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Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player - BDP-S790

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Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player, Model BDPS790

The Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player BDPS790 allows anyone to sit back and enjoy the best quality programming and then some. Unlike other movie players, the BDPS790 is ready to stream, Skype and more while delivering high-quality picture and sound to your TV.

This Blu-ray player utilizes the latest technology when it plays your favorite movies. The 2D to 3D conversion makes the BDPS790 compatible with newer television sets, making your 2D movies come to life in 3D. Super Bit Mapping technology allows the device to display premium picture quality, making crisp images.

Sound is also improved greatly with Dolby TrueHD. The technology delivers a sound you can feel with 7.1 channels of high-quality sound. This makes streaming music through the Sony Entertainment Network even more enjoyable. Blu-ray movies play with clean, uncompromised sound.

Smart features also allow this player to go above and beyond typical entertainment. The player works to reduce noise and interference when it connects to the Internet via built-in Wi-Fi. Compatible tablets and Android-capable devices can connect to the device effortlessly to play your music or display your favorite photos for the room to see. Special apps are also available to make this Blu-ray player compatible with almost any other electronic source of entertainment in your home.

You can use this player as a sleek way to show off your favorite movies or as an upgrade from a DVD player. Maximize your television-viewing experience at its clearest and most vivid with this high-quality Blu-ray disc player.


  • The ease of built-in Wi-Fi®
    Easily connect to the internet through your home's wireless broadband network and stream movies, TV shows, music and more
  • Fast performance with Dual Core Processor
    Built-in Dual Core Processor for fast performance
  • Make movies more stunning
    Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies in Full HD 1080p and upscale the visual quality of DVDs to near HD quality. The 2D to 3D conversion feature allows your DVDs or Blu-ray Disc™ movies to be automatically converted into 3D for playback on your 3D TV. Experience over four times higher quality resolution than Full HD with 4K support
  • Dual HDMI output
    Two HDMI® outputs to connect even legacy audio products to enjoy 3D and HD sound quality. Connect one port to your HDTV for stunning 3D images, and the other port to an AV amplifier for surround sound reproduction
  • Skype on your big screen
    Enjoy video conferencing from your living room using Skype™. Simply plug in a compatible camera and you’re ready to start communicating
  • Super Bit Mapping Video for premium picture quality
    16 Bit video processing for premium picture quality with Super Bit Mapping Video
  • Internet entertainment made better
    Improve the picture quality of Internet entertainment and enjoy crisp, clear images on your TV with IP Noise Reduction Pro
  • Sony Entertainment Network
    Instantly stream a wide variety of online movies, videos, TV shows, and music from Netflix®, YouTube®, Pandora®, HuluPlus™ and more
  • Get it started fast
    Quick Start/Quick Load lets you enjoy your movies within seconds
  • Remote control by tablet or smartphone
    With the free Sony Media Remote™ app enjoy a full Qwerty keyboard and movie information search capabilities on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Android™ phone or Sony Tablet™
  • Multi-room music with Party Streaming™ Mode
    Wirelessly stream music throughout the home to Sony Wireless Network speakers
  • IR input
    The IR input on this Blu-ray Disc™player can be used with your remote control and other compatible home automation devices. Even if installed in a hard to reach area, attach an external remote sensor to access easily with your universal remote control
  • Life, easily shared
    Bring your favorite videos, photos and music to your TV with dual USB inputs
  • Socialize™ while you watch TV
    Socialize™ what you watch over Facebook and Twitter. Instantly share from Internet videos and music you’re enjoying
  • All access to other devices
    Using DLNA® you can wirelessly access music, videos and photos from your PCor other compatible Android™ device and stream them to your Blu-ray Disc™ Player
  • Throw your music and photos
    Photos and music from your Sony Tablet® or other compatible Android™ device can be “thrown” directly to your Blu-ray Disc™ player for enjoyment on your TV
  • Sound you can feel
    Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD codecs reproduce high-definition sound with 7.1 channels of discrete audio for uncompromised quality
  • Learn more about your movies
    Get detailed movie information and search across internet apps, including YouTube™ and Video Unlimited for related entertainment with Gracenote®



