Prepare yourself for next-generation Blu-ray
entertainment with Sony's BDP-S470. This slimline player not
only lets you enjoy the gorgeous video and detailed sound that
Blu-ray discs have to offer, but it will also play 3D Blu-ray
discs (requires free firmware update scheduled for Summer
2010). You can experience new dimensions of action-packed
movie thrills, with 3D movies that put you in the middle of
the story. Plus, this player can stream movies from the
Internet, or music stored on your home computer. And if you
have a large collection of DVDs, the 'S470 can play those too,
and even convert their standard-def picture to near-HD
Enjoy all the extra features that Blu-ray
With the BDP-S470, you can access bonus features like the
director's commentaries and behind the scenes footage,
even while your movie's playing, along with additional
downloadable bonus features like games, chat, and movie
trailers. Just plug a thumb drive into the player's USB port
to save downloaded material. Add the optional Wi-Fi® adapter
call (877) 578-0587, and you can take advantage of the 'S470's
online capabilities without running Ethernet cable. And iPhone®
and iPod touch® users will appreciate the free BD-Remote app
that lets you control the 'S470 and view movie details like
cast and genre listings.
Netflix® movies, Pandora® radio, and even
more entertainment options
Use this player to stream a variety of
online content, from instantly available movies from Netflix
(membership required) and videos from YouTube™. Or listen to
Pandora and Slacker® Internet radio played through your home
theater speakers. You can also connect your digital camera or
thumb drive to the player's USB port to share your videos or
photos with friends and family on your TV screen.
AMAZON VIDEO, YOUTUBE, Slacker, BLIP.TV, CRACKLE, FEARNET,
WIRED, STYLE and the list goes on.
SONY has also loaded this player with the internet radio such
as Slacker, Pandora and NPR. With the modified version of this
player you get the best of all worlds. The player will be
compatible with all content that a Region B player from Europe
is compatible with as well as all content that a Region A
player from USA is compatible with.
Compatibility with all different media types:
Compatible with SACD (Super Audio CD),
Divx, Xvid, AVI, DivxHD, MKV and much more
If you are planning to use this Multi Region
Blu-Ray dvd player in the USA it will play any region
standard movies and region A, B & C bluray dvd movies. If your TV
supports both Pal and NTSC then you can play any of these
discs on your TV. If you have a HDMI input on your TV most of
the time you will be able to play standard and Blu-ray dvd
movies from the USA and Overseas. However some TVs may not
support the resolution HDMI input from a Foreign disc, in
which case you will need to purchase a
Video converter. There is really no way of
knowing if you TV will work with this, so purchasing the
player alone is recommended. Most TVs will play everything
without purchasing anything extra as long as you have a HDMI
input on your TV. IF for some reason you TV does not work
with the Foreign blu-ray discs, you can then purchase our
HDMI Video converter.
We ship this dvd Player world wide!
International shipping is $95 by Fedex or UPS air and includes customs brokerage. If
there is any duties or taxes in your country you will have to
Blu-Ray DVD Regions
Regions for Blu-ray
standard Blu-ray discs may be encoded with a region code,
intended to restrict the area of the world in which they can
be played; similar to the DVD region codes. Blu-ray players
sold in a certain region should only be able to play discs
encoded for that region. The purpose of this system is to
allow motion picture studios to control the various aspects
of a release (including content, date, and, in particular,
price) according to the region. Discs may also be produced
without region coding, so they can be played on all devices
Blu-Ray Region A: North
America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea,
South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
Blu-Ray Region B: Europe,
Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa,
Australia and New Zealand
Blu-Ray Region C:
Pakistan, India, Mainland China, Russia, Central and South
Any region Blu-ray DVD Movie A, B, or C Guaranteed on this
Standard DVD Regions
Region 1: U.S., U.S.
Region 2: Albania, Andorra,
Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, European Union, Faroe Islands,
Finland, France, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar,
Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic
of) Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait,
Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Macedonia (the Former Yugoslav Republic), Malta, Moldova,
Principality of Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino,
Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia,South Africa, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
(Channel Islands) Vatican City State, Yemen, Yugoslavia
Region 3: Southeast Asia,
East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America,
Mexico, South America, Caribbean
Region 5: Former Soviet
Union, Indian Subcontinent, Africa (also North Korea,
Region 6: China
Region 7 & 8: Reserved
for Airlines, Cruise Ships, and Govt.
