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: 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.
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: The picture is great but is it worth the wait time? It takes forever to load up. Frankly, it's unbearable! And also, some of the BD movies do not have the resume function so when you stop the movie and turn off the machine, you basically lose your place when you turn it back on to "resume" where you...
Summary: While I've only had my player for a short time, I've been playing discs (blu-ray and standard) on it and I've noticed a few things. The picture is good on blu-ray discs, but doesn't blow me away like I thought it would.
Summary: A year ago I would have told you that you would be crazy to buy Blu instead of HD just looking at the price. My friend spent $1200.00. You believe that? Later I got my HD player for the XBOX 360 for $200.00 and said "Oh Yea"!
Garage Days "World renowned procrastinator.", Amazon
31 December 2007
Summary: I purchased this player to get ready for HD, gambling on Blu-ray as the winner in the HD disc race. Construction is solid and the video performance is excellent as is to be expected from a higher end Sony product. But they had to skimp somewhere to get the cost down.
Summary: This player had promise--more reasonable price point, full 1080p Blu-Ray playback. However, this player is fraught with problems. The first thing you'll notice is the LONG LOAD TIMES. Blu-Ray Discs can take upwards of 2-3 minutes to reach the title screen, even after loading the latest firmware.
Pros: Plays Blu-Ray Discs, upconverts standard DVDs. Full 1080p output. Good array of audio outputs.
Cons: No Dolby TrueHD onboard decoding, no Ethernet port. SLOW LOAD TIMES.
Summary: I held off purchasing this until the price was below $400. Amazon had a special with free shipping. Setup up was easy, just HDMI to TV, power cord, and left & right audio outputs to my surround sound.