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Sony BDP-S560

Sony BDP-S560
alaScore 83

199 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Sony BDP-S560. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony BDP-S560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony BDP-S560 review


Sony fills a very small gap in its Blu-ray player range with the introduction of the '560, and it's another solid build

Clarity, detail resolution and motion ; wireless networking and some DLNA support included

Newer rivals boast richer, more enticing pictures ; can sound bright next to class best ; no internal memory for BD-Live

Still a good player, but more competition has made it less attractive of late

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (

Sony BDP-S560 review


Sneaking in between Sony's budget deck and the wireless BDP-S760 is this Blu-ray spinner. Is it the best of the bunch?

Yet another solid Sony. Not as seductive as some in the range, perhaps, but impossible to dislike

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : IDG staff (

Sony BDP-S560 review


The Sony BDP-S560 is also a Wi-Fi enabled model. But this model lacks the streaming media extras that competing Blu-ray Disc players offer.

It's not the cheapest or the most full-featured, but the Sony BDP-S560 is a good Blu-ray player.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : PC World Staff (

Sony BDPS560 Blu-ray player


Sony's BDPS560 Blu-ray player excels at upconverting DVDs

Built-in Wi-Fi, power-saving features, great image quality

Multimedia features for photos only, poor remote

The Sony BDP-S560 delivers very good images -- exceptional ones on DVD -- and Wi-Fi connectivity, but its poorly designed remote and lack of streaming extras hurt its value.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (

Sony BDP-S560 Blu-Ray Review


Built-in Wi-Fi ; Power-saving features ; Great image quality

Multimedia features for photos only ; Poor remote

The Sony BDP-S560 delivers very good images--exceptional ones on DVD--and Wi-Fi connectivity, but its poorly designed remote and lack of streaming extras hurt its value.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Sony BDP-S560


The Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray player features a Wi-Fi adapter and BD-Live support, but doesn't appear to be able to match competitors for features.

The BDP-S560 also include on-board decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, but it's lacking the 7.1 analog outputs of its predecessor, the BDP-S550. The BDP-S560 will be available Q3 for AU$549.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : PC Authority (

Sony BDP-S560


Yet another solid Sony: not as seductive as some in the range, perhaps, but impossible to dislike

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Review: Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray player


This Blu-ray player delivers very good images and Wi-Fi connectivity, but its poorly designed remote and lack of streaming extras hurt its value.

Built-in Wi-Fi ; Great image quality ; Power-saving features

Multimedia features for photos only ; Poor remote

You get more than BD-Live when you plug the BDP-S560 into your home network. If you have a computer that runs DLNA server software on your network, this player will recognize it and display the photos from that computer. It can also display photos from...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Thomas Spurlin (

Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Player Review


It's natural to assume that technology-initiator Sony would be a market leader in the player category, though the widespread implementation of the PS3 might be a bit of a shock. For those who weren't swayed towards using a video game machine as a...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Sony BDP-S560 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Sony's new mid-level Blu-ray player offers a few noteworthy features not available in the lower-priced BDP-S360--namely, built-in WiFi and DLNA media streaming. However, this Profile 2.0 player does not provide access to a streaming video-on-demand...

The BDP-S560 supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs ; The player has internal Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and can pass these formats in bitstream form over HDMI ; It supports BD-Live Web content and can play picture-in-picture...

The BDP-S560 lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; The player lacks internal memory, so you must add your own USB device. Plus, the USB port doesn't support movie or...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Elevate your HD experience with the BDP-S560 Blu-ray Disc player. Featuring Full HD 1080p video output, you can take full advantage of your HDTV and the unparalleled detail of Blu-ray Disc video content. Plus, this player upscales your existing DVD collection to near HD quality via HDMI. With built-in wireless functionality, you can connect to the Internet to download and stream BD-Live content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers and more. Additionally, this Blu-ray Disc player also supports Wi-Fi protected set-up (WPS) for a quick and easy connection to WPS enabled wireless routers. You can even wirelessly stream digital photos from your PC to this Blu-ray Disc player and view photos on your HDTV. In addition to an exceptional picture, the BDP-S560 supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio codecs for up to 7.1 channels of high-definition sound.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Certification:Energy Star


Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Picture-in-Picture: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Media types

Disc types supported:DVD



Network & Internet Multimedia

Network Connection:Ethernet

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 216 x 70 / 430 x 70 x 207
I/O ports:1 x Ethernet
Power requirements:120 V, 60 Hz / 220-240 V

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):0.19
Power consumption (typical):28


Child lock: Yes
Parental control: Yes

Technical Details

Device Type:Player
Plug and Play: Yes


Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz / 148.5MHz/12-bit

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.3 / 2.4