Play any Standard
DVD movie from region 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 Guaranteed
on this dvd player.
plays 3D Blu-ray discs (free
firmware update required), Blu-ray discs, DVDs,
CDs, and JPEG CDs
Internet-ready — plays TV shows,
movies, and music from a number of sources,
including Netflix®, YouTube™, Pandora®, and
Slacker® (broadband service required; subscription
required for Netflix service)
streams photos/videos/music from a
compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
control the player and access
detailed movie information from your iPhone® or
iPod touch® (requires free app)
plays AVCHD video files recorded
on HD camcorders and burned to DVD
BD-Live Ready — requires 1GB USB
Wi-Fi capable with optional USB
BRAVIA Sync™ simplifies remote
control for compatible Sony TVs and components via
the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
remote control included
selectable output resolution:
1080p signals available through HDMI output only;
720p/1080i signals available through HDMI or
selectable 720p/1080i/1080p video
upconversion for DVD (upconverted video available
through HDMI output only)
built-in audio decoding for Dolby
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS,
DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio
high-resolution audio can be
decoded in the player or in your compatible
receiver (HDMI connection required)
video outputs include composite
video, component video, and HDMI
audio outputs include stereo,
coaxial digital, and optical digital
Ethernet port for Internet
USB port lets you share media from
a compatible camera or thumb drive
16-15/16"W x 1-7/16"H x 9-3/4"D
110-240 volts for world wide use.
The Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray disc player is compatible
with many disc types:
View (Profile1.1); BD-Live (Profile2.0); BD-ROM
(SL/DL); 3D Blu-ray disc (Firmware upgrade
recordable Blu-ray Discs (including DL)
Data BD: BD-REs
and BD-Rs containing MP3/AAC/WMA audio files or
JPEG still-image files
once DVD (including DL); Video and VR mode movies
and MP3 or JPEG files
rewritable DVD; Video and VR mode movies and MP3
or JPEG files
once DVD (including DL); Video and +VR mode movies
and MP3 or JPEG files
rewritable DVD; Video and +VR mode movies and MP3
or JPEG files
pre-recorded Super Audio CD
once; CD-DA and MP3 or JPEG files
CD; CD-DA and MP3 or JPEG files
Region Code: Like
DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your
disc must match the region code on your player,
otherwise the disc will not play. The BDP-S470 is
Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1.
Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System
(AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of
Blu-ray Disc Overview:
Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition disc
format designed to take advantage of today's high
quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080
(1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 54 mbps.
Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several
advantages over the standard DVD format:
Better picture quality:
Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format
offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on
an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition
signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD
player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily
sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper,
Better sound quality:
In addition to the same multi-channel sound
formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby
Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD,
Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD
High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
Much greater storage
capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's
superior picture and sound possible is the much
higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A
single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of
data, over five times the amount a standard DVD
can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50
gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High
Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition
video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio
and the added features and material that require
multiple discs with standard DVD.
Compatibility with your
current disc collections: To ensure
backward-compatibility with your existing library
of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser
mechanism: a blue laser for playing
high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional
red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: As Blu-Ray
technology continues to evolve, new disc types
with enhanced functionality will become available.
In order for you to enjoy this new functionality,
you will likely be required to update the firmware
in your player. These firmware updates will become
available for downloading from the Internet via
the rear panel Ethernet terminal.
3D-Ready: The Sony
BDP-S470 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in
full HD 1080p.
Firmware update required for 3D playback
(available July 2010). 3D viewing requires
compatible 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D emitter &
glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting
at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.
(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital
video camera format used to record in high
definition or standard definition on DVD, using an
efficient data compression coding technology. The
format is designed to compress video and audio
(Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high
definition video signal shot on a digital video
camera recorder to be recorded on DVD discs, in the
same way as it would be for a standard definition
The Sony Blu-ray disc player supports playback of
DivX (.avi/.divx) and MPEG (1-2-4) video files
recorded on BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW,
DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs, or a USB MSC (mass
storage class) device.
JPEG Playback: This
unit will play JPEG still picture files recorded
onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs, or a USB device (Mass Storage
Class or Still Image Capture Device) using the
players' front-panel USB port. Still images on your
disc can be viewed in a Slide-Show as well as
rotated 90-degrees left or right.
The BDP-S470 supports MP3/WMA/AAC audio files
recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW
discs, or a USB device. When stopped and restarted,
playback resumes at the same point as long as the
tray hasn't been opened and the player hasn't been
SACD: Super Audio
CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD)
to convert music into a digital signal that can be
stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM
method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a
much higher resolution by following more closely the
original waveform of music. With a frequency
response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over
120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64
times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD
offers music reproduction that reveals details you
just cannot hear on a normal CD.
