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Sony BDP-S380

Sony BDP-S380
alaScore 83

205 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S380

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 120 user reviews of Sony BDP-S380 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony S380 Blu-ray Player - Instant Internet Video Playback, With Media Remote and USBSony Remote Control RMT-B109P For BDP-S280 * BDP-S380 * BDP-S480 * BDP-S580

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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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Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray player

 

Sony's entry-level Blu-ray player, the BDP-S380, has an impressively wide range of features. It's a great player for watching Blu-ray movies, but it a...

BRAVIA Internet Video built-in ; Low price ; HDMI cable included in the box

No built-in Wi-Fi ; No optical digital output ; Remote is a little cramped

The Sony BDP-S380 is an excellent Blu-ray player that has the added bonus of Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video service. We're disappointed with the lack of optical digital output, and the fact that Wi-Fi is an optional extra, but this is an outstanding...

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Sony BDP-S380 vs Toshiba BDX3200 vs Arcam

 

There's a wide range of decks on the market designed to satisfy any budget, from bog-standard affordable models to pricey high-end affairs, and we've selected six for you to consider.

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Sony BDP-S380 review

 

A Sony Blu-ray player for the boracic lint

Good quality Blu-ray playback ; Bravia Internet Video ; Entertainment database browser ; Fast boot up times

No 3D capability ; No home network streaming options ; Lack of video codecs

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Sony BDP-S380

 

Sony's bottom-of-the-range Blu-ray spinner offers a lot in performance and specifications for its meagre £130 ticket, but misses out on a couple of the key features that its BDP-S480 sibling brings to the party for only £20 more. With that in mind,...

Sony’s brilliant web portal, Bravia Internet Video, still boasts the best range of content around, including BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, Sky News, Eurosport, LOVEFiLM, YouTube, and much more. Yes, there’s no app gallery full of child-friendly games, but...

You can’t stream content over a home network and there’s no 3D support – two features which you can enjoy on the £150 BDP-S480

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Sony BDP-S380

 

Sony's latest entry-level player is light on features but killer internet content is its saving grace.

Excellent BRAVIA Internet Video content ; Easy to use operating system ; Terrific picture quality

Wouldn’t play some hi-def video files ; No real progress from BDP-S370 ; No DivX support

The Ethernet port is on hand to provide a wired connection to the internet, but thankfully the BDP-S380 supports Wi-Fi if you buy the UWA-BR100 wireless LAN adapter, and Sony has kindly put a second USB port on the back to house it.

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Sony BDP-S380 review

 

We were seriously impressed with Sony's 2010 range of Blu-ray players, giving the BDP-S370 a Best Buy award. The sheer number of features packed into the tiny player combined with a surprisingly low price made it the obvious choice for most people.

Improvements over the S370 are few and far between, and it's disappointing not to see iPlayer in HD. DivX support has gone, and start-up is slower.

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Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray player with IPTV

 

Review Sony's BDP-S380 Blu-ray bantamweight packs quite a punch. A mere 36mm tall, it barely looks big enough to swallow discs, but this plasticky pugilist can hold its own against full-size separates and is well stocked with features.

Overall, this unassuming deck has a lot going for it. Its BD playback quality is great, SACD is an appreciated bonus and having IPTV on tap ensures you’ll always have something (rubbish) to watch late at night. The deck is also a decent media player –...

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live:No / Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

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
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

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

Sound

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