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by Marshall Chase
Sony

Blu-ray Disc players — the ultimate picture and sound

Blu-ray players deliver a better picture to your HDTV than any other available source. In fact, Blu-ray's 1080p picture is a perfect match for the 1080p screens found on most current TVs. Blu-ray movies also offer the most precise and realistic surround sound you can get. These players do a terrific job with standard DVDs, too — you'll see a cleaner, clearer picture with every disc in your collection. Many Blu-ray players can connect to the Internet for watching online movies from Netflix® and other video services.

Sony Entertainment Network

One small player — a whole lot of entertainment

Leave it to Sony to come up with the most compact Blu-ray player we've seen. But the BDP-S185 is far more than a disc player — it's a one-box entertainment center. This player also lets you stream videos from Netflix® and YouTube™, share your latest pictures with friends and family, or play music from streaming services like PANDORA® Internet radio. Oh, yeah, it plays those standard-def DVDs, too, and can make them look almost as good as HD.

Tell all your friends and followers

The BDP-S185 comes with Sony's Socialize™ feature. This allows you to post a message to the major social media sites so you can share information about the Internet videos and music that you're enjoying. Just the touch of a button on the included remote lets you easily post your opinion on Facebook® or Twitter™.

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Key Features:

  • plays standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, and music from a number of sources, including Netflix®, YouTube™, Hulu Plus™, PANDORA®, and Slacker® (broadband service required; subscription required for Netflix service)
  • find the latest info about this Blu-ray player's Internet apps at Sony's website (apps may vary by model)
  • learn more about the Sony Entertainment Network
  • Socialize™ feature allows you to make posts about movies, videos and music to social media
  • plays AVCHD video files recorded on HD camcorders and burned to DVD
  • BD-Live Ready — requires 4GB USB thumb drive
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • remote control
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p via HDMI output
  • video upconversion for DVD (via HDMI)
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD
  • high-resolution audio can be decoded in the player or in your compatible receiver (HDMI connection required)
  • video output via HDMI only
  • audio outputs include stereo RCA and coaxial digital
  • Ethernet port for Internet connectivity
  • dual USB ports let you share media from a compatible camera or thumb drive
  • 11-7/16"W x 1-11/16"H x 8-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • no front-panel display

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Features and Specs
General
Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable No
Internet Movie Streaming Neftlix,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube
DLNA Certified No
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
WMA Playback Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output None
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.3
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs Stereo
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None
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What's in the box?

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  • Single-disc Blu-ray player
  • RMT-B118A wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 47`" Audio/Video cable (with a composite video and stereo RCA connections on each end)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty information
  • Online product registration information
  • Software License Information

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Disc Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
USB/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-R (ver.1.1/1.2/1.3), BD-RE (ver.2.1)
DVD DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
CD CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW

Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the standard DVD format:

  • Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer colors.
  • Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
  • Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
  • Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.

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-S185 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-S185 Blu-ray player contained firmware version M09.R.0022 (as of 11/18/2011). There was an immediate firmware upgrade (M09.R.0029) available. Visit the Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.

AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition signal.

MPEG Playback: The Sony Blu-ray disc player supports playback of MPEG (1-2-4) video files recorded on BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.

JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG still picture files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. Still images on your disc can be viewed in a Slide-Show as well as rotated 90-degrees left or right.

MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The BDP-S185 supports MP3/WMA/AAC audio files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. When stopped and restarted, playback resumes at the same point as long as the tray hasn't been opened and the player hasn't been turned off.

Video Features

Video Outputs: The Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray disc player features one high-definition HDMI output and one standard-definition composite video output.

  • HDMI (ver.1.3): The BDP-S185's HDMI 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 television.
  • Composite Video: The composite video output will only output 480i, no matter the source.

Note: This player does not offer a component or S-video output.

Precision Cinema HD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the BDP-S185 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.

24p True Cinema: 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-S185 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.

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.

x.v.Color: The BDP-S185 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-S185 features the following screen settings:

  • 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 select from the following:
    • Original: 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
    • Fixed Aspect Ratio: 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 & Scan.

Video Settings: The BDP-S185 offers the following video adjustments:

  • Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting environment.
  • BNR: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the picture.
  • MNR: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise)
  • I/P Noise Reduction: Improves the picture quality of Internet entertainment.

Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion Modes - Auto & Video.

  • Auto: The player automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method.
  • Video: The conversion method suited for video-based material 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.

Audio Features

Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-S185 has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, 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, & DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output.

Audio Settings: The BDP-S185 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.

Audio Outputs: The Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray disc player features a coaxial digital audio output (coaxial) and one analog RCA stereo audio output.

  • Digital Audio Outputs: The BDP-S185 is equipped with a coaxial 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.
  • Analog Audio: There is a pair of stereo analog RCA outputs.

USB/Internet Functions

USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to play photo (JPEG), videos (MPEG), & music (MP3/WMA/AAC) 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 5 folders and 500 files per folder. The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on certain Blue-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content & other data which can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold separately).