Video Outputs: The
Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray disc player features two
high-definition video outputs (HDMI, Component) and
one standard-definition video output (composite).
The BDP-S470's HDMI output simplifies A/V
connections by carrying video and digital audio in
one cable. This unit features HDCP copyright
protection technology, and must be connected to an
HDCP-compliant device. If your TV has a DVI input
instead of an HDMI input, you can connect this
unit to your TV using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. You
will also need to connect audio cables to the
player because DVI is a video only cable. The HDMI
resolution can be fixed at 480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i, or 1080p, or set to Auto, which selects the
highest resolution accepted by your television.
The video format can be set to Auto, component
(4:4:4 or 4:2:2) or RGB.
The component video resolution can be set to 480i,
480p, 720p, or 1080i. If the HDMI output is set to
1080p, the component video output is fixed at
1080i. When a copyright protected DVD is played,
the maximum component video output resolution is
The composite output is always live and fixed at
480i. It can output video when playing a Blu-ray
Precision Cinema HD Upscale:
Precision Cinema HD upscale uses high bandwidth
digital-to-analog conversion and processing to
detect image changes at the pixel level, rather than
at the level of whole scan lines. Additionally,
separate algorithms are used to process the moving
and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp
backgrounds with moving objects that are free from
1080p HDMI Output with DVD
Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the
BDP-S470 is capable of upscaling the resolution of
your standard DVDs. Output options include Auto
(highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p (60
Hz video or 24 Hz), 1080i, or 720p. If necessary the
output resolution can also be set to 480p or 480i.
24p True Cinema:
Movies are typically recorded on film with a frame
rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is
transferred to Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second
the BDP-S470 will output that signal to the TV (if
the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need
Deep Color: The
Sony Blu-ray player supports a color depth of up to
12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that
supports Deep Color via HDMI allows more accurate
color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV
that does not support Deep Color. The Deep Color
function can be set to 10-bit, 12-bit, Auto, or Off.
BDP-S470 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for
x.v.Color discs when they become available in the
The Sony BDP-S470 features the following screen
TV Type: You can
select a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for the unit's
video output to match your connected Television's
screen aspect ratio.
You can select the display configuration for a 4:3
screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television.
You can select from the following:
select when connected to a TV with a wide mode
function; displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9
aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV
Fixed Aspect Ratio:
changes the picture size to fit the screen size
with the original picture aspect ratio
DVD Aspect Ratio:
You can select the display configuration for
playback of 16:9 screen pictures on a 4:3 screen
TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan & Scan.
Video Settings: The
BDP-S470 offers the following video adjustments:
Picture Quality Mode:
You can select from preset pictures settings for
different lighting environment.
FNR: Reduces the
random noise appearing in the picture.
BNR: Reduces the
mosaic-like block noise in the picture.
minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito
Cinema Conversion Mode:
The Sony Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion
Modes - Auto and Video.
Auto: The player
automatically detects whether the material is
video-based or film-based, and switches to the
appropriate conversion method.
conversion method suited for video-based material
will always be selected regardless of the content.
BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can
view addition content (such as director/actor
commentary) in a small display window while the
movie is playing.
The Sony BDP-S470 offers Parental Control settings
to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video
according to the age of the users. You can also
Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The
control settings are protected by a custom 4-digit
password. You can also lock the disc tray to prevent
it from being opened by mistake.
Quick Start: This
feature shortens the startup time from standby mode.
When the Quick Start Mode is turned on the standby
power consumption is higher.
Dimmer: You can
adjust the lighting of the unit's front panel
display from Bright, Dark, or Off.
Screen Saver: The
screen saver image appears when you do not use the
player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen
display, such as the home menu, is displayed on your
TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent your
display devices from becoming damaged.
Auto Standby Mode:
If any button on the player or remote is not pressed
for more than 30 minutes, the player automatically
returns to standby mode.
Surround Sound Decoders:
The BDP-S470 has built-in Dolby Digital and
DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution,
and DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the HDMI
jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).
Dolby Digital Plus:
Dolby Digital Plus was developed as an
extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding
technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound.
Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard
Dolby Digital bit stream and is compatible with
all current Dolby Digital processors using the
optical or coaxial digital output.
Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that
supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel
surround sound for the next generation optical
discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz,
and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High
Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate
of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
DTS-HD Master Audio:
DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission
rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression
(Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to
a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and
maximum of 7.1ch.
