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Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray Player - £99.99 @ Argos

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5y, 8m agoFound 5 years, 8 months ago
The BDP S380 is now out as the next generation of this player but Sony left out the wired DLNA networking capability in an attempt to force people to buy the higher priced versions.

So if you want a player that has that capability this is still a brilliant piece of kit. I bought it when Amazon/Play were doing it at this price and I just can't fault it. If you want wireless networking you may want other models that have that built in, but for me this gives me not only amazing blueray movies, and networked lovefilm and BBC iPlayer streams, but I can also play videos from my computer over the network - it's great.

SONY DESCRIPTION:
Blu-ray Disc™ player with instant access to online video
BRAVIA Internet Video, Wireless LAN ready, Entertainment Database Browser using Gracenote
* Design-matched with our Home Entertainment range
* Instant access to free online videos and content
* iPhone/iPod touch controls Blu-ray Disc™ functions (and Android too now)

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2010: Readers Award.
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2010: Best BDP up to £150.

The Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray player lets you connect wirelessly to the internet and features 1080p upscaling to get the best out of your existing DVD collection. You can enjoy movies as the director intended with smooth 24p True Cinema and Deep Colour technology. The BDP-S370 boasts a range of advanced connectivity features including BD-Live compatibility and you can even control Blu-ray functions using your iPhone.

Brand Sony
Colour Black
Ethernet Port Yes
Hard Disc Drive NO (....thanks, rayhertford for correct info!)
HDMI Upscaling Yes
No of HDMI Connections 1
No of SCART Sockets 0
Parental Lock Yes
Picture Zoom No
Plays MP3 Discs Yes
Product Depth 20.6 cm
Product Height 3.6 cm
Product Weight 2.0 kg
Product Width 43 cm
Remote Control Included Yes
SCART Cable Included No

PLUS £5 voucher (or £10 if you add something to take it over £100) back until 03/04/11 (thanks to Norse)
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#1
To connect wirelessly you need to buy a separate Sony dongle.
Normal Wi-fi ones do not work.
#2
yep, this is best for wired networking, the Sony wifi dongle is something stupid like £80 so if you only have wireless as an option go for one of the other models with it built in.
#3
I have this player and it is great for the money. Am hoping Sony will carry on supporting it and eventually add access to other on demand programming. Currently limited to BBC iplayer and 5
#4
This is at M&S for £99 - with a 2 year guarantee. Probably a better option.
#5
There are rumours that 4 On Demand and ITV are to be added but nothing so far. Because it's the Bravia Internet platform I would expect that all of the Blu Ray players that have that functionality will benefit from the extra stations.

I should add I just found this has an Android remote control (there's been an iPhone one out for ages), which is a bit gimicky until you want to use something like the YouTube channel, which then makes typing much easier than the standard remote.
#6
this is a great player........avoid the dongle costs by getting the ethernet adaptors and wirng it up that way

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tp-link-tl-pa201-starter-kit-200mbps-powerline-ethernet-adapter-twin-pack-36-42/909727
#7
Dilbert
This is at M&S for £99 - with a 2 year guarantee. Probably a better option.


Is that only in store, as it's not on their website?

Because the S380 has come out I suspect production of this 370 is winding up, so if you are after it don't delay.
#8
ciaranj
this is a great player........avoid the dongle costs by getting the ethernet adaptors and wirng it up that way

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tp-link-tl-pa201-starter-kit-200mbps-powerline-ethernet-adapter-twin-pack-36-42/909727


Genius, that's half what Sony want for the dongle and none of the faffing around with wireless settings. Thanks.
#9
bobthewibble
Dilbert
This is at M&S for £99 - with a 2 year guarantee. Probably a better option.


Is that only in store, as it's not on their website?

Because the S380 has come out I suspect production of this 370 is winding up, so if you are after it don't delay.


It is on the site, seems to be out of stock now though. Sorry about that.
http://www.marksandspencer.com/Sony-BDP-S370-Blu-ray-Player-Instant/dp/B003L27FBG
#10
Or if you need to use wireless you can use one of these Wireless Bridge devices for around £25:

http://wifibridge.co.uk/
#11
bobthewibble
ciaranj
this is a great player........avoid the dongle costs by getting the ethernet adaptors and wirng it up that way

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tp-link-tl-pa201-starter-kit-200mbps-powerline-ethernet-adapter-twin-pack-36-42/909727

Genius, that's half what Sony want for the dongle and none of the faffing around with wireless settings. Thanks.
Or, save yourself another £20 and get one of these 8)

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169923?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products
#12
masterofimages

Or, save yourself another £20 and get one of these 8)

[url=http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169923?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products


£12, good grief that is cheap.

