Sony BDP-S3700 Region Free Blu-Ray Player

Last updated date: October 19, 2020

DWYM Score
7.6

Sony BDP-S3700 Region Free Blu-Ray Player

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Overall Take

This easy-to-use Blu-ray player provides full HD, 1080-pixel playback, smart Wi-Fi and high-definition audio. You can count on good image quality from this device, which can also play DVDs, so you do not need to buy new discs. It even supports formats from around the world for your convenience. In our analysis of 16 expert reviews, the Sony Sony BDP-S3700 Region Free Blu-Ray Player placed 5th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Blu-Ray Player for a detailed review of all the top blu-ray players.

Expert Summarized Score
7.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
12,003 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has a tiny design and a rock bottom price. Plenty of apps and can mirror your phone screen.
- BestReviews
This product plays dvds and blu ray, has a built in ethernet and wifi. ALso supports PS now game services.
- iMore
What experts didn't like
The lack of support for 3D movies and 4K upscaling will leave some users disappointed
- BestReviews
It's expensive, does not support 4k and does not include a game controller.
- iMore

From The Manufacturer

The Sony BDP-S3700 Dynastar Package Includes: Sony BDP-S3700 WIFI Region Free Blu-ray Player 6-Foot Dynastar Trademark HDMI Cable 110-240 volts Power Supply with North America / USA plug EU Plug adaptor for use Overseas Features Region Free Playback of Any Region Blu-ray. Includes Region A, Region B, and Region C Reverse Compatible and Plays Any Region Standard DVD. Includes Region 0, region 1, region 2, region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 & Region 8 Supports Pal and NTSC with Full Conversion so you can play any DVD or Blu-ray on any TV110-240 volts so the power supply is compatible with electricity anywhere in the world. It will work on 110 volts, 120 volts, 220 volts, & 240 Volts This player is easy to use and compatible with DVDs and Blu-rays purchased anywhere internationally. Supports PAL and NTSC with full conversion so you can play any DVD or Blu-ray on any TV. At 110-240 volts, the Blu ray DVD player works internationally with electricity around the world. In the box: -Sony BDP-S3700 Region Free Blu-ray Player -Dynastar TM 6-Foot HDMI cable -Dynastar plug adapter for international use -USA power cable + Dynastar plug adapter can be used with it for use outside the United States.

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Overall Score: 7.6
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An Overview On Blu-Ray Players

If you’re not familiar with Blu-ray, it is a high-definition format used for filming and presenting video content. Another format much like this is HDTV, or high-definition television. Blue-ray allows viewers to experience better image detail, more shades of color and added depth. It uses video compression and blue-laser technology to create higher-definition video playbacks on DVD-sized discs.

Blu-ray was first introduced in 2006, and since then, the technology has only gotten better. There are many different versions available, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Of course, these advanced features are not needed (or even advised) unless your TV is also compatible. If you have a 4K TV with HDR, though, you may prefer using 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs for the most impressive display.

You will also need to know what HDR version your TV has when shopping for a Blu-ray player. These versions could be HDR10, Dolby Vision or both. If it is a 1080-pixel (or 1080p) TV, don’t waste money on features that you won’t be able to use. However, if you are planning to upgrade your TV, keep this in mind when shopping for a Blu-ray player.

Blu-ray players can be very affordable, but don’t click “buy” until you have compared the most important features. See how the player supports HDR; if only on discs, integrated apps may not be able to use it. You can also check whether the player is HDR10 or Dolby Vision. HDR10 is thought of as the HDR standard, and it can be used for free with all brands.

DWYM Fun Fact

Some people prefer Blu-ray because these discs can store 25 GB of data in a single-layer disc. The largest DVDS can only store up to 4.7 GB on a single disc.

That’s a lot more storage capacity. More room means higher-definition videos, and this is why people feel that movies just look better on Blu-ray discs than they do on DVDs.

This higher level of quality applies to audio as well as video, so it makes sense to stick with Blu-ray for movies where the soundtrack matters. Of course, a 4K or HD TV is needed to take full advantage of all this.

The Blu-Ray Player Buying Guide

  • Upscaling to 4K is worth looking into, since it makes standard Blu-rays look sharper.
  • Not all Blu-ray players support Wi-Fi, so check to make sure that the one you are considering does. This is an important feature if you want to stream with greater ease. Note, however, that wired Blu-ray players that use an ethernet port may be more reliable for connecting to the internet if your Wi-Fi is spotty.
  • If you don’t have a standalone streaming box, see how the Blu-ray player supports streaming apps.
  • Don’t forget about the audio. Some higher-end Blu-ray players have high-resolution audio, which works well for home theaters. Also, check your audio connections at home; if you are not running HDMI into your A/V receiver, you may need to figure out the best way to run your audio with your new Blu-ray.