Summary: I purchased the player on 10/6, shipping was very quick. After I installed the new firmware, it is awesome, still takes a minute or two for the player to load up the movie, but the picture is excellent and the sound is awesome.
Summary: The good: Excellent picture quality on Blu-ray and DVD; DVD upconversion up to 1080p; HDMI output. The bad: No onboard Dolby TrueHD decoding; slow load times, particularly unbearable on newer BD Java discs like Pirates of the Caribbean; some minor video performance issues; no Ethernet port for...
Summary: The setup manual is a bit complicated because the player accommodates so many inputs, but it works great when you get it going. It's remarkable how much it improves the appearance of regular DVD's.
Summary: Besides the PS3, this is the best value for your dollar. Before the release of this new Sony model, Samsung's BD-P1200 was the best standalone player in terms of playback and features. It still remains one of the best, but Sony's BDP-s300 is a great deal.
Summary: My initial interest in purchasing a high definition player began with the purchase of an upconvert unit, so I got one, and was very impressed and satisfied with it. Like most of you, I decided to wait until I was able to afford a hi-def player, and in the meantime, I began to do some in-depth...
great Blu-ray player - but get the firmware update
Stephen N. Larcovic, Amazon
9 February 2008
Summary: This is a magnificent Blu-ray DVD player. It enhances regular DVD viewing and presents Blu-ray discs in full 1080p (if you have a 1080p HDTV). One necessary step is to obtain a firmware update from Sony; I run a Mac computer, so I could not download the firmware update from Sony's website - only...
Summary: The war between Blu-ray and HD-DVD is over and Blu-ray is the winner. It appears fairly likely that Blu-ray will not be the BetaMax of the early twenty-first century. So what Blu-ray player should you buy.