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Sony BDP-S3700 review

 Review: April 2016  
 

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-Ray player is an excellent mid-range device, offering playback of 2D Blu-Ray disks, DVDs & CDs, as well as streaming content from Netflix, the BBC iPlayer and from connected smartphones, tablets and PCs. Fast Wi-Fi support is built-in, and the balance of features will be just right for the majority of users.

Best buy: Sony BDP-S3700 from Currys (£74.00)



 

Design & looks

The Sony BDPS-3700 shares the same look and design as the Sony BDPS-3500 player from 2015. It's an unassuming design that will blend in easily next to your TV. Its key features are its compact size and plain black finish. A simple remote control is supplied in the sales package.

Playback

The BDP-S3700 is a mid-range model, so it doesn't support 3D disks, but everything else we'd want is here - support for Blu-ray, DVD and CD disks, with upscaling of DVDs to 1080p HD.

The device also supports 24p cinema playback, 16-bit deep colour, and Triluminos.

Smart content

One of the best features of the S3700 is its support for multimedia and smart content. When connected to the internet, it gives you access to a good range of catch-up TV services including the BBC iPlayer, and streaming service Netflix.

In addition to streaming content from the internet, you can also access music, photos, and videos stored on devices connected to your home network, using DLNA. You can also access content from USB devices. Screen mirroring of Miracast-compatible tablets and smartphones is also supported.

Connectivity

The device comes with HDMI output and a coaxial audio output, as well as a USB input.

Networking is supported via a wired ethernet connection, and also built-in Wi-Fi. The S3700 uses 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and a multi-antenna MIMO format to ensure a fast and reliable data connection.

Sony's SideView app lets you control the player with an iOS/Android phone or tablet.

Conclusion - recommended

The Sony BDP-S3700 looks set to be Sony's most popular Blu-Ray player for 2016, thanks to its well-balanced set of features. The player omits 3D playback, but includes Wi-Fi support and smart content, making it the "Goldilocks" option for the majority of people.

Costing £90 at launch, our target price for the BDPS3700 is £70, and it ought to reach this price before Christmas 2016, making it a recommended buy from us here at S21! In the meantime, you can save yourself a few quid by choosing last year's Sony BDPS3500, as there's really no practical difference comparing the BDP-S3500 vs the BDP-S3700.


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Can I get UKTV play and ITV HUB with the S3700?

Asked by sandra from uk on 17th Nov 2016
I have just brought a S3700 to convert my TV into a smart TV, BUT I cannot find any ITV channels or catchup . Can any one help.

Thank you Sandra

Reply by Paul from UK on 2nd Jan 2017
Hi Sandra,

I know this might sound daft, but have you connected the player to your home network? (internet), it sounds like your player isn't connected!

Can I use this product on my iMac in HD?

Asked by Brian from Uk on 26th Feb 2016



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Reviewed by David from UK on 12th Jul 2016
This player works fine except for the iPlayer which will not function. No one seems to want to sort this out.
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