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The Sony BDP-S500 is a basic profile (1.0) Blu-Ray player capable of upscaling DVDs to 1080p via HMDI.

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Pros

decodes Dolby True-HD really well, providing deep and very rich sound

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BRAVIA Theater Sync works very well, makes operation much easier

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Cons

remote is very hard to work with in the dark

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DVD upscaling not significantly better than a normal cheap DVD player with upscaling

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only supports Profile 1, so no 3D and severely limited online support

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no support for sending dts-hd Master Audio to HDMI, but downgrades it to DTS

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takes about 90 seconds to power on

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The Sony BDP-S500 is a basic profile (1.0) Blu-Ray player capable of upscaling DVDs to 1080p via HMDI. It can display images at both 60p and 24p, and will play back video encoded in MPEG-2/MPEG-4-AVC and VC-1 codecs. The player is capable of 7.1 HDMI and 5.1 analog audio output, as well as uncompressed PCM sound, plus Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD via HDMI. The player also features "Bravia Theatre Sync" to synchronise with other Sony Bravia-series equipment controllable from a single remote.

Features
  • Profile 1.0
  • Upscale DVDs to 1080p via HDMI
  • Can display images at 60p and 24p
  • Compatible with MPEG-2, MPEG-4-AVC and VC-1 codecs
  • Bravia Theatre Sync
  • 7.1 HDMI and 5.1 analog audio output
  • Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, LPCM decoding and HDMI output
  • Component and composite video output
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