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Imagine not just watching a movie, but soaring through the sky, battling monsters, or being immersed in a tropical jungle. With Sony's BDP-S570 Blu-ray player, you can stop imagining and start experiencing the exciting new dimensions of action-packed movie thrills that 3D Blu-ray discs have to offer (may require free firmware update). Plus, this player can wirelessly play movies from the Internet, or music stored on your home computer. And if you have a large collection of DVDs, the 'S570 can play those too, and even convert their standard-def picture to near-HD quality.

Enjoy all the extra features that Blu-ray discs offer
With the BDP-S570, you can access bonus features like the director's commentaries and behind the scenes footage, even while your movie's playing, along with additional downloadable bonus features like games, chat, and movie trailers. The player has 1GB of memory built-in to store anything you choose to download. And iPhone® and iPod touch® users will appreciate the free BD-Remote app that lets you control the 'S570 and view movie details like cast and genre listings.

Netflix® movies, Pandora® radio, and even more entertainment options
Use this player to stream a variety of online content, from instantly available movies from Netflix® (membership required) and videos from YouTube™. Or listen to Pandora® and Slacker® Internet radio played through your home theater speakers. You can also connect your digital camera or thumb drive to the player's USB port to share your videos or photos with friends and family on your TV screen.

Key Features:

  • plays 3D Blu-ray discs (may require free firmware update), Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, SACDs, and JPEG CDs
  • built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, and music from a number of sources, including Netflix®, YouTube™, 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
  • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • control the player and access detailed movie information from your iPhone® or iPod touch® (requires free app)
  • plays AVCHD video files recorded on HD camcorders and burned to DVD
  • BD-Live Ready — 1GB built-in memory available for downloaded content
  • BRAVIA Sync™ simplifies remote control for compatible Sony TVs and components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • remote control included
Technical Specs:
  • selectable output resolution: 1080p signals available through HDMI output only; 720p/1080i signals available through HDMI or component video
  • selectable 720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for DVD (upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • high-resolution audio can be decoded in the player or in your compatible receiver (HDMI connection required)
  • video outputs include composite video, component video, and HDMI
  • audio outputs include stereo, coaxial digital, and optical digital
  • Ethernet port for wired Internet connection
  • USB port lets you share media from a compatible camera or thumb drive
  • 16-15/16"W x 1-3/4"H x 9-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • viewing high-definition 3D Blu-ray content requires a 3D-compatible HDTV and 3D glasses

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.

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GREAT Blu Ray! Easy to set up.

Written By Trishav, New York on Monday, March 14, 2011

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This player set up in a snap, and I am NOT geeky. In 30 minutes I was seeing my
Netflix account. Very nice picture quality. My regular DVDs show a higher quality
picture image (I have a 42" 720p plasma TV) than on my DVD player. The price is
very reasonable for the movie quality I am seeing. I am very happy!

Crutchfield is wonderful also: I had my player 3 days after placing the order. I
purchased here on purpose so I would have phone support if I needed it and then I
didn't need any help :-) I will definitely order from Crutchfield again.

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Written By dtags, new york on Saturday, February 26, 2011

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everything you need with a blu ray

Many bells and whistles for the buck!!

Written By Ed, Virginia Beach on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Easy to set up... access to wireless internet self explanatory.. Going through the set up menu made getting started easy! I read many reviews from various websites they all rated this Blu Ray overall best for the money !!

I would recommend this to my friends and family!!

Great Blu Ray Player

Written By Justin, Califon NJ on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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This Blu ray player works great !!! It takes our old dvd movies and makes them look like
blu ray movies. It also goes online and streams off of you tube with no problems. I love it.

Sony BDP-S570

Written By Stan, Arizona on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Very easy to set up and flawless performance. The internet streaming is much better
than I expected.


Written By Ken, Alexandria MN on Friday, February 18, 2011

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The Blu-ray offers not just a player for Blu-ray movies but when connected to the internet via wireless router you can access not only Netflix but many other sites for movies,music games etc. It also plays regular DVDs and improves the clearity considerably. Winters here don't allow for all types of outdoor activity thus many evenings are spent at home. Given the limited programing on regular tv programing combined with constant re-runs this allows you alternative programing 24-7. For those who have seen Blu-Ray movies you know the picture quality you can expect. My tv is an old HD (2003) and the movies and programs I watch using the Blu-Ray player are amazing. Considering the price of going to a movie and buying popcorn and soft drinks just keeps going up I recommend investing in the player and streaming buying or renting videos. It really is an entertainment bargain plus you can stop and start the movies when you want to. Finally get the HDMI cable to maximize picture quality. If set-up is a concern call Crutchfield Tech support they will talk you through it. If you are still uncertain call a PC tech it doesn't take long. I have a friend who does it and it won't take long. I really enjoy mine.

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Written By John Y, Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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This is a great disc player. Movies, music, USB input and net connected. We love this.

