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Sony BDP-S580

Sony BDP-S580
alaScore 82

244 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 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-S580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 244 reviews)

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Sony BDP-S580 3D Blu-ray Player


You know that new hi-fi technology has finally reached the commodity stage when you can get a basic model on the cheap. Sony?s latest Blu-ray player is the BDP-S580, and at $199.99, it even is 3D-capable.

Overall, the Sony BDP-S580 was definitely a disappointment. From the get-go, it’s slim construction and poorly designed buttons gave the unit a cheap feel. Then to find out that this newer model was actually slower than the S570 and did not include any...

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Sony BDP-S580


If you're buying a Blu-ray player in 2011, you're probably as interested in streaming-media services as you are in Blu-ray. The BDP-S580 is a tantalizing option for a streaming-media fan, packing in more services (including Netflix, Amazon Instant, and...

The Sony BDP-S580 is a faster-than-average Blu-ray player and its exterior design is one of our favorites. The BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and the best current lineup of streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Vudu,...

The BDP-S580's user interface can be tedious to navigate. And even once you load a streaming service like Netflix, Sony's custom interface displays small cover art that can be tough to read. The BDP-S580 also lacks the popular MLB.TV service, as well...

The Sony BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and more streaming services than all competing Blu-ray players, but its user interface is mediocre.

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Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Sony continues to release Blu-ray players that are packed with features, and the BDP-S580 Blu-ray player is no exception. HTR Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the BDP-S580 to see how it measures up against its contemporaries....

The BDP-S580 supports 3D playback ; It supports BD-Live and BonusView/PIP ; It has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources ; The player has integrated WiFi and supports a wide variety of online media services, including...

This 3D model does not include dual HDMI outputs to send separate signals to your 3D TV and A/V receiver, and it doesn't support 2D-to-3D conversion ; It also lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an...

The BDP-S580 is a full-featured Blu-ray player offered at a very competitive price. In addition to 3D playback, you get integrated WiFi, SACD playback, DLNA media streaming, and a thorough assortment of Web services. You also get a few perks that I've...


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Sony BDP-S580


Among the four blu-ray players in Sony's 2011 lineup, the Sony BDP-S580 is the second from the top and comes with a full set of mouthwatering features. It comes fully equipped with the latest in home entertainment such as a full HD 3D feature and...

The Sony BDP-S580 delivers a stellar performance when it comes to playing movies, be it 2D or 3D. Its extensive features are complemented by smooth loading and starting time resulting in a pleasant user experience. If you are looking for a seriously...

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"My favorite new toy. I Love it, Second best to my DVR."


This is a very enjoyable piece of technology. It is an Awsome all in one toy.The remote has been upgraded to include a Netflix button,since Cnet review. The pros outway the cons.The S-580 has more content than other smart blu-rays, and is cheaper. I...

Netflix plays great. Never had any wireless problems,but my router is close to the system. I enjoy having so many online options on my tv. Love all in one DVD,blu-ray,Netflix,HuluPlus,youtube,Crackle, etc without tv tuner.

Hate having to use the number keys to type in my searches for youtube and netflix.Takes way too long. Need the smart phone remote.You can't search actors on Netflix, only movie names. I recommend going online to Netflix and Hulu to set up your Queue.

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"Great Blu-ray! No problem"


I bought it for the WiFi, which does not have a range like a laptop, but does just fine.

I don't like the interface very much.

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"Good player, bad streamer."


I was in the market for a Blu-ray player approximately seven months ago and though I had read reviews about the user interface being poorly designed, I decided to buy this player as an upgrade from my DVD player. My purchase was based on the Sony name,...

Blueray and compact disk startup and play is quite good.

Very poor streaming!

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"terrible wifi reception at 24 ft with no obstruction."


ok blu-ray player

terrible wifi connection

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"Wi-Fi is fine, 3D is awesome. Media Player is hit/miss"


For the price it's well worth it.

Bang for the Buck is great. Stylish, works with Netflix fine but I will admit the Wii plays them better. Trailer previews helps me decide which movies I want to see.

Media Player portion is a bit lacking. File compatibility is shaky so I will be sticking to the Patriot Box Office for now.

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"Not a great experience, returning to store."


For basic disc play this machine is extremely noisy, even my cats thought it was something to chase. The wifi video streaming was frustratingly slow with multiple pauses. Not worth the money, better to upgrade or try another brand. Probably Panasonic,...

The number of wireless services it offered was great, that was why we originally chose this as well as the decent C-net review.

Noisy to play discs.

Product Specifications


BD Live:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
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
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback:No / Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
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


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD