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Sony BDP-S560

Sony BDP-S560
alaScore 75

202 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 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-S560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 202 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Sony BDP-S560 Blu-Ray Review


Built-in Wi-Fi ; Power-saving features ; Great image quality

Multimedia features for photos only ; Poor remote

The Sony BDP-S560 delivers very good images--exceptional ones on DVD--and Wi-Fi connectivity, but its poorly designed remote and lack of streaming extras hurt its value.

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Review: Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray player


This Blu-ray player delivers very good images and Wi-Fi connectivity, but its poorly designed remote and lack of streaming extras hurt its value.

Built-in Wi-Fi ; Great image quality ; Power-saving features

Multimedia features for photos only ; Poor remote

You get more than BD-Live when you plug the BDP-S560 into your home network. If you have a computer that runs DLNA server software on your network, this player will recognize it and display the photos from that computer. It can also display photos from...

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Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Player Review


It's natural to assume that technology-initiator Sony would be a market leader in the player category, though the widespread implementation of the PS3 might be a bit of a shock. For those who weren't swayed towards using a video game machine as a...


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Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Sony's new mid-level Blu-ray player offers a few noteworthy features not available in the lower-priced BDP-S360--namely, built-in WiFi and DLNA media streaming. However, this Profile 2.0 player does not provide access to a streaming video-on-demand...

The BDP-S560 supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs ; The player has internal Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and can pass these formats in bitstream form over HDMI ; It supports BD-Live Web content and can play picture-in-picture...

The BDP-S560 lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; The player lacks internal memory, so you must add your own USB device. Plus, the USB port doesn't support movie or...

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Lacks internet capabilities


Don't buy this Sony player.

plays disks

No netflix or other services

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awesome video works well


I really like this bluray player. It has an awesome picture and is well built. I have always been a sony fan. The big problem is it does not have netflix. If I was to do it over I would have gotten a PS3.

awesome picture

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No Netflix ever


Wish I didnt buy it

Great picture

Just hung up with customer support for sony. This player will never have Netflix streaming it is not capable via firmware. They have no intention of making any adapter either

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Does not stream internet video


The absence of the ability to stream video makes the built in WiFi, nearly pointless (the only use seems to be to access BD Live content available on some blu-ray discs). The less expensive Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) with a WiFi...

Boots quickly. Sets up easily

Surprisingly, the Sony BDP-S560 does not stream online video from popular commerical services like Amazon Video-On-Demand. Even the latest upgrade to the firmware does not allow Netflix, Blockbuster, or any other streaming service to function

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Awesome video and Wifi make this the best on the market


If you are looking for value and a great Blu-Ray player, no one can match Sony. I have owned Samsung Blu Ray in the past and it was horrible. I wont go near Panasonic. Sony is the king of video and with built in Wifi you can enjoy no wire hassles and...

You cannot match the crystal clear video and awesome audio of Sony Blu-Ray. They are the leader in these types of products and this one is no exception! I had previously owned the BD-S550 but I hated the hassle of no built in Wifi. This one has it

No Netflix or any other streaming internet video but hopefully this will come on this player soon

Product Specifications

Elevate your HD experience with the BDP-S560 Blu-ray Disc player. Featuring Full HD 1080p video output, you can take full advantage of your HDTV and the unparalleled detail of Blu-ray Disc video content. Plus, this player upscales your existing DVD collection to near HD quality via HDMI. With built-in wireless functionality, you can connect to the Internet to download and stream BD-Live content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers and more. Additionally, this Blu-ray Disc player also supports Wi-Fi protected set-up (WPS) for a quick and easy connection to WPS enabled wireless routers. You can even wirelessly stream digital photos from your PC to this Blu-ray Disc player and view photos on your HDTV. In addition to an exceptional picture, the BDP-S560 supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio codecs for up to 7.1 channels of high-definition sound.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / LPCM
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty