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Testseek.co.uk have collected 15 expert reviews of the Sony BDP-S480 and the average rating is 84%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Sony BDP-S480.
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The editors liked

  • Great hidef picture quality
  • Super Audio CD support
  • Access to Bravia Internet Video Web portal
  • 3D compatible
  • Doesn't distort colours
  • Rapid
  • Platter opens in 2 seconds and playback starts in 23 seconds
  • Upscaling good enough
  • Low power consumption
  • Draws under 10 Watts during Bluray playback
  • Extensive spec
  • Aboveaverage DVD upscaling and splendid highdef images
  • Top-drawer picture quality
  • DLNA
  • 3D and BRAVIA Internet Video support
  • Easy to use
  • Rich
  • Detailed picture quality
  • SACD compatibility

The editors didn't like

  • Slower discloading times than 2010 models
  • Quickstart mode is a power hog
  • Remote is too basic
  • No internal memory for BD Live
  • No analogue 7
  • 1 outs (stereo only)
  • Rather bland sound
  • Can be caught out from time to time in 3D
  • No built-in Wi-Fi
  • Slower disc loading than previous models
  • Web browsing
  • Slower disc loading
  • No downloadable apps

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  Published: 2011-07-29, Author: Danny Phillips , review by: trustedreviews.com

  • Top-drawer picture quality, DLNA, 3D and BRAVIA Internet Video support, Easy to use,
  • No built-in Wi-Fi, Slower disc loading than previous models, Web browsing,
  • Forget about the BDP-S380 – the step up BDP-S480 only costs a little more but throws advanced features like 3D and DLNA into the mix. When married to its wide-ranging web content, slick operating system and terrific pictures, it makes the BDP-S480 a fo...

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  Published: 2011-07-29, review by: techradar.com

  • Rich, detailed picture quality, SACD compatibility
  • Slower disc loading, No downloadable apps

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  Published: 2011-07-05, Author: Mark Hodgkinson , review by: avforums.com

  • Abstract:  The Sony BDP-S480 sits in Sony's mid-range of Blu-ray players and is their entry level 3D capable player. With Blu-ray player prices bottoming out fairly quickly after the format got off the ground and, for the most part, only very marginal differences in...

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  Published: 2011-06-02, review by: digitalversus.com

  • 3D compatible, Doesn't distort colours, Rapid: platter opens in 2 seconds and playback starts in 23 seconds, Upscaling good enough, Low power consumption: draws under 10 Watts during Bluray playback
  • Remote is too basic, No internal memory for BD Live, No analogue 7:1 outs (stereo only)
  • The Sony BDP-S480 offers everything you migh hope for from a Blu-ray player: 3D compatibility, excellent image quality and low energy consumption, all at a very nice price....

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  Published: 2011-06-01, review by: CNET.co.uk

  • Great hidef picture quality, Super Audio CD support, Access to Bravia Internet Video Web portal
  • Slower discloading times than 2010 models, Quickstart mode is a power hog
  • The Sony BDP-S480 is a steal at its current price. As well as premium 3D Blu-ray playback capability, it offers tonnes of other great features, including access to the Bravia Internet Video Web portal....

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  Published: 2011-05-18, review by: whathifi.com

  • Extensive spec, aboveaverage DVD upscaling and splendid highdef images
  • Rather bland sound, can be caught out from time to time in 3D

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  Published: 2012-02-08, review by: homecinemachoice.com

  • Rich, detailed picture quality; SACD compatibility,
  • Slower disc loading; no downloadable apps,

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  Published: 2011-03-09, review by: bluray-players.net

  • The BDP-S480 (WiFi-ready) is now available in stores at about $179.99. It will be well worth the money if you are looking for a mid-range Blu-ray player second to those of top quality....

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  Published: 2011-07-05, review by: goodgearguide.com.au

  • Plenty of Blu-ray and streaming video features iOS/Android controller app is good Low price
  • Main menu system is slightly slow Web browsing is poor
  • The Sony BDP-S480 has almost everything you could want in a Blu-ray player. It's reasonably quick to operate and incorporates plenty of video on demand services. Extra features in the form of 3D playback and an iOS/Android controller app justify its sm...

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  Published: 2011-06-28, review by: cnet.com.au

  • iOS and Android apps to control, Range of IPTV options, 3D Blu-ray compatible, Media streaming options, Qriocity support,
  • Sluggish response on Xross Media Bar, Web browser is woeful, Not region-free,
  • The BDP-S480 isn't a high-priced Blu-ray player, but it's a decent quality one....

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