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Sony BDP-S500
4.8 out of 10

Sony BDP-S500

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony BDP-S500

CNET
23 April 2008
  • Summary: There is no compelling reason to buy this player over a PlayStation 3: it's too expensive, doesn't support profile 1.1 or 2.0, and costs more than pretty much every Blu-ray player on the market.
  • Pros: Picture quality; sound quality; styling.
  • Cons: Price; front panel feels fragile; no included HDMI cable; no profile 1.1 or 2.0 support; did we mention price yet?.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

surroundsoundsystems.org.uk
26 March 2009
  • Excerpt: The Sony BDP-S500 is Sony’s current flagship Blu-ray player and with sparkling picture and sound quality it has earned its plaudits. But home cinema fans will know that picture and sound quality are only part of the story when it comes to Blu-ray players.
  • Pros: We’re split by the Sony BDP-S500. Firstly we have to give 5 stars for its stunning sound and picture quality. If you are after the ultimate Blu-ray player, this is currently it. Secondly though, we can only give it 3 stars for features, because of the lack of Blu-ray profile 2 and DTS-HD Master s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony BDP-S500 Blu-ray Player

Trusted Reviews
21 June 2008
  • Summary: Top-of-the-range and exceptionally talented, but don't expect to ogle at those Blu-ray interactive features.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony BDP-S500 review

TechRadar UK
25 February 2008
  • Summary: Sony's top-end Blu-ray player wows us with its control over video and audio
  • Pros: Excellent images, Solid build quality, High resolution audio
  • Cons: Not Profile 1.1, No DTS-HD Master Audio, No SACD
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
25 January 2008
  • Conclusion: The BDP-S500 is a powerful Blu-ray player, geared towards enthusiasts. Its high-end audio capabilities is best suited to a system that already has high quality audio products, although even on its own it's a great device.
  • Pros: Excellent audio performance, great Blu-ray and DVD upscaling playback, streamlined interface, attractive design
  • Cons: Slight lag times at startup and when navigating discs
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

HEAR.nl
13 November 2008
Overall 7
7.0

Teures Übergangsmodell: Sony BDP-S500

CNET
27 May 2008
  • Summary: Es gibt keinen überzeugenden Grund, diesen Player anstelle einer Playstation 3 zu kaufen: Er unterstützt die Profile 1.1 und 2.0 nicht, kostet aber trotzdem mehr als viele andere Blu-ray-Player auf dem Markt.
  • Pros: ausgezeichnete Bild- und Tonqualität
  • Cons: hoher Preis, Vorderfront wirkt zerbrechlich, kein HDMI-Kabel im Lieferumfang, keine Unterstützung für Profil 1.1 oder 2.0
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