Summary: I bought this blu-ray player for my system downstairs hoping that it worked because I didn't want to spend much money on it. I am gladly surprised with it. The only down is that it doesn't have a wireless connection for the internet apps, but for the price I paid, it's a great value!
Summary: Let's face it, you'd almost have to try to get a blue ray player that doesn't provide a great picture. While this unit is extremely compact and light-weight (simply closing the DVD tray will move the unit), it's a Sony - and it behaves like one. Nothing too fancy here, but if you need a cheap replacement or an extra unit for the kids or guest room, this one foots the bill.
Summary: I got this machine specifically because I wanted to hook it up to older RCA composite video and audio connections without having to buy expensive adapter boxes. And also because I might use it with HDMI. It works flawlessly. I get a machine with the flexibility of format (DVD, BluRay) and connection.
Summary: CONS: My first disappointment came just opening the box. No instructions or anything on how to hook this up. Ok, that's fine, I'm a big girl, I can figure this out and I did- it was very easy to set up. Second disappointment came from me not reading the description and learning this is not wifi, I needed to go out and spend $20 on an ethernet cable. Ok that's fine, I can handle that too and I did.
Summary: I have never purchased a rebuilt or refurbished item in my life but the reviews seemed to say this was a great deal. Before I purchased this item I called Sony to ask about refurbished Sony Products and was surprised to learn that for less than $10.00 I could purchase an extended warranty to protect the DVD player even though it was "refurbished". It shipped on time and was easy to install and works great. I would recommend this product to anyone.