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Written By JLP, Herndon, VA on Monday, February 14, 2011

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Super-easy to install and use. Especially loving streaming Netflix! Amazing
picture quality.

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Written By Skc, Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Extremely easy network setup, great picture. Good value for the price. Easily plays
YouTube videos. I haven't tried NetFlix yet, but expect that it will work well. As always,
excellent customer service from Crutchfield.

Blu Ray rocks out N Carolina

Written By Fishsmell, Greensboro, NC on Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Outstanding product delivered by fast, reliable UPS Ground in one day. Very pleased with
product, Crutchfield, and UPS Shipping.
Thank you and I will be back.

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Written By Dana, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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We've had the DVD player for about one month. Love it! We've mostly used it to watch
Netflix instant viewing and have not had any problems.

Sony BDP-S570

Written By David, Tennessee on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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Great player. Wireless feature is a a wonderful adition with the connection capability to
NetFlix and Pandora.


Written By John Pf, IRB, FL on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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Warily bought unpackaged unit - happy that it worked fine. Price great, performance fine,
loads DVD's fast. Onset controls are very hard to see but you get used to that. Streaming
NetFlix std def via 2.8M wifi in another room fine. Setup fairly easy but don't like having to reg
Be aware: upconvert only works using unit's HDMI output; optical sound does work when
using unit's HDMI output.
Manual needs some work.

Final Score: Lemons: 2 Sony: 0

Written By Larry, Columbus, OH on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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I received the BDP-S570 around Christmas. After some problems setting it up and
learning how to navigate the menus, I got it to work. The Wifi connection to my
router worked perfectly. It seemed to work well for maybe a day, but then I
turned it back on and noticed that I was getting no audio. I turned the
recorder off and then back on and it worked fine. I figured the no audio was
just a fluke, so I continued to use it.

The next day I noticed more problems with the audio. Sometimes I would turn it
on and everything was fine. But other times I would get no audio. I put a DVD
in the player to make sure the problem wasn't with the internet connection. I
had the same problem whether my source was a DVD or an internet source. I
tried different cables and different connections, but the problem remained.

I returned the player to Crutchfield and asked for an even exchange, figuring
the first player was just a lemon. Crutchfield sent an exchange quickly and
without any problems. I tried the new player but had the same problem.
Sometimes the audio worked and sometimes it didn't. It didn't matter if the
source material was from the internet or a DVD. The problem persisted.

The final day the player failed permanently. I could not get any audio all
day. Again I tried changing sources and changing connections. The result was
still the same. I returned the second player to Crutchfield.

Sony BDP-S570

Written By LT, Princeton NJ on Monday, February 07, 2011

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The Crutchfield advisor was very helpful in guiding me toward the right player for us. This
one had been on backorder but arrived earlier than predicted. So far we have only played
DVD's, not Blu-ray discs yet, but the picture is very clear and the player is very easy to use.
The price was very reasonable for a player with 3D capability.

excellent product

Written By Herschel, Colorado on Monday, February 07, 2011

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An excellent product performing just as advertised online. The built in WiFi makes it so easy
to beam several different online services right to your big screen tv. Netflix is very
reasonable but right now I'm able to catch up on the latest Oscar nominations with the great
selections on Amazon VOD in HD. Easy to hook up, easy to sign up online. Also a fine DVD

Sony BDP-S570

Written By Ndugu X, B-More MD. on Monday, February 07, 2011

Great player especially if you don't have an internet ready tv. It hooks up seamlessly to the
internet. I luv listening to Pandora Radio thru my home theater.The hdmi pull up makes
regular dvds look very good. And,Blu-ray looks great on my 50' 1080p Samsung
plasma.This Sony player gives you the most bang for your buck.Crutchfield had the best
price on the net .And since a bought from them before, I got an additional discount.

Buy this player today!!!

Written By DennisA, Palm Desert, CA on Saturday, February 05, 2011

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I'm a loyal Sony user. Have always had a high level of satisfaction with their
products. One problem (for me) has been the "users guide" and the
installation process. Being a bit slow in this area, I hesitated on my Blu Ray
purchase until I was the last guy on the block who didn't have one. Let me
just say this was the easiest, slickest installation and set up of any product I
have ever purchased, except for my electric razor. It synced right up to my
Apple Network and I was on the web in10 minutes. Picture quality is
awesome as well as all of the internet access features. Love it!

Sony BDP-S570

Written By Tom M, El mirage Arizona on Friday, February 04, 2011

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This was definitely a bargain the price and the performance was excellent .HDMI
is the only way to go picture was incredible and the sound on my 5.1 was sharp
and clear. You do not have to spend $300 or $400 to get this kind of value. Sony
just keeps getting better.

Awesome product!

Written By H-man, Somewhere, NY on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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The Sony Blu-Ray player is great, easyto install and very easy to use. The defonition is
extraordinary, and it makes a difference with and ordinary dvd as well. I highly reccomend
this product.

