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Sony BDP-S480

Sony BDP-S480
alaScore 83

234 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 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-S480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 234 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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...

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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


Consumer review by:

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...



Consumer review by:



When i got home with my Sony dvd player i had it up and running in about 5 minutes. I bought this primarily to use to play 3D movies, and all i can say is WoW!! Great little player. Thin and lightweight. I highly recommend you get a Sony if you like...

Backwards Compatible","DVD Upconversion","Easy Set-Up","Excellent Image Quality","Good Connections","Good Soundtrack Support","POINT CLICK AND ENJOY","Upgradeable


Consumer review by:

Blu-ray Disc player


I am electronics challenged so understanding the instructions was my first hurdle to cross. Understanding all the buttons on the remote is still baffling me. It is a very nice unit and plays the DVD's very well. My teenage grandkids can walk their way...

Nice picture

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Consumer review by:

Feature-packed but slow to react


This Sony DVD player has a lot to offer in features and functions BUT it takes too long to power up and access the features. Access to the internet or streaming is slow and the user-interface software is not intuitive. The remote is nice and small but...

Excellent Image Quality","Slim and compact design","Upgradeable

Poor Connections","Slow Load Time

Consumer review by:



I bought this a a gift for my kids. It stopped reading discs (all types) after a week of use. I requested service and received a return authorization under warranty. It cost me 20 bucks to return the set and I got back a reconditioned unit after a week...

Great picture when working

Stopped reading discs after a week of use

Consumer review by:

great value


Bought for inlaws and they really like it! Streaming video and audio over internet works flawlessly.

Excellent Image Quality","Good Connections","Upgradeable

Consumer review by:

In a class of its own


This is a great product, I have got four of this model 3 as gifts for my children and there is not any problems with this unit. If others wanted wireless built in they could simply purchased a product that has it built in and should not make it an...

Its Sony and all is good

Would prefer larger AVI compatiblity

Product Specifications


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


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
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


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


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