Summary: If you're looking for something that wont break the bank with the highest quality product, here it is. Sony's BDP-S1 Blu Ray player will stand the test of time. This product has the attributes of muscle and quality. The picture quality is superb compared to any of the newer models. It also has superb sound like none of the newer models. So you might be asking why should you buy this specific product? Well, if you can live with these cons then you absolutely must buy it.
Summary: I purchased this unit that was used as a store demo so it was basically new. The firmware at that time was 2.0. I used it and it seemed slow to load. I updated the firmware to 5.6 and boy did that make a BIG improvement on loading times. The unit was VERY easy to install and the setup was a piece of cake. If you read the directions the unit is easy to install. I am a 56 year old woman and if I found it easy ...it is easy. The picture and sound quality is excellent.
Summary: I purchased this unit 3 yrs ago for $250.00. Orig: $1,000.00. I had heard about and read about all the issues that plagued this player. I have enjoyed pristine blu ray video and audio, and outstanding upconversion with this unit. For some reason, about a year ago I got the itch to replace with something better, maybe with DTS-Master audio. I have tried and tried many players, hoping to top the performance of this unit, but it just isn't there.
Summary: My question is that blue-ray could reproduce movies of all regions, i mean, movies in the Unites States are region 1 but it changes depends of the country, but i want to know if it plays all regions movies!!!
Summary: Pictures do not do it justice.You will have to see Sony's BDP-S1 in the flesh to appreciate the fit and finish.Unfortunately when the market catches on, Blu Ray players will weigh about the same as an average laptop and feel flimsy.Just compare Toshiba's current Hd dvd players to their earlier models(HD-XA1 /HD-XA2)and you'll understand.In the meantime give yourself a treat;get one these before it's too late.And did I mention that the picture quality is excellent?
Summary: I own this unit for about 8 months, it great. With a high def TV great combo to see the Blu-ray movies especially 300, Blackhawk Down and Kindom of Heaven. Sony has updated the firmware twice already so it has kept up with the technology. Updating isbrezze.
Summary: About two months ago, I bought my Sony Bravia XBR2 46 Inch 1080P TV Set. Last Saturday, after some research (between HD and Blu-Ray), I decided to make jump I got my Blu-Ray Player. Now the big question was selecting between this model and the BDP-S300. First, I went to the web and checked Sony's page, afterwards, checked here and look at the comments posted. Trust me it was not easy at all, but decided to get this model.
Summary: I have purchased numerous DVD players throughout the years and the Sony Blu Ray player is by far the best out there. It gives me the most clear HD picture far surpassing the old SD DVD players. It automatically determines what sort of DVD you have put into the machine, 480P and up and then plays it at the highest resolution available up to 1080P!! The Movie Studios are backing this machine and not the HD DVD players, and they have certainly made the right choice.
Summary: First I got the Sony Bravia Tv then I got the Sony Blue Ray (second generation) disc player. It's so good that I may stop watching regular TV and watch Blue Ray disks only. My goodness, the picture is ..... wonderful! I want to watch it all the time its so good.
Summary: I have used my BDP-S1 for over two months with outstanding results. The picture quality on blu-ray disc such as Casino Royal, The Prestige and Deja Vu is outstanding. The player also upscales standard definition DVD's to 1080p, resulting in much improved video quality. While the BDP-S1 lacks the capability to play music CD's, the primary reason I purchased the player is for movie video and sound quality. The BDP-S1 delivers outstanding results in both areas.