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Hooray for Blu-ray!
Member Name: Pilotgavw
Advantages: Great price and quality
Disadvantages: No clock
I bought the Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player approximately 3 months ago from Currys for just short of £150. First impressions were that it has a very sleak gloss black look, with a fully moving front face which moves via a hinge located at the bottom when the disc tray is ejected. One large noticeable feature, or lack of, is that there is no clock on the player which is a nice to have feature in my own opinion, however, there is a numerical display to show remaining and elapsed time from movies etc. that are being viewed. There is also a nice light on the front of the machine which fades from both the left and right side, which is coloured blue when a blu-ray disc is playing or white when another format is playing.
The Sony S360 is compatible with several different formats of disc being blu-ray (goes without saying really), DVD video which includes up-scaling ability, audio CDs and Data discs. This player also has the ability of being able to be connected to the internet through a LAN cable input in the rear of the unit for use with blu-ray live, a function that is offered on a number of blu-ray movies as an added extra. This internet connectivity also provides the ability for the unit to update itself to the latest software version, a feature that I consider vital with a blu-ray player, as new discs may not play on old players if not updated.
Quality and Price
The build quality is obviously second to none being a Sony machine, it is solid and looks fantastic. The picture quality is of no exception, providing great picture resolutions and colours, the sound quality is also very good. The price of the product is obviously not the cheapest player on the market, being Sony, but you get what you pay for, even though I think that £150 for this unit isn't too expensive seen as the budget makes are around the £100 mark (there are some even cheaper models on the market if you shop around).
Overall, it is a great unit with a stylish clean look and produces fantastic picture and sound quality. I would definitely recommend this blu-ray player to anybody who is looking for a non-budget brand. 4 stars out of 5 from me.
Summary: A great buy
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