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Sony BDP-S500

Sony BDP-S500
alaScore 80

86 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 86 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

 

This is a great player for it's age. It's build quality is as good or btter than any player today under 400 bucks. So it you can ge a nice one used under 400 it would be a great buy.

Great looking, easy to operate, perfect sound, perfect picture, and firmware updates perfect with disc

Unit was built before wifi or ethernet was the norm. But no big deal, still a great player with better build quality than most out there today

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Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

 

I have been using this machine for 2 years I just love this machine great design and picture & sound is very good.

great design, fantastic picture & sound

Version 1.0, very slow loading times

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Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

 

I painfully threw 679€ out of the window because of this lunatic BD player. Today, I meet a lot of technical issues with this Sony BDP-S500. Furthermore, the sound staging is not dynamic.

Design, picture quality on BD movies

Miserable firmware, dysfunction, average sound staging, price

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Consumer review by:

Sony BDP-S500

 

Sony is not only Blue-ray supporters, but also is Blue-ray technology leader, SONY all the time is the initiator of the Blue-ray format, and many of people in particular favorite. BDP-S500 has SONY brand, add with the voice of Belle paintings, really...

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Sony BDP-S500

 

Just one remote. Product Specification: Sony BDPS500 DVD Type: Blu-Ray disc player Media Supported: BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, CD Dolby Digital Decoder: Yes Portable: No Progressive Scan: Yes HDMI Output: 1 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI...

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Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

 

Extremely poor... have had this player for about three months. played about a total of 10 movies... now it won't recognize a disk.... junk.... do not buy.... not worth the extra price...live far enough away that shipping it in is not an option as it...

great picture when it works

doesn't work 90% of the time

Consumer review by:

DIGITAL THEATRE SYSTEM(DTS)

 

DIGITAL THEATRE SYSTEM(DTS) is a multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications. It is used for in-movie sound both on film and on DVD, and during the last few years of the Laserdisc...

Better sound effects

Gives blaring noise when high frequency is reached

Consumer review by:

Sony BDP-S500

 

SONY all the time is the initiator of the Blue-ray format, and many of people in particular favorite. BDP-S500 has SONY brand, add with the voice of Belle paintings, really attractive option. On the impeccable quality, color and meticulous associate,...

good product

none

Consumer review by:

The Greate Player

 

Sony is not only Blue-ray supporters, but also is Blue-ray technology leader, SONY all the time is the initiator of the Blue-ray format, and many of people in particular favorite. BDP-S500 has SONY brand, add with the voice of Belle paintings, really...

Quality, sound

little expensive

Consumer review by:

Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

 

I bought this player with my Sony Bravia KDL-46XBR5 and the Sony Multi-channel receiver STR-DG910. Watching blu-ray with this combination is like flying first class on an airline. Once you realize what it is, you never want to go back and you didn't...

Outstanding Picture on Blu-Ray Movies

Painfully long time to power on and load a movie

Product Specifications

Enter the next level of high definition with the restyled BDP-S500 Blu-ray Disc Player. Now featuring DTS HD audio for ultra-realistic sound effects and supreme clarity, this player is a treat for the eyes and ears. The pristine images from 1080p Blu-ray Disc movies and DVD upscaling has to be seen to be believed. Amazing 24p True Cinema output and cinema-tuned picture presets allow you to see movies exactly how the director intended. And with BRAVIA Theatre Sync, now you can control your compatible BRAVIA TV and AV systems from just one remote.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:BDP-S500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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