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Sony BDP-S490

Sony BDP-S490
alaScore 86

652 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 652 reviews of Sony BDP-S490. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 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 People are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and price also get good opinions.

design, price, usability, size, reliability

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDPS490 3D Blu Ray PlayerSony BDPS490 3D Blu Ray Player

Apr, 2018

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 : What Hi-Fi? (

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 : 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 : Naaptol (

Expert Review

Jan, 2013

Expert review by (

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

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Faulty on arrival so returned and eventually got a refund.

Jan, 2014

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Sony BDP-S490


Faulty on arrival so returned and eventually got a refund

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony BDP-S490


Seems to work.


Sep, 2013

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

None really

Aug, 2013

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

None really

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


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


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


Color of product:Brushed steel


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No


Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):15


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

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


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


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 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Power consumption (typical):15


Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes


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 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


24p: Yes
24p support: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

Weight:3.31 / 52.9