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
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.
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.
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