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Sony BDP-S185

Sony BDP-S185
alaScore 87

2153 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 11 expert reviews and 2142 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is 05-11-2012. We have compared these reviews to 168351 reviews from other Blu-ray Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: 15-08-2018.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony BDP-S185 review


A fine budget option for a second room, with solid picture performance

Compact size ; streaming via Bravia Internet Video ; solid picture performance

No display ; sounds a tad insubstantial ; no 3D or SACD playback or DLNA

The affordable, streamlined Sony is a fine budget option for a second room

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (

Sony BDP-S185 review


Sony's BDP-S185 is an affordable, ridiculously compact Blu-ray player with full ‘net functionality. Just 290mm wide, principally because it uses an outboard power brick, it's being promoted both as space-saving and energy efficient. This is home...

Convenient form factor; IPTV-rich content portal; good USB playback

Not the quickest deck on the block; no DLNA functionality; no Super Audio CD support

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Sony Blu-ray Starter Pack BDP-S185


Blu-ray movies always seem to carry a premium over the normal DVD version, so making the leap means first a new player and then to get the best from it, buying Blu-ray movies, Sony here offer a starter pack of a Blu-ray unit with eight Blu-ray movies.

Not content with offering a neat - small - unit Sony get it to perform a range of extras with the BDP S185 such as playing music and viewing Internet via Ethernet, this latter option also gets more features for some movies, however it stubbornly...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Steve May (

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player



Entry-level Blu-ray player with IPTV entertainment extras.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Blu-ray players have become more and more ubiquitous in consumer's homes, but the best ones still cost more. But that is not always the case, as Adrienne Maxwell reveals in this review of the Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player.

All in all, I was quite impressed the BDP-S185 for the money. It's a nice little budget player that would make a great addition to a secondary TV, especially if you're already thinking about adding a streaming media player to said TV. For a price equal...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS185B.CEK SMART internet enabled Blu-ray player


Can watch Internet TV on it

BBC I player does not work

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS185B.CEK SMART internet enabled Blu-ray player


Small, compact, and good design

Take quite a few minutes to start up

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS185B.CEK SMART internet enabled Blu-ray player


Easy set up. Intuitive layout.

No ITV or Ch4 player

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS185B.CEK SMART internet enabled Blu-ray player


Easy to use

Doesn't support new applications ie netflix

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony BDPS185B.CEK SMART internet enabled Blu-ray player



The remote is so poor that you need to be within 3 feet of the unit to operate it - When it switches on it defaults to an input choice that has no channels on it so you have to change the function - and have to go to within 3 feet to do so Difficult to...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:2.0 / 7.1


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


Blu-ray region code:A
Child lock: Yes
DVD region code:1
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Parental control: Yes
Screen saving functions: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG / GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:ASF, AVCHD, M2TS, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, XVID / AVCHD, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS

Media types

Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Portable: No
Remotely operated: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


BD-Live: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Power Consumption (Standby):10
Power consumption (typical):10


Card reader integrated: No


24p support: Yes
3D: No
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :4.25
Package dimensions (WxDxH):290 x 188 x 42.5