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Sony BDP-S6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2478 reviews of Sony BDP-S6500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony BDP-S6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Sony BDP-S6500


The BDP-S6500 is Sony's range-topping Blu-ray player and the successor to last year's BDP-S6200. At £150 it's pricier than your average player but it gets you a full set of premium features, including 4K upscaling, built-in super Wi-Fi and network...

Excellent picture quality ; Slick, friendly operating system ; Plays FLAC and MKV via network

Pedestrian design ; Build quality ; Missing catch-up TV apps

Oct, 2015

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Sony BDP-S6500 review

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The Sony BDP-S6500B is a premium Blu-ray player, offering 4K upscaling, wi-fi internet connection and a host of smart features. It certainly looks good on paper, but how well will it actually play your discs? Read on to find out how it fared in our...

Jan, 2016

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Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-ray Player Review


This flagship Blu-ray performs great with both discs and streamed video content but is the Ultra HD scaling really worth the extra?

Perfect with Blu-ray ; Excellent with DVD ; Can detect 24p from streaming services ; Good range of app

Questionable whether 4K scaling is of any benefit ; Remote feels cheap for flagship product

The Sony BDP-S6500 is another excellent Blu-ray disc player able to handle both two and three dimensional Blu-ray discs with no issues whatsoever. It also handles DVDs brilliantly, too, with crisp, well defined scaling and, if you need it, the S6500...

Expert review by : Sam Khan (

A Review Of The Sony BDP-S6500 4K Upscaling Blu Ray Player


Sony has finally released the BDP-S6500, its brand spanking new Blu-ray player which boasts a significant improvement from its predecessor and comes with heaps of new features (some more useful than others). At a slightly elevated price in comparison...

4K Ultra HD upscaling ; Immersive viewing with 3D capability ; Stream online content fast via built-in super Wi-Fi ; Control TV right from your smartphone with TV SideView ; Dual Core Processor for faster operation

Uninspiring, bland design ; Lack of TV apps ; Issues with Mimecast mirroring compatibility

Overall, the BDP-S6500 is worth the price if you can overlook it’s small but niggling deficiencies. The design isn’t the most creative or impressive, but amongst all your other gleaming TV gadgets, does it really matter that much? With the BDP-S6500...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Jonathan Knoder (

Sony BDP-S6500 Review


The Sony BDP-S6500 provides excellent video and audio quality and a handful of streaming apps. Premium features like 4K upscaling and 2D to 3D conversion give it added value over entry-level players.

You can download an app that lets you use your smartphone as a remote.

The built-in apps take a long time to load.

With its impressive video and audio quality, connectivity options, and built-in apps, Sony’s BDP-S6500 is a premium Blu-ray player that fits nicely in a home theater setup.

May, 2018

Expert review by : S21 (

Sony BDP-S6500 review


The Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-Ray player is a top-quality disk player, using Sony's 4K upscaling chip to deliver rich, detailed video to a UHD TV. It's 3D-capable, includes built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet connections, and also gives you access to Smart TV via the...

The Sony BDP-S6500 Blu-Ray player is a well-specified player, and is now available at a very competitive price. Just about everything you could want is included here, at least until the next generation of UHD Blu-Ray players becomes available in 2016 .

Dec, 2015

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Nice and compact


A very nice low-cost player. Initial difficulties with Blu Ray sound but eventually solved in Settings by changing the Audio Output from Auto to PCM. Great picture upscaling giving excellent detail.

Sep, 2017

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My Sony blu-ray player


This is the third blu-ray I've had but by far the best Picture/Sound of all and so easy to use super still pictures (no fussing or jumping) just crystal clear.yes I would recommend this Blue-ray player and give it 5 stars.

Sep, 2017

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excellent features


i bought this as i have a lot of normal bluerays and a sony 4k tv the picture quality was amazing well worth the money does exactley what it says on the box brill bit of kit so glad i bought it great price too

Sep, 2017

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excellent features


i bought this as i have a lot of normal bluerays and a sony 4k tv the picture quality was amazing well worth the money does exactley what it says on the box brill bit of kit so glad i bought it great price too

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby TrueHD, DSD, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray player


Child lock: Yes
Parental control: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, FLAC, LPCM, M4A, MKA, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, MPO, PNG
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVC, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS

Media types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / DVD


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes


Analog signal format system: / NTSC
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):0.45


Card reader integrated: No


24p support: Yes
2D-3D converter: Yes
3D: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes
x.v.Color support: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.9 / 3.91