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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2948 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid DVD players, some minor quibbles

    Posted
    EastsideBK
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    Our Toshiba DVD player for our 2nd TV in the basement broke after 10 years. I wanted an inexpensive replacement. I was going to go with the super-cheap Insignia, but the helpful Best Buy rep explained to me that this Sony includes an HDMI connection and has the HD upconversion functionality. Since it is an HD TV I thought this made sense. After a few weeks' of use, I have some feedback. Overall, the DVD player has been working well. Very easy setup for the machine itself, just plug and play. It is surprising how small it is, about half the size of my old machine. My quibbles are as follows: 1) The remote it comes with is too small and hard to press the buttons. Instead, I programmed my TV remote to turn it on/off. 2) The DVD player does not respond to a remote very well. At first I thought it was the too-small remote, but my TV remote has the same issue. My guess is because the DVD player itself is too small, there is less "surface" area for it to respond to the remote? 3) Programming my TV remote to the DVD player was annoying. For some reason, the instructions did not include the standard Sony codes for universal remotes. I found several online but these didn't seem to work either. I finally used the "manual" process via the remote itself to discover the signal and connect it. What should have taken 2 minutes, took 20. Like I said, some minor quibbles, so overall I recommend this DVD player. While I'm probably putting too much stock in the quality of the "Sony" name, I hope I can get several years of use out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT HOOK UPS FOR RCA AND HDMI

    Posted
    GDOG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I NEEDED TO MAKE CONNECTIONS FROM AN HDMI DVD PLAYER TO AN HDMI TV. I AM RUNNING MY VOLUME THROUGH MY SURROUND SOUND SPEAKERS AND I HAVE A 20 YEAR OLD RECEIVER THAT HAS THE 'RCA' CONNECTIONS. I NEED TO PLUG THE DVD PLAYER INTO THE RECEIVER. I BOUGHT A DVD PLAYER AT WALMART THAT HAD RCA CONNECTIONS, AND I USED A CONVERTER BOX THAT HAD HDMI TO GO TO THE TV. I WAS GETTING A BLACK SCREEN WHILE STILL HAVING AUDIO. WHEN I WOULD UNPLUG THE CONVERTER BOX FROM THE TV, THE BLACK SCREENS NEVER CAME BACK. SO, AFTER A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION, AND AFTER REPLACING THE REMOTE CONTROL FOR TV, THE CABLE BOX, AND RETURNING THE DVD PLAYER, THE CONVERTER BOX ALONG WITH THE HDMI CABLE AT WALMART, A FRIEND MENTIONED TO BUY A DVD PLAYER THAT COMES WITH BOTH HDMI AND RCA CONNECTIONS. BEST BUY AND WALMART DID NOT HAVE THEM IN STOCK, BUT I LOOKED ON LINE AND FOUND THIS ONE AT BEST BUYS WEB SITE, AND IT WAS 40.00, WITH [1] DISC. IT HAS BOTH TYPES OF CONNECTIONS, AND PERFECT FOR ME FOR WHAT I USE IT FOR, BECAUSE I NEVER WATCH DVD'S. I LOVE IT. THE SOUND AND PICTURE QUALITIES ARE PERFECT. I AM SO GLAD THAT BEST BUY CARRIED THIS 'SONY' DVD PLAYER. . IT WAS VERY EASY TO HOOK UP, AND THE PRICE WAS FANTASTIC. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DVD PLAYER. IT COMES WITH THE RCA CABLES AND A SMALL REMOTE CONTROL WITH BATTERIES. YOU NEED TO BUY AN HDMI CABLE. I BOUGHT ION CABLE. IT WORKS BETTER THAN THE OTHER ONE THAT WALMART SOLD ME. WHEN I VISITED BEST BUY TO SEE IF THEY HAD THIS DVD IN STOCK, THE SALESMAN WAS SUPER HELPFUL WITH MY SITUATION, AND HE EXPLAINED THINGS TO ME THAT WERE VERY HELPFUL. I REALLY APPRECIATED MY EXPERIENCE WITH BEST BUY WITH THIS TRANSACTION. IT WAS VERY EASY TO ORDER THIS PRODUCT ON THEIR WEB SITE. IT ONLY TOOK A FEW MINUTES. THANK YOU.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works on Old and New TV

