Blu-ray player price comparison: Sony vs. Panasonic

The best Blu-ray players from Sony and Panasonic reviewed and rated

For the past few years, Sony and Panasonic have been at the forefront of Blu-ray technology. The format was developed and pioneered by Sony, which makes the company a top authority on the subject; especially when it comes to image quality. Panasonic, meanwhile, has introduced many firsts into the Australian market, including the first wireless Internet model and the first Blu-ray recorder.

If you're after plenty of inbuilt features and unmatched 1080p video quality; Sony and Panasonic are arguably the way to go.

In the following article, we present our in-depth reviews of every Sony and Panasonic Blu-ray player currently on the market. To read the full review, click on the image of each Blu-ray player.

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Sony BDP-S570

The Sony BDP-S570 looks great on paper, but in our tests its on-screen results were mixed.

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  • 13th May, 2010
  • Lincoln Spector
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Well designed, extremely fast operation, 3D-ready (when Sony releases a firmware update)
  • Cons:
  • Disappointing image quality (especially black and white), on-screen menus and manual not always helpful


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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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