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3.0 out of 5 stars THE GOOD & THE BAD..., 12 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Sony BDPS185B.CEK Compact Size Blu-ray Player (Electronics)
First of all the pro's in this unit's favour; the design is immaculate, compact and a joy to look at. The startup speed of blu-rays is also far quicker than my other player (a PS3) although that is to be expected being a stand alone unit. And then of course there is the price.

However I have a MAJOR issue with this unit which appears to be a fault identical to that found with the Sony BDPS370 player. Whilst watching discs the sound cuts out randomly several times which may not sound that bad but can become quite annoying for a supposed HD experience. This problem with the BDPS370 was eventually fixed (for some) by firmware updates as it pertained to Sony Bravia TVs. I have updated the firmware on my player and even though the glitch isn't as frequent it still happens. I've tried 2 different HDMI cables, turning the sound to PCM all with no notable effect. I'll update this review once I hear back from Sony and/or if I have to return the unit. I am hoping it won't come to that and this can be resolved via some setting on the unit or a future firmware update. So for anyone thinking of buying this unit be aware if you have a Sony Bravia TV there may be problems...
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Posted on 21 Jul 2012 15:38:16 BDT
Intrepid says:
The number of refurbished units for sale of this model leads me to believe there is a definite problem with the machine. I will stay well clear and go for bdp-s470 or above which also has 3d.Sony will not readily replace faulty units unless fixed 5 times it is rumoured.

Posted on 9 Nov 2012 11:13:02 GMT
It sounds to me as if you have an intermittent issue with your cables.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2012 11:18:08 GMT
paul hegarty says:
I'd say his tele is rubbish, I have one of these units and it doesnt have any problems>?

Posted on 29 Dec 2012 15:04:35 GMT
Hungry Joe says:
Many thanks guys for all the useful information.

Posted on 21 Feb 2013 08:13:10 GMT
siavonga says:
An excellent review. Wish others were as thorough and balanced.

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 11:23:11 GMT
R.Mash says:
It maybe possible the fault lay with the tv's firmware/software
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