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Sony BDP-S560

Sony BDP-S560
alaScore 82

199 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Sony BDP-S560. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony BDP-S560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : PC World Staff (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony BDPS560 Blu-ray player

 

Sony's BDPS560 Blu-ray player excels at upconverting DVDs

Built-in Wi-Fi, power-saving features, great image quality

Multimedia features for photos only, poor remote

The Sony BDP-S560 delivers very good images -- exceptional ones on DVD -- and Wi-Fi connectivity, but its poorly designed remote and lack of streaming extras hurt its value.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

The Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray player features a Wi-Fi adapter and BD-Live support, but doesn't appear to be able to match competitors for features.

The BDP-S560 also include on-board decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, but it's lacking the 7.1 analog outputs of its predecessor, the BDP-S550. The BDP-S560 will be available Q3 for AU$549.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

Yet another solid Sony: not as seductive as some in the range, perhaps, but impossible to dislike

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

Not a bad unit as most people have already said, but you should be able to plug a hard drive into it and play movies. Disc loading is far too slow.

easy to use

disc loading

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

Usb only plays pictures,You carnt plug in a hard drive in and play videos,divx/xvid

Plays Blue ray

Usb only plays pictures / Wifi only view pictures

May, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

Got it at good guys for $198 so how can I really complain. Love the bravia sync and the x-media bar menu too. Very easy to use.

Price, quality, region free player, load times are great, bravia sync, HD audio decoding so no need for decoding on receiver

none yet

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

Not a bad player. Loading times could be a bit quicker but they aren't terrible. Doesn't remember where a movie was stopped at if you take the disc out and then put it back in at a later date.

most things

loading times, no memory

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

Coming off the back of a chaep DVD player on old tech CRT TV. Now have BDP-560 on a 132cm LCD yeh !!. Problem, some blue ray disks are having problems playing at a reasonable volume level, no good when friends around...what gives?

New level of pleasure

volume too low on some blue ray discs

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony BDP-S560

 

very happy, auto setup is spot on, only down side is i nearly finished my bowl of popcorn before the machine had read the disc on start-up, cant complain to much though, good guys bundaberg charged me $280 including an extra 2yr warranty

very easy to use

why so long to read disc

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21.6cm
Height:7cm
Weight:2.3kg
Width:43cm

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:BDP-S560
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Media types

Disc types supported:DVD

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Network & Internet Multimedia

Network Connection:Ethernet

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 216 x 70 / 430 x 70 x 207
I/O ports:1 x Ethernet
Power requirements:120 V, 60 Hz / 220-240 V

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.19
Power consumption (typical):28

Security

Child lock: Yes
Parental control: Yes

Technical Details

Device Type:Player
Plug and Play: Yes

Video

Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz / 148.5MHz/12-bit

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.3 / 2.4