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Written By HCJ, Redlands, CA on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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The product was easy to install, easy to connect to the internet, and very user friendly.
We may buy another for one of our other TVs.


Written By TomT, Detroit, MI on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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Easy set up, great internet apps like Netflix but the main reason you buy a blu ray player is to
play blu ray disks... and boy is it nice! I stuck in my Avatar blu ray disk and almost ended up
watching the whole thing again... I've seen it 3 times already... the picture was so stunning. I
thought I was watching in 3D!

Sony BDP-S570

Written By EDPOTS, Bedford, TX on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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Right price, great player and easiest setup I've ever done. The only thing I would like to
see improved is the menu screen. It's rather dim and not always user friendly. Just a
matter of getting used to it I suppose. I wouldn't let it sway me from buying it again.

Top notch in every regard!

Written By MikeRCR29, King, NC on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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This is the second one of these I have bought and gave the last one to my son I like it so
well and with built in wi-fi and was on sale, it just could not be beat! Love it!

the best

Written By Kevin, Coal Township' Pa on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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Everything you need in a Blue-Ray player at a great price, many great features that you
don't find on other players. Great picture and sound, easy set-up, this player does it all.

Great so far!

Written By Jack M, Arlington Heights, IL on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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Great product thus far. No problems with this component as what some others
indicated. Wireless connection went without a hitch and has been very steady
with the Netflix streaming video. I would recommend this product.

Works Seamlessly with Sony Bravia

Written By BusyUpgrading, Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

This Blu-ray player probably represents the best value at this time. I've used this player
for the past month and have not had any issues regarding performance or connectivity.
Start up is surprising fast given how slow some other players have been. The player
discerns if the disc is standard DVD or 3D capable, and for the discs that I have that have
both (MIchael Jackson's This Is It), it give you the choice of how you want to view the
contents. Resulting pictures are sharp with smooth transitions and no smearing.

Web connectivity for me is perfect, but I've got my wireless router very close to the player.
Not sure how well the wireless would work at a distance from the signal source. That
kind of thing is dependent upon your home's layout, etc. The remote takes a little getting
used to. I didn't see any way to illuminate the button labels. The volume control is actually
toward the top of the remote while on most other remotes it's at the bottom. The controls
on the player itself are a little odd; they are small buttons and under a recess that runs
along the full front. While it's a complaint, once you memorize the position of the buttons
and what they do, it's not as much of a problem.

Taken in total, I think you'll find this player to be a great value and worth your hard earned

great Blu-Ray/Media player

Written By DT, Lake Orion, MI on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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Excellent unit for the price! Setup was simple - only took 5 minutes to have it up and
running with my Smasung DLP. Blu-ray looks great as expected, but the unit also does
a nice job upscaling regular DVDs and the internet streamied video from sites light You-
Tube are amazingly clean and smooth! The WiFi interface is really handy when hard
wired Ethernet is not available. The only issue I had was an intermittant failure trying to
download a firmware update via the Internet. But I just downloaded it to my laptop and
burned a boot CD as instructed on the Sony site. I put it in the player and it updated

I really like my BDP-S570 and highly recommend it.

So very disappointed with this player

Written By David S, SF Bay Area on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Great picture, TV sync, fast access! But 4 months into owning this player the wireless conked out and then the picture started to freeze. Received a replacement unit and the new one is experiencing sound issues with both BR and regular DVD's. Love the picture quality I just wish I could get a unit that works properly.

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Written By Ken, Crownsville, MD on Monday, January 31, 2011

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It arrived in one day. Despite some reviews knocking the Sony BDP-S570 for its WiFi
capabilities, I've not experienced any connection problems...and my access point is not
close. Loading a BluRay disk is very fast. I highly recommend the S570.

Great product - Great Value Go SONY!

Written By Brooklynpk, Stoneham, MA on Monday, January 31, 2011

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Unbelievable! I'm not that old - well, 52, but that's besides the point. I've always
considered myself pretty tech savy. But I had no idea how far video devices had come
and how inexpensive they are and how many features they come with. I replaced a 5-
disc Panasonic DVD player with this Sony. I DON'T MISS THE PANASONIC! I think the
online content connection is great! We love being able to stream movies and music.
Only downside so far - limited content. I would have liked to see Blockbuster in addition
to Sony's Qiriocity, Amazon & Netflix. But I realize certain deals are worked out with
specific companies. Would like to see online content expanded with updates. Also,
remote is limited. Not really "input" friendly. Can be tedious. But there are plenty of after
market replacements if you do alot of inputting. Good, solid, entry-level Blu-Ray. Great
price at $138!

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Written By KonaBigDog, Wash. State on Monday, January 31, 2011

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Great Blu-ray player. Even makes regular DVD's look much better. You don't need to
spend a ton of money to get a great player. Plus it has Wi-Fi. Quick & easy set up,
even for a non techi.

