Product Comparison: Sony BDP-S490 vs Sony BDP-S4100


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
BDP-S490
BDP-S4100
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Dim the lights, put on your 3D glasses and lose yourself in the Full HD 3D experience. Whether it’s a 3D or 2D Blu-ray Disc movie, a DVD box set or a video streamed from the Internet, this is entertainment at its magical, immersive best.
If you’ve got a 3D TV, you’ll want to play the latest 3D movies in the highest quality. A 3D Blu‐ray DiscTM player from Sony is fully compatible with the latest 3D Blu‐ray standards and is the only way to enjoy the growing number of 3D movie releases in Full High Definition 1080p quality.
Key Specs
Smart Capable
Yes
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
1080 p
1080 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony BDP-S490 Smart 3D Blu-ray Player (Old model)
  • I can stream HD content without any buffering. Hooks up with my computer at a breeze.
  • Packed with features such as 3D, HD and will upscale your DVD's to near-HD quality too.
  • It also seems to stream video flawlessly from my Windows Home Server via DLNA, including HD content without any problem at all
  • Excellent sound and video quality HD player.
  • It's a good package and makes it extremely easy to rent films in HD, and far better than Sky's Box Office where the picture quality of a lot of their films are very subpar.
Sony BDP-S4100 Smart 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Excellent picture quality when upscaling DVDs to full HD. The upscaled picture is pin sharp, with no motion artifacts/blur, and the colours are very nice.
  • Excellent 2D Blu-ray picture quality, with noticeably richer more vibrant colours for a given source compared to my older player
  • Easily convers your HD television into a a Smart Television.
  • So far I have used Netflix and iPlayer and both have worked easily, were fast and played back video in HD.
  • This is a really good player with excellent picture quality and rather sleek looking too.
Size & Weight
Height
1.65 in.
1.7 in.
Width
16.9 in.
14.2 in.
Depth
7.8 in.
7.8 in.
Weight
3.3 lbs.
2.87 lbs.
Features
Disc Loading Type
Tray
Tray
Compatible Disc Formats
BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, Super Audio CD
BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, Super Audio CD
Pre-Installed Services & Apps
Web Browser, YouTube
YouTube, Web Browser, Netflix, LOVEFiLM
Supported Formats
BD Video, DVD Video, AVCHD, Xvid, WMV9, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MKV, WMV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, MPO
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Xvid, MPEG4 AVC (H.264), VC1, WMV9, Motion JPEG, AVI, MP4, MKV, AVCHD, JPEG, PNG, GIF, MPO
Built-in Audio Decoders
DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, DTS Neo:6, AAC, LPCM
MP3, AAC, WMA9, LPCM, FLAC, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS, DTS Neo:6, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
USB Port(s)
2
1
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Controls
Remote control, Media Remote app
Remote control, TV SideView app
Extras
3D playback capability
3D playback capability, Internet Streaming
What customers say about "Features"
Sony BDP-S490 Smart 3D Blu-ray Player (Old model)
  • I have watched standard blu ray, 3D blu ray and DVD films and the picture quality is outstanding in all.
  • This is a great 3D Blu Ray player, looks sleek and performs exceptionally.
  • This is a good player. Very easy to set up and use. First test was a R1 disc which it played no problem, and then a Blu Ray which would not play on my old player and again no problems.
  • Lot's of apps there from YouTube to BBC iPlayer. It also has a load of 3D demonstration stuff which we have used a number of times to demonstrate our 3D TV to friends.
  • I have tried Blu-Rays and 3D Blu-Rays through it and the work fantastically.
Sony BDP-S4100 Smart 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
  • The 3D element is really good - better than the majority of films that carry this effect.
  • This Blu-ray player is superb, it is extremely easy to set-up (has a quick start guide on first boot) and I was up and running in no time.
  • It has everything you really would need such as Netflix, YouTube, Lovefilm etc.
  • It's a great 3d bluray player, and great netflix/lovefilm streamer..
  • Another clever option is that you can pair your smart phone with the player thus enabling you to quickly search and control You Tube for example from your mobile device.
Outputs
HDMI
1
1
Optical Digital Audio
1
0
Coaxial Digital Audio
1
1
What customers say about "Outputs"
Sony BDP-S490 Smart 3D Blu-ray Player (Old model)
  • I have a Sony combo DVD/Home Cinema system and I connected this player up to it using optical and 5.1 works great.
  • Picture quality is excellent for dvds and Blu-ray and the HDMI sound into my amp is a big improvement.
  • Really pleased that it does, not many blu ray players under £100 have optical out, it was a must for me.
  • The main reason for the purchase was price and the ability to play movies over the LAN from my PC.
  • I plugged it into the mains and used an HDMI cable to connect it to my AV receiver. You can plug HDMI directly into your TV if preferred.
Sony BDP-S4100 Smart 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
  • The main connection source is HDMI which is fine as nowadays most TVs have a HDMI port.
  • Supports DLNA streaming from a network storage device, which worked very well with my NAS.
  • USB key has read all films, music and photos so far.
  • There is also a USB socket on the front where you can attach any portable hard drive or even USB key to save content to.
  • You have an HDMI out, Optical Out and Network socket. The remote comes with batteries.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control
Remote control, AA batteries
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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