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Sony BDP-S780

Sony BDP-S780
alaScore 88

138 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony BDP-S780. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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-S780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (pcworld.com)

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony BDP-S780

 

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

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

Video processing issues cause tearing in fast motion footage.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Adam Liebling — November 06, 2011 (audioholics.com)

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

 

The Sony BDP-S780 is one of the best values in 3D networking Blu-ray players today. It loads movies quickly and offers a host of networking options with a great HD picture quality.

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (electronichouse.com)

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.

Nov, 2011

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

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...

Expert review by: (bluray-players.net)

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....

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony BDP-S780 3D Blu-ray player

 

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

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

Expensive ; 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 US$230 price may be a painful trade-off for this model's capabilities.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (techadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony BDP-S780 review

 

The Sony BDP-S780 Blu-ray justifies its premium price

Lots of functionality ; impressive sound and pictures…

… though DVDs could be upscaled more smoothly

If you want a Blu-ray player with all the toys, you need to audition this one

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black
Device type:Blu-ray Player

Ergonomics

Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:ASF, AVI, MKV, MPEG, MPG, WMV

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW

Networking

Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 7.83 x 1.81
Networking features:LAN, WLAN
Portable: No

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Video

3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:63.5