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Sony BDP-S1E

Sony BDP-S1E
alaScore 88

21 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony BDP-S1E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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-S1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ben Russell (

Sony BDP-S1E


Sony's decision to wait before releasing a dedicated Blu-ray player in Australia may have surprised some observers. After all, they developed the tech...

Excellent image quality with true high-definition 1080p Blu-ray playback, great DVD upscaling, beautiful design, quick and easy to use

Some features will require new displays to function, occasional bug with menus

This is the product to watch for Blu-ray enthusiasts. It's not cheap, but the exceptional quality of its features and functionality easily justify its price.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : staff (

Sony BDP-S1E review


Impressive pictures are let down by lack of interactivity

Stunning colours ; 1080p 24 True Cinema mode ; Competitive price

Slow startup ; Incompatible with BD profile 1.1 ; Lacks support for DTS-HD

Capable of delivering excellent sound and pictures, but we'd suggest waiting for the next generation model to iron out the failings

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony BDP-S1E


The Sony BDP-S1E is an intriguing device, which comes at a good price point, and appears to have the build, the looks and the features.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony BDP-S1E vs Sony PS3 Blu-ray players


How does the PS3 stand up to Sony's top-notch Blu-ray player?

HDMI output, component video output, S-video output, composite video output, wide pitch audio outputs, Optical and coaxial digital audio outputs, 5.1ch analogue audio output, analogue stereo output

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (

Sony BDP-S1E


The debut standalone Blu-ray disc player from the format's chief protagonist has hit the UK. And despite its slightly brutish appearance and tedious loading time, in terms of pictures the Sony BDP-S1E is a hands-down winner

Brilliant pictures, Impressive features, Good sound

Tediously slow loading time, Uninspired styling

Sony's debut Blu-ray deck is here. And what an incredible visual experience it delivers when you eventually set it up

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Sony BDP-S1E


Built to true "ES" standards and will probably outlive newer models because of this. The fact that this was Sony's first player will surely make it a collectable in the years to come. Extremely frustrating disc loading times!

Superb picture & sound

VERY VERY slow loading time

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony BDP-S1E


hi is there a way that i can make this blue ray player bdp-s1e play dvd region 1 .please show me if there is a method . thanks

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony BDP-S1E


Its really good.

it plays blu ray

it's not multi region

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (



Used with: LG 55" 768p TV Arcam AVR300 KEF IQ5 Fronts Gallo Due Surround & Centre Speakers Logitech universal remote Well, it was a hell of an impulse purchase given that I _was_ going to wait for the format war to end. But first impressions, on...

To die for picture quality, absolutely superb sound, especially off decent discs, damn good DVD playback

Very poor buttons on fascia, the absolute age it takes to warm up - or load a disc - during which time buttons press but do nothing. Except when they queue up instructions!

Sep, 2007

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