Summary: I bought this unit for my sister 2 years ago. At the time we were thrilled with it, save for the non-wi-fi, but whatever. My sister told me that the unit no longer plays blurays, rendering her blu collection useless. I recently checked out the unit, hoping that I could fix it.
Summary: Bottom-Line: Love, love, love this player! I recently upgraded my standard satellite receiver to a Dish Network ViP722 HD-DVR that offers up to 55 hours of recorded HD programming. Along with the HD-DVR, I also acquired a Sony BRAVIA XRB 32-in LCD HDTV.
Summary: Not a good blueray player. 1. Wait time just for the disk drive to open is 30-40 secs. My cheap $40 dvd player opens instantly. 2. Load time for BD can be up to 5 mins, but on average is 3 mins. 3.
Summary: Sometimes it makes a humming noise from the disc spinning and then it'll stop. Only happened a few times. Pain in the butt to set up, but I am electronically challenged, I did it in 2 hours. For the price this is great. Love the picture quality. Would buy this again.
Summary: I used usual white-yellow-red cables provided with unit and color does not work properly. I tried other spare cables of this sort but still didn't fix problem.. I thought it was time for me to upgrade to an HDMI cable so went out and bought one and unit works fine.
Summary: When I ordered the unit, I think I had lower expectations. I was pleasantly surprised when the player arrived a day earlier than I expected, and in pristine condition, with all the cables (including an HDMI cable), manual, etc. Setup was a snap.
Summary: I was very pleased w/this Blueray dvd player. I mean really for the price how can you go wrong and knock on wood all is good in these neck of the woodz. I would definately recommend this to any one who's looking to purchasing one at a reasonable price .Also if your like myself and didn't check to...
Reliable, fully featured, top-notch BD performance, but painfully slow disc loading and command processing.
Chad Varnadore, Amazon
5 March 2010
Summary: As BD is still a relatively new format, and considering it's flexibility and vast potential, I prefer to stick with players that you can count on. For BD, that usually means Panasonic and Sony (PS3 anyway, as some Sony stand alones have actually been made by Pioneer, which have had more problems...