Summary: We bought the unit new from the Sony Store 8 years ago and when I went to program my new slingbox, the unit does not turn on anymore... DOA... Back in the day 8 years ago was top of the line, but being DOA after 8 years of moderate use (only played about 100 movies through the unit), the unit is useless.. However, I am now going to saving up to buy the replacement 400 Blue Ray unit....
Summary: I Purchased This Product Based On The Fact That It Could Store So Many DVDS/CDS And That It Definitely Could Do. As Far As Playing Them That Was A Different Story! Organizing The DVDS/CDS Is A Very Simple Process, But It Can Be Long And Cumbersome Without A Keyboard, If You Use The Remote, As I Was To Find Out.
WORKS FOR 10 MONTHS THEN EATS YOUR DVD COLLECTION!!!
R. Lewis, Amazon
31 May 2010
Summary: BUYER BEWARE! I HAVE HAD TWO OF THESE OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. BOTH WORKED FINE FOR 10 MONTHS AND THEN WENT INTO AN UNCONTROLLED MODE OF CHANGING FROM ONE DISC TO THE NEXT CONTINUOUSLY. THIS CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT THERE TO TURN OFF THE UNIT RESULTING IN YOUR ENTIRE DVD COLLECTION BEING DESTROYED. THIS IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR HOMEOWNERS POLICY NOR SONY AS I CHECKED INTO THIS.
Summary: This player is great! I bought mine years ago and I have been extremely happy with it. The Remote: it has a lot of buttons. Most of them you don't use. has 4 sets of 'Forward/backward' buttons that have different uses (Next/previous chapter, Fast-forward/Rewind (hold-down), fast-forward/rewind (toggle), Skip forward/replay).
Summary: This player is perfect for taking that stack of DVD's & CD's (neat or otherwise) and putting them in one place, away from fingerprints and dust, and makes them easy to view and/or listen to. If you read other reviews of this product you'll hear all about how hard it is to enter title and track info, or how the cover art isn't always there, or whatever.
Summary: After reading all the complaints about this unit scratching their discs, I went home and pulled out the disc I have played the most. I found very lite circular scratches near the center of the disc. This disc was brand new and in pristine condition when I installed it. I then pulled out many more discs and could not find any other damage. I will discontinue using this unit if I see any more damage. Other than that, I really like the unit.
Summary: Contrary to the info here, and also what it states in the Sony manual, this unit DOES play DVD-Audio disks. I have the unit, have had it for several years, have 7 or 8 DVD-Audio disks and the ALL play perfectly. Other than that, most of what the reviewers here say is true. It is slow, and the disk labeling and sorting is VERY cumbersome. It's too bad Sony didn't take some of the great sorting and labeling features from it's earlier 300 disk CD models and bring them here.
Clearly designed by clueless people that don't watch DVDs
Eric Denney, Amazon
13 November 2006
Summary: First and most importantly, if you're not willing to have your entire DVD collection seriously scratched/gouged (for which you will never be compensated unless you take Sony to small claims and win), skip this line of Sony DVD players (985 & 995 series at a minimum) and buy something else. I don't own any electronics that aren't Sony so this isn't coming from a Sony basher, it's simply a fact.