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Sony BDP-S780

Sony BDP-S780
alaScore 85

73 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 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-S780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 73 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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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.

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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 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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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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Great product

 

It took about an hour to set everything up and test all the functions. Overall, I am very satisfied with this player. Some more details: Some reviews about Sony Blu-ray players (not sure what model) that I had seen before I bought the unit said that...

This product successfully achieves all the functions I expected it to fulfill. Namely: Playing Blu-ray discs, streaming Netflix movies (in HD and SD), and streaming Pandora radio. There is also a Netflix button on the remote control, which is nice, althou

So far there are only 2 cons that I have noticed, and neither one is anything that causes any major problem for me ; 1: They could have done a better job in the instruction manual to tell you how to set up the individual services, like Pandora, Netflix

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The Sony BDP-S780 is a fantastic Blu Ray Player

 

Although I have only used it for a very short period of time, I would highly recommend this Blu Ray player and have not experienced anything that I didn't like - just pleasant surprises. I had an old Samsung that would no longer play certain Blu Ray...

Works with any new DVD I have thrown at it with no problems ; Tried very old DVD's that I use to get a border on with my old Samsung Blu Ray and borders do not exist ; During my testing, switched around with other DVD's and went back to a Blu Ray

No cons at this point in time

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The Sony BDP-S780 is a fantastic Blu Ray Player

 

Although I have only used it for a very short period of time, I would highly recommend this Blu Ray player and have not experienced anything that I didn't like - just pleasant surprises. I had an old Samsung that would no longer play certain Blu Ray...

Works with any new DVD I have thrown at it with no problems ; Tried very old DVD's that I use to get a border on with my old Samsung Blu Ray and borders do not exist ; During my testing, switched around with other DVD's and went back to a Blu Ray

No cons at this point in time

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Great product

 

It took about an hour to set everything up and test all the functions. Overall, I am very satisfied with this player. Some more details: Some reviews about Sony Blu-ray players (not sure what model) that I had seen before I bought the unit said that...

This product successfully achieves all the functions I expected it to fulfill. Namely: Playing Blu-ray discs, streaming Netflix movies (in HD and SD), and streaming Pandora radio. There is also a Netflix button on the remote control, which is nice, althou

So far there are only 2 cons that I have noticed, and neither one is anything that causes any major problem for me ; 1: They could have done a better job in the instruction manual to tell you how to set up the individual services, like Pandora, Netflix

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

Connectivity

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
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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