Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S1200 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc
||BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate
high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc provides these key
features and advantages
- 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full 1080p video
resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
- 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the capacity of
standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual layer disc.
- 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native,
uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
- Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as seamless menu
navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
- DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to continue to view
and enjoy your existing DVD library.
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on
your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. The BDP-S1200 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc
uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized
recording of copyrighted material.
Firmware Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve,
new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the
firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for
downloading from the Internet. Occasionally, Sony may release updated firmware
for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These updates
are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the firmware
automatically when connected to the Internet via broadband connection.
Note: The tested Sony BDP-S1200 Blu-ray player contained
firmware version M19.R.0071 with an immediate update for firmware version
M19.R.0112 (as of 3/20/2014). Visit the
eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.
USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to play
photo, videos, and music files on a connected USB device. The player can recognize
Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture
Devices (SICD) class devices. The player can recognize up to 500 folders/files.
The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on
certain Blu-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data which
can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Sony Blu-ray disc player
supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW,
DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.
||MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
||AVCHD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,
MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, WMV9, XVID
||JPEG, GIF, PNG
HDMI (ver.1.3): The BDP-S1200's
HDMI (v.1.3) output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in
one cable. The HDMI resolution can be fixed at 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or
1080p, or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your
Note: This player does not offer
any analog audio/video outputs.
Precision Cinema HD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output,
the BDP-S1200 is capable of upscaling the resolution of your standard DVDs. Output
options include Auto (highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p (60 Hz video
or 24 Hz), 1080i, or 720p. If necessary the output resolution can also be set to
480p or 480i. You can also choose to bypass the Blu-ray player's scaler, so the
source material's original resolution is passed to your connected TV.
24p Output: Movies are typically recorded on film with a
frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at
24 frames per second the BDP-S1200 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will
accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
Triluminos Color: The BDP-S1200 Blu-ray player incorporates Sony's
Triluminos Color technology to provide a wider color gamut with rich, authentic color
and a far more natural viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
Deep Color: The Sony Blu-ray player supports a color depth of
up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI
allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does
not support Deep Color. The Deep Color function can be set to 10-bit, 12-bit,
Auto, or Off.
Screen Settings: The Sony BDP-S1200 features the following
- TV Type: You can select a 16:9 or
4:3 aspect ratio for the unit's video output to match
your connected Television's screen aspect ratio.
- Screen Format: You can select the display configuration
for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can choose
Full or Normal (select when
connected to a TV with a wide mode function;
displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect
ratio even on a wide-screen TV) or Normal (changes
the picture size to fit the screen size with the
original picture aspect ratio).
- DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the
display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures
on a 4:3 screen TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan
Video Settings: The BDP-S1200 offers the following video
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset
pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting
- BNR: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the
- MNR: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines
- I/P Noise Reduction: Improves the picture quality of
Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Blu-ray player offers two
Cinema Conversion Modes - (1) Auto mode automatically detects whether the
material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate
conversion method. (2) The Video mode is suited for video-based material and
will always be selected regardless of the content.
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such
as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.
Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-S1200 has built-in
Dolby Digital and
DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD High Resolution, and
DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the
HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus
was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio
coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby
Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit
stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital
processors using the coaxial digital output.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless
coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel
surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced
sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio:
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz,
and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has
a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
- DTS-HD Master Audio:
DTS-HD Master Audio
has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless
compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to
a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are
only output via the player's HDMI output.
Digital Audio Outputs: The BDP-S1200 is equipped with a
coaxial (RCA) digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital
audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output. Settings allow
you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix surround
bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.
Audio Settings: The BDP-S1200 allows you to adjust the
following audio settings:
- AV SYNC: Synchronize the picture and sound by delaying
the audio output in relation to the picture output; 0 to 120 milliseconds.
- Audio DRC: The player offers three dynamic range
compression levels - Auto, On, Off.
Wired Network Connection: The Sony BDP-S1200
Blu-ray player supports a wired network connection. The Sony BDP-S1200 Blu-ray player
is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the player to
your home network and computer.
Via the Blu-ray
player's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files
stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online
movies, via Bravia Entertainment Network.
Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the Sony BDP-S1200 has
been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your
favorite internet content delivered to the Sony Blu-ray player via Bravia
Internet Audio/Video or the Opera TV Store. You can
stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video, while The Opera TV Store
lets you download additional apps.
- Bravia Internet Audio/Video: Bravia Internet
Audio/Video serves as a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a
variety of on-demand entertainment straight to the Sony Blu-ray player.
Bravia Internet Audio/Video allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of
movies, TV episodes, videos, and music from a large selection of
- Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a collection of
additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps
range from videos, games, weather, news, world clocks, and social networks.
Note: Sony's Bravia Entertainment Network requires a home network with
a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content).
Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and
delivery by content provider.
Bravia Internet Audio/Video Library: Click
here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content (over 200 streaming services). The chart below lists many of the popular pre-installed Bravia Internet apps
(as of 3/20/2014).
Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Flixster, and more.
Vimeo, Facebook, and more.
MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter, NBA Game Time, AAC Digital
Network, XOS College Sports, GolfLink.com, Billabong's, and more.
AOL On, eHow,
Livestrong, Style.com, elgourmet.com, Epicurious, iFood.tv,
Concierge.com, Wired, uStudio, and more.
NewsLook, TV Guide,
CelebTV, TMZ, WeatherNation, and more.
Note: Online content may require additional fees and/or PC
registration. Available online content may change without notice.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream
bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and
more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The
Sony Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via your
home network and features front-panel USB port for additional storage.
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB
memory device inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port
in order to download content from BD-Live.
Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies,
so discs start faster after they're inserted into the Blu-ray player. The Sony
Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 0.5 seconds in Quick Start
mode (21.3 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately
19.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (29.7 seconds in normal mode).
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
On-Screen Display: The Sony BDP-S1200 provides an OSD via its
HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English,
French, Spanish, or Portuguese. The unit does not offer a front-panel
Auto Display: The player automatically displays information
on your TV screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio
Screen Saver + Auto Standby: The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the
home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent
your display devices from becoming damaged. If any button on the player or remote is not
pressed for more than 20 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby
Parental Control: The Sony BDP-S1200 offers Parental Control
settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of
the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control
settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc
tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.
Energy Star Compliant: The Sony BDP-S1200 Blu-ray player meets
Star standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during
both use and standby.
Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote operates the Blu-ray
player and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The
remote even has a dedicated Netflix button for immediate access to your Netflix
movies. The remote
is also pre-programmed with power, input, and volume controls for several other
HDMI Control (Bravia Sync): Sony components compatible with
the HDMI Control function can be controlled via the HDMI connection. This includes
convenient features like One-Touch Play and System Power-Off.
USB Keyboard Compatible: The Sony Blu-ray player also supports the
connection of a USB 101 keyboard, which makes web browsing simpler.