Originally Posted by ADU
You might also try using it on a different type of surface. A flat smooth surface that the rubber feet will "stick" to is better than a more roughly textured surface (like particle-board or bare wood, for example) where the player can move and vibrate more freely.
As mentioned earlier though, the S185 is pretty lightly built and mostly made of plastic, so it will tend to vibrate more easily (and noisily) than heavier, more sturdily built metal players. Excellent picture quality though on the unit.
I bought mine recently (3-11-13) off of EBAY for around 40.00 Delivered!
I am much more of an Audiophile then a video nut, and I only have a 73 inch Mitsubishi DLP, not the highest resolution monitor. But still, Pic quality seems decent, and CD Audio performance is outstanding.
It works just fine for everyday movie watching with friends and family. Blu Ray Discs look great, and CD Audio Quality is exceptional.
If I were a hard code videophile, I might pass on this unit.
But, for the average guy, who just wants to watch Blu Ray and DVD's with their family, Or, for the audiophile who wants a killer sounding player to play CD's on, I think it is an incredible bargain.
I have several high end stereo speakers that allow me to quickly hear differences between CD players, and DAC's.
This little Sony is warm, rich, and quite 3 dimensional, when playing regular CD's.
In fact, it is so good at it, it actually beats several older, stand alone, high end DAC's that I own, including the internal DAC's in a top of the line Yamaha 7.1 receiver.
I paid 40.00 for it "seller refurbished" off EBAY, so WTF do people expect, for so low a price ?If anyone who knows of a BETTER overall unit for 40 dollars delivered, I am all ears:)