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Sony SONY BDPS363 BLU-RAY/DVD PLAYER £99.95 @ SUPERFI (MULTI-REGION FOR DVD)
Sony SONY BDPS363 BLU-RAY/DVD PLAYER £99.95 @ SUPERFI (MULTI-REGION FOR DVD)

Sony SONY BDPS363 BLU-RAY/DVD PLAYER £99.95 @ SUPERFI (MULTI-REGION FOR DVD)

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This is the same player as the 360 but comes with an illuminated remote and this one is region free for DVD.

The Sony BDP-S363 is a fantastic value Blu-ray player which is identical to its hugely popular sibling, the BDP-S360, but has the added feature of an illuminated remote control, making it easy to operate in the dark. The S363 is also a DVD (multiregion) player, and supports CD, JPEG and MP3 formats, and the AVC-HD high definition video format. With a compact, sleek design, fast operation and fantastic picture quality, the BDPS363 is a great Blu-ray player.

The BDP-S363 can deliver "1080p", the highest resolution video found on Blu-ray discs, creating an incredibly stable image on your HD ready flatscreen. The player also supports video at 24 frames per second which, on compatible displays, delivers films at exactly the same frame rate as they were shot. Compared with conventional 25 frame video playback from DVD this delivers a truer image with smoother motion: it's the closest you'll get to what the director intended. The BDP-S363 also upscales DVDs to 1080p high-definition, so your existing movie collection will look better than ever.

The Sony BDP-S363 also boasts high definition audio playback in the form of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. The player is capable of 5.1 and 7.1 channel output of the highest quality soundtracks via its HDMI output, delivering the best movie sound to your sound-system. If your amplifier can't process HDMI audio the BDPS363 is equipped with coaxial and optical digital outputs.

The Sony '363 also supports the latest BD-Live Blu-ray profile, meaning you can download extra content such as games, deleted scenes or trailers for compatible discs. As if that weren't enough, this great player is operated using Sony's intuitive XrossMediaBar graphic menu screens, making it easy to use as well as great to watch.

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Looks a very hot deal. I've been holding off buying Blu-Ray because I heard the standard wasn't necessarily settled down yet and some older players wouldn't support all forthcoming features. As I want a stand-alone player I was concerned about this. Does anyone know if the format is "mature" yet? Can anyone give me some idea, maybe a simple website?

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RSteve;7393338

Looks a very hot deal. I've been holding off buying Blu-Ray because I … Looks a very hot deal. I've been holding off buying Blu-Ray because I heard the standard wasn't necessarily settled down yet and some older players wouldn't support all forthcoming features. As I want a stand-alone player I was concerned about this. Does anyone know if the format is "mature" yet? Can anyone give me some idea, maybe a simple website?



Not sure what they will do in the future but players like this one can have their firmware upgraded over the Internet as they have LAN ports. However, if this is a concern a PS3 would be the best bet. Ok, more expensive but it can do so much more than a stand alone player and gets very frequent updates from Sony. I think this player is a safe enough bet as it's upgradable.

I was having problems playing some newer Blue Ray Discs.
It was relatively simple to update the firmware on my BDP S350. Downloaded from Sony website then burn a CD-R and put it in the player. Instructions on the Sony website
All playing fine now

Not a bad offer given that the prices are starting to go back up again. After the problem, I had with my first Sony Blu-Ray (S350), I decided that it was best to buy my second Blu-ray from Amazon again as they were really good in replacing the faulty product after a couple of months the first time around.

gfrdl;7396154

I was having problems playing some newer Blue Ray Discs. It was … I was having problems playing some newer Blue Ray Discs. It was relatively simple to update the firmware on my BDP S350. Downloaded from Sony website then burn a CD-R and put it in the player. Instructions on the Sony websiteAll playing fine now



it is crap you had to do that in the first place tho - really rushed it out imo

was just thinking about getting one, but it doesn't look like it plays DIVX like my cheap 30 quid non multi region sony player does. bit of a pain.

Not bought a DVD in years so this is pretty chilly especially if you want all your favourite films on Bluray (ie importing Region A maybe be required). Multiregion DVD players cost
The best for most people as it gives multiregion DVD and Bluray [url]www.hotukdeals.com/item/569743/limit-blu-ray-player-80-00-inc-at-h[/url]

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Fujioka;7397650

Not bought a DVD in years so this is pretty chilly especially if you want … Not bought a DVD in years so this is pretty chilly especially if you want all your favourite films on Bluray (ie importing Region A maybe be required). Multiregion DVD players cost The best for most people as it gives multiregion DVD and Bluray ]www.hotukdeals.com/item/569743/limit-blu-ray-player-80-00-inc-at-h



So, let me get this right, this is a bad deal because you don't buy DVDs and you have found a 'no brand' player for £20 less?

Perhaps you could point us at a better deal for a multi region Sony player? If you can I'll vote it hot.

John Mason

So, let me get this right, this is a bad deal because you don't buy DVDs … So, let me get this right, this is a bad deal because you don't buy DVDs and you have found a 'no brand' player for £20 less?



Correct.

