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Sony BDP-S185 Blu-Ray Disc Player (2012 Model)

4.2 out of 5 stars 642 customer reviews
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  • Blu-ray Disc Full HD 1080p playback
  • Dolby TrueHD & dts-HD internal decoding and bitstream output via HDMI5
  • Internet Video Streaming (Online Connectivity via LAN)
  • Region:Blu-ray: A,DVD: 1
  • Energy Star compliant
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Technical Details

  • Child Lock
  • Parental Control

Product Description

Product Description

Watch what you want, when you want. With the BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc player, not only can you play your Blu-ray Disc movies in astonishing Full HD 1080p, you can stream movies, videos, TV shows and music from online sources like Video Unlimited, Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Hulu Plus and more (Ethernet connection required)1. Post to Facebook or Tweet about the movies you're watching with the Socialize feature, or enjoy your photos, home videos and music on your TV via the convenient front USB slot. And because new apps are delivered automatically, you'll always have the latest and greatest.


Sony BDP-S185 Blu-Ray Disc Player

  • Internet Video Streaming
  • Full HD 1080p Playback
  • I/P Noise Reduction
  • USB Input
  • Socialize
  • Dolby TrueHD Audio
  • Energy Star Compliant

Enjoy Full HD 1080p playback and Internet video streaming with the Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc player. You can instantly access popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, HuluPlus, and Pandora and get new apps automatically delivered so you always have the best selection to choose from. The Sony BDP-S185 also allows you to share personal content on your TV with the convenient front USB slot.

Key Features

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Internet Video Streaming

Enjoy a wide variety of online movies, videos, TV shows, music and sports by instantly streaming from popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, HuluPlus, Pandora, and more. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees.

Full HD 1080p Playback

Enjoy Blu-ray Disc movies in brilliant high-definition resolution or upscale the quality of your DVDs to near HD.

I/P Noise Reduction

Improve the picture quality of Internet entertainment and enjoy vivid, clear images on your HDTV.

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USB Input

Share your videos and photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music on the Sony BDP-S185. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device to the convenient front USB slot.


With the Sony BDP-S185, you can post a message to Facebook or send a Tweet to Twitter with the Socialize feature. The feature allows you to share information about the Internet videos and music that you're enjoying on your Sony Blu-ray Disc player.

Dolby TrueHD Audio

Enjoy high definition sound and uncompromised audio with 7.1 channels of discrete audio with the Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD internal coding and bitstream output via HDMI.

Energy Star Compliant

The Sony BDP-S185 meets Energy Star 2.0 standards, with electric power consumption significantly reduced during both use and standby.

Product Dimensions

Audio Features:
CD-DA, DTS, LPCM, MP3, SA-CD, AAC out, Analog, AV Sync, Dolby, Music (BD/DVD/CD/USB(non-secured))
Video Features:
Power: 60 Hz, 120V
Inputs and Outputs:
HDMI Output: 1 rear, Composite Video Output: 1 rear, USB Input: 1 front, Analog Audio 2ch Output: 1 rear, Digital Audio Output: 1 rear, Ethernet Connection
Weight and Measurements:
Approx: 11.4 in. x 7.4 in. x 1.64 in.
What's in the box
  • Warranty card
  • AV Cable
  • Batteries
  • Remote Control

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 3 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.4 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches
Item model number BDP-S185
Color Name Black
Special Features Child Lock, Parental Control

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 642 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #30,916 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#127 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Blu-ray Players & Recorders > Blu-ray Players
Shipping Weight 3.8 pounds
Date First Available October 2, 2011

Warranty & Support

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Before I did anything with this I updated the firmware. Hooking up to my Netflix account was much easier than expected. Played nicely with no freezes and the picture was excellent. Freezes in streaming are usually due to a slow Internet connection or source.

Load times are very fast. Much faster than the Panasonic BD that it replaced. I also appreciate the fact that I don't have to use an external memory source for streaming capabilities such as a USB thumb drive or a card.

I also appreciate the smaller footprint that this unit offers. It's nearly half the size of the typical BD players out there today.

All in all, I would highly recommend this player.

(Note: Later replies from me on this unit should be disregarded as they are base on the BDP BX58 by Sony which replaced this unit.) Sony BDP-BX58 Blu-ray Disc Player 3D Built-in Wireless
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I have had this player for a few weeks now and had no problems with freezes as other people reported.

