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Sony BDP-S790

We have collected and analyzed 27 expert reviews and 863 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Jun 20, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 167021 reviews from other Blu-ray Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 16, 2017.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S790

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony BDP-S790 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability

54% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY FLAGSHIP 3D BDP-S790 2K/4K w Wi-Fi & 2HDMi Multi Region CODEFREE DVD & BD ZONE A/B/C, DVD REGION 012345678 PAL/NTSC DivX AVI MKV, 100~240V 50/60HSONY FLAGSHIP 3D BDP-S790 2K/4K w Wi-Fi & 2HDMi Multi Region CODEFREE DVD & BD ZONE A/B/C, DVD REGION 012345678 PAL/NTSC DivX AVI MKV, 100~240V 50/60H

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDP-S790

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 user reviews of Sony BDP-S790 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The price also gets good comments, whereas the size and reliability get negative views.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDPS790 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-FiSony BDPS790 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player

 

The Sony BDP-S790 does a good job of being a high-end player at an affordable price. Dual HDMI outputs, Original Resolution mode, and multiple video settings are available to work well in any system...

The Sony BDP-S790 does a good job of being a high-end player at an affordable price. Dual HDMI outputs, Original Resolution mode, and multiple video settings are available to work well in any system, and there is the 4K scaling if you have a display...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Gash (audioholics.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Video Review

 

care about quality. But once we determine that the video and audio quality are excellent, as they are with this Sony BDP-S790, well, then I want to see what I get for my $230*.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

 

The Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray player comes packed with features, some of which, many consumers may not need. Adrienne Maxwell reviews the Blu-ray player to see how these features stack up in the real world.

The BDP-S790 is a "smart" Blu-ray player with access to many video- and music-on-demand services, including Netflix, VUDU, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Skype, Pandora, and more. Wired and built-in wireless network connections are available...

The only analog connection is a basic A/V output with stereo audio. There are no multichannel analog audio outputs ; It lacks internal memory to store BD-Live content ; The Web browser is slow and often froze

The Sony BDP-S790 offers good BD/DVD performance and is a full-featured player that supports current and upcoming technology trends, like 4K, 3D, and smart TV. Its price is on par with other new Blu-ray players that offer 4K upscaling. However,...

May, 2013

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony BDP-S790 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player Review

 

The BDP-S790 provides users with three major capabilities: Play disc-based content (Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD), play content from attached media devices (USB flash drives, iPod), and stream content from both the internet and home network via its network...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: David Vaughn (hometheatermag.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player

 

Sony single-handedly won the format war with its timely release of the PlayStation 3. Up until the PS3 hit the market in November 2006, HD DVD was beginning to gain the upper hand with disc and player sales. But the vaunted game station changed the...

Sep, 2012

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: David Vaughn (soundandvision.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player

 

Sony single-handedly won the format war with its timely release of the PlayStation 3. Up until the PS3 hit the market in November 2006, HD DVD was beginning to gain the upper hand with disc and player sales. But the vaunted game station changed the...

Sep, 2012

HOME THEATER - TOP PICKS

Expert review by: David Vaughn (hometheater.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player

 

Sony single-handedly won the format war with its timely release of the PlayStation 3. Up until the PS3 hit the market in November 2006, HD DVD was beginning to gain the upper hand with disc and player sales. But the vaunted game station changed the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray player review

 

The latest flagship in Sony's Blu-ray player fleet is surprisingly self-effacing. It's priced at just over 200 notes and has a relatively generic design (slim, black, gently curved in places), yet it packs a forward-looking feature set that few players...

Powerful AV performance, with good SD upscaling; excellent IPTV selection; wide multimedia file support

Lightweight build quality; Xross Media Bar is a clunky way to navigate the Sony Entertainment Network

Sep, 2012

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray player

 

This Blu-ray player works with next-generation 4K TVs, and is powerful and speedy

Excellent features ; Class-leading connectivity ; Fast operation

4K is unnecessary, at the moment ; Web browser is mediocre ; Long text input is a chore

Sony's latest, best Blu-ray player is a little pricier than the competition, but it has a few features that make it stand out from the crowd. We think Sony's hit a winner with the BDP-S790's speed and diverse range of features.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (pcworld.idg.com.au)

BDP-S790

 

Sony's latest, best Blu-ray player is a little pricier than the competition, but it has a few features that make it stand out from the crowd. We think Sony's hit a winner with the BDP-S790's speed and diverse range of features.

Excellent features Class-leading connectivity Fast operation

4K is unnecessary, at the moment Web browser is mediocre Long text input is a chore

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby TrueHD,DSD,DTS,DTS Neo:6,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS Neo:6
Audio output channels:7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DSD, DTS, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS Neo:6 / Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Color

Color of product:Black

Design

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

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Display

Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):21

Ergonomics

Child lock: Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Screen saving functions: Yes
Skype:
Smartphone remote support: / Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, LPCM, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, MPO, PNG / GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:ASF, AVCHD, AVI, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, WMV, WMV9, XVID / AVCHD, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS / AVCHD, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID
Video formats supported:ASF,AVCHD,AVI,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MTS,WMV,WMV9,XVID / AVCHD,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG4,WMV9,XVID

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD / BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video, DVD audio, DVD video, SACD

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Remote controlled: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, AV
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
BD-Live: Yes
Playback mode:Normal, Slideshow
Playback Modes:Normal, Slideshow
Progressive Scan: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):21

Security

Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Loader type:Tray
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:120
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray video, CD audio
Playback disc types:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Recording disc types: No

Technical Details

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Device type:Player
Disc loading type:Tray
Form Factor:Set-top
Full HD: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
2D-3D converter:
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Network streaming: Yes
Progressive scan output: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:4096 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6 / 7.83
Height:1.65 / 1.81
Weight:4.19 / 67
Width:16.9