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Sony BDP-S790

alaTest has collected and analyzed 890 reviews of Sony BDP-S790. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are overall positive. Some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony BDP-S790 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S790

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony BDP-S790 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good reviews, whereas many are critical about the price.

usability, design

price

54% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY FLAGSHIP 3D BDP-S790 2K/4K w Wi-Fi & 2HDMi Multi Region CODEFREE DVD & BD ZONE A/B/C, DVD REGION 012345678 PAL/NTSC DivX AVI MKV, 100~240V 50/60HSONY FLAGSHIP 3D BDP-S790 2K/4K w Wi-Fi & 2HDMi Multi Region CODEFREE DVD & BD ZONE A/B/C, DVD REGION 012345678 PAL/NTSC DivX AVI MKV, 100~240V 50/60H

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDP-S790

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 user reviews of Sony BDP-S790 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price. There are some critical comments about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDPS790 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-FiSony BDPS790 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi

Oct, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Sony BDP-S790

 

Sony's range-topping Blu-ray deck is the first with 4K upscaling

Generous feature list ; Stunning pictures ; Slick operating system

No DivX support ; Menu not ideal for web content selection ; Not cheap

They’re joined by two digital audio outputs – one coaxial, one optical – and analogue stereo output for good measure. Composite video out, Ethernet and a second USB port make up the remainder. That’s pretty much all bases covered, unless you’re looking...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony BDP-S790

 

Awards 2012 Product of the Year - Blu-ray players

Excellent features and slick, user-friendly interface ; subtle detail in picture is delivered with ease ; refined sound ; future-proofed for 4K displays ; smooth motion handling

Nothing of note

There’s no doubt a feature like the 4K upscaling will only appeal to those who have deep pockets or who want to consider themselves futureproofed should a flotilla of 4K screens arrive in the near future.

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony BDP-S790 review

 

The Sony BDP-S790 4K Blu-ray player brings quad HD to the table

Outstanding image quality ; Multimedia file support ; Plenty of Smart TV choice

Noisy disc transport ; Xrossmediabar UI looks dated ; No FLAC audio file support

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony BDP-S790 review

 

Sony's new flagship Blu-ray player packs 4K-capable video upscaling and a tidy price. We test out just how future-proof the S790 is

Packs some serious image quality ; Sounds great, too ; Comes with a number of useful apps

Stylish but not radical ; Jury's out on the 4k upscaling

Fabulous performance, impressive specs, superb usability: meet the new leader of the budget Blu-ray player pack.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray player review

 

The latest flagship in Sony's Blu-ray player fleet is surprisingly self-effacing. It's priced at just over 200 notes and has a relatively generic design (slim, black, gently curved in places), yet it packs a forward-looking feature set that few players...

Powerful AV performance, with good SD upscaling; excellent IPTV selection; wide multimedia file support

Lightweight build quality; Xross Media Bar is a clunky way to navigate the Sony Entertainment Network

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray player review

 

The Sony BDP-S790 is more solidly constructed than the company's previous Blu-ray players, with a mix of aluminium and thick plastic making up the majority of the body. The tray-loading Blu-ray drive isn't hidden behind a fascia like on Panasonic's...

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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony BDP-S790 review

 

This highly specified player looks phenomenal and is bursting with features

With media split into categories, you have to jump between sections to play music, video and photos from a USB memory stick or external hard disk. The BDP-S790 played our MKV, H.264, MP4 and WMV HD videos, but it didn’t play our DivX video.

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray Player Review

 

Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Player

Untampered 1080p Playback ; Excellent scaling of DVDs ; Impressive handling of interlaced signals ; SACD playback ; Built-in WiFi ; Extensive VoD Services ; Media streaming works very well ; Stylish and solid construction ; Remote app is very good ;...

Disc loading is slow - especially DVDs ; No 7.1 analogue audio outputs

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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

Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray player

 

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

Excellent features ; Class-leading connectivity ; Fast operation

4K is unnecessary, at the moment ; Web browser is mediocre ; Long text input is a chore

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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Gash (audioholics.com)

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player Video Review

 

care about quality. But once we determine that the video and audio quality are excellent, as they are with this Sony BDP-S790, well, then I want to see what I get for my $230*.

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DSD, DTS, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS Neo:6 / Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:7.1

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y
Energy Star certified: Yes

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Colour of product:Black

Ergonomics

Child lock:Y
Firmware upgradeable:Y
Parental control:Y
Screen saving functions:Y
Skype:
Smartphone remote support: / Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:AVCHD, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS / AVCHD, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID / AVCHD, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Management features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Media types

Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD / BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video, DVD audio, DVD video, SACD

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Remotely operated: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC, AV
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
BD-Live:Y
Playback modes:Normal, Slideshow
Progressive Scan:N

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):21

Security

Child lock: Yes
Parental control: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Loader type:Tray
Number of Discs:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:120
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray video, CD audio
Playback disc types:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Recording disc types: No

Technical Details

3D: Yes
Device Type:Player
Disc loading type:Tray
Form factor:Set-top
Full HD: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

24p support:Y
2D-3D converter:
3D: Yes
3D compatibility:Y
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Deep colour support:Y
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD-Ready:Y
Network streaming:Y / Yes
Progressive scan output: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:4096 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling:Y / Yes
x.v.Color support:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.3 / 199
Height :4.2 / 46
Weight:1.9 / 1900
Width:43 / 430