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Sony BDPS790 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player

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  • 4K Upscaling provides up to four times higher resolution than Full HD 1080p
  • 3D Blu-ray Disc Full HD 1080p playback
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Skype capability with optional camera
  • Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz ; Power Requirements (voltage) : 120V ; Power Consumption (in Operation): 22W
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: BDPS790
  • Color: Black

Product Description

Product Description

3D Blu-ray Disc Full HD 1080p playback. Built-in Wi-Fi. Sony Entertainment Network: Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus& more . Skype capability with optional camera. Super Bit Mapping and 4K upscaling for amazing picture quality

From the Manufacturer

Sony make . believe

With a built-in Dual Core Processor you can stream movies, TV shows, and music with precision2 or watch Blu-ray Disc movies in 2D or 3D.1 Wireless and powerful, the 4K upscaling13 feature delivers nearly four times higher resolution than full high definition 1080p for your Blu-ray and DVD’s on compatible 4K TV’s and projectors.

Endless Entertainment.
Powerful Wi-Fi.
Experience 4K Upscaling13

With built-in Wi-Fi you have endless entertainment options. All of your favorite blockbuster movies and hit music are instantly available through the Sony Entertainment Network.2

Connecting to the Internet has never been easier than with Integrated Wi-Fi. You’ll be connected to your home network in seconds and be ready to stream all the things you love right to your living room.2

Clearer, bigger, bolder-beyond anything you’ve seen at home. 4K upscaling allows users to upscale their DVD’s and Blu-ray Discs up to nearly 3,840 x 2,160 resolution13 delivering up to 8.3-million pixels—almost 4 times the pixels of 1080p.

Blu-ray 3D

Now Streaming
With the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi, it’s easier than ever to instantly stream an astonishing array of online movies, videos, TV shows, and music from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora and more.2 Watch exactly what you want, when you want.
Powerhouse Performer
Sony’s top performing Blu-ray player incorporates a built-in Dual Core Processor that delivers a powerhouse performance minus the lag. Experience lightning quick delivery speeds as web pages load quicker, movies and media stream faster, and playback appears noticeably smoother.
Stunning Picture Quality
Enjoy your favorite 2D and 3D Blu-ray Disc movies1 in a beautiful, rich Full HD 1080p.11 Upscale older DVDs to near HD quality12, or use the 2D to 3D conversion14 feature to automatically convert your DVDs and Blu-ray movies into a 3D entertainment adventure.1 Experience a resolution that's up to four times higher than Full HD with the BDP-S790 4K upscaling13 player.
Control with Your Mobile Device
Turn your iPhone, iPad, or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote by downloading the free Media Remote app.3 Get all the basic remote functions plus access to a full Qwerty keyboard that makes searching the internet for movie info a snap.
4K Upscaling Expertise
In addition to Sony being the 4K industry leader with 75% of movie theaters worldwide using Sony 4K Digital Cinema Projectors, Sony is involved in every aspect of the 4K workflow -- from content creation and post-production to presentation for theaters and home viewing. This expertise helps deliver the highest quality 4K upscaling13 experience.
Skype Video Chat
Go beyond "hello" – send a smile too. Built-in Skype capability makes it easy to see eye-to-eye with friends and family all over the globe with internet voice and video calls. Simply add a compatible microphone/camera (sold separately) to make Skype-to-Skype video calls or Skype-to-phone calls through your compatible TV.9

Product description and full feature list
The BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi is equipped with the latest technology to bring you
incredible entertainment quality. Explore the full range of features and options below.

Built-in Wi-Fi and
Dual Core Processor

With built-in Wi-Fi, you can easily connect to the Internet through your home's wireless broadband network. And with a built-in Dual Core Processor, you can enjoy fast performance for the ultimate movie experience.

Sony Entertainment Network
With the Sony Entertainment Network, you can instantly stream a wide variety of online movies, videos, TV shows, and music from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and more.2

Enjoy more stunning movies
Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies1 in Full HD 1080p11 and upscale the visual quality of DVDs to near HD quality.12 The 2D and 3D conversion 14 feature allows your DVDs or Blu-ray Disc14 movies to be automatically converted into 3D for playback on your 3D TV.1 Experience nearly four times higher quality resolution than Full HD with 4K upscaling.13

Dual HDMI Output
Two ports are better than one. Use one to connect to your 3D HDTV and find yourself transported by cinematic 3D.1 Use the other to connect to your A/V amplifier and fill your living room with amazing HD surround sound — it works perfectly with legacy audio products.

