Blu-ray Players

Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray Player


Conclusions About the Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray Player

Looking just at test scores, the Sony is a very competent performer, but a couple things do bother me about it.  Even if it cost $20 more, I'd have liked to see a more solidly built chassis and integrated BD Live memory along with a quieter drive, though I certainly understand the need to be priced low in today's market.

The new Sony Entertainment Network is a step in the right direction for organizing content, but is a little slow and prone to freezing, while the online registration method could be improved to integrate registering your streaming accounts to make setting it up easier.  In the end, however, streaming content looked very nice overall, Blu-ray playback was perfect in Standard mode, and load times were reasonably quick.  There is a whole lot to like overall about the Sony BDP-S590, and if you want SACD support it might cheapest way to get there and still have very good Blu-ray performance.