BDS 485S


2.1-channel, 330-watt, 4K Blu-ray Disc™ System with Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Bluetooth® technology

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Home theater comes alive with tomorrow’s wireless HD technology.

The new Harman Kardon BDS 485S is a high-performance, 2.1-channel, 330-watt, 4K upscaling Blu-ray home theater system that seamlessly spans the divide between traditional and digital media technologies. Upscale your Blu-Ray discs and home theater components to magnificent 4K video resolution for your UHD TV. Or stream content wirelessly with Spotify Connect, Bluetooth®, Airplay, DLNA and built-in apps like YouTube. Featuring extensive audio and video support for all your media needs, BDS 485S is a definitive audio solution best placed at the center of tomorrow’s connected home.

Item# BDS 485S

General Specifications

Power requirement 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption <0.5W standby, 90W maximum
Source Unit Weight 3.56kg
Total System Power 330 Watts

Audio Specifications

Audio Formats Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD®, DTS Digital®, PCM, WMA (DRM-free version only)

Video Specifications

Television Format PAL
HDMI™ version 1.4b With 3-D and 30/36-bit Deep Color
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 Harman Kardon BDS 280S
  • 1 HKTS 200 loudspeaker system
  • 1 Programmable Remote Control
  • 1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • 1 FM radio antenna
  • 2 wireless network antennas
  • 1 6' (1.8m) region-specific IEC power cord
  • 1 3’ (0.9m) HDMI cable
  • 2 Speaker Cables
  • 1 Subwoofer Cable
  • 2 Satellite Speaker Wall-Mount Brackets

The latest owner's manuals, quick start guides, and documents.

Am I able to get one of this would you able to send me a notification when it is available

Asked by: Jobins
Hi, and thank you for your interest! Sorry, this model has been discontinued, and will not become available again. The only way to get this product is to find it at a dealer's. I can recommend the BDS 635 system as an alternative.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2018-11-09

Does it play multi-region DVDs?

Asked by: Eito
Hi No, the BDS x85 series will only play region DVD's of the country in which the BDS is sold
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-10-01

I have a Sony Bravia LCD TV (KLV-40Z450A) and am struggling to find the correct code for it on the remote set-up to be able to power the TV on and off with the HK remote. Are you able to assist?

Asked by: chris_botes_pta
Hi, Thank you for your question. You might find the answer to your question in our Product Support FAQ and Knowledgebase Sections.&nbsp; The link is located at the top of this page.&nbsp; To submit a support case, please fill out the Contact Us form at the same location.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-23

Can you tell me why sometimes I get HVS and Stereo as sound options (usually on Sky Movies HD which is broadcast in Dolby Digital) and then watching BBC HD I also get Original? All channels are connected through Sky + HDMI cable

Asked by: Rbye
Hi. This could sound as if the surround signal received by the BDS is not in a format it recognizes. Try to look into the setup menus of your TV box to check if you can change the digital output format. Stereo and HVS are selected because the BDS senses stereo input, not surround. If this does not help, you can either test your TV box with another surround receiver, or contact Harman Helpdesk for real troubleshooting.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

hi, what brand / type of TV would you recommend to work best with BDS 485S?&nbsp;

Asked by: axkx
Hi Thank you for your interest in our products. It's really impossible to answer this question, since we don't know what else you would be using the TV for. In any case, to watch DVD's/BluRay discs, we can only suggest that you have a HD television, with a 1080p resolution. If you require more information, please reach out to us on customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2017-10-17

Why do they call it a 4k Blueray player when it won't play them?? I've just paid extra for the 4k blueray disc, is there going to be an update to solve this??

Asked by: Rbye
Hi, Thank you for your question. I will contact you personally by email to answer your question.
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-10-26

My bds485s won't play 4K uhd disc, it just ejects saying disk not recognised, I thought this was supposed to play 4K discs?

Asked by: Rbye
Hi Rbye, The BDS 285S or 585S models cannot play UHD disc, they are only able to upscale a normal Blue-Ray disc to UHD. If you need more information, please contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2018-08-06
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