Summary: When I bought this, it was the most recent one available. So it does what it's supposed to, it plays Blu Ray discs and DVDs and upscales them. It also lets you change the output video quality to 720p or 1080i or 1080p etcetera.
Summary: I've owned the S550 for almost a week now. I ordered it as a replacement for a Pioneer BDP-51FD that wouldn't play my one and only Blu-Ray disc. There are many reviews on this item already available with tons of information.
Summary: After going through a couple of brands for Blu-ray players, this is the best (Next to a PS3). Shop around, these usually go on sale for 100 less than suggested retail. I love mine because it's perfect for my needs. Sends out uncompressed PCM sound.
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...
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...
Summary: I generally have terrible luck with electronics for some reason but so far the player is fine. the terminology used in the instructions make it a bit difficult to understand at times for someone who isnt used to hooking and setting up there own electronics.
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!
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.
Summary: Out of the box, the unit is surprisingly small. It's full-width, but only half the depth of every other component I have in my rack. This all but guarantees the new Blu-ray Disc player will sit proudly at the top of my six-and-a-half foot tower of electronics.
Summary: this is the player i've waiting for....about a year now. it was well worth it for me because i wanted to have the latest tech so i wouldn't have to buy another for a while, plus most of my friends already had players.
the sound and picture is perfect, start up time is not bad at all.