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Sony BDP-S550


$400.00 Released October, 2008

Product Shot 1 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.

Features

  • Profile 2.0 player
  • BD-Live
  • 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)

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Pros
  • 10

    Profile 2.0 support with BD-Live

  • 10

    7.1 DTS HD-MA and Dolby TrueHD decoding

  • 10

    7.1 analog audio outputs

  • 8

    1GB of onboard storage expandable with external USB

  • 1

    Superb Blu Ray Picture

  • 1

    Nice looking cabinet

  • 1

    Excellent DVD Picture Upscaling

Cons
  • 1

    slow loading

  • 1

    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.

  • -1

    Flash memory is NOT onboard, a 1Gb USB stick is included in the package

  • -4

    Not as much value as a PS3

Comments (2)

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truckgolfing
truckgolfing: #sony_bdp_s550 I wish Sony would communicate when they will have a software download to enable this player to be able to stream Netflix videos. Dec 14, 09
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Erik
Erik: #sony_bdp_s550 This long-anticipated high-end Blu-ray player is out, folks. Users over at AVS Forum have started receiving their players from online orders as of October 7 or 8th it seems. Oct 9, 08
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