Sony BDP S500
You may have heard about the picture quality on a Sony BDP-S500 but does this BDP player justify it's not insubstantial price tag. Well if you're wondering if its picture quality is better than someting like a PS3 - the answer is without doubt yes.
The Sony BDP-S500 is a full HD ready player which can play Bluray, DVD, CD and DVD formats. It has an HDMI 1.3 output and will manage all of the High Density codecs through HDMi except DTS master Audio.
Sony BDP-S500 Technical Details
- 1080p High Definition Picture
- 24p True Cinema;Bravia® Theatre Sync™
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10000:1
- 1080p DVD Upscale
- AVCHD Disc Playback
- CD playback
- Selectable Picture Format
- BD-R/RE Playback
- 5.1 channel Dolby Digital/DTS
- 7.1ch LPCM output via HDMI
- Dolby True HD Decoding
- HDMI Bit Stream output via HDMI ver1.3
- 5.1ch Gold Plated Analog Audio Out
- Motorised Slide Door
So what do the reviewers and customer think about the Sony BDP-S500
What Hifi awarded it 4 Stars
"In terms of the technical specification, this is good.....but at £500 its no cigar."
'Luxuriant design and build quality.'
'Very good Hi Definition and SD picture quality- Big price tag and slow loading from start up'
'Sony BDP-S500 is good but could have been much better...fine Hi-def player but it has some limitations' D Shipley
'Stunning Quality Pictures' Baron Greenback
A couple of excellent Amazon reviews here... Sony BDPS500 Reviews