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Sony BDPS500B

Sony BDPS500B
alaScore 79

14 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 14 reviews)

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Sony BDPS500B

 

The Sony BDPS500B is an excellent sonic performer and will upscale your DVD collection — but it's outshone by cheaper players for Blu-ray playback.

Excellent sound ; Great build ; Dolby TrueHD output ; Upscaling works well

Blu-ray playback leaves a lot to be desired

With the price of the Toshiba HD-XE1 seemingly stuck at AU$1399, the Sony BDPS500B is now one of the cheapest premium HD players available. It boasts a sturdy build and features you won't see on other players. Sound is fantastic, and DVDs are great,...

Consumer review by:

Sony BDPS500B

 

Yes, too slow to load. To slow to do anything. And recently, mine started to freeze in the middle of a movie (both Blu-Ray and normal DVD). Only cure is to disconnect power to unfreeze it.

It's fine as a player of Blu-Ray, DVD and CDs. No experience with any other model, so can't compare

1) TOO SLOW ; 2) TOO SLOW ; 3) WAY TOO SLOW

Consumer review by:

Sony BDPS500B

 

nice build and looks good

good upscaling ; brilliant pictures

Slow to start ; slow to load ; onto its 3rd firmware upgrade ; what bright spark through of a java menu system ? At least I can get a coffee and cake, or have a shower while the bloody thing loads a disk

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Consumer review by:

Sony BDPS500B

 

When I could not open the tray for a long time and switched-off the blu-ray, the tray opened. I was thinking of giving back the

Nice picture and sound

Silly user interface, worse documentation ; overcomplicated and slow hardware

Consumer review by:

Sony BDPS500B

 

We bought one to complement the 40"

Excellent picture and sound quality

Slow to open the tray, slow to put-up ; info on the screen, lack of proper documentation

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