Plain and Simple
The LG Blu-ray Disc/ DVD model BP125 is a plain and simple Blu-ray player. No gadgets no wifi just Blu-ray which is exactly what I wanted with this device. It is easy to setup and use but it does not come with an HDMI cord so keep that in mind. But overall this player is as simple and reliable as it'll get. Batman Dark Night Rises looks amazing on this by the way. Perfect simplicity.
Great little machine for the price point
I paid $35 for this DVD player back in June, 2012 which I thought was a pretty good deal. Now I see it is under $30 so my advice is to buy it while it is hot! My old Sony player was about ten years old and every other rental DVD I received skipped around so badly I couldn't enjoy a movie. As I wasn't sure if I wanted all the bells and whistles right now (Blu Ray or wireless to stream movies, etc) I went for cheap. So I was expecting a basic machine and that is what I got.
Got it set up, even set up a Vudu account to try to get apps. It does not support Amazon, which is where most of my purchased content resides, so this unit is going back. Lousy on Netflix, even after the update. They really need to compensate anyone they tricked into buying this garbage for their lost time and frustration.
Great for dvds but netflix needs improvement
Ive had this for about 8 months now. It plays dvds really well. The remote is easy to use and the quality seems fine. I have it wired to my router for streaming netflix but you cant have slo motion forward or rewind with it. Netflix says its a a sony problem and sony tells you nothing so I will go with netflix on that. If you are bored with a scene and want ff you get a time line and you have to guess where to stop to continue.
Convenient form factor
Overall, it's difficult to fault the BDP-S185, given the form factor and price. Sony lists the player at £90, but it's available for less if you shop around. This makes its something of a steal, given that it features pretty much all the functionality of the brand's £100 BD-eschewing SMP-N200 media player.
Large number of connector types available
The Sony BDP-S380 is a lower mid-cost Blu-Ray player. This Blu-Ray player offers full HD (1080p) playback. Besides Blu-Ray discs, the BDP-S380 can play DVDs, CDs, and SACDs. With the front USB port, you can also view photos and play music and video from external devices.
Easy to use operating system
If you can live with the lack of 3D support and media streaming from PCs, the Sony BDP-S380 makes a very tidy choice. Picture quality is excellent and it looks great but the inclusion of BRAVIA Internet Video is the real clincher here its unrivalled range of content trumps Viera Cast or Samsung's Smart Hub, adding real value to the overall package. Also pleasing is the top-notch operating system, quickish loading times, two USB ports and unusual features like Gracenote and SACD playback.
Has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources
At $150, the BDP-S380 is Sony's least expensive Blu-ray player and offers a solid complement of features, such as SACD playback, a remote control app, and an excellent assortment of video-on-demand and other Web services. That said, for a modest step up in price ($30 to $50), you can add such features as 3D capability, DLNA media streaming, integrated WiFi, and multiroom music streaming (with compatible speakers).
Budget Blu-ray with IPTV features
Overall, this unassuming deck has a lot going for it. Its BD playback quality is great, SACD is an appreciated bonus and having IPTV on tap ensures you'll always have something (rubbish) to watch late at night. The deck is also a decent media player if you're happy to forego streaming for the sneakernet.
Interface is easy to navigate
The Sony BDP S380 sells at a maximum retail price of Rs. 8,990. This is a really good Blu-ray player by itself. Sony adding a LAN port and incorporating the Bravia Internet Video in it made this a great player. The only issues we had was that it had just a single HDMI connectivity option. Selling at a price of just under Rs. 9,000, the Sony BDP S380 becomes an ideal purchase for those looking to buy a standalone Blu-ray player as most players available nowadays sell for more.
Future proof - compatible with 3D Blu-ray Discs
The Sony BDP-S480 is a lower mid-cost Blu-Ray player. This Blu-Ray player has a Media Remote feature, which allows you to use your iPhone or iPod touch as the remote control. The BDP-S480 offers full HD (1080p) playback, and besides Blu-Ray discs can play DVDs, CDs, and SACDs.
Top-drawer picture quality
If you were considering buying the BDP-S380, it really is worth scraping together the extra cash for this deck instead. Not only do you get appetising features like BRAVIA Internet Video, smartphone control and decent (if not all-encompassing) media support, but it also throws 3D support and DLNA media streaming into the bargain even if neither appeals now, it' a small price to pay to futureproof yourself. It's topped off by excellent picture performance, plus SACD playback is a bonus.
Quick Start/Quick Load
While the Sony BDP-S480 might not win any design awards, it is nevertheless still a consummate looking blu-ray player. For a mid-priced blu-ray player, the BDP-S480 delivers top notch video quality in 3D and 2D. Disc load times are blazingly fast and movies played flawlessly without hiccups. It gives you more features and performance you would normally get from a sub $200 player.
Plenty of Blu-ray and streaming video features
The Sony BDP-S480 has almost everything you could want in a Blu-ray player. It's reasonably quick to operate and incorporates plenty of video on demand services. Extra features in the form of 3D playback and an iOS/Android controller app justify its small price increase over the BDP-S380. We're still baffled at the lack of Wi-Fi, though.
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