Summary: I was very impressed by the audio and video this unit provided for me. However am very disappointed with the quality of the hardware. After only 6 months the unit started acting up... door wouldn't open at first then it just started shutting off at random. Tried all Sony's proposed solutions to no avail. Had to send the unit back (pay for my own shipping) and am still waiting (over a week now) for the "replacement" unit, which I fear will go south on me too.
Summary: Yeah, count me in too. I got to play about 9 full length DVD's until I put Scarface in and then nothing happened. I had to shut off the unit to be able to eject the disc. It ejected. Tried to go to the setup menu and got a bunch of garble... oh great.. turned it off.. changed movies and the same thing.. now nothing plays. Using a monster cable hdmi cable and 42' plasma screen from sony.. also new. Also, Sony new DA3000 ES model receiver.
Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, Amazon
30 January 2005
Summary: I bought this DVD player because it has an HDMI connection. On a 55-inch flat panel HDTV, the picture exceeded my expectations. I watched the movie "Hero" on it and the picture was crisp and the colors were both true and breathtaking. The player, however, cut off midway through the film. Fortunately, it relented in its malfunction just long enough to allow me to finish watching the movie.
Summary: i had the same problem as the previous reviewer. after 2 weeks of fine playback, the player suddenly wouldn't play my dvd's. i also couldn't eject the disc unless i turned it off, then turned it on. ended up returning the player since it was within the 30 days. i also had the same problem with the samsung 841 player. i own a sony 60xbr950. i've heard about problems with dvi connections? i had to go with a hdmi/dvi monster cable.