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: 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.
Summary: This Sony Blu ray player has excellent picture quality used with my Sony LCD 40"TV However it was very difficult to always have sound. The only way that I can have sound when playing a dvd is if the TV is off before I turn on the Blu Ray player. It took me a long time to figure out why I did not have sound when I would try to play a dvd on the Blu Ray. I had purchased a HDMI cord to hook it up to TV. Also, the price dropped $60. within a few weeks after I bought it.
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.
Excerpt: You know when you buy something with Sony on the box, its going to be a good quality product. When you get this out of the box you'll realise that its a pretty good looking piece of kit. There's no gawdy dials and the digital display is very understated. When you put a disk in, you'll be greeted by a rather stylish looking beam of blue light that appears on the unit (it turns when when you're playing a standard DVD). You'll sit down and wait for your movie to load up.
Very good Blu Ray player for those on a budget. You get a nice, branded machine which is functional.
14 February 2012
Excerpt: I purchased this Blu Ray player in June 2010 from Play.com. At the time it was the most competitively priced branded player I could find. Appearance, design and build quality. Overall I have been very impressed with it, the high gloss black finish goes well with my TV and stand. It has a good 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.