Summary: This is a good Blu-Ray disc player from the company that was one of the early champions of the technology. It's a good unit that has excellent picture and sound quality. It was expensive when it was first introduced so paying $200.00 now would be a foolish investment as the technology has improved...
Summary: I've had this machine for a few years now and it's never been able to play a blu ray disc, even when it was new. Silly me, I forgot again about it's major malfunction and bought another blu ray disc. Probably a good idea to just have nothing to do with Sony video equipment from now on.
Summary: This player worked great for about 2 years and then didn't want to load disc it had played fine in the past. Then it stopped playing all discs. I upgraded the firmware successfully and it didn't help. Now it won't play anything.
Summary: Plays games on its own with you having no control over the situation. Loading a disk is an adventure on it's own. Most don't play out of the box. The controls are so slow that if you press open tray 10 times in a row it will freeze. Sometimes it shuts down and restarts on it's own.
Summary: I purchased two of these Blu-Ray players two years ago, and while the picture quality was excellent for blu-ray discs and the upscaling feature a notable improvement over others I had prior to these players, but I found them to be very slow loading.
Summary: Possibly the crappiest Sony product I've ever owned! The picture quality is indeed amazing, but the drawbacks to this first generation BD player is that it sucks. I remember purchasing a cheap Akai DVD player in 1999 and thinking "Damn, the latency from pressing the button to actually having...
Summary: hello i am writing this review because of all the negative reviews this profile 1.0 player has gotten which i think is a bad rap! First let me say i own 3 of these units and a bdp s500 which is also a great player from sony.I have owned my original unit for 2 years without any real problems at all!