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Sony BDP-S6500

3D Blu-ray player with 4K upscaling and Wi-Fi®

Item # 158BDP6500

Have a new 4K Ultra HD TV and want to see how good your favorite films can look? Sony's BDP-S6500 can upconvert...

Have a new 4K Ultra HD TV and want to see how good your favorite films can look? Sony's BDP-S6500 can upconvert...

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About the Sony BDP-S6500

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Get the most from your current movie collection

Have a new 4K Ultra HD TV and want to see how good your favorite films can look? Sony's BDP-S6500 can upconvert Blu-ray and DVD video signals to near-4K quality for playback on your 4K display. If you haven't made the 4K leap yet, you'll still enjoy theater-like picture detail and depth on a 1080p TV.

Get the most from your current movie collection

Have a new 4K Ultra HD TV and want to see how good your favorite films can look? Sony's BDP-S6500 can upconvert Blu-ray and DVD video signals to near-4K quality for playback on your 4K display. If you haven't made the 4K leap yet, you'll still enjoy theater-like picture detail and depth on a 1080p TV.

You can also take full advantage of your home theater's surround sound audio system. The BDP-S6500 supports high-resolution surround sound formats, like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS® HD.

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The Sony BDP-S6500 can upconvert Blu-ray and DVD discs to 4K, making it a great companion to your Ultra HD TV.

But it's not just a disc player — stream and "mirror" too

If I were to guess, I'd say I probably stream movies and shows twice as often as I pop in a disc. Sony offers an extensive library of over 300 online apps including Netflix®, YouTube™, Hulu® and Amazon Instant Video. The built-in Wi-Fi gets you connected quickly, and Sony's noise reduction technology improves the quality of your streamed videos. On top of that, Miracast™ technology lets you “mirror” what you see on your smartphone or tablet on your TV's big screen.


Product highlights:

  • plays 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, SACDs, CDs and rewriteable CDs
  • 4K video upscaling for use with Ultra HD TVs
  • cannot play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for wireless streaming with 300+ apps for playing TV shows, movies, and music, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube™, and Pandora (subscriptions required for some services)
  • Miracast-compatible — screen-mirroring with Miracast-compatible smartphones and tablets
  • Quick Start/Load mode swiftly queues up a disc from the "off" position
  • control the player and stream content from compatible smartphones and tablets with Sony's SideView app for Apple and Android™ devices (requires both devices to be connected to the same wireless home network)
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
  • remote control
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • front-panel USB port to play music, movies, and images from external hard drives and thumb drives
  • HDMI output
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for Internet connectivity
  • 10-1/16"W x 1-1/2"H x 8-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 11665904

What's in the box:

  • Single-disc Blu-ray player
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • Wireless remote control (RMT-VB100U)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration
  • DIRECTV brochure

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Stacey B.

Features & specs

Surround Sound Decoding ---
4K Ultra HD No
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Smartphone App Control Yes
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback Stereo
DVD-Audio Playback No
Digital Optical Output None
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.4
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs None
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None
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Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages

  • 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full 1080p video resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
  • 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the capacity of standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual layer disc.
  • 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
  • Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as seamless menu navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
  • DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to continue to view and enjoy your existing DVD library.

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-S6500 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. Visit the Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.

USB Port:  The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to play photo, videos, and music 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 500 folders/files. The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on certain Blu-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).

Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Sony Blu-ray disc player supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.

Media Format File Type
Video AVCHD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, WMV9, XVID

Video Section

HDMI Output: The BDP-S6500's HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in one cable. The HDMI resolution can be fixed at 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K, or set to Auto (which selects the highest resolution accepted by your television).

  • 4K UHD Upscale: Experience your favorite movies in up to 4x the detail of Full HD with 4K upscaling. Connected to a compatible 4K TV, an advanced video processor inside the Blu-ray player converts standard video into a signal nearer to 4K resolution (3840 x 2160). With 8 million pixels in the picture, you get sharper, more detailed images, and the higher image quality lets you sit closer to the screen.
  • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The Blu-ray player supports 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 color subsampling. An "Auto" setting detects the connected TV type and switches to the matching color setting. With 4:4:4, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
  • 24p Output: 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-S6500 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
  • 3D-Ready w/ 2D-3D Conversion: The Sony BDP-S6500 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter and glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection. The Sony BDP-S6500 can also convert 2D (two-dimensional) video content into simulated 3D (three-dimensional) video when connected to a 3D-ready TV, with 3D-glasses. You can make adjustments to the 3D image depth.
Note: This player does not offer any analog audio/video outputs.

