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Sony BDP-S790

Sony BDP-S790
alaScore 95

299 reviews

Jul, 2014

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Sony BDP-S790 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony BDPS790 3D SMART Blu-ray Player with Built-in Wi-Fi (New for 2012)

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Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player

 

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

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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*.

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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

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Sony BDP-S790 review

 

The Sony BDP-S790 4K Blu-ray player is leading the brand's BD charge in 2012, packing Smart and 3D capability as well as having quad HD

Outstanding image quality ; Multimedia file support ; Plenty of Smart TV choice

Noisy disc transport ; Xrossmediabar UI looks dated ; No FLAC audio file support

If you took the engine of a Lamborghini and shoved it into a Lada, you’d end up with a Sony BDP-S790 (not literally, you understand). Reflecting its price, build quality is average with operating noise and vibration endemic. By contrast, the dual core...

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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

Recommended!

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Sony BDP-S790

 

Sony's range-topping Blu-ray deck is the first with 4K upscaling

Generous feature list ; Stunning pictures ; Slick operating system

No DivX support ; Menu not ideal for web content selection ; Not cheap

They’re joined by two digital audio outputs – one coaxial, one optical – and analogue stereo output for good measure. Composite video out, Ethernet and a second USB port make up the remainder. That’s pretty much all bases covered, unless you’re looking...

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
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 / Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
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
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