Note: Not all USB devices are supported. The player also supports USB 101 keyboards.

LAN (100) Port: Connect the player's rear panel LAN (100) terminal to your Internet modem or router using a CAT-5 network cable (Ethernet cable sold separately) to access Internet video & music content or update the unit's software.

Note: This player is not WiFi compatible

BRAVIA Internet Video: The Sony BDP-S185 lets you instantly access millions of online entertainment choices from BRAVIA Internet Video. Using your home network and broadband connection, you can access a wide variety of movies, videos, music, and more. This can be done through the Blu-ray player's Ethernet terminal or using the optional USB Wireless LAN adapter (sold separately). Currently BRAVIA Internet Video offers the following online content (as of November 2011).

BRAVIA Internet Video Entertainment Library
Sony Video Unlimited blip.tv concierge.com Crackle Dailymotion eHow epicurious golflink.com HuluPlus LiveStrong.com
Netflix (2ch) NPR ustudio Pandora Podcasts Amazon Instant Video Singing Fool Slacker Style.com Wired
YouTube Videos Dr. Oz Sony Pictures Television Picasa Photobucket Shutterfly Berliner Philharmoniker Sony Music Unlimited Moshcam.com Flixster
Michael Jackson NHL Vault Vudu HD Movies Billabong terra XO's College Sports 3D Cinema Now elgourmet.com & more...

Note: BRAVIA Internet Video Requires 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. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice (visit Sony.com for latest information regarding online content).

Socialize: The Socialize feature allows you to post a message to the leading social media sites (Facebook & Twitter) so you can share information about the Internet videos & music that you're enjoying on the Sony Blu-ray disc player.

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 & 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.

Convenience Features

Start Up/Play Back Time: The Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 25 seconds. It takes approximately 43 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & 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-S185 provides an OSD via its HDMI or composite video output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. The unit does not offer a front-panel display.

Auto Display: The player automatically displays information on your TV screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio signals, etc..

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.

Parental Control: The Sony BDP-S185 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-S185 Blu-ray player meets Energy Star 2.0 standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during both use & standby.

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote operates the Blu-ray player & a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote is also pre-programmed with power, input, & volume controls for several other brand TVs.

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 & System Power-Off.

 
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4 out of 5

Sony DBP-S185

Written By ASG, Hemet, CA on Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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Great Picture for the money, nothing like 1080 pi. Product is easy to use self explanatory. Great price. Use a high end Monster HDMI Cable for best results.
Pros:
Up-gradable thru the internet if needed, Netflix available as well.
Cons:
There are better DVD units out there but you'll have to spend over $500.00 to see the difference!!
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185

Written By primednready, United States on Monday, April 22, 2013
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I got this for my brother, Im so pleased with the crispness of the picture, the speed at which the apps load, I will be getting myself one.
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5 out of 5

Sony bdp-s185

Written By jl28, usa on Saturday, February 16, 2013
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only viewed couple movies thru one of the 2 players i bought. works good so far....will try to review again in 6 mos.
Pros:
ok so far
Cons:
none so far
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5 out of 5

BDP-S185

Written By Billy, Riverside,Ca on Monday, January 28, 2013
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great value
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4 out of 5

Good unit except for the buttons

Written By Cableman, Houston, TX on Thursday, January 17, 2013
 
This BD player performs fine. I have not had a problem with its basic function after several months. My only complaint is the buttons (power, eject, and 2 others) being located on the top of the unit. Not only does this make it difficult to see what the buttons do, but the icons on the buttons are so small they are hard to see. I wish Sony would go back the old days and use a design similar to their CDP-55 CD player from the mid 1980's which had large, easy-to-see and use buttons on the front. Due to the poor design of the buttons, I give this unit 4 stars and not 5.
Pros:
Performs well. Boots up quickly. Loads BD disks quickly. Streaming apps work fine. Remote control works well.
Cons:
Poorly-located buttons on the top of the chassis are difficult to see and use.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

A great Blu-Ray player except for the buttons

Written By Blu Homer, Upstate NY on Saturday, December 29, 2012
 
I really like this Blu Ray player with one exception. The video and sound quality is great for the price, with a great selection of streaming options. The lack of a display is a minor negative. The bigger problem is the buttons on top of the unit. After approximately 6 months it appears that the support under the buttons has broken, leaving two of them unusable. Luckily, all of the featuresprovided by the buttons are available on the remote, including an exject button. This will allow me to use the player until I get around to sending it back for service.
Pros:
Picture, sound, and streaming
Cons:
No display, quality of the buttons on the unit.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc Player Device

