Excerpt: I bought this player when I found it on sale for $89. For the price this player can't be beat. The picture quality is awesome, the upconverting looks good, and the sound is great too. The menus, setup, and features are very user friendly. The start up times are decent(not fast or slow). It does lack certain features which would be nice, such as the Netflix streaming capability.
Excerpt: I bought the Sony BDP S-360 for around a hundred bucks in the middle of 2010. I was enticed by the device becuase of the low price... seemed like at that time it was on its way out as a tangible model. My interest was based on a desire to have a stand alone blu-ray device for a high definition television in one of our bedrooms. The BDP S-360 is an excellent bluray player and also does a very good job in up-converting standard DVDs.
Summary: Image quality Well, here I must give credit. Projected on my giant home theater system with 120" screen, the presentation from the Sony-Blu-Ray is great. Color, sharpness and edge detail is excellent. The S300 allows some very gross and minimal tweaking via the player, but they work well enough. Once the movie begins WOW is what you get if you've got a higher end theater set up. It's 100% movie-like even with a 720P projector.
Summary: Date of my review: 9-27-2011a Cant complain... Works as expected... Except, it takes a while to boot (I am in power save). I really like that, when I turn the player on, the TV, it turns on, and switches to that HDMI port. I got my at WalMart for $80 refurbished. A use hint. There is no external tray door. If you tap the silver button on the upper right, the tray pushes the whole face (front) down, and the tray slides out, like expected...
Summary: First off I got this somewhere else less expensive but had to write a review on it. I bought it open box and was surprised how easy it was to setup. I'm using a HDMI for all video and audio which works great. When you have a surround sound sys. and running it like I am through HDMI, make sure your setting is on the direct mode otherwise it will just stay in the standard mode for surround sound, (no dolby digital or hd sound modes were avail in this mode) Another reviewer...
Summary: not that this is Sony's fault, but one of my kids stuck 2 discs in at the same time yesterday, and that was enough to kill the machine. We owned this for a little over a year. The loading was slow, which was overly frustrating for my impatient 2 year old. But the picture quality was excellent! We didn't need all the bells and whistles (aka Netflix streaming ability), so this worked well.
Great and Simple: The Sony BDP-S360 1080p Blu-ray Player
Bruce Shirey, Amazon
21 November 2010
Summary: This review is for the: Sony BDP-S360 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player (Electronics) Bottom line - this player simply works as stated. It's a bit slow on the boot-up, but functions beautifully. The unit is physically small, compact and offers the minimal of features, making it a delight to use. Summary: If you are looking for a dependable, visually pleasing Blu-ray player - then this player is for you. It's a Sony therefore it's a safe, dependable purchase.
Summary: Make no mistake; this Blu-ray player is an entry-level player without the bells-and-whistles and faster loading times of more expensive models, but, within the price range, you can't get a better player. It works right out of the box, with only a few minutes of connection and set-up time. Although it cannot stream Netflix, it does have an ethernet port for BD Live and firmware updates.
Summary: THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE BDP-S370. We have only had this for a short time and our first blu ray as we have a Sony 36' CRT tv....the last one Sony made which can take up to 1080i as there is no LCD,LED,PLASMA, out there that we like that can show flesh tones or sports content as good as this tv...but some come close...