Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray player with built in 802.11n wifi £129.97 @Dixons - HotUKDeals
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Looks like a great deal to me. Can't find it this cheap anywhere else. Not sure what it does in terms of divx/mkv playback.

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#1
Hmm... I like the idea of built-in wifi. I think if I were to buy a BluRay player it'd have to have wifi.
#2
Is this not a fairly old model?

Seems to get average to good reviews from searching.
#3
Is the WiFi just to download Blu-Ray extras etc or is it actually useful?
#4
Nice find but take this to Richer sounds and get it at that price plus an extra fiver off. :thumbsup:
#5
Nice find.
Don't forget 3% QuidCo cashback (£3.90)

I opted for the Sony BDP-S357 model, which (unlike this model) does have an Eject button on the remote control.

Reviews:
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/299169/review/bdps560.html
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UncleMike


I opted for the Sony BDP-S357 model, which (unlike this model) does have an Eject button on the remote control.



Whats the point in that though? Surely the wife can press the eject button on the machine whilst shes there changing the disk for you!
#7
Schodoodles
Nice find but take this to Richer sounds and get it at that price plus an extra fiver off. :thumbsup:


+1 Very true! Great service from RS as well, I really dislike buying from any DSG company, had lots of problems in the past. Also you have the option of 5 year supercare.


emperordalek
Whats the point in that though? Surely the wife can press the eject button on the machine whilst shes there changing the disk for you!


Indeed and for those who haven't burdened themselves on someone else, you have to get up and change the disc anyways. :thumbsup:
#8
emperordalek
Whats the point in that though? Surely the wife can press the eject button on the machine whilst shes there changing the disk for you!


agreed... an eject button on a remote is as useful as one would be for a toaster
#9
Despite the inclusion of Wi-Fi I think the new models with vastly improved media functionality are far more appealing.
#11
Speedsurfer
Is the WiFi just to download Blu-Ray extras etc or is it actually useful?


I've got BD Live on mine via Ethernet. Very few disks make use of it, and those that do are very limited in what's actually worth viewing.
Don't base your decision to buy on whether it has BD Live facility or not. ;-)

http://www.whatisbdlive.com/
#14
The Sony bdp-s570 or LG BD570 is the way to go if you can afford £170, both have in built wifi (no need for dongles or ethernet cables) and does more than just BD Live and Firmware updates.

The Sony s570 ,will offer 3d playback by free upgrade and some limited media files streaming facilities later in the year also BBC Iplayer and SACD playback review here http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362580,00.asp

The LG which replace the BD390 which I own offers, media streaming now of multiple formats through cifs and files thru USB with an NTFS formatted EXT HDD so mkvs, divx hd and mpeg2 over 4gb no problems also has DTS re-encoding function for older legacy amps as well but no 3d or SACD unfortunately, review here http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361091,00.asp

Both will cost £40 more than this but will do a lot more if you think it is worth it?..
#15


Bully - it's a brilliant player - I went for this deal myself and now have access to hundreds of films on stream from LoveFilm, but as a direct comparison this doesn't equate to just £5 more (unless people are happy to connect by ethernet cable) because you need to factor in the WiFi which would cost people an extra £79.99 for the Sony USB Adaptor.

...although you do get a free cable and disc of your choice which you wouldn't with the Dixons deal.
#16
emperordalek
Whats the point in that though? Surely the wife can press the eject button on the machine whilst shes there changing the disk for you!


I almost want to give you rep just for the bravery of that comment :thumbsup:
#17
stephenjames84
The Sony bdp-s570 or LG BD570 is the way to go if you can afford £170, both have in built wifi (no need for dongles or ethernet cables) and does more than just BD Live and Firmware updates.