Sony quality at a good price

Written By Chibearrz, Chgo. IL. on Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Nice Fit

Written By JerryG, East Hampstead, N.H. on Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Very good DVD player ! Using this player with 6 year old 1080i Plazma TV. Picture is
outstanding. Surround sound is also fantastic. Replacing an older Sony, Progressive
Scan DVD player. WiFi is fantastic
from this player to our wireless router. Getting on NetFlix was easy and it's nice to watch
movies from our Que. Very happy we jumped on a great deal from Crutchfield when we
did. Follow the manual first for set-up before going to NetFlix or other media. Thank you
for a great deal and free shipping !

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Written By jmd, Wyoming on Sunday, January 30, 2011

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I spent a lot of time researching HD DVD players and kept going back to this one. Every
player has it's pros and cons, this one as well...but we think it's pros out number the fact, so far, I can't say anything negative about this Sony DVD does a
good job boosting our old DVD's making them look much sharper and the HD is perfect,
even on our 720 flat screen TV.
It doesn't take all that long to start playing a DVD, and everything works perfectly.
I would recommend this player.
It also arrived quickly and in perfect shape and was easy to set up.

Faster Wifi boot time , internet apps sucks

Written By Anwar C, Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, January 30, 2011

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The startup time for the player is definitely faster than the Samsung BDC6500 I returned,
but the internet apps on this device is a generation behind the ones on the samsung. It has
3D capabilities which the samsung model didn't. Happy with the device so far, except for the
Netflix internet app.

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Written By Bill, Tucson, AZ on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Got this DVD player for Christmas. Liked it so much that we bought another one so
we could stream movies in our exercise room using the built-in Wi-Fi.
Only took about 10 minutes to connect to the internet.
Registering the product with Sony, and then Netflix was a bit more cumbersome,
probably because I didn't take the time to read the instructions!

Excellent choice

Written By JB CINCI, Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Best choice i could have made. I had a samsung blu ray that i replaced with this unit. I have a samsung lcd and was looking to get another samsung blu ray since they internetted so well together (turn blu ray player on and it turns lcd on and picks the source). I viewed this sony blu ray on crutchfield web site and really liked all the features (my samsung blu ray is 2 years old and very basic). I went ahead and bought this sony blu ray and boy am i having fun now. Wireless internetting was a breeze (my nephew is an internetting guru) but really didn't need him. I've watched all sorts of utube videos without a hitch. My router is on the 1st floor @one end of the house and this sony blu ray player on 2nd floor/ opposite side of house--no problems with signal. Net flix is just as good with no issues. For the price and all the features you can't go wrong. Just the wireless internetting fun with so many options, it's worth it (ex: utube, hulu, netflix, a science fiction web site--haven't tried it yet, but looks fun, ect) give it a try, you can't go wrong with crutchfield no hassel return (had it on my doorstep in 3 days during week before christmas). My 1st purchase from them but won't be my last. Enjoy

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Written By seth h, collierville,tn on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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great product , like the menu and built in wifi

Doesn't work well with Netflix

Written By Phaser, Ann Arbor, MI on Saturday, January 29, 2011

Netflix doesn't work consistently on this player. Sometimes it's very jerky, sometimes I can't
get a movie to play at all. After looking on the blogs, this seems to be a very common
If it wasn't for this major problem, I'd be quite happy with this player.

I've returned it and will try a Samsung BD-C6500. Hopefully, this player will be more

So far so good...I think...

Written By GHM, Upper Catskills on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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I purchased this device as an inexpensive alternative to using my laptop for streaming Netflix videos to my home theater. The laptop was giving me constant issues losing the HDMI connection to the home theater monitor in the middle of a film, then having difficulty getting it back. After much effort to get it working right every time, I just gave up..

However, the first time I watched a streaming video on this device, the video completely stalled twice, and I had to completely reboot.the video and the Blu-Ray player both. The factory update seemed to have solved that problem for the most part, hence my "so far, so good" review. Since then one film still gave me a problem by having to stop and download every 30 seconds. I wound up finishing the same movie on my desktop with no issues, which leaves the question, why was there any issue with the streaming, when the wifi is in the same room as the player? I believe this to be an annoying shortcoming of the machine.

Additionally I received one damaged disc from Netflix that would not play on this device, yet I was able to view most of it on my regular DVD player with only minor issue. I have still not used this device to play a Blu-Ray disc, though I'm confident that it's very competent for that purpose. I like that it has 3d capability, so hopefully it will be with me for a couple of years during which time I can focus on upgrading the TV itself.

Great Player with minor annoyances

Written By Mee812, Twin Cities, MN on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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BDP-S570 is easy to setup without any manual or issues. The picture quality is superb and the upscaling feature works the best we have seen. WiFi is awesome and those with issues need to upgrade their router to enable WMM support. Our router has zero issues supporting all streaming aspects of this and other WiFi players. I would highly recommend this player for anyone. Now for the annoyances: the remote has a sticky button feel especially the navigation button center button which is relied upon heavily. The remote seems in need of a firmware update since it does not allow you to press the play arrow to start an episode from the episode selection menu, you must start by pressing the center nav button. Every other player lets us use the play arrow to start a selection. Many Blu-Ray discs do not support resume if you stop the movie, it starts at the beginning which is a real pain. Last - Sony has left off a real time clock on this player which we miss greatly from other players.

