Summary: We have had this blu-ray player for just over a year. As a previous review states, it skips on regular DVDs. Also, blu-rays load horribly slow. Even with firmware updates, the skipping problem never went away.
Summary: Purchased the Philips BDP5005 slightly over 1 year ago. About a week after the warranty expired, the player ceased functioning. It has the latest firmware upgrades, it rests in a clean, well ventilated, dry location. It is apparently designed to fail.
Summary: I have had this player for 3 years... The entire time it has been insanely slow loading, ejecting, powering on/off. I updated to the latest firmware twice now with no luck. The player looks nice, so if you want a nice looking player, get it--but if you care about performance and responsiveness, do...
Summary: This refurbished Blu-ray player has worked perfectly for me. It's not flashy, doesn't have a gooey interface, and doesn't look like much, but it's perfectly functioning, and it was cheap, so I can't ask for any more.
Summary: just bought this blu-ray player right before the holidays and just love it.It goes great with all my other philips products and accepts firmware updates so you are always like new,however i got mine at walmart for $128.00 so sorry amazon,i still buy blu-rays from you so dont cry.