Summary: I was torn after reading the reviews, but I needed a cheap blu-ray quickly. This definitely didn't disappoint. I've had it for a while now and never once experienced any issues other reviewers had, but to be fair we don't use it often. I had no trouble connecting to Netflix, and it played the blu-ray from our wedding perfectly.
Summary: I bought this last Black Friday and after a year of use this machines audio stopped working completely. After a month I decided to buy a new HDMI cord because it's a lot cheaper to do that than buy a new machine. Wasn't the HDMI cable. It's the machine. It plays movies fine - just no sound. Before the sound cut out it was always freezing up, though. I had to pry quite a few BR and DVD's out of this machine with a butter knife.
Please do yourself a favor and don't buy this player
Rajesh Sundaram, Amazon
17 October 2013
Summary: Bought one a year ago. A week ago, it stopped working. I'm not getting any signal to the TV whatsoever. Customer service was least helpful and wanted $30 plus shipping to send a new unit even though it just passed the year's warranty mark. Remote is also another pain.
Summary: Purchased from Fry's and will be returned soon. Remote is counter intuitive, and lacks basic functionalities in apps. Poorly streams Netflix video. States slow connection when speed tests around 10 MB down on another device on same network. Has issues powering up after less than a week of use. Have to do a hard reset (unplug power for 10+ seconds and plug back in) before unit will function after powering off. Worth spending the $20-30 extra for a Sony or other brand.
Summary: I saw the Digix BD-500 for sale at $20 at a local ToysRUs. Couldn't resist buying it for the Blu-Ray capability. Immediate problems with DVD sound--echos, bobbling and such after a few minutes every time the unit was used. Also, tried showing .JPG pictures from a flash drive--got random orientation of the images and 1/3 of the pics weren't shown because of a file name error in transfer from the flash drive (I checked all names via my computer and they were correctly...
Summary: I have been trying to watch a movie all morning. I think its dead. I have only had this since Nov and it has worked worse every day. I dont think its my internet because my computer seems fine.
Summary: I bought one for my daughter - after a couple days it would stop/fast forward/rewind - ALL in Netflix Mode - for no apparent reason. We thought ?? hmmmm Worked okay after that. I purchased one for my self - Had trouble connecting to my router - took it back, return - ended up selling it online because they would not give me my money back - no receipt. Checked back in with my daughter, she says it is dong okay. I think they should offer more apps.
Summary: Item not even worth the money. Even though I got this Blu-Ray Player cheaper on Black Friday it wasn't worth the time or money invested. The first day it worked fine, the second day it started freezing up during play. After less than a week it's time to get my money back. Won't power on or off without unplugging. Would not recommend this particular item.