3D Technology Checklist
This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use our checklist below to ensure that you have everything you need. If you have any questions or want to learn more about 3D, we invite you to visit 3D 101--our center for everything 3D. To get started with 3D, please ensure that you have:
A DisplayThe first--and most important--item you'll need is a 3D-ready display--whether it be a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays usually have a higher processing power than older models as they need to display one image for each eye to create a 3D effect.
A SourceWhile your display is ready for 3D playback, you still need a device to read 3D content (i.e., a movie or a show). This source can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3.
ContentIn order to watch 3D, you will need to get some 3D content. This 3D content will come from the source mentioned above in the form of a 3D program, movie, or game. Please ensure that your 3D movies are in the Blu-ray 3D format, as this new format will provide the best 3D experience.
3D GlassesAll 3D HDTVs on the market require Active Shutter glasses to create the 3D effect. You will need to buy one pair of glasses for each viewer. Also make sure that the Active Shutter glasses you buy are compatible with your display--for example, buy the glasses from the same brand as your 3D HDTV.
HDMI CableTo connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a hgh-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation--with bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second)--will be able to carry the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
Enjoy Full HD1080p Blu-ray Disc movies--even in 3D. Plus, connect to the Internet and stream a wide variety of online entertainment, including movies, TV episodes, videos, music, and live sports from Netflix, YouTube, HuluPlus, Pandora and more with the BDP-S480 3D Blu-ray Disc player. You can also turn your iPhone, iPad or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote control with search functionality when you download the free "Media Remote" app. Add a Sony Wi-Fi adapter for wireless network connectivity, or add compatible Sony HomeShare network speakers for multi-room wireless audio streaming throughout your home.
3D in Full HD 1080p
Feel like you've been transported into the action. A perfect complement to any home theater, the BDP-S480 is ready for the future of home entertainment. When paired with your 3D HDTV and active shutter glasses, you'll get the ultimate at-home 3D viewing experience.
Sony's 3D Blu-ray Disc players will play 3D Blu-ray movies in Full HD 1080p, plus your collection of standard Blu-ray movies. And don't forget about those DVDs: the BDP-S480 will upscale the quality of your DVDs to near HD, for a better picture on your HDTV.
With the BDP-S480 Blu-ray Disc player, there's always something on. Using your home broadband internet connection, you can instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, live sports, videos and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and many more. Connect to your home network with a standard Ethernet cable or add Sony's UWA-BR100 Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately).
Sony's I/P Noise Reduction is also on-board, helping to improve the picture quality of Internet entertainment and enjoy crisp, clear images on your HDTV--even with compressed, streaming media.
Access the internet without extra cables--just add Sony's UWA-BR100 USB Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately) to easily connect to your home wireless broadband network. Once connected, you can access and stream content from a large selection of entertainment apps.
Mobile Device Control
Turn your iPhone, iPad or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote when you download Sony's free "Media Remote" app. This gives you basic remote functions, a full QWERTY keyboard, plus the ability to search for information about the movies you're watching on YouTube, Wikipedia, and many BRAVIA Internet Video services. Better yet, share information with your friends via Twitter.
Faster Loading Times
Get your popcorn ready. With Quick Start/Quick Load, you will begin enjoying your entertainment faster than ever.
Movie Info at Your Fingertips
Connect to the internet and get detailed information about the movie you're watching with Gracenote service. This easy-to-navigate service displays handy info such as cast information, genre, jacket art and more right on your TV screen. You can also access select internet apps including YouTube and Qriocity to find related entertainment.
Enjoy Your Photos, Movies and Music
Hook up your digital camera, camcorder, USB flash drive, or USB-enabled MP3 player via the built-in USB input and view pictures, videos or listen to music on your TV.
Support for Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD (Master Audio and High Resolution Audio) codecs means you can get cutting-edge, high-definition sound with 7.1 channels of discrete audio, for a truly cinematic experience.
Stream Audio from Room to Room
Do more than play your favorite movies. Outfitted with PartyStreaming technology, you can add Sony HomeShare network speakers (SA-NS400 and SA-NS300 models, sold separately), and then pop in your favorite CD or stream music from Qriocity, Pandora, Slacker, vTuner, or NPR to any room of your home.
Stream Content From Your PC
Enjoy media files on your TV without leaving the couch. This DLNA Certified Blu-ray player lets you access videos, photos and music stored on your DLNA Certified devices using your home network. Connect to a computer, network storage drive, etc. and you'll have even more options for entertainment.
BDP-S480 Select Specifications
|Playable Disc Types:||CD-R, Blu-ray Disc, BD-RE, BD-R, BD-ROM, 3D BD-ROM, CD-DA, CD, DVD-Video, DVD-RW, DVD-R (Incl. Dual Layer), DVD+R (Incl. Double Layer), DVD+RW, CD-RW, BDAV, BD/CD, BD/DVD|
|Playable File Types:||AVCHD, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, WMV9, AAC, WAV, MP3, WMA9, GIF, JPEG, PNG|
|Composite Video Output:||1|
|Component Video Output:||1|
|Digital Audio Output||1 (Coaxial)|
|Analog Audio Output||1|
|USB Input||2 (1 Front, 1 Rear)|
|Weight and Dimensions|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||17 x 1.4 x 7.8 Inches|
What's in the Box
Sony BDP-S480 Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black), Remote Control With Batteries, AV Cable, Documentation