Beware known issue with Sony Blu Ray players and Netflix and Amazon streaming
30 March 2014
Summary: Before buying any Sony Blu Ray player, I feel everyone should be aware of a known issue with Sony Blu Ray players. I purchased a Sony BDP BX58 from Costco when they first came out, and still have it. But not for long. I have been a big Sony fan for many years and have bought and used (and still use) many of their home entertainment system products. But this Blu Ray player has changed my mind.
Summary: Have had this unit for about a year now. Netflix stops and starts, stutters. Have Googled the issue and one person did a network analysis of the tcpip traffic. Seems the Netflix plug in on this unit was written to refresh on a set time period. This causes the unit to stop while itvrefreshes. This has been brought to Sony's atrention, but no software fix has been forthcoming. My very last Sony purchase.
Summary: Gave unopened as Christmas to 10 year old granddaughter. Did not work. Very disappointed Christmas morning. Nothing quite as annoying as disappointing a child on Christmas. Return process to complicated and aggravating to deal with. Put in the trash and went to Best Buy... Felt totally ripped off!
Summary: Purchased two of these from Costco about a year ago. They have both worked well. We watch a lot of Netflix and Amazon movies (most in HD), streaming wireless from my cable router. DVDs look good and BluRay looks great. I do not have a 3D tv so I cannot comment. Features that are lacking are the DLNA. Whats the use offering DLNA if you cannot play all your content on your PC? Even if they take step to make sure you only play legit movies, you should be able to do so.
Awful at streaming and after 5 months won't play BluRay discs anymore...
7 "7", Amazon
7 October 2012
Summary: I got the Sony BDP-BX58 at Costco and it always was terrible at streaming Netflix, often continuously timing out and/or streaming at around 1mbps. Resolution was poor and I don't believe I've ever gotten HD streaming via this box for HD Netflix content when I have with other boxes. Plus, the Netflix menu ain't so great on this player. Now after about 5 or so months it simply won't play BluRay discs anymore. I have used a CD/DVD/BD lens cleaner and it made no difference.
Many issues. Don't buy unless you just want the player itself.
C. Moretti, Amazon
22 April 2012
Summary: I got this at costco for the sole purpose of being able to stream netflix and Hulu. This thing is terrible. I tried every fix including buying a new superfast N router with no solution. It seemed to play dvd's nicely but I payed extra for the ability to stream....the player was a bonus. I have the same problems as others with streaming so I am not going to repeat everything but I need to add that my player freezes up.
Summary: I had been eyeing this player at our local big warehouse store for a while (where it is a good deal cheaper than on Amazon), but was scared off by just looking at the stars of the reviews without reading all the content. Perhaps we're just lucky, but our player works beautifully wirelessly, with no streaming issues (for background, we have an apple router and an arris modem).
Summary: I bought my first one about three or four years ago. I was so happy I bought each of my kids one for their room two years ago. Now I bought my fourth for my room. Yes, sometimes streaming can be slow with Netflix if many other items are being used through wireless functions (kids and playstations, cell phones, etc..) works great with Amazon. Not one problem with any of them yet. Best purchase I have made when it comes to wireless DVD players. Setup is simple.
Summary: We were given this player as a gift, so we are grateful. The Disk playing portion of this device has worked seamlessly since we have had it (about 2 months since this review). However, when using other media, there are some annoying issues that happen somewhat often. We do not have a 3D television, nor would we want one. So, this review won't talk about that functionality. Due to the other reviews, we have only used the internet via ethernet.