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Sony BDP-S490

Sony BDP-S490
alaScore 86

652 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 643 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Feb 10, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 168351 reviews from other Blu-ray Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony BDP-S490 review

 

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

If you're looking for a budget disc-spinner that offers excellent picture quality and also plays 3D films, this is ideal

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Jan, 2013

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Sony BDP-S490 3D Blu-ray Player Review

 

Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Player

Untampered 1080p Playback ; Excellent scaling of DVDs ; Impressive handling of interlaced signals ; Lots and lots of VoD Services ; Remote app is very good ; Media streaming works very well - with certain media players ; Price

A bit slow at disc loading - especially DVDs ; Build quality feels a touch flimsy ; Default settings cause a tiny amount of grain reduction

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony BDP-S490

 

Faulty on arrival so returned and eventually got a refund.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony BDP-S490

 

Faulty on arrival so returned and eventually got a refund

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony BDP-S490

 

Seems to work.

None.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony BDP-S490

 

Picture quality Sound quality Button layout Web functions ie love film YouTube Netflix

None really

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony BDP-S490

 

Picture quality ; Sound quality ; Button layout ; Web functions ie love film YouTube Netflix

None really

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby TrueHD,DSD,DTS Neo:6,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital,Dolby TrueHD,DSD,DTS,DTS Neo:6,DTS-HD / Dolby Digital,DTS,DTS Neo:6
Audio output channels:7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DSD, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DSD, DTS, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD / Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS Neo:6

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Color

Color of product:Brushed steel

Design

Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):15

Ergonomics

Child lock: Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Screen saving functions: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, MPO, PNG / GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:ASF, AVCHD, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, WMV, WMV9, XVID / AVCHD, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID
Video formats supported:ASF,AVCHD,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MTS,WMV,WMV9,XVID / AVCHD,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9,XVID

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video / Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video, DVD audio, DVD video

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
BD-Live: Yes
Playback mode:Normal, Slideshow / Slideshow
Playback Modes:Normal, Slideshow / Slideshow
Progressive Scan:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

Power consumption (typical):15

Security

Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:120
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray video, CD audio
Playback disc types:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Recording disc types: No

Technical Details

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Device type:Player
Form Factor:Set-top
Full HD: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Screen saving functions: Yes

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Network streaming: Yes
Progressive scan output: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.83
Height:1.65
Weight:3.31 / 52.9
Width:16.9