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Sylvania NB500SL9
5.4 out of 10

Sylvania NB500SL9

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Reviews and Problems with Sylvania NB500SL9

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Overall 6
6.0

Has been great for what it includes, but found a non-playable movie now

Rick C. "media head", Amazon
29 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought this in November 2008, and have been happy with it for the low price I paid. it doesn't include BD-Live features, nor is it networkable at all, and therefore doesn't support any Netflix, etc.
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Overall 4
4.0

Has Many Bugs

Tom Traubert, Amazon
28 March 2011
  • Summary: The Sylvania NB501SL9 blu-ray player delivers pretty excellent picture quality, but is not without its share of problems. This unit crashes randomly - and I mean crashes, it will freeze on a frame and I'll have to shut it off manually.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works fine, but the slowest loading and responding component ever.

Barney M., Amazon
22 September 2010
  • Summary: The title says it all. This plays fine, but it takes forever to turn on, load, eject, etc. Very weird. Modern electronics shouldn't take 10+ seconds to respond after being turned on. It's not as though it has tubes that need to warm up!
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice While Lasted

Brightlight224 "Brightlight224", Amazon
12 July 2010
  • Summary: I brought this player in June 2009 and the player performed well even though it take quite a time to boot up and finally stopped playing Blu-Ray discs in July 2010 and I am getting a message like Disc Error: Playback feature may not be available on this disc.But it play DVD,CD and other discs...
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Overall 4
4.0

OK...So I got the crappy one??

Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought this player in Nov '09. It was my first BR player. I bought it for the price, guess I learned my lesson. The firmware updates are a pain and the site says you can use a cd but you can't. The BR discs take FOREVER to load (like 5 min) and I'd say that out of 10 movies I put in 3 don't work.
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Overall 4
4.0

Extremely Slow, even after firmware update

Douglas Czechowski "czechod", Amazon
31 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought this unit in Dec. (2008), since at the time it was recommended by Consumer Reports. The unit is extremely slow to "warm up" (after being turned on), more time to open the tray, and even more time to think about running and bring video to your screen.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Unit

John C. Pickeral, Amazon
16 December 2009
  • Summary: This came free with the purchase of a Samsung 40" LCDTV. I really can't say about its features, as I basicly just play it, but the picture is beautiful. The upconversion of non HD DVDs gives a picture very close to a blu-ray DVD.
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Overall 10
10

Nice blu ray player

AK, Amazon
6 November 2009
  • Summary: This Bluray player works well and has a very sharp HD picture. I was able to purchase it on sale about 6 months ago at a local electronics shack for about half of the regular MSRP. I have had no problems with watching bluray movies until yesterday when GI Joe would not play.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sylvania NB500SL9 Performance depends on ...

G. W. "A/V Guy", Amazon
18 October 2009
  • Summary: Like the Magnavox, and Insignia brands, the Sylvania NB500SL9 is made by Funai, who incidently makes 50% of the DVD players sold in North America. The thing with Funai is, you can buy the same model number of any of their brands, and depending on when, where, and how it was made, get a different...
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Overall 10
10

Great Value!

M. Loeza, Amazon
9 October 2009
  • Summary: The only con I can say about this product is that it takes about a full minute to load up when powering on. Although, to me, if someone cannot spare a MINUTE of their time for startup, they shouldn't be watching a movie anyway.
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