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Sony is well known for their gaming consoles (PSP, PlayStation 3 and Playstation 4) but they also produce an assortment of entertainment devices and handle a variety of movie and games downloads. Sony Entertainment Video Unlimited offers a series of big discounts that set it above some of its competitors, even though most of its prices are around industry standard.
As a rule you’ll pay around the same price for a new release on this site as you will on many others. However, if you’re also interested in renting older or ‘classic’ movies for budget prices then this website is definitely worth a visit. There are loads to pick from and the quality of the videos is consistently very high. You can find movies very easily by browsing through different genres, performing a basic search or by visiting the “discover” section. This area attempts to group movies into special categories - for example you can view a range of comic-book spin off movies – as a way of helping you find movies where you like the general themes. You can also take a look at the movies that have been well rated by existing members. If you watch a movie you are able to leave a star rating and you should soon discover that plenty of the films on Sony Entertainment Network have received a large number of votes so you can trust what they have to say. Our one gripe with the rating system, however, is that you cannot see who has rated the movie and you can’t check any individual scores. This would have been useful because if you disliked someone’s taste in movies you could simply ignore their reviews. We’d also like to see members’ comments on each movie, which would help to appreciate the intricacies of a movie, as well as providing chat topics.
The audio-visual quality of the movies is superb and you can watch them through your gaming console or computer. Rentals are available in SD and HD, although HD does cost more (this is pretty standard practice). We thought it was interesting that you can find movies based on the studio that produced them, something we don’t often see elsewhere. This is hardly revolutionary but it does mean that if you’ve really loved movies by one particular studio then you can easily find others by that same studio.
The Games and TV sections, each providing a wide range of top entertainment, are a great extra to members. They’re not the cheapest places (often it’s cheaper in a store) but it is a simple way to access new games and TV shows if you don’t fancy waiting in line. Movies can be played on all PlayStation consoles (PS4, PS3, Vita and PSP) as well as Xperia tablets and smart phones, Bravia TV and Media Go, making it quite versatile, although we found that the devices mentioned were quite specific.
Sony Entertainment’s Videos Unlimited offers a lot of choice. If you have a PlayStation, or one of its other devices, it’s particularly easy to purchase content and get playing games or watching movies and TV shows. With a number of excellent, frequent sales (including a few free movies) Sony Entertainment provides better value than many of its competitors, as well as providing great quality.
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