Summary: To be perfectly honest, I don't really have very high standards when it comes to things like this. But this blu-ray player is bad enough to get a negative review from me. It's poorly designed - buttons that are impossible to see, stupid "space-age" shape - and cheaply made, and it just functions...
Summary: It is fast, precise and connects smoothly to the network. I use it mostly to watch you tube videos including 3d. There is a feature that allows us to pair a smartphone to you tube and use the mobile as a remote.
Very nice Blu-ray player especially for Netflix subscribers!
Gianni Cello, Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: I've owned the DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray player for over a year now and it works fine...most of the time. I use it mainly to stream Netflix movies. I love that Netflix is integrated into the player and the remote control.
Be Careful Purchasing this player...No True HD 7.1 capability, only 5.1
MC "MC", Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: Be very careful...this unit does not support DTS 7.1 audio..it converts the 7.1 stream to 5.1. Nothing above says this,.. didn't see it until I started to search why none of my 7.1 movies weren't in 7.1...found the answer on page 41 of the owner's manual.
Summary: I now have (2) DMP-BDT230 DVD players. These have worked very well for me. I can't talk about streaming content, but for playing DVD's (BR or standard), or off of USB drives like I do, it is a great machine for the money. I would think the DMP-BDT500 is too.
Summary: Rarely do I review products, but I must say this unit was a huge disappointment. Purchased because it is one of the few that has Amazon Prime Video and MLB.TV that is reasonably priced. After initial set up, everything worked great.