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Sony BDP-S3200

Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

52 Reviews | 2 questions - 4 answers

Item # 158BDP3200

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Our take on the Sony BDP-S3200

Forget the clunky, sluggish streaming experience of years ago. Connecting to your home Wi-Fi network is faster and simpler than ever with Sony's BDP-S3200 Blu-ray player. Its easy-to-navigate menu and built-in Wi-Fi combine to speed everything up. The Quick Start/Load feature will have you watching in mere moments, whether you're streaming your favorite show or playing a movie on a Blu-ray disc. The BDP-S3200 offers over 200 online apps to choose from, including Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™ and Amazon Instant Video.

Easy wireless setup

Forget the clunky, sluggish streaming experience of years ago. Connecting to your home Wi-Fi network is faster and simpler than ever with Sony's BDP-S3200 Blu-ray player. Its easy-to-navigate menu and built-in Wi-Fi combine to speed everything up. The Quick Start/Load feature will have you watching in mere moments, whether you're streaming your favorite show or playing a movie on a Blu-ray disc. The BDP-S3200 offers over 200 online apps to choose from, including Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™ and Amazon Instant Video.

Mirror your phone

What used to sound like something straight out of the imagination of a science fiction writer is now very much a reality. Using Miracast™ technology, the BDP-S3200 lets you “push” what you see on your smartphone or tablet onto your HDTV. Watch a slide show of pictures from your latest trip or share a wacky video you shot of the dog or your kids. Wirelessly display it all on the big screen for everyone to enjoy. 

Binge-watchers welcome

Say you're catching up on that show that everyone talks about. You plowed through the first two seasons on one of the streaming services. Now you're ready to jump into that Season Three Blu-ray box set you received as a gift. Pop the first disc in the 'S3200 and within seconds you'll be immersed in the beautiful scenery and hanging on every line of dialogue. You'll be hard pressed to find a machine more equipped to handle and assist your marathon viewing.

Key Features:

  • plays Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable CDs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for wireless streaming with 200+ apps for playing TV shows, movies, and music, including Netflix, HuluPlus, 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
  • Socialize™ feature allows you to make posts about movies, videos and music to social media
  • 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, with video upconversion for DVD
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • front-panel USB port for use with external hard drives and thumb drives
  • HDMI output
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for Internet connectivity
  • 10-1/2"W x 1-3/4"H x 9-1/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Single-disc Blu-ray player
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • Wireless remote control (RMT-B126A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Simple Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration
  • Software Update Notification
  • DIRECTV brochure

Installation was a snap! The player performed much better than expected. For someone as myself--technologically challenged--I found the player easy to use and program. It worked hand-in-hand with my Sony flat screen TV. I would rate it as being very good to the best.

N. C. Quinn, California


Sony BDP-S3200 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(52 Reviews)

Defective piece; that degraded in performance over time; now unusable

Jawahar from Cupertino, CA on 4/23/2016

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Opening an app like Netflix now takes minutes, if it opens at all. When new it worked fine. My take it that there is some manufacturer defect and the software updates provided by Sony manifested that defect. Completely unusable at this time. And Crutchfield just told me they can do nothing about it. The tech support guy suggested I may want to purchase a new one.

Pros: compact size

Cons: does not do what it should; none of the streaming apps can be used.


Gadget Joe from Hudson, Florida on 6/7/2015

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I needed a player to view my Blu-ray and home video dvds. I had purchased another brand to do this but it would not properly play our home videos of our vacations. They would always pause and skip when nearing the end. This is not the case with this Sony player. We are now enjoying viewing all of our dvds.

Pros: Easy to set up and register. Works great on all dvds.

Cons: None.

Sony BDP-S3200 Bluray Player

GregGA from Georgia on 4/5/2015

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I purchased two of these units to upgrade some very old DVD players from Pioneer. Setup was a snap, updated the content and setup my Amazon Prime video account and I was ready to go in 20 minutes for both players. The video quality and the overall quality is excellent. Although Crutchfield no longer sells them but they are still available in many stores online and brick-and-mortar.

Pros: Easy setup, easy to use and excellent picture quality.

Cons: It's not free.

Disfunctional Enhanced Functionality

TH from Frisco, CO on 3/23/2015

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I purchased this item primarily for its ability to connect wirelessly to my home network. Upon installing it, I realized that it was having issues connecting to my network, thus negating it's ability to utilize apps like Netflix, etc.

Pros: Blu-ray and dvd work as expected. Crutchfield's excellent customer service and return policy remains intact.

Cons: Wireless functionality seriously impaired. Extensive review of this item on various Sony forums and other online communities showed that many others had issues with this unit. Buyer beware.

Blu-ray Player

N. C. Quinn from California on 3/21/2015

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Installation was a snap! The player performed much better than expected. For someone as myself--technologically challenged--I found the player easy to use and program. It worked hand-in-hand with my Sony flat screen TV. I would rate it as being very good to the best.



Good basic bluray player

Karl from Maine on 3/19/2015

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Everything works on this nice little bluray player. Setup was easy and quick. Only once in two months did it fail to boot up and the remedy was to simply disconnect power to my wifi unit for a minute or two. The best news of all is that the remote from my old Sony bluray player works with this new BDP-S3200. Hooray! now I don't have to fumble with the ridiculous, midget-sized remote that came in the package. And, curiously, the old remote runs this new unit noticeably better. For example the pause and rewind functions are more responsive and quicker to activate! Go figure.



Good value

Carlo from Connecticut on 3/7/2015

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I needed a blueray player that was inexpensive and had the features I use, i.e. netflix, amazon, etc. This player does the trick. I was a little disappointed that the top was "not" flat but it's overall size allowed me to place it where I can't put anything on top anyway. If you need to stack your components this will have to go on top. I am please with all functions so far.

Pros: price, size, connectivity

Cons: peaked shape of top

Sony blue ray player

DavidD from Virginia on 2/27/2015

Exactly what I wanted


Cons: None

Great Player

Jason from Iowa on 2/6/2015

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Great player. Easy to use. Fast. 5 and 9 year olds operate it. Liked it so much that I ordered 3 more.

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Angular Box Shape

JohnD from the Washington, DC Areae r on 2/4/2015

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I am totally satisfied with performance of this unit and the small size is what I wanted for use in my RV. One tradeoff and one drawback follow. Due to the size constarints there is no message screen that indicates staus of operation, eg, "power on", "opening" and "reading disc". The other factor is that the sides are not vertical and the top is not flat both of which complicated custom brackets I made to secure the installation in a mobile platform.

Pros: compactness

Cons: no screen readout, angular shape

Sony BDP-S3200

Hal from United States on 1/30/2015

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I purchased this item from Crutchfield in August 2014. Shortly after the 60-day Crutchfield return policy ended, my Sony Blu-ray device developed a problem. The remote would not turn on the player, and even trying manually to turn on the device did not work. But oddly, once I unplugged it from the wall and plugged it back in, everything worked as it should. Then after turning it off, it will not turn back on unless I unplug it from the wall again. I've contacted Sony support and found that Sony's product support is quite lacking. The short version is that I am going to have to eat this device. Although still under warranty, Sony will not replace the unit. In the future, I will not recommend any Sony products to my friends or anyone else who might ask me about them. Are there any electronics manufacturers that have support in the U.S.? It's quite frustrating having bought this in America, yet when I get customer support, I end up with someone from another country that I cannot understand their speech. No I do not recommend this product nor do I recommend Sony.

Pros: Nice streaming capabilities.

Cons: Defective unit. Sony will not replace the unit even though it is still under warranty.

Great product

Anonymous from Baton Rouge, LA on 1/26/2015

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Great item Easy to use Very perform any

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Couldn't find one


EllenW from Questa, NM on 1/24/2015

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So far I love it. Tested it briefly but haven't had time yet to watch a DVD.



Nice DVD player.

