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Sony BDP-S380


$149.99 Released February, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Remote control is comprehensive, easy to figure out right away. Loads disks very quickly, only a couple of seconds. Impressive image quality - very detailed, vibrant picture, performs solidly on test patterns.

The Cons:Can't play back 3D content. Have to register through the Sony website to get Netflix working. No DLNA compliance.

The Sony BDP-S380 is a lower mid-cost Blu-Ray player. This Blu-Ray player offers full HD (1080p) playback. Besides Blu-Ray discs, the BDP-S380 can play DVDs, CDs, and SACDs. With the front USB port, you can also view photos and play music and video from external devices.

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Product Shot 2 The Ethernet port of this Blu-Ray player allows you to access the BRAVIA Internet Video platform. This platform allows you access to sites like Netflix, Pandora, HuluPlus and Amazon Video on Demand. The BDP-S380's BD-LIVE functionality allows you to access extra Blu-Ray features like online chats and extra scenes. The Entertainment Database Browser uses Gracenote technologies to allow you to browse details like actor and production information. This Blu-Ray player is WiFi ready, with the USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately. This model differs from the higher cost BDP-S480 model in that the BDP-S480 is DLNA certified (and so can be connected to other DLNA devices), and is HomeShare WiFi Network Speaker compatible. The Sony BDP-S380 Blu-Ray player has a Media Remote feature, which allows you to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control.

Features

  • Color: Black
  • Full HD 1080p playback
  • DVD, CD, and SACD playback
  • Ethernet port
  • WiFi ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • BRAVIA Internet Video
  • BD-LIVE functionality
  • Entertainment Database Browser w/ Gracenote technology
  • Photo, music, and video playback via front USB
  • Media Remote (iPhone/iPod touch/Android BD Remote Control application)
  • Quick start and loading

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Pros
  • 2

    remote control is comprehensive, easy to figure out right away

  • 2

    loads disks very quickly, only a couple of seconds

  • 2

    impressive image quality - very detailed, vibrant picture, performs solidly on test patterns

  • 1

    smooth DVD upconversion to HD, looks clearer than through a regular DVD player

  • 1

    large number of connector types available

  • 1

    SACD playback capable

  • 1

    affordable price point

  • 1

    sleek minimalist aesthetic

  • 1

    great selection of web content

  • 1

    can be controlled via iOS or Android smartphone applications

  • 1

    extremely quick to start up

Cons
  • 3

    can't play back 3D content

  • 1

    have to register through the Sony website to get Netflix working

  • 1

    no DLNA compliance

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    not a big upgrade over the previous generation S370

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    no built-in WiFi

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    not Skype capable

  • 0

    incompatible with a number of codecs used by AVI files

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