Summary: IT'S A LITTLE SLOW STARTING UP BUT ONCE IT GET GOING IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE AND THE SOUND IS RIGHT ON TIME ONLY THING THAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PLAYER IS THAT IT'S NOT INTERNET CONNECTED MEANING THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO UPDATE THE FIRMWARE BY DOWNLOAD ONTO A DVD OR CD DISC BUT OTHER THEN THAT YOU...
Summary: $200 for a blu-ray player is a good deal, but this machine is pretty slow on power on, and also takes too much time to load, eventhough I updated the firmware, it's still running slow, for example Batman Begin takes like 2 mins to load and it goes straight to the movie, not the menu.
Summary: Excellent for the price, however this player lacks the new BD profiles, 1.1 and 2.0, which allow you to have picture-in-picture and web content. It also lacks DTS HD-MA (Master Audio) streaming and decoding, but it does support TrueHD.
Summary: I bought this unit from Costco because of the price - approx $275. Setup is simple and picture quality (Blu-ray) is amazing. After reading some reviews, I installed the latest update, and it was still slow, improved, but slow.
Summary: Bought this yesterday, along with four BluRay movies. Thought it'd be a simple plug-in and run it ordeal, but that wasn't to be. This product took more to get it working right (reminded me of dealing with Windows drivers, updates, and so on, after buying a new Windows-based computer--I have a Mac,...
Summary: The BDP-S300 plays movies without problems. The picture quality is good. However, it's slow to load, and sluggish when responding to the remote. Also, the player does not support the high-rez audio formats, TrueHD and DTS-HD MA.
Pros: Nice user interface, plays movies without problems
Cons: slow load times, sluggish response to commands, no decoding of TrueHD, DTS-HD MA
Summary: Bought this unit in June...Picture quality is awesome but when i plug in the 5.1 analog inputs to my receiver(no hdmi) i get nothing from my subwoofer. So sound is just okay till i figure out the issue. I understand this unit is slow (about 45 seconds) but my pirates movies freeze at times.
Summary: Picture looks great, but when you turn it on, it takes FOREVER to start up. I will keep my old Marantz DVD player to play DVD's and use this only for BRD's. Also, it doesn't like old-generation TV's. I had a Hitachi 42" monitor with DVI input.
Summary: This player does does not load as fast like other reviewers here are saying. It takes a good 45 seconds just to power on, and an additional 15 to 20 seconds (depending on the BD disc) to load a BD disc.
Summary: I was disappointed by this player. Unlike previous Sony disk players I've owned, this model does not remember where you stop a movie. Previous players would remember up to six disks, after powering off, even if removed from the machine.