Newest Review: ... used for the content to be loaded on to and I can't be bothered to mess around. It does occur to me that Sony would have made this a much ... more
Member Name: pcharles82
Advantages: Design, Picture Quality and Price
Disadvantages: None so far
Was looking into getting a Blu Ray player for sometime but was put off by the price. It was until checking at Christmas that I noticed the prices were starting to come down and managed to find the Sony BDP-S350 for a good price, also checking the reviews it had good feedback and seemed a very capable device. Setting it up was easy enough, there is no HDMI cable that comes with it so you have to purchase this separately. It is straight away noticeable the difference between Blu Ray and DVD, one of the first films I watched was James Bond Casino Royale and the colours were very clear and vibrant especially the part where he is in the Bahamas and the see is a very vibrant turquoise. It is BD 2.0 compatible but I had to upgrade mine using the Ethernet port on the back, I believe you can also download the update and put it onto a CD and install that way. I had a quick look at the BD live options (Requires internet access via Ethernet port) on some of my films and was not that impressed, it is just like and extended version of special features, this may change in time however with further advances in the system.
I have had no problems with this player, it up scales normal DVD's but the quality is obviously not as good as actual Blu Ray disks. With prices of BD's likely to decrease in the near further you cant go wrong with this player from Sony
Summary: If you are after a BD player, you wont go wrong with this one!