Summary: I normally don't write reviews, but after researching upscaling dvd players for a few days I decided to buy this one (7/21/11) based on the reviews, value, and sony name. I could not be more pleased with this upscaling dvd player, the difference between this and a normal player is night and day.
Summary: This DVD player is a piece of garbage. Please save yourself the $100 and buy something better. Sony is a junk company that peddles junk products these days (read on....) I went through four (4) of these DVD players. All of them would error out when switching to the next depth of the DVD (usually around an hour in on most movies). The DVD player would freeze and scratch my DVD. Nothing other than a "unplug it from the wall" would fix the problem.
Summary: After reading so many positive reviews for this DVD player, I was excited to purchase it. Unfortunately it started to freeze and skip during the second DVD my family watched with it. We then tried several different DVDs in the unit and they all either froze or skipped regularly at some point during playback. It turns out that with further research, I found that this Sony unit has a history of flawed performance and is a cheaply made piece of garbage.
Poor Quality, broken within less than 100 hours usage
Ama "Samona", Amazon
8 August 2011
Summary: Poor quality, broken within less than 100 hours usage. I seldom use DVD to watch movies, the total usage time less than 100 HOURS. It does not work now, right channel play noise instead of music. A very OLD APEX nine years, still run like new , regret it does not have upscaling and HDMI function.
Probably the best DVD player you can find for picture quality
6 August 2011
Summary: I'm one of those skeptics who doubts BluRay will catch on. Additionally, I watch most of my movies and TV via internet streaming (1080p HD) so I did not want to spend a lot of $ on a DVD player. This Sony provides about the best picture you can get from a DVD player on a full HDTV. For the price, it can't be beat.
Summary: We bought this DVD player 3 months ago, and now it's just stuck on LOAD and makes a funny sound on all DVDs. Plays CDs fine. Not worth paying to send it in for warranty. DO NOT BUY - great price, but you get what you pay for. I trusted Sony, but this product is a lemon.
Summary: This DVD player sounded like a lawn mower and didn't play a dvd. I will write another review as soon as the replacement arrives. I've owned lots of Sony products and this is the first time I ever had a problem with them. New review: The replacement sent to me very promptly worked just fine thanks for the Customer Service.