"Solid player to me. Would love to hear CNET's opinion!"4.5 starson by sanramon94582
Pros: Greate BD and DVD upscaling. Small. Stylish. Solid build. No bugs encountered so far.
Cons: Confusing info from Sony whether it decodes DTS-HD MA for 7.1 Analog set up. The Sony web site changes the desciption several times - from yes, to through future firmware update, to btistream HDMI only, and back to yes.
Summary: I got it from a local Sonystyle store. Easy set up and very easy to navigate menu. This is my first blu-ray player so I'm unable to compare it against other players or PS3. It has the need to change BD Audio setting from 'mix' (default setting) to 'direct' in order to enjoy lossless audio format. I too want to see professional review on this against the Panny BD55.Another pro - $150 off with a Sonystyle credit card offer.
Updated on Oct 16, 2008