Advanced Color Technologies: The Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-ray player features Sony's proprietary Triluminos Color technology, as well as supports both Deep Color and x.v. Color

  • Triluminos Color: The BDP-S6500 incorporates Sony's Triluminos Color technology to provide a wider color gamut with rich, authentic color and a far more natural viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
  • 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-S6500 also supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.

IP Content Noise Reduction Pro: See it all clearly with IP Content Noise Reduction PRO, a combination of picture technologies. Noise reduction enhances low-resolution web videos, while HD Reality Enhancer does pixel-by-pixel analysis for texture and color definition. Enjoy more lifelike images with improved contrast thanks to Pure Picture Control, and smooth color gradation from Super Bit Mapping

Video Settings: The BDP-S6500 offers the following video adjustments:

  • Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Direct, Brighter, Theater, Auto, or Custom) for different lighting environment. The Custom mode lets you adjust the contrast, brightness, color, and hue manually.
  • Texture & Contrast Remaster: Texture Remaster adjusts the sharpness and detail of the edges, while Contrast Remaster automatically arranges the black and white levels so that the screen is not too dark and the image is modulated.
  • Super Resolution + Smoothing: Super Resolution improves the overall resolution of picture. Smoothing reduces on-screen banding by smoothing gradations on flat areas.
  • Clear Black: Adjusts the display of the dark elements of the image. All shading is not suppressed; it allows beautifully reproduced black tones.
  • Noise Reduction: BNR reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the picture, MNR reduces minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise), and I/P to enhance the picture quality of streamed network content.

Screen Settings: The Sony BDP-S6500 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 Size: For 3D viewing, you will need to set the screen size of your 3D-compatible TV.
  • Screen Format: You can select the display configuration for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can choose Full or Normal (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) or Normal (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

Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion Modes - (1) Auto mode automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method. (2) The Video mode is suited for video-based material and 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 Section

Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-S6500 has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).

  • Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital processors using the coaxial digital output.
  • Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output.

Digital Music Enhancer: Breathe new life into your digital music with Digital Music Enhancer; a combination of three Sony audio technologies. DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), Dynamic Range Recovery, and Advanced Auto Volume combine to restore detail and prevent volume jumps. The result is immersive sound and maximum impact for dialog, movies, and music.

Audio Settings: The BDP-S6500 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.

Digital Audio Outputs: The BDP-S6500 is equipped with a coaxial (RCA) 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.

Network/Internet Functions

Dual Core Processor: A powerful Dual Core Processor ensures fast, lag-free performance. Web pages load more quickly, movies and media such as YouTube videos stream faster, and playback appears noticeably smoother. Even navigation is quicker and more responsive, so you can enjoy a frustration-free entertainment experience.

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-ray player supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the Blu-ray player's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via Bravia Entertainment Network.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-ray player is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer.
  • Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony Blu-ray player also features built-in WiFi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. A new 2.4GHz WiFi module compatible with MIMO provides improved stability and speed performance for a better streaming experience. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 b/g/n access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

Note: A home network speed of at least 2.5 Mbps is recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider.

Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the Sony BDP-S6500 has been connected to your home network, you can have your favorite internet content delivered to the Sony Blu-ray player via Bravia Internet Audio/Video, PlayStation Now, the Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos, music, games, and more with Sony's Bravia Entertainment Network; while the built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL. The Opera TV Store even lets you download additional apps.

  • Bravia Internet Audio/Video: Bravia Internet Audio/Video serves as a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to the Sony Blu-ray player. Bravia Internet Audio/Video allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos, and music from a large selection of entertainment apps. Popular apps include -
  • PlayStation Now: The Sony BDP-S6500 is PlayStation Now compatible, allowing  you instant access to a catalog of hundreds of streamed PS3 games (no game console required). You can stream PlayStation 3 games through a monthly subscription or rent games individually. Sony's DualShock 4 control (sold separately) is also required. Click here for more information about PlayStation Now. 
  • Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a collection of additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps range from videos, games, weather, news, world clocks, and social networks.
  • Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony Blu-ray player. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to and Gracenote Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to do basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites (text-based only). The Opera Internet Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet Video service. Some web-pages maybe too large for download.

