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Sony DVP S550D

Sony DVP S550D
alaScore 66

135 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews of Sony DVP S550D. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, 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 DVP S550D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DVP S550D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Sony DVP S550D from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DVP-S550D DVD PlayerSony DVP-S550D DVD Player

Jul, 2018

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Great choice for old sound systems


If you have a sound system that is a few years old but works great, you're going to need this DVD player.

Built in dolby digital decoder, never malfunctions, great picture and sound, good system upgrade

Price, price, no zoom, doesn't read CD-R's, and price again.

Mar, 2001

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Get one before they're gone!


Found this for $299 over at Circuit City. In comparing what was available at this price point, nothing had the jog dial or the 96 KHZ DAC built-in. This is last year's model, and was priced at $500, so this is a pretty good deal given the build...

Build quality, feature set, image quality

Can't think of any

Nov, 2000

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It's Like A Party In My Living Room And Everyone's Invited


Okay, I will admit it right off the bat. The whole "DVD revolution" craze has got me in its clutches. I have had my VCR for a few years, and it's a darn good one at that. I wasn't even ready for a DVD player, and the thought of buying one...

Excellent sound and picture quality, great value

A bit expensive for the first time buyer

Sep, 2000

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Not just a regular DVD player... or is it?


There are many companies out there in the electronic world today. One of the top companies is Sony. Sony has provided us with tons of great electronic devices like TVs and Radio Systems, but is Sony the brand that you would want to purchase for a DVD...

Has a great feature on the remote, Works wonderfully, have had no problems with it

Cost too much for what you are getting

Jul, 2000

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Sony DVP-S550D DVD Player


Easy to use, good remote.

Remote is not backlit.

Jul, 2000

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Newest DVD, but wrong category!


This review should actually be under a product category that doesn't exist yet since Epinions is behind, DVD-S560D/S565D. I wanted it placed out here so that consumers could get to new information if possible to help make more informed buying...

Sleek, full of great options, allow for not having a receiver


Jul, 2000

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My first "iffy" Sony Product


I purchased the 550 about 4 months ago (March 2000). Here's the dope w.r.t to two units I purchased (one for my home and one for my video lab at work):

Excellent Picture/Video quality

Frequent motor/servo noise! No Progressive output (only interlaced)

Jul, 2000

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A great beginner DVD


I purchased this product for my husbands 40th birthday. And I must say this was very scary for me. I know virtually nothing about electronic equipment. So I went in and just asked a sales rep what he would recommend. We had some special circumstances...

User friendly controls, great little remote.

Its within my Babys reach!

Apr, 2000

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Sony DVP-S550D DVD Player


If you are going to buy a DVD player, there are basically 3 different price groups that are relevant for the average user. At the budget end are DVD players in the sub $200 price range. These are basic units. Do not expect any bells and whistles to...

Excellen quality, lots of features

will make you spend more money upgrading rest of home theater system

Mar, 2000

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Don't Be Afraid... Step Into the Light


Sony is generally known for quality products, and this DVD player is no exception. It has loads of features which are easy to use, and on-board Dolby Digital decoding. This is a great unit to buy and take the leap into the next, digital century.

Sony quality, good remote, on-board Dolby Digital decoder

Much more expensive than entry-level DVD players

Mar, 2000

Product Specifications

DVD has always been a priority for Sony, and the mid-line DVP-S550D includes some features that many might consider very low priority. However, if you're into video tweaks like a video equalizer and a few other videophile extras, it's ideal for you. It's also the lowest-priced Sony DVD player equipped with the DVD Navigator remote. The S550D includes everything the modern DVD shopper needs, regardless of the sophistication of his or her home setup. An onboard Dolby Digital decoder obviates the need for a decoder-equipped receiver, and 3-mode simulated surround eliminates the need for rear speakers. For more advanced DVD buyers, a highest-quality component video output will feed so-equipped TVs. So what's a video equalizer? It allows you to make various adjustments to the picture and fine-tune video parameters. There are three presets provided, and one memory slot to store your favorite adjustments. A defeatable digital noise reduction circuit should make a visible improvement in noisy pictures. The S550D can also remember the video settings for up to 200 of your DVDs, so you only have to input them once. Other convenience-oriented features include automatic selection of the soundtrack with the highest number of channels, a screen saver, a bit-rate indicator, and bit-rate history display. It also has the smooth scan search feature, for more fluid searches and slow motion in both directions.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



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