License Pricing:Volume
License Qty:1 concurrent user
License Type:Subscription license
License Validation Period:1 year
Subcategory:Network - system & remote management
Volume Pricing Level:20000+ level

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows 2003