Summary: Player has too many problems even after loading in the update discs. Things like: very slow startup, scan speed 1 usually works but forget 2 and 3, will just go into pause mode for no reason and you can't get it out without rebooting, etc. Very irritating machine, especially since it is relatively expensive.
Summary: I am, as a rule, not one to buy first generations of any kind of product. I have a long history of owning problem-free Sony products, so I was willing to risk it with the BDP-S1 once I caught it on sale. Big mistake! While the picture quality is amazingly better than anything I've seen so far in a digital video format, the machine is glitchy as can be. Here's my thoughts: Pros: 1. Much better audio than with any player I've ever owned.
Summary: Sony BDP-S1 lacks the video processing of the newer model BR players. I've been watching standard DVD's and BR DVD's wondering what the heck happened to the picture compared to the BDP-S300. I was on the Sony site checking out the difference between the three available models. It turns out the 300 and 301 have a circuit called 24P True Cinema and the S1 doesn't. It not only makes a big difference in standard DVD's but also makes BR DVD's picture better as well.
Super BD-Player, der aber keine BD-R/-RE abspielt...
H. G. Krieg "Holle", Amazon
4 September 2007
Summary: Der Player ist genial verarbeitet und gibt gekaufte Blu Ray Discs sowie DVDs perfekt wieder (ganz klar 5 Sterne). HD-Hobbyfilmer, die jedoch ihr selbstgedrehtes Material auf Blu Ray Rohlinge (BD-R) abspeichern, werden jedoch nicht glücklich, da der Player nur in USA mit der Firmware Ver. 2.0 BD-R/-RE abspielt. Warum Sony seinen Kunden in Europa keine Lösung anbietet, ist völlig unklar.