Sony BDP-S370

At first glance, you might wonder what a Blu-ray player is doing in the company of dedicated media streamers.

Sony BDP-S370

There is, however, one area in which the Sony trumps the competition here: slick BBC iPlayer and Lovefilm integration.

Hook up the Sony to your home network via the Ethernet socket at the rear, and the BDP-S370 provides a broad range of internet TV services.

Among the videos available from Eurosport, Ford Models, FIFA, YouTube, Dailymotion and others, the presence of BBC’s iPlayer and Lovefilm stand out.

At this price, its versatility and ease of use are ample reward

BBC’s iPlayer works superbly, playing back swiftly and smoothly. Lovefilm is equally impressive: for £5.99 a month, you can stream two hours of standard-definition movies.

Pay £9.99 a month, and you can watch as many movies as you want. It’s a shame that only standard YouTube content is available, though.

It’s also possible to access music, movies and photos stored on connected NAS devices, PCs or disks plugged into the Sony’s two USB ports.

We tried a range of files in supported formats and most played back without issue, barring some particularly quirky 1080p files. And the BDP-S370 is also a perfectly capable Blu-ray player.

It will play CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays without a fuss, and shunt them to a TV or monitor via HDMI, composite and component video outputs.

The Sony BDP-S370 can’t compete with dedicated media streamers on format support, nor compactness, but at this price its versatility and ease of use are ample reward.

Rating: 5/6

Internet TV hardware reviewed:

Apple TV

D-Link Boxee Box

Sony BDP-S370

Uebo M200 Wireless Bundle

ViewSonic VMP74

Xbox 360

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