Excerpt: The Sony BDP-S360 is a basic blu-ray player, and comes accordingly with the features or lack of features that you would normally expect from a basic model. This is a great blu-ray player. It produces an excellent picture on almost any LCD television.
Excerpt: My oldest daughter bought me a Sony BDP-S360 Blu-Ray Player for my birthday and I have been in love with it ever since I turned it on. There are a couple of things I can do with out but for the most part, it’s awesome.
Excerpt: I am reviewing our new Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray dvd player. We purchased it from Wal-Mart about two months ago, for the price of $299.99. As for product details, the video output is 1080p/24p, with a 1080p Dvd upscaling, meaning that this player up-converts regular dvds to nearly HD …
Good player, slow load, no wireless, overly expensive.
6 January 2012
Summary: Sony still sells this unit, so I thought I'd review it for those who might be thinking of buying it. I've had this player for a couple years, and I'm getting ready to replace it with a Panasonic BDT-210. Why? Primarily because if you play a standard DVD or music CD on this player, there's an annoying grinding sound as it struggles to read non-blu-ray disks.
Pros: Great picture; great sound; allows firmware updates by CD if you're not hardwired to the Internet.
Cons: Slow load, although it's better with the recent firmware update (4/11). No wireless. Relatively expensive for what you get ($220), vs. what other players can do for under $150.
Summary: I purchased the Sony BDP-S360 May of 2011. It lost all video signal by October. Sony sent a new one which lost all video signal too in March of 2011. Sony sent a third new unit that has now failed in October of 2011 (will start to play DVD's but stops saying it doesn't recognize the format). Sony will not fix or refund my money since it has been over 90 days since the third unit shipped. The quality of Sony products over the past 10 years has fallen greatly.
Summary: Like most Blu Ray players, this Sony player periodically updates itself via a network connection. In theory, this is a great capability to keep your player current. Updates have pretty much become a standard way for most products to stay current and useful longer. PCs, software, GPS units, phones, video game consoles, video games, etc. all do this fairly well. Basically, it's a software or firmware update.
Lousy product and horrible customer service from Sony
Amazon Customer "edevitt", Amazon
3 February 2011
Summary: This player stopped playing Blu-ray discs 6 months after purchasing it. I was able to play regular DVD's for maybe two weeks after that. When I tried to contact Sony they assured me that it needed "upgrading." I explained over and over that discs that had been working were now saying invalid or no disc.
Summary: About a week ago, I received the "Cannot Play Disc" message when trying to play a BD disc. DVDs still seemed to do okay. It happened intermittently for about a week or so. Today it just refuses to play. Took it apart and tried to clean it, but no dice. Thought about punching it a few times, but decided to save my knuckles... Whatever happened to reliability? We also had a Sony DVD player in the early 2000s that crapped out after a few years.