Blu-Ray and DVD players
Sony BDP-S1100 review
Design & looks
The BDP-S1100 may be the entry-level offering in Sony's Blu-Ray player range for 2013, but that doesn't stop it having pretensions to be a design icon. The wedge-shaped box won't necessarily be to everyone's taste, but it certainly can't be accused of being boring!
While the entry-level Blu-Ray players from LG and Panasonic support 3D playback, the Sony handles 2D disks only. It does, however, support playback of DVDs and it will upscale DVDs to 1080p HD. It also plays audio CDs.
The player supports the 16 bit deep colour standard and also Sony's new Triluminos LED backlighting system, so you should choose a Sony Triluminos Blu-Ray player if you plan to buy one of Sony's new Triluminos TVs in the future.
BD-Live 2.0 enables you to download additional content via an internet connection.
Sony Entertainment Network
The Sony Entertainment Network gives you internet access to online movies, catch-up TV, music and YouTube videos.
The player connects to a HD Ready TV via HDMI and there's a coaxial audio output for connecting to an external speaker system.
A USB port lets you plug in a USB drive and access music, photos or videos on your TV. DLNA access to PCs isn't supported, however.
For internet access, you must use the ethernet cable, as there is no built-in Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi option.
The price of the Sony BDP-S1100 has fallen since launch to a rock bottom £50, and at that price it probably offers more for your money than any other player on the market. The designer looks of the device are an added bonus, and it stands out as a top choice among entry-level models.
Sony BDP-S1100 features include:
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