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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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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 6
6.0

Good enough picture and audio quality. Lacks some basic things.

Octavio, Amazon
3 October 2008
  • Summary: It lacks support for streaming DTS-HD Master Audio over HDMI. It downgrades that signal to regular DTS. It supports BD-ROM Profile 1 only, although the player started selling after October 31st, so it should support Profile 1.1. I don't think that can be upgradeable by changing the firmware. Load time is very slow. Around 1.5 minute from pressing standby button to the moment you see an image on the screen. Remote is not backlit.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but could have been better

D. I. Shipley "David Shipley", Amazon
3 October 2008
  • Summary: I decided to acquire a BD player that was able to decode HD Audio like Dolby True-HD. I therefore traded in my BDP S300 and exchanged it for the higher end model - the BDP S500. Despite preferring HD DVD formatwise, I really wanted to be able to experience the best of all films in Hi Def and that meant going purple and getting both formats. The drawbacks of the BDP S500 are primarily that it is a Profile 1.0 BD standalone player.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound 10
10
Playability 10
10

still not the finished Blu-ray Player

wm_babybo..., Ciao
24 June 2008
  • Excerpt: I Had recently Visited Sony's show case just to see this product. I learned allot. Let me tell what i got for you all. the Design is look really silly, Its such a bulky equipment, it doesn't look like a Disk player it look like an amplifier, or security monitoring device. I would rather recommend you all a PS 3, because it has almost all the feature and also you could play games. But Sony BDP-S500 definitely has some advantages like the sound quality is much advanced.
  • Pros: Hi Sound Quality
  • Cons: No DTS - HD Master Audio through HDMI .  No Ethernet .
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but could have been much better

D. I. Shipley "David Shipley", Amazon
3 February 2008
  • Summary: I decided to acquire a BD player that was able to decode HD Audio like Dolby True-HD. I therefore traded in my BDP S300 and exchanged it for the higher end model - the BDP S500. Despite preferring HD DVD formatwise, I really wanted to be able to experience the best of all films in Hi Def and that meant going purple and getting both formats. The drawbacks of the BDP S500 are primarily that it is a Profile 1.0 BD standalone player.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony BDP S500

JUNO1971, Ciao
19 December 2008
  • Summary: Es un reproductor demasiado caro pero es una MARAVILLA, el problema que tiene es la dura competencia que se ha encontrodo. Es muy dificil que en breve los bue ray ganes la partida al dvd pero es una posibilidad. Si os sobra el dinero no dudes y comprate un par de ellos y asi podras ver u oir o ambas cosas lo mejor de la vida por que en la pais de la tia lupe la mas ama de gorda es quien gana la casa en la dura por que en si poda el arbol u no dice jda de los que tu y yo...
  • Pros: muchos
  • Cons: precio
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Overall 6
6.0

Technisch sehr gut, aber langsam

Bernhard "post2149", Amazon
22 November 2007
  • Summary: Der Player ist von Bild und Ton exzellent. Er ist von den Ton-Normen brandaktuell und er hat HDMI 1.3. Über die 1080/24p freut sich mein Pioneer Plasma. Die kann man direkt durchschleifen. Allerdings finde ich es ein Unding von den Firmen, nach ein paar Monaten schon wieder neue Ton- und sonstige Normen nachzuschieben und damit das Vorgängermodell zu blamieren und Käufer zu veräregern.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

pr, HEAR.nl
3 November 2007
  • Summary: mooi beeld , maar zeer trage speler.1 week in huis gehad , maar weer teruggebracht.deze speler kan alleen een mp3-DVD aan , geen mp3 cd.het inladen van een volle mp3 dvd duurt schrik niet bijna 9 minuten.een blu-ray schijf gaat sneller.2 minuten minimaal.deze speler heeft bluray profile 1.0 en niet de nu verplichte 1.1De speler leest wel avchd af
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