Note: Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.

Miracast & WiFi Direct: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) through the Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen. And thanks to WiFi Direct, no wireless router or access point required.

DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG/PNG/GIF), music (MP3/WMA/WAV), and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV/XVID) files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server/Android device) through the Sony BDP-S6500 - up to 999 files/folders. The Blu-ray player can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or WiFi connection (via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote metadata service instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are watching through the Blu-ray disc player internet connectivity. This easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre, jacket art and more right on the TV screen. You can also access select internet apps including YouTube and Qriocity to find related entertainment.

Note: Requires Internet connectivity. Some disc titles may not be supported by the Gracenote service.

BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The Sony Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via your home network and features front-panel USB port for additional storage.

Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.

Convenience Features

Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies, so discs start faster after they're inserted into the Blu-ray player. The Sony Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 0.3 seconds in Quick Start mode (12.4 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 17.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (31.7 seconds in normal mode).

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.

On-Screen Display w/ Screen Saver: The Sony BDP-S6500 provides an OSD via its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. The unit does not offer a front-panel display. 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.

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

Auto Standby: If any button on the player or remote is not pressed for more than 20 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby mode.

Parental Control: The Sony BDP-S6500 offers Parental Control settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.

Energy Star Compliant: The Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-ray player meets Energy Star standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during both use and standby.

Remote Control

Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote operates the Blu-ray player and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote even has a dedicated Netflix button for immediate access to your Netflix movies. 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.

Sony TV SideView App: With the free Sony TV SideView App, you can control the BDP-S6500 Blu-ray player and browse content from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply download this app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The TV SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony Blu-ray player. You can also view disc information and search for Sony Bravia Internet apps from your compatible mobile device. In addition, you can use your Apple iOS/Android device to stream your videos, pictures, and music stored on your Windows computer or DLNA server to the Blu-ray player and your connected TV.

Note: The Sony TV SideView App requires that the Sony Blu-ray player and your Apple iOS or Android device be connected to the same compatible wireless network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).

USB Keyboard Compatible: The Sony Blu-ray player also supports the connection of a USB 101 keyboard, which makes web browsing simpler.

