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Sony BDP-S380

Sony BDP-S380
alaScore 83

201 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 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-S380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 201 reviews)

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Sony BDP S380 Blu-ray Player


Sony have been focusing hard on the Indian audience with their Blu-ray players and home theatre systems. We recently reviewed the BDV-E980 3D Blu-ray home theatre system and besides it performing well, it offered fairly good value for money. In this...

The Sony BDP S380 sells at a maximum retail price of Rs. 8,990. This is a really good Blu-ray player by itself. Sony adding a LAN port and incorporating the Bravia Internet Video in it made this a great player. The only issues we had was that it had...

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Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Sony's BDP-S380 Blu-ray player comes packed with loads and loads of apps, as well as its own control app for iPhones, iPods, and other devices. Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell takes a closer look in this review...

The BDP-S380 supports BD-Live and BonusView/PIP ; It has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources ; The player is wireless-ready and supports a wide variety of online media services, including Netflix, Qriocity, Hulu...

This player is not 3D-ready ; It lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; There's no advanced control port like RS-232 ; It lacks internal memory to store BD-Live...

At $150, the BDP-S380 is Sony's least expensive Blu-ray player and offers a solid complement of features, such as SACD playback, a remote control app, and an excellent assortment of video-on-demand and other Web services. That said, for a modest step...

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Sony BDP-S380


With 3D Blu-ray players all the rage in 2011, Sony has diverged from the norm by introducing the Sony BDP-S380. While it may not have a 3D features unlike Sony's latest additions, it has more than enough interactive features to keep you entertained....

With 3D feature taking off in full flight only recently; it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Another reason is that most people do not own a 3D TV. The Sony BDP-S380 is ideal for anyone who desires a no frills 2D blu-ray player and easy on the wallet.


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BLUE for BluRay...


small, easy hookup, nice picture from usb drive

remote will not work tv functions...NO network connectivity, cannot read anything from network machines...BIG minus. will NOT play mkv format files, though is stated in info it will

Consumer review by:

I like thsi product


It is a good complemnet to my hoe teather and HD TV

Excellent Image Quality

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Sony BDP-S380


This is a very nice player, for just the average person that doesn't need all the bells and whistles. You can also update the players drivers via burnable CD, and play files off your USB drive.

This player is lightweight, syncs with other Anynet+ devices, boot time is pretty good, and the light bar on the front is not annoying

This does not play PAL formatted discs. There is no on board wireless. You need the Sony UWA-BR100 wireless adapter if you want to go wireless

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Sony Blu-Ray player review


The product is solid value for the price I paid. The menu display and visuals could be a little more crisp.

Good Soundtrack Support, Easy Set-Up, Upgradeable, Backwards Compatible, Lightweight, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections

Wi-fi not built in

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Simple and Direct


Sony is always as good as gold.

Good Connections, Excellent Image Quality, Easy Set-Up, Good Soundtrack Support, DVD Upconversion

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nice blue ray player


slim design, fits under tv stand.

Good Connections, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Soundtrack Support

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Has been better then I expected.


Use this product ever day DVDs & Netflex. Product was easy to set-up. And easy to use. Have found no Cons.

Upgradeable, Excellent Image Quality, DVD Upconversion, Good Soundtrack Support, Backwards Compatible, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Quality overall, Good Connections


Product Specifications


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


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

General Features

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


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
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: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


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


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