Excerpt: this is my first blu ray player. I was debating between this and samsung. After reading all the problems with Samsung I went for this one. Plus the price was much better on this one. So far I love it. I put the dvd in and the tv switches right over. So far the only thing I don't like is that when I power it off it does not go back to the hdmi input. So I have to manually change to input so I can watch regular cable again.
Summary: I decided to move to this blu-ray player for its wireless networking and Internet streaming capabilities when my Western Digital TV Live box stopped producing sound. I didn't even want to waste time messing with that anymore, as it was useful but flaky from the start. BLU RAY PLAYER: First, the basics: This player does a great job with Blu rays and DVDs.
Summary: I do not understand why some people have streaming issues with this player. You really cannot stream movies if you stream with 1.5 to 5 Mbps...up it to 12 Mbps. I had no problem setting up the WiFi either and I am a 56 year old woman. Reading the directions helps. Take the time to set up the unit properly and you will be happy.
Summary: We recently decided to cancel our satellite subscription and use just netflix. We purchased a Roku box from netflix and we were extremely pleased with it. However, we also decided that we needed a new dvd player, so we chose the Sony BDP-BX57 Blue-ray disc player because it would allow us to play dvds and also wirelessly stream from netflix. Well, we are pretty disappointed and experience frustration with the product on a weekly basis.
Summary: in the 90s and 90s, if it said Sony you were good to go. That's all you had to know. It is apparent since the turn of the century, however, that things have changed. This is yet another in a line of recent Sony failures for me. The unit plays discs most of the time, but not all of the time. Sometimes you need to reset everything to get them to play again for a while.
Summary: My Blu-Ray Player was dead on arrival. I called Sony Tech Support and a patient technician helped me try to revive the dead beast. Finally he said the unit was defective and Sony would replace it with a new unit. He gave me a work order number and said I would receive a shipping label via email. Unfortunately that didn't happen. Four half hour phone calls, being left on hold, and each time I received the assurance that the shipping label was on the way.
Summary: I picked up this unit to go with my new Panasonic TV. Just happened to be in Sams Club, saw it for $138 .. figured it was worth a shot. Didn't want to run cables and hoped the wireless would work. Got home, read some reviews and was tempted to take it back to the store without opening!! Glad I tested it ... I want to watch Blu-ray movies and stream, the wireless was so simple to set up, but I did have some issues with Netflix.
Summary: First let me say that I am an extremely picky audio visual "NUT". I have purchased a total of five of these from assorted E-Bay retailers so far. I gave 4 of them away as Christmas gifts and have absolutely no regrets. The first one I purchased was for myself. I am using it on a brand new 73 inch Mitsubishi HD DLP I bought on E-Bay for $1250.00 delivered and set-up(NOV,7th 2010)!!!!!"AWESOME!!!. The dvd video playback in Bluray is absolute perfection!
Pros: Amazing features/picture/sound quality. Great price.
Excerpt: I originally bought a different sony blu-ray player but decided it was not what we wanted because it did not have the built-in WIFI. If you ever think you're going to want to use WIFI with your blu-ray player, make sure to get one like this that has the WIFI built in. If you a buy a WIFI capable player, you will have to buy a $100 adapter to use the WIFI. Of course the quality of this player is good; its a Sony.
I love this thing! Sing along "I need a high speed wireless network"
Jack Reid "Jack", Amazon
30 March 2011
Summary: Repeat this until it sinks in; "I need high speed wireless. I need high speed wireless." Pushing a movie down a network connection takes bandwidth. Lots. I have an Apple Airport 802.11n base station and it works great. If your wireless router is something you bought in the 90's it's not going to cut it. During set up I did have to manually provide some network settings.