The player has a nice small size. I thought about placing it vertically but you can not do that because the disc would fall out. Also the design of the case makes it difficult to stand on its side.

The drive is quiet, the remote is compact. Updating the firmware is a breeze with the Ethernet cable connected. Booting does not take too long.

Many video streaming services are installed (hulu plus, vudu, netflix just to name a few - there are many more). pandora is only one of the audio services.

Navigation looks similar to the playstation 3 if that tells you anything.

DVD's upconvert nicely, but of course look no better than on other blu-ray players.

Overall I am very happy with this player.
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If you are looking for a Blu-ray player that provides access to Netflix, Pandora and a host of other streaming media, then Sony has the device for you. See Amazon at: Sony BDP-S185 Blu-Ray Disc Player This player commonly lists for $99.99, but with several Amazon connected vendors, you may wind up paying $10.00 to $15.00 less. I was searching for such a unit for my bedroom to supplement a higher priced Sony, and found this model online. For the price, the S185 does not have WiFi built in, but connects via ethernet to your WiFi router. There is a USB port on the front for connecting cameras and other peripherals; and an HDMI, plus RCA ports on the rear. This is Sony quality, so discs play effortlessly and quietly. The S185 also sports an unusual form factor, as it departs from the traditional boxy design, having a sloping, curved top case. A row of basic button controls on the top compliments an included compact remote control. It is also one of the smallest players I have seen, so will fit easily onto a crowded shelf. Batteries, warranty, manual included.
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First off this is a $70, Ethernet wired, blu ray player. It is not 3D and it is not a wireless network player. With that said, what it is, is a very good blu ray player with more online streaming content than any of its rivals in the below $100 price range. The cost of an added wireless dongle moves this player into a price range that it is not made to compete in.

As a blu ray player it has above average video quality and a simple remote. Advanced settings are done through an onscreen menu for both the blu ray player and the streaming media player. The remote also can be programed in one easy step to operate your TV's on/off, video input, and volume. The remote also allows a setting that turns off both the TV and the player at the same time. A button on the remote allows direct access to Netflix and Sony Entertainment Network.

There are 34 video channels and 7 music channels accessible for streaming. Some channels require going through the computer to activate service and Pay on Demand requires a credit card during registration. Many have a limited free trial to see which channels you prefer, however a credit card is required to activate the free trials so don't forget to cancel services you don't want before the trial ends. Crackle, a free classic movie channel, is available without registration. YouTube can be logged on directly from the TV, although not all content is available for streaming at this time. Note that a 5 digit password (numerical) is required to access paid programming, it serves to keep children and guests from running up your bill.

Here is the list of channels available: Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu, NHL Vault, YouTube, blip.tv, Crackle, SnagFilms, Dr.
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I wrote to Sony customer service: "Please tell me how to turn off the Automatic Power Off function on the BDP-S185. I cannot get through a whole movie."

Sony customer service wrote back: "I'm sorry that the Blu-ray Disc Player turns OFF by itself during playback. Please note that if any button on the Player or Remote Control is not pressed for more than 30 minutes, the Player automatically returns to standby mode. This is normal operation and cannot be disabled."

I wrote back to Sony: "Why would Sony design a movie player that cannot play movies? You are telling me that I must pick up the remote and push an arbitrary button for no good reason 3 to 4 times during any movie just to keep the player on. For one movie. Didn't anyone at Sony realize this was completely retarded during the design of a _Blu-ray movie player_?? Can someone fix this retarded problem with a software update?"

It hasn't gotten better from there.

I also wrote to Sony: "Additionally, while I am writing, I will tell you that the BDP-S185 clearly has a lot of problems. The extremely high frequency of "Content Error" or "Network Error" and "Retry" messages whenever it tries to move from a show to an ad break or back, as well as having to click on Hulu Plus 7 or more times just trying to get onto internet content when the player has just been turned back on is enough to make the player too frustrating to bother with. This thing is not wireless, it has been plugged directly into a great internet modem that nothing else has trouble with. I had considered subscribing to Netflix, but after just two days with Hulu Plus on this player I am going to cancel it because it is foolish to pay money for a service on a device this badly made. Sony should be ashamed to have their name on this.
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