Sony BDP-S4200 review
|Review: November 2014|
In a nutshell: The Sony BDP-S4200 adds 3D capability to the S1200, and is a decent, but fairly basic Blu-Ray player with Smart TV functionality.
Design & looks
Sony's 2014 range of Blu-Ray players have a distinctive, slim, "sense of quartz" design that matches Sony's TV range. For added convenience, the S4200 has a super quick start and can boot-up in less than a second.
This player is a step up from the entry-level model and supports 3D playback. It will also upscale DVDs to full 1080p HD. It includes support for 16-bit deep color and 24p playback. It also plays audio CDs.
Sony Entertainment Network
The Sony Entertainment Network gives you internet access to online movies, catch-up TV, music and YouTube videos.
You can download the TV SideView app to use your compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control.
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. It's DLNA certified too, so you can connect it to a compatible PC to play content on the big screen.
For internet access, you must use the ethernet cable, as there is no built-in Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi option.
The Sony BDP-S4200 gives you 3D playback and full HD upscaling for a reaonable price of £70. Smart TV is available via ethernet, but it's missing a Wi-Fi connection.
Sony BDP-S4200 features include:
- Playable disks: 3D Blu-Ray, DVD, CD
- Audio: Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby True HD
- Connectivity: HDMI, ethernet, USB, digital audio output (coaxial), DLNA certified
- Standard remote RMT-B128P
- Power consumption: 9.5W
- Size: 265 x 43 x 199 mm
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Reviewed by David
on 2nd Apr 2015
The most useless player i have ever had to use , would never have bought it if i new seems imposible to get the ciao to play no display on it can tell if it works just a chrap light on the power button