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 purchased this DVD player so I could play netflix on my old tube tv. PROS: *Netflix *Pandora *Works on older tvs (has vgs? connectors, the red, yellow and white plug ins) *Wired ethernet connection *A ton of apps come on this player CONS: *Likes to buffer sometimes *It is a refurb, so the player is already registered to the old user. I wanted to use my Pandora and it requires a registration code from the device to sign up on Sony Essentials to get it to work.
Summary: I connected this player to an older widescreen TV that did not have an hdmi input so I used the composit video output. It worked OK but I wanted better resolution so I switched to the HDMI output and used a converter box to convert the HDMI to component output. This provided the best resolution I could expect with this TV and I am happy with the end result. Connection to my network and setup of the internet connection was fast and easy.
Summary: The main problem I encountered was setting up the screen settings. When I first turned on the DVD player the screen was jumping all over the place. It was not until I got to the screen settings option and removed the 1080i setting that the "jumping" cleared. It was difficult getting to this option since you couldn't see the screen well at all. The DVD tray makes a strange sound when opening and closing so that could be an issue but so far it works.
Summary: I was a little worried with it being refurbished, but I have had great luck with sony products no major problems so far with this player. Although, there were a few of things that I was thrown off by. I did search for a wifi ready player and walmart had this in that category. If I had read the description more carefully I would have caught it, but for those who make the same mistake as I have made and go based off a search, it is not wifi ready, it REQUIRES a wired...
Summary: I was searching on Black Friday 2012 for a wifi capable bluray player. This sony player showed up on the walmart website. They advertised it as being wifi ready. I ordered it, got it home...and when I hooked everything up, went into the system settings to set up the wifi connection. The only option was for a hard-wire ethernet port. I went to the Sony site...sure enough, its NOT wifi capable at all.
Summary: Got this player for Prime Video streaming, it's cheaper than Roku for a wired connection. The unit does not come with WiFi, which is perfect to avoid streaming issues. Setup took less than 10 mins, the firmware was up to date, so did not have to wait for that. The second step was to create an account on Sony Entertainment Network, and finally, register the device with Amazon.
Summary: First note no wifi second note make sure u have Internet so u can go back and forth with Sony because first you have to register one number mess around and then get another number to activate on your Netflix account once you have that done then u r good to go if u need help write a note on here and hope I help you.