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Great price, but is there a cat trapped inside?
on 25 January 2010
Great price from Amazon, and with the excellent reviews I thought this was a winner.
Easy to set up, superb picture on BluRay discs, DVDs looked great, first impressions were great.
However, I soon noticed a rather annoying 'purring' noise from the player - VERY apparent when there is no music / background noise. I've had a Sony DVD player, silent as a mouse, so found this quite surprising.
I did some research - there are other people who have reported the same issue, tried firmware updates, returned it to the seller etc. Google 'Sony BluRay purring' and you'll see what I mean. Found one thread on AVForum - clearly I am not the first to encounter this.
However, it looks like the vast majority of buyers are happy - so have I been unlucky and got a duff player that maybe someone dropped?
And you have to wonder why this product is so cheap - seems too good to be true...
After a lengthy discussion with Amazon customer services (very polite, but wanted me to take this up with Sony - no chance!!!), the player is going back to Amazon for a full refund.
In short, I think I've perhaps been unlucky, the product is probably great value for money, but the whole point of BluRay is quality - so its going back and I'm going to so some research before (probably) paying a bit more for something else...