All in all a great player - make certain you update the firmware...

Sony BDP-S570

Written By handyman, Duluth MN on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Great product for the price. very easy set up and the overall performance and quality is better than I expected. The lack of a HDMI cable was not an issue for me.

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Written By KINNEY, Central New York on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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We've had this for about one month, and It's been quite the media center hub in the living room. I'm currently streaming music from my Windows 7 PC through my G router. Blu-Rays are impressive, even on a 32" LCD. I thought that I wouldn't be able to see a difference on a small TV but it is definitely there. A bigger LED is on the wish list. Netflix movies have a hard time streaming, maybe a firmware update will fix this. However, they come in at a higher quality than when using a PC. My connection may not be fast enough (10Mb down, 1Mb up) but Amazon HD movies play uninterrupted. This may be a problem with Netflix. Youtube is pointless, but you probably already knew that. I really wish I could turn the numerous extra features off and get them off of my menus. It's nice to have choices, but the menus appear so cluttered.

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Written By Jay, Tulsa, OK on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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I was leaning towards a Samsung or another Panasonic (which has served me well over the last few years), but after reading the details of the Sony S570, I just had to give it a try.

Here are a few bullet point highlights:
- Easy to setup ... the player is very intuitive
- It streams quickly ... even with a mediocre wi-fi signal
- You can control is with your iPhone (using Sony MedControl app)
- On screen media menu is easy to use
- Perfect width for my rack
- Loads BluRays extremely fast (at least 2x faster than my 3yr old Panny BluRay)
- Music apps (Pandora, Slacker) work really well
- CF offered the best price!

The only CON is that the on screen media menu icons are a little small ... i.e., Netflix movie covers are sometimes hard too see.
Get the Sony, you will like it!

Love it

Written By First time Crutchfield shopper, MN on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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This was a Christmas present. It was easy to set up. Great quality and a great price!
Crutchfield was also a great website with fast delivery!

Great Player with Many Features

Written By Kris, Houston, TX on Friday, January 28, 2011

This player is great! Last time I was in the market, I made the mistake of straying away from Sony products and bought a LG BG-390 based its' rating as the top Blu-ray player. the LG was great until it decided that it didn't like playing Blu-ray movies anymore.

This player has many more features than the LG and is a breeze to setup. I quickly installed it and connected it to my Logitech Harmony 1000 remote with no problems. Load time is pretty quick. It's a little louder when starting up than other models I've owned, but is quiet during playback. As always, Sony has created a great product at a reasonable price.

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Written By ierry, carefree,az on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Wonderful player. No set up just plugged it in and watched a movie. Had not
experienced BluRay before there is a huge difference especially the audio through my
receiver and Bose speakers. No regrets

No problems

Written By Anonymous, Florida on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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No problems. Works as expected. No complaints so far.

Good choice but....

Written By Harry, Boston area on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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I'm not sure what to make of the vibration when the player is idle.The vibration is extreme
and has me wondering about it's future reliability.I haven't tried the WiFi capability yet, but
otherwise this is a good player for the money.


Written By Dennis, San Marcos, CA on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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The BluRay portion of the unit works fine, is easy to operate and there have been no
difficulties. Although this unit is connected to a strong wireless signal it cannot find
albums or songs on the server after turned on. If you turn it off and on several times it
will eventually find albums on the server. It does not find or update playlists even though
they are changed on the server. It is totally unreliable as a media server for music and
video. It is just too much effort to play music. I should have returned it, but I have put up
with it hoping it might correct itself.

Sony BDP-S570

Written By Ram, Amherst, NY on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Very good Blu-Ray player. Easy setup including WIFI internet connection.Limited Menu
options for Netflix. Excellent service from Crutchfield.


Written By wolf, youngstown, ohio on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Nice BD player. Wireless setup a breeze. Good picture. Nice internet options. Only thing
I dont care for is the remote. Cheap. No zoom feature. Has yellow, blue, green, red
buttons on it with no instructions as to what they are for or how to use them. Guess that
they had extra remotes from another product laying around. For a retail price of $250,
Sony blew it on the remote.
Dealing with Crutchfield was fantastic.


Written By KenL, Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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This BD looks great with the Sony STRDN 1010 receiver. Simple hook up.

Glad I purchased

Written By Moody, Campbell, CA on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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This is the 2nd unit that I have purchased. Had to call customer service for the 2nd unit - turned out the unit wasn't the problem (customer support worked with me through all the possibles...). Getting setup with Pandora or Netflix not a problem (thought about purchasing another brand) but glad I went with the SONY BDP.

Sony BDP-S570

Written By MicK, Jefferson, NC on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Great DVD player with all the right options including WiFi. I am able to stream movies and music without wires. Works great with the sony TV that I have too. The TV remote will control the blu-ray player so I only need one.


Written By Ant, Salem, NH on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Perfect feature rich Blu-Ray Player at a great price point but still a good value if not on sale.

sony bdp-s570

Written By Jason B., Estherville, Ia on Monday, January 24, 2011

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Hope u have wifi so strong it burns ur skin. Cuz thats what it takes! I have 5mbps service and a new e3000 router. I get my signal on my laptop half mile away. But my bluray cant connect 25' away. Had to hard wire it. 3.5 hrs on cust service with a-poo from sony and still nuthin. Crutchfield was awsome and sent me a different one. Same problem. Other then that..... Menu is great, along with picture and sound. Crutchfield =A+ Sony wifi= F. Oh well. My oldlady likes the blue cat 5 running down the stairs.

Works well, but differences from older Sony

Written By Mark, Las Vegas on Monday, January 24, 2011

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I replaced one of our three older Sony DVD players to get Blu Ray. Unit works well but
leaves out a few minor features, like controls on the unit chassis. It only has on/off, eject,
and so forth on the remote. No big deal. After intial 30 seconds of trying to get it to "see" my
home wireless internet, I quit trying. I will eventually get around to trying for my Netflix service
via wireless network. Picture and sound very good. I've always been pleased with
Crutchfield service and tech help on this, and other units. Thanks.

Very good choice

Written By PeterB, Durham, NC on Monday, January 24, 2011

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Works really well (with our "n"-speed wireless router); have owned for about 6 weeks. Very
easy setup. (Except for the Hulu Plus trial . . . couldn't figure out how to register for that but
didn't try very hard.) The Netflix performance is flawless. One firmware download/upgrade
from Sony so far, and that was simply a matter of clicking "yes." The reason I'm not giving 5
stars is that the DVD player spins a bit noisily--noticeable when a movie's soundtrack is

Sony BDP-S570

Written By Don K, Goodyear, AZ on Monday, January 24, 2011

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The player woks well for both BluRay and standardDVD's. One attractive feature is the built
in WiFi. It was not until I finished the set up that I discovered that currently the WiFi does not
work with Apple products. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.

not worth the money

Written By Vinr, Troy,NY on Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paying for the Sony brand because at this price it is nothing special.I have friends with
other brands that look just as good.The biggest rip off though is the lack of internet
connection which was the reason i bought this player. My son has a ps3 and i have a
laptop,an Ipod and two pc's that all connect to our dsl router with no problems but i can not
get this thing conected and after a year trying Sony has been no help at all. They just keep
telling me to "reset" my router ignoring the fact that i have all these other devices connecting
with ease.It still does not connect even after they sent out a firmware update that " helps with
connectivity".No more Sony's!


Written By Tom, Baltimore on Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Easy to connect to a Sony LCD, easy to use, and very good picture quality. Excellent

A workhorse!

Written By Paul, Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This unit does so many things. The interface for selecting either video or music or
photos is easy to navigate. The wireless internet connection is wonderful! Definitely
recommend to anyone.

Great Sony product for a great price too

Written By MistyA, Mentor, Ohio on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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I chose this particular Sony model because it has built in Wi-Fi and I am very happy with it. The only drawback I have found... and I'm not sure if this is a Sony or a Netflix issue... but I can watch only Netflix movies that are in my que. I miss the ability to browse through movies directly on the Netflix website as I have on my Wii. If not for that one drawback, I would give this blue ray player 5 stars.

Works fantastic, even with "B" router and 1.2 HDMI

Written By UGH, Saint Charles, MO on Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bought this Sony 570 and a 55" Sony EX710 LED in mid-December 2010....WOW ! Old DVDs are wonderful. Seeing stuff not seen before w/o the 16:9 format....streaming Netflex without a miss from my Linksys "B" router from 2005....crystal clear and perfect color...the high speed routers are for your INTERNAL NETWORK...not your streaming....all the Gigabit hype seems to relate to sharing on your HOME network..between computers and the printer and a file server 8 MB Charter service works fine to stream Netflex, and others....via my old "B" router. I also have five computer users in the Ethernet and four wireless...none of them are affected while streaming Netflex, but we dont have a network, just all direct internet users. I am considering a Linksys 3000, dual-band, to create a home network with a file server and printer; but even the 3000 is a year old, has software that is better than the 2000, but apparantly still not yet very user will likely wait on the next generation for that too. My previous TV was a 32" Sony CRT from 1993 .... so you see i don't move too fast. JUST wanted to shed some light on the hype about Gigabit routers....don't waste your money for streaming from the internet !.

Sony BDP-S570 = best bang for the buck!

Written By Steve E, Columbus, OH on Sunday, January 02, 2011

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I've only had it setup for about 5 days, but so far so good.

