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Sony-bdp-s500.29060887
5.2 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 4
4.0

Nice picture, but awful operation

Winesong, Amazon
16 November 2008
  • Summary: I own this Sont BD player along with a 46" HDTV and a Sony 7.1 Receiver. When I finally get the movie up and running, the picture is great. The problem is that it takes forever to turn on the player and open the disc tray (try that in the store before you buy) and load the movie. Last night, I tried playing the new Hulk movie and after ten minutes of waiting, the movie turned off my player and restarted. Then I tried again and ten minutes later it did the same thing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sony BDP-S500 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

Winesong, Rate it all!
16 November 2008
  • Summary: I own this Sont BD player along with a 46" HDTV and a Sony 7.1 Receiver. When I finally get the movie up and running, the picture is great. The problem is that it takes forever to turn on the player and open the disc tray (try that in the store before you buy) and load the movie. Last night, I tried playing the new Hulk movie and after ten minutes of waiting, the movie turned off my player and restarted. Then I tried again and ten minutes later it did the same thing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Overpriced Junk

Evaluator, Amazon
12 August 2008
  • Summary: We have had NOTHING but problems with the device. It takes 5 minutes to "load" a movie. The open & shut feature is very unpredictable. You have to sit there pushing buttons, in hopes it will work. Tonight it fails completely and I will have to return it to Sony (if I can). The DVDs load, but will not play (3 of 3). AVOID!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Slow loading, and often problems playing BD with this unit. When it works, it is nice. I recommend PS3, or wait for better...

S. MCGREGORY, Amazon
11 February 2008
  • Summary: Just returned my BDP-S500 after 2 weeks of trying it out. I upgraded firmware to latest at time of this writing, 3.5 during trial, but did not help. Painfully slow loading on every disk. When you sit down to watch a video, this can be a seemingly long time. I don't understand this, as the PS3 loads in no time at all. Often saw weird incompatible region error. Only cure for this was eject and try again, and yes it still would take a long time to load.
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Overall 4
4.0

"The load up times are way too slow"

VARVERISL, CNET
28 January 2008
Overall 4
4.0

Needs Work

T. Mackay, Amazon
21 January 2008
  • Summary: First off, I like Sony products. I have a Bravia TV. All my video cameras are Sony bla bla bla. OK I Bought my BDP-S500 on Jan 11, 2008. I took it home, put in Spiderman III. It went into load mode for 5 min, 10 min, 45 min. So I reread the instruction. Reset the machine, unpluged it etc. Same thing... That night I went to best buy and bought Blade Runner. It Works, Cool great show, except don't hit chapter fwd or back. The machine shuts down and resets itself.
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Overall 4
4.0

slow slow slow slow slow

Mr. Ns Boyce "nigeb22", Amazon
18 May 2009
  • Summary: I've read the reviews and the guys here are far more knowledgable than i. As a simple guy I look at simple things as I want this player to play discs... guess what, sometimes it doesnt and I kid you not, I switch it on and go make a cup of tea.. it takes ages to wind up then coupled with the endless intros, splash screeens that we have to put up with it takes 10 mins to get to the movie, 5 mins for the player 5 mins for the disc Why oh Why its painful and a joke
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Overall 4
4.0

My first and my last Sony

Ede "Ede", Amazon
17 December 2008
  • Summary: Habe mir wohl ein Montagsgerät gekauft. Ich besitze es nun seit ca 2 Monaten und es war schon zum 2.x zur Reparatur. Das Bild das der Player auf den Fernseher bringt ist i.O. nur die lange Ladezeit von über einer Minute ist meiner Ansicht nach viel zu lang.
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Overall 4
4.0

Technisch top, aber ....

Dr. C. Banfield "banfield@web.de", Amazon
10 October 2008
  • Summary: Gutes Bild, auch hochskaliert von DVDs, guter Ton. Viele Vorrezensenten haben die Mängel aufgelistet: Lange Ladezeiten, langsames Reagieren auf Befehle der FB, kein DTS MA und vor allem wird das Gerät NICHT mit 5 Blu Rays ausgeliefert, selbst nach einer Reklamation beim Hersteller. Ich hatte mich davon beeinflussen lassen und dem Sony den Vorzug vor dem Samsung BD-2500 gegeben. Leider .......
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