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Sony BDP-S490

Sony BDP-S490
alaScore 85

596 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 reviews of Sony BDP-S490. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. 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 85/100 = 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 Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and price also get good reviews.

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

Oct, 2016

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 (

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Mark Hodgkinson (

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

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: ian (

Sony BDP-S490


Faulty on arrival so returned and eventually got a refund

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: andy (

Sony BDP-S490


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

None really

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: andy (

Sony BDP-S490


Seems to work


Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Daniel (

Sony BDP-S490


Great product, installed free Serviio on my PC and stream all my movies and music to this

Only downside is the few buttons are situated on top of the unit. Mine lives in a cabinet and it's a pain to get to the power and eject buttons

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Mehrdad (

Sony BDP-S490


The ease of use and uncharged use of online film rental like Lovefilm, in comparison with the XBOX, which you need to pay for the XBOX live

No VGA output for connecting to old monitors and video projectors

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: Yes


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
UPnP:UPnP / Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K 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
USB Recording: No