Well ok, this was bleeding edge when I got it (November 2007), and obviously hardware has gotten a lot faster.It also still doesn't do some Blu-Ray stuff that newer players can do, and apparently no amount of firmware upgrade will ever fix that.Here’s the thing that I’ve come to realize about interactivity and networking features on hi-def disc players, it isn’t about what you can/can’t do with them today, it’s about what you can/can’t do with them tomorrow.Even Blu-ray’s new minimum 1.1 profile slated to become mandatory after October 31st, only mandates 256mb of memory and a secondary video decoder, something that HD DVD players have had since day one, but I digress.i checked it with several ripped dvd's and it seems to be only with a batch of ridata discs that i have had for some time.
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.
i have an older sony bdp-s300 blu ray player that i've had for years.
last night i went to watch tron on blu ray and it kept pausing.
now, the wedding dvd and the most recent ripped dvd reads "cannot play disc".
if i put in a non ripped dvd or an older rip using a batch of taiyo yuden discs, there's no problem and the movies play fine.