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Sony BDP-SX910

Portable Blu-ray player

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  • Sony BDP-SX910

    9-inch swiveling screen

  • Sony BDP-SX910

    USB port and HDMI output

Item# 158BDSX910
 

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Our take on the Sony BDP-SX910

by David Brown
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.

Blu-ray goes portable

As your Blu-ray collection grows, isn't it time to take those discs beyond the TV room? Sony's portable Blu-ray player means you don't have to leave HD behind anymore. The sleek BDP-SX910 extends the reach of your favorite movies to the car, the plane, the hotel, or Grandma's house. The high-definition 9-inch LCD screen swivels 180 degrees, so you can find the perfect viewing angle in any setting. Use it as a TV/Blu-ray combo in your bedroom. Or hook it up to your HDTV via the HDMI output for use as a stand-alone player to deliver sharp, 1080p images to your big screen.

Enjoy movies, photos, and music anywhere

The BDP-SX910 plays DVDs and CDs as well as Blu-ray discs. It will even make old DVDs look better with video upconversion. Insert a thumb drive into the USB port for viewing photos and home videos, or listen to MP3s through the built-in speaker or the headphone jack. Convenient, intuitive touch keys on the screen frame give you easy control of the player's function when the included remote is out of reach. When the show is over, just flip down the screen and you're ready to take it on your next getaway.

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Key Features:

  • 9-inch screen swivels 180 degrees and lays flat
  • plays Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs
  • HDMI output for use with an HDTV
  • USB port for enjoying photos, video and music
  • remote control
  • includes car adapter and AC adapter
  • headphone minijack
Technical Specs:
  • up to 4.5 hours viewing with fully charged battery
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital and DTS®
  • HDMI output passes high-resolution audio bitstreams for decoding by a compatible home theater receiver.
  • supports DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Neo:6, and LPCM
  • video upconversion for DVD
  • warranty: 1 year parts/90 days labor
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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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No
Internet Movie Streaming
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No
DLNA Certified
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No
Smartphone App Control
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No
DVD Video Upconversion
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480i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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90 Days
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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No
DVD-Audio Playback
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No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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None
Digital Coaxial Output
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None
HDMI Outputs
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1
HDMI Version
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1.3
Ethernet Ports
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None
Analog Audio Outputs
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None
1080p Video Output
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Yes
Component Video Outputs
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None
RS-232C Port
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None
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Portable Blu-ray player with 9" LCD screen
  • Wireless Remote Control (RMT-B113A)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AC-FX197 AC adapter with 39" DC output cord (DC Output: 12V/1.5A)
  • 81" (DCC-FX190) Car battery adapter cord with cigarette lighter adapter (DC input/output: 12V/1.5A) on one end
  • Operating Instructions (Eng)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Product Registration sheet
  • Rotating the LCD Panel (sheet)

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Features
Connections

Features

LCD Screen: The Sony BDP-SX910's built-in 9" (diagonal) TFT active matrix widescreen LCD panel features a resolution of 800 x 480. The LCD screen can open up all the way to 180°, and, at 90°, it can swivel 180° left and right so you can view your movies from any angle. The unit has an HDMI output for connecting it to an external HDTV.

Disc Compatibility: The BDP-SX910 can play the following discs.

  • Blu-ray Disc: BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
  • DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
  • CD: CD-DA (music CD), CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW

USB Port: A Type A USB port is provided for connecting a USB memory device. The unit can play video, music, and photo files contained on a USB memory device.

File Compatibility: The BDP-SX910 can play the following file types:

  • Video: MPEG-1 Video/PS, MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS, MPEG-4 AVC, WMV9, AVCHD
  • Music: MP3, AAC, WMA9 Standard, LPCM
  • Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF

Sound Modes: For enhanced listening, the BDP-SX910 has four selectable sound modes: Standard, Dynamic, Dynamic Surround, and Dialog.

LCD Modes: You can adjust the LCD using the following LCD modes: LCD Aspect (Full, Normal, or Zoom), Backlight (1-20), Contrast (1-20), Hue (-10 to +10), and Color (1-20).

Controls: The SX910 has a full set of controls on the LCD screen bezel. This allows you to control the unit even if you have the lid closed with the screen facing outward. Controls include individual buttons for Hold, Sound, Display, Menu, Return, and Options. There is also a 4-way control with an Enter button for confirming selections. During playback, you can easily access the Volume + and - buttons, Next and Previous (track/chapter) buttons, Play, Pause, and Stop. A slide-switch Power button is located on the right side of the unit.

A/V Sync: You can adjust the gap between picture and sound between 0 and 120 milliseconds to correct any lip sync issues.

