sony BDP_BX2

tom03087 -- Fri, 08/15/2008 - 21:27

Costco has just started selling a sony blu ray player with a model # bdp-bx2. I have not been able to find any information on this. Does anyone know what this is? Is it a private label BDP-350? I would be interested in anything anyone knows.

Robert Harley -- Fri, 08/15/2008 - 22:31

It must be the BDP-S350. At this stage of the format's development, quite a bit of effort goes into introducing a new Blu-ray player, and I can't imagine Sony designing another model.

I bought one about ten days ago and am quite happy with the machine.

How much is Costco selling the player for?

Ron (not verified) -- Thu, 01/21/2010 - 18:41

just bought one at Costco for 109.99. However, I cannot get it to startup. bummer. anyone have this issue?

fly fisher -- Tue, 08/19/2008 - 12:19

I was at Costco today here in the NE and the Sony has a price of $379.99. But the model # looked like BX-1 not 2 ?

Al

Robert Harley -- Wed, 08/20/2008 - 09:21

It must be the same player. I'm going to Costco tomorrow evening and will check out the player and compare it to my BDP-S350. I'll let you know.

Robert Harley -- Thu, 08/21/2008 - 14:33

My local Costco didn't have the BDP-BX2, but they had the BDP-301. The 301 is an earlier generation unit that lacks the BD Live feature (and the ability to upgrade to BD Live).

Rolf (not verified) -- Fri, 06/19/2009 - 11:27

My local Costco Sacramento area, had just gotten the BDP-BX2 yesterday. They are selling for $249. I wanted to do a little checking before I bought one, but there is very little info available. I might just take a chance and get it this weekend. 

Steven Stone -- Fri, 06/19/2009 - 13:01

 I would advise downloading the specs for both the S-300 and the S-350 so you can compare them with the specs listed on the Costco model.
 
I've seen S-300's going for as little as $149.99 on the Internet recently. Again a bit of web-surfing might get you a page to bring with you.
 
If you find the unit at Costco is an S-300 I would warn you that the load times are PAINFULLY slow and for $300 there are several newer generation alternatives from both Sony and other manufacturers that offer better load times and more features.
 
 

Steven Stone
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