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5.2 out of 10

Sony BDP-S500

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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 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 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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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but...

Jet Fumes, Amazon
28 December 2008
  • Summary: I'd like to say that this is a fantastic Blu-Ray DVD player, but I can only say that it's good. This is because I faught almost a year with it till the new firmware (Java) update came out. Before the update, you didn't know from one day to the next if a DVD (Blu-Ray or standard) would play or what features (fast forward, skip, Top Menu etc.) would work on any given DVD - what worked one day would not work the next.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony BDP-S500 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

JJJJJJS-1, Rate it all!
17 November 2008
  • Summary: Actually purchased blu-ray player with sony card reward points. Worked fine without any issues, until recently. Player would shut down once movies started from the menu screen and was a compatibility issue with new blu-ray disc versions and the DTS-HD. Went to blu-ray.com website to download firmware upgrade for the BDP-S500 and works like a charm now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Misunderstood BDP

J. Vossler "JJJJJJS-1", Amazon
16 November 2008
  • Summary: Actually purchased blu-ray player with sony card reward points. Worked fine without any issues, until recently. Player would shut down once movies started from the menu screen and was a compatibility issue with new blu-ray disc versions and the DTS-HD. Went to blu-ray.com website to download firmware upgrade for the BDP-S500 and works like a charm now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony S 500 Disc Player

Syed Tajgeer, Amazon
16 November 2008
  • Summary: Pro: Easy to operate and connect, Various connectivity options Con: Takes too long to load a disc also operated in Slow motion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony BDP-S500 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

SyedTajgeer, Rate it all!
16 November 2008
  • Summary: Pro: Easy to operate and connect, Various connectivity options Con: Takes too long to load a disc also operated in Slow motion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony BDP-S500 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

olivia717, Rate it all!
16 August 2008
  • Summary: I have had this player for about a week now. I was vacillating between the S500 and the S350, but after reading countless reviews, I decided to go with the newest model hoping that Sony was able to work out all the kinks and bugs that came with the previous units. I have tested this player with a few movies (Spiderman 3, Full Metal Jacket, and the Planet Earth series), and fortunately, I have not run into any of the problems that other users have encountered (i.e.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expensive, but good player overall

olivia717, Amazon
16 August 2008
  • Summary: I have had this player for about a week now. I was vacillating between the S500 and the S350, but after reading countless reviews, I decided to go with the newest model hoping that Sony was able to work out all the kinks and bugs that came with the previous units. I have tested this player with a few movies (Spiderman 3, Full Metal Jacket, and the Planet Earth series), and fortunately, I have not run into any of the problems that other users have encountered (i.e.
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