  • Photo: Yes
  • Streaming: Yes
  • Video (from camcorder): Yes


  • Analog-to-Digital Converter: 192kHz, 24bit
  • DTS: BD/DVD/CD/USB/DLNA (non secured)
  • LPCM: BD/DVD/CD/USB/DLNA (non secured)
  • MP3 Playback: BD/DVD/CD/USB/DLNA (non secured)
  • SA-CD: Yes
  • Music: BD/DVD/CD/USB/DLNA (non secured)


  • USB Keyboard: Yes (standard 101 Key)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Bit Rate Indicator (Video): Yes
  • Bit Rate Indicator Streaming: Yes
  • Child Lock: Yes
  • Easy Setup: Yes
  • File System: FAT32/NTSF USB and HDD (Read Only)
  • Bit Rate Indicator: Yes
  • Auto Power Off (Auto Stand-by): Yes
  • DEMO mode - Tray Lock: Yes


  • PREV/NEXT: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Play / Stop / Pause: Yes
  • REV/ FWD: Yes
  • Repeat (All/ 1title): Yes
  • Screen Saver: Yes


  • Disc Drive: Yes
  • Internal Local storage 1G by NAND Flash ROM (MLC type): Yes
  • Region Code (BD): A
  • Region Code (DVD): 1

Inputs and Outputs

  • HDMI Output(s): 2 (Rear) Dual output for multiple output or AV seperation mode
  • Composite Video Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 Optical (Rear)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 Coxial (Rear)
  • Analog Audio 2ch Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)
  • USB Input(s): 2 (1 Rear/ 1 Front)

Network Features/SEN

  • Party Mode: Yes


  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz
  • Power Requirements (voltage): 120V
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): 22W

Supported Media

  • DVD Camcorder 8cm DVD: DVD-R/-RW
  • DVD Camcorder 8cm DVD: DVD+R/+RW
  • DVD+R Double Layer: Yes
  • DVD+RW: Yes
  • DVD-R: Yes VR or VR (w/o CPRM)
  • DVD-R Dual Layer: Yes VR or VR (w/o CPRM)
  • DVD-RW: Yes VR or VR (w/o CPRM)
  • External HDD (Read/Write/Copy/Move): Yes - Read
  • USB Memory: Yes (FAT32,NTSF)


  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Percision Cinema HD Upscale: Yes
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • 3D Playback: Yes
  • BD-R/RE Read Compatibility: Yes (BD-R / BD-RE )
  • BD-ROM: Bonus View(Profile1.1); BD-Live(Profile2.0); BD-ROM (SL/DL)
  • DVD Camcorder 8cm DVD: Yes RW/-R (+VR)
  • DVD Playback: Yes
  • DVD+R Read Compatibility: Yes (+VR)
  • DVD+RW Read Compatibility: Yes (+VR)
  • DVD-R Read Compatibility: Yes
  • DVD-RW Read Compatibility: Yes (+VR)
  • Noise Reduction: Yes (BNR on DVDs Only)
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Picture Parameter Adjustments: Yes (Brightness/Contrast/Hue/Color)
  • x.v.Color™ Technology: Yes
  • 2D>3D: Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • IP Content Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Preset Picture mode Cinema tuned: Yes (Theater room/Brighter room/Auto/Direct/Custom1/Custom2)
  • SBMV (CREAS): Yes
  • Super Scaler (Precision CinemaHD upscale): Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.8"
  • Width: 17"
  • Depth: 7.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details


