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Sony BDP-S490

Sony BDP-S490
alaScore 89

463 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 463 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and value for money also get good views.

usability, value for money, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 463 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S490

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 131 user reviews of Sony BDP-S490 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

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

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Sony BDP-S490 review

 

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

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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

On the back is an unusually generous line-up of sockets. They include an HDMI v1.4 output, composite video and analogue stereo outputs, alongside both optical and coaxial digital audio outputs – you normally get one or the other at this price. There’s...

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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...

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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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:UPnP
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

Playback

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

Recording

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
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