BDP-BX59
Blu-ray Disc™ player
Wirelessly stream movies, TV shows, music and more, even in 3D1.
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc™ playback1 and your favorites from
Netflix®, YouTube®, Pandora®, Hulu Plus™ and more.2 Easily navigate
and control your entertainment experience with your iPad®, iPhone® or
compatible Android™ phone using the free Sony “Media remote” app.3
Bullets
• Built-in Wi-Fi®
• Stream Netflix®, YouTube®, Pandora® ,HuluPlus™ & more2
• Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc™ 3D playbackwith 2D to 3D conversion1.
• Sony Media Remote App for iPhone®/iPad® & Android™ phones3
• Multi-room Music with Party Streaming™ Mode4
• Quick Start/Load to watch movies faster than ever
• Enjoy music, photos and video via dual USB slots6
• Socialize™ what you watch over Facebook and Twitter
• Wirelesslystream photos, videos and music with DLNA®5
• “Throw” your music & photos from your Sony Tablet™7
• Experience HD sound with Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD.8
• Access and search detailed movie info with Gracenote®
Features
The ease of built-in Wi-Fi®
Easily connect to the internet through your home's wireless broadband network.
Sony Entertainment Network
Instantly stream a wide variety of online movies, videos, TV shows, and music from Netflix®,
YouTube®, Pandora®, HuluPlus™ and more.2
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.1
Remote control by tablet or smartphone.
With the free Sony Media RemoteTM app enjoy a full Qwerty keyboard and movie information
search capabilities on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, AndroidTM phone or Sony TabletTM.3
Multi-room music with Party Streaming™ Mode
Wirelessly stream music throughout the home to Sony Wireless Network speakers.4
Get it started fast.
Quick Start/Quick Load lets you enjoy your movies within seconds.
Life, easily shared.
Bring your favorite videos, photos and music to your TV with dual USB inputs.6
Socialize™ while you watch TV.
Socialize™ what you watch over Facebook and Twitter.
All access to other devices.
Using DLNA® you can wirelessly access music, videos and photos from your PCor other
compatible AndroidTM device and stream them to your Blu-ray Disc™ Player.5
Throw your music and photos.
Photos and music from your Sony Tablet® or other compatible AndroidTM device can be
“thrown” directly to your Blu-ray Disc™ player for enjoyment on your TV7.
Sound you can feel.
Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD codecs reproduce high-definition sound with 7.1 channels of
discrete audio for uncompromised quality.8
Learn more about your movies.
Get detailed movie information and search across internet apps, including YouTube™ and Video
Unlimited for related entertainment with Gracenote®.
Specifications
3D
3D
Photo
Yes
Dolby
TrueHD bitstream out
Streaming
DSD output
Yes
DSD to
LPCM
conversion
out
Yes
DTS HD
Master
Audio bitstream out
Yes
Supplied
Accessories
Warranty Card
AV Cable
Batteries 2 AA
Remote Control
(RMT-B119A)
Owners Manual
HDMI Cable
LPCM 2ch
out
Yes
LPCM 6ch
out
Yes
LPCM 8ch
out
Yes
Color
Black
HDMI Audio
Out
Audio Features
Audio
Features
Coaxial,
Optical
Decodability
Yes
Yes
Video (from
camcorder)
Accessories
Accessories
Yes
DTS
BD/DVD/
CD/USB (non
secured)
LPCM
BD/DVD/
CD/USB (non
secured)
MP3
Playback
BD/DVD/
CD/USB (non
secured)
SA-CD
Yes
Music
BD/DVD/
CD/USB (non
secured)
Color
Colors
Yes
Chapter
Yes
Title
Yes
Track
Yes
Parental
Control
Yes
Play / Stop /
Pause
Yes
PREV/NEXT
Yes
Repeat (All/
1title)
Yes
REV/ FWD
Yes
Screen
Saver
Yes
Function
Function
General Features
Convenience Features
2nd Display
(Media
Remote)
Repeat
All
General
Features
Disc Drive
Yes
Region
Code (BD)
A
Region
Code (DVD)
1
Media
Remote 1.1
Yes
Media
Remote
Version 2.0 and
greater
Bit Rate
Indicator
Yes
HDMI
Output(s)
1 (Rear)
Yes
Composite
Video
Output(s)
1 (Rear)
Digital
Audio
Output(s)
1 Optical
(Rear)1 Coxial
(Rear)
1 (Rear)
Inputs and Outputs
Dolby
Digital bitstream out
Yes
Auto Power
Off (Auto
Stand-by)
DTS bitstream out
Yes
Yes
DTS Neo 6
Yes
DEMO
mode - Tray
Lock
LPCM 2ch
Yes
BRAVIA®
Sync™
Yes
AV Sync
Yes
Easy Setup
Yes
Analog
Audio 2ch
Output(s)
Dolby True
HD decoding
(5.1Ch)
Child Lock
Yes
Ethernet
1 (Rear)
Dolby®
Yes (standard
101 Key)
USB Input(s)
2 (1 Rear/ 1
Front)
dts
dts-HD
Master Audio
decoding (MA)
USB
Keyboard
Bit Rate
Indicator
(Video)
Yes
Convenience
Features
Disc Playback Features
Disc Player
Inputs and
Outputs
Network Features/SEN
Live
Streaming
BIVL
Play/Stop/
Pause
Yes
PREV/NEXT
Yes
REV/FWD
Yes
Slow
Playback
(FWD/REV)
Yes
STEP
Playback
(FWD/REV)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subtitle
Yes
Cover Art
Entertainment
DB Browser
(Gracenote
etc.)
