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Sony BDP-S550
5.9 out of 10

Sony BDP-S550

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Reviews and Problems with Sony BDP-S550

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Overall 4
4.0

Sony changes Blu-ray standards to make this player obsolete

Christopher, Amazon
10 March 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this player for $350 in 2008. I was fairly happy with it for a number of years, but now I'm not so pleased with it. First, this thing takes an eternity to boot up. To eject the disk from a powered-down player, expect around 8-10 seconds.
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Overall 2
2.0

Was Good but Upgrades disable it

Amazon Customer, Amazon
11 December 2011
  • Summary: I bought this product several years ago. It WAS a great machine and has worked well UNTIL... I got a Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides and it wouldn't play on the machine. This is the first disc that the machine wouldn't play. So I took the disk back to the store and got a different disc.
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Overall 2
2.0

A Has Been

Getnby, Amazon
25 June 2011
  • Summary: While it worked it was fantastic. So... close to $500 for a machine that works for a little over a year and a half with only token support. If that sounds good to you, go for it. Actually, it still works to play DVDs and old BlueRays.
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Overall 2
2.0

Such A Shame!

Steve Munoz, Amazon
24 April 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this here from Amazon on Black Friday. Two years and two months and it's dead! Sony must have planned this somehow? I just can't believe that everyone has the same problem by chance!
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped working

John J. Healey, Amazon
21 March 2011
  • Summary: I am very disappointed with this product. I've had it for two years and haven't used it that much. Things seemed to work OK until suddenly it would no longer play blu ray discs. I tried to upgrade the firmware but that failed (the update got stuck displaying "VUP 0/9" even after upgrading it for 8...
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped Playing Blu-Ray Discs!

Timothy Lynch, Amazon
14 January 2011
  • Summary: Great player, when it worked. After about 18 months it stopped recognizing Blu-Ray discs. Upgraded the firmware, it didn't help. This is the second time a Sony DVD product stopped working properly for me soon after the warranty expired. I will never buy another Sony DVD or Blu-Ray player again.
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Overall 2
2.0

2 years- and it broke down!!!

no more sony for me..., Amazon
10 November 2010
  • Summary: I bought this Blue Ray player, hoping that Sony name still carried some weight when it came to product reliability. Well, was I wrong... As many unhappy customers have mentioned, in only 2 years of very light use (2 movies a month, on average), it stopped playing Blue Ray discs, which was the only...
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

K. R. "Mudcats12", Amazon
4 November 2010
  • Summary: Got this free from Amazon with my purchase of a Sony LCD. Here are my observations: I've used the blu-ray a handful of times and although the audio and video are great, it isn't THAT much of an improvement to 5.1 and upconverted video (just my non-professional opinion) One thing I'm not too crazy...
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Overall 2
2.0

BUYER BEWARE: BLU RAY IS A WASTE OF MONEY

E. R. Oakes, Amazon
16 March 2010
  • Summary: Want to pay $400 for a blu ray player that works for only a year? Then, buy a Sony blu ray player! Yes, they stop being able to read/play blu ray discs after just a few months! Here is the deal: Sony simply does not provide adequate support to keep the firmware up to date and capable of playing blu...
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Overall 2
2.0

Died 2 months after warranty period.

Richard D. Brotzman "Richard", Amazon
22 February 2010
  • Summary: The picture and sound quality were great....while they lasted. At 14 months, the unit developed a problem of freezing up after just a few minutes play. This unit has only seen moderate use and has always been plugged into a good surge protector.
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