"Great product, high price!"4.0 starson by dvdirv
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.