    Posted
    OswegoChair
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    This player was just what we needed, although this player may not be the latest high resolution technology, and takes a few seconds to load. We needed a DVD player that would connect to a new smart 4k TV with an HDMI connection, as well as connect with a second older TV with RCA jacks. This player has both HDMI and RCA connectors to give us flexibility. Everything worked fine from the original connection out of the box. Although we did nothing special, the sound plays out of our sound bar too (which I believe is due to the smart Sony TV). The store had 5 in stock for immediate pick-up. We have only had the player for two weeks, and played about 12 hours of use, so cannot judge longevity yet. The price was low, it was in stock, the clerk assured us it would work with our TVs, the machine works, and it does not skip or stall. It does what we needed, so we give it 5 stars. Our one experience is we had to move the player to the front of the wooden shelf case to receive the remote signals better (remote needs clear line of sight). I recommend this DVD player to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, basic DVD player at a reasonable price

    Posted
    Medrod
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    We were going to get a converter to connect our old A/V output DVR to the HDMI input of a 4K TV. (Mfg. save a few ¢ by excluding A/V inputs on new products). The BestBuy store in Mesa, AZ didn't have a converter so we purchased this DVR. We didn't want a super hi-def player or even a Blue Ray. We just wanted a simple, basic player to play the 200+ older DVD's we have. Set up was a breeze and after just a few minutes it was playing via our 4K TV. Menus are simple and clear to understand. The remote even coupled to our TV so that both could be controlled with the Sony remote - the TV is not a Sony. Image is just as good and stable as any other DVD that I've had. Note: We've only had this unit for a few weeks. Didn't like that it came with the old style carbon batteries that barely last long enough to throw away or that the instruction "book" gave extremely little information. Also, there are cheaper, standard quality DVD players out there but BestBuy's selection was limited the day we bought and we didn't feel like going to Walmart.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Somewhat disappointed

    Posted
    blueskysagain
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    I was excited to open the box and find a nice-looking and sleek Sony DVPSR510H DVD player with Upscaling. The set up was simple and fast, as the default selections were just right. The instructions include a list of TV manufacturers and their respective two-digit code for you to quickly input into the DVD controller so that you don't need to use your TV controller at all. Very nice. The disappointment is that after about one week of low usage, this DVD player sometimes does not load the disk (and yes, the player is set to automatically load the disk when the tray is closed). Luckily, and for now, the disk loads after re-opening then closing the tray. I do hope this does not deteriorate further. Additionally, this unit sometimes makes a rather harsh grinding noise, which worries me. I also hope this does not deteriorate further. I don't know how to end this review except to say that I expected better reliability from a Sony product, especially a new one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hello blueskysagain, thank you for your message. SONY takes into consideration all good or bad feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products. However, to troubleshoot it check the link below: https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/40840. -Oscar. Sonystyle

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't get too attached its a disposable unit

    Posted
    Technocrat
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    Purchased one for my mother last year. The fruit fly outlived this device. Went to shop to buy another one to replace the dud and must have had a brain freeze and wound up buying same exact unit due to its price and promised image quality. The unit works well. This second unit is still working, but then its only been a few months so far.. we'll see. It works well, no sticking draw, no loading issues, no freeze on image. Can't tell if it delivers image quality it promises, but that's a great selling point for suckers like me who should know better. I'm just glad it was within the margin of human error and I won't be judged when passing through the pearly gates about my purchased decisions. Because of the first one dying within one year or so I can't recommend this one until my mom has owned it for two or more years without issue. My personal feeling is this is probably not much better than others in its price range. How many people watch DVD's anymore anyway - just my mom? It's going to be like the cassette tape player or phonograph as more people are live streaming and using memory sticks, but I digress :)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ok dvd

