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Sony BDP-S185

Sony BDP-S185
alaScore 85

2006 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2006 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony BDP-S185


alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 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

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDPS185B.CEK Compact Size Blu-ray PlayerSony BDPS185B.CEK SMART internet enabled Blu-ray Player (Old model)Sony BDP-S185-Multi Region For DVD Playback Only-Playback for Blu-rayTM and DVD movies in HD, with Internet streaming

May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony BDP-S185


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.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S185 Blu-Ray Disc Player (2012 Model)Sony BDP-S185 Blu-Ray Disc Player - Factory RefurbishedSony BDP-S185 Blu-Ray Disc Player

May, 2016

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


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


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


CI Plus: No
Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: 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