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Sony BDP-S1500 review

 Review: June 2015  

Last updated April 2016

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The Sony BDP-S1500 is the company's entry-level Blu-Ray player for 2015 and includes all the essentials, plus a few extras such as Smart TV, an ethernet connection, a coaxial audio output and a super-fast start-up time of under one second. It just misses out on 3D playback and Wi-Fi connectivity.


Design & looks

The Sony BDP-S1500 is a super-compact Blu-Ray player with a sliding tray for disks. It has an extremely low power consumption of 8.8W and comes with a remote control. The player features a super-quick start time of just one second to boot up.


In addition to Blu-Ray disks, the BDP-S1500 also plays DVDs and audio CDs.

This is Sony's entry-level player for 2015 and it doesn't support 3D playback, but it will upscale DVDs to Full 1080p HD. It includes support for 16-bit deep colour, Triluminos and 24p cinema playback.

Sony Entertainment Network

The player also gives you access to Smart TV via the Sony Entertainment Network.This includes catch-up TV, YouTube videos, and a library of movies, music and games.


The player has a HDMI output for connecting to a HD Ready TV, plus a coaxial audio output for connecting to an external speaker system.

A USB input lets you plug in a USB device to access music, photos or videos on your TV.

Smart TV is accessed via an ethernet cable. There's no wireless Wi-Fi option available in this basic model.


The Sony BDP-S1500 is Sony's cheapest Blu-Ray model for 2015, costing just £50. It misses out on features like 3D playback and a Wi-Fi connection, but if you don't need those features, this is an excellent buy.

The Sony BDP-S4500 adds 3D support, and the Sony BDP-S1700 Blu-Ray player is an updated version for 2016.

Sony BDP-S1500 features include:

User questions

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What is the size of the hard drive?

Asked by stuart quigg from australia on 22nd Jan 2017

Can I watch 3d movies from this player?

Asked by laba hari from nepal on 12th Jan 2017

Reply by S21 from UK on 12th Jan 2017
No, it doesn't support 3D disks.

Does this player play back movies from a 2 teriebite hard drive?

Asked by Guy from Australia on 8th Sep 2016

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