Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S7200 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc
||BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, Super Audio CD
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-S7200 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.
SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream
Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a
disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD
offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform
of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over
120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then
CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just
cannot hear on a normal CD.
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-S7200 Blu-ray player
contained firmware version M21.R.0112 with an immediate update for firmware
version M21.R.0116 (as of 7/30/2014). Visit the
eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.
Dual USB Ports: The front- and rear-panel USB (type-A) ports allow 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 ports also allow 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, MPO
HDMI (ver.1.4): The BDP-S7200's
HDMI (v.1.4) 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, 1080p,
or set to Auto; which selects the highest resolution accepted by your
Note: This player does not offer
any analog audio/video outputs.
4K Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the
BDP-S7200 is capable of upscaling the resolution of your Blu-ray and DVD discs,
as well as network and USB streaming content. Output options include Auto
(highest resolution accepted by the TV), 4K, 1080p (60 Hz video or 24 Hz),
1080i, or 720p. If necessary the output resolution can also be set to 480p or
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-S7200 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-S7200 Blu-ray player incorporates Sony's
Triluminos Color technology to create a heightened sense of depth and incredibly
true, natural shades of colors. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald
greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid.
Faces look better too, with natural skin tones.
3D-Ready w/ 2D-3D Conversion: The Sony BDP-S7200 lets you
enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D
content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter and glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable
(supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection. The Sony BDP-S7200 can also convert
2D (two-dimensional) video content into simulated 3D (three-dimensional) video
when connected to a 3D-ready TV, with 3D-glasses. You can make adjustments to
the 3D image depth.
Deep/x.v. 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. The BDP-S7200 also supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready
for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.
Screen Settings: The Sony BDP-S7200 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 Size: For 3D viewing, you will need to set the
screen size of your 3D-compatible TV.
- 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-S7200 offers the following video
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset
pictures settings (Direct, Brighter, Theater, Auto, or Custom) for different lighting
environment. The Custom mode lets you adjust the contrast, brightness,
color, and hue manually.
- Texture & Contrast Remaster: Texture Remaster adjusts the
sharpness and detail of the edges, while Contrast Remaster automatically
arranges the black and white levels so that the screen is not too dark and
the image is modulated.
- Super Resolution + Smoothing: Super Resolution improves the
overall resolution of picture. Smoothing reduces on-screen banding by
smoothing gradations on flat areas.
- Clear Black: Adjusts the display of the dark elements of the
image. All shading is not suppressed; it allows beautifully reproduced black
- Noise Reduction: BNR reduces the mosaic-like block
noise in the picture, MNR reduces minor noise around the picture outlines
(mosquito noise), and I/P NR Pro improves picture quality of streamed
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-S7200 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.
DTS Neo:6: This surround sound setting outputs simulated
multichannel sound from 2 channel sources via the player's HDMI output.
DSEE: The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) upscales compressed
digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC, and WMA) to CD quality. Restoring the
high-range sound lost in the compression process, DSEE reproduces digital music
in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.
Digital Audio Outputs: The BDP-S7200 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-S7200 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.
Dual Core Processor: The Sony Blu-ray player incorporates a
built-in dual core processor that delivers lightning quick speeds without the
lag; your web pages load quicker, movies and media stream faster, and playback
appears noticeably smoother.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony BDP-S7200
Blu-ray player supports a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (super WiFi) network connection. 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.
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony BDP-S7200 Blu-ray player
is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the player to
your home network and computer.
- Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony Blu-ray player also
features built-in super WiFi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet
and your home network. The Blu-ray player's built-in super WiFi provides a
wireless network connection for the player with easy and quick setup. Super
WiFi is engineered to have a stronger signal than conventional Wi-Fi, so
you'll experience smoother video streaming and more responsive browsing from
a wider range in your home. A wireless connection
requires a home network with an 802.11 b/g/n access point (802.11n
recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the Sony BDP-S7200 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, the Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can
stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while the
built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL. 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 Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet
Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony Blu-ray
player. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and
Gracenote Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to
do basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites
(text-based only). The Opera Internet Browser is not a full search
engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use
Sony's Bravia Internet Video service. Some web-pages maybe too large for
- 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 7/30/2014).
Amazon Instant Video, Crackle,
Flixster, and more.
NPR, and more.
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
Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support
for Miracast) through the Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view
pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android
device on your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.
DLNA certification allows you to enjoy
various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG/PNG/GIF), music
(MP3/WMA/WAV), and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV/XVID) files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or
other DLNA Certified media server/Android device) through the Sony BDP-S7200 -
up to 999 files/folders. The Blu-ray
player can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN)
connection or Wi-Fi connection (via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to
copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Gracenote Metadata Service: The
Gracenote metadata service
instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are
watching through the Blu-ray disc player internet connectivity. This
easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre,
jacket art and more right on the TV screen. You can also access select internet
apps including YouTube and Qriocity to find related entertainment.
Note: Requires Internet connectivity. Some
disc titles may not be supported by the Gracenote service.
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 0.3 seconds in Quick Start
mode (20.7 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately
18.7 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (35.1 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-S7200 provides an OSD via
its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, Spanish, or
Portuguese. The unit also features a front-panel
Auto Display: The player automatically displays information
on your TV screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio
Screen Saver: 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.
Auto Standby: 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-S7200 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-S7200 Blu-ray player meets
Energy Star standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during
both use and standby.
Multibrand 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.
Sony TV SideView App: With the free Sony TV SideView App, you can
control the BDP-S7200 Blu-ray player and browse content from your Apple iPod
touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply download this app from the
iTunes App Store or
Google Play Store. The TV SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS
or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony
Blu-ray player. You can also view disc information and search for Sony Bravia
Internet apps from your compatible mobile device. In addition, you can
use your Apple iOS/Android device to stream your videos, pictures, and music
stored on your Windows computer or DLNA server to the Blu-ray player and your connected TV.
Note: The Sony TV SideView App requires that the Sony Blu-ray
player and your Apple iOS or Android device be connected to the same
compatible wireless network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access
point (802.11n recommended).
USB Keyboard Compatible: The Sony Blu-ray player also supports the
connection of a USB 101 keyboard, which makes web browsing simpler.