    Posted
    wildcard696
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Needed a new upconverting dvd player since my 4 year old toshiba did a nose dive. What is great about this player is the picture quality is excellent. Everything sony is famous for a picture as close to a bluray picture as you can get. What not so good is the fact that there is no display screen on the front of the player and the only way to see it is to go into the menu on the dvd remote. Also my toshiba smart connected to my sony LED thru the HDMI connection and allowed me to use my tv remote to control the dvd player as well as turning the tv on when I turn the dvd player on first. I thought sony would at least have this feature especially since it is a sony product connecting to another sony product but sadly no.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor product Terrible Sony Service

    Posted
    woothy9

    Tried to return but 15 days had passed. After much time on phone with Sony they agreed it was defective. Had to return to them & wait for a replacement. Recently received replacement & having different problems with it. Tried live chat but no help. Called the 800 # from my original case & was told they couldn't answer my call due to technical problem. Have now been on hold with the number from chat for 30 minutes due to high call volume. Please run away from buying this product. I could have purchased at least 5 other players with the cost of my time trying to get one of Sony's to work ( even at minimum wage). Worst product & service I have ever encountered..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      Hi woothy9,

      We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services, we're always looking to make Sony better.

      We appreciate your time sharing this feedback.


      Regards,
      Zac sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Good!

    Posted
    55REC
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    Our house was hit by lightning last year, and the previous DVD player was damaged. This is the replacement and has more features than the other one did. It is easier to set up, program and work than the other one was also. So far we really like it and think it was a better value for the money than the old one (very close in cost on both of them) The other player was only about 6 months old when the strike happened, so it isn't like comparing two players that were a lot more different in age of manufacture. The Sony is clearly the better player. The last one was a Toshiba and was a larger unit for some reason. This one fits into the available space a lot better too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a few uses

    Posted
    Patricia502
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    So disappointed. Bought this, without buying the protection plan because I thought SONY was a good and reliable brand. I bought the simplest blu-ray player for my elderly father who just wanted a simple dvd player for watching old movies. We played it maybe 10 times and after exactly 3 weeks, it stopped working. It had passed the return date for Best Buy, so I had to pay to ship it back to SONY. Hopefully, Sony will send me a new one, since this one stopped working within 30 days. The return postage was more than the protection plan. It just seemed crazy to have to buy a protection plan for almost everything you buy, but I guess you just can't assume that the product you buy will actually work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      Hello Patricia5021 Thank you for your feedback, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by this player, please email us at socialsupport@am.sony.com and include your event id, contact information,model, serial number with a description of the issue so we check on your case ~ Jeannette Sonystyle

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality for the price

    Posted
    Irish57
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    Bought this unit for a 32" Samsung LED LCD, so I was interested in the upconvert feature of our old DVDs. Using the HDMI connection, but was glad to find out it had the optional RCA sound and video outputs for older TVs. It says it can do 5.1 stereo sound, but I don't think you will get a TV to do that without sending the sound output to a receiver or home theater sound system. Used the quick set up guide and the on-screen menus without having to read the larger manual. We have the older version without the up-convert and it has been a workhorse for 5 years and still going.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD Player

    Posted
    luvtee
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    This is my very first DVD Player and I am also not very tech savvy as I am 68 years old. Took me over 5 days to work up the courage to set it up. And it really was easy to do because the salesman at Best Buy was very patient and kind in explaining everything I needed to do. I also bought a HDMI cable instead of using the cable that comes with this player. The set up was really very easy and I also advise anyone else interested in purchasing this item or any DVD player to (1) keep the TV off while setting it up and (2) do NOT place the DVD player on top or under the cable box. That was really stressed to me to avoid any possible problems. The DVDs play beautifully and are in full color and the remote is easy to use. Great player especially for the price. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Blue Ray and Regular DVD Movies

    Posted
    Sandbagger44123
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    I bought this DVD player for my Dad so he could watch regular and Blue Ray DVD movies that he has collected. He can also view the 1,000+ family pictures that I created on a blank DVD for him. I scanned the pictures from the family albums onto my PC's hard drive and then I burned them onto a blank DVD using the jpg format . I created a dozen folders based on which family member was the main subject so that you didn't have to go thru all 1,000+ pics. I created three different size jpg disks and the player handled each size without any problem. It beats handling slides or the actual photos. It displays each photo for about five seconds each and you can pause them or go backward. Great buy for movies and photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Onkyo Receiver

