Summary: this unit requires a download of the latest firmware to play blu-ray dvd.s... not as fast as blu-ray players after the blu-ray vs hd-dvd format war...video and audio quality of playback of 1080p,720p,480p,and 480i dvd.s are excellent...am very happy with this unit.
Summary: This item can be found for a steep discount(less than 475 usd). The quality and 5 year parts and labor warranty are the advantages of paying more than the minimum to get blue ray tech. Great engineering does not come cheap and Sony is the best engineering value in electronics for my money.
Summary: First of all, let me say the video output of the S2000ES is first rate. However, for the price, it should be. It does a great job on both Blu-Ray and standard DVD's. I did, however, have to do a firm-ware update to get it to run some of the new Java menus.
Summary: The high definition picture is a real delight and even startling the first time viewing it because of the quality. The player is very easy to use. I would highly recommend it. You will be extremely delighted espeaially when using a high quality large high definition monitor.
Summary: The picture quality of this player is outstanding. However, on first purchase it had some distortion in the sound of one channel, wouldn't load discs on occasion, and very slow. We sent it back, got it serviced. We got the machine back and a couple months later it completely quit working.
Summary: This Blu-ray player does NOT have the latest surround sound ability (DTS HD Master Audio). As a home theater super-enthusiast, I am going to wait for the next generation from Sony that has the latest surround sound format.
Summary: If you want the top on the line blu-ray player the Sony S2000ES is the one to get. Extremely well made...there is a reason why the ES line has a 5 year parts and labor warranty and others are just 1 year.
You want the best? You got it for Blu-Ray, anyway!
J. Lockridge "jllx", Amazon
11 November 2007
Summary: I had no idea what "perfection" of "perfect" would be, but after years of using blu-ray on sub-par players like the Samsung and the Playstation 3 (not a bad player, and it doubles as a great game system, to boot!