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Sony BDP-S550
5.4 out of 10

Sony BDP-S550

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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

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 8
8.0

Great Product

J. Caudill, Amazon
27 July 2010
  • Summary: It was easy to setup and connect to other systems. I'm still learning all of the features but so far so good. It could be me :(, but you can't leave it on pause for too long as it will automatically shut off which is inconvenient as you have to start at the menu to find your place!
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Player

Filip08, Amazon
27 July 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this player right before christmas and so far am very happy with it. The picture quality is superb which surpasses a DVD player. You could check your player's firmware version through system setting and If the last three digits of the version number is less than 015, you could contact...
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Overall 8
8.0

Maybe Apple Needs to Make a Blu-Ray Player?

nerdindenial, Amazon
27 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this player to complete my new $8000 Sony/Denon/Definitive Technology/Harmony One dream system. It performs as reviewed by the most-helpful reviews on this site, although of course the analog audio issues are moot for HDMI 1.3 users like me.
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Overall 10
10

Oustanding performance

Lianne, Amazon
27 July 2010
  • Summary: Here is my review. When it comes to detail and audio performance on a technical level, I'm very picky. After owning 5 dvd players and continuing to upscale throughout the years, I give Sony hats off to this dvd player.
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Overall 4
4.0

Player does not deliver as advertised

Larry Maher, Amazon
27 July 2010
  • Summary: I paid the extra $100 over the BDP-S350 because the specs on these reviews said that the BDP-S550 decodes DTS-HD Master Audio internally. I don't believe this player actually decodes DTS-HD Master Audio. Try it for yourself.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good

Geethanath Marri, Amazon
27 July 2010
  • Summary: Sony BDP-S550 1080p Blu-ray Player is very good to play Blu-ray discs. However, if you are looking at up scaling a regular DVD to 1080p; then you'll be disappointed... From what I noticed; you'll not see any real benefit of BDP-S550 as against a DVD player with up scaling feature; when playing...
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Overall 10
10

Worth the wait

J. Gage, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: The Sony BDP-S550 is what I was waiting for, in that it has all the sound processing built-in to play on older receivers. My only complaint is that there hasn't been enough software made to take advantage of the better audio formats (i.e. DTS-HD).
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