JL from Free Union, VA on 1/20/2015

Replaced a 5-year old Sony unit that was twice the size, twice the weight, and definitely on its last legs. Love the small size, the picture quality, that it's inexpensive, and can't believe we can actually watch movies all the way through without the player stopping. It definitely made a positive difference that we also purchased a new HDMI cable.

Pros: Crutchfield is great to work with. We're lucky -- they're just down the street.


Sony BDP-S3200

Bruce M from Texas on 1/20/2015

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A good product in this price category, a good value

Pros: Small compact size. Easy to set up using the instructions. The unit has many more features as compared to my old unit. it seems to load quickly.

Cons: A backlit remote would be helpful.

Sony BDP-S3200 Blu-ray player

DM from Virginia on 1/17/2015

Very good product for the lower end of the price scale. Connection and setup instructions were easy to follow. The remote control features are intuitive, with an uncluttered design. Well worth the price.

Pros: Good price-to-benefit ratio Solid design for the player and the remote Wi-Fi performance is good

Cons: Remote control buttons should be backlit.

Small but well equipped

JPC from MT Pleasant, PA on 1/8/2015

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Unit is small/compact and feature-filled. Netflix and other apps work very well. Very quick loading compared to my previous "blu-ray" player. Price was a bargain. This unit has many more features and better performance than my older "bdp" at about 1/4 the price!

Pros: Quick performance, great apps, small size, low price

Cons: Small size looks a little odd next to other home theater equipment. Remote should be "back-lit" for use in darker rooms, all remotes for all equipment should be as well!

Like it a lot

Kirk from Alabama on 1/3/2015

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Received this from Crutchfield in great shape. Easy to connect. Worked flawlessly right away.

Pros: Simple. Easy to use. Great quality.


Excellent unit

ETJ from PR on 12/28/2014

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Easy to use.



Excellent Purchase.

JimG from Ohio on 12/6/2014

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The picture is great. The sound coming through my receiver (Denon) and speakers (ProCinema 800's) is fabulous.

Pros: Picture. Sound.

Cons: None.

Sony BDP-S3200

Jose C from Ponce, Puerto Rico on 12/1/2014

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This blue-ray got it all...

Pros: Wi-Fi

Cons: None

Sony BDP-S3200

BWade from Louisiana on 11/28/2014

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So far it has been a great addition. Performs well and is a good, small footprint in the cabinet. Worth the $$ so far.

Pros: Super easy setup. Performs well.

Cons: No cables in the box with this particular model but that really is the norm now anyway so this is just a note more than a real complaint.

Great Player for the Price

Bill T. from North Carolina on 11/19/2014

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Great little BluRay player. Easy set-up, quick load time and several improvements over previous simular Sony models, such as removeable power cord, redesigned control buttons on unit (now only two- power and open/close) and redesigned remote that is more compact but easier to use remote..

Pros: Easy set-up, quick load, great picture quality even with standard DVDs. Only two buttons on unit itself making it easier not to hit the wrong button.

Cons: Domed top which keeps you from putting anything on top of unit.

Sony BDP-S3200

Anonymous from Lexington NC on 11/16/2014

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Great little bluray player!

Pros: Easy set up and fast start up.


Sony BDP-S3200

Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 9/18/2014

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very pleased



Simple but great performance

Chris T from Indianapolis, In on 9/16/2014

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Really small, odd shaped BD player. It has played flawlessly with great picture quality. It is hard to see controls on the unit itself. Great value. Bought another one several weeks after first for den TV.

Pros: Great picture quality. Very small. Simple to use.

Cons: Lacks visible controls while in cabinet.


Anonymous from Denver CO on 9/9/2014

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Great piece of hardware -- especially the wireless feature -- which seems to be better for watching youtube than our relatively new PC. However the documentation definitely needs a workover i.e., written by users and not the Sony tech people. For its customers, Crutchfield needs to include a short flyer which has all the info/links on how to co-ordinate your now "internet TV per Sony DVD" with a tablet such as ipad. What are the trusted apps that we can use so that we can control internet tv from our mobile device(s)?