  1. Requires 3D content, 1080p 3D HDTV, 3D glasses, 3D emitter, and HDMI™ cable (at least 10.2 Gbps)
  2. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires an 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended)
  3. Applications must be downloaded from the iTunes® or Android™ application store. Check Android market from your device for compatibility. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network
  4. Requires Sony HomeShare compatible products and a home network
  5. Requires a home network with content stored on a DLNA® compliant PC or server, and HomeShare network speaker, dock, or Blu-ray Disc player or home theater system. See for compatibility
  6. Not all USB devices are supported. Please check Owner’s Manual for compatibility
  7. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network
  8. Requires HDMI® cable and LPCM capable receiver
  9. Requires USB webcam. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Video quality may vary. Subject to Skype’s terms and conditions
  10. Requires HDMI® cable sold sep
  11. Requires compatible HDTV and HDMI® cable sold sep
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Player TypeBlu-ray
Combo or SingleSingle
Number of Disc1
Player or RecorderPlayer
Surround Sound DecodingDolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
DVD Video UpconversionYes
3D CompatibleYes
THX CertifiedNo
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Multi Brand RemoteYes
1080p Video OutputYes
Component Video OutputsNo
HDMI OutputsYes
RS-232C PortYes
Digital Optical OutputsYes
Digital Coaxial OutputsYes
Analog Audio OutputsYes
Ethernet PortsYes
Height (inches)1.8
Width (inches)17
Depth (inches)7.8
Weight (pounds)2 lbs
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player

(based on 32 reviews)

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  • Easy set-up (9)
  • Excellent image quality (8)
  • Good connections (6)
  • Good soundtrack support (6)
  • DVD upconversion (4)


    Best Uses

    • Home (6)
    • Home theater (3)
    • Streaming (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (5), Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review


    ...better than a PS3?

    I never thought that I'd find a Blu-ray 3D player that could match my PS3, but the 790 does--and then some. I've compared it with Oppo and Panasonic players only to find...Read complete review

    I never thought that I'd find a Blu-ray 3D player that could match my PS3, but the 790 does--and then some. I've compared it with Oppo and Panasonic players only to find that it not only equals them but surpasses on almost every critical point. i have paired it with my Onkyo 5010 receiver and the Panasonic 7000u projector. Rarely have I been so impressed at the quality of the image projected as I have been with this combo. Perhaps these units "like" to play together synergistically or maybe I just got lucky but I couldn't recommend this combination more highly. After watching my first DVD on the unit, I found myself screening films I haven't viewed in years to make sure the quality of the picture remained. I was surprised to find that it did. My experience with 3D was also impressive. I reviewed such excellent 3D source material as "Hugo" and "Avatar". ghosting and real depth in the picture. I even watched the new fake 3D version of "Titanic" with some small degree of awe. The audio from the 790 was also impressive. Although it is a very subjective point of view, certainly the sound from my 11.2 channel receiver was outstanding and impressive. To my ears it had never been matched by my Panasonic DVD player and the latest Denon receiver. I just finished watching "The Expendables" (...and, trust me, expendable it is) because, to my knowledge, it's the first disc truly encoded with 11.2 audio channels. The sound field was as impressive as the film was mediocre. I have played with all of the tech options that are available on the 790 but I've never found any that were an improvement or the factory originals. I do look forward to combining the 790 with a 4K disc when they arrive or a regular disc upscaled by this player. Indeed, the fact that this Sony contains this option already makes it future proof to some extent. I consider the 790 the best value I've ever received from a player. Combine this with the stellar video performance and I can truly say that I look forward to hundreds of hours of excellent entertainment from the unit. ...Now if the'd just get rid of the annoying buttons and include a back-lit remote, I would be the totally happy couch potato I feel I deserve to be! tc


    Most Liked Negative Review


    Not so great

    This is my second one. The first arrived damaged (bd rom drive door) and was exchanged. Setup was fairly easy, and it plays Blu ray discs beautifully. Using the wireless internet...Read complete review

    This is my second one. The first arrived damaged (bd rom drive door) and was exchanged. Setup was fairly easy, and it plays Blu ray discs beautifully. Using the wireless internet feature, however, was not so great. I was able to connect all my Internet services except Netflix. Player would lock up and screen go black. I worked up to 3rd level Sony tech support, who concluded that my dsl wasn't fast enough. The next day,when dsl was running at 3mbs, I tried to connect to Netflix again. Same result. I was able to connect to netflix with the first machine I received. I can live without Netflix, I suppose, because I don't want to go through the exchange process again.

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    By Patti

    from Buffalo Grove, IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member


    • Easy Set-Up
    • Excellent Image Quality
    • Good Connections
    • Good Soundtrack Support


      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

      Love how easy this is to hook up...nothing complicated

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Not worth it

      By AudioFiloDough

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

      I've been a Sony loyalist for over 25 years. This Blu-ray player may finally be the nail in the loyalty coffin. Internet access is temperamental on a very strong home connection. The player's menu feels clunky and inefficient. I'm surprised this is the 'top of the line'. Definitely has a long way to go.