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15 questions already asked

Does this DVD player come w/ an HDMI cable, and if so, how long is it?
[ KELLY  Mar 15, 2017 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. There is no HDMI cable included, most manufacturers do not provide that cable. You can see the section "What's in the Box" on the main product page. Hope that helps.
[ KENNETH  Mar 15, 2017 ]  Staff
Will this hook up to analog or just HDMI?
[ Mark  Jan 17, 2017 ]
1 answer
Video connection is HDMI only. Audio can go through HDMI or coax.
[ MICHAEL  Jan 18, 2017 ]
How is the CD audio playback quality compared to top players like an Oppo, etc.?
[ WILLIAM  Nov 04, 2016 ]
2 answers
Several months ago I did a comparison of the the audio quality available from the transports of our Sony BDP-S6500 and Samsung BD-H5900 using the HDMI outputs fed to a Yamaha Aventage RX-A2020's preamp section. (Our theater system utilizes, among other components, an Adcom GFA-5503 power amp and Polk LSi25 front main floorstanding speakers.) The Yamaha was set to Pure Direct audio mode. The Sony was serviceable at playing my reference CDs. The sonics were rough sounding and a bit edgy in the upper midrange and lower treble. The cymbals in Linda Ronstadt's "What's New" CD were in the parking lot behind the recording studio instead of on the stage floor. Mechanically, the very small and lightweight Sony vibrates and shakes like crazy, perhaps affecting the sonics. The far sturdier Samsung's sonics were much better. It was quite smooth top to bottom. The cymbals were in their proper location. Neither player competes with a good quality dedicated CD transport or player. If necessary, though, I could live with the Samsung, but not the Sony, for CD use. As for SACD use, if you're interested, I have two other SACD players--the Sony 6500's SACD performance is not competitive (again, it's "serviceable"). Both players offer excellent quality Blu-ray video, DVD upscaling, and wifi streaming performance of Netflix. The Sony often freezes up streaming Hulu and Crackle. We have a second Sony 6500 in another room and it performs the same as its sister unit. If I were looking for an inexpensive all-purpose player where CD use was important, I would consider the currently available Samsung BD-J6300, which appears to utilize the same physical platform as our BD-H5900.
[ Alex  Nov 04, 2016 ]
I have listened to both oppo and sony audio on different systems - so difficult to compare - but for movies I cant say either raised question on audio in the systems they were used.
[ David  Nov 04, 2016 ]
[ MARYEVA  Mar 09, 2016 ]
6 answers
[ JOHN H  Mar 10, 2016 ]
I never hooked it up to the internet.
[ JERRY J  Mar 09, 2016 ]
Yes, we use the feature frequently. Works great as long as our Uverse signal speed has no issues. Hope this helps.
[ JAMES  Mar 09, 2016 ]
[ SASHA  Mar 09, 2016 ]
I don't know. I've never tried. I guess if it's in the menu that you probably can. Maybe, I'll try to stream it myself.
[ BRENDA H.  Mar 09, 2016 ]
Yes it can.
[ RON  Mar 09, 2016 ]
Sony likes to state that there are "300+" apps available to stream on their Blu-ray devices. When doing the setup on this one (BDP-S6500) and selecting the "All Apps" button, there are not even 100 (I didn't count them but I'm pretty sure there aren't even half that many). The manual doesn't address this. How do you get more?
[ Michael  Feb 10, 2016 ]
3 answers
300+ sounds like a nightmare to organize and scroll through anyway! ROKU seems to lead the charge on hundreds of stations. I think these apps are a bit of a Wild-West world right now in that most apps/stations are thrown together, have little content, and are basically not too interesting. For every Netflix there are 10 crappy useless stations/apps.
[ David  Mar 29, 2016 ]
Sorry, don't use any of the apps... I merely use the player/ Good luck.
[ ANTHONY A  Feb 16, 2016 ]
There are 29 x 3 (87) apps under the "All Apps" button on my unit.
[ James  Feb 13, 2016 ]
The only audio connection is digital coaxial. Neither my TV nor my amp has that connection. Will I get HD audio with just the HDMI or does the coaxial have to be connected?
[ Michael  Feb 08, 2016 ]
3 answers
The only HDMI that didn't pass audio was the oldest, earliest version. You definitely have HD audio passed through an HDMI cable from current devices such as this one. As long as your receiver accepts HD audio via HDMI, you'll be good to go. I had a 2005-ish Denon that had HDMI connections, but would only receive (and play) an HD audio signal via an optical cable. An optical cable can pass HD Audio, but an HDMI cable can actually push higher end HD audio signals than an optical (such as formats like Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio, which optical can't pass). Nevertheless, if you're in a situation where for some reason your receiver needs an optical connection and HDMI isn't a choice for you, you can purchase a digital coaxial-to-optical converter box for less than a new Blu-Ray disc (can't put prices in response).
[ JASON T  Feb 09, 2016 ]
The player outputs Dolby Digital 5.1 audio over the coaxial output, which I have connected to my AV receiver. The player also simultaneously outputs digital audio over the HDMI video output. I believe the HDMI audio is also digital surround sound, but I can not confirm this since my AV receiver does not have HDMI inputs.
[ JEFFREY  Feb 09, 2016 ]
yes u will still get HD audio ,,Coaxial is mainly for surround sound systems like 5.1
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
is it unit compatible the The RCA Home Theater system RTD317W?
[ Rick  Feb 07, 2016 ]
3 answers
not sure youd have to ask an advisor there
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
