Sony BDP-S380 Blu-Ray Player

May 22nd, 2011

If you’re after a budget Blu-Ray player then Sony’s BDP-S380 could be just what you are after. But be warned it’s a ‘no frills’ Blu-Ray player, as always you get what you pay for. So what do you get? Here’s the specs on Sony’s BDP-S380 Blu-Ray player

Sony BDP-S380 specifications

* Blu-ray 2.0
* Video Outputs – 1 x HDMI (1.3), 1 x Component, 1 x Composite
* Audio Outputs – 1 x Stereo phono outputs, 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF
* Network port
* Optional Wireless connectivity
* 2 x USB ports
* Mass storage support
* Plays nicely with MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, AVCHD, Xvid, WMV9 video formats and MP3, WMA, WAV, SACD, AAC audio formats
* Handles JPEG images and streams YouTube
* Supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA
* 430 x 210 x 38 mm

Sony BDP-S380 description

Sony BDP-S380 reviews

Expert Reviews – 4 out of 5
Trusted Reviews – 8 out of 10
Amazon – 4 out of 5

Pros – BRAVIA Internet Video content, Easy to use operating system, Picture Quality
Cons – No DivX support, Not 3D, slow start-up

Our Picks verdict

An average score of 4 out of 5 based on these 3 reviews.

Without the bells and whistles of it’s more feature-laden big brother Sony players, the BDP-S380 offers basic features for a decent price. Lack of DivX support is surprising but can be over-looked if cheap and cheerful is your thing. In conclusion we would say that the Sony BDP-S380 Blu-Ray player should only be considered if a Blu-Ray player is ‘all’ that you want.

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