Yes
History
Browse
Yes
Information
Browse
(with Web
Browser)
Yes
Information
Browse
(within
Gracenote)
Yes
Information
Display
Yes
Qriocity
Yes
Related
Information
Yes (BD, DVD,
CD, Network)
Search
Contents
Yes
DLNA(DMR)
Yes (Video,
Audio, Photo)
DLNA(DMP)
Yes (Video,
Audio, Photo)
Network
Features/SEN
Party Mode
Yes
Wi-fi
Wi-Fi Built in
Built-in
Home
Network
AAC (.m4a)
Music
Photo
Supported
Media
Photo
Slide Show
with Music
CD
Yes
USB
Yes
Power
60Hz
Power
Power
Power
120V
Supported Media
BD-RE
Yes (ver.2.0, SL/
DL)
BD-R
Yes (ver.3.0, SL/
DL)
BD-Live
(Profile2.0)
Yes
BD-ROM
(SL/DL)
Yes
Bonus View
(Profile1.1)
Yes
CD (CD-DA)
Yes
CD-R/-RW
Yes
SA-CD (SACD/CD)
Yes
BD/CD
Yes (select in
set-up menu)
BD/DVD
Yes (select in
set-up menu)
BDMV
BD-ROM
CD
Hybrid Disc
Mixed Disc
HDDVD/
DVD
Yes(DVD)
BDAV/BDMV
Yes (BDMV)
Video
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
LPCM (.wav)
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
MP3 (.mp3)
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
WMA9
Standard
(.wma)
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
GIF (.gif)
Yes (BD, DVD,
CD, USB, DLNA)
JPEG (.jpg,
.jpeg)
Yes (BD, DVD,
CD, USB, DLNA)
PNG (.png)
Yes (BD, DVD,
CD, USB, DLNA)
DVD
Camcorder
8cm DVD
DVD-R/RWDVD+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)
AVCHD
Disc Format
Folder
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
MPEG-1
Video/
PS (.mpg
.mpeg,
.m2ts, .mts)
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
MPEG-2
Video/PS,
TS ( .mpg.
mpeg,
.m2ts, .mts)
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
MPEG-4
AVC (.mkv,
.mp4, .m4v,
.m2ts, .mts)
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
HD (24Hz)
(24p True
Cinema)
Yes
HD (50Hz)
No
HD (60Hz)
480i
480p
720p
1080i
1080p
HD 24Hz
to 60Hz
conversion
Yes
DVD 24p
output
Yes
TV Type
Default
Setting
16:9
Video
BD
DVD
Video
Deep Color
Yes
Percision
Cinema HD
Upscale
Yes
24p True
Cinema™
Technology
Yes
BD-R/
RE Read
Yes (BD-R /
BD-RE )
BD-ROM
Bonus
View(Profile1.1);
BDLive(Profile2.0);
BD-ROM (SL/DL)
DVD
Camcorder
8cm DVD
Yes RW/-R (+VR)
DVD
Playback
Yes
DVD+R
Read
Yes (+VR)
DVD+RW
Read
Yes (+VR)
DVD-R Read
Yes
DVD-RW
Read
Yes (+VR)
JPEG
Playback
BD/DVD/CD/
USB/DLNA
Noise
Reduction
Yes (BNR on
DVDs Only)
PhotoTV HD
Yes
x.v.Color™
Technology
Yes
Video Features
Video
Features
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions
(Approx.)
Dimensions
(Approx.)
16.9 x 1.6 x 7.8
in (430 x 42 x
199mm)
Weights and
Weight
(Approx.)
3.3 lbs. (1.5kg)
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 dlna.org for compatibility.[Note: Adjust disclaimer as necessary depending on the
device and context. Above is an example is shown.]
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.
© 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony, Sony Tablet, Party
Streaming and Socialize, and the Sony make.believe, Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited logos are trademarks of Sony. Gracenote is a trademark of Gracenote, Inc. Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D are trademarks of Bluray Disc Association. iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. dts is a trademark of DTS, Inc. WiFi is a registered
trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. Netflix is a trademark of Netflix, Inc. Android and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
Updated: June 14, 2012