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Sony BDP-S480 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) (2011 Model)

3.9 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews

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  • Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p,Region: Blu-ray: A,DVD: 1
  • Instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, live sports, videos, and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and many more
  • Free, downloadable "Media Remote" app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone turns it into a versatile remote
  • Connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device to enjoy videos, photos, and music on the big screen
  • Add a Sony USB Wi-Fi adapter to connect to your wireless broadband network, and enable media streaming from DLNA Certified devices
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: BDPS480
  • Color: Black
  • Item Display Weight: 5.19 pounds
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 year limited

Product Description

Product Description

Enjoy Full HD1080p Blu-ray Disc movies 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 Sony BDP-S480 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.Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 60 Hz


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 Display

The 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 Source

While 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.


In 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 Glasses

All 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 Cable

To 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.
If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.

Internet-Ready Devices

Internet-Ready Television

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.

February 2011
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.

Sony BDP-S480

Endless Possibilities

Sony BDP-S480 3D
Get immersed in 3D Blu-ray movies in Full HD 1080p resolution.
Sony BDP-S480 Streaming Content
Instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, live sports, videos and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and many more.
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.

Streaming Content

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.

Wi-Fi Ready

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.

Sony BDP-S480 Remote
Turn your iPhone, iPad, or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote when you download Sony's free "Media Remote" app.
Sony BDP-S480 DLNA
Access video, music, and image files from DLNA Certified network devices.
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.

Uncompromising Audio

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

Resolution: 1080p
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
HDMI Output 1
Composite Video Output: 1
Component Video Output: 1
Digital Audio Output 1 (Coaxial)
Analog Audio Output 1
USB Input 2 (1 Front, 1 Rear)
Ethernet Port: 1
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

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.8 x 17 x 1.4 inches
Item model number BDPS480
Color Name Black

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #83,627 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#287 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Blu-ray Players & Recorders > Blu-ray Players
Shipping Weight 3.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available January 20, 2011

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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I received my Sony BDP-S480 yesterday and have been playing with it for few hours now.
The setup
Blu Ray player connected to Onkyo HT-RC360 via HDMI and connected to Ethernet, TV Samsung LN52B630
As soon as I started the player it started my TV, onkyo receiver was off at this stage and running in pass-through mode. The completed the easy setup and player was ready within few 2-3 mins.
I started playing with YouTube and everything I searched was running fine, I liked the part that it was running all the videos that were listed as part of search. I was able to move forward/backward with ease and the load time was normal.
Second I started Netflix and started playing with the menu, I am used to Netflix app on Wii and the Sony interface looked a bit dated. It shows only 3 titles for a category at a time and you have to click on more to see whole screen of titles. I played some SD and HD videos and most of them started within few seconds. The HD videos took little longer as the player was checking bandwidth before playing every movie. Once the movies started it was streaming without any issues. The picture quality was really good, a lot better than watching through Wii.

Next I tested my NAS device (Synology DS207). The player listed my device as a service just like Netflix or YouTube and identified shared folders listing music, photo and movies, I played some random files that includes avi, dvd rips and hd video copies, it played all of them without any issues. So far I have been using Popcorn hour A100 for this purpose and now the blu ray player will replace it.
Since I am Amazon prime member I get those prime videos for free. The choice is very limited but I guess the content will keep increasing over time.
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I bought this player almost entirely to get Hulu. My TV is not really videophile quality, so I can't comment on that aspect. It's a disk player and it plays disks perfectly adequately for a person who's looking for an inexpensive player.

I have a Boxee, but Hulu blocks the Boxee due to some kind of behind-the-scenes shenanigans. TVs, game consoles, disk players - all these devices now have a basket of apps which are just about the same, and have the same features and flaws. For example the YouTube app on the S480 and the Boxee presents things in a side-by-side format which looks nice, but leaves very little room for the title, so when you're looking for things with multiple parts, like "My really awesome video that you want to see Part 01" - the end of the title is just truncated. But anyone who's used YouTube for 5 minutes quickly learns that's where critical part of the title info is located. Because when you want to watch a 5 part video and your search turns up 5 videos all with the title ""My really awesome video that you wan..." - you have no idea which is the first one. And if you figure it out by trial and error, then when part 1 is over, you don't know which is part 2. This kind of thing is probably not Sony's fault (I assume they are not the app authors) but if you're buying one of these for the first time, and you see "Apps! Apps! Apps!" all over the box, all over the product display in Best Buy, and all over the Amazon product page, you may not realize that they spent a lot more time on promotion than actually using the software and making sure the experience is nice.

All the apps have these weird quirks regardless of which device and manufacturer you choose. The real differentiator is the remote.
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I purchased this unit pretty much on a whim. Since it's so new, I couldn't find much in the way of user reviews. It plays Blu-Ray disks fine (my old Toshiba was pretty much a hit or miss in that regard), but the network functionality is poor.

I was using Netflix on my Xbox 360 but grew tired of the high annual Xbox Live fee so wanted a player with Netflix support. Compared with the Xbox 360, the Netflix interface on the Sony is a joke... it only gives you access to your instant queue... that's it. No searching, no recently played, no recommendations. There are hints in some of the menu functions that more might be coming in future firmware releases, but who knows.

Another feature I wanted was streaming over my home network. I tried connecting up to Windows (7) Media Center and then to XBMC. More than 80% of my videos wouldn't show up or wouldn't play - all are AVI files, encoded in a variety of formats like xvid, divx. The same was the case with files stored on a USB memory stick - they simply wouldn't play showing up as 'corrupted'. Have not tried the other network apps like Hulu, Pandora.

The one thing about this player that I really do like is the Android app for remote control. Easy to set up, worked like a charm. I will likely return this unit in the next few days.
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I have this player for a few weeks now and I think it was worth every penny I paid for. I got it on sale for $79.99 from another site and I couldn't be more happy with the way it performs. I also love the fact that this player can do some many things.

3D Blu-ray
DLNA Certified
Works great with PS3 Media Server
NTSF support via USB (simply awesome)
MKV support (works great, even supports soft-coded subtitles)
Remote Control by iOS/Android Devices
Internet Browser
Facebook app
Crackle app -works flawlessly
Pandora app -works flawlessly
Hulu Plus app
Amazon Instant Streaming app -works flawlessly
YouTube app -works flawlessly but do need an option for 720p or 1080p resolution
Netflix app
...more apps

Sluggish but functional UI (not as smooth as PS3, hopefully it will improve with an update)
No DivX support
No built-in WiFi, need USB adaptor (not really a problem for me because I prefer Ethernet cable)

Update 2/2012
Still working.
Marginal performance if you are streaming Netflix - because streaming via Netflix has to go through Sony servers the video quality is degraded compared to when streaming through my PC
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