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Sony BDP-S480

Sony BDP-S480
alaScore 83

259 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of Sony BDP-S480. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 259 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Sony BDP-S480 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDPS480B.CEK 3D Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player BRAVIA Internet Video (Wireless LAN Ready)SONY BDP-S480 CODEFREE BD & DVD Blu Ray Zone A/B/C & DVD Region 012345678 PAL/NTSC All Zone Multi Region Code Free DVD BLU RAY 100~240V 50/60Hz (Free

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Sony BDP-S480

 

The Sony BDP-S480, one of four blu-ray players in Sony's 2011 line, is a step up from the entry level BDP-S380 by offering 3D playback in full HD.

While the Sony BDP-S480 might not win any design awards, it is nevertheless still a consummate looking blu-ray player. For a mid-priced blu-ray player, the BDP-S480 delivers top notch video quality in 3D and 2D. Disc load times are blazingly fast and...

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Sony BDP-S480 Blu-ray player

 

The Sony BDP-S480 sits in the middle of Sony's line-up -- it's $30 more expensive than the cheap Sony BDP-S380, but this small price premium gets you ...

Plenty of Blu-ray and streaming video features ; iOS/Android controller app is good ; Low price

Main menu system is slightly slow ; Web browsing is poor

The Sony BDP-S480 has almost everything you could want in a Blu-ray player. It's reasonably quick to operate and incorporates plenty of video on demand services. Extra features in the form of 3D playback and an iOS/Android controller app justify its...

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Sony BDP-S480 review: Sony's cheapest 3D Blu-ray player, with Internet video streaming built-in

 

The Sony BDP-S480 has almost everything you could want in a Blu-ray player. It's reasonably quick to operate and incorporates plenty of video on demand services. Extra features in the form of 3D playback and an iOS/Android controller app justify its...

Plenty of Blu-ray and streaming video features, iOS/Android controller app is good, Low price

Main menu system is slightly slow, Web browsing is poor

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Sony BDP-S480 review

 

The BDP-S480 offers so much on-tap entertainment, you may never spin a disc

Rich, detailed picture quality ; SACD compatibility

Slower disc loading ; No downloadable apps

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Sony BDP-S480

 

Sony's BDP-S570 player was a runaway hit during 2010, hoovering up more awards than the clean-up crew at the BAFTAs – so this closely related follow-up has a lot to live up to.

Rich, detailed picture quality; SACD compatibility

Slower disc loading; no downloadable apps

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Sony BDP-S480

 

Attractive features and killer HD pictures make Sony's step-up Blu-ray spinner an excellent purchase

Top-drawer picture quality, DLNA, 3D and BRAVIA Internet Video support, Easy to use

No built-in Wi-Fi, Slower disc loading than previous models, Web browsing

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Sony BDP-S480 review

 

The Sony BDP-S480 is a steal at its current price. As well as premium 3D Blu-ray playback capability, it offers tonnes of other great features, including access to the Bravia Internet Video Web portal.

Great hi-def picture quality ; Super Audio CD support ; Access to Bravia Internet Video Web portal

Slower disc-loading times than 2010 models ; Quick-start mode is a power hog

The Sony BDP-S480 is a fine Blu-ray player, with more than enough charms to warrant a place on your shortlist. We love its Web features, Super Audio CD compatibility and improved file support. Its reduced disc-loading speed is odd, though, and the loss...

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Sony BDP-S480

 

The BDP-S480 isn't a high-priced Blu-ray player, but it's a decent quality one.

iOS and Android apps to control ; Range of IPTV options ; 3D Blu-ray compatible ; Media streaming options ; Qriocity support

Sluggish response on Xross Media Bar ; Web browser is woeful ; Not region-free

If you're after an entry-level player with a decent feature set, and don't require the apps and whistles of the mid- to high-end players, then this is a solid buy.

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Excellent device

 

Very nice addition to my HD 3D experience. My Sony HD TV has wi-fi, so having this with wifi was redunfdant, so saved some bucks without the wi-fi feature on this Blu-Ray player

Great Picture

Too long to "warm-up

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: Yes
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): No

Connectivity

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

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
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:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes

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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