The Sony BDP S 360 sound via HDMI with Dolby Digital from DVD and CD of the same Big-Phat-band recording “Act your age” relatively fine, but something fitzelig, but pleasantly casual swingte.
- Blue-ray player Sony BDP S 360
- Data sheet
All candidates work quite well for its price class. With its large front door until on the inevitable font and logo belts, the Sony appears subdued and relatively elegant.
On media diversity, all players use the usual buying media and the most popular self-made files from JPEG photos of up to compressed music in MP3 and WMA format. You may supply to them self burned DVD or CD or in an external storage medium.
What easily mastered any of the candidates, was the connection to the network, which almost automatically configured itself, and each player could also immediately via an integrated network test report that all went well. This is gratifying. A network connection should arrive today at the Hi-Fi and home cinema system – you need it more and more often, even for Internet radio, and latest TV show even the current weather report from the net fished.
After commissioning, the testers before the listening comparison routine must once through the function test course. After yes most of this player to replace a DVD player in the system, they can deal well with the standard-definition discs. This requires above all the video signal processing, whose main task in converting into frames (de-interlacing) and the proliferation of pixels (scaling). After here earlier, Blu-ray players tried at best mediocre on the canvas, the results of current player vote positively, and the four test candidates do all no exception.
Sherwood handles complex mixed-mode patterns best, are composed of progressive and interlaced constituents about an existing from full resolution movie with interlaced subtitles. Also Sony turns fast and stably maintained in the appropriate conversion algorithm. Scale can all four subjects fairly decent, nowhere lens sharpness is lost, but only complex, the film allows you to detect, how well or poorly, say an image appears like plastic.
Even with unscaled HD picture of Blu-ray on a full HD projector like the Panasonic PT AE 1000 in the stereoplay listening room show different characters the player, many processing and filtering steps take place already in the decoder. Here showed surprising that veteran Sony produces a while sharp, but somehow lifeless, flat screen – because the developers have done probably slightly too much of good against artifacts. The Sherwood showed the test sequences from “Big Buck Bunny” and “Wall-E” clearly restless, but very much plastic. JVC is inserted between the somewhat obtuse, but quiet Sony and the plastic pioneer image.
It is the hearing test is always somewhat more elaborate than other genera of sources of, with Blu-ray players for the tester to check all popular media and decoder variants and to determine an overall. This way is interesting, sound characters of the player from one to another sound procedures and usually even from the digital to the analogue output can be transferred. A player swings nicely with PCM CD, sounds he character, to play Dolby Digital DVD or DTS HD Master Audio Blu-ray disc. The slightest difference between different players emerge bit stream passes to the amplifier, which then takes care of everything. The largest differences in sound is set between the players via the analog output. Of the test equipment, only the Sherwood delivers analog multi channel signals, so the most exciting race occurred at the stereo interconnect.
Sony BDP S 360 sound via HDMI with Dolby Digital from DVD and CD of the same Big-Phat-band recording “Act Your Age” relatively fine, but something fitzelig, but pleasantly casual swingte. Analog, he drew the instruments slightly coarser, but swingte it continues to just fine. A similar ratio occurred at the pioneer, its larger brethren such as the serving here as reference BDP LX 08 are known for their musicality.
It proved once again, that in this price class for audiophile analog output simply the budget is missing, although the quality of this class increases. Via HDMI-bit-stream-output the audio quality depends largely on the amplifier, and the differences were slight, but noticeable. Whenever the own clock was in Sonic charge, the differences intensified increasingly. And who would like to use all the features of Blu-ray, must now once all decode the player leave and pass then finished PCM signals via HDMI to the amplifier. The increasing number of amplifiers and receivers with HDMI inputs anytime soon could cause the analog outputs from the manufacturer only as a remedy to be viewed.
Sony BDP S 360
Technical data and test results
|Video digital HDMI (version)||1.3a|
|Max resolution of HDMI|
|Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master||/|
|Decoder DD / DTS||/|
|Remote control for TV / Adaptive||/|
|Predefined picture settings / adjustable||/|
|Memory card reader|
|Ethernet for update / interactive content||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||/|
|BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds)||18 / 37.0 s|
|JPEG / JPEG HD||/|
|Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1||/ /|
|DVD + R / RW||/|
|CD-R / RW||/|
|BD-R / RE||/|
|optical / HDMI||/|
|Hosiden / 3-comp.||/|
|Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)||107 dB|
|Output resistance||930 ohms|
|Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD||2.7 / 4.5 mm|
|Error correction surface CD / DVD||3,03,7 mm|
|Power consumption standby / operating||0.2 / 13.5 W|
|Short conclusion||For only 300 euro, you get a decent-looking player with excellent operating concept and in contrast to its predecessors by Sony also JPEG and MP3 capability. His image is the sound very artifact poor, musically, but slim.|
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|Picture Blu ray / DVD||16 / 9|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||outstanding 102|
|Price-performance ratio||Very good|
|tested in issue:||10 / 09|