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Sony-bdp-s500.29060887
5.1 out of 10

Sony BDP-S500

This Blu-Ray disc player already has a parental channel lock. I Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony BDP-S500

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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

J. Leiphart "Filter Buyer", Amazon
29 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Excellent purchase.

Ken, Amazon
26 March 2013
  • Summary: I agree, this player is slow, especially when playing Blu-Ray disc. I have BDP-S1000ES, BDP-S2000ES & DVP-S7000, therefore this one fits right in. It will be playing primarly the standard DVD and occassional Blu-Ray. The front doors on the S7000 & S500 very simular movement.
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Overall 2
2.0

If you own a Mac... DO NOT BUY THIS PLAYER

Brian L, Amazon
14 October 2011
  • Summary: Everything you'd expect a Blu Ray player to do EXCEPT... This player is as slow as they come. Expect at least 5 minutes to load a disc. And worst of all if you have a Mac they won't support firmware updates online and they charge you to send out the a disc with the updates when their player doesn't read the latest Blu Rays. Unbelievable. Save your half grand that they want for this player because Blu Ray's days are numbered.
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Overall 10
10

no problems at all

Nicholas F. Dandrea, Amazon
5 June 2010
  • Summary: i got this blu ray player 2 years ago with my sony card points and i must say i have no problems at all. yes it takes a little time to load but it does not bother me. i think its an awesome machine. its a little big but it does fit into my cabinet.
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Overall 8
8.0

STILL CHUGGING ALONG

THE KING OF PANGAEA "THE KING", Amazon
15 February 2010
  • Summary: I HAVE OWNED THIS UNIT FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND 1/2 NOW AND KNOW OF TWO OTHERS IN OPERATION FOR ABOUT THE SAME DURATION. THE UNIT IS SLOW TO LOAD, I'LL HAVE TO GIVE THE OTHER COMPLAINERS THAT, BUT ONCE YOU GET OVER THE INITIAL WAIT PERIOD, (GO DO SOMETHING ELSE UNTIL THE BEAST IS READY) THE OUTPUT IS FANTASTIC, BOTH BLU RAY AND STANDARD DVD UPSCALED.
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Overall 2
2.0

This unit never worked right.

Andrew P. Thierry "northman", Amazon
13 February 2010
  • Summary: From the beginning there were annoying delays in start-up and change. After a year the machine began to "freeze". Finally it stopped working altogether. I got the update disc from Sony to no avail.
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Overall 6
6.0

Blu Ray Sony disc player

Armin G. Ebrahimi, Amazon
3 March 2009
  • Summary: Blu ray is great, but the device isn't as good. It takes too long to open/close the DVD holder and the remote is somewhat picky. The Playstation version of the blu-ray works much better.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Blue Ray DVD Player

Erik Gropp "eg", Amazon
23 January 2009
  • Summary: So far so good. Dont buy the HDMI cable before you know if your TV will accept it. I spent $50 on the cable and never needed it. Otherwise so far so good.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Unit

Michael Kintner, Amazon
19 January 2009
  • Summary: I had the unit for 18 days and purchased from Capital Electronics, the unit has stopped working and Capital said they will not help me because they only will doing something for the first 15 days of purchase. This sucks because it was a Christmas present and now we are out $250. It sucks because when I tried contracting Sony they said I have to deal with the purchaser for the first 30 days of purchase!!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Slow to Load DVD

Lynne Mowery "fishgirl", Amazon
19 January 2009
  • Summary: The picture clarity is great. Other reviews indicated slow to load CD & I agree. Hard to open & Close the disc drive with the remote. I'd check others out first.
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