Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray player: The Low-down
With the vast array of options in the Blu-ray market the Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray sits firmly in the just under $150 price range.
The BDP-S590 is 1.6 inches high, 16.9 inches wide with a depth of 7.8 inches. This size profile fits easily with other home entertainment products, and the flat top allows for stacking with video game consoles and other items. The remote controller isn't anything to write home about, but it does cover all of the basic functions that you expect for a Blu-ray player.
The S590 has an USB port, HDMI
connection, and built-in Wi-Fi. If you prefer a wired network connection, an Ethernet port is also available. This Blu-ray player is compatible with several streaming media services, such as Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, and others. You can also play Blu-ray discs, as well as media from flash drives.
Sony has a store that also sells videos and music, which is accessible through the player. One area where the S590 is lacking is the fact that it doesn't have an Internet browser built in to the system. Its loading times are also on the slow side compared to similar players, although it's not a deal breaker. If you want to watch DVD discs on this player, you may be disappointed, as the video quality is much lower than it should be.
The S590 also supports 3D playback, which is a great selling point for this price range.
Overall, the Sony BDP-S590 is a solid Blu-ray player that provides a solid experience. At this price range, it's a great 3D player and the integration of the store and streaming media services covers most needs. However, the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 performs just as well for a bit less money.