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Sony BDPS500B

Sony BDPS500B
alaScore 82

6 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony BDPS500B. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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 BDPS500B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony BDPS500B


The Sony BDPS500B is an excellent sonic performer and will upscale your DVD collection — but it's outshone by cheaper players for Blu-ray playback.

Excellent sound ; Great build ; Dolby TrueHD output ; Upscaling works well

Blu-ray playback leaves a lot to be desired

With the price of the Toshiba HD-XE1 seemingly stuck at AU$1399, the Sony BDPS500B is now one of the cheapest premium HD players available. It boasts a sturdy build and features you won't see on other players. Sound is fantastic, and DVDs are great,...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS500B


Yes, too slow to load. To slow to do anything. And recently, mine started to freeze in the middle of a movie (both Blu-Ray and normal DVD). Only cure is to disconnect power to unfreeze it.

It's fine as a player of Blu-Ray, DVD and CDs. No experience with any other model, so can't compare


Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS500B


nice build and looks good

good upscaling ; brilliant pictures

Slow to start ; slow to load ; onto its 3rd firmware upgrade ; what bright spark through of a java menu system ? At least I can get a coffee and cake, or have a shower while the bloody thing loads a disk

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS500B


When I could not open the tray for a long time and switched-off the blu-ray, the tray opened. I was thinking of giving back the

Nice picture and sound

Silly user interface, worse documentation ; overcomplicated and slow hardware

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS500B


We bought one to complement the 40"

Excellent picture and sound quality

Slow to open the tray, slow to put-up ; info on the screen, lack of proper documentation

Jan, 2008

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