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The player features BD-Live, PiP, 1GB of storage, and 7.1 discrete analog outputs.

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Pros

7.1 DTS HD-MA and Dolby TrueHD decoding

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Profile 2.0 support with BD-Live

10 agree

7.1 analog audio outputs

10 agree

1GB of onboard storage expandable with external USB

9 agree

Excellent DVD Picture Upscaling

1 agrees

Nice looking cabinet

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Superb Blu Ray Picture

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Cons

Flash memory is NOT onboard, a 1Gb USB stick is included in the package

2 agree

Not as much value as a PS3

2 agree

slow loading

1 agrees

Would like to have Sony communicate if they are going to provide a software download for this player to be able to stream netflix videos. Currently, it does not.

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The Sony BDP-S550 is one of the newest Blu-ray players to be released by Sony, and the first player by Sony to support the Profile 2.0 standard. The player features BD-Live, PiP, 1GB of storage, and 7.1 discrete analog outputs. It is the successor of the BDP-S500. The biggest difference between this higher-end model and the S350 is the inclusion of on-board HD audio decoding with 7.1 analog outs. Released in North America on October 8th 2008, the player caries a $400 price tag.

Features

  • Profile 2.0 player
  • BD-Live
  • 1GB storage + USB for external storage
  • PiP (BonusView)
  • 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output
  • Standard DVD playback with 1080p upscaling via HDMI
  • 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus decoding
  • dts-HD High Resolution Audio and Master Audio bit-stream output
  • 7.1 channel analog audio output
  • Support for AVCHD discs
  • Compatible with D-R/RE (BDMV and BDAV modes), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CD, CD-R/RW (CD-DA format), and JPEG on DVD/CD
Upgrades from the BDP-S350
  • Profile 2.0 compliant
  • Onboard decoding of DTS-HD High Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 7.1 analog outputs
  • 1GB local storage

Post Review
Truckgolfing
12/14/2009 01:08

I wish Sony would communicate when they will have a software download to enable this player to be able to stream Netflix videos.

Erik
10/09/2008 08:05

This long-anticipated high-end Blu-ray player is out, folks. Users over at AVS Forum have started receiving their players from online orders as of October 7 or 8th it seems.

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