Sony BDP-S780 Review: Blu-ray Player Has a Slew of Internet Services, Plus a Web Browser

At a Glance
  • Sony BDP-S780

    TechHive Rating

    The Sony BDP-S780 offers a wide selection of Internet-streamed entertainment, but makes some curious compromises. Its 3D settings can improve stereoscopic viewing. But the $230 price may be a painful...

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    The Sony BDP-S780 offers a wide selection of Internet-streamed entertainment, but makes some curious compromises. Its 3D settings can improve stereoscopic viewing. But the $230 price may be a painful trade-off for this model's capabilities.

    MSRP: 230.

    Pros

    • Extra 3D settings improve quality
    • Great Internet app selection includes Web browser
    • Useful smartphone remote-control app
    • Great Internet app selection includes Web browser
    • Useful smartphone remote-control app
    • Extra 3D settings improve quality

    Cons

    • Browser lacks Flash
    • Hulu Plus and Netflix require Sony membership
    • Browser lacks Flash
    • Considerable usability problems
    • Expensive
    • Considerable usability problems
    • Hulu Plus and Netflix require Sony membership

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