Written By JJRRSS, Louisville, KY on Sunday, October 07, 2012
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Very Happy - This device replaced my old BDP-S550 - Blu-ray player. The BDP-S185 is now Interfaced to my Sony 42" Plasma KE-42-TS2 - 9 years old Plasma TV input port 3 which accepts PCI-D - I use a conversion cable Arista 58-7726 (HDMI-PCI) - works great (video) - The PCI input does not accept audio - the audio output works on the BDP-S185 and plugs into the audio input 3 for the TV set - works perfectly.
Pros:
After receiving the BDP-S185 -I Downloaded firmware upgrade and installed it by burning a cd. It came with revision #42 - I Installed firmware revision #54. works perfectly
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185

Written By Anonymous, New York, NY on Friday, September 14, 2012
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This is a great product, and I've really enjoyed having it at home. Definitely a great value!
Pros:
I didn't realize this would come with NPR podcasts - great!
Cons:
However, I'd like it even more if it would livestream NPR content.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

blu-ray player

Written By drydog7, Greenville,Sc. on Thursday, September 06, 2012
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i was looking for a Sony blu-ray player for good,cheap price and this it....
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

grear player for the price

Written By tgm, Poulsbo, WA on Monday, September 03, 2012
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Fantastic player for the price. fast and beautiful sound and picture.
Pros:
great price for the features
Cons:
Pain to sign up for netflix and all the other sites
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185

Written By Jim, Topeka, Ks. on Friday, August 17, 2012
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Great product for the money, if if if it lasts.
Pros:
A breeze to set up and operate
Cons:
No time display on the player itself (when playing CD's with the TV off)
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185

Written By Mike W, Huntsville, AL on Thursday, June 07, 2012
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Easy enough for a child to use, and that's who used it first! Matched with the Denon and NHT speakers, sight and sound was alive with Disney
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185

Written By MaryannK, Lockport, NY on Friday, May 04, 2012
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Easy to hook up and easy to operate.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185

Written By Sonnym, Melbourne, FL on Friday, April 27, 2012
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This is a great blu ray, easy connections, streams Internet video (Netflix, etc.) and the price made it and excellent deal. Bought two and am ordering one more for my family room.
Pros:
Easy connections, simple set-up, good performance, and price was too sweet!
Cons:
I have found none.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Basic good blur ray dvd player

Written By Hanif, NJ on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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I was looking for simple basic blue ray dv player & this is just the right product - with enough bells & whistles at the right price
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185 - Great Player!

Written By EJ Mac, Andover, MA on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 
Great little BluRay HD player. It DOES stream NetFlix, etc. It is a hard-wired Ethernet Internet connection, and will work out of the box with a direct -wired connection. Note: the Sony UWA-BR100 USB wi-fi adapter is not compatible with this unit. (its USB port is for picture viewing/BD functionality only.) If you need wireless internet, you will need an Ethernet to Wireless adapter. Although I haven't tried, you could probably attach a USB keyboard to it as well if needed.
Pros:
compact size, crystal clear picture on HDMI
Cons:
no built in wi-fi
12 out of 12 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Can't beat the value

Written By Al, Merion, PA on Monday, February 20, 2012
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You can't beat this for the money. I stream Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus. I play photo slide shows from disks that I have burned. Menu is straightforward. It is amazing how little you have to pay now for access to an incredible amount of content. The only thing it doesn't do is connect directly to your computer to do photo slide shows. But you can easily get around that by burning your slide show to a disk or a USB drive. Wonderful. And cheap cheap cheap!
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4 out of 5

BDP-S185 Sony Blu Ray player

Written By Frank H., Gold Hill OR on Saturday, February 18, 2012
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I bought one of these for my son in law for Xmas. He loved it. Then, my Samsung Blu Ray died, and I replaced it with the little Sony. I liked it so much that I bought another one fo another TV in the house.
Pros:
Very easy to use. Excellent picture quality.
Cons:
A bit slow in operation.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S185

Written By Anonymous, york , pa. on Monday, February 06, 2012
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very easy to set up and use
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4 out of 5

Needs a keyboard

Written By Cliffdweller, Ouray, CO on Saturday, February 04, 2012
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These internet-connected DVD players are great, but their usefulness for internet browsing is severely limited by lack of a keyboard/mouse. The smart-phone application that allows one to use one's smart-phone keyboard to navigate on the BD player works very slowly, if at all, and is practically useless. Home networking is getting better all the time, making it easier to connect to your PC's picture and music files.
Pros:
Low cost, great variety of content, networking.
Cons:
Lack of keyboard and mouse, lack of backlighting on remote.
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1 out of 5

Read the fine print or you will be very disappointed

Written By CJD, Weston, CT on Friday, February 03, 2012
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I ordered too quickly and didn't realize this model does not offer netflix streaming. Plus I needed to go to another retailer and get an RF modulator. Boo.
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5 out of 5

sony player

Written By raymond m., oakland ca. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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i like the product,does everything i needed it to do.
Pros:
I like how when you cut on the bluray player the (tv) ,turns on too.Sharp and very clear
Cons:
very small and compact expected something a litte bigger.
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