Audio Settings: The
BDP-S470 allows you to adjust the following audio
synchronize the picture and sound by delaying the
audio output in relation to the picture output; 0
to 120 milliseconds
Audio DRC: The
player offers three dynamic range compression
levels - Auto, Standard, and Wide Range.
Audio Outputs: The
Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray disc player features two
digital audio outputs (optical, coaxial) and one
analog audio output (RCA)
Digital Audio Outputs:
The BDP-S470 is equipped with a coaxial and
optical digital output. The Audio menu allows you
to select the digital audio format that is passed
through the optical digital and coaxial digital
outputs. Settings allow you to transfer Dolby
Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix
surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio. The
maximum sampling frequency can also be adjusted;
96 kHz/24-bit or 48 kHz/16-bit.
There is a pair of stereo analog RCA outputs.
Cooling Fan: A fan
on the back of the BDP-S470 keeps the unit cool.
LAN (100) Port:
Connect the player's rear panel LAN (100) terminal
to your Internet modem or router using a CAT-5
network cable (Ethernet cable sold separately) to
access Internet video and music content or update
the unit's software.
Wi-Fi Adapter Ready:
In addition to the unit's Ethernet port
(LAN) connection, you can also easily connect
wirelessly to your home's broadband network with
Sony's optional USB Wireless LAN adapter
(158WABR100, sold separately). This adapter plugs
into the Blu-ray player's front or rear panel USB
home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n
recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS,
WEP, and WPA security.
USB Ports: The Sony
BDP-S470 features front and rear panel USB Type-A
Front Panel: The
front-panel USB port allows you to play photo
(JPEG), videos (DivX/MPEG), and music (MP3/WMA/AAC)
files on a connected USB device. The player can
recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that
are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture Devices
(SICD) class devices. The player can recognize up
to 5 folders and 500 filers per folder.
Rear Panel: The
BDP-S470 features a rear panel USB Type-A port
which allows you to enjoy additional content (such
as BonusView) on certain Blue-ray Disc titles.
Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data
which can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash
Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold separately).
Note: Not all USB
devices are supported. The front or rear panel USB
port can also used for Sony's optional USB
Wireless LAN adapter (sold separately)
DLNA allows you to share music, videos, and photos
between DLNA compatible devices using your DLNA home
network. A DLNA network can be setup hardwired
(using Ethernet port) or wirelessly (using optional
USB Wireless LAN adapter).
home network and DLNA enabled device (such as a
Windows PC). Firmware update required for DLNA
functionality (available July 2010).
The BDP-S470 can stream audio and video Internet
content from numerous web channels; Netflix, YouTube,
Amazon Video On Demand, Slacker Radio, etc (the
number options can be increased by Sony along with
the player's software updates). Broadband Internet
access is necessary via the rear panel Ethernet
terminal or using the optional USB Wireless LAN
adapter (sold separately).
home network with a connection speed of at least
2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content).
Video quality and picture size vary and are
dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by
content provider. Premium content may require
additional fees and/or PC registration. Netflix
requires unlimited membership for feature
functionality. Pandora will be available in the
Spring of 2010.
Cross Search: Cross
Search allows you to easily search select BRAVIA
Internet Video partners for entertainment or
information related to the Blu-ray disc that you are
internet connectivity and use of BRAVIA Internet
Gracenote Metadata Service:
The Gracenote Metadata service instantly
gives you access to detailed information about the
movies you are watching through the Blu-ray disc
player internet connectivity.
Internet connectivity. Some disc titles may not be
supported by the Gracenote service.
technology allows you to download and stream bonus
content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers,
movie-based games, and more from a broadband
Internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The Sony Blu-ray player features an Ethernet
port to connect to the Internet via your home
network and features rear-panel USB port for
Note: You must
have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in
the unit's rear-panel USB port in order to
download content from BD-Live.
The supplied remote operates this unit and a Sony
TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down.
The remote is also pre-programmed with power, input,
and volume controls for several other brand TVs.
HDMI Control (Bravia Sync):
Sony components compatible with the HDMI Control
function can be controlled via the HDMI connection.
This includes convenient features like One-Touch
Play and System Power-Off.
iPhone/iPod Touch Remote
Compatibility: You can turn your Apple
iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless remote control
for the Sony BDP-S470. With a free app from the
Apple iTunes Store you can operate and control your
Blu-ray Disc Player as well as access detailed movie
information using the Blu-ray players and iPhone/iPod
touch's internet connection.