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Glossy-looking player, quality playback & good features...,
This review is from: Sony BDPS4100 Smart 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Electronics)
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This is a very glossy, pretty sleek-looking blu-ray player. It's quite small (aprx 36cm x 19cm and 4cm in height) and it's lightweight. You get a remote control included and there are a few handy buttons on the actual unit (on/off, open/close, play and stop)
It's very easy to set up and start using (bearing in mind the notes coming up) I connected the player via an ethernet cable, which was fine for me as my router lives in the same room (ethernet won't be as practical obviously if the router's in a different room or on another floor!)
It's got quick startup when you switch it on and the playback quality for both blu-ray and DVD, is excellent. It also plays audio CD's just fine. It's not really noisy either (I always worry about noise with blu-ray/dvd players because it's so distracting)
You can access Netflix, Lovefilm, iPlayer, Demand5 and YouTube and there's Sony's Entertainment Network (which I don't use) for other apps. There is an actual browser included so you can access the internet but I don't like to use it as it's pretty basic; not all pages appear correctly and it takes ages to type things in on the remote.
A FEW NOTES
- You'll need a HDMI cable to connect to your TV: as is usually the case with a lot of players these days, the cable is NOT included in the box.
- It is capable of wireless connectivity but you will need to buy the wifi adapter (the manual says it's a a USB Wireless LAN Adapter UWA-BR100 although you could also opt for a cheaper non-Sony brand)
- It isn't multi-region straight out of the box and you need to buy a special remote to make it able to play multi-region DVDs (same as my previous Sony blu-ray player)
- The power cable is quite short (around 117cm long) and I needed to use a socket extension as the cable was just short of the wall socket.
- The top of the unit is not flat; it's got a subtle, pyramid-type effect to it so it's not really suitable if you wanted to put something on top.
This is a good all-round blu-ray player with quality playback. It's easy to use and would suit most people quite well. Possibly a little pricey compared to other similar products on the market nowadays but I guess you're paying for the Sony brand, as much as anything else. I use it mostly for watching blu-ray, DVDs and Netflix - not had any problems so I'd definitely recommend it.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2014 16:35:47 GMT
Miss C. Doran says:
Hi I have just recently read your review on this model (BDPS4100). I have recently bought one myself and I am having a little trouble with the USB adapter - I have already bought two and they are not compatible. I noticed on your review that you mention 'It is capable of wireless connectivity but you will need to buy the wifi adapter (the manual says it's a a USB Wireless LAN Adapter UWA-BR100 although you could also opt for a cheaper non-Sony brand)'
would you be able to advise what type of wifi adapter would be compatible with this device? as the cost of the Sony brand is the same price as the dvd player.
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