    Posted
    dsafety
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    The first unit that I purchase ended up being DOA. I returned it for a replacement and, after spending a half hour on the phone with Sony tech support I discovered that this device would not connect to my Onkyo receiver via HDMI. Back to Best Buy I went. This time I exchanged the Sony for a similarly priced unit from Samsung, (BD-J5700) which worked perfectly. One other issue with the Sony is that the HDMI cable that the documentation says is included is, in fact, not included. When I pointed out this discrepancy to a bored-looking customer service person at Best Buy, I received a shoulder shrug and "I can't help you with that" from the clerk. People with attitudes like that should not be assigned to the customer service desk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hello dsafety, thank you for your message. That is unfortunate the DVD player did not meet your expectations and decided to return it. SONY takes into consideration all good or bad feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products. -Oscar. Sonystyle

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It plays well enough. The controls are very small.

    Posted
    oldguy
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    The machine plays, that's all. But, then again, that is all I wanted and all they promised. The machine is very light and you have to hold it steady when you push a button or it will move all over. This machine was not my first choice, but it at least had connectors on the back that allowed you to hook it up. Other machines were, perhaps, better, but they had had no connectors that would allow you to hook it up to existing systems. I wonder what genius marketing school graduate thought that little feature up. It boils down to an item that is fair in features is much better than an item that is fantastic in spec's, but just sits on the table like a vase and does nothing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This unit does it all

    Posted
    bOMBfACTORY
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    After doing some rudimentary research on 4K BluRay players, I settled on this Sony since it would complement my Sony 4K TV and the price was very reasonable. It's been great so far - even standard BluRay movies look fantastic (not sure if the disc player or the TV is doing the upconverting tho). The TV apps built in work fine, but are redundant, since they're all built into the TV as well. Can you even buy a non-smart TV anymore? All in all, I'm happy with the purchase. The unit looks good, is easy to use and is substatially heavy - always a plus with home audio/video gear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A basically good unit

    Posted
    radio127
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    I bought this for a friend who instructed me to look for an inexpensive DVD player, as they were going to use it only seldom. However, once we had it installed, they belatedly told me that a friend had some blu-ray discs, that they wanted to play, too! SOooo, we are going to return and exchange the item- but not because of any failures in its function... Also, in hindsight, we should have waited just a week or so longer- Next time I went to the store, lo and behold there were 3 new models on the shelf, prolly early stocking now starting up for the Christmas season, and one of them is a blu-ray, at the same price I paid for the DVD player! (next time, I won't buy sthg *just before* the holiday shopping season begins!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfection!

    Posted
    BelleDogs

    This very inexpensive DVD player is great! I could not believe how HD-like the picture is, but what really amazed me was the fact that the picture now occupies the full screen, not just the center part as was the case with my old Sony DVD/VCR combo. I've been using the player for four days now and have found nothing not to love. I've recommended it to several friends and family members, two of whom have already ordered one. NB: It is necessary to also buy the HDMI cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good picture

    Posted
    OhioJay
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    The picture is fabulous. The HDMI connectivity was the selling point for me. The remote and the controls on the machine are simple and well laid out. The buttons on the machine are not as sensitive and as responsive as I would like. Some dvds don't want to load automatically. The machine is so small and light that it moves around on the shelf so easily that sometimes pushing a button on it moves it. Overall, it's a good buy for under $50 dollars and the image quality is about as good as I've seen for dvd.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good No-Frills Player

    Posted
    Ryan
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    I bought this DVD player in a pinch, so I didn't have time to review it, but it has turned out to be a good purchase. I like the fact that it's a simple to use, no frills DVD player. It's not smart with apps, it's not 3D, blah blah blah. It just plays upconverted DVDs, and it leaves the rest for fancier machines. And I really appreciate that it has a HDMI out. Some of the other budget DVD players only had RCA out, and I think that's silly in a digital world. Finally, though I think it's a good player, I felt the price was a bit high for such old technology. For the price, you can nearly get some bluray players. But no other regrets.

    I would recommend this to a friend