Good value DVD player

Mary from Leawood, Ks on 8/30/2014

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Very easy to install and use---we had to buy a new HDMI cord



Sony Blue

Patio from Harbeson, Delaware on 8/28/2014

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Great product for the small amount of money. Ease of use make it one of the best user friendly products out in electronics heaven

Pros: Easy to set up and use immediately. Great remote control package. HDMI output and a coax outlet if you want sound going to a receiver that does not have an HDMI input.

Cons: Can not think of any

Well, this is an odd device

J.R. from Maple Shade NJ on 8/24/2014

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Priced correctly, but no photo of the rear of the unit when I ordered it. Vola, it only has HDMI and COAX outputs, which is Okay for a Sound Bar, not for a Computer. So, I acquired a PCI Sound card for my HP Evo D510 CMT PC (specifically a Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1/24 bit Sound Card) and after quite a few tries to obtain the correct drivers for both Windows XP and Windows 8 I got it to work using the S/PDIF interface.

Pros: Plays all standard Bluray, DVD content and Streaming in DTS/Dolby HD 5.1

Cons: No 3D, no 4K no Composite Video, no L/R audio outputs.


Eric from Chappaqua, NY on 8/21/2014

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Didn't really use it that much. Its shape is ridiculous. It has a dome so that you can't place it underneath anything. Originally purchased for its "Smart" features but its built in wifi only supports 2.4gHz, The blu ray player it was to replace is a couple of year old Sony player which works well but doesn't have the smart features. The older model is built like a brick, the new one is very light and very fragile feeling. I just replaced the TV with a smart TV instead and this blu ray player will collect dust as a back up.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Odd domed shaped makes it impossible to stack. Does not support 5gHz wifi.

Sony BDP-S3200

Anonymous from waukesha, wi on 7/31/2014

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I was amazed at the technology, and function, of the blue ray player, very good purchase, Thanks Crutchfield! Very friendly piece of equipement.



Better then expected

Dee from Magnolia , TX on 7/23/2014

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Great little device. Mainly use for Netflix. Highly recommend.

Pros: So small, I was so happy to get rid of the big old DVD player and Wii off my TV table. Love the Netflix button on remote. Has a good amount of Apps.

Cons: Set up would have been easier if I knew I needed a HDMI cable that was not included. An few extra bucks

Would purchase again

Cliff from Madison, VA on 7/22/2014

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Works as described and would purchase again. Picture is as good as it gets.

Pros: Works

Cons: none

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Scott H. from Savannah, GA on 7/21/2014

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Great value!

Pros: Very compact item that does it all! I love the streaming into Netflixs and others.

Cons: None.


Leo from Brighton, CO on 7/21/2014

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Audio and Video quality were what I expected but the ergonomics and documentation are extremely poor. I would consider taking a pass on this unit.

Pros: Plays multiple formats and has internet connectivity.

Cons: 1. Extremely poor documentation with a non-user friendly interface negates many of the features including Internet. 2. Could not get the IOS remote App to work

Great Product

BrianF from New York on 7/17/2014

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Great product, sharp looking, tremendous wifi speed, all you can ask for in a moderately priced blu ray player.



Great Player at a Good Price

JLBS from Toa Baja, PR on 7/16/2014

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The BDP-S32 is a good buy for the features. It's small size makes it great to place just about anywhere. Apart from not having analog audio outputs, this player does the same thing and more, than the older player which I replaced with the BDP-S32. Only draw back is that I had to move it around in order to find that perfect spot for strongest reception of the WiFi signal. I did not have that problem with my older Sony player. Regardless, I recommend the BDP-S32. Is a great buy at a good price.

Pros: Small size makes it easy to place.

Cons: Not too great for WiFi reception. No Analog (RCA) Audio output.

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NTex from Denison, TX on 7/3/2014

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Easy Wi-Fi set up and lots of memory.

Pros: Easy set up for streaming and DVD/Blu-ray

Cons: None so far

Works great

Roadkill from seminole, fl on 7/3/2014

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Works great as a dvd player. Also streams netflix well. It's faster accessing and manuvering through the menus of netflix much faster then my tivo. If your looking for a dvd player with internet streaming also this device works great.

