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Sony BDP-S790

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Overall 9
9.0

Sony BDP-S790 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player Review

About.com
27 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The BDP-S790 provides users with three major capabilities: Play disc-based content (Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD), play content from attached media devices (USB flash drives, iPod), and stream content from both the internet and home network via its network media player features. On all three counts the BDP-S790 does very well. Also, the inclusion of the two HDMI outputs eliminates the need to upgrade your home theater receiver if is not 3D-compatible.
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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. However, features like 4K upscaling and dual HDMI outputs are targeted at a very specific audience and may not be necessary for most consumers.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony BDP-S790 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player Review

About.com
20 February 2013
  • Conclusion: The BDP-S790 provides users with three major capabilities: Play disc-based content (Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD), play content from attached media devices (USB flash drives, iPod), and stream content from both the internet and home network via its network media player features. On all three counts the BDP-S790 does very well. Also, the inclusion of the two HDMI outputs eliminates the need to upgrade your home theater receiver if is not 3D-compatible.
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Higher Def

Gear Patrol
2 January 2013
  • 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. Among the slew of players announced , this lone model packs the ability to up convert 1080p content to 4k resolution — which is great news for the four Japanese ballers out there who have a 4k TV and are in need of a content stop gap until the market catches up.
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Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Review

Audioholics
7 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Blu-ray player reviews are a strange thing. It used to be that we tested all manner of video and audio quality characteristics using test discs and calibration gear. Well, some of us still do... When it's appropriate. Most of our readers already know who the big dogs are in that high-end market and if they want to pay $400 or more for a player, they're free to do so. But what about the rest of you - the rest of US?
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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. But the vaunted game station changed the marketplace virtually overnight and signaled the beginning of the end for the red-laser format.
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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 10
10

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray player review

homecinemachoice.com
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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Overall 8
8.0

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

Good Gear Guide.au
15 November 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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Overall 10
10

Sony BDP-S790 review

Stuff.tv
11 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Sony’s put the lot into the BDP-790, and it shows. Its picture performance is simply outstanding, as good as that of any player available, and it’s an enjoyable listen too. It’s also great to use, either with its simple, effective remote handset (take note, Panasonic) or via its excellent control app. Add in the promise of its future-proof upscaling and you’ve got a simply brilliant buy – No.1 in our Top Ten list of best Blu-ray players it is then.
  • Pros: Packs some serious image quality, Sounds great, too, Comes with a number of useful apps
  • Cons: Stylish but not radical, Jury's out on the 4k upscaling
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