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After looking at several other blu-ray players I eventually decided to purchase this model,The Sony BDP-S185.As this was the first blu-ray player I had purchased I made sure I read lots of reviews on Amazon an also this site amongst a few other review sites,I have to say the majority of the reviews I read were positive with a few negative ones(mainly the negative points were about the set up).After deciding on this model I shopped around for the best price and ended up buying it from Amazon for £99.99 this included free delivery.After 4 days it arrived and I was very pleased with how it looked.I actually thought it looked even better than the pictures,I then went about setting it up which was very quick and simple.It only took me 10 minutes from taking it out of the box to completing the set up(I am by no means a tech expert).The set up process was so simple and I had no issue what so ever with it.After testing a disc I found it loaded very quickly and the quality of the sound and picture was fantastic.I have had this blu-ray player now for 2 months and it has been one of my favourite purchases of this year.You also have the added bonus of downloading movies from a usb stick to watch on your tv which is so good as I have been watching a lot of movies on my small laptop screen which is not very good for my eyes,I can now watch them on my 40 inch smart tv which is great.If you are a novice with technology or you just want a great quality blu-ray player then give this one a go.I think you will be as happy as I am with mine.I am now going to purchase another 2 ,one for our bedroom and one as a gift for my mother as she is always complaining about her very old dvd player. This machine is black in colour,slim,stylish and has a usb port to allow for the movie uploads etc.The only complaint I would have if I was being picky is that the remote is a little on the small side but I suppose that is just in keeping with the slim design of the player it's self.As long as you don't have big hands you will be fine .I do suggest looking around to get the best price as I noticed on some websites it was priced a lot higher.The prices range between £179.99-89.99 so it is well worth taking the time to do tge research on prices and also delivery charges(Some websites charged upto £25 for delivery which is ridiculous).As a little added extra you can also play mp3 music discs which is very handy if you want to listen to your music in fantastic sound quality.The player also has the ability to reject pirated movies so you may find this annoying if you purchase counterfeit dvd's willingly.Be warned they will not play on this model of blu-ray player.
I bought one of these -my first blu ray player. Worked GOOD. Looked on Internet - only to find loads of other people having the same problem -while Sony appear to do nothing to sort it out. Product is slow handling blu ray disc -takes an age to load compared to my other Samsung BR player.
IT is brilliant.
With our daughter growing up now we needed to invest in a DVD player and decided on this compact Sony BDP. She loves to watch her favourite Frozen DVD or other Disney programmes before bed but accessing the episodes on the laptop was becoming a bit of a drain especially when trying to complete work for the next day.
We are all very happy now after I invested £79.99 in this blue ray player. The weird thing about it is that it has no display. I wasn't sure how this was going to work but they have done it to slim down the device which does mean it is good for storage and also gives it a futuristic feel. Not only does it feel modern but its features are vey up to date too. For example it contains access to on demand services such as Iplayer. It also has a USB device so you can play other media apps through it too. It is also good for sharing videos on facebook through its social media applications. This is because it allows you to access these sites through the internet.
I find the pictures are excellent and this is because it has enhanced resolutions built in. It makes the images appear brighter and really makes a difference when you are viewing movies.
Finally the surround sound gives a theatre type feel to the device and gives a greater impact to the viewing experience.
I am glad we brought the device and it was certainly worth the money. My daughter loves it for her movies and we love it when she goes to bed with the additional options.