Enjoy video conferencing from your living room using Skype.9 Simply plug in a compatible camera and you’re ready to start communicating.

Super Bit Mapping Video for
Premium Picture Quality

The Sony BDP-S790 includes 16 Bit video processing so you can experience premium picture quality with Super Bit Mapping Video.

Sony Media Remote App
With the free Sony Media Remote app enjoy a full Qwerty keyboard and movie information search capabilities on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phone or Sony Tablet.3 Also, the IR input on the BDPS-790, can be used with your remote control and other compatible home automation devices. Even if installed in a hard to reach area, attach an external remote sensor to access easily with your universal remote control.

Multi-room music with
Party Streaming Mode

With the Sony BDP-S790, you can wirelessly stream music throughout the home to Sony Wireless Network speakers.4

Quick Start/Quick Load
The BDP-S790 allows you to enjoy your movies within seconds with the Quick Start/Quick Load feature.

Life, easily shared
Bring your favorite videos, photos and music to your TV with dual USB inputs.6

The Socialize feature allows you to "Socialize" what you watch over Facebook and Twitter while you watch TV.

Easy Access
Using DLNA you can wirelessly access music, videos and photos from your PC or other compatible Android device and stream them to your Blu-ray Disc Player.15

Throw your music and photos
Photos and music from your Sony Tablet or other compatible Android device can be "thrown" directly to the BDP-S790 for enjoyment
on your TV.7

Sound you can feel
Experience the highest sound quality with Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD codecs which reproduce high-definition sound with up to 7.1 channels of sound for uncompromised quality.8

Learn more about your movies
Get detailed movie information and search across Internet apps, including YouTube and Video Unlimited for related entertainment with Gracenote.2

Compare Sony models
   BDP-S1100 BDP-S3100 BDP-S5100 BDP-S790
  Universal Disc Playback (DVD/Blu-ray/CD)      
  Built-in super Wi-Fi -      
  Quick Start & Quick Load      
  Full HD 1080p & DVD upscaling8      
  Internet Video Content Noise Reduction      
  Enclosed optical drive for better quality disc playback      
  HD sound with Dolby TrueHD and dts-Master Audio7      
  USB Slot for quickly enjoying music, photos and videos5 (1)   (1)   (2)   (2)
  HDMI Out      
  Premium Design -      
  3D2 & 2D to 3D up conversion8 -   -    
  4K Upscaling5 -   -   -  
  Dual Core Processor -   -   -  
  Sony Entertainment Network1      
  Built-in Web Browser10      
  Control, browse, & "Throw"9 with TV SideView13 -      
  Display your multi-media wirelessly from your PC with DLNA 11 -      
  Digital Front Panel Display -   -    
  Skype on your TV14 -   -   -  
  Share what you're watching with Socialize12      
  Gracenote6 Look-up      

1. Requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D glasses and HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps).

2. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires an 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended).

3. Applications must be downloaded from the iTunes or Android application store. Check Android market from your device for compatibility. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network.

4. Requires Sony HomeShare compatible products and a home network. HomeShare Nework Speakers are sold separately.

5. Requires a home network with content stored on a DLNA compliant PC or server, and HomeShare network speaker, dock, or Blu-ray Disc player or home theater system. See dlna.org for compatibility.

6. Not all USB devices are supported. Please check Owner's Manual for compatibility.

7. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network.

8. Requires HDMI cable and LPCM capable receiver.

9. Requires USB webcam. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Video quality may vary. Subject to Skype’s terms and conditions. Wireless
     connectivity requires an 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended). Wi-fi ready models require UWA-BR100 USB adapter sold separately.

10. Requires HDMI cable sold separately.

11. Requires compatible HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.

12. Requires HDTV with equivalent display and HDMI cable sold separately.

13. 4K upscaling requires a 4K projector or 4K TV.

14. Simulated 3D image will vary based on source content.

15. Wi-Fi built in requires 802.11 home network and content stored on a DLNA-compliant PC or server, Wi-Fi ready requires UWA-BR100 USB adapter sold separately.
     802.11 home network, and content stored on a DLNA-compliant PC or server.
16. Requires internet.

