Well since the gadget category is quite empty, I have decided to write a review on this thingy – the new Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray player. It’s one very advanced player, more than you would expect from such appliance. Sony as Sony, they always come up with some interesting and worthy. The Sony BDP-S570 is one of these things you can connect to your network, whether it be through wires or wirelessly, which is even more compelling. For example, you can coordinate the player with your computer’s HDD like WD one and play the files from there. It should be easy to set up everything and play a media externally. It’s supposed to work whether you have dynamic or static IP address. Streaming options are very good and you have whole variety of methods connecting through internet, locally or on some other ways. I’m pretty much sure you can stream online, whether you have a router or .
In a couple of minutes, you can stream media like photos and videos, or even better, you can in no-time access online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon VOD, Pandora, Slacker or YouTube and stream from there. Even better, you don’t have to stand up every time you want to replay a media or config the player. You can download a free app for your iPhone/iPad to make it as a remote controller of your Sony Blu-Ray player. The navigation feels zippy as PS3 navigation menu is, which is very attractive for its users. Sound quality is decent as well.
Booting up is very quick, you’ll need less than 60 seconds to have everything ready for play but also image quality is very good. It’s very detailed. Hey it’s 3D at end and if you get used to the Sony, you’ll hardly want to watch any 2D movies after a while. However, I have heard when it comes to streaming white-black movies, it isn’t that good, so if you are planning to watch a lot of old movies, you might want to think twice before buying. If you ever have watched white-black movie on a PS3, you probably know what I’m talking about. However, it’s slightly better when it comes to such type of movies and you should know that all players have 1080p resolution which results in great picture quality.
As a good feature, you can plug in an USB disc and play media from there as well. However, the player is capable of streaming only .jpg images and with large base of autio extensions such as .mp3, .wma, .wav, and .m4a audio files along with a large selection of video formats. The Sony player is nicely designed with nice buttons and compact box. You’ll need a capable HDTV and special 3D glasses to get the most out of your Sony. It starts playing very fast as well. By some measurements, it starts playing a disc in less than 26 seconds which is quite fast. The Sony features also SACD playback and 1 GB onboard storage. That’s maybe not a lot but it’s still enough to save a lot of photos or eventually a one or two movies. On a side note, the firmware is constantly updated so you get latest software for this machine which results in even better experience each time the new update is released. The product has been rated by over 500 Amazon customers averaging nearly 4 stars out of five. The product isn’t perfect but the price is more than affordable – it’s simply fairly cheap and you get in return a cool 3D player.