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Sony BDP-S580

Sony BDP-S580
alaScore 85

902 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 902 reviews of Sony BDP-S580. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony BDP-S580 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

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May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 675 user reviews of Sony BDP-S580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)

May, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Sony BDP-S580 3D Blu-ray Disc Player


Built-in Wi-Fi. 3D support. Lots of integrated online media services. Lacks on-board memory.

Slow to load BD-Live discs. Flimsy-feeling remote.

Slow BD-Live disc loading times hold back this otherwise excellent, full-featured Blu-ray player.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Stephen Hornbrook (

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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Sony BDP-S580 review: Sony BDP-S580


This product has not yet been reviewed.

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.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

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...

Mar, 2011

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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...

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray player


Sony BDP-S580 review: Built-in Wi-Fi makes this Blu-ray player convenient, but the price is steep

Good design ; As many features as any other BD player

High price over BDP-S480 just for Wi-Fi

The Sony BDP-S580 adds only Wi-Fi over the BDP-S480, and comes at a $50 price premium. While it adds convenience we don't think this small inclusion is worthy of its pricetag. Otherwise, it's a competent and powerful Blu-ray player that has the added...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Lisa Banks (

Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player


It hasn't taken long for 3D Blu-ray players to become affordable for the mainstream, but is going for a relatively cheap option going to work in the long run? We grabbed hold of the Sony BDP-S580 to find out….

With a huge array of features and excellent picture quality, there’s plenty to love about the Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray player. The clunky interface is a pain, but if you think your time using it will be just a fraction of the time you spend watching...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: baly77 (

"Do not buy if you want to stream"


Netflix and Amazon prime are unwatchable with this device. They pause for rebuffering every couple of minutes. The issue is clearly well documented on the sony boards, but the only apparent answer sony has is "it's your internet's fault." No, sorry,...

Built-in wifi

Netflix and amazon prime are impossible to use because of poor playback

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: kdubs322 (

"The pausing & buffering issue is VERY REAL, DO NOT BUY!"


My girlfriend received two blu-ray players for Christmas. One was a Samsung and the other was the Sony BDP-S185. Despite reading your review, we returned the Samsung and used that money towards a better TV. Unfortunately, we experienced the same...

Sleek styling.

Constant pausing and buffering while watching netflix.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: abbasangel (

"Built-in wifi broke after 365 days (leap year)"


I love this Blu-ray player. It came with built-in wifi which made streaming netflix a breeze. Little did I know that literally a day after the warrenty expired, the built-in wifi stopped working. After 4 hours with Sony Service, they finally admitted...

Easy to use. Great for Netflix.

Built-in wifi unreliable.

Dec, 2012

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
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


CI Plus: 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