Wireless Remote Control: The BDP-SX910 comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RMT-B113A). The player has IR sensors on the front panel of the base, and to the left of the LCD screen. You can control the player with the remote control with the LCD panel closed or open and angled in any direction.

Power Sources: The BDP-SX910 comes supplied with 3 methods of powering the unit:

  • Lithium Ion Battery: The built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery provides approximately 4.5 hours of playback time. The charging time is approximately 4.5 hours. The battery is recharged while using the AC adapter or car battery charger, however, the battery does not charge while the player is being used.
  • AC Adapter: The BDP-SX910 also comes supplied with the AC-FX197 AC adapter so you can use the player in your home or office. The AC adapter is also used to charge the battery when the unit is off.
  • Car Battery Adapter: The BDP-SX910 comes supplied with the DCC-FX190 12-volt car battery adapter so you can easily power the unit in your car. The car battery adapter will also charge the battery of the player when the unit is off.

Connections

Right Side Connections: The following connections are found on the right side of the unit:

  • Headphones: A 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening. Plugging in headphones will automatically mute the built-in speakers.
  • USB: Type A USB port for connecting a USB memory device
  • HDMI Out: Full-sized HDMI output for connecting the player to an HDTV or an AV receiver.
  • DC In 12V: Power connection for use with the supplied AC adaptor or car battery adapter
 

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Quick impressions from the Lab

Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Practical and portable

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 9/11/2012 2:40:00 PM

The BDP-SX910 protable Blu-ray player is a simple device. The setup and controls are pretty intuitive. I popped a Blu-ray disc into it, and I was ready to go. The on-screen menu is similar to that of Sony's component Blu-ray players — just scroll across the icons to select a music, photo, or video source.

The image on the Blu-ray disc I played was very crisp, and I could see plenty of detail. I was also impressed by the sound. Even thought the speakers are small, the sound still had a spaciousness to it. Listening through a pair of high-performance headphones, the sound was even better.

The controls are built into the bottom of the screen, so they're always right where you need them. And since the screen swivels, that's an important feature — I didn't have to reach around to the base to control the movie when the screen was turned away from it.

The unit's pretty lightweight, and with the screen folded in, only about the size of a hardback novel. And that portability is a big plus. I've taken my laptop with me to show grandparents family videos and photos. It's often awkward, as I have to operate the touchpad. Just bringing a SX910 along would be much easier — especially with all the controls right on the screen panel.

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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-SX910

Written By Anonymous, Schwenksville, PA on Saturday, August 17, 2013
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We love it. It works great for long car rides
Pros:
Battery life
Cons:
My daughter pushes the buttons while watching movies. I don't know if I can lock them out.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-SX910 Review

Written By CraigD, Seattle, WA on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Bought this for a long trip to Oregon (7 hours). Kids loved it, gave us 6.5 hours of peace and quiet. Batter life is as advertised, easy to operate, no problems whatsoever. A terrific buy for the money and very cheap for the peace of mind it delivers.
Pros:
Good battery life. Picture quality good. Sound quality good. Easy to use. Love it.
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

DVD's and Blu Ray!

Written By John, Fuquay Varina, NC on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Great for our trip! Worked in the car and in our room. The ability to play dvd's and blu ray was a real plus!
Pros:
Works in the car and in the room; plays dvd's and blu ray.
Cons:
Wish we had another!
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4 out of 5

I like this player

Written By Sam, Memphis, TN on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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I think the picture is sharp and clear. I like the way the screen rotates. The controls are simple and effective. I particularly like that I can play Blu-Ray.
Pros:
Easy to use controls, remote, good picture
Cons:
No standard audio/video outsputs for use with other TVs that don't have a HDMI input also no user replacable battery. Battery must be replaced by service shop.
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Super little player!

Written By Wiz, Sinking Spring, PA on Saturday, March 02, 2013
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Fantastic picture, good sound in a compact DVD player. Love the fact that it can play Blu-Ray! And, since it's rechargeable, I can watch on the patio, in the kitchen.... wherever!
Pros:
Blu-Ray compatible, great picture, headphone jack, updatable system
Cons:
Haven't found any
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-SX910

Written By Steve E, SLC UT on Monday, December 31, 2012
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Was everything I thought it would be!
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-SX910 bluray player

Written By LarryF, Millington, TN on Saturday, December 15, 2012
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Bought this portable player for my grandchildren (6 & 9 yrs old ) to use while traveling that would play all dvd formats. So far, seems to be a good choice and has not skipped when car goes over bumps. Both kids like it, so this bluray player gets my good recommendation.
Pros:
Easy to use, good build quality, and plays all dvd formats. Usual Sony dvd top notch picture quality.
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Nancy

Written By NANCY, SCOTTSDALE, AZ on Thursday, November 15, 2012
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GREAT PICTURE AND EASY TO USE WORKS WELL
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