Summary: Beware of Sony Blu Ray! There is a good chance it will die soon after the warranty expires! Most company's will extend the warranty if its within a month or 2, NOT SONY! Support is the worst in the industry! Very strange this happens more then the feedback states here on Amazon???
Summary: I've had the Pioneer Elite, a Samsung, and now a Sony BDP-S1 and I truly feel ripped off. They all take--no exaggeration--between 5 and 10 minutes to load, they're fussy, they freeze. When the disks are running, OK, they look good, but the bugs are endless. I've yet to speak to anyone who doesn't dislike his Blu-Ray player. I truly hate this technology.
Summary: Well before, I bash the thing to death let me say, when it did play movies, it was short of breathtaking. My Toshiba AX2 is breathtaking! Anyways, the player performs fairly easily on most Blu-Ray titles. Here come the spin on everything. Recently did a firmware update at the service center because I noticed it was having difficulty playing some movies, and could't retreive any special features.
Summary: GET A PS3 60 gig version.. IT has this technology built right in plus u get the best gaming system on earth till 2011. OH YEA and buy a good hdmi wire from here.. i got one for 10 dallors and a 37 inch flatscreen from walmart hdmi hdtv.. u know the full deal.. and its emerson so its not a no name brand..
Summary: I bought this for the house for Christmas and we really got a lemmon. The unit only worked for a couple of days prior to having all sorts of video and audio problems. For this last month I have been on the phone with Sony who keep sending me fileware upgrade in the hope of fixing the unit. The last upgrade simply fried the unit and it no longer works. They then request I pay to ship it back to them so they could fix it and I would get it back withing 2 - 3 months.
Summary: I just seen the player this after noon at Best Buy and was really sorry about others' good comments about this player. I didn't have a chance to test the sound because I was so loud out there, but the picture, it was nothing to be impressed. I guessed it was a DVD upconvert at first. And after I asked the BB technician standing there I was so disappointed about Blue Ray. If this is all about blue ray, I rather buy a regular DVD player for Christ's sake.
Summary: I had the "opportunity" to view this player at one of BB's Magnolia stores. It was connected via HDMI to a high-end Sony 1080p RPTV, playing a Blu-Ray demo disc. The first thing I noticed was an unexpected fuzziness and graininess to the image. Since it was a movie clip I just thought, "well, OK... I guess it's normal for film to have grain, right?
Summary: I have both Blu Ray players in my rig . The Sony is much inferior due to lack of gamma control , picture and sound quality is already not as good as Panasonic. the Panasonic has a built in scaler that is incredible. If you can compare chapter nine of Kingdom of Heaven on both players. The Panasonic can display tremendous color in dark scenes that just appear drab on Sony. I was disapponited because this is suppode to a "Reference " player.