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Sony BDP-S185

Sony BDP-S185
alaScore 87

1502 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1502 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-S185 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1502 reviews)

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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...

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Amazing Blu-Ray Player!


After reading reviews on many Blu-Ray players this one seemed to be on of the best. And I am so glad I got this one for Christmas. Blu-Ray's look simply outstanding. Clear and crisp picture. Amazing sound. Even standard DVD's look 100% clearer when you...

Loads Blu-Ray's & DVD's fast ; Up-scales DVD's (with HDMI) ; Jaw-dropping picture and sound ; Syncs perfectly with my Sony TV ; Very small and compact ; Easy navigation ; Loads of extras with Internet connection ; Price: $99.99

Starting the player itself is kind of slow ; Shutdown time can be slow ; No WI-FI ; Blu-Ray's start up from beginning of disc each time

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Absolute piece of junk!


Never again.

Was cheap

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


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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...

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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


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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

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So far, quite good


Seems like a good low-cost option for Blu-ray capability and (non-Wifi) streaming. No regrets so far with a refurbished item.

Have tried Blu-ray, DVD-R and Netflix streaming. All work fine. DVD up-converting looks sharp

A bit difficult to change the settings so that a 4:3 dvd doesn't get stretched

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Not this one


Fast loading, great price

Stay away. Sorry 'bout that, this player has the Cinavia virus

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Nice for the price


I keep getting the unable to update or connect to internet...

plays great

netflix connection fails

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compact Blu-ray


SHould have mentioned I needed another cable

Easy Set-Up

Product Specifications


BD Live:No / Yes
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Show View: No


Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

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


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


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable