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3D Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Sony BDP-S580

by Meredith Krebs
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

Easy to connect, simple to enjoy
If you aren't crazy about setting up new equipment, and like to skip right to the fun part, the BDP-S580 is the Blu-ray player for you. It comes out of the box ready to connect to your Wi-Fi® home PC network, no additional wires or adapters required. And it's all set to play exciting 3D movies on Blu-ray, movies off the Internet and even music stored on your home computer. And if you have a large collection of DVDs, the 'S580 not only plays them but also upconverts their standard-def picture to near-HD quality.

Enjoy all the extra features that Blu-ray discs offer
With the 'S580, 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. And iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ phone users will appreciate the free media app that lets you control the 'S580 and view details like cast and genre listings.

Netflix® movies, Internet radio, and even more entertainment options
Use this player to stream a variety of online content, like instantly available movies from Netflix and videos from YouTube™. Or listen to PANDORA® Internet radio and Slacker® 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.

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Key Features:

  • plays standard and 3D Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity to link to a wireless network
  • 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)
  • free Sony remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • 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®, iPad™ or Android™ (requires free app)
  • plays AVCHD video files recorded on HD camcorders and burned to DVD
  • BRAVIA Sync™ simplifies remote control for compatible Sony TVs and components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • 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, 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
  • analog component video output resolution may be limited when viewing copy-protected discs
  • audio outputs include stereo and coaxial 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 1-7/16"H x 9-1/16"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

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Features and Specs
General
Surround Sound Decoding
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Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable
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Yes
Internet Movie Streaming
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Netflix/HuluPlus/Vudu/YouTube
DLNA Certified
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Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control
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No
DVD Video Upconversion
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720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable
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Yes
CD-R/W Capable
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
WMA Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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Stereo
Multi-channel
DVD-Audio Playback
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No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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None
Digital Coaxial Output
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1
HDMI Outputs
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1
HDMI Version
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1.4
Ethernet Ports
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1
Analog Audio Outputs
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Stereo
1080p Video Output
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Yes
Component Video Outputs
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1
RS-232C Port
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None
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What's in the box?

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  • Single-disc 3D-ready Blu-ray player
  • RMT-B115A 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
  • "Information Update" note

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

Disc Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S580 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, Super Audio CD

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.
  • 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.
  • 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-S580 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-S580 Blu-ray player contained firmware version M07.R.0427 (as of 11/18/2011). There was an immediate firmware upgrade (M07.R.0553) available. Visit the Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.

3D-Ready: The Sony BDP-S580 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p.

Note: 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

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-S580 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.

SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just cannot hear on a normal CD.\

Video Features

Video Outputs: The Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray disc player features one high-definition HDMI output and two standard-definition video outputs (Component/composite).

  • HDMI (ver.1.4): The BDP-S580's HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in one cable. The HDMI output is version 1.4, which supports 3D video content. 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.
  • Component Video: The component video output supports 480p for DVD playback and 480i for Blu-ray.
  • Composite Video: The composite video output will only output 480i, no matter the source.

1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the BDP-S580 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-S580 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-S580 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-S580 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-S580 offers the following video adjustments:

  • Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting environment.
  • FNR: Reduces the random noise appearing in the picture.
  • 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 and 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-S580 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.

Audio Settings: The BDP-S580 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-S580 Blu-ray disc player features a digital audio output (coaxial) and one analog audio output (RCA)

  • Digital Audio Outputs: The BDP-S580 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

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 and music content or update the unit's software.

Built-in Wi-Fi: In addition to the unit's Ethernet port (LAN) connection, you can also easily connect wirelessly to your home's broadband network using the Blu-ray player's built-in Wi-Fi.

Note: Requires home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

USB Ports: The Sony BDP-S580 features a front and rear panel USB (Type-A) port:

  • Front Panel: The front-panel USB port allows you to play photo (JPEG), videos (MPEG), and 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.
  • Rear Panel: The BDP-S580 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 (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold separately).

Note: Not all USB devices are supported.

DLNA Certified: DLNA allows you to share music (MP3/WMA), video (MPEG2), and photo (JPEG) files between DLNA compatible devices using your DLNA home network and the Sony BDP-S580. The player can recognize up to 20 folders and 999 filers per folder from a DLNA server. A DLNA network can be setup hardwired (using Ethernet port) or wirelessly (built-in WiFi).

Note: Requires home network and DLNA enabled device (such as a Windows PC).

Party Streaming: You can play music in other rooms simultaneously by connecting Sony products which are compatible with DLNA and the Party Streaming function.

BRAVIA Internet Video: The Sony BDP-S580 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 built-in WiFi. 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/3D 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).

Web Browser: Once you have connected to the Internet via the Blu-ray player's Ethernet terminal or built-in WiFi, you can browse select websites (text-based only) by entering a URL address. Some web-pages may be to large for download.

Note: Requires a broadband internet connection. This is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet Video service.

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 and built-in WiFi 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 rear-panel USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.

Convenience Features

Start Up/Play Back Time: The Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 26 seconds. It takes approximately 55 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.

Quick Start: This feature shortens the startup time (only 3 seconds) & playback time (25 seconds) from standby mode. When the Quick Start Mode is turned on the standby power consumption is higher.

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

Parental Control: The Sony BDP-S580 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.

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 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.

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote operates this unit and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote is also pre-programmed with power, input, and 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 and System Power-Off.

Mobile Device Control: You can turn your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad (requires iOS 3.1.3 or later), or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote when you download the free "Media Remote" app. Enjoy basic remote functions, a full QWERTY keyboard, plus search for information about the movies you're watching on YouTube, Wikipedia, Twitter, and many BRAVIA Internet Video services.

Note: Application must be downloaded from the iTunes application store or Android Market application store. Check Android Market from your device for compatibility. Requires that the Blu-ray Disc Player and remote device be connected to the same wireless network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).

 
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5 out of 5

Easy!

Written By an2net, Dayton, Ohio on Monday, April 02, 2012
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This unit was easy to install, and the first Blueray movie we watched was perfect. We haven't tried the Wifi yet, but expect no problems.
Pros:
Good price, easy installation
Cons:
Can't think of one, except for the fact this model has been discontinued.
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4 out of 5

Great product for the price

Written By John F, Williamsburg, VA on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Overall a great product for the price. Was a little tricky to get hooked up with my wireless, but it eventually worked. I would recomend the product being what you get for the price you pay.
Pros:
features, cost
Cons:
wireless instructions were very vague.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP S 580

Written By Bernie K, Toledo, Ohio on Sunday, April 01, 2012
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A fine product. It does what it says it can do, and does it very well. (Try reading the instruction book.)
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3 out of 5

Netflix no no

Written By ShirleyD, Park Forest, IL on Thursday, March 29, 2012
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I bought this player to stream Netflix and it is a real pain in the neck!!!! Sometime I just give up and watch a dvd or regular tv.
Pros:
Plays dvd just fine.
Cons:
Streaming is a nightmare.
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5 out of 5

Sony Blu Ray with wireless

Written By Sean, Michigan on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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More than I hoped for, after i figured out how to input the right security key it connected wirelessly and I was going. Best applications are Pandora Music which is so good I can't figure out how it's free, and AMazon Instant Video. No problems keeping a wireless connnection. Plays discs fine, plays the internet apps fine; except forget looking at Facebook on it, that's just a joke. Added bonus, my dnla (?) server on my PC found the blue-ray player which surprised me since I didn't even think that was a feature; now I play video, music, and pictures from my computer thru this blu-ray player which is neat. I got it to play Blu Rays and DVD's and it turns out that 's the least of what I use this for.
Pros:
No problems here with wireless connection; Pandora and Amazon Video included; connected to my DLNA server no problem.
Cons:
Not great instructions as far as getting the wireless connectivity going - - I accidentally found the uppercase character map, or else I may have never got connected.
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5 out of 5

Sony Blu Ray

Written By Rick D, Pensacola on Sunday, March 25, 2012
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Fabulous addition to my setup
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5 out of 5

Great product!

Written By B Hunter, Birmingham Al on Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Easy setup, works great with Netflix....very satisfied with product!
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3 out of 5

Nice BD player but ..

Written By mschoud, Phoenix on Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Overall nice player. I thought it would be a bit "sturdier" due to higher price but it's same as any $50 cheap-o player. Picture quality is what you'd expect - nice and clean. Hook up (to TV) was simple Set up - a bit of a pain. The interface is similar to a PS3 so it's familiar if you use that device, not so much if you dont. It took a while to get it all set up because you had to "authorize" the device - something I already did with my "smart TV" so a bit of a pain to do it again.

My major complaint is the player sets itself as your default system so when i turn my TV on and want to quickly navigate to HULU, the BD player turns itself on and launches its apps - which i then have to shut off. Maybe there is a way to turn this off, but I haven't found it.

Again, good player, nice features but light on the built and quirky app system.
Pros:
Picture App features
Cons:
time to set up auto launch of programs odd remote - poorly shaped
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4 out of 5

Plays discs just fine

Written By VinnieF, Boston, MA on Saturday, March 24, 2012
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This unit is small, very small. You can't stack anything on top of it. That said, the instructions are clear, the unit plays discs well, and the picture is amazing. I use HDMI to my receiver, and it syncs easily and looks great on screen. If you need a simple blueray player, you can't go wrong.

It will stream Hulu, and Netflix, and whatever, but it seems to not really like my network. I use it just for DVD and blueray.
Pros:
Simple, straightforward.
Cons:
Doesn't really stream super well. Drops connection.
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2 out of 5

Horrible with netflix!

Written By jbm, mid-georgia on Sunday, March 18, 2012
 
Good lord! This thing and netflix do not get along!

Doesn't matter if I am trying wired or wireless, this sucker is nearly useless..

If I had a dime for every "network error" and "content error" I have seen on this thing in the 4 months I have owned it, my house would be paid for!

Junk network connections. Just junk. (And yes-I can stream netflix great both wired or wirelessly from every other device in my house.)

-Only giving it 2 stars because it plays discs fine. I would rate it a .0001 star for Netflix.
Pros:
Good blu ray performance.
Cons:
And and all network connections. This thing can't connect to anything any time.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Dan, Folsom, CA on Friday, March 16, 2012
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Easy setup and works great for streaming Netflix. No issues over the first two weeks of ownership
Pros:
Easy setup and Netflix streaming
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Value

Written By Chris K, Dickson, TN on Monday, March 12, 2012
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This unit works so well I just bought a second one for another room.
Pros:
Easy set up, great value, great sounds quality playing CD's
Cons:
Weird remote design. It's small and doesn't really fit in your hands.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By david, prescott,mi on Thursday, March 01, 2012
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great blueray,sure beats that other junk on the market
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4 out of 5

Quality product

Written By Jack C, Central FL on Thursday, March 01, 2012
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Great product. Works as stated, connects rapidly to the internet via Blu Ray. Recently had a Vizio that was very slow in connecting and cumbersome to operate. Not so with the Sony. They were the creator of the BluRay and it shows. Remote is easy to navigate and picture via HDMI is clear and sharp, sounds are great. The only complaint I might have, is that when you want to watch via Netflix is a little convoluted to find the Netflix application, but once you know where it is not so bad. I'm a believer that optimum usage is made with minimum amount of clicks. Overall, great product glad I bought it.
Pros:
Picture quality, sound, connection speed via HDMI, remote control features
Cons:
heavy layered to find apps such as Netflix.
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5 out of 5

3D Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi

Written By john5666, Seymour, TN on Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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No problem setting up, works great including the wifi
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5 out of 5

An honest product description

Written By Dean, Utah on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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I really like that machine. It does everything it says and even a little more. For example, it has a child lock. Really nice if you have kids in the house.
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3 out of 5

Still testing

Written By philo, Hudson, NY on Monday, February 20, 2012
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The online set up was a bit finicky at first and a change in cable seems to have rectified that. Easy to use, but so far, the picture when playing DVDs is not quite as good as some others in the house when compared under same conditions. It's possible that this one just doesn't play DVDs as well as Blue rays. I have it set so that it's as sharp and bright as possible and is better than initial setting and very close to other players now. This remains open to adjusting, etc. In any event, the picture display for DVD is fine. Nice music player and streaming is all set up.
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4 out of 5

Does the Job

Written By Dan, Chicago, IL on Monday, February 13, 2012
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I haven't tried the 3D on this unit yet, but it seems to work as well as it's older brother that I've had for about a year. It's lighter and smaller, I hope the mechanics aren't cheaper. I use it mostly for the wireless access to Netflix. It was very easy to set up.
Pros:
Small, easy to set up and use, cost effective, love the way it works with the TV to turn power on and off.
Cons:
Too many clicks just to get to Netflix, seems like I see the main menu way too many times. My new Sony TV remote doesn't seem to recognize it, which is odd because the 1 year old Blu Ray player from Sony worked perfectly with the TV remote. I probably need to reprogram it.
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1 out of 5

good blu ray, bad streaming (netflix, pandora)

Written By BradA, Washington on Friday, February 10, 2012
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Good blu ray player but streaming is horrible. I cannot watch a complete program or movie on Netflix without buffering issues killing it. Same problem happens with Pandora. My connection is 15 meg service and speed test confirms this. Yes, I am using my wifi connection (wired connection provided no improvement) but I do the same with my PC without ANY problems. I am so disappointed now that I need a Roku box to help me get streaming of audio and video.
Pros:
Good, fast blu ray.
Cons:
Very poor streaming of audio (pandora) and video (netflix). Netflix buffering and streaming is a joke.
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5 out of 5

Blu-ray Player Review

Written By Papa Jack, Tool, TX on Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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Excellent Player and Cutchfield Service very good.
Pros:
Easy Setup and connection into home network
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

BDPS580-Great Sony Blue Ray

Written By Ed, Deptford, NJ on Thursday, February 02, 2012
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This is my second Blue Ray Player-the first one was bought when they first came out a couple of years ago. This one is a big improvement in picture quality and having the availability to down load movies. Hook up was extremely easy and it was done in maybe 10 minutes and that included unhooking the old set. Would buy again.
Pros:
Very Easy hook up,great picture,can down load movies, easy to use remote.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Very Good Player

Written By Oldngray, Thomasville GA on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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I always like Sony stuff ... it's generally user friendly, and easy to set up. For a geezer like me, easy counts for a lot. This player was like that ... easy. It looks like it belongs with my Sony TV, and they interface well. Streaming video works great. My only wish would be some kind of a keyboard on the remote .... searching is a real PITA using the cell-phone style toggling letter by letter. All in all, though, a great buy ... Crutchfield service is second to none.
Pros:
Easy set-up, crisp video, fast DVD loading.
Cons:
Remote search function
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4 out of 5

Great BluRay player

Written By Mike, Sugar Land, Texas on Monday, January 30, 2012
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This was just what I was looking for. Hook-up & start-up was easy. One short phone call to Crutchfield technical support about set-up with my TV and everything was fine. Found my home network with no problem and after entering my password was on-line. A fine Sony product.
Pros:
Easy set-up, HDMI connections, Netflix shortcut button right on the remote.
Cons:
Hard to search for movies on Netflix using the remote control, would be easier to pre-load or instant queue on the computer first.
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3 out of 5

Nice Player, Except...

Written By JJ, Massachusetts on Monday, January 30, 2012
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The boot times for discs are fairly quick, on par with or slightly better than my two year old Samsung. Good video quality as well. Very limited online app selection, my Samsung is better. My main complaint is the wifi range, it's terrible. I have a Roku box sitting right next to this Sony, and I get full HD streaming on it with no buffering. The Sony will not stream HD via Wifi. The best quality i've been able to get is comparable to low quality internet video. The signal strength in the setup menu is usually shows around 10%. If your router is in the same room as your TV/Blu-ray, then this won't bother you I guess. I ended up running ethernet right to the player from my router, problem solved, but not an ideal solution for most people.
Pros:
Quick load times. Good picture quality. Nice remote.
Cons:
Terrible Wireless reception. Weak App selection.
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5 out of 5

2nd one

Written By mikem, ny on Monday, January 30, 2012
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this is the second one of these i have bought. very easy setup. works very well with both sony and other brand tvs. auto updates is a nice feature. just starting to figure out the network/streaming from computer hardrive - seems to be working but has its limits - im not sure im 100% aware of what it can and cant do, manual and even the online searches seem to be a bit vague as to its capabilities.
Pros:
easy set up, covered by other sony remotes, many built in programs (netflix, slacker, pandora, etc.), this updated remote has netflix specific button, no issues finding/connecting to router
Cons:
none as of yet
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5 out of 5

Now we are cooking

Written By DarrellD, Alvin on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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After a false start with the 480, Crutchfield got me squared away with this incredible box. It does everything I need for a great price. It connected up to my home WiFi without a hitch and is awesome. The instant rebate brought this box into affordable range and is really exactly what I was wanting. I was sceptical at first about goint to blu-ray, but I am really glad I did. I played an older DVD in it the other day, and it was like night and day to blu-ray DVDs. I have waited for the technology to evolve and stay. Well it looks like it is here to stay and this box as a started is a great box and as affordable to boot. Thanks to Crutchfield in switching out the 480 box for the 580. The main difference is the built-in WiFi, which is much cheaper than getting Sony's USB WiFi. Thanks to great customer service, I am a happy customer and it worked out for them as well, since I like this one so much that I bought another just like it.
Pros:
Easy setup and easy to use.
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Great purchase!

Written By rob216, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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So far so good. I got this for my parents because they needed something to stream netflix and their DVD player was acting up. So I decided to try and kill 2 birds with one stone. It's worked out very nicely so far. I do have one complaint though. The netflix browser seems a little lacking. The movie pictures are too small! It's large enough that I can read it while browsing, but I still have to focus on each one to read it. The space between the titles is nearly as big as the pictures themselves, so it's not for a lack of space.
Pros:
-Set up for player and internet was seamless and easy -Built in wifi and tons of apps -Can download app on phone for backup remote control -Netflix shortcut button right on the remote! Wonderful for my parents who always ask me to "set things up"
Cons:
-Netflix browser was a little lacking. Pictures were small and playback feel wasn't as nice as my PS3 or computer browser (maybe this much should be expected with a bluray player remote) -Buttons on the player are skimp! You are forced to use a remote for anything other than play, stop, or eject (at least they have a downloadable app)
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5 out of 5

Sony BluRay

Written By KG719, Joliet, IL on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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This product was just what I needed for the perfect price.
Pros:
WIFI included, Netflix, HULU, YouTube, Internet Browser.
Cons:
Small remote, no keyboard on the remote
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great BluRay Player

Written By 59Baer, Seattle, WA on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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This is a great BluRay player. We love that it has a wireless capablility to connect with the computet or Netflix. Would definately recommend.
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5 out of 5

Great purchase

Written By PaulG, Atlanta on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Would buy again.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Anonymous, New Lenox, Illinois on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Works well, all I needed.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By MikeM, Windsor, CO on Monday, January 23, 2012
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Compact size but large on performance. Replaced a Panasonic that wouldn't stream Netflix with this unit and so far it has operated flawlessly. Although a bit of an issue to set up the wireless streaming, it went smoothly after Sony quickly sent me a disc with the most current software upgrade. Piece of cake after that. It has an exceptionally large number of preloaded streaming sites packaged with the unit. Can't imagine anyone not being pleased with this quality product, especially at the sale price.
Pros:
Small size, excellent performance both in DVD playback and streaming mode.
Cons:
Had a very minor issue getting the streaming handshake established with my router.
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5 out of 5

Nice Player - Excellent Price

Written By Jay, Cincinnati on Monday, January 23, 2012
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This was just what I was looking for. Hook-up & start-up were no-brainers. Figured it all out w/o needing the manual. Found my home network the first time, and connectivity is perfect.
Pros:
simplicity & size
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player

Written By Anonymous, Raritan NJ on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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This Sony wifi enabled Blu-ray player was a breeze to set up and has a great picture. We use it to tap into Netflix to stream vidio. Although the unit does have Wi-Fi, we found that using it to stream was a bit lacking. If it buffered more, perhaps we would not have the delays we saw. Once it was hard wired, it worked like a charm.
Pros:
easy setup and great picture.
Cons:
Slow loading and Wifi was a bit slow resulting in movies stalling while viewing. Hardwire resolved the issue.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome blu-ray player

Written By Jay, Streamwood, IL on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Very good blu-ray player. Easy to setup and use. Also, quality of movies is great. Fits quite nicely in my entertainment center. Tons of internet features/apps. Love their youtube, pandora and netflix apps.
Pros:
Great blu-ray quality, Tons of internet apps
Cons:
None
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2 out of 5

TV now blanks out unexpectedly!

Written By RK, Wichita, Kansas on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Hooking and setting the Sony-BDP unit up was easy, but when trying to watch an unrelated cable broadcast, the TV would on occasion just blank out without turning off! The other TV was fine, & it wasn't an "energy saver" TV malfunction. I unplugged the BDP, and haven't had problems. Then again, I can't review the Blue Ray quality, since it has been unplugged!!! I mostly purchased due to added connectivity (i.e.for PANDORA/movies), but unfortunately have not used it after the aforementioned fiasco. I vote for an Oppo 93, or at least something else!!!
Pros:
Easy to hook up and set up, but...
Cons:
It somehow interfered with the TV's reception randomly, and wasn't "fixed" until it was unplugged! Not sure what to do/where to look next!
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5 out of 5

Works great

Written By Anonymous, PA on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Works great.
Cons:
Bttons on front are placed weird
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4 out of 5

Sony Blu-Ray BDP-S580

Written By CarlR, Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday, January 21, 2012
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My first blu-ray player, seems to do a great job.
Pros:
Does a good job of upscaling, plays just about all the my dlna videos, except flv.
Cons:
Small remote, difficult to use the disk/video playback options. Will sometimes lock up when playing a video, does not always reset it self. While normally you can cycle the power via the remote, it once lock up so bad I had to pull the plug to reset it.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player

Written By D.J. Ammons, Nashville, TN on Friday, January 20, 2012
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This Sony wifi enabled Blu-ray player was a Christmas present to myself. I already own Pioneer and Samsung Blu-ray players but wanted one that had wifi. The S580 pic is the same great HD quality as my other Blu-ray players and the internet connectivity is easy and intuitive. The set up was also very easy that walked me through registering the product online through the wifi connection and then logging on to my Amazon Prime instant video account.
Pros:
Excellent picture quality, ease of set up, ease of using built in wifi for internet connectivity.
Cons:
Like all Blu-ray players slower loading discs than regular DVD players. I also wish they would offer an optional real keyboard remote to make selecting programs over the internet easier.
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Glenn, Aptos, CA on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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After viewing several others, I chose this due to the fact I have all Sony equipment. The Blu-Ray was easy to setup following the guide. Movie loading seems to be slow with some but the operation once loaded performs flawlessly. The sound output through my reciever is outstanding and I haven't heard that from my previous DVD player. I assume the Blu-Ray sound is just that much better and I like to be entertained while watching a movie. The wireless internet is a plus although I do plan a hard wired connection to the unit as well. I don't use the internet that much with the player so that wasn't the selling point, but worth the little extra spent. I also got the unit for a decent price and then reimbursed the difference when it went on sale after my purchase. Crutchfield is GREAT to deal with. Thanks.
Pros:
Small unit, easy to setup, love the internet wireless feature.
Cons:
Can't use my Sony TV remote with the Blu-Ray, unless I'm too dumb to figure it out yet. :)
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5 out of 5

Nice BluRay Player

Written By Gordo, Alamogordo, NM on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Very nice BluRay player. Lots of nice features. Very happy. No complaints whatsoever.
Pros:
Easy to set up.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Decent Bluray player

Written By rickpep, St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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This is a decent bluray player. Crutchfield always delivers, though, so this is not a surprise. Their products are always well described and the hands on observations let you know what to expect before you buy. I got this player because I have a 65" old wide Screen TV that doesn't have hdmi. I wanted bluray because it made no sense to continue growing my movie collection in the DVD format. I also wanted access to Netflix online and Hulu+. I was tired of watching that content on my laptop. This unit was the perfect bridge. I have component hookup and as good a picture as my TV is capable of. When it comes time to replace this TV, I can switch over to an hdmi cable and it will be even better. I'm using this wired. Wireless streaming of video content to my TV just does not sound like a good idea.
Pros:
Component cable connections - its the only thing that stands out over other units. Good price.
Cons:
never had any experience with another bluray player so nothing to compare it to. It's startup is kind of slow. I know it's not the player's fault but I wish there was an easy way to skip all the intro crap at the beginning of a movie and go directly to the menu. The setup for individual add-ons like hulu+ and sony's stuff is a little confusing. I still don't know what most of the internet options are and many of them are costed, so beware.
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1 out of 5

Sony Internet set up is terrible

Written By Tommy, Upstate NY on Saturday, January 07, 2012
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After an hour of trying to register on Sony's internet.sony.tv with my registration code, I was given the message "You have tried to log on with the wrong log on too many times". This was in the create an account section of the site, so it wasn't an incorrect log on, I had just created the account. SONY referred me to their 800 # and after going thru their tree of service option, I was told they were not available (Sat night at 8PM). Without the "magic" SONY key code, Crutchfield tech support couldn't help me. So I will return this and go with a Samsung unit.
Pros:
Nothing
Cons:
Being required to register with SONY before I could access the internet services of other providers. Poorly designed SONY site. Poorly designed Operating instructions. Lack of SONY support when I needed them.
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5 out of 5

Sony Blu-Ray Wi-Fi Player

Written By CitizenS, Lake in the Hills, IL on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
 
This was a gift from my husband to enable me to watch blu-rays elsewhere in the house. I loved the easy setup and uncomplicated remote. The preloaded software for Netflix and Pandora among many others work well. There was a small issue with Netflix not saving the authorization of the account; but an online chat with Sony Customer Support and I found out the problem was already being addressed and the fix should appear in a few days. Two days later the Netflix issue was cleared up and this player may have a longer load time for the other features, but the blu-rays load time is just fine, so for the money you just can't beat it.
Pros:
The product has a sleek design that makes a nice addition to an entertainment center. The pre-programmed software was easy to setup and worked well out of the box. Setup out of the box was quite simple to comprehend from the manual and took all of 10 minutes. The remote is self-explanatory and comfortable to work with; also the addition of an app to use with your portable devices allows for operation from anywhere in the house. For the money this item cannot be beat.
Cons:
The length of time it takes for loading Netflix, Pandora, etc., could be addressed but, it is not that big a deal to me. A small price to pay for the affordable price.
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4 out of 5

Superb!

Written By dbeesokc, oklahoma city,ok on Monday, December 19, 2011
 
I have an Onkyo TX-NR509 network receiver and chose an Onkyo blu ray player to simplify the remote usage. Great amp, very poor dvd player. I had another Sony player in use, a Sony 460, and decided to look to an upgraded model from Sony's lineup. The Sony 580 was the perfect choice. In every aspect this unit has performed just as I had sought in the Onkyo BDP-P309. The WiFi setup was painless and fast. It has never skipped a beat. I purchased a single unifying remote to get past that problem and the performance of the Sony 580 is totally awesome. Great price and super value.
Pros:
Easy, easy setup. Great picture, menu navigation, and sound.
Cons:
No negatives.
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP S580 Blu Ray Player

Written By Ralph E, Hagerstown, Maryland on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Thie makes a really nice first Blu Ray player for folks wanting their first one. This is my second and this one was much simpler to set up and to operate. Anybody can do it I think, but if you have a problem or don't understand something..you just can't beat Crutchfields tech service. Super nice people
Pros:
Really easy to set up...out with the old and in with the new.
Cons:
Nothing I've found yet
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4 out of 5

Didn't know this is exactly what I needed

Written By Tech-no, Cincinnati on Monday, November 14, 2011
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The Crutchfield assistance is beyond compare. Who would have thought that you could get such a high level of help on the internet with free phone consultation. Chatting with a Crutchfield advisor saved me hours of surfing and even then, I could have ended up with the wrong product. Thank you Crutchfield.
Pros:
I wanted something to get movie downloads that could play my existing dvds. This product connects to my surround system and plays CDs. Plus, blue-ray.
Cons:
Would have liked a dvd recorder to record TV shows.
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5 out of 5

