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: This palyer actually plays quite well. The load times are shoter than I exspected and the picture Quality was superb. Why am I giving it one star then? Because it is overpriced and not in my opinion, it's a fact. When Sony released the Playstation 3 this week, 2 statements sent up some red flags.
Summary: I bought this bluray player and i must say, i'll stick with the brand i know works great and offers the best, HD DVD, overall the picture quality, brightness, details and sound are way much better in HD DVD, i know sony promised a lot from BD, but we all know promises fly away!
Summary: this late in the format war I cant believe sony would release a player which doesnt even support the next generation audio formats i.e. TrueHD. It was my mistake to make an assumption that this player would at least be as advanced as the first generation of the Toshiba HD DVD playter.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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...