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Sony BDP-S360

The revolution continues with the BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc™ player. Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p and upscale your existing DVD collection v...

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Review of "Sony BDP-S360"

published 02/02/2010 | lest-we-forget
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Pro Superb Blu-ray player at a bargain price.
Cons DVD upscaling not the best around, but it is acceptable.
Picture Playback
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Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
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"Unbeatable, given the price."

I bought this as a second player for use in a bedroom. First impressions were mixed. Blu-ray performance was very good. Not up there with the performance of my main player (Pioneer BDP-51FD) but still very good, especially considering the price difference. However, switching to DVD, I found that the player cut out every few minutes. The Player was returned to the retailer and replaced with a new one, which works a treat with both Blu-rays and DVDs.

I paid £80.00 for the player and it can generally be found for around the £100.00 mark. It’s extremely easy to set up, and the menus are easy to navigate. Blu-ray playback is very good indeed, delivering very detailed images and good solid sound. DVD upscaling is acceptable, though not the best I’ve seen. Sony do not provide an HDMI cable in the box, but, as anyone wanting to get the best out of the machine would upgrade from the supplied freebie anyway, this isn’t a real problem.

Any niggles regarding the lack of an HDMI cable and the average DVD upscaling have to be put into context with the purchase price. At £80.00, this was an absolute bargain, and performance is certainly much better than its budget price suggests, performing its primary function of Blu-ray playback superbly.

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Product Information : Sony BDP-S360

Manufacturer's product description

The revolution continues with the BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc™ player. Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p and upscale your existing DVD collection via HDMI™ to near HD quality. In addition to a superior picture, this player supports Dolby® TrueHD and dts-HD audio codecs for up to 7.1 channels of high-definition sound. There's even quick start-up mode which begins operating your Blu-ray Disc player in approximately six seconds from the time it is powered on. Featuring BD-Live™ compatibility1, you can take full advantage of the Bonus View feature of select Blu-ray movies as well as acquire the latest features and updates as they become available. And navigation of the player's menus is a breeze thanks to the icon-based Xross Media Bar™ (XMB™) menu system.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Sony

Table / Portable: Not Portable, Static

Long Name: BDP-S360

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

HD-DVD Playback: No

USB Interface: Yes

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD-R Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RAM Recording: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No

Height in mm: 56

Weight in Grams: 2100

PC Streaming: No


DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

1080p Upscaling: Yes



IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

DivX Playback: Without DivX Playback

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Blu-ray Player

Show View: without Show View

EAN: 4905524577181, 5013493147850, 0400001507049, 0400001513071

WiFi Connectivity: No

Blu-ray Recording: No

DTS Decoder: DTS HD Decoder

Real Dolby: Dolby Digital Plus / True HD


DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Ethernet: Yes

Standby Power Consumption in Watts: 0.19

3D: No

Width in mm: 430

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Depth in mm: 216

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

BD Live: Yes

DLNA certified: No

MP3 Encoding: No



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