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

At a Glance

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  • Sony BDP-S780

    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

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.

Price when rated: 230.

Pros

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

Cons

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