* The DLNA (audio/video/photo streaming from a PC) works great. I'm using it with a
desktop with Win XP Home & a notebook with Win 7 Home Premium. Works through
Windows Media Player 11 on both computers. No other software needed.

* Netflix looks a bit better through this than it did through my 720p ROKU & Hulu Plus
looks a lot better than it did through my ROKU. (I only have about 4.5 megs on my DSL
connection, so it's not the fastest.) I've tried Pandora & Youtube as well with success,
but haven't tried any other streaming applications.

* Checking out audio/video/photo files through my USB flash drive works without a hitch.

* Blu-Ray movies are outstanding & standard DVDs are excellent. (I'm using a HDMI 1.4

* I'm using the free "Media Remote" app on my Motorola Droid to connect to the Blu-Ray
player. Not that it's all that practical, but the fact that I can use my smartphone to control
my Blu-Ray player via WiFi in my house is interesting. (The specs of the Sony player
refer to an IPhone app, but I found this app for the Droid.)

Granted, I haven't purchased a DVD player in about 10 years, but (to me) this is an
impressive piece of equipment for the price.

Sony BDP-S570

Written By Lenny, Buckingham on Monday, December 27, 2010

Debated whether to purchase this item, but are thrilled that we did. We don't
own any BluRay DVD's but we are amazed at the quality of the picture of all of
our DVDs. We purchased the Sony 700 46" TV along with Sony sound bar and
Blueray player. We stronly recommend this product.


Written By joeC, birmingham, al on Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Ok, this may be a little premature as I haven't watched a disc on this, HOWEVER.......

Having the ability to access YouTube via my home network on my 55" LG and associated
surround system is unbelievable. All of the WiFi bells/whistles make this device worth the
very modest cost. Also, there is an App on Itunes that lets you use your Iphone as a remote
control - very easy to use, and very slick.

As always, great execution by the folks at Crutchfield.

Sony BDP-S570

Written By Ken, Tucson Arizona on Friday, December 17, 2010

I finally took the leap into the bluray world. It took less then thirty seconds
to get connected to the internet for streaming movies and music!! I also found
out you don't need an expensive HDMI cable for High Def!! Don't waste your
money!! Overall this is one sweet player!! Thank you Crutchfield!!

Couldn't be more pleased

Written By JohnS, Monroe, LA on Thursday, December 02, 2010

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I researched these wi-fi blu ray players for some time and really liked this
one. The only hesitation was some reviews that said that it would drop out on
netflix. After talking to Crutchfield sale rep, I decided it would be worth a
try. I couldn't be more pleased. First, the Blu Ray features are great, it
look fantastic and performs flawlessly. It is so much faster than my old Sony
BR player. The online features are definitely worth the money. I have been
wanting to get Netflix on my TV for some time and this is the way to go. I have
only had a couple of incidents where I lost the signal, but nothing major. If
you have a good, modern router, within reasonable distance you should be fine.

sony BDP-S570 all good

Written By Randy H, Kansas city, MO on Sunday, November 28, 2010

I have been using the wii for streaming netflix which is a much better option for
streaming from "netflix", but this player almost eliminates the need for a sattelite or
cable provider due to it's numerous streaming options and setup is fairly simple. I
chose this over the S370 simply due to the wifi built in option. and have had no
problems with it yet!! highly recommend this unit.

Easy setup; Awkward Apps

Written By BrianB, Austin, TX on Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Setup was a breeze. Automatically detected the Wi-Fi network, and guided me through
setup. The App implementation is a little awkward, though. Maybe other vendors are
like this (I'm used to the iPhone), but you have to actually go to the sony website on your
computer and register every single app individually that you want to use. The apps are
somewhat limited as well. For example, I can't like/dislike songs on Pandora, and the
Netflix app will only let me views movies that have already been added in my queue from
the PC (can't browse or add new movies to the queue).

Tough Set up, but ultimately a great product

Written By ChadR, Plano, TX on Sunday, September 26, 2010

I bought this Sony Wifi Blueray player mostly because I didn't have a quick way
to run an internet cable to the room I need it in. I had signed up for a
NetFlix account and was mostly interested in streaming movies to the Sony
Blueray player. There were little to no instructions in the box on how to set
up the player, but I finally figured it out. Set up probably took me an hours
or so, but I'm not a tech savy guy. Ultimately, I got it figured out and began
streaming movies that same night. I did not however realize that you have to
place movies in your "que" with Netflix using your computer before they show up
on the Blueray player. Not a big deal, but a bit surprised. This Sony player
works fantastic. I'm using Verizon Fios for my internet / router provider and
it streams movies beautifully to this WiFi capable machine.

Great Player

Written By Roger S, Maine on Saturday, September 25, 2010

This was purchased as a replacement for a previous Sony SDP-300, which had issues.
This player is smaller than the originals blue ray players from just a few years ago.

it loads far faster than previous versions. It has built in features, that if you connect the
player to the internet via Ethernet or wireless, will allow you to use Pandora, Youtube,
Netflix, and others. I am quite impressed with the upgraded capability of this player.

