Sony BDP-S590 Review

With lots of features to its credit, the Sony BDP-S590 has lots of appeal. But some Sony BDP-S590 reviews indicate it suffers from a problem common to lower-cost Blu-ray players: difficulty streaming wireless video. One Sony BDP-S590 review at Gadget Review approvingly cites its many features, including a dedicated Netflix button on the remote control, and concludes that 3D Blu-ray playback is excellent. Most consumers likewise report good things about this player. At Walmart, for example, Sony BDP-S590 reviews say the player loads discs quickly, the user interface is easy to navigate, and the player is easy to set up. Sony BDP-S590 reviews at Best Buy mention that movies look fantastic and others posted at Amazon comment on the player's responsiveness and rich, vibrant playback. And yet, we read a number of reports by users who posted Sony BDP-S590 reviews at all of these sites asserting that the player freezes up when streaming video.

The Sony BDP-S590 (starting at $148, Amazon) is a 3D Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi. It boasts two USB ports instead of the usual one, and includes an HDMI port and digital audio output as well as an Ethernet connection. This Sony model supports DTS-HD, Dolby Digital TrueHD, and other surround sound formats.

Sony's BDP-S590 is a deceny, full-featured Blu-ray player. Some users report problems with its ability to stream video, but we found relatively fewer gripes about this issue than with other models. The Sony BDP-S590 is a tad pricier than our top budget picks, but not by much. Sony fans will like this one.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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