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: 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...
Summary: Buyer Beware! If you plan on using an HDMI Cable make sure your TV/Display supports HDMI 1.3 Bought this player for my bedroom, My LCD tv is about 3 years old and is HDMI 1.1 could not get Video or Sound through HDMI, just snow! Called Sony Support talked to a LEVEL 2 Tech he stated "The BDP-S360 is not compatible using HDMI with my TV because the player is HDMI 1.3 and my TV is HDMI 1.1" I thought all versions of HDMI were backwards compatible?
Summary: I bought this player after my upconverting dvd player's remote quit working, which gave me a good excuse to upgrade. 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 good, and I don't notice the long wait time some have mentioned.
Summary: Comments about Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc Player: I bought this sony because my hdtv has no hdmi plug. I get a 1080i picture with standard componet plugs. unfortunetly, the componet plugs don't seem to upscale regular dvd's like the manual said the unit would.
Pros: Consistent Performance, High Quality Picture
Summary: Initial thought: I recently purchased the Sony bdp-s360 after already owning a PS3, and two Sony bdp-s350's. The difference I have noticed between this player and the previous 350 is the sound quality on the 360 which is much better. The build quality of the 360 is great but so similar to the previous 350 that I can't rate it spectacular. The entire front face covers the disk slot and flips down to open.
Summary: First the good news: Blu-ray discs really do look great. DVDs played on the BDP-S360 also look very good. Sound Quality is fabulous in all formats, including CDs. Also, I was worried about load times, but they are much better than I expected. But, and there's always a but, I really did find the lack of a reject button on the remote to be very off-putting. Also, I have yet to get any recordable DVD or CD to play in it, which is a big, big problem.
Excerpt: "...solid feel, typical of other Sony products I have owned. The Disc drawer slides out slickly from behind a drop down flap which makes up the whole front of the player. This is a nice design touch as it means there is no open slot for children to push things into.Remote control and accessoriesThe remote control is nice and compact with all the required functions neatly laid out. The only button which it lacks is an eject ...
Pros: Nice sleek, simple design . User friendly and well priced .
Cons: Takes ages to switch on . No HDMI lead included .