Pros EXCEPTIONAL PICTURE EVEN OLD DVD'S
Cons TOO LARGE,NO COBALT BLUE LIGHTS,RECYCLE TIME IS LONG
Summary I WAS LUCKY, ALMOST TWO MONTHS AGO I BOUGHT THIS UNIT NEW IN THE BOX @$799.00 FROM A LOCAL DEALER...I HOOKED IT DIRECT TO A NEW SONY 60" XBR2 AND WAS AMAZED..BEAUTIFUL PICTURE...I USED A NEW PLAY STATION HTMI CABLE AS IT WILL HANDLE UP TO 64 BIT $99.00..THE TV SHOWS 1080P...COMING THRU.
LAST NITE..I ACCIDENTALLY PUT IN A NEW HD DVD THINKING IT WAS A BLU RAY....MY BLU RAY HAS NOT WORKED SINCE..WILL NOT PLAY OR READ ANY DVD OR BLU RAY...SO BEWARE..IT WENT TODAY TO THE SONY SERVICE CENTER IN HONOLULU..I WILL UPDATE ALL WHEN THE REPAIR REPORT COMES BACK...
OF INEREST TO ALL OF US..I SAW A PROTO TYPE BLU - RAY IN THE SHOW ROOM...IT HAD RECORD BUTTONS ON IT AND PLAY BACK...PICS. ON REQUEST..
TO DO OVER GIVEN THE HD AND BLU - RAY CONTEST...I WOULD BUY THE NEW UNIT OUT THAT PLAYS BOTH AS WELL AS CD'S...A HINT...IT'S NOT MADE BY SONY..
WHEN IT'S WORKING...I WOULD RATE MY BLU - RAY...A 10 FOR PICTURE QUALITY AND UPCONVERSION OF OLD DVD'S..
A 8 FOR SIZE/WEIGHT AND LOOKS.
A 6 FOR RECYCLE TIME...
THNX FOR THE EAR..
Pros superb audio sound
Cons for some it may be the cost.
Summary HD output was my reason to buy but I was pleasantly surprised by how it dramatically changed the sound quality of my large MP3 files. For years I played my MP3 files (I-tunes and misc. MP3) through my computer and I was pleased. I didn't know what I was missing till I converted all of my MP3 files to a DVD data disc (BDP-s1 won't play CDs). The sound especially the bass response "punches" and I hear fine/detailed sounds I never heard before. In summation, the BDP-s1 is a excellent/superb HD player but, in my opinon, it shines better as player for MP3 files on a DVD data file---my home theater/audio system never sounded better!
Pros excellent picture and sound quality-better than I expected
Cons there are none that I can see at this point.
Summary The Sony Blu-ray Player provides excellent picture and sound quality with a 1080P television. All the complaints are coming from people that don't have a 1080P television. If you have a 1080P television the Sony Blu-ray produces excellent picture and sound qulaity. I have purchased 5 Blu-ray DVD's and they work great and this player will take non-Blu-ray DVD's and play them at 1080P level but only with a 1080P Television.While expensive, you ge what you pay for. I'm not a fan pf Sony, but this one delivers. Buy the Dony 1080P 60" television and you won't want to turn either device off.
Pros Stunning audio & video! Easy to hookup. Great build quality
Cons Pricey unit for a player! Remote not lighted. No remainder time display.
Summary If you're looking for state-of-the-art high definition player, check out the BDP-S1 from Sony. This player produces great video and outstanding audio due to the lack of compression as DVD players have. It is a solidly built unit.
Setup is extremely simple--just plug in the correct cables, usually HDMI or component and go to the setup menu when you turn on the machine for the first time. Just answer a few questions such as the resolution you have available and you're ready to go!
All of this comes at a price--$1000, although you can find it for somewhat less. You might want to wait for the second generation which should be a considerably less if you follow technology trends.
A few negatives include a remote that does not light which is disappointing in such a high-end player. Try and find the menu button in a dark room in the middle of a movie!
One pesky feature that is omitted is that the display cannot provide you the remainder time on a disc. Yes, you get elapsed time on the disc and the current chapter as well as total time. But if you want to know the remainder time, you need to do the math to find out.
All in all, a great high definition player if you can get along without a few features that you would expect in a player at this price point.
Pros We do need new technodogly
Cons Lets makr sure it is the right kind.
Summary Why persue the clarity of Blue Ray or any other vidio gismo for DVDs,when the important topic concerning DVDs, is the aspect ratio the DVD is in?In my newly acquired Pannasonic plasma 42 inch Hi Def tv,the 1.85 annamorphic aspect ratio far surpasses any ratio for clarity.Lets get after the movie makers to burn their movies to this aspect ratio.We all know that is where they make most of their money.