Blu-ray Players

Sony BDP-S570 Universal Blu-ray Player

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Introduction

After seeing the debut of the new Sony Blu-ray player lineup at CES this year, I was excited to get a chance to try one out. Taking its place at the top of the non-ES single-disc Blu-ray player lineup, the BDP-S570, boasts WiFi, Netflix, Pandora, and can even be controlled with an iPhone app!

Specifications

  • Design: Universal Blu-ray Player
  • Codecs: All, Including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, SACD, and DVD-A (LPCM-Multichannel Output
  • WiFi 802.11n Built-in
  • Internet Audio and Video (Pandora, Netflix, and Slacker)
  • 3D-Ready
  • DLNA-Ready
  • iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) Remote Support
  • Dimensions: 1.8" H x 16.9" W x 8.1" D
  • Weight: 5 Pounds
  • MSRP: $249 USA
  • Sony

Recently, I had a chance to test drive this unit and explore these features and more. The BDP-S570 is priced at $249, and while this is considerably cheaper than almost any Blu-ray player cost only 24 months ago, there are plenty of less expensive options out there today. So, the question, as always, is whether this player meets that price in terms of performance and capability. Are the extra bells and whistles worth the marginally higher price?