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Sony BDP-S380

Sony BDP-S380
alaScore 85

205 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of Sony BDP-S380. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Sony BDP-S380 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony S380 Blu-ray Player - Instant Internet Video Playback, With Media Remote and USBSony S380 Blu-ray Player - Instant Internet Video Playback, With Media Remote and USB

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony BDP-S380

 

Sony's bottom-of-the-range Blu-ray spinner offers a lot in performance and specifications for its meagre £130 ticket, but misses out on a couple of the key features that its BDP-S480 sibling brings to the party for only £20 more. With that in mind,...

Sony’s brilliant web portal, Bravia Internet Video, still boasts the best range of content around, including BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, Sky News, Eurosport, LOVEFiLM, YouTube, and much more. Yes, there’s no app gallery full of child-friendly games, but...

You can’t stream content over a home network and there’s no 3D support – two features which you can enjoy on the £150 BDP-S480

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: T3 Online (t3.com)

Sony BDP-S380 vs Toshiba BDX3200 vs Arcam

 

There's a wide range of decks on the market designed to satisfy any budget, from bog-standard affordable models to pricey high-end affairs, and we've selected six for you to consider.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (techradar.com)

Sony BDP-S380 review

 

A Sony Blu-ray player for the boracic lint

Good quality Blu-ray playback ; Bravia Internet Video ; Entertainment database browser ; Fast boot up times

No 3D capability ; No home network streaming options ; Lack of video codecs

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony BDP-S380

 

Sony's latest entry-level player is light on features but killer internet content is its saving grace.

Excellent BRAVIA Internet Video content, Easy to use operating system, Terrific picture quality

Wouldn’t play some hi-def video files, No real progress from BDP-S370, No DivX support

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony BDP-S380 review

 

The BDP-S380 is another Blu-ray bargain from Sony

Terrific picture with Blu-ray and DVD ; punchy, agile sound ; good internet features

Only the brilliance of new Panasonics

Best Blu-ray player up to £120, Awards 2011. This is yet another fine Sony budget Blu-ray player, but – at last – there’s some really tough competition in the market

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony BDP-S380 review

 

We were seriously impressed with Sony's 2010 range of Blu-ray players, giving the BDP-S370 a Best Buy award. The sheer number of features packed into the tiny player combined with a surprisingly low price made it the obvious choice for most people.

Improvements over the S370 are few and far between, and it's disappointing not to see iPlayer in HD. DivX support has gone, and start-up is slower.

Mar, 2011

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Expert review by: Steve May (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray player with IPTV

 

Review Sony's BDP-S380 Blu-ray bantamweight packs quite a punch. A mere 36mm tall, it barely looks big enough to swallow discs, but this plasticky pugilist can hold its own against full-size separates and is well stocked with features.

Overall, this unassuming deck has a lot going for it. Its BD playback quality is great, SACD is an appreciated bonus and having IPTV on tap ensures you’ll always have something (rubbish) to watch late at night. The deck is also a decent media player –...

Sep, 2011

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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray player

 

Sony's entry-level Blu-ray player, the BDP-S380, has an impressively wide range of features. It's a great player for watching Blu-ray movies, but it a...

BRAVIA Internet Video built-in ; Low price ; HDMI cable included in the box

No built-in Wi-Fi ; No optical digital output ; Remote is a little cramped

The Sony BDP-S380 is an excellent Blu-ray player that has the added bonus of Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video service. We're disappointed with the lack of optical digital output, and the fact that Wi-Fi is an optional extra, but this is an outstanding...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony BDP S380 Blu-ray Player

 

Sony have been focusing hard on the Indian audience with their Blu-ray players and home theatre systems. We recently reviewed the BDV-E980 3D Blu-ray home theatre system and besides it performing well, it offered fairly good value for money. In this...

The Sony BDP S380 sells at a maximum retail price of Rs. 8,990. This is a really good Blu-ray player by itself. Sony adding a LAN port and incorporating the Bravia Internet Video in it made this a great player. The only issues we had was that it had...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony BDP-S380

 

Considering the Sony BDP-S380's price, it's hard to find a better-equipped or faster Blu-ray player.

Very fast. Plenty of network features.

Video processing issues with certain motion footage. ; Considering the Sony BDP-S380’s price, it’s hard to find a better-equipped or faster Blu-ray player.

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Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1

Design

Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray player

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Playback formats:AVCHD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPG, MTS

Media types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:100
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):25 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 36 x 199

Performance

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-240
Power consumption (typical):18

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

24p support: Yes
3D: No
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Video D/A Converter (DAC):148.5MHz/12-bit

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.9
Height :3.6
Weight:1.6
Width:43