Pros: fast netflix access

Cons: none so far

New life for disc player

Parshooter from San Francisco, CA on 6/23/2014

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For only a bit more money than a pure, data streaming device, you can have a new DVD/Blu-ray box that also functions as your video streamer. This one works well for Amazon Prime, Netflix and the others. I recognized our wifi quickly and streams well even though our ATT DSL is not very fast. With streaming taking over for video, this function gives new life to a dying product category.

Pros: Small, powerful and inexpensive.

Cons: None that I can see.

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Bubba the Bear from West Coast on 6/22/2014

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So far Sony is doing better with their products.

Pros: Has a great memory. Plays both DVD and Blue Ray, don't have to get rid of our old DVD's

Cons: None so far.


Matt from Seaford, NY on 6/8/2014

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Great product!



Easy to setup

Roy from Illinois on 6/8/2014

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So far so good. I haven't used this unit a ton yet, but it was easy to setup on my wifi network, easy to navigate to Netflix, etc and plays both DVD's and BlueRay fine. Good unit for the money.



BDP-S3200, the "S" stands for SUPER

nelsobf from near Raleigh, NC on 6/1/2014

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Small package, big features! When I opened the box i surprised by the size but once i set it up, in just! The WIFI worked perfectly, I hooked up with Netflix, Amazon, etc. in no time (though wouldn't it be nice if there was voice command rather than using the remote to put in passwords, etc?) and pretty quickly my sweetie and i were watching tv like it was the 21st century! oh and speaking of my sweetie, she just loves the way this machine works which means super bonus points for yours truly! Thanks Crutchfield! you done did it again!

Pros: intuitive set up, quick connection, and download. Plays blu ray discs perfectly and streams on line movies without hesitation.

Cons: using the remote to key in passwords, etc. can be tedious but once you're done...sit back and enjoy!

SONY BR/DVD player BDP-S3200

Jim from Monroe, NY on 5/26/2014

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Needed Sony compatible BR/DVD player that would use SONY sync feature to allow one remote operation with my current Sony HDTV. Also wanted compact unit and fast operation. This unit met all my expectations and had a quick operation of playing my DVDs.

Pros: Very compact unit, easy cable hookup, Sync operation works great with the small remote supplied. This allows a quick and easy return to my cablevision (Optimum) remote use. It has built in wifi for easy update of this player and offers many services. I haven't tried any of these features yet. Reasonably priced and good service and reliably shipped quickly and on time. After using this unit I bought a second one for my other large screen HDTV too.

Cons: No complaints so far

Sony bdp s3200

Anonymous from Canton, NC on 5/15/2014

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Best bdp out there. If you don't need or want 3D, don't pay extra for it! This player does it all well. I wish it was wireless AC compatible but the competing brands aren't either. I love the size and features and preferred this Sony over the Panasonic, LG or Samsung. Crutchfield had the best price I could find and I have bought from them before with excellent results! Free and FAST shipping!! Very pleased with both the Sony AND Crutchfield!

Pros: Easy to set up and operate. Excellent wireless N performance.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.


FRH from Concord, NC on 5/10/2014

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Bought this model so we could get content from Prime if we wanted to.

Pros: Worked great right out of the box. Setup was great. Netflix more of a chore, but that was a Netflix problem

Cons: The instruction manual was so minimal. We thought about training the Sony remote to control our TV, but that would have meant going online and doing some research.

Sony Blue Ray Player BDP=S3200

RichG from Palm bay Florida on 5/10/2014

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This Blue Ray player is a good performer .It loads quickly ,has great picture and sound, and is easy to use.My only con is that there is no display on front panel,however most players in this price range have no display.

Pros: Good performer

Cons: No front panel display

DVD player

Velina from Melbourne, FL on 4/30/2014

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My husband was so frustrated with his player, so I did research to find a good one. This DVD player was a birthday present and he LOVES it! It's easy to operate and much more user friendly than the one we had.

Pros: Easy to assemble and works perfectly!