Very Pleased

Written By hb, Port Orange, FL on Monday, November 14, 2011
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I purchased a BDP-S580 a week ago (along with an Onkyo TX-NR609) to update a 15 year old home theatre system. It is remarkable how the technology has changed. The video features of both units are outstanding. The network features of the player are easy to setup and use. Sony's Ipod app works very well to operate the unit, especially when navigating the internet (the keyboard feature is nice to have). Network configuration with the remote is a bit tedious, but it's not impossible. Video upconversion of both units works very well. They don't interfere with one another. I haven't used the video streaming capability yet, but the setup for Amazon video was quick and easy. The network setup was easy, also. Unlike the Onkyo, the Sony unit allowed me to manually enter my network ESSID, since I have the ESSID broadcast off (so no one sees your wireless network), so I didn't have to temporarily turn the ESSID broadcast on to set it up, then turn the broadcast off again. One last thought - I don't usually write reviews, good or bad, about products that I buy. I'm making an exception for this player (and for the Onkyo TX-NR609 that I bought with it) because I've been very impressed with its performance. Crutchfield deserves a lot of praise for its service, pricing, and shipping (the shipping box was well packed and everything came thru the UPS ordeal nicely).
Pros:
ease of use, features
Cons:
nothing comes to mind
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Sunny Dan, Chicago on Sunday, November 13, 2011
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Played hi resolution SACD's very well via hdmi. A plus. Crutchfield honored their low price guarantee as their price dropped within 60 days and they credited me the delta.
Pros:
Ability to play SACD Multi Channel thru the BD player. Wireless access, Netflix, ...
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4 out of 5

Very Nice!

Written By JJK, Bayside, NY on Wednesday, October 05, 2011
 
This player is TOPS! Outstanding. Set up is a breeze. My only complaint is some that some of the apps are presented a little poorly. For instance, on one of the movie apps, it just lists a scene from the movie. How do I know what movie this is? How about showing the poster? Other than that little annoyance, it is another fine product from Sony.
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5 out of 5

A Best Buy

Written By BillC, Houston, TX on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
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a great product and a Best Buy. Setting up the WiFi somewhat a challenge, but after all is done this unit is great for streaming movies from Netflix, music from Pandora, or a host of other Internet sources. Oh, and it plays Blu-ray discs great too.
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3 out of 5

GOOD WHEN IT WORKS

Written By JTOZZIE, UPSTATE NEW YORK on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
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I am satisfied with the performance of this machine after it connects to wireless modem. However the initial setup was not what I expected. I have to go thru the setup each time I turn the unit on it is not automatic hookup to my wireless modem. The only other con I have is that Sony must have programmed there own interface for Netflix It is not the generic one from Netflix itself. The print and icons arre too small to read and we are not able to rate the movies after they finish.
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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By Eric, Wisconsin on Thursday, September 29, 2011
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This is my first Blu-Ray player. I love all the special features and the menu is easy to navigate through. Access to Hulu Plus is awesome, and rare to find in Blu-Ray players. Setup was a breeze. I was connected to the internet quickly, and watching online content with the WiFi connection. I appreciate the option to hard wire the Ethernet cable to get faster uploads. Downloading the Media Remote App for my iPod touch is great, and I love using that for my remote and navigation. The Blu-Ray discs load quickly, and the machine turns on quickly. You can get cheaper Blu- ray players out there, but it was well worth the extra $$ to be able to have access to the online content like HuluPlus and Netflix. This was my first Crutchfield purchase and I am very pleased with their help, Harley answered all of my questions. Crutchfield will definitely be getting more of my business!
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Kip F, Evansville.In on Friday, September 23, 2011
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I have nothing but great things about this blu ray player.Everything works gerat and i love it.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By John S, MN on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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I purchased this product to replace an older Sony DVD player. I wanted the reliability of Sony, the convenience of wireless content from the internet,and the improved picture quality of the Blu-ray. Wireless internet setup was simple and painless; picture quality is awesome and it's half the size of my old player. I'm happy with the product.
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5 out of 5

Great Value

Written By Jose F., San Juan, PR on Sunday, August 21, 2011
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Having been a Crutchfield customer since 1978, and after having gone through many different audio/video formats, I must say I am very impressed with my Sony BDP-S580. In addition to playing Blu-ray discs, it enhances playback of standard-def DVDs, and It is packed with many entertainment options (Netflix, YouTube, HuluPlus, etc), and for a very reasonable price. The streaming capabilities alone should help delay its possible obsolescense in the near future. And the Crutchfield service has remained as always: non plus ultra.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Mike M, Spring, TX on Thursday, August 18, 2011
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Love this player. Wireless internet works well, I've had no problems with streaming movies from Netflix. I especially love the notifications when a software update is available for the player. They are very easy to install. No problems playing any of the newest blu ray movies, unlike my last player. Definately well worth the money in my book. The last player cost more than twice as much, three years ago, and was a lesser quality brand. If you're sitting on the fence, now's the time to buy.
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Gordon, Scottsdale, AZ on Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Works fine. Overall setup was pretty easy with the wireless network. Crutchfield customer service help with a few snags in the setup. Currenly using this player with an old 32 inch tube TV and the picture is definitly improved.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Paul S, Sheffield, AL on Thursday, July 14, 2011
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This player will do more than I can. Never expected for this much stuff but it is fun to play with. Seems like a lot of value for the money.
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4 out of 5

