Sony BDP-S500 reviews

9 customer reviews

This blu-Ray player is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
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barry, marple stockport average male.

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
good product and looks.
Bad points:
expensive slow to load very bulky.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2008

kevin, London Home cinema enthusiast

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It is superb in every way
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 22 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Load time
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 4.0
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Nov 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
VISUAL QUALITY SUPERB!!!
Bad points:
NONE
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Nov 2007

Andy, Canterbury

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic picture and sound - looks great as well, easy to use with simple menus.
Bad points:
Only B-D 1.0 but not much around at the moment to need later profiles.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2008

Neil, Slough

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
slim
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2008

Anthony, Bristol Home cinema enthusiast

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture and sound as well as easy to use.Really good design.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 08 Jul 2010

This Sony BDP-S500 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

3D No
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DVD-RW
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Upscaling Yes
Audio technology DTS HD
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Number of HDMI ports 1
Number of scart ports 0
Release date 2007-10-30

Also known as: SONY BDPS500, - BDP-S500

 

Manufacturer's Description

Enter the next level of high definition with the stylish BDP-S500 Blu-ray Disc™ player. Built with rigid beam construction and a motorized sliding front panel, the BDP-S500 is a videophile’s delight. The pristine images from high definition Blu-ray Disc movies and 1080p DVD upscaling will make your HDTV come alive. Amazing 24p True Cinema output and cinema-tuned picture presets allow you to see movies exactly as the director intended. Featuring LPCM, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS® HD audio decoding for ultra-realistic sound, this player is also a treat for the ears. And with BRAVIA® Theatre Sync, you can control your compatible BRAVIA HDTV and Sony AV system with the press of a button.

BD-ROM Playback

Rival your local movie theater with the power of Blu-ray Disc technology in your Home Theater. You can enjoy movies from Hollywood’s biggest studios, and enjoy all of the great features, sights and sounds that Blu-ray Disc technology has to offer. Blu-ray Disc technology delivers Full 1080P picture quality and up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Movie Night will never be the same!

DVD Upscaling to 1080p5 via HDMI™

Get the most out of your existing DVD collection by having them upscaled to 1080p quality. Your DVD’s will look and sound better than ever when you play them back on your new Sony Blu-ray Disc Player.

BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ (HDMI-CEC)

Sony® created BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ technology to go beyond basic digital audio and video transmission. Based on the HDMI-CEC function, the BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ feature will be included on select BRAVIA® Theatre home A/V systems and components. This useful function reduces the hassle and time consuming job of powering up, routing signals, etc. to the simple push of one button.3 Want to play your Blu-ray Disc Player on your Sony® A/V system– Easy, just push PLAY on the BRAVIA® HDTV remote and everything is taken care of for you. Even when the system is off! Want to power down everything once you’ve finished enjoying it– Push one button and the TV and A/V system powers down. BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ helps make things a whole lot easier to operate.

BD/DVD/CD playback4 and AVC-HD with x.v.Color output

Play back all your favorite Blu-ray Disc Movies, DVD’s, Audio CD’s, and AVC-HD (delivers digital picture and sound quality comparable to that of High Definition, but on a DVD) discs with all of our Sony Blu-ray Disc Players.

Full HD 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema Video Output

Most of all Hollywood movies are shot at 24 frames per second, and Blu-ray Disc movies are mastered at 24 frame per second, so it is only fitting that the Sony BDP-S500 can output your films at 1080/24p for a true film-like experience at home. Of course, The Sony BDP-S500 can also output at 1080/60p for more traditional HDTV sets on the market. Either way Sony has you covered for the best picture possible in Full 1080p!

Video Codec Format : MPEG2/MPEG4-AVC/VC-1

Blu-ray Disc technology is compatible with many different types of video codec for recording your favorite films onto the disc. So regardless of the High Definition recording process used by the studio making the movie, Sony’s Blu-ray Disc Players are ready for them all, in glorious Full 1080p HD.

Cinema Tuned Picture Presets

What do you get when the world’s best filmmakers and the best makers of Home Theater products get together– Answer: Exclusive Cinema Tuned Picture Presets on your Sony Blu-ray Player! , we made getting a “best picture” for your movies even easier. Whether you view your movies in a dark theater, or in a bright room, we got you covered with picture settings all carefully selected by the same engineers that make Sony’s movies in Hollywood.

Uncompressed Multi Channel Linear PCM Output

Blu-ray Disc technology not only delivers a phenomenal picture, but incredible sound as well. Many Blu-ray Disc movies take advantage of the capacity on the disc to offer an Uncompressed Multi Channel Linear PCM soundtrack of your favorite movies. With up to 7.1 channels of surround sound, Uncompressed Multi Channel Linear PCM is completely lossless and lets you hear the movie with incredible clarity and realism that you never experience before on DVD.

Dolby® Digital Plus decoding capability

Dolby Digital Plus is Dolby’s next-generation audio technology that can offer up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also offers a higher-quality experience than the Dolby Digital soundtrack you are used to on a standard DVD.

Dolby® TrueHD, dts®-HD Bitstream out over HDMI™

The future of surround sound arrives with Blu-ray Disc technology. With the BDP-S500, you can enjoy incredible new audio codecs from both Dolby Laboratories and Digital Theater Systems (dts). Simply by connecting your Blu-ray Disc player to the HDMI connection on your A/V Receiver, the BDP-S500 can either output or internally decode Dolby TrueHD & dts-HD.- Dolby TrueHD delivers lossless studio master quality audio designed specifically for high definition entertainment like Blu-ray Disc movies. An incredible sound stage, dynamic range and a stellar Home Theater experience await you with Dolby TrueHD.- dts-HD gives you sound quality that matches the crystal clear image of Blu-ray Disc media. With up to 7.1 channels of surround sound and audio that is indistinguishable form the original studio version, dts-HD promises you an extraordinary surround experience.

BD-Java Interactive Capability

Blu-ray Disc technology offers the potential of a new level of interactive experiences, with seamless on-screen menus and hi def bonus materials for a more dynamic home theater. With the extra capacity on Blu-ray Disc media and BD JAVA programming, content creators have an open canvas to design new ways for customers to interact with their favorite movies.

*Multi Channel 192KHz/24bit Audio D/A Converters
*Quick Set Up
*FL Off/Dimmer Mode
*Parental Control
*Front Slide Down Door
*Popup Menu


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