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Sony BDP-S185

Sony BDP-S185
alaScore 86

2153 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2153 reviews of Sony BDP-S185. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-S185 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 user reviews of Sony BDP-S185 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 582 user reviews of Sony BDP-S185 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Blu-ray players have become more and more ubiquitous in consumer's homes, but the best ones still cost more. But that is not always the case, as Adrienne Maxwell reveals in this review of the Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player.

All in all, I was quite impressed the BDP-S185 for the money. It's a nice little budget player that would make a great addition to a secondary TV, especially if you're already thinking about adding a streaming media player to said TV. For a price equal...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (

Sony BDP-S185 review


Sony's BDP-S185 is an affordable, ridiculously compact Blu-ray player with full ‘net functionality. Just 290mm wide, principally because it uses an outboard power brick, it's being promoted both as space-saving and energy efficient. This is home...

Convenient form factor; IPTV-rich content portal; good USB playback

Not the quickest deck on the block; no DLNA functionality; no Super Audio CD support

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony BDP-S185 review


A fine budget option for a second room, with solid picture performance

Compact size ; streaming via Bravia Internet Video ; solid picture performance

No display ; sounds a tad insubstantial ; no 3D or SACD playback or DLNA

The affordable, streamlined Sony is a fine budget option for a second room

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Sony Blu-ray Starter Pack BDP-S185


Blu-ray movies always seem to carry a premium over the normal DVD version, so making the leap means first a new player and then to get the best from it, buying Blu-ray movies, Sony here offer a starter pack of a Blu-ray unit with eight Blu-ray movies.

Not content with offering a neat - small - unit Sony get it to perform a range of extras with the BDP S185 such as playing music and viewing Internet via Ethernet, this latter option also gets more features for some movies, however it stubbornly...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player



Entry-level Blu-ray player with IPTV entertainment extras.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Sonysucks. (

Absolute piece of junk!


Never again.

Was cheap

I played no more than 10 disks in it before the tray refused to open

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Karl L (

Great affordable player


Price dropped by $5 a few days after I ordered. I emailed Newegg and explained the situation, knowing that they had no obligation to credit me the difference. They stated that fact, but credited me anyway since I'm a long-time customer (11 years).

The price was outstanding. It has a clean, simple design with only an inoffensive white led shining up indicating it's on. Practically silent and loads Blu-rays decently fast. Video and audio quality are perfect as any halfway-decent Blu-ray player...

YouTube app is clunky to search and navigate with ; Historically for me, Sony has a problem with their stuff lasting--they seem to die before other major brands, On top of that, this is a refurbished unit, so I may have shot myself in the foot with...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: BruiseRihanna (

no frills hd thrills


i like that there is no lcd display screen showing time or date or "welcome"

had success with another sony refurbed blu-ray player. bought this for my parents ; works. looks brand new ; small. lightweight. remote. low price


May, 2013

Consumer review by: T-bro43 (

Great player


My old player died. I set out to find a reliable one that would play DVDs and Blurays don't need apps to get online or post to facebook. Just wanted to watch movies. Simple and effective. LOve it. My Sony Stereo amp is 43 years old and still rocks the...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Mike (

BDP 185


I was surprised by all the online apps included with the BDP 185 ; Runs BD live with non Sony USB flash drive

All most too small and no status display on the front of the player

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD
Audio output channels:2.0 / 7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD / Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):10
Power consumption (typical):10


Blu-ray region code:A
Child lock: Yes
DVD region code:1
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Screen saving functions: Yes

File formats

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

Media Types

Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video, DVD audio, DVD video


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.4 x 7.4 x 1.67
Portable: No
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


BD-Live: Yes
Playback mode:Repeat
Playback Modes:Repeat

Ports & interfaces

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


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):10
Power consumption (typical):10


Card reader integrated: No


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: No
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package dimensions (WxDxH):11.4 x 7.4 x 1.67