Sony BDPS1100 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player – Reviewed

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This network attached Blu-ray disc player is about as basic as it gets for the price. It plays DVD’s, Compact Disks and Blu-Rays in the drive. It won’t play 3D movies or up-scale to 4k. But I needed none of those features.

What this can do however is connect to the internet via a network cable and then play various internet services like Netflix, Lovefilm and BBC iPlayer.

I got this as my PS3 finally stopped working and I wanted something that could handle Netflix and Lovefilm and this does it very well. The interfaces are identical to the one on the PS3 so for me that helped me get working very quickly. So if you have used a Ps3 before the interface will feel very comfortable to you.

Pros and Cons

Pros [icon icon=”thumbs-up” size=”” spin=”” pull=”” border=”” color=””]

  • Price – As of this post Amazon have it for £59 –
  • Size – it is very very small sitting on a cabinet or a shelf.
  • The list of Internet Services
  • Plays media stored on USB Sticks

Cons [icon icon=”thumbs-down” size=”” spin=”” pull=”” border=”” color=””]

  • No Wi-Fi
  • No on board memory for BD-Live (You will need to add a 1Gb or larger USB stick to use these features)
  • No Network streaming support
  • No 3D support

Should I get one?

If you need a quick and cheap way to watch Blu-Ray disk, don’t have a 3D/4k TV and want to watch iPlayer, Love Film etc on your big screen then this is a must have device.

If you want an expensive device to play back 3D movies to a 7.1 surround sound system then perhaps not.

This is aimed squarely at the budget market and ticks all the boxes it really needs to. The lack of WI-FI can be worked around with a set of Home Plug networking adaptors or a length of network cable if your TV and router share the same room.


Design:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Value:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Features:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Performance:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Average:5 Stars (5 / 5)

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