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Sony BDP-S480

Sony BDP-S480
alaScore 87

526 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 526 reviews of Sony BDP-S480. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony BDP-S480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Sony BDP-S480 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDP-S480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Sony BDP-S480 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S480 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)Sony BDP-S480 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (bluray-players.net)

Sony BDP-S480

 

The Sony BDP-S480, one of four blu-ray players in Sony's 2011 line, is a step up from the entry level BDP-S380 by offering 3D playback in full HD.

While the Sony BDP-S480 might not win any design awards, it is nevertheless still a consummate looking blu-ray player. For a mid-priced blu-ray player, the BDP-S480 delivers top notch video quality in 3D and 2D. Disc load times are blazingly fast and...

Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony BDP-S480

 

Sony's BDP-S570 player was a runaway hit during 2010, hoovering up more awards than the clean-up crew at the BAFTAs – so this closely related follow-up has a lot to live up to.

Rich, detailed picture quality; SACD compatibility

Slower disc loading; no downloadable apps

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony BDP-S480 review

 

The BDP-S480 offers so much on-tap entertainment, you may never spin a disc

Rich, detailed picture quality ; SACD compatibility

Slower disc loading ; No downloadable apps

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony BDP-S480 Blu-ray player

 

Sony BDP-S480 review: Sony's cheapest 3D Blu-ray player, with Internet video streaming built-in

Plenty of Blu-ray and streaming video features ; iOS/Android controller app is good ; Low price

Main menu system is slightly slow ; Web browsing is poor

The Sony BDP-S480 has almost everything you could want in a Blu-ray player. It's reasonably quick to operate and incorporates plenty of video on demand services. Extra features in the form of 3D playback and an iOS/Android controller app justify its...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony BDP-S480

 

Attractive features and killer HD pictures make Sony's step-up Blu-ray spinner an excellent purchase

Top-drawer picture quality, DLNA, 3D and BRAVIA Internet Video support, Easy to use

No built-in Wi-Fi, Slower disc loading than previous models, Web browsing

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S480

 

The BDP-S480 isn't a high-priced Blu-ray player, but it's a decent quality one.

iOS and Android apps to control ; Range of IPTV options ; 3D Blu-ray compatible ; Media streaming options ; Qriocity support

Sluggish response on Xross Media Bar ; Web browser is woeful ; Not region-free

If you're after an entry-level player with a decent feature set, and don't require the apps and whistles of the mid- to high-end players, then this is a solid buy.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: VegasSonyFan (sony.com)

Excellent device

 

Very nice addition to my HD 3D experience. My Sony HD TV has wi-fi, so having this with wifi was redunfdant, so saved some bucks without the wi-fi feature on this Blu-Ray player

Great Picture

Too long to "warm-up

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (sony.com)

Just OK

 

The player does work, but setting up streaming was a pain, especially since I had to drive an hour each way to buy a wireless USB because I wasn't told I would need one before purchasing. The wireless USB does not have the best reception as well: the...

It works

Wireless USB not incuded, lack of speed

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: grandma (sony.com)

works ok after installing the adapter

 

•USB Wi-Fi Ready : Yes (UWA-BR100 adapter not supplied) Wish I had read the specs more thoroughly before purchasing a WI-Fi ready and not WI-Fi already built in to it. I had to purchase the above mentioned adapter and it then let me set it up in a...

ok for NETFLIX AND PANDORA

NO CONS SO FAR

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:UPnP
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

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

Playback

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

Recording

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

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD
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