Released October, 2008
The Pros:Profile 2.0 support with BD-Live. 7.1 DTS HD-MA and Dolby TrueHD decoding. 7.1 analog audio outputs.
The Cons:Slow loading. Would like to have Sony communicate if they are going to provide a software download for this player to be able to stream netflix videos. Currently, it does not. Flash memory is NOT onboard, a 1Gb USB stick is included in the package.
The Sony BDP-S550 is one of the newest Blu-ray players to be released by Sony, and the first player by Sony to support the Profile 2.0 standard. The player features BD-Live, PiP, 1GB of storage, and 7.1 discrete analog outputs.
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It is the successor of the BDP-S500. The biggest difference between this higher-end model and the S350 is the inclusion of on-board HD audio decoding with 7.1 analog outs. Released in North America on October 8th 2008, the player caries a $400 price tag.
- Profile 2.0 player
- 1GB storage + USB for external storage
- PiP (BonusView)
- 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output
- Standard DVD playback with 1080p upscaling via HDMI
- 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus decoding
- dts-HD High Resolution Audio and Master Audio bit-stream output
- 7.1 channel analog audio output
- Support for AVCHD discs
- Compatible with D-R/RE (BDMV and BDAV modes), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CD, CD-R/RW (CD-DA format), and JPEG on DVD/CD
Upgrades from the BDP-S350
- Profile 2.0 compliant
- Onboard decoding of DTS-HD High Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio
- 7.1 analog outputs
- 1GB local storage
User Reviews (13)
Profile 2.0 support with BD-Live
7.1 DTS HD-MA and Dolby TrueHD decoding
1GB of onboard storage expandable with external USB
Excellent DVD Picture Upscaling
Would like to have Sony communicate if they are going to provide a software download for this player to be able to stream netflix videos. Currently, it does not.
Flash memory is NOT onboard, a 1Gb USB stick is included in the package
Not as much value as a PS3
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