My first bluray

Written By dyelver, Suche, GA on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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So far so good. A little disappointed with 'built in wi fi' reception. May end up hard wiring from router room to TV room for better reception. Laptop works fine in TV room, so not sure why Sony built in wi fi does not receive equally as well. All else is fine and I especially like the horizontal buttons on the face of the Sony blu ray....so you can push the bottons without having to hang on to the player at the same time. I bet the others pick up on this improvement.
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2 out of 5

Don't buy for streaming

Written By jerick, Raleigh NC on Saturday, May 28, 2011
 
The blue ray playback is fine and running through a local media server works fine. However, if you plan on using Hulu Plus or Netflix to stream media look elsewhere. This player's transfer rate drops off and causes extended periods of frozen playback when it has to recache. The S570 does not have this problem and the 580 didn't out of the box. However, once the update was applied that allows for the use of Hulu Plus the media streaming function became useless. I repeated this test with multiple units and repeatedly encountered this problem. I ended up switching to an LG that has not had the problem and I continue to be problem free with last years 570 (the unit this one replaced)
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S580

Written By Itchy Ed, Palm Bay, FL on Saturday, May 28, 2011
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Nice player at a great price for what it has. The WiFi is so cool. Remote functions are user friendly - takes a little getting used to navigating when entering alpha characters. It may have been nice to make the remote longer and include alpha characters. The player is very fast - opens right away, which my old Sony DVD player did not do. It loads and plays quickly as well. I use the analog audio out through my B&K sound system and it sound awesome when watching Blu-Ray movies. This is my first Blu-Ray player, so I can't offer comparisons, but the picture quality through my LG plasma is incredible. So far, I am very happy with this player and consider it an excellent bargain.
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4 out of 5

Great - It is as Advertized

Written By Fred, Baton Rouge, LA on Friday, April 22, 2011
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Great player. It was easy to set up (using wired ethernet) for Netflix streaming.
Have the player for 2 weeks now, use it almost every day for DVD's or
streaming. No problems. Good recommendation from Crutchfield.
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5 out of 5

Very pleased

Written By maldasi, New Providence, NJ on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Great player with fast Blu-ray disc loading time.
Very please with the amount of internet streaming services provided.
Please keep in mind that this player DOES NOT have digital optical output
comparing to the 570 model and I was forced to use the digital coaxial output.
Otherwise, you can not go wrong with this player.
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5 out of 5

Great Player

Written By RW, Cape Cod, MA on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Love this player. Plugged it in, followed the instruction, signed up for Netflix, done!
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4 out of 5

Follow-up Regarding Netflix Application

Written By TK, Orange County, CA on Friday, April 15, 2011
 
As a follow-up review, I have to commend Sony for updating the Netflix
application for this player! The Netflix application was recently updated and you
can now search the entire Netflix library instead of just those movies or shows
that are in your queue. Good job Sony!
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3 out of 5

Not What Was Expected

Written By Bryan G., Lockport, NY on Thursday, April 07, 2011
 
First off I am a Sony Fan of their high end products. However after compairing
this model the BDP-S580 at $199.99 to the Way Better previous model BDP-
S570 at $165.-$177, I made my dicision at that point.
To compair the 2 you have to look at the rear of the models and clearly see a
difference, now I also looked at the specs and prices. This 580 model DOES
NOT have OPTICAL sound,or an internal memory of 1 Gig. Whereas the 570
model DOES.
Other than the basic SONY BD players that don't have the ability to surf Netflix
and other movie places this is the same player as those with that capability.
Lastly I felt that the 580 model should have out done the 570 with technology
evolving as fast as it has but, lacks that. My Choice for more flexability features
I'm going with the BDP-S570 for Cheeper cost. Why pay more for less features.
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5 out of 5

Just as Advertised!

Written By Jerry B., Doylestown, PA on Wednesday, April 06, 2011
 
Out of the box just terrific! Decided to replace my old Sony Blue-Ray player with
the latest & greatest & could not be more pleased! Very easy set-up to include
a connection to my wireless router within a couple of minutes. Picture quality?
Well, its' a Sony. Folks, remember, Sony invented the Blue-Ray technology, so
why purchase from another manufacturer IMO. Wish all the Best-Jerry
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3 out of 5

Sony Netflix Interface Lacking

Written By TK, Orange County, CA on Sunday, April 03, 2011
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I almost always puchase Sony electronics because of their quality, however,
their software can sometimes be frustrating. My criticism is not really about the
player itself but of the applications. I bought the BDP-S580 as a bedroom
player and primarily for the Netflix streaming. The Netflix interface is not at all
like the PS3 as you cannot search the entire Netflix library with this player's
interface. You can only see what's in your Netflix queue, movies or shows that
you have to manually enter online, or from a Netflix interface like the one that is
on the PS3. If Sony can just update the interface, all will be well with me!
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