John Mason

Perhaps you could point us at a better deal for a multi region Sony … Perhaps you could point us at a better deal for a multi region Sony player? If you can I'll vote it hot.



This isn't a multiregion player. It's DVD multiregion only. Box has been opened too (they open the base and reseal it -old trick).

The 'no name' as you call them are well thought of it you care to read that thread.

If you want a Sony player that is locked to UK Blurays and region-free Blurays then this is a nice deal. But if you want a machine that'll do what you expect (ie play Blurays) this is not the machine as it only plays some Blurays.

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Fujioka;7397684

Correct. This isn't a multiregion player. It's DVD multiregion only. Box … Correct. This isn't a multiregion player. It's DVD multiregion only. Box has been opened too (they open the base and reseal it -old trick).The 'no name' as you call them are well thought of it you care to read that thread. If you want a Sony player that is locked to UK Blurays and region-free Blurays then this is a nice deal. But if you want a machine that'll do what you expect (ie play Blurays) this is not the machine as it only plays some Blurays.



So this is now a good deal? You will notice that I never claimed that this was a good deal for anyone looking for multi region DVD and BD playback, I was simply pointing out a good deal for a Sony 363 with DVD MR as the title clearly states.

I'm also aware that Sony players must be hacked in some way to make them multi region and obviously they will need to get them out of the box to do that. On the other hand Superfi are selling this as DVD MR and so there is a VERY good chance it will actually play non-region 2 DVDs.

What you were doing, which is very common on here, is comparing apples and oranges., The HMV Limit deal appears to be a good one unless THE SAME PLAYER is available some place else.

You can buy a £100 fridge or a £900 fridge. Both are still fridges. Lots of other differences but you still have a fridge.

The Sony Bluray player isn't really that, it's a Sony some Bluray player with a 10 year old format stuck on top that's multiregion.

Yes, not as catchy but it's the truth.

I'm just giving out a few facts and links. People will make their own minds up and others can post their opinions. I believe this is a forum. That's the idea.

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Fujioka;7397797

You can buy a £100 fridge or a £900 fridge. Both are still fridges. Lots o … You can buy a £100 fridge or a £900 fridge. Both are still fridges. Lots of other differences but you still have a fridge.The Sony Bluray player isn't really that, it's a Sony some Bluray player with a 10 year old format stuck on top that's multiregion. Yes, not as catchy but it's the truth.I'm just giving out a few facts and links. People will make their own minds up and others can post their opinions. I believe this is a forum. That's the idea.



Indeed it's all about the exchange of information and thanks for the HMV link, very interesting reading.

The point I was trying to make was that the deal I posted appears to be a good one for anyone looking for a Sony 360/363 and I think suggesting it was not a good deal (in your first post) was a bit missleading.

I do however accept that this may not be the best deal for someone just looking for a Blu-Ray player and as such your link to the HMV deal was very helpful.

If you want a few blu rays to get you started, can also get this plus Terminator salvation + Slumdong Millionaire + Angels & Demons for £120 from Richer sounds. I picked that up yesterday, felt like a good deal to me.

Good review here:

whathifi.com/Rev…60/

IMO if you are buying a blu ray, there isn't a better one for the money at present. But of course, if you don't want to watch blu ray there ain't a lot of point!

@Fujioka I do not believe the OP has ever stated that this is a multiregion Blu Ray Player, and neither would the majority of the intended audience on here have been confused that this is anything but just multiregion on DVD only.

If you can find a multiregion Blu Ray player at this price point then lets have the info. Correct me if I am mistaken but as far as I am aware the only way to make a Blu Ray player locked to a region multiregion is by chip modification.

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cicobuff;7398192

@Fujioka I do not believe the OP has ever stated that this is a … @Fujioka I do not believe the OP has ever stated that this is a multiregion Blu Ray Player, and neither would the majority of the intended audience on here have been confused that this is anything but just multiregion on DVD only.If you can find a multiregion Blu Ray player at this price point then lets have the info. Correct me if I am mistaken but as far as I am aware the only way to make a Blu Ray player locked to a region multiregion is by chip modification.



I think there are some that can be 'hacked' with a code or software from a DVD. However, it was always the case that Sony DVD players needed to be 'chipped' and I would think their DVD players aree the same, they own a movie produvtion company after all.

John Mason;7398237

I think there are some that can be 'hacked' with a code or software from … I think there are some that can be 'hacked' with a code or software from a DVD. However, it was always the case that Sony DVD players needed to be 'chipped' and I would think their DVD players aree the same, they own a movie produvtion company after all.



I know some of their DVD players can be multiregion hacked with a universal remote, I have modified one. Why couldn't the Blu Ray world been as simple and complete as HD DVD, seems to me the consumer lost out.

