Sony BDP-S1500 review
|Review: June 2015|
Last updated April 2016
In a nutshell: The Sony BDP-S1500 is the company's entry-level Blu-Ray player for 2015 and includes all the essentials, plus a few extras such as Smart TV, an ethernet connection, a coaxial audio output and a super-fast start-up time of under one second. It just misses out on 3D playback and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Design & looks
The Sony BDP-S1500 is a super-compact Blu-Ray player with a sliding tray for disks. It has an extremely low power consumption of 8.8W and comes with a remote control. The player features a super-quick start time of just one second to boot up.
In addition to Blu-Ray disks, the BDP-S1500 also plays DVDs and audio CDs.
This is Sony's entry-level player for 2015 and it doesn't support 3D playback, but it will upscale DVDs to Full 1080p HD. It includes support for 16-bit deep colour, Triluminos and 24p cinema playback.
Sony Entertainment Network
The player also gives you access to Smart TV via the Sony Entertainment Network.This includes catch-up TV, YouTube videos, and a library of movies, music and games.
The player has a HDMI output for connecting to a HD Ready TV, plus a coaxial audio output for connecting to an external speaker system.
A USB input lets you plug in a USB device to access music, photos or videos on your TV.
Smart TV is accessed via an ethernet cable. There's no wireless Wi-Fi option available in this basic model.
The Sony BDP-S1500 is Sony's cheapest Blu-Ray model for 2015, costing just £50. It misses out on features like 3D playback and a Wi-Fi connection, but if you don't need those features, this is an excellent buy.
Sony BDP-S1500 features include:
- Playable disks: Blu-Ray, DVD, CD
- Audio: Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby True HD
- Connectivity: HDMI output, ethernet, USB input, digital audio output (coaxial)
- Parental control
- Remote Control RMT-VB100I
- Power consumption: 8.8W
- Size: 230 x 39 x 194 mm
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What is the size of the hard drive?
Asked by stuart quigg
on 22nd Jan 2017
Can I watch 3d movies from this player?
Asked by laba hari
on 12th Jan 2017
Reply by S21
on 12th Jan 2017
No, it doesn't support 3D disks.
Does this player play back movies from a 2 teriebite hard drive?
Asked by Guy
on 8th Sep 2016
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Average rating from 3 reviews:
Reviewed by isya
on 27th Sep 2016
I cant replace my cd... "eject is unavailable..." suck.
Reviewed by Kaz
on 29th May 2016
I'm taking mine back as machine keeps turning power off.
Reviewed by Kenneth
on 3rd Jan 2016
Sony blu-ray Bdp-s1500.
Can't disconnect a USB stick from the player safely.