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Sony DVP S530D

alaScore 73

219 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews of Sony DVP S530D. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 DVP S530D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 user reviews of Sony DVP S530D from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony DVP-S530D DVD Player

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Stephen W. (

Sony DVP S530D


I have owned this DVD player for several years and it has given me faithful service the whole time.

This DVD player runs great and has gives a wonderful picture


Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: Motokichi (

User Opinions on the DVP-S530D


The Sony DVP S530D is my first DVD player. I bought it in 1999 from Best Buy. At the time, the price for non-decoder versions at most outlets were this price, and I felt that I got the decoder for free. The rest of my system consists of a Nakamichi...

Built In Decoder

some problems

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: roosthui (

Visit your friends for DVD


I decided on this DVD player for several reasons: Sony has a great name, DVD movies, affordable, and looked great. I had high hopes for this machine. But I ran into some frustrating situations along the way: Refused to open, audio/video sync, and...

good looking

can't read cds, audio difficulties

Apr, 2001

Consumer review by: surferdude7 (

Sony DVP-S530D DVD Player


The Sony DVP-S530D DVD Player with the Dolby Digital decoder built in the DVD player means you don’t have to go out and buy an expensive receiver to play through five speakers and one subwoofer to get the true digital sound. You will still need...

Great quality in picture and audio!

No DTS decoder built in.

Mar, 2001

Consumer review by: twalker294 (

yet another excellent Sony product


I bought this player about 6-8 months ago and I haven't regretted my decision for a minute. I bought the Sony because of their reputation for quality. I have a Sony TV, Sony stereo receiver, Sony computer monitor, Sony cordless phone, Sony portable CD...

great picture and sound, Sony quality, nice remote

a little pricey, doesn't play burned CDRs, menus can be confusing

Feb, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Sony DVP-S530D DVD Player


Great picture and sound, features and price, nice looks and remote

No zoom, design defect that causes 'C 13:00' error code

Feb, 2001

Consumer review by: topopat (



This player is simply the best. I recieved this product as a birthday present. It was my second player, because I had bought a Panasonic about three years earlier. Remember that my experience with this player may not necessarily be yours. This is...

clear in depth picture, great sound, options


Aug, 2000

Consumer review by: flindingo (

Sony DVP-S530D DVD Player


Sony Products sure are expensive, this is the second DVD player in my review. I had to do a series of reviews of players for my work. This player is much more affordable than the DVP-S7700, which is a good player but a little too expensive ($1400)....

Great features! CD-Text reading

Needs receiver for good audio

May, 2000

Consumer review by: reddog4477 (



This Sony DVD player is an exceptional purchase.

Digital & DTS Capable, 3 Picture Viewing Selections

Handles only 1 DVD at a time

Apr, 2000

Consumer review by: BobB1114 (

Great player, Great value


Ok, it's really quite simple... the Sony DVP-S530D is excellent and probably one of if not the best value in DVD players!

Ease of Use, Quality Picture and Sound, Built-in Dolby Digital Decoder

Set-Up is a bit time consuming.

Apr, 2000

Product Specifications

Sony's DVP-S530D is one of the better values in DVD players, especially for those seeking one with an onboard Dolby Digital decoder. It's the step-up from Sony's entry-level S330, but the nominal price difference nets you a barrel of valuable features. The S530D boasts component video outputs and 3-mode simulated surround. Because the S530D has an onboard Dolby Digital decoder, you can connect its 5.1-channel outputs to a Dolby Digital-ready receiver's inputs. Sony includes built-in speaker setup controls for important parameters such as speaker size and distance from the sweet spot. The Digital Cinema Sound system allows you to compensate for non-ideal speaker placement or a complete lack of surround speakers. The S530D's remote can control many brands of TVs. Other convenience features include automatic selection of the soundtrack with the highest number of channels, a screen saver, a bit rate indicator and a bit rate history display. It also has the smooth scan search feature.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound Virtual 3D

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Search Speed:10x / 2x / 30x
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DVP


Color:Black/Dark gray

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Output

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Analog Video Signal:Composite video / S-Video