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
Excerpt: Sony’s modestly priced deck stands barely two inches high, but is packed with functionality. This year Sony unleashed Bravia Intenet Video, which includes a raft of online content from the likes of LoveFilm and BBC iPlayer. It’s also SACD compatible and loves playing any type of digital media stored on a hard disc drive. And of course, it’s fully 3D compatible too thanks to a recent firmware update.
Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray player review: an affordable Blu-ray player with 3D capabilities and Bravia Internet Video streaming
Good Gear Guide.au
11 March 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)
Excerpt: Is it time we abandoned the 2D Blu-ray player? At this low price Sony’s BDP-S470 makes a serious bid at being not just an excellent 3D Blu-ray player, but a fantastic value all-rounder that could quickly see the rug pulled from under non-3D players.
Pros: 3D-ready, low price, simple design, digital file support, HD images
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.
Pros: Compact design, Plays 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D & 3D Picture quality, BBC iPlayer & Lovefilm, Price
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...
Pros: Full HD 1080p, 3D, 24p True Cinema technology
Cons: Not 3D out of the box (3D feature can be enabled via a firmware update)