Summary: Got it as a Christmas present. I finally got around to setting it up" we had a baby born on Christmas eve so it wasn't a priority" and it wont play DVD's. Now I am stuck because I am out of the return window.
Summary: Do yourself a favor...and spend a few minutes searching 'Sony Netflix streaming problems'. Netflix is completely unwatchable on my Sony BDP-S185. Constant buffering freezes, 0.6 to 0.8 M download speed, horrible video quality.
Summary: Refurbished and seems like new but when you start using it, it just doesn't work! I guess maybe I was the unlucky one who received a bad unit. When I tried to return it, I was told that the 30 day return period had expired and all I could do was pay $15 each way for shipping for a repair!
Summary: This unit is a piece of garbage. The first one I purchased wouldn't play DVDs or Blu-Rays--there was some kind of mechanical problem--so I had to exchange it. The one I have now plays discs properly, but the streaming is basically useless.
Summary: We like Sony products, always have. Unfortunately the Sony Blu Ray Player BDP-S185 is a negative exception. We bought it in Feb '12 and used it for about 8 months without any problems (streaming worked fine too). Then it just stopped turning on.
Summary: one year after buying this, it's having to be replaced. It rarely reads disks (bluray or DVD), it has constant "handshake" issues with other components that our other dvd and blu ray players haven't had, the butotns on the top of this Sony are "caving" in like they were installed improperly and are...
Summary: Using this unit is unbearable. I am a big fan of streaming instant video, so I use Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, etc. I made the swap from a PS3, so I had a generally positive experience with Sony products, as well as their ability to stream content from the Internet.