Excerpt: Sony ’s track record with Blu-ray players is terrific. At the budget end of the market its players have been all-conquering over the past couple of years. Only Panasonic’s 2011 machines have managed to halt Sony’s total domination, and that’s only recently. Sony’s new entry-level player looks much like the Award-winning BDP-S370 it replaces. It’s slim, lightweight (as every rival is) and easy to use.
Pros: Terrific picture with Blu-ray and DVD, punchy, agile sound, good internet features
Sony BDP-S380 review: Sony's cheapest Blu-ray player has BRAVIA Internet Video and works well
Good Gear Guide.au
14 July 2011
Summary: The Sony BDP-S380 is an excellent Blu-ray player that has the added bonus of Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video service. We're disappointed with the lack of optical digital output, and the fact that Wi-Fi is an optional extra, but this is an outstanding product otherwise.
Pros: BRAVIA Internet Video built-in, Low price, HDMI cable included in the box!
Cons: No built-in Wi-Fi, No optical digital output, Remote is a little cramped