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Sony BDP-S500

Sony BDP-S500
alaScore 81

92 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Sony BDP-S500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S500 - Blu-Ray Disc Player - 1080P Full HDSony BDP-S500 - Blu-Ray Disc Player - 1080P Full HDSony - BDP-S500 Blu-Ray player

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDP-S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony BDP-S500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SONY BDP-S500 BLU-RAY DVD PLAYER

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Sony BDP-S500

 

'La qualit\xe9 d\x92image, les options de r\xe9glage vid\xe9o, l\x92upscaling HD des DVD, la dynamique audio.'

'Pas de prise en charge du DTS-HD, pas de port Ethernet, pas de compatibilit\xe9 avec les bonus PIP en BD-Java, pas de compatibilit\xe9 SACD, prix \xe9lev\xe9.'

'Version haut de gamme du BDP-S300, le BDP-S500 a tout pour plaire. Mais l\x92appareil n\x92est malheureusement pas op\xe9rationnel \xe0 100%.'

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Expert Review

 

The BDP-S500 is a powerful Blu-ray player, geared towards enthusiasts. Its high-end audio capabilities is best suited to a system that already has high quality audio products, although even on its own it's a great device.

Excellent audio performance, great Blu-ray and DVD upscaling playback, streamlined interface, attractive design

Slight lag times at startup and when navigating discs

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Sony BDP-S500 review

 

Sony's top-end Blu-ray player wows us with its control over video and audio

Excellent images ; Solid build quality ; High resolution audio

Not Profile 1.1 ; No DTS-HD Master Audio ; No SACD

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Sony BDP-S500

 

Sony's BDP-S500 is the company's latest Blu-ray player to hit the market, geared for enthusiasts. Superior audio performance is the selling point for ...

Excellent audio performance, great Blu-ray and DVD upscaling playback, streamlined interface, attractive design

Slight lag times at startup and when navigating discs

The BDP-S500 is a powerful Blu-ray player, geared towards enthusiasts. Its high-end audio capabilities is best suited to a system that already has high quality audio products, although even on its own it's a great device.

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Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

 

Top-of-the-range and exceptionally talented, but don't expect to ogle at those Blu-ray interactive features.

The digital connection also outputs video in resolutions of 720p, 1080i and 1080p, and the player will upscale DVDs to any of these formats. When playing Blu-ray discs encoded in 1080p/24, it will output them in their native frame rate, so if you have...

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Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

 

Top-of-the-range and exceptionally talented, but don't expect to ogle at those Blu-ray interactive features.

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Sony BDP-S500 review

 

There is no compelling reason to buy this player over a PlayStation 3: it's too expensive, doesn't support profile 1.1 or 2.0, and costs more than pretty much every Blu-ray player on the market. The picture and sound quality are, however, excellent,...

Picture quality ; Sound quality ; Styling

Price ; Front panel feels fragile ; No included HDMI cable ; No profile 1.1 or 2.0 support ; Did we mention price yet

It's your money. Like Phil and Julie Neville, you can spend it as extravagantly as you want. It's just our opinion that as good as this player is, you really shouldn't buy one. You should get a PS3, a Panasonic DMP-BD30 or wait until the Sony BDP-S550...

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Sony BDP-S500 review

 

Blu-ray is largely Sony's baby, and we expected the Japanese giant to be a little more doting towards its triumphant infant than it has been so far. Sure, the PS3 is comfortably the best-selling Blu-ray spinner on the planet, but we're not exactly...

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Stuff magazine

 

Sony's flagship Blu-ray player comes bearing a snazzy motorised fascia, support for 24fps video and a premium price tag. Is it time to upgrade?

Looks great and is a very capable performer, but this still isn't the finished Blu-ray article we're looking for

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Sony BDP-S500

 

Excellent all round blu-ray player from Sony, if a little pricey ..

A few frustrating absences such as the Blu-ray 1.1 profile and DTS-HD Master Audio are more than made up for with supreme HD picture quality and Dolby TruHD along with DTS-HD High Resolution audio.

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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