Edited By: bobthewibble on Mar 31, 2011 15:02
2 Likes #13
Currently, you will also get a £5 voucher (to spend on your next purchase at Argos), or if you add something cheap like batteries etc to take the amount over £100 then you will receive a £10 voucher.
#14
Norse
Currently, you will also get a £5 voucher (to spend on your next purchase at Argos), or if you add something cheap like batteries etc to take the amount over £100 then you will receive a £10 voucher.


Thanks, added to deal!
2 Likes #15
masterofimages
Or, save yourself another £20 and get one of these 8)

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169923?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products


I can vouch for those eBuyer products - bought 3 or 4 for self/family to use.
That said they can be a bit fiddley to set up, especially if you aren't versed in IP/WiFi conventions.
I wrote/published some notes on how I set up my earlier model (their 'G' WiFi one, #132431), still online if it helps anyone at:
http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.office.live.com/self.aspx/Public/eBuyer%20132431%20Plexus%20Wireless%20AP%20how%20to%20set%20up%20Client%20mode.pdf
MKD
#16
which is better this or the BDPS470

waas at richer sounds.. @ 99.99
#17
II have read somewhere that the s380 is basically same hardware, just asthetically and firmware differences, and well someone is apparantly working on using s380 firmware on s370, which will allow for NTFS HDD reading!! i hope this is true, id post the source but i cant find it again.
#18
haritori
II have read somewhere that the s380 is basically same hardware, just asthetically and firmware differences, and well someone is apparantly working on using s380 firmware on s370, which will allow for NTFS HDD reading!! i hope this is true, id post the source but i cant find it again.


Sounds interesting, but wouldn't you lose the DLNA functionality if you did that? That's the big advantage of this older model over the S380 as far as I can see.
banned#19
if u can wait for few weeks this will come down to 80 level as new players coming this summer....
and it's been on offer for 79.99 before
#20
lillypush
if u can wait for few weeks this will come down to 80 level as new players coming this summer....
and it's been on offer for 79.99 before


My worry would be it going out of stock and having to buy the higher priced models for the DLNA functionality, as posted above, M&S are now out. Does anyone know if this is definitely end of line now, I'm not sure of Sony's production policies when new models come out?
1 Like #21
Good player, the previous cheaper £79.99 deals for this have all expired.
Personally, I'd spend an extra £20 and get a WIFI 3D LG player which plays everything I've thrown at it including 1080p mkv's from 2tb NTFS drives.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-bx580-3d-blu-ray-player-119-99-delivered-askdirect/909955
Review:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2010/09/15/LG-BX580/p3

EDIT: Supports DLNA too.

Edited By: Guan on Mar 31, 2011 15:43: DLNA
banned#22
Whilst this may be the cheapest right now I still think it should be cheaper. I posted this OVER a year ago for the same price..... From amazon and play....

BUT it is a great player and I would recomend this over every player there is... unless you need 3d which this doesn't do
#23
Item Number:-533/8777
Description:-Sony BDP370 Blu-ray and DVD PlayerPrice:-£99.99
Was:-£139.99
Available ONLINE!
745 stores nationwide have this item in stock, and 7 stores have this available to order.
Direct link to search and get in order by postcode - http://www.checknow.co.uk/searchresult.php?searchid=5338777-1103311715268515
source © http://www.checknow.co.uk

basically in stock in the whole country
#24
So could I just plug my ethernet cable into this from my router and access iPlayer, Lovefilm, Youtube etc??
#25
You can still get this for £79 delieverd if you are prepared to buy 'refurbished' stock from Tesco ebay outlet.

Despite accidentally repeat posting the offer , I posted this a couple of days ago yet acheived a big cold for my troubles.

I ordered mine on Tuesday and received the following morning. Comes with a 12 month guarantee and as with many 'refurbished' items, mine was in perfect, spotless condition. Yes the box was a tiny bit scruffy but came in its original box, not a brown box, and with its unused remote, original unused batteries and original instructions in their sealed bag. .

Refurbished may not be to some people's taste but when it comes with a tescvo 12 month warranty you can't go too wrong.

