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Sony BDP-S301

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Reviews and Problems with Sony BDP-S301

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Overall 8
8.0

Stalwart product, like most Sony products in my experience

S. Samuelson, Amazon
15 May 2013
  • Summary: I inherited this beast in 2008, when my aunt upgraded to a pricier (debatably better) bdp, and it has served me loyally and dependably for the past five years without a single glitch. Considering my aunt paid $600 in 2007 for this blu-ray player when it was considered to be a solid entry-level option, I'd say the item has earned its keep. The picture and sound quality are very good. Criticisms: slow loading time for discs, and it doesn't play SACDs.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Blu-Ray Player

speedy, Amazon
29 December 2012
  • Summary: I was quite amazed at this product. For a sony, its outstanding piece of equipment. I love it very much!
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Overall 8
8.0

A solid Blu-Ray but was overpriced

Dennis S. Stuempfle "Denny Stu", Amazon
29 July 2011
  • 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 tremendously. One of the biggest drawbacks of this unit is its slow boot time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Blu Ray that Doesn't Play Blu Ray

TQM Doctor "ValleyOutdoors", Amazon
8 May 2011
  • 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. They're not worth the hassle.
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Overall 2
2.0

No longer plays old or new discs

Timothy C. Hays, Amazon
6 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of junk

Ciprian Nedelcu, Amazon
14 December 2009
  • 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. Now it is stuck on a screen with a rotating disk for the last 35 min and is unresponding.
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Overall 10
10

info for bdp s300 read on!

R. Dalton, Amazon
26 August 2009
  • 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!
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Overall 4
4.0

Picture Good, but slow and relatively short-lived

Ben Franklin, Amazon
14 August 2009
  • 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. Also, two years after purchase, the optical read on them is wearing out, causing them to be unable to read discs in good condition from time to time. The loading time also seems to be getting slower over time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Only good if you can recycle it

M. Sedgwick "bilbeach", Amazon
20 April 2009
  • Summary: I'm approaching fifty, so I am no novice. I have owned lots of Sony products in my life, but this player is the nadir of my experiences with ALL brands of electronics. Its controls are not even responsive to normal commands: even powering up the unit is difficult. I have owned the player for six months, but have only been able to use it for 10-12 hours. Most of the time, it just presents an unbearable obstacle. This model is boat anchor material. Beware!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Freezing - Can't Even Watch a Movie Anymore

Stephen M. Debruler "5.9ZJPER", Amazon
22 March 2009
  • Summary: When I bought a Sony BDP-S301, I enjoyed it enough to buy another for my other TV. At first, both worked fine, though a little slow to start up or accept an eject command. After awhile, both started either rebooting while loading or freezing up part-way through a movie. The problem has gotten so bad, I haven't been able to get either to work properly for an entire movie for several months.
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