      Comment on this review


      Nice but maybe a bit klunky

      By Zaphod

      from Washington, D.C. vicinity

      Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

      The DVD experience is as good as on any other DVD player. It's hooked into my 5.1 sound system, and its performance and compatibility in that area are fine. Nice that it controls the Sony HDTV, so you only have to hit one remote. On the other hand, the Sony HDTV remote controls it, too, except that the OPTIONS button results in a different menu. I use the wireless networking features extensively, even though I did not intend to prior to purchase. I watch YouTube and Netflix only via this device. Have also watched Flickr and European news coverage. Thought those would be mere gimmicks, but I continue to watch them. Every now and then the unit flakes out and needs to be rebooted, an inexcusable bit of bad software engineering. Also, online ordering and delivery went smoothly.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Great until it fails

      By DPAirboat

      from Inverness, FL

      Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

      I have loved Sony products for over 30 years and until recently given Sony a 10 out of 10, but their warranty has been the worst. Can't get in touch ot just plain egnored. I really like this BDP-S790, it sometimes does not play a DVD disc that others players in my home play, and now it stops, jumps and hesitates when playing DVD's, but still plays Blue Ray, what's up with that. I am having so much trouble trying to get warranty, and it runs out 09/19/2013. Less than a year old and trouble all ready. Time to go to another product.

      Comment on this review


      Works Well

      By dustnik

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

      At first I had trouble getting my music files to stream, but that was because they were ripped to WMA. None of the techs at Sony could figure out was wrong, (even though I told them the files were WMA). But since then my music collection has been ripped to MP3 and it all works beautifully. Also, it doesn't support Airplay. I wish there was a shuffle feature though and a way to incorporate a visualization. I've never used the internet or 3D features, so I can't comment on them. All in all, I'm happy with it.

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      3D Compatibility SUCKS

      By LongingFor3D

      from Tampa

      Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

      S790 doesn't recognize my Bach & Odin HXD-1113 as a 3D display. Funny works fine with my LG BP620. Sony manual says to turn OFF the 3D output which apparently ignores the display devise type but then the projector says INVALID FORMAT (playing Avatar figured its been out long enough to work with all equipment). So just because you buy a Sony BD do you REALLY have to buy a Sony TV ???? The LG works on my XBR (pre 3D unfortunately) & the HXD. So I think I'll just buy LG when I replace the TV. You know the BP730 does 4k too.

      Comment on this review


      Excellence in video!

      By Don

      from Chicago

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer


      • DVD Upconversion
      • Easy Set-Up
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good Connections
      • Good Soundtrack Support


        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

        I have enjoyed my DVD player, purchased from Abt, and now my Blue-Ray Player from Abt. Abt personnel installed the equipment in my home and made it understandable for my use. Thank you Sony and Abt!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


        Buy this ONE!

        By Trinitron

        from New Hampshire

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

        The hardware in this player is top shelf. This is the first player I've owned (this is number 12) that truly presents a vivid life like experience. The video and sound quality will satisfy the low tech and the high tech user alike. The easy setup menu takes minutes to walk through, and has enough Internet connectivity for even the most demanding tech geek. Bottom line, its a SONY, if it doesn't blow your hair back they will exchange it. Oh!! ....but it will, it will

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


        Great player , lousy controls

        By Hunter1

        from Juniata, NE

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

        This is a great player with two very irritating items of note. Number 1 - the remote has an inner and outer circle in the center which controls different functions. These circles are right next to each other and if you have large fingers or are not very careful you will be continually hitting the wrong button. the control buttons are very sensitive and this is very annoying. You should be able to control a remote without looking at it after awhile. That's not the case with this one. Number 2 - The manual controls on the player itself are poorly located on the top of the player and not labeled. This are especially annoying if the player is in an entertainment center and you have the slide you fingers across the top until something happens. Aside from these two annoyances it is a great player.

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        (7 of 19 customers found this review helpful)



        By Richej57

        from Seaside

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