Fujioka;7397650

The best for most people as it gives multiregion DVD and Bluray … The best for most people as it gives multiregion DVD and Bluray [url]www.hotukdeals.com/item/569743/limit-blu-ray-player-80-00-inc-at-h[/url]


Sorry but I would never trade Sony for, ehm... Limit

Also (for other critics) you do not buy a 1080p blu-ray player to play some downloaded divx's in resolution like 360x200

cicobuff;7398192

@Fujioka I do not believe the OP has ever stated that this is a … @Fujioka I do not believe the OP has ever stated that this is a multiregion Blu Ray Player, and neither would the majority of the intended audience on here have been confused that this is anything but just multiregion on DVD only.If you can find a multiregion Blu Ray player at this price point then lets have the info. Correct me if I am mistaken but as far as I am aware the only way to make a Blu Ray player locked to a region multiregion is by chip modification.



But as Fujioka has pointed out, and I myself bought one for this reason, the Limit player IS multi-region for Blu-ray, and DVD, and is £20 less than this one.

Some people are very brand loyal, which I don't understand, but the Limit plays blu-rays just as well as my PS3.

Why would anyone want yo buy a crappy non brand DVD player when they can have this award winning for pic and sound quality Sony one for a little extra. Divx quality sucks.

markymark34;7398988

Why would anyone want yo buy a crappy non brand DVD player when they can … Why would anyone want yo buy a crappy non brand DVD player when they can have this award winning for pic and sound quality Sony one for a little extra. Divx quality sucks.



Sounds like an informed opinion there.

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dogvilledan;7399088

Sounds like an informed opinion there.



Sounds like a valid point of view to me unless you absolutly must play DIVX.

John Mason;7399198

Sounds like a valid point of view to me unless you absolutly must play … Sounds like a valid point of view to me unless you absolutly must play DIVX.



I couldn't care less about DivX to be honest. But multi-region blu-ray? That's something worth shouting about. And makes the Limit far better value for money than then Sony.

And calling it a 'crappy non brand DVD player' really sounds like a balanced argument...

Fujioka;7397797

You can buy a £100 fridge or a £900 fridge. Both are still fridges. Lots o … You can buy a £100 fridge or a £900 fridge. Both are still fridges. Lots of other differences but you still have a fridge.The Sony Bluray player isn't really that, it's a Sony some Bluray player with a 10 year old format stuck on top that's multiregion. Yes, not as catchy but it's the truth.I'm just giving out a few facts and links. People will make their own minds up and others can post their opinions. I believe this is a forum. That's the idea.



How can you have been around so long and still not get the point of the site? It's not whether product A meets your personal needs better than product B, its wether this is the cheapest and best way to get product A if people want it.

It makes me fully erect when I see my shiny new Sony blu ray player under my 1080p tv. A Limit brand player doesnt seem to have the same effect. I wonder why :roll:

dogvilledan;7399245

I couldn't care less about DivX to be honest. But multi-region blu-ray? … I couldn't care less about DivX to be honest. But multi-region blu-ray? That's something worth shouting about. And makes the Limit far better value for money than then Sony.And calling it a 'crappy non brand DVD player' really sounds like a balanced argument...

Civic EG6;7399758

It makes me fully erect when I see my shiny new Sony blu ray player under … It makes me fully erect when I see my shiny new Sony blu ray player under my 1080p tv. A Limit brand player doesnt seem to have the same effect. I wonder why :roll:



not quite sure how to respond to that one haha.

LOL, people not got access to their meds over the bank holiday or something?

What a bizarre thread this is and it's taken. People spewing all sorts of nonsense without gathering a few facts.

The Sony is only hot if you are ignorant about what it does. If someone posted about a gas fire and it didn't do something very well I would comment on that too. It's a forum after all. I didn't think HUKD was about hiding the truth or being an ignorant and uninformed buyer.

If you don't like it move on to the next thread FFS and stop spoiling the thread.

There is one pitfall with going with a no name brand (or cheap) player, which hasn't been mentioned yet.

How soon people forget...
benfrain.com/not…tml

The 'Limit' player may be getting firmware updates at the moment, but there's no guarantee that they will continue to be supported in the future. Sony & Panasonic still have firmware updates for their launch models from 3 years ago, not sure a no name brand would do the same.

does anyone know if this one comes with the three free blu-ray films - as shown on the sony website?
sony.co.uk/pro…363

from what i know, these free blu-ray films are usually part of the packing and most (if not all) bdp-s360 came with these free films within the original box and not as seperates. if the s363 comes with the free titles, then i think this is a hot deal! heat added anyway.

does anyone know if it plays divx, mkv, avi files? cheers

britbabe007;7412813

does anyone know if it plays divx, mkv, avi files? cheers



As it is a Sony player the answer is sadly no, they lock them down like squirrels do with acorns!

chrischarles;7414900

As it is a Sony player the answer is sadly no, they lock them down like … As it is a Sony player the answer is sadly no, they lock them down like squirrels do with acorns!



lol the squirrels bit made me giggle...do you know any blu ray players that do the job? :thumbsup:

britbabe007;7417527

lol the squirrels bit made me giggle...do you know any blu ray players … lol the squirrels bit made me giggle...do you know any blu ray players that do the job? :thumbsup:



This one is supposed to be quite good at dealing with lots of different types of media... Though I have no idea what the picture quality is like, it certainly wont match up to this player but it may be good enough.
hotukdeals.com/ite…t-h

This has now expired, up to £119.99, best price for the backlit less S360 is at Amazon at £99.99

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