The Sony s570 ,will offer 3d playback by free upgrade and some limited media files streaming facilities later in the year also BBC Iplayer and SACD playback review here http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362580,00.asp

The LG which replace the BD390 which I own offers, media streaming now of multiple formats through cifs and files thru USB with an NTFS formatted EXT HDD so mkvs, divx hd and mpeg2 over 4gb no problems also has DTS re-encoding function for older legacy amps as well but no 3d or SACD unfortunately, review here http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361091,00.asp

Both will cost £40 more than this but will do a lot more if you think it is worth it?..


Is the 570 supposed to be a step up from the 390? the reason why I am asking I just got a 390 yesterday, and so far I think it is superb, if the 570 is an upgrade over the 390 I might take it back for a trade up!
#18
Marky67
Is the 570 supposed to be a step up from the 390? the reason why I am asking I just got a 390 yesterday, and so far I think it is superb, if the 570 is an upgrade over the 390 I might take it back for a trade up!


I set up a 570 for my friend and could see very little difference except for a few other streaming services google picasa, accuweather etc. but they have took the analogue 7.1 outputs off the 570.

The difference in price means the 570 is £60 cheaper than the 390 (now retired) and is likely to be better supported with firmware updates due to its newness.

The 570 does everything the 390 does, if you don't need analogue 7.1 sound (both players have dts re-encode though which is meant to be very good if you have a legacy amp. The one I set up connected to a hdmi enabled avr so didn't check it and by personal preference I use analogue outputs on my 390). Don't know if there is a multi region hack for the 570 either I know there is for the 390

I have the 390 and an old old legacy amp and love what it does with file playing and sound formats and find blur-ray disc playback and dvd upscaling brilliant so wouldn't personally change for the 570. But I would happily pay the £60 less for the newer 570 if I was in the market for a player for the first time iyswim
#19

I read up the details for that player, MKV, DTS, NTFS - all supported.
Got me all excited, then I read multiple comments about A/V being out of sync on DivX/MKV playback, and video's stop playing after 40 mins.

Bah..........
#20
x Swift x
agreed... an eject button on a remote is as useful as one would be for a toaster


It is fun to open and close it remotely!!! You just have to try it, then you will realise.....! :p
#21
stephenjames84
I set up a 570 for my friend and could see very little difference except for a few other streaming services google picasa, accuweather etc. but they have took the analogue 7.1 outputs off the 570.

The difference in price means the 570 is £60 cheaper than the 390 (now retired) and is likely to be better supported with firmware updates due to its newness.

The 570 does everything the 390 does, if you don't need analogue 7.1 sound (both players have dts re-encode though which is meant to be very good if you have a legacy amp. The one I set up connected to a hdmi enabled avr so didn't check it and by personal preference I use analogue outputs on my 390). Don't know if there is a multi region hack for the 570 either I know there is for the 390

I have the 390 and an old old legacy amp and love what it does with file playing and sound formats and find blur-ray disc playback and dvd upscaling brilliant so wouldn't personally change for the 570. But I would happily pay the £60 less for the newer 570 if I was in the market for a player for the first time iyswim


Has the 570 been released in the UK yet? Can't seem to find anything on the Sony website nor any pricing:?
#22
pluves1
Has the 570 been released in the UK yet? Can't seem to find anything on the Sony website nor any pricing:?


Sorry my ramblings were referring to the LG BD570 believe the sony 570 is released in June this year and have read it should be priced around £200 mark
#23
re eject button and its importance or lack of.
imo its a tiny thing and should be on the remote.
Afaik bluray players are slow to do anything like switch on/off and eject.

So you have watched your movie and want to put it away.

with eject:
press remote button to eject.
sit back and relax.
watch the disc pop out as if by magic.
go over and transfer disc to box and close drawer on bluray.

without eject:
go over to machine.
press eject.
wait on the damn disc coming out...will it ever appear? whats up with this thing why is it so slow?!"!
watch stupid disc appear.
put disc back in box muttering obcenities under your breath.

For the sake of a few pence, it could save a lot of unneccessary annoyance.

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