Conclusion: An excellent all round 3D Blu-ray spinner that delivers pretty much everything you could want (with one notable exception) at a good price.
Pros: The BDP-S470 is one of Sony’s 3D compatible players, so provided you hook it up to a 3D TV (and pop in a 3D Blu-ray movie) you can look forward to some spectacular three dimensional images – and make no mistake, 3D looks the business with this player. 2D picture quality is also lovely (although if you’re only interested in traditional two dimensional entertainment we’d recommend you opt for the cheaper, non-3D Sony BDP-S370). We also love the Bravia Internet Video fea...
Cons: There’s only one HDMI output on the BDP-S470’s backside, and no analogue 7.1 surround sound outputs, which means 3D watchers will have to forego high resolution surround sound in favour of old-fashioned 5.1 Dolby Digital or DTS. It’s hardly a dealbreaker, and it clearly helps keep the cost down, but it’s definitely a minus point.
Excerpt: If you haven’t yet made the move to Blu-ray, then this Sony might be just the ticket to get you riding on the “Blu” line. It’s got the 3D Blu-ray playback capability that, assuming Hollywood gets their act in gear soon and starts cranking out 3D Blu-ray discs, will be appealing to those who routinely choose to watch 3D versions of movies in theaters.
Conclusion: For TV owners, the BDP-S470 is a solid Blu-ray player. It has a slick and reasonably fast operation, tons of streaming options, and has a tiny attractive form factor. The prices I've seen on Amazon also show it to be a great deal. But if you have a projector... skip it.
Pros: Excellent interface and ease of use, Tons of streaming options, Crazy slim form factor
Cons: Silence is not the best audio option with projectors, Forced registration with Sony for any streaming option
Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray player review: an affordable Blu-ray player with 3D capabilities and Bravia Internet Video streaming
Good Gear Guide.au
19 July 2011
Summary: The Sony BDP-S470 is an affordable 3D Blu-ray player that ticks nearly every box on a videophile's wish-list. That said, there are cheaper options available for those who aren't interested in 3D Blu-ray, such as Sony's BDP-S370 Blu-ray player.
Pros: Excellent 1080p video quality in 2D and 3D, user-friendly interface, attractive design
Cons: Virtually identical to the Sony BDP-S370 (which retails for $70 less)
Summary: The Sony BDP-S470 is a midrange Blu-ray player boasting 3D capabilities and Bravia Internet Video streaming. It slots between the Sony BDP-S370 and Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray player in the company's line-up.
Excerpt: Whether or not 3D as a format has a future, and especially a present, in your home is up to you. The so-called hunger among consumers for 3D certainly isn't obvious to us, though Sony – one of the third dimension's biggest promoters – is seeking to get 3D compatibility into your lounge whether you like it or not with the well specified, yet incredibly affordable BDP-S470.
Conclusion: Found for as low as £130 online, Sony’s BDP-S470 makes for a wonderful 2D Blu-ray alone - with 3D support virtually free. Excellent picture quality makes sure of that, but its superb user interface chucks in not just all-round digital file support from USB, but also a plethora of must-have video streaming options such as BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, Lovefilm and YouTube.
Pros: 3D-ready, low price, simple design, digital file support, HD images
Excerpt: Next-generation home entertainment with stunning 3D action on a 3D TV (3D feature can be enabled via a firmware update) All-new Blu-ray Disc player lets you enjoy online content, access your PC and connect wirelessly to the int...