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Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #11 in Blu-ray Players


Pros: Amazing quality, ease of use, UI responsiveness, great media support on DLNA and USB

Cons: Front panel display doesn't show CD track number

I spent a few months researching Blu-ray players before purchasing the Sony BDP-S590. Another strong contender was the Panasonic DMP-BDT220, but I chose the Sony after several others recommended it and from my own research.

Since this our first Blu-ray player, I don't have extensive knowledge or experience by any means, but I knew what I was getting, and I was not disappointed at all. The S590 has many connection options besides the standard HDMI, including a composite RCA video connection for older systems. Additional audio options include both coaxial and optical digital audio, as well as standard RCA analog out. 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN is of course included for Internet connectivity, although this player has built-in WiFi (no expensive adapters needed!) for your convenience. The S590 has two USB ports: one on the front panel for playing media from flash drives etc., and one on the back for BD-Live storage.

I like the sleek glossy look of this player, although it does show dust and smudges fairly easily. The front panel display has several brightness levels, but even at the brightest setting it can be hard to read from the other side of a well-lit room. Also, the front panel display does not show CD track numbers, but only the time counter. This is slightly disappointing, as we play many CDs on this Blu-ray player, but it isn't a huge problem at all. The Now Playing interface for CDs, USB and network media is very aesthetically appealing, and the Gracenote integration works well.

Other than CDs, we mostly play DVDs in this player, although I've played a couple of Blu-rays as well. The quality is excellent, and I find no problem with it. I can't really comment on the DVD upscaling quality, as I have nothing to compare it with. Load times do not seem to be excessive, although, seriously, why are we so impatient to watch a good film? So what if your player takes 20 seconds longer than some other player? It's worth the wait!

Startup time, however, does take some time, which is slightly frustrating for playing CDs. This can easily be rectified by changing a setting which causes the player to start very quickly, but at the cost of higher stand-by power consumption.

The only Internet apps I have used are Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, and both apps work great with no complaints.

I actually quite like the UI. It is very responsive, and fun to use.

All in all, I highly recommend the Sony BDP-S590 to anyone! It's an amazing player with great features and a great price!


Pros: Audio and Video quality are excellent, In-Depth Menu System, Sleek Design

Cons: User-Interface

My original purchasing decision was between the Sony BDP-S590 & the Panasonic DMP-BDT220, I chose the Sony and haven't looked back since. The Sony comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, 3D playback capabilties, HDMI, SPDIF, Stereo RCA, Composite video and Digital Coaxial outputs. I found the remote that comes stock with the player to be small and cramped, which ended being a non-issue for me because I use my Harmony 650, but could end up being a pain for those that plan to use the remote (however I do like the fact that the remote comes with a default 'Netflix' button.)

Firmware updates have been smooth and easy, and the player has yet to have a single hitch in its game. Video and audio quality have been as good as I'd hoped with the player performing properly and avoiding any real flaws. I appreciated the fact that Sony left the settings menu fairly open and allowed for user controlled/preferred options. While I haven't used the 'Smart' functionality from the SEN more than a few times, each and every time it's been easy and straight-forward. The only downfall I feel as though the player has is its clunky and somewhat cumbersome user interface. The layout and look feels antequated and outdated. Though the navigation is straight-forward the player could absolutely benefit from a UI revamp. (This across all Sony connected devices, not just the S590)

Ultimately I have no hesitation in recommending the BDP-S590. Though the UI could/should be tweaked, the solid video/audio playback coupled with smooth aesthetics and a plethora of feaures make this a no brainer for anyone in the market for a BD player.
Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player

Enjoy Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc playback and your favorites from Netflix, Youtube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and more with the Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray Disc Player. Wirelessly stream movies, TV shows, music and more, even in 3D for an ultimate movie watching experience. Easily navigate and control your entertainment experience with your iPad/iPhone, or compatible Android phone using the free Sony "Media remote" app. KIT INCLUDES: * HDMI-HDMI CABLE. * NETWORK CABLE. * CABLE TIES.

FeatureSony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with built-in Wi-Fi and iPhone/ iPad & Android App Capable 6ft. Gold Tipped HDMI-HDMI Cable 14ft. CAT5e Network Cable Velcro Cable Ties 5-Pack
ProductGroupHome Theater
TitleSony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with built-in Wi-Fi and iPhone/ iPad & Android App Capable + 6ft HDMI Cable + 14ft CAT5e Network Cable + Velcro Cable Ties
UPCList - UPCListElement610696372024
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