Despite the fact that we've been wowed by Blu-ray's image quality, price has always been a serious issue, especially with HD DVD players often costing as little as half as much and offering essentially identical performance.The Sony BDP-S300 is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of price, but enthusiasts will note that sacrifices have been made.Again, we received (don’t waste your time) in the mail from Blockbuster.Started to play it and we wanted to stop and start it over.Editors' Note, October 10, 2008: Since this review was published, Sony has released a firmware update that adds Dolby True HD decoding and is said to offer improved BD Java compatibility.CNET did not have the opportunity to re-test this model with the firmware upgrade installed, but we have tested the 2008 version of the player, the Sony BDP-S330. HD DVD format war, we weren't surprised when Sony announced a price drop for the BDP-S300 to the relatively low list price of 0.Note: if your controller doesn't have a 'Magic' button, use 'Setup'. Presser 001891 (programmation de la touche 1 – le bouton DVD clignote deux fois) 8. Maintenir le bouton Magic enfoncé jusqu'à ce que le bouton DVD clignote deux fois. Neither on the remote (other than the one-time flashing that happens with every press of any button) nor on the player.
I checked them out online when we got home and ordered my first Blu-ray disk, driving me to order a Sony BDP-S480 Blu-ray player alongside. @Johnny K yes, I had exactly the same issue until I used the 0533 code. - Does this trick work for REGION 1 (American) Sony Blu-Ray players? I read it works only for Region 2 and 4 Blu-Ray players, so I'm not sure to order a One For All remote control to free my unit which is Region 1 (from USA)... Thanks a lot @Sina I experienced the same issue until I used the 0533 setup code.
In addition to that, woe to the consumer who might get a relatively new, Blu-ray movie to play in it.
We put in (Ok movie, but slow paced) – it proceeds to play the previews, fine.
Until I slipped my old "Buena Vista Social Club" region 1 DVD into it last night.. So I dug around and found the Sony BRP-S480 unlocking procedure that I've reproduced below. Currently playing in i Tunes: by ADELE Requirement: Until a dedicated code is researched using the player's own remote, programmable One For All remotes can be used. Presser 000953 (programmation de la touche 3 – le bouton DVD clignote deux fois) 16. Maintenir le bouton Magic enfoncé jusqu'à ce que le bouton DVD clignote deux fois. C'est terminé, la prochaine fois que vous allumerez votre lecteur, il sera dézoné pour les DVDs Above does not work for me.... You also don't need the original remote to switch the unit on and off for it to work.(I used the powerbutton on the player) It works perfectly on my BDP S280, thanks a lot, now it reads everything (I've tested only DVD I hope that it will work for foreign Blurays too ..) Ca marche super bien sur mon BDP S280, merci beaucoup, maintenant mon lecteur lit tout (ou du moins les DVD, car je n'ai pas encore testé des blurays étrangers). Btw, I used an OFA URC-7960 remote (if someone might feel the need to ask. Hi, it worked for me on a BDP-S1100 Model with the code "20533" used in the first step...one of the other "..533" codes, I don't know for sure, read on...
These controllers can be purchased very cheaply from most electrical retailers. Presser 002552 (programmation de la touche 2 – le bouton DVD clignote deux fois) 12. Maintenir le bouton Magic enfoncé jusqu'à ce que le bouton DVD clignote deux fois. programmed my all in one, which seemed to go just as outlined until the " 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 " step. Same as Johnny K above, once I press 5 the Blue Ray player just turns off (Sony BDP-S770). There was NO flashing of anything as described in the last step where you send the commands to the player.