Summary: Have had this unit since 2008, and as other reviews state - they just don't make them like this anymore. Beautiful fit into any entertainment space with its blue front face, slimmer than my cable box and doesn't look cheap.
Summary: I bought this BD play back when it first came out and it's been a flawless work-hoarse ever since. This is one of the best players Sony ever made and no one builds them like this any more. The players they make now are tiny, light and flimsy. They are cheap, and last about a year with regular use.
Summary: Bought in November 2008, and it is still going strong. Several firmware updates later ( and no problems connecting to my internal network), it plays home brew discs, standard DVDs and the newest BluRays without any hiccups, and does a very good job.
Summary: I bought this in 2008 and it is still working like new. It is my only unit so I don't have a comparison. This unit is from the early days of Blu-ray so maybe the new units will load movies a little faster. I would another for the right price.