After all, some people seem to be prpepared to pay much more for second hand S370's on ebay.
1 Like #26
benblowers
So could I just plug my ethernet cable into this from my router and access iPlayer, Lovefilm, Youtube etc??
Yes, this is exactly what i do as my router is next to my TV :)
#27
Boony2310
benblowers
So could I just plug my ethernet cable into this from my router and access iPlayer, Lovefilm, Youtube etc??

Yes, this is exactly what i do as my router is next to my TV :)


I had to drill a hole through the wall but it was worth it, love the iPlayer and lovefilm functionality.
#28
Spend 1p more and get £10 voucher instead :)
#29
What do Argos sell for 1p?

cooldude01
Spend 1p more and get £10 voucher instead :)
#30
What format of films from your computer will this player play?
#31
neilc
What do Argos sell for 1p?

cooldude01
Spend 1p more and get £10 voucher instead :)

Just say to them your donating it to charity. X)
#32
This is an excellent player that i'd recommend to anyone with only two minor gripes:
It wont play MKV files over the network, but it will do through the USB port on the front.
The DVD upscaling is brilliant, way better than my Xbox, but there can be at times a faint green band going across the bottom of the screen (only with DVDs, not BRs).
#33
Is this easy to make the DVD playback multi-region? The blu ray part can remain locked to region B as I don't have any others but I have a lot of Region 1 discs.
#34
Apparently region free is possible with some one-for-all remotes:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/sony-bdp-s370/10827
#35
bobthewibble
ciaranj
this is a great player........avoid the dongle costs by getting the ethernet adaptors and wirng it up that way



http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tp-link-tl-pa201-starter-kit-200mbps-powerline-ethernet-adapter-twin-pack-36-42/909727




Genius, that's half what Sony want for the dongle and none of the faffing around with wireless settings. Thanks.


hardly genius, most of us have been doing this for years.....

my homeplug network consists of:-
- have a netgear xav101 200mbs homeplug av adaptor connected to my vmedia hub
- have a netgear 4 port XAV1004 (glorified homeplug av and 4 port network switch combo unit though a seperate homeplug adaptor and network switch works fine) homeplug av adaptor in my lounge for the blu ray player firmware updates/access to content - wii for internet access and xbox360 for xblive and soon for the onkyo 609 (to replace my 605) for internet radio/spotify
- have a netgear XAV101 connected to my sony tv in the bedroom for access to content from tv - eg iplayer, lovefilm films if i want

can also access my server and nas for content via the plugs too

there are new 500mb versions of these too

faster and more reliable than wireless, in fact whilst i use wireless networking i gave up on it a while ago


Edited By: royals on Mar 31, 2011 19:23: e
#36
Spod
Apparently region free is possible with some one-for-all remotes:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/sony-bdp-s370/10827

Can also region free (DVD only of course, not Blu-ray) with Logitech Harmony remotes per eg
http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-dvd-player-multiregion-hacks/1178732-diy-sony-bdp-s360-region-free-using-harmony-remote-programmed-manually.html

MKD
#37
Hi,

I just picked up one of these from Argos, along with some batteries to get the total over £100 and qualify for the £10 voucher so effectively £89.99 for the player.

On getting it home I realised it's actually the BDP-S380, not the BDP-S370.

I can't decide whether I've been luck or unlucky. Although the BDP-S380 is a newer model I've heard it's basically a cost-reduced version of the BDP-S370.

Does anyone know the relative pros and cons of these two models?

Thanks,

John
#38
will it stream from the internet ie mega video?
#39
sianlouisa
will it stream from the internet ie mega video?


It only streams specific content from the internet, e.g. BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, Channel Five, Youtube, and a load of other random and not very useful channels. There is no browsing capability.
#40
jmfarrell
Hi,

I just picked up one of these from Argos, along with some batteries to get the total over £100 and qualify for the £10 voucher so effectively £89.99 for the player.

On getting it home I realised it's actually the BDP-S380, not the BDP-S370.

I can't decide whether I've been luck or unlucky. Although the BDP-S380 is a newer model I've heard it's basically a cost-reduced version of the BDP-S370.

Does anyone know the relative pros and cons of these two models?

Thanks,

John


The only major differences are - the 380 supports NTFS discs whereas the 370 only Fat32, the 370 however supports DNLA but the 380 doesn't.

In other words it depends on what you need/want.

If you don't want either NTFS or DNLA get the cheapest.

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