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Sony BDP-S550

Sony BDP-S550
alaScore 92

643 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 643 reviews of Sony BDP-S550. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 BDP-S550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony BDP-S550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDP-S550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 476 user reviews of Sony BDP-S550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony BDP-S550 review

 

Sony has made standalone Blu-ray players since the format's inception, but they've always been overshadowed by the company's game console, the PlayStation 3 . In many ways, the Sony BDP-S550 is the company's first standalone that might be a smarter buy...

Excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs; Profile 2.0 compliant; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, plus bit-stream output; 7.1 analog-audio outputs; 1GB USB drive included in box.

PlayStation 3 may still offer a better value for some buyers; competing players offer more features or lower prices.

The Sony BDP-S550 offers excellent image quality and a solid feature set, but only consider it if you need the multichannel analog outputs.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Sony BDP-S550

 

The BDP-S550 is one of the best non-professional Blu Ray disc players on the market. Both audio and video outputs are high quality, and the number of output connections is unequaled in this class. When coupled with a good HDTV and surround system,...

1080p output and 1080p upscaling7.1 surround sound outputsBD Live internet serviceLarge number of outputs for compatibility with existing equipmentPrecision Drive system for playing damaged media

Sony's top-of-the-line consumer model Blu Ray Disc Player featuring...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Sony BDP-S 550

 

Excellent HDTV picture with 24p support., HD sound as a bitstream-output., BD-Live functionality., Analog 7.1-channel audio.

DVD de-interlacing doesn’t always work., No DTS-HD decoder., No MP3 playback.

We liked the full video adjustment options, BD-Live capabilities (with a supplied memory stick), and optional quick-start function. Overall, an excellent performance, but we would like to have seen better DVD movie playback, and support for MP3 music...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Aaron Broverman (askmen.com)

Sony BDP-S550

 

The industry has moved to Blu-ray. Now it's time for the industry's best to launch the BDP-S550.

It was only a matter of time before a Blu-ray player would come along that was really, truly blue in color. Not only is the Sony BDP-S550 blue, but it also actually backs up the striking color and slim body with cinema quality imaging from its 24p True...

Expert review by : David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony BDP-S550

 

The Sony BDP-S550 Blu-ray player is good but slightly overpriced.

Excellent Blu-ray image quality, 7.1-channel analog output, BD-Live ready

USB port can't be used for playing media, DVD upscaling makes edges fuzzy

The Sony BDP-S550 is a good product but its relatively high cost means that unless you need the 7.1-channel analog output the competition offers better value.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony BDP-S550 review

 

The Sony BDP-S550 Blu-ray player is an attractive deck with a tempting price tag – it's another Sony stunner

Attractive styling ; great Blu-ray picture ; good upscaler ; easy to use ; price

Bass could sound meatier

An attractive deck with a tempting price tag – this is another Sony stunner

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony BDP-S550 review

 

The latest Sony Blu-ray deck is Profile 2.0 and a lovely shade of blue. But is it for you?

Another attractive Blu-ray deck that's among the best in its class

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S550

 

The BDP-S550 is a fully loaded Blu-ray player with all the bells and whistles, including the latest Profile 2.0 advanced interactive feature support and HD audio.

Excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs ; Profile 2.0 compliant ; Onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, plus bit-stream output ; 7.1 analog-audio outputs ; 1GB USB drive included in box

PlayStation 3 may still offer a better value for some buyers ; Competing players offer more features or lower prices

We also looked at the some program material. We started with the introduction to Star Trek: Insurrection, and the BDP-S550 showed off its 2:3 pulldown prowess by smoothly rendering the curved lines of the bridge railings and boat hulls. We switched...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony BDP-S550 review

 

Sony has made standalone Blu-ray players since the format's inception, but they've always been overshadowed by the company's game console, the PlayStation 3 . In many ways, the Sony BDP-S550 is the company's first standalone that might be a smarter buy...

Excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs; Profile 2.0 compliant; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, plus bit-stream output; 7.1 analog-audio outputs; 1GB USB drive included in box.

PlayStation 3 may still offer a better value for some buyers; competing players offer more features or lower prices.

The Sony BDP-S550 offers excellent image quality and a solid feature set, but only consider it if you need the multichannel analog outputs.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony BDP-S550 Blu Ray Player

 

The BDP-S550 is compatible with BD-Live content, which is an online service featured by certain Blu Ray titles, allowing the user access to exclusive trailers, interviews and interactive features offered by the creators of the film or TV show contained...

Dec, 2009

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