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Sony BDP-S480

Sony BDP-S480
alaScore 90

646 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 13 expert reviews and 633 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Mar 11, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 212436 reviews from other DVD Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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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 : Campbell Simpson (

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 (

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 : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony BDP-S480 review


The first of Sony's 2011 Blu-ray offerings we've seen, the BDP-S480 has evolved from the already good BDP-S470 to create a fine Blu-ray machine

Extensive spec ; above-average DVD upscaling and splendid high-def images

Rather bland sound ; can be caught out from time to time in 3D

The Sony’s just where you’d expect it to be: jostling for top honours

Jun, 2011

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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 (

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 : Alex Kidman (

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 (

Expert Review

Jun, 2011

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Sony BDP-S480 3D Blu-ray Player Review


3D Blu-ray Player

Excellent Scaling and Deinterlacing ; Robust Networking ; Good File Support for Media Playback ; Extensive Video on Demand Options ; Speedy Load Times

Detrimental Image Manipulation ; Lack of Picture Controls in Menus ; XMB Sometimes Sluggish

Consumer review (

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

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (typical):20

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Playback formats:MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9
Video compression format:MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD, DVD


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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 7.83 x 1.42
Portable: No

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
AV input: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) 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:2


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (typical):20


3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9