Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:
- BD-ROM: pre-recorded
Blu-ray Discs (including DL)
- BD-RE/BD-R: recordable Blu-ray Discs (including DL)
- DVD-Video: pre-recorded DVD
- DVD-R: record once DVD
- DVD-RW: rewritable DVD
- DVD+R: record once DVD (including DL)
- DVD+RW: rewritable DVD
- CD: pre-recorded CD
- CD-R: record once CD-DA
rewritable CD CD-DA
Region Code: 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-S360 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.
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 Digital Plus and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Much 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.
- Compatibility with your current disc
collections: 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: 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
Blu-ray Disc Java (BD-J): The BD-ROM format supports Java
for interactive functions. BD-J offers content providers almost unlimited
functionality when creating interactive BD-ROM titles.
Note: In order to enjoy these interactive features, you may need to update your player with the latest firmware.
The BDP-S360 can play MPEG2 movie files recorded on DVD-R/RW discs (Video and VR
mode) and DVD+R/RW discs (VR mode only).
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.
JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG still picture files
(15 to 8,192 pixels)
recorded onto the following discs BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R,
CD-R, and CD-RW. The unit can support a total of 500 folders and files. Still images on your disc can be viewed in a Slide-Show as well
as rotated 90-degrees left or right.
MP3 Playback: The BDP-S360 supports MP3 audio files recorded with a
bit-rate of 64-320kbps on BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. The
BDP-S360 will recognize up to 500 tracks.
Quick Start: This feature shortens the startup time from
standby mode. Quick Start Mode lets you begin operating your Sony Blu-ray Disc
player approximately six seconds from the time it is powered on.
Auto Power Off: The player automatically turns off if you do not press
any of the buttons on the player or remote for more than 30 minutes, unless you
are playing BDs, DVDs, CD, photo files, or updating software.
Precision Cinema HD Upscale: Precision Cinema HD upscale uses high
bandwidth digital-to-analog conversion and processing to detect image changes at
the pixel level, rather than at the level of whole scan lines. Additionally,
separate algorithms are used to process the moving and still parts of an image,
resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving objects that are free from motion
1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output,
the BDP-S360 has a 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixel) output option,
at either the 60 Hz video or 24 Hz film frame rates. The BDP-S360 Blu-ray disc player is capable
of upscaling your standard 480i DVD disc to 1080p via HDMI.
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-S360
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.
x.v.Color: The BDP-S360 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when
they become available in the future.
Video Settings: The Sony
BDP-S360 features the following video 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
this when connect 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.
Picture Settings: The BDP-S360 offers the following picture adjustments.
- Picture Quality: You can choose from three picture quality
- Brighter Room: use when the room is brighter than normal
- Theater Room:
use when the room is dark
use in a typical room
- FNR: This feature can be activated to reduce random noise
appearing in the picture.
- BNR: This function can be activated to reduce the mosaic-like
block noise in the picture.
- MNR: This feature can be activated to reduce minor noise around
the picture outlines (mosquito noise).
Bonus View: The
Bonus View 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.
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 rear-panel USB port for additional storage.
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.
Parental Control: The Sony
BDP-S360 offers three Parental Control settings protected by a custom user
- BD Parental Control:
Playback of some BD-ROMs can be limited according to the age of the users.
Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes.
- DVD Parental Control:
Playback of some DVD Videos can be limited according to the age of the
users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes.
- Parental Control Region Code: Playback of some BD-ROMs or DVD Videos can be limited according to the
geographic area. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes.
Note: You can also lock the disc tray to prevent it from being
opened by mistake.
Dimmer: You can adjust the lighting of the unit's front panel display
from Bright, Dark or Off.
Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not use the
player for more than 15 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.
Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-S360 has built-in Dolby
Digital and DTS surround processors. Multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, and DTS-HD 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 optical or 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 Mater Audio has a maximum
transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and used lossless compression (Lossless), and
DTS-HD Mater Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz,
and maximum of 7.1ch.
Audio Settings: The
BDP-S360 allows you to adjust the following audio settings.
- AV SYNC: This feature
adjusts the gap between picture and sound by delaying the sound output in
relation to the picture output from 0 to 120 milliseconds.
- Audio Filter: You can
select between two audio filters for analog audio signals.
- Sharp: provides a
wide frequency range and spatial feeling
- Slow: provides
smooth and warm sound
- Audio DRC: The player offers four dynamic
range compression levels - Auto, Standard, TV Mode, and Wide Range.
Cooling Fan: A fan on the back of the BDP-S360 keeps
the unit cool.
Multi-brand Remote: The supplied
remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on
select Sony TVs. The remote controls the TV's power on/off, input
select, volume up/down, and channel up/down.
HDMI Control ('Bravia' Theatre 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
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface): The BDP-S360's HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and
digital audio in one cable. This unit features HDCP copyright protection
technology, and must be connected to an HDCP-compliant device. If your TV has a
DVI input instead of an HDMI input, you can connect this unit to your TV using
an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. You will also need to connect audio cables to the player
because DVI is a video only 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. The video format can be set to component
Component Video: The component video resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, or
1080i. If the HDMI output is set to 1080p, the component video output is
fixed at 480i. When a DVD is played, the maximum component video output
resolution is 480p.
Composite Video: The composite
output is always live and fixed at 480i. It can output video
when playing a Blu-ray Disc.
Digital Audio Outputs: The Audio
menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the
digital optical and coaxial outputs. Settings allow you to transfer Dolby Digital or DTS
sound tracks, or down-mix surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.
There is a pair of stereo analog RCA outputs.
USB Extension Port: The BD-S360 features a rear panel USB Type-A port
which allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on certain
Blue-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data which can
be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (sold separately).
Note: Sony recommends using the Sony USM1GH Flash Drive
(158USM1GH, sold separately) and does not guarantee compatibility with all
other manufacture's USB flash drives.
LAN (100) Port: You can connect the player's LAN (100) terminal of the
player to your Internet source using a network cable (Ethernet cable sold
separately) to update the unit's software using the network. Visit
Sony.net for information about