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-S5000ES

The Sony BDP-S5000ES is a quiet and fully featured Blu-ray player that has excellent picture quality and the ports needed for an A/V rack setup. Unfortunately this isn't enough to justify the very high price tag.

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  • 3rd March, 2009
  • David Ramli
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent Blu-ray image quality, quiet operation, ready for rack setup, very good DVD upscaling, 7.1-channel analog output
  • Cons:
  • Very expensive, large and heavy
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