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Sony BDP-S490

Sony BDP-S490
alaScore 87

497 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 reviews of Sony BDP-S490. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Sony BDP-S490 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDPS490 3D Blu Ray PlayerSony Smart 3D BDPS490 Blu-ray Player (Old model)Sony BDPS490 3D Blu Ray / DVD Player MULTI REGION (DVD Side only)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Sony BDP-S490 review


Many features and great picture quality make the BDP-SS490 a worthwhile addition to any home cinema

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sony BDP-S490


Sony's terrific 3D Blu-ray deck lacks Wi-Fi but still impresses

Eye-catching design, Superb internet content, Slick DLNA streaming, Eye-popping pictures

No built-in Wi-Fi, Won’t play DivX or WMV in HD, Impractical menu system for web content

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sony BDP-S490


This budget spinner is a Blu-ray stunner

Clear and crisp detail ; natural colour ; 3D playback ; strong sound ; loads of online content

No integrated Wi-Fi

Sony BDP-S490: Smart features Since there’s no built-in wi-fi, you’ll need to use the ethernet port for accessing the Sony Entertainment Network, which is filled to the brim with content, including BBC iPlayer, YouTube, LoveFilm and more. It’s easy to...

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Mike (

Sony BDP-S490


Great picture and sound with Blu Ray or DVD. Easy to set up and operate. Got this bundled in with a Sony TV, so lack of wi-fi connectivity not an issue, as it would only replicate services already on Sony TV

For the player, none. Whether I will be buying many more Blu Ray or DVD disks is questionable though, as Video on Demand services are so much more convenient

Product Specifications


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


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: 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
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
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