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 4.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 2.9 x 18.9 x 10.8 inches
Item model number BDPS790
Color Name Black

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 335 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #48,851 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#185 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Blu-ray Players & Recorders > Blu-ray Players
Shipping Weight 5.3 pounds
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Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First Available January 9, 2012

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I received my player a short time ago, and so far I'm very pleased with the device. Setup wasn't totally painless, however.

I currently own four optical-disk-playing devices (not counting computer drives). I have a five-disk Sony DVD carousel, a Samsung BD player(with wireless but with minimal features, mainly Pandora, Netflix, Blockbuster, and some news headlines), a slightly older Sony BD player(BDP-570) which has, up until now, been the main unit in my entertainment center, and now this.

I'm reasonably pleased that the user interface is essentially unaltered from my earlier Sony BD device. The interface is still very easy to use, and very intuitive. It DOES, however, have the annoyance of lacking some configurability (I'd sure like to be able to remove the "Michael Jackson channel" from my list of video channels, for example, as I'll never... EVER... watch that.)

It does have a few new features accessed from that media-resources screen... the Opera web browser, a pretty decent Skype client, and a few other items. But if you've owned a Sony BD device before, the UI will be totally familiar to you, as will most of the main configuration options.

The remote control is also very similar to the older Sony remote, except that some of the special functions are now in a secondary, concentric ring around the nav-select pad... which is actually a BAD thing as far as I'm concerned, as I have found myself frequently accidentally hitting the outside ring when I'm trying to hit the inside ring, or vice-versa. Fortunately for me, I seldom use the provided remote, instead using my Logitech Harmony programmable remote... so this is not really an issue.
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I'm on my second one now. The first one arrived with the bd-rom drive broken. Before I discovered it, I worked on the wireless side of the player and successfully registered with Vudu, Hulu+, Amazon, Netflix. I sent the player back for exchange. The new one arrived and I must say, the picture quality playing blu ray discs is outstanding, better than my previous 2d player. However, I cannot register this machine with Netflix. The screen goes black and the machine locks up when I access Netflix. Called Netflix first: must be your player. Called Sony and was escalated to level 3 after numerous resettings and testings. Final result: your isp is too slow to access Netflix. This in spite of the fact that the previous 790 had no problems with Netflix. I am also streaming movies just fine on my laptop from Netflix. Today, my isp was running at 3mbps, so I tried again: locked up. No problems registering Vudu, Hulu+, Amazon. Another example of finger pointing. They make a fine art of blaming every piece of equipment you have except theirs. I'll keep the player, because it's otherwise ok, and I can stream Netflix on my laptop, but I'm not happy with Sony's tech support (and they are aware of it.)

Update 3/1/13. I've had the player about 8 months now. Shortly after I wrote the above review, the player notified me of a firmware update, downloaded it and installed it. Everything has worked perfectly since then. The player is doing an outstanding job and I am completely happy with it. Therefore, I'm changing my rating to 5 stars.
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Ok. I rated this item 3 stars which is comprised of 5 stars for picture/audio performance (and other things, more in a bit) but 1 star for extremely flakey and down-right dangerous firmware (more on that in a bit).

For for what gets 5 or 4-5 star ratings: The 'good'
The image and picture quality of this Sony is the best to-date and rivals the best of blu-ray players at nearly any price. The available adjustments make for great enhancements and tweaks for any kind of display (plasma, lcd, led, projector (dlp or lcd or ...). The streaming options are fantastic with Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, and a host of other streaming services (including music/radio streaming services). The Sony Entertainment Network is also available and that adds a host of additional options for viewing/listening (however, I'm not a fan so I've not explored it too much). Netflix on this unit (at least after performing latest firmware upgrade ... more on that in the 'ugly' section of this review) give you truer HD performance with 1080p streaming and DD+ 5.1 surround capabilities. Watching Killer Elite on video was actually fantastic.

For what gets a 1 or 2 star rating: The 'bad'
I've updated to the latest firmware and when I put in a disc and then turn on my whole entertainment setup, the blu-ray players either turns off (which is ok) or worse freezes at the menu for some reason. When it appears to not freeze and simply hit play to start the blu-ray disc, the machine freezes and will not shut off and the soft-buttons keep flashing ... I have to unplug it to reset the unit. I may have a bad unit and I will probably replace it, but this should never happen. I've had so many dvd and blu-ray players and this is the worst behaving one I've ever had.
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