Summary: I had no problems at all with this player for two years, but then it developed the often-mentioned inability to read Blu-ray discs. It plays regular DVDs fine. I spoke with tech support and they took me through the steps described in most of the posts here and elsewhere: update firmware, re-boot,...
Summary: I was really excited to get this home and add it to my home theater. I find the menu silly, it is slow to boot movies, the picture thru my Sharp 9000 high def projector is average. I used a samsung upconverting dvd player before which had better sound and just as good a picture as the Blue ray.
Summary: Comments about Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player: There are alot of good reviews on this product and I mostly agree. I just want to warn the people out there who aren't technical with stuff. I bought this for my parents and the first Bluray I put in didnt play.
Pros: DVD Upconversion, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Upgradeable
Excerpt: This is about my 5th Sony product recently, and I am disappointed at what I am getting from them these days. Now, I'm not saying all BDP-S350s are like this but, mine has trouble reading standard DVD movies. Sometimes it doesn't even read the DVD I put in it.
Pros: Price, 1080i, digital output.
Cons: problems reading BD's and standard DVD's. Sloooooooow loading.
Summary: I previously gave this player 3 stars. I now would upgrade to 4 but Amazon won't let me change the rating. The good news: the picture quality with this player is great. I won't belabor this as it's covered in the other reviews. The player has a nice low profile and setup out of the box is easy.
Summary: I have been using this Blu-ray unit for a few weeks now and am generally happy with it. Nice features and quick loading. But I am really wondering why I bothered to spend the money for the so-called better picture, it now seems like hype to me.
Summary: The Good: Excellent picture quality, loaded with deep blacks and excellent contrast and color richness. Wonderful upscaling of normal DVD's too, the best I have seen, even better than the Oppo. (I have 3 Oppos) Blu-Ray quality is outstanding.
Summary: There is no doubt that this is a high quality CD player and it certainly does improve the picture quality of my older non Blu-Ray disks however following a trip to my local film rental shop it does not play certain Blu-Ray offerings which is rather annoying as this is what I bought it for....