21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
awesome bd player,
This review is from: Sylvania NB530SLX Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) (Electronics)
I have never heard of Sylvania prior to buying this Blu-Ray Player (and I would have not purchased it had it not come free with the purchase of a Samsung LCD tv), but after setting this baby up, I could not give it anything less than 5 stars!
The player itself is easy as macaroni to set up (trust me, you will not need the manual for directions!) and after about 2 minutes, your home theater is good to go!
I played Planet Earth via Blu Ray as well as 2001: Space Odyssey; these movies looked flawless in 1080p. This player is very easy to operate and the upconversion of regular DVD's look amazing as well! To the untrained eye, one may not be able to tell the difference, but if you are a visual techie of any kind, the Blu-Ray v.s. DVD PQ debate is as much a thing of the past as the actual DVD's themselves: Blu-Ray definitely is the way to go! Do your HDTV a big favor and buddy it up with a reliable Blu-ray Player. The Sylvania NB 530 SLX will not disappoint!
As a few other reviews here have mentioned, the load times can sometimes take a while (I've had waits of up to 20 seconds before the player itself powers up and functions). When I hit the power button, the Sylvania NB530SLX will greet me with a creepy "Hello" text on the front panel, but during those 10-20 seconds that it is powering up, the player simply will not respond to any button you press. Even the OPEN/CLOSE button will not even affect its booting. To some, this may be a huge flaw because my understanding is that a PS3 or another expensive BD player can all read Blu-ray movies with speed and ease. But to aspiring Shaolin monks with the patience and tolerance of a banana slug such as myself, 20-30 seconds is something I can easily handle!
Take your pick with the many offerings available online, but the Sylvania is a great buy for the relatively inexpensive price of $128.60 (price as of 9/15)!