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Sony BDP-S780

Sony BDP-S780
alaScore 89

85 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites.

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Sony BDP-S780

 

Fast loading times. Built-in Wi-Fi. 3D Support. Plenty of streaming media services.

Video processing issues cause tearing in fast motion footage.

The Sony BDP-S780 is a blazing-fast, full-featured Blu-ray player, but its video issues hold it back from being truly excellent.

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Sony BDP-S780 Review: Blu-ray Player Has a Slew of Internet Services, Plus a Web Browser

 

On paper, the Sony BDP-S780 looks like a great Blu-ray player. It comes with a large and well-chosen selection of Internet apps, including a Web browser. You can convert 2D to 3D and adjust the 3D settings. It's the fastest Blu-ray player I've tested...

Extra 3D settings improve quality ; Great Internet app selection includes Web browser ; Useful smartphone remote-control app

Expensive ; Hulu Plus and Netflix require Sony membership ; Considerable usability problems ; Browser lacks Flash

The Sony BDP-S780 offers a wide selection of Internet-streamed entertainment, but makes some curious compromises. Its 3D settings can improve stereoscopic viewing. But the $230 price may be a painful trade-off for this model's capabilities.

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SONY BDP-S780 3D Network Blu-ray Player Review

 

Sony offers some of the best value in Blu-Ray players today. After going through all the features and setup options this Blu-ray player offers and really diving into the network functions, I can say that the Sony BDP-S780 3D networking Blu-ray player...

Easy Setup ; Built In Wi-Fi connectivity ; Lots of Network Apps, Including SKYPE ; 3D Upconversion ; Fast Operation

No Dual Output for HDMI ; Relatively standard build Quality ; No Backlit Remote

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Review: Sony BDP-S780 Network Blu-ray Player

 

Audioholics checked out Sony's BDP-S780 Blu-ray player and liked both the streaming content and 2D-to-3D conversion.

Schlage and Trane add energy monitoring with Powerhouse Dynamics.

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Sony 3D Blu-ray Disc Player

 

In the final analysis, the Sony BDP-S780 is an excellent machine manufactured by a company that has home entertainment honed to a very specific science. We like this 3D Blu-ray player not just for its eye-popping video technology but also for its...

Sony includes picture enhancement technology and 2D to 3D conversion features that are unique among 3D Blu-ray players in this category

The vast amount of content available online through the Sony Entertainment network, including movies, apps and games, can be a tad overwhelming

This player is truly more than the sum of its parts; it can be almost anything from 3D Blu-ray player to a music-streaming box to a movie rental service.

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Sony BDP-S780

 

The Sony BDP-S780 is an Internet-connected Blu-ray player that comes with a large selection of applications, streaming content and a Web browser. It also supported 3D HDTVs, so almost no one is left out of the action. It is on the expensive side and...

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Sony BDP-S780

 

The Sony BDP-S780 is Sony's 2011 flagship blu-ray player. It replaced the excellent BDP-S770. However some features were removed, and Sony dropped the list price by $50 but added Skype and Super Bit Mapping. Key features like 3D playback, Wi-fi...

Although there are some reservations about the new design and patchy Wi-fi, on the whole the Sony BDP-S780 excels where it matters. With outstanding video enhancing features designed to optimize every pixel on your display, the end result is amazing....

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This Blu-ray player has a slew of internet services, plus a Web browser

 

The Sony BDP-S780 offers a wide selection of Internet-streamed entertainment, but makes some curious compromises. Its 3D settings can improve stereoscopic viewing. But the US$230 price may be a painful trade-off for this model's capabilities.

Useful smartphone remote-control app, Great Internet app selection includes Web browser, Extra 3D settings improve quality

Expensive, Considerable usability problems, Browser lacks Flash

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Sony BDP-S780 3D Blu-ray player

 

On paper, the Sony BDP-S780 looks like a great Blu-ray player. It comes with a large and well-chosen selection of Internet apps, including a Web brows...

Useful smartphone remote-control app ; Great Internet app selection includes Web browser ; Extra 3D settings improve quality

Expensive ; Considerable usability problems ; Browser lacks Flash

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Sony BDP-S780 review

 

On paper, the Sony BDP-S780 looks like a great Blu-ray Disc player. It comes with a large and well-chosen selection of Internet apps, including a Web browser. You can convert 2D to 3D and adjust the 3D settings. It's the fastest Blu-ray player I've...

The Sony BDP-S780 Blu-ray player takes its 3D imaging and Internet access seriously. But its shortcomings make it seem overpriced.

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:UPnP
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
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: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes

Recording

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

Sound

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