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Sony BDP-S480

Sony BDP-S480
alaScore 83

234 reviews

Jul, 2014

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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.

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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

 

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

The BDP-S480 offers the same line-up of sockets as the S380. Joining the crucial HDMI port on the back panel is a set of component video outputs, alongside the usual composite video, stereo audio and coaxial digital outputs. An Ethernet port is...

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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

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Just OK

 

The player does work, but setting up streaming was a pain, especially since I had to drive an hour each way to buy a wireless USB because I wasn't told I would need one before purchasing. The wireless USB does not have the best reception as well: the...

It works

Wireless USB not incuded, lack of speed

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works ok after installing the adapter

 

•USB Wi-Fi Ready : Yes (UWA-BR100 adapter not supplied) Wish I had read the specs more thoroughly before purchasing a WI-Fi ready and not WI-Fi already built in to it. I had to purchase the above mentioned adapter and it then let me set it up in a...

ok for NETFLIX AND PANDORA

NO CONS SO FAR

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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