Sony BDP-S550 reviews

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This blu-Ray player is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 122 reviews.
DVD Plus R playback See full product description

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david, sidmouth

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
nice bluray player easy to use
Bad points:
does not have divx
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 6.0
Capacity 4.0
Durability 5.0
Portability 1.0
Value for money 2.0
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Review date: 29 Mar 2010

Chris, High Wycombe

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Plays all the latest blu-rays once the firmware is updated
Firmware update via wireless connection to house router
Well designed and works well with other sony kit
Functions on remote work from Sony TV remote also
Bad points:
Expensive to get the wireless capability
Slow load times on some blu-ray titles
No eject button on the remote
Scores of 5 above apply to unknown or not relevent features
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Capacity 5.0
Durability 5.0
Portability 5.0
Value for money 3.0
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Review date: 28 Mar 2010

Robin, Inverurie

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ecellent picture and sound. 7.1 analogue outs allow connection to old av receiver using the player to decode the new lossless sound formats.
Bad points:
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Durability 8.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 19 Apr 2010

Peter, Oldham Lancs

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to set up and use although still don t know what the chip card at the back of the machine is for ! Picture quality and sound are excellent .
Bad points:
Takes a few seconds for the machine to get going once disc is inserted .
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 16 Apr 2010


Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Superb picture and sound
Bad points:
A little slow to start up but no different to other BD players.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Capacity 7.0
Durability 6.0
Portability 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 15 Feb 2010

chris, Bargain hunter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
amazing audio & video quality, built in audio decoder, nice remote
Bad points:
woofer audio test tone level is inaccurate but when watching movies the audio level is good
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2011

Peter, Coringham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use. Quick start up. Simple to update. Excellent picture quality.
Bad points:
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 6.0
Durability 9.0
Portability 4.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 08 Apr 2010

Product Features

3D No
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD-RW
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Upscaling Yes
Audio technology DTS HD
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Connections Ethernet
Number of HDMI ports 1
Number of scart ports 0
Release date 2008-10-14

Also known as: Sony BDPS550, Sony BDPS550B, Sony BDPS550B.CEK


Manufacturer's Description

Watch movies as the Director intended with 1080p Full HD picture quality and 7.1ch surround sound. Plus rich interactive features such as BD-Live, deliver a truly immersive entrainment experience.

#Multimedia guarantueed with BD-ROM/R/RE, DVD-+Video/R/RW, CD Playback, AVCHD Playback
#The ultimate sound experience through 7.1 Channel analogue output and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding capability via HDMI™
#Built in BD-Live (Profile 2.0) to immediately access studio-specific online content including trailers, interviews and other extras and enjoy them through your Blu-ray Disc™ Player.
#1GB of exchangable storage to save downloaded BD-Live content from the internet
#Quick Start-up mode enables you to enjoy your Blu-ray movies already after just six seconds
#BRAVIA Sync technology makes connecting the players to BRAVIA televisions and Home Theatre systems from Sony a piece of cake

  1. The new XrossMediaBar™ guarantuees an easy to understand menu control, simple for everybody to use intuitively all of the players’ functions
    #New Precision Cinema HD Upscale technology that converts standard-definition signals (480i) to 1080p and outputs a full HD equivalent resolution signal to 1080p TVs via HDMI™
    #With 24p True Cinema you can sit back and watch the film like in real cinema, without length or quality losses
    #The BonusView functionality allows you to view two separate video streams from the same Blu-ray Disc™ on screen at the same time
    #x.v.Color™ allows the S550 to output more natural and vivid colours similar to what the human eye actually sees in the natural world.
    #New Precision Drive HD helps to detect and correct wobbling discs from three directions, stabilizing playback of bent or scratched Blu-ray Disc™s and DVDs.
    #The back lit remote enables you to control the S550 in the dark without the need to destroy your cinema experience to switch on the lights.

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