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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 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 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 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 2
2.0

I just don't get it...

brainwhistle "brainwhistle", Amazon
3 October 2008
  • Summary: How does the company that invented (in effect) BluRay put out a player that not only refuses to play a brand new BluRay disc, but trying to do so causes the player to shut down!! If this is that that BD-Java code, then it is truly pathetic that it isn't backward compatible. I've now got to wait nigh on 2 weeks to try a firmware upgrade since I don't have the inclination to follow a 20 step program full of warnings to burn one myself. What a PoC.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad product or bad luck

chris1epinions, epinions.com
20 May 2008
  • Excerpt: I bought this unit 2 months ago and have had problems with it.
  • Pros: The casing looks cool.
  • Cons: Poor reliability, poor service from Sony.
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