Summary: Great player with left and right audio outs. A bit flimsy but I have seen worse. Be careful if you are playing movies off of a hard drive though. It is limited in what formats it will play through the USB port.
Great picture and sound- let down by auto-power-off and lack of resume features
Ian Tyack, Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: Audio and video are great, but two features that seriously let it down are the auto-power-off feature (if you leave your movie paused for too long) and the lack of a resume feature as I've seen on Panasonic players (skips all menus and startup, jumping right back into the film where you left off).
Summary: I read elsewhere that the latest firmware update messed up Netflix playback. If you want it for anything other than Netflix it's hard to go wrong, but if Netflix is going to be a big part of your life avoid this one.
Pros: Tiny. USB Video playback of most formats. Great Blu-Ray picture. DVDs play fine.
Cons: Long boot time and Blu-Ray spool up. The registration at both Sony.com AND Netflix was tedious. Netflix would stream an HD movie for about a minute or two and go to buffering for at least 30 seconds. It happened repeatedly for every movie I tried. I was using the same ethernet cable from my route...
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.
Summary: If this item was going on Sale then you shoud have told me and I would have ordereed it the next day..!
Pros: The box had been open and scott taped closed. almost everry thing was included except the HDMI which was to be there but their was a three cable RCA plug cable. I wass disappointed. the next day this item was on sale for 49.++ DOLLARS.
Cons: I have not used it excet to watch a DVD anmd the storm has keep in doors
Summary: The player arrived timely and in good condition. I was a little surprised that the unit was cheaply made (for SONY) but it works well and does the job. The software is clumsy and looks like something from the 1980s
Summary: With the latest firmware version, much of the "auto shutoff" and many other complaints from earlier poor reviews seem to no longer be valid. There is however a newer problem entirely of Sony's making, and one they seem to have no desire to remedy.
Summary: This was my first blu-ray purchase and it's got a lot of things going for it. Super compact size, great value, awesome picture. But I was sad to discover that it doesn't stream closed-captioning on Netflix. For those of us who rely on subtitles, this is a major bummer.