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This is a great Streamer / Bluray and DVD player,
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This review is from: Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (Black) (2012 Model) (Electronics)
This is a awesome Streamer/Bluray/DVD player. I haven't experienced any issues whatsoever playing back Bluray disks. Boot times are very good with the disks I tested. Everything played back perfectly with stunning picture quality. However, I really purchased this player for its streaming abilities. Sony players were dinged in the past for a poor Netflix experience. Sony have fixed this with a updated Netflix interface that supports 1080p and Dolby Digital+ streams. Similarly Amazon VOD supports Dolby Digital bitstream audio, and VUDU and HULU+ are unchanged from the 2011 players, but work fine. Its also nice to have "crackle" on there so you can watch the odd Seinfeld episode when you fancy.
I also tested the player with a DNLA server. Sony seem to recommend Serviio (free) so I think they must test the DLNA features of the player with this software. I tested photos, music and video and everything played back perfectly.
Anyway, a great streamer/disk player. Highly recommended !!
** update **
Had a need to play a Disney BD disk on this player the other day. A comment here suggests that Disney BDs won't play. Complete nonsense. They playback perfectly.
** Update (8/27/12) **
Sony added support for watch lists with the amazon Vod app.
Cinema NOW is now supported.
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Initial post: Mar 22, 2012 3:37:17 PM PDT
Mark Victor says:
Will this play SACD's?
Posted on Mar 24, 2012 7:35:37 AM PDT
J. Garis says:
Thanks for mentioning Serviio. It works great.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2012 4:55:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 24, 2012 4:57:54 PM PDT
Jason Reamer says:
According to this -- http://www.docs.sony.com/release/specs/BD
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2012 11:21:46 AM PDT
Stones Fan says:
Can you play back avi video files via dlna
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 12:09:34 PM PDT
Yes. As I mention well worth using Serviio DLNA server with this player.
Posted on Mar 31, 2012 8:41:57 PM PDT
G. Oh says:
I know you stated it would play .avi from the dlna server, but will it also play .mkv and .mp4?
I tested last year's BDP S580 against the LG BD670. Loved the S580, but the DLNA playback was crap. I ended up keeping the LG BD670 only because it would play the above file formats across my home network.
Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:16:38 PM PDT
David J. Neff says:
What receiver and speakers are you all using with this? Looking to start from scratch and would love to hear some recommendations!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 8:35:40 AM PDT
MKV AVC will playback without any transcoding.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 8:36:40 AM PDT
I would imagine Receiver and speakers are down to personal preferences, but I'm using a Denon AVR-4310ci receiver and B&W 600 Series 2 loudspeakers.