Summary: This is a VERY QUALITY player but by some people's standards, obsolete. That depends. I have an older Sony 5.1 surround sound home theatre system in an RV. It does not have HDMI or digital connections. I wanted a Blu-ray player that would hook up to that system which limited my choices.
Summary: This Blu-ray player is surely great! Lives up to the Sony ES Standard both in audio and video quality. If I had to say there's anything that was difficult, it would be setting up the wireless connection. But even then, It all set up with a breeze once I understood what had to be done.
so here coming on 2016 (6 1/2 years later) and (10yrs for the STR-DA3000ES) they all still work without issue best of it's time
Drew M., Amazon
31 January 2011
Summary: Most Electronics (Not all) Fail due to lack of proper (Not $10 extension cords called surge protectors) sure protection. With that being said....I bought this when it came out with a Sony KDL-46Z4100, and had a few year old STR-DA3000ES receiver...
Summary: Love this Blu-ray disc player. My first one. Video quality is superb. I thought the menu selection process was a little cumbersome, more steps to go through (than I'm used to with my standard definition machines) just to play the movie. However, I am very pleased with the video quality.
Summary: This is what you can call one of the best. The picture is outstanding, the sound is remarkable, and the setup was nothing short of easy. The unit looks great and I now have the Sony to go along with my Panasonic BD A35 player.
Summary: Sony ES products are among the best. I bought this player primarily for audio. All I can say is there's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a high end CD player, when you can have the best of both worlds. Audio and video. The sound is pure and focused. No shrill. Great dynamics. Very controlled.
Summary: Replaced another BluRay player with this SONY. Since it is an outgoing model the price was down to $179. At this price this is an excellent player. The picture is flawless on my 8ft projection screen, the sound impressive (for movie sound - I have not done an evaluation as an audiophile music...
Been using this for a couple of years without a problem
2 January 2011
Summary: I have been using this Blu Ray player for a couple of years and have not had any problems with it at all. Still plays all current Blu Ray disks and have not experienced problems with pausing etc..
Summary: !WARNING: Sony BDPS1000ES Blu-ray Disc Player Do not buy any products from this disgraceful, arrogant, insensitive, dishonest manufacturer. It really deserves 0! stars. My Sony Blu-ray Player, bought on 12/8/08, was working fine.