An added bonus, you can plug a hard drive into this player and play movies through the
blue ray player.

Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with this player! I may purchase a second one for
bedroom use.

Works pretty good

Written By FG, Brooklyn,NY on Tuesday, September 07, 2010

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I bought the BDP-S570 about a week ago. So far everything looks good. I checked the
internet, worked without a hitch. I just wish they offered more website options. DVD play is
good. I've not had a chance to check it's blu-ray playback yet. It integrates well with my
Bravia TV. No negatives so far.

HDCP Error

Written By AG, Jefferson, GA on Friday, September 03, 2010

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Will not work with my Yamaha Receiver. It causes HDCP errors for all inputs. To connect to Netflix; must go through Sony website and register system to get code to allow access.

Good B-ray player, bad streaming device

Written By Bill, Ithaca, NY on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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This is a relatively good blue-ray player, loads fast, easy set-up. However, compared to my other player, it does very poor at streaming. The interface is too complicated, it is very, very slow, and the streaming quality is often poorer than the other player located adjacent to it. (It takes multiple clicks to download a Netflix movie, compare to 1 on the other player.) It is truly disappointing in this respect. Sony engineers did not have to reinvent the wheel, just If your just looking for a blue-ray player, there are cheaper ones out there.

Love it!

Written By Ken, Southampton, PA on Monday, August 30, 2010

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Bought this Wi-Fi Blu Ray player and absolutely love it. Very easy to set up
and connect to my wi-fi. Netflix and Pandora work like a breeze. Would
definitely recommend.

I have been WOWED!

Written By Keith, Fishersville, VA on Friday, June 18, 2010

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Purchasing entertainment gear is certainly a complicated process. That's why I am completely sold on Crutchfield. I have been shopping Blue Ray players for quite some time and this Blue Ray is the combination of features that met every requirement for me. I am totally into Netflix streaming. I purchased the Roku player a year and a half ago and was quite pleased with it. The key considerations for my purchase of a Blue Ray Player were:
Combination of disc and streaming capability.
Built-in Wi-fi. I was not interested in a USB thumb drive sticking out of the component. Higher encryption than WEP.
Netflix ready.
Fast Blue Ray disc loading.
Simplicity of set-up.
Price below $300.
The Sony BDP-S570 earns a 5 star rating on every point. Two things I learned after purchase were a little annoying but not so bad. First, you have to register this player with Sony. Second, Blue Ray on Netflix costs an extra $4.00 per month. Neither of these issues would have changed my mind about purchasing this player. I include them in this review only to bring out the points for other customers who are considering the same migration to Blue Ray.
The thing that most impressed me about this player was the ease of setup. I literally went from opening the box to easy chair viewing in 30 minutes. Wow! Now I just need to find a new home for my Roku. :)

Everything but the kitchen sink....

Written By Mark, Jeffersonville, IN on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I bought this player mainly for 2 reasons: Sony reliability and SACD capability. As for BD/DVD playback, it aces everything I've thrown at it. I also must add that I chose this player over the other 2 in Sony's current line simply for the convenience of the built-in memory. 3D may interest others but it wasn't a factor here for me. I played with some of the online features and what I tried worked smoothly. Considering local video stores are going by the way of the Dodo bird here in town, the Netflix feature looks promising. For the features of this player, I highly recommend it.

Does everything I need it to perfectly!

Written By Jeffrey, Ashland, OH on Thursday, May 06, 2010

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Let me preface this by saying that I don't need the extra stuff. Netflix, Pandora, etc... I don't really care about that and I'll never use it (I have an AppleTV and use that for renting and media browsing). I bought this blu-ray player to play blu-rays and potentially SACDs.

My previous player was the Samsung BDP-1400. It's painfully slow. Pirates of the Caribbean takes about 15 minutes to load, with no exaggeration. It also needs updated all of the time. With this Sony, I haven't tried Pirates yet, but I popped Iron Man in.

It starts up with a PS3-esque menu. After selecting the disc, it loads the movie in about 10 seconds. Seeking through the movie, navigating the pop-up menu, etc., is all quick, smooth, and enjoyable.

I got the S570 instead of the S470 solely for wireless updates. I believe they're the same in all other aspects.

If you're interested in all of the extras (I'm not, though I understand them), this certainly has it. Internet services, Wifi, 24p playback, 3D (coming soon), iPod/iPhone remote, quickplay, and so on. I'll update if I come across any issues, but at this point in time, I love it and wholeheartedly recommend it!

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Single-disc 3D Blu-ray player
  • RMT-B107A wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 46" Audio/Video cable with a composite video and stereo RCA connections on each end
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty information
  • Online product registration information
  • "End User License Agreement" booklet
  • "Planned software update for 3D" note

Features and Specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix/HuluPlus/YouTube
Built-in Wi-Fi N/A
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback Stereo