Summary: I got this because I figured I would be moving to blue ray soon but mostly I wanted a player that could play Amazon prime video streaming. Pandora works well on it, not sure how Netflix works on it, Blu-Ray looks awesome, but when it comes to Amazon, I'm not sure what the problem is but at various...
Summary: I still own it and it plays DVDs and my USB media ok. Now for the myriad cons: 1. The Internet content (BBC iplayer, Netflix etc.) do not work through the firewall...esp. with MAC address filters. 2. The audio output quality is not great. 3. The video formats it plays are very limited. 4.
Summary: I was real happy when I first got this player as it was replacing a 3 year old Samsung player. Then I got "Hyde Park on the Hudson" the first day it came out and it would not play on the Sony but it played fine on the Samsung.
Summary: It's play disks well and it's feature rich with many streaming options for music and videos. I have a 15mb download connection but the player will constantly drop connection or speed at random times with Netflix. Some days it will run fine, but others it's just garbage.
Summary: This product works great when it is working. After watching a dvd for a while the video/audio went blank on the TV. I had to fiddle with the wiring and it starting working. This happened on several different dvds.
Summary: I gave this device along with a year subscription to Netflix to my parents for their combined Birthdays... My Children watch Netflix on their Xbox and Wii respectively and I watch on my Laptop, Kindle Fire and PS3 so I know what a smooth interface looks like and while I like some systems better than...
Plays ok, Hulu video quality poor, broke after 3 months
28 May 2012
Summary: I bought this in feb 2012 and it broke yesterday in late May 2012. I will be calling Sony for a warranty replacement. the unit now freezes after about two minutes of doing anything, whether it's just at the main menu or playing a disc or playing Hulu.
Summary: While using the internet movie streaming it offers, it freezes up after a few minutes. We bought this at Walmart, cause it also had Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming. When it freezes, you will have to unplug and replug the device to get your dvd or blu ray out, just in case you decided to watch one.
Summary: I purchased the BDP-S185 on impulse right before Xmas to go with my new Samsung 40" flat screen. I was immediately impressed. The menu system and functionality of the "smart" features really blew-away the Samsung Smart TV. So, I went and got a BDP-S580 for my in-laws (they needed wireless).