Sony BDP-S550 Reviews
Description:Model ID BDPS550B.CEK / Sony BDP-S550 - Blu-Ray disc player - Upscaling - black, blue / The BDP-S550 model supports BonusView ... more
Sony BDP-S550 ... (Picture-in-Picture) featured on some of the new Blu-ray Disc theatrical releases. This model also features an external port for local storage, so users can add optional flash-based memory. The BDP-S550 ships with a 1GB storage device.
The player features 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output. It is compatible with most standard DVDs and features 1080p upscaling through an HDMI connection to capable HDTV sets, improving the picture performance of existing DVD libraries.
The model offers 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus decoding and bit-stream output, as well as dts -HD High Resolution Audio and Master Audio bit-stream output. The BDP-S550 adds dts-HD High Resolution Audio and dts-HD Master Audio decoding as well as 7.1 channel analog audio output.
The player supports AVCHD discs encoded with x.v.Color (xvYCC) technology, an international standard for wide color space reproduction. The standard expands the current data range of video by about 1.8 times, allowing the players to output more natural and vivid colors similar to what the human eye can actually see. The player also features compatibility with an array of video formats, including BD-R/RE (BDMV and BDAV modes), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW (Video Mode), CD, CD-R/RW (CD-DA format), and JPEG on DVD/CD recordable media.
The new model features a slim design with reduced depth and height compared to previous models matching Sony's new home-theater-in-a-box systems, the HT-SS2300 and HT-CT100 T-SS2300, also announced today. Optimized for Blu-ray Disc, the new component systems feature three 1080p compatible HDMI inputs making them the perfect match for a Full high-definition home theater when connected to a new Sony BRAVIA 1080p HDTV.
Newest Review: ... can look together. PROS: It can play blu-ray! And the control has loads of great features! I do however have problems with ... more
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Customer Sony BDP-S550 Reviews (3)
by - written on 26/10/13, updated on 30/10/13 (Somewhat useful, 2 readings)
We still use this dvd player now and we got this just as blu-ray were starting to become 'big' The box looks great, it looks slightly blue in the picture here but in reality it's more a black with a slight blue/purple gloss. We put the SKY box on top of it and it doesn't look out of place the way two black objects can look together. PROS: It can play blu-ray! And the control has loads of great features! I do however have problems with navigating to the 'top menu' as it has two options, and most the time the dvd doesn't allow you to even use these buttons...so not great overall! CONS: It's SO slow!! I'm not sure if this is the same for all bly-ray ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/01/11, updated on 15/01/11 (Somewhat useful, 15 readings)
I bought this as a gift for my partner (and myself!)for Christmas 2010. The price was more than reasonable for the item and a lot less than I was expecting to pay give the premium name. We have watched a few blue ray discs on it and the quality is excellent. We were given 4 promotional blue ray discs with it which, although they were not ones I would have chosen, we enjoyed. The unit is stylish and slim so is easy to find space for it. Once out of the box the set up was very easy. The manual that came with it gave us instructions but anyone who is used to setting up a tv or dvd player would find it easy enough without the instruction booklet. I would recommend ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/06/10 (Very useful, 13 readings)
This player was built purposely to complement the Sony Bravia range of TVs. With that said what can this player offer to both Bravia and non-Bravia owners. As with most Sony Blu ray players the audio and video quality is top notch and can't be faulted. The player will play back BD-ROM/R/RE, DVD-+Video/R/RW, CD, AVCHD. Which is quite an impressive list although I have seen better. For Bravia owners the player contains BRAVIA Sync technology which allows for stunningly quick connection with anything baring the Bravia name, this creates a quicker way of setting up your player and syncing up audio/video to optimum settings. The player offers ... Read the complete review
Technical Details for Sony BDP-S550
|Product Description||Sony BDP-S550 - Blu-ray disc player|
|Product Type||Blu-ray disc player|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||43 cm x 22 cm x 7 cm|
|Media Type||CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD, CD, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM|
|BD Profiles||Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)|
|Upscaling||Yes ( up to 1080p )|
|Video D/A Converter||12bit / 148.5MHz|
|Audio D/A Converter||24bit / 192kHz|
|Built-in Audio Decoders||Dolby Digital, DTS decoder, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD decoder, Dolby TrueHD|
|Remote Control||Remote control - infrared|
|Sound Output Mode||Surround Sound|
|Enclosure Colour||Black, blue|