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Sony BDP-S5500

Sony BDP-S5500
alaScore 98

1389 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1389 reviews of Sony BDP-S5500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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-S5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony BDP-S5500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 2015 SONY BDP-S5500 2D/3D Wi-Fi Multi Zone All Region Code Free Blu Ray DVD Player - PAL/NTSC - Comes with the UK Power Supply Worldwide Voltage 100~22015 SONY BDP-S5500 2D/3D Wi-Fi Multi Zone All Region Code Free Blu Ray DVD Player - PAL/NTSC - Comes with the UK Power Supply Worldwide Voltage 100~2

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDP-S5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 user reviews of Sony BDP-S5500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

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

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Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony BDP-S5500 review

 

While streaming media is undoubtedly more convenient than physical discs, Netflix (4K or otherwise) still can't match the picture quality of Blu-ray. If you want the convenience of streaming movies but also want to watch them in the best possible...

The Sony BDP-S5500 Blu-ray player offers excellent picture quality in a compact package. Streaming media is the prime focus, and users can assemble shortcuts the way they like for the first time on a Sony player. The ability to play PlayStation Now...

Compared with a Roku, the Sony is slow to load streaming apps. There are no display or playback controls on the unit itself. The Settings menu is sluggish.

If you're looking for a streaming box that not only does Blu-ray movies but also plays games, then the Sony BDP-S5500 is an absolute bargain.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com)

Sony BDP-S5500 Review

 

For mainstream users who want to consume more 3D content, the Sony BDP-S5500 offers strong value. While it doesn't have the full suite of playback options found on premium Blu-ray players, the compact unit can fit into a home theater setup with ease....

The BDP-S5500 offers 2D to 3D conversion.

The Blu-ray player has a middling boot time.

Despite its basic exterior, the Sony BDP-S5500 benefits from premium features like 3D conversion. It has the flexibility and specifications shared by top 3D Blu-ray players.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Sony BDP-S5500 review

 

The Sony BDP-S5500 Blu-Ray player combines the best of the S3500 and S4500 models, providing 3D Blu-Ray playback and excellent connectivity, with Wi-Fi and Smart TV functions. It's a very versatile player and highly recommended.

The Sony BDP-S5500 is the most versatile of Sony's Blu-Ray players for 2015, offering everything except for UHD (4K) upscaling, which is available on the more expensive BDP-S6500 model.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Tennant (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony BDP-S5500 Review

 

For mainstream users who want to consume more 3D content, the Sony BDP-S5500 offers strong value. While it doesn't have the full suite of playback options found on premium Blu-ray players, the compact unit can fit into a home theater setup with ease....

The BDP-S5500 offers 2D to 3D conversion.

The Blu-ray player has a middling boot time.

Despite its basic exterior, the Sony BDP-S5500 benefits from premium features like 3D conversion. It has the flexibility and specifications shared by top 3D Blu-ray players.

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Sony BDP-S5500

 

The BDP-S5500 is Sony's latest mid-range Blu-ray player. It's part of a five-strong line-up that also includes the top-end BDP-S6500 (£149) and three cheaper models, the BDP-S4500 (£89), BDP-S3500 (£89) and entry-level BDP-S1500 (£75).

Generous online content ; New menu system ; Fast operation

No 4K upscaling or multiroom ; No optical output ; Lightweight build

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony BDP-S5500 review

 

While streaming media is undoubtedly more convenient than physical discs, Netflix (4K or otherwise) still can't match the picture quality of Blu-ray. If you want the convenience of streaming movies but also want to watch them in the best possible...

The Sony BDP-S5500 Blu-ray player offers excellent picture quality in a compact package. Streaming media is the prime focus, and users can assemble shortcuts the way they like for the first time on a Sony player. The ability to play PlayStation Now...

Compared with a Roku, the Sony is slow to load streaming apps. There are no display or playback controls on the unit itself. The Settings menu is sluggish.

If you're looking for a streaming box that not only does Blu-ray movies but also plays games, then the Sony BDP-S5500 is an absolute bargain.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony BDP-S5500 review

 

In the market for a budget Blu-ray player? Sony's BDP-S5500 warrants attention with its excellent performance

Crisp, detailed picture ; Punchy sound ; Fast load times ; Good interface

Very little at this price

Well featured and a great performance at a superb price, the S5500 is a top budget buy

May, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S5500 review: Blu-ray player delivers high-quality disc spinning and PS3 game streaming

 

While streaming media is undoubtedly more convenient than physical discs, Netflix (4K or otherwise) still can't match the picture quality of Blu-ray. If you want the convenience of streaming movies but also want to watch them in the best possible...

The Sony BDP-S5500 Blu-ray player offers excellent picture quality in a compact package. Streaming media is the prime focus, and users can assemble shortcuts the way they like for the first time on a Sony player. The ability to play PlayStation Now...

Compared with a Roku, the Sony is slow to load streaming apps. There are no display or playback controls on the unit itself. The Settings menu is sluggish

If you're looking for a streaming box that not only does Blu-ray movies but also plays games, then the Sony BDP-S5500 is an absolute bargain.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Sony BDP-S5500 Blu-ray Player Review

 

A 3D capable budget Blu-ray player with smart apps and built-in WiFi. So what's the catch?

Excellent Blu-ray & DVD playback ; Good selection of apps including Amazon and Netflix ; Built-in WiFi ; Good quality sound

Build Quality is average at best

The Sony BDP-S5500 Blu-ray player is built to a price point and you can see that in the size of the unit with no display on the front and a lack of on-player controls. It is also built of plastic and is light weight so lacks a feeling of solidity....

Consumer review by: randy_weinstein (cnet.com)

Door stop

 

After only a few hours of viewing, the machine went into child lock mode. I wasted a whole afternoon on forums trying to unlock the machines so I could get my somewhat rare and expensive blue ray out of the machine. After a factory reset, I gave up on...

satisfying to smash with a hammer

child lock captured my disk, never got that disk back despite factory reset

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD / DTS-HD,Dolby TrueHD
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD / DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):11

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):11

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.64
Height:1.54
Weight:28.2
Width:9.06