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Sony BDP-S790
8.4 out of 10

Sony BDP-S790

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Overall 10
10

Sony BDP-S790

s21.com
16 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The Sony BDP-S790 is Sony's top-level Blu-Ray player with superior picture quality plus a mass of features including 4K upscaling.
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Overall 9
9.3

Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray Player

gadgetreview.com
23 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The $249.99 Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray Player competes successfully with other models that are many times more expensive. I wanted a Blu-ray player that could give me the best 1080p image that my HDTV could display. With the BDP-S790, I got it.
  • Pros: Web browser, Gracenote look up functions, 7.1 audio output
  • Cons: Power cord permanently attached
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Home Theater Reviews
1 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony BDP-S790 offers good BD/DVD performance and is a full-featured player that supports current and upcoming technology trends, like 4K, 3D, and smart TV. Its price is on par with other new Blu-ray players that offer 4K upscaling.
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Higher Def

Gear Patrol
16 December 2012
  • Excerpt: 4k resolution is still a long way off from replacing lowly 1080p as the new standard for high-definition, but Sony’s latest BDP-S790 Blu-ray player doesn’t mind standing on the cutting edge.
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Overall 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ergonomics 9
9.0

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray 3D Player

Sound & Vision Magazine
5 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony single-handedly won the format war with its timely release of the PlayStation 3. Up until the PS3 hit the market in November 2006, HD DVD was beginning to gain the upper hand with disc and player sales.
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Overall 10
10

Sony BDP-S790 review

expertreviews.co.uk
24 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony's top-end Blu-ray player for 2013 is largely unchanged from 2012’s top model, but this isn’t a bad thing as the S790 was one of the most comprehensive Blu-ray players of last year.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony BDP-S790

Trusted Reviews
1 February 2013
  • Summary: Sony’s range-topping Blu-ray deck is the first with 4K upscaling
  • Pros: Generous feature list, Stunning pictures, Slick operating system
  • Cons: No DivX support, Menu not ideal for web content selection, Not cheap
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Overall 8
8.0

This Blu-ray player works with next-generation 4K TVs, and is powerful and speedy

Good Gear Guide.au
2 December 2012
  • Summary: Sony's latest, best Blu-ray player is a little pricier than the competition, but it has a few features that make it stand out from the crowd. We think Sony's hit a winner with the BDP-S790's speed and diverse range of features.
  • Pros: Excellent features, Class-leading connectivity, Fast operation
  • Cons: 4K is unnecessary, at the moment, Web browser is mediocre, Long text input is a chore
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Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray player review

PC Advisor
28 November 2012
  • Summary: The Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray player is a little pricier than the competition, but it has a few features that make it stand out from the crowd. Read our full review to find out why.
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Overall 10
10
Features 10
10

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray player review

Home Cinema Choice
18 November 2012
  • Summary: This flagship Blu-ray deck's generic looks hide a 4K-compatible technological marvel
  • Pros: Powerful AV performance, with good SD upscaling; excellent IPTV selection; wide multimedia file support
  • Cons: Lightweight build quality; Xross Media Bar is a clunky way to navigate the Sony Entertainment Network
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