Summary: Comments about Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player: Nice machine...just sorry I didn't buy one sooner... I have a Hitachi 50" plasma...hooked this bad boy up to it (with S-video cable, mind you) and the picture/sound/experience is absolutely incredible. If you don't get this particular model, please 'just spend the money' and watch! You WILL be pleasantly surprised. I looked at the picture on the TV from about a foot away while playing 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'..
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support, Upgradeable
Summary: Comments about Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player: I am a videophile and own several blu ray players. This Sony BDP-S50 beats them all. For the price, this is the best blu ray on the market. I got a great deal on this player from PC RUSH.Com. The blu ray images are clear and lifelike with perfect color saturation. Also it upconverts standard dvd's very nicely--Look out Silicon Optix!!!.[...
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support
Summary: Would highly recommend IF you can find it. They have been hard to find, but are well worth the search. Nice slim unit that will upgrade your TV picture even without Blu Ray DVDs or the recommended 1080 TV.
Pros: Works great. Picture on my TV with and without DVDs has been upgraded even without a 1080 TV. Consumers was right.
Summary: To tell the truth, I wasn't completely sold on Blu-ray. I'd heard the hype and was interested, but the picture I got out of my standard DVD was plenty good. Man, was I blind! I bought this with permission from K-Mart to return it if I wasn't convinced. I went to the video store and rented a few titles and went home for a week. The hook-up was almost easy (I needed HDMI cables which are NOT included). I noticed the improvement in sharpness during the FBI warning!!
Pros: Excellent picture (sharpness, color and depth) Smooth operation Fast disc loading Simple setup Quiet
Cons: Confusing remote control Needs remote to play
Summary: Fantastic image quality, thin design, lightweight for mounting on wall shelf, price from Amazon was considerably below that of local electronics stores and their online cousins. Can't say enough good things about this product. Shipment was ahead of schedule.
Sony really got it together on this one! VERY RECOMMENDED
APC Reviews "APC Reviews", Amazon
28 November 2008
Summary: I am an early adopter. Back in the late 70s I bought the very first VHS tape recorder/player model offered for sale in the US, a Panasonic that weighed as much as a boat anchor, had no frills, an all mechanical transport and probably put out about as much video quality as a cheap webcam. Price at the time, $1000.00!