I really dont see why it wouldnt ,be ,,you can always ask an advisor
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
yes small very good for its size
[ chris  Feb 08, 2016 ]
I read through the manual and it looks like you can turn off the 4k upscaling. Is this true, does anyone have any experience with this? I have a Sony 4k that already does a good job of upscaling blu-ray to 4k and I'm thinking I probably don't want both devices trying to upscale the picture, TIA!
[ Brad  Feb 03, 2016 ]
3 answers
just go into ur settings on tv ,select auto for picture and it wont matter what the 4k settings are at ,it will automatically pic the best picture/and yes you can turn off the 4K if you think you need to ,I wouldnt
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
yes, this is possible. Go to the "home" setting and then to "settings." Scroll down the menu and there is a line that tells you the type of output from the DVD you want. Mine was set to 4-K auto. You have the option to turn off the 4--K output. After doing this the picture on my set looks exceptional. I have a Sony 3-D 4-K tv 49XB 850B. My understanding is that the 4-K processor in the tv is better than those in a DVD player. Plus the 3-D units have better overall processing because of the 3-D function. I am extremely pleased with both of my units.
[ WILLIAM H  Feb 03, 2016 ]
If it were me and Crutchfield could not adequately answer my question I wwould contact Sony. My experience with their tech people has been highly satisfactory.
[ JONATHAN  Feb 03, 2016 ]
I have an LG sound bar with a Blu-tooth Sub connected to my Samsung TV. It is connected via an optical connection. I have another optical connection on the bar that is not being used and also what looks to be a mini phone jack input. Can this Blu ray player be connected in one of these manners? I want a player that I can connect to my sound bar. Thx.
[ Steve  Jan 31, 2016 ]
3 answers
no this is coaxial only no fiber optic on it
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
This has connections on the back for a hdmi cable or patch cords. The optical is old technology Haven't seen those hook ups for years.
[ MICHAEL E  Feb 01, 2016 ]
No optical output. Only HDMI and "DIgital" Coax.
[ Stuart  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Is this compatible with XBR-850B Sony TV's?
[ Nathan  Jan 29, 2016 ]
6 answers
its compatible with any sony tv
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
It is compatible with my Sony SBR HDTV, but I don't know about the SBR-850B.
[ JERRY J  Jan 30, 2016 ]
I really don't know, my gut tells me it should be, I have 3 Sony Led TV's and 4 Sony Blu Rays they all work with one another.
[ JOHN H  Jan 30, 2016 ]
This unit works with my 58" smart Panasonic TV, so I would think it would work with your Sony. For the price this unit is hard to beat! Gary
[ Gary  Jan 29, 2016 ]
That I do not know. exactly. But it is likely as it is a Sony product and has electronics advanced enough to interface with my Pioneer equipment which was supposed to "handshake" with only Pioneer components of the same line.
[ RON  Jan 29, 2016 ]
Yes. Like all current Blu-ray players, it is compatible with any TV that has HDMI inputs.
[ Alex  Jan 29, 2016 ]
This might be a naive question but does this support Atmos playback?
[ Faraz  Jan 28, 2016 ]
5 answers
of course it does
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
Atmos is not "a signal" from the BD player. The receiver interprets the data stream.
[ BRUCE A  Jan 30, 2016 ]
I have no idea. I received no manual with my unit. It is all menu driven, so days of searching the menu may or may not get results. The many features as advertised online in the Crutchfield site may be there, but I can't find them. It is supposed to be Directv ready (not needing Genie receiver), but Directv has NO idea this is possible. A manual directing me how to find and utilize the many features would be nice.
[ William  Jan 30, 2016 ]
[ RAFAEL  Jan 29, 2016 ]
It passes the audio to the receiver where the Atmos audio is decoded so, yes, as long as your receiver is Atmos capable.
[ Jon  Jan 29, 2016 ]
[ JAY MON  Jan 10, 2016 ]
2 answers
I dont no for sure
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
I cant, I haven't used this function yet. Sorry
[ DON E  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Is the Sony BDP-S6500 HDCP 2.2 compliant?
[ Gregory  Oct 21, 2015 ]
5 answers
I believe so
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
That's probably a question for Sony as High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2 chip development and availability I believe is a piece of technology Sony has to implement in their TV's and BluRay players. I do not know if Sony has done that in the BDP-S6500 player.
[ Robert  Oct 22, 2015 ]
Then you would be wise to check this out.
[ Gregory  Oct 22, 2015 ]
UnKnown i do not even know what hdcp is! But the player works great with my LG 4k smart tv and the 3d is a wow.
[ PHILIP  Oct 21, 2015 ]
Sorry I don't know what that is, I can tell you that it works flawlessly and automatically runs updates via wi-fi.
[ Tim  Oct 21, 2015 ]
Will this play MP4, MKV or AVI videos on a USB drive?
[ Jake  Oct 20, 2015 ]
4 answers
havnt tried that yet so im not sure ask and advisor
[ William  Feb 09, 2016 ]
I do not know. Sorry. How about asking a Crutchfield representative?
[ Alex  Oct 22, 2015 ]
Will play mpg, mp4, mkv, mov, flv, 3gp, mts, and avi on USB
[ Henry  Oct 21, 2015 ]
According to page 43 of the User Guide/Manual, it will play all of those file formats (and more). The type of media delivering the file is indifferent - USB, SD Card, DLNA Server, etc.
[ Raymond  Oct 21, 2015 ]

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