Summary: The wait time to get the machine started is aggravating. Sometimes it locks-up and has to be unplugged-then restarted to work. Also, sometimes it pauses in the middle of a movie as if it were going to stop, however when it works the picture quality is great.
Summary: I've got one major beef with this machine, and that is I T I S S O S L O W. Takes forever to power up or to load a disk. I've also had some curious lock-ups while attempting to navigate through disk menus (I suspect that I may not have been patient enough to let the player catch up before issuing another command.
Summary: Takes too long to start up, open up and to run blue-ray. Don't understand why this would be the thing to replace all DVD's. Sure great picture but so much would need to improve to make this worthwhile. I never received the DVD that was to come with it! Cannot recommend. I may return.
Summary: The picture and sound are great, there's no doubt about that, but this player is slow as a tortoise to do anything. I actually own two high definition TVs and each one has a Blu-Ray player attached. On one I've got the Sony BDP-S300 and on the other I've got the Panasonic DMP-BD30. There is a huge difference in speed and responsiveness between the two players! Let me give you some very specific examples: The Sony is powered off because you haven't been using it.
Summary: We have owned this product for about a month and have been very pleased with the video performance. Audio is great with PCM lossless (but read further for the problem with audio). Like most HD players, it is slower than the cheapest DVD player, but that is okay, we have come to expect it and that no longer bothers us. The problem with this player is that it does not output Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA in any way, shape or form.
Summary: Received as part of a Christmas offer from Sony for buying a 46 in LCD TV, so I've only had it 4 months. The thing no longer works. It powers on, but then turns itself off and then tries to re-power up. Only way to stop it is to pull the plug. The DVD tray will not open or close. So now it goes for warranty repair with me paying the freight to the repair center.
Summary: Bought this, and as everyone says, it's frustratingly slow. So, back it went. Got the Sony Playstation 3 instead (which is also a blu ray player) and i can't believe sony would bother making anything else. Startup and loading are so much faster, the picture is actually better (although i wasn't disappointed in the BDP's picture) and of course then you have the PS3 and web browsing to boot! Problem solved plus bonuses - i highly recommend the PS3 as your bluray player!!
Summary: We have owned an s301, which is technically identical to the s300, for about a month and have been very pleased with the video performance. Audio is great with PCM lossless (but read further for the problem with audio). Like most HD players, it is slower than the cheapest DVD player, but that is okay, we have come to expect it and that no longer bothers us. The problem with this player is that it does not output Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA in any way, shape or form.
Summary: Although I like the better quality picture - this is seriously one of the slowest machines that I own. You can press the disc EJECT button, then go to the basement, start a load of laundry, do some dishes, return some books to the library, then go back upstairs and the machine may just then be preparing to open the disk drive. I'm serious! Every function takes forever - it's so frustrating!