Conclusion: In the core discipline — Blu-ray playback — the BDP-S 360 shows no weaknesses, providing a fantastic home-theater experience. What’s more, the player turns out to be quiet and economical, as well as providing easy operation and powerful audio output. The imperfect DVD playback stands at the top of the snag list, followed by the limited multimedia capabilities. Good news, bad news: Great news: the BDP-S 360 supports BD-Live.
Pros: Excellent 24p movie picture., Superb photo playback., Bitstream HD audio., BD-Live.
Cons: Slight weaknesses in DVD playback., No USB stick supplied for BD-Live.
Excerpt: This latest one from Sony offers good replacement to the BDP S350 with a nice decent set of features. With this one, I guess Sony is trying hard to move its standalone players out of the shadow of the PS3 and that too, without burning a hole in the user’s pocket. This one looks absolutely drab with the conventional box shape and a full black finish. The only way to jazz this one up was probably to add a little ray of blue light and LOL they’ve done just that.
Excerpt: Thumbs up: Simple User interface, Fantabulous picture quality. Thumbs down: No Wi-Fi, slow disk loading, no multichannel outputs. Inside the trunk: Price at launch :£200.00 Supported Format (Interlaced): 1080i, 480i (SDTV), 576i Supported Format (Progressive) :1080p, 1080p/24, 480p, 720p MPN: BDPS360BCEK Inputs :USB2.0 Picture Adjustment Options : 24p True Cinema This one looks absolutely drab with the conventional box shape and a full black finish.
Excerpt: Sony continues to do its best to deliver great entry-level products for the masses. Most of the market is now approaching this same price point and including more features, such as on-demand video streaming from online sources like Netflix. This makes the competition stiff for the rather bare-bones Sony. However, that doesn’t mean that Sony doesn’t deliver a capable Blu-ray player for the dollar.
Summary: Having recently looked at a LG offering that had Ethernet options, I now see the latest Sony offering the BDP-S360 that also allows Ethernet to play a part. However first and foremost it is a rather nice full featured Blu-ray player .
Excerpt: Watch out world, Sony has a new Blu-ray player line-up. The Japanese giant has been firing on all cylinders over the last year, totting up a host of five-star products across the home cinema spectrum.
Pros: Smooth operator thanks in part to Xross Media Bar, solid spec, silky smooth motion and bold colours with DVD and Blu-ray, fast, exciting sound
Cons: You can pay a bit more to get a touch more detail in audio and video
Excerpt: If the recession has eaten into your Blu-ray player budget then all is not lost - there are some great-value decks on the market that deliver the high-def basics without making a large dent in your savings. We’ve already looked at the Samsung BD-P1600 and Philips BDP3000 , both of which deliver solid features and performance for under £150, and now there’s another one to add to the list - the Sony BDP-S360.
Pros: Rich detailed pictures, BD Live, operating system
Cons: Limited media support, no USB media playback, clunky disc loading