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This player also has the ability to download movies from the internet. Love the picture when playing back Blue Ray discs and the surround sound audio is even better than standard DVD. The build quality is adequate for the price point, but finally Sony has made a player that does what we eony. Turning on the original S and waiting for its tray to open took 47 seconds. See details for full description. The updated version offers significantly faster disc-loading times, improved DVD upconversion quality, and greater compatibility with the latest features of the Blu-ray disc format.

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Sony BDP-S350

It takes up less vertical space, as well as having a shallower case. That leaves only its annoyingly recessed USB port for added storage and its lack of onboard DTS-HD Master Audio decoding not a huge issue outside of audiophile circles as the remaining red flags–and neither is a deal-killer.

You may unsubscribe bp-s350 the newsletters at any time. We generally liked the layout, and there’s enough button differentiation to navigate by feel in a darkened home theater. Our first problem is that it’s located on the rear of the unit in the first place, as that can be osny pain to get to in many home theater cabinets and you may not want to dedicate a USB memory stick solely to the BDP-S Component video output supports up to i output with Blu-ray movies.


It has a ‘Auto’ mode that selects the highest quality signal, both sny and audio, from each source and passes it along to the tv and speakers.

What Hi-Fi?

Show less Show more. To top it off, this unit has great functionality, loading even notoriously difficult discs in mere seconds and outputting exceptional video from DVDs and especially Blu-ray discs. Compare the high-definition players mentioned above side by side. It’s audio quality where this Sony player really leads the way.

The included remote is pretty good. PCMag reviews products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

The early blu-ray players would take well over a minute after powering on to be ready to go. That would be a shame, because one of the glorious things about Blu-ray is its high-end, lossless audio. The deep recess means you won’t have a USB stick protruding too far from the back of your player, but since the player is already quite shallow and there will already be cables connected to the back, we can’t see it being much of an advantage.

All Blu-ray players are also upconverting DVD players, but the upconverted picture quality depends on the prowess of the video-processing hardware.

Why Sony doesn’t emphasize this more is beyond me, almost scandalous. Page 1 Page 2. I never realized how much of DirectTV broadcast is in surround sound! The only problems I have with the player are the set up menus and the player’s delay when scrolling through scenes. A somewhat esoteric perk we enjoyed is that it’s possible to access the XMB menu without stopping a disk, so you can make minor tweaks like changing the resolution without having to reload the entire movie.


As with the S, the S provides coaxial and optical digital outputs, as well as analog stereo output RCA. Faster start-up option increases power consumption. All of that means it’s lighter, which will please people who want to carry it from Scotland to South Africa.

Sony BDP-S review: Sony BDP-S – CNET

Not only is it compact, but it also looks very attractive indeed. The unit is fully functional but does NOT have the remote.

The Walking Dead Season 8 dvd 5-disc Set Is Facebook Portal the wrong product at the wrong time? I’m very pleased with the BDP-S player. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Overall I love it, especially for the price. On the other, you’ve got the consumer-electronics bddp-s350, who have their own range of stand-alone Blu-ray players.

It supports a range of disc formats including CD, VCD, and others to offer you flexibility in your choice of media. Disagree with our product rating? The company that has become synonymous with the high-end movie server spent its These units are like little computers, only worse, because the upgrades don’t occur automatically.