Sony BDP-S550 ~ Pinoy Reviews

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Sony BDP-S550

For those not in the know, HD DVD is DEAD! It’s a dead format so if you’re going to your local appliance store and the salesperson offers you HD DVD, REJECT IT! For the love of God, DON’T BUY IT, lest of course, you want to have your aging Betamax to have a company in your attic.

Wait for the Sony BDP-S550 instead. The Sony BDP-S550 is one of the latest stand alone Blu-ray player from Sony. I have always preferred to have a Playstation 3 because it already combines the best of both worlds and probably much cheaper but for those who wants a stand alone Blu-ray player, the Sony BDP-S550 might be worth the wait.

The Sony BDP-S550 features the BD-Live technology which allows users to update the firmware of their players through the internet via the Ethernet port as well as download additional content. The Sony BDP-S550 will also have a 1GB storage device.

So why is the Sony BDP-S550 worth the wait? Aside from the Ethernet port, this player is also capable of 1080/60p and 24p true cinema output. This translates to superior video playback quality specially on 40 inches above flat panel screens.

You may have to wait a bit longer though because the Sony BDP-S550 will ship around Fall so it may take a little longer to reach the Philippines plus, at $500, it isn’t exactly cheap.