Cons: Plug in cord too short. We needed an extension.

Sony BDP-S3200

Dave from CO on 4/6/2014

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Over all a very nice DVD player

Pros: Really has done a nice job, easy to set up--really enhanced my sound. Streaming is easy. Even with my older speaker system which needs some updating. Real compact.

Cons: Haven't found any yet

Everything I Was Expecting

KeithS from Highlands Ranch, CO on 3/1/2014

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Combines a blu-ray player with streaming programs from the internet. Previously had NetFlix on a Roku device in the upstairs bedroom that wasn't getting much use, but now that we can get NetFlix in the family room I am certain it will get much more use. My grandson loves Thomas and Friends and we get hours of uninterrupted Thomas with the new device.

Pros: Built-in WiFi for Streaming from the web.

Cons: Not really a con, but the device is not much bigger than the Roku device and has the blu-ray player as a plus.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD No
3D Capable No
Internet Movie Streaming Neftlix,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube
Built-in Wi-Fi N/A
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control Yes
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Digital Optical Output None
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.3
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs None
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None

Product Research

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

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S3200 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
CD CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray disc is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc 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-S3200 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-S3200 Blu-ray player contained firmware version M14.R.0047 with an immediate update for firmware version M14.R.0071 (as of 2/19/2014). 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 (ver.1.3): The BDP-S3200's HDMI (v.1.3) 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, or 1080p, or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your television.

Note: This player does not offer any analog audio/video outputs.

Precision Cinema HD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the BDP-S3200 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. You can also choose to bypass the Blu-ray player's scaler, so the source material's original resolution is passed to your connected TV.

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-S3200 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.

Triluminos Color: The BDP-S3200 Blu-ray player 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. 

Screen Settings: The Sony BDP-S3200 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 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.

Video Settings: The BDP-S3200 offers the following video adjustments:

  • Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting environment.
  • 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 - (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-S3200 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 Audio Outputs: The BDP-S3200 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.

Audio Settings: The BDP-S3200 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.

Network/Internet Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony BDP-S3200 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-S3200 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. The Blu-ray player's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the player with easy and quick setup. 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.

Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the Sony BDP-S3200 has been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your favorite internet content delivered to the Sony Blu-ray player via Bravia Internet Audio/Video, the Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while the built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL. The Opera TV Store 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Note: Sony's Bravia Entertainment Network requires a 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.

Bravia Internet Audio/Video Library: Click here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content (over 200 streaming services). The chart below lists many of the popular pre-installed Bravia Internet apps (as of 2/19/2014).

App Categories Pre-Installed Apps
Movies Video Unlimited, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Flixster, and more.
Music Music Unlimited, Pandora, Slacker, Berliner Philharmoniker, NPR, and more.
Social Media YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and more.
Sports MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter, NBA Game Time, AAC Digital Network, XOS College Sports,, Billabong's, and more.
Lifestyle AOL On, eHow, Livestrong,,, Epicurious,,, Wired, uStudio, and more.
News NewsLook, TV Guide, CelebTV, TMZ, WeatherNation, and more.
Note: Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.

Miracast Technology: 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. 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-S5300 - up to 999 files/folders. The Blu-ray player can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi 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 0.5 seconds in Quick Start mode (24.3 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 21.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (35.7 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: The Sony BDP-S3200 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.

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

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.

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-S3200 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-S3200 Blu-ray player meets Energy Star standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during both use and standby.

Remote Control

Multi-brand 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-S3200 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 iTunes 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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Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

I believe you can find the easy setup option under the player settings, which you reach by pressing home on the remote and move over to the left column and scroll until you see easy settings. [ Phillip  Dec 27, 2014 ]
I remember when I used easy set up I was able to get trough it the first time.with no problems.I would call Crutchfield Tech Support.They have always been very knowledgeable and helpful when I have called them. RG [ RICHARD J  Dec 27, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Dec 26, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The only video output on the Sony Bluray would be an HDMI connection and that would be the type of cable you would need. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 22, 2014 ]  Staff