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Sony DVP S560D

Sony DVP S560D
alaScore 67

85 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Sony DVP S560D. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 S560D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DVP S560D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony DVP S560D from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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May, 2018

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Sony DVP-S560; 5 Years of Frustration


Sony's DVP-S560D; 5 years of frustration. I purchased the Sony DVP-S560 from Best Buy in 2000 for $299.00. Reviews (non-Epinion reviews I should have known better) had this model pegged as one of the best DVD players available at the time. Hey, ...

Taught me a valuable lesson on the worthlessness of Best Buy extended warranties.

Disk Errors, overheats, skips, recognizes limited formats, serviced professionally 5 times in 4 years.

Dec, 2005

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Sony DVP-S560; 5 Years of Frustration


Taught me a valuable lesson on the worthlessness of Best Buy extended warranties.

Disk Errors, overheats, skips, recognizes limited formats, serviced professionally 5 times in 4 years.

Dec, 2005

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Do NOT buy this! C13 errors!


I could not believe my first DVD player would be such a dud. For anyone considering buying a Sony DVD player, STOP. I used to work in a repair shop, and Sony was one of the top CD players to need new laser assemblies. They were constantly going bad, in...


C13 errors after 2 years of use.

Jul, 2004

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The Bells and Whistles


I've had this DVD player for a long while now. I must say it's been humming right along with no problems, and still gives me great DVD playback every time. One huge plus to this player is the analog 5.1 channel sound outputs. This is one reason I ...

5.1 channel output, great picture, virtual surround sound

Can be difficult to use, too many settings, no CD-R or DVD-audio playback

May, 2004

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Possible Fix for the Skipping, Stopping, Restarting, & C1300 error.


Update: Apparently this was only a temporary fix. I tried watching a DVD last night and it started acting up again. I figured the only difference from earlier in the day was that I had been running it with out the cover on. So I pulled the cover off...

All the Bells and Whistles

Skipping, stopping, restarting, C1300 error.

Dec, 2003

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it died


the player was pretty good--until it started skipping and freezing over a year after purchase. also, ...

Picture & Sound good while it worked.

It died--on it's own.skips, freezes, pixilates--turned to CRAP!

Aug, 2003

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Died a month after warranty expired.


I bought this Sony DVD player because I'd heard many good things about Sony products, and the 5.1 compatible stereo system I had recently purchased was all Sony components.

It was a Sony!!

It was a Sony!!

Aug, 2003

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If you do a little research online, you will find that this product line suffers from serious problems. My player, along with many others, skips horribly. It is often at the end of movies that it will do this which is HIGHLY ANNOYING. I can't tell...

It would be a nice unit if it worked.

Serious design flaws.

May, 2003

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Same problem as the rest


I just wanted to pipe in and say that I have had the exact same problems that I have seen in about 10% of the reviews on this site -- Put a DVD in and the player does not recognize it. Put the same disc in a cheap DVD player (my son's) and it works...

Good Picture, Good Sound

Poor Durability

Feb, 2003

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My brother bought this unit for his house. He was so pleased with it that I bought one for myself. His went out on Christmas Eve. Mine went out last week.

Great picture and sound

It won't last past a year

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

Take the amazingly accurate picture of DVD. Add Sony features like SmoothScan and SmoothSlow for the cleanest-looking search modes around. Pile on built-in Dolby Digital decoding with 5.1-channel output and you've got the DVP-S560D! This sleek Sony player is loaded with technology, features, and all the connections you need. Dolby Digital (AC-3) Decoder allows you to experience the thrills of today's stunning Hollywood soundtracks right in your family room. By decoding five discrete audio channels, plus a separate subwoofer channel for dynamic low bass performance, Dolby Digital delivers crisp dialog, breathtaking movement across the soundstage, and thunderous special effects. 10-Bit 27 MHz Video D/A Conversion provides rapid processing of the video signal with less signal loss, ensuring maximum image resolution and images free of artifacts. Component Video Outputs Provide the highest level of video signal transfer quality available today when connected to televisions equipped with compatible inputs. 96 kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter Maximizes DVD and CD audio performance capability, providing smoother, less digitized transitions, and richer sonic texture. When using the DVD player with only two front speakers, the Virtual Surround Sound technology creates a surround-sound effect by incorporating a portion of the center-surround information into the left and right stereo signals. CD Text Function Displays song and album titles on TV screen and on Front Panel Display.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo/Surround Sound
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.) / Digital Cinema Sound Virtual 3D

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DVP



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Output

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