Good player, slow load, no wireless, overly expensive.
6 January 2012
Summary: Sony still sells this unit, so I thought I'd review it for those who might be thinking of buying it. I've had this player for a couple years, and I'm getting ready to replace it with a Panasonic BDT-210. Why?
Pros: Great picture; great sound; allows firmware updates by CD if you're not hardwired to the Internet.
Cons: Slow load, although it's better with the recent firmware update (4/11). No wireless. Relatively expensive for what you get ($220), vs. what other players can do for under $150.
Summary: I received this player free as part of a Newegg.com promo. If it hadn't been free I would not have purchased it. The player functions and play back is really good, but I have seen much better products and not for much more.
Pros: It works It has an Ethernet port It has all the AV connections one needs including HDMI
Cons: It is very slow. Probably one of the slowest disc players I have seen. Ethernet is only good for updating the firmware and really has no other uses. What a waste of a good connection. The machine is bulky. For the small amount of features it could be smaller.
Cons: Too noisy! This thing makes a noise like a purring sound that can be heard a few feet away. I read this in one other review but I thought the reviewer must be too picky, but they were right! I returned it.
Summary: This unit is hooked up to a Sony Bravia TV and Onkyo receiver usind HDMI
Pros: Solid 10 on picture quality and sound
Cons: Scores a 1 on ease of operation during initial setup. Could get back ground sound of movies but could not hear the actors voice. This unit had a compatibility issue with my Onkyo receiver. Spent the first night figuring all this out. Called sony tech support but could not understand what the tech...
Disappointing features and slow boot (if saving energy)
25 October 2009
Summary: The device works ok, but: - no divx play - no USB key play (a usb key can be connected for other goals) - no eject button on the remote - very slow start if you want to save energy but you can connect an ethernet cable...
Summary: This is baffling. I've purchased Sony products for years (I buy other brands, too). Guess I've had it for 18 months, 2 years or so. Anyway, last week I got an error regarding "BD Data". The player is stuck in this error mode and will not allow me to play DVD's. Blu-ray or otherwise.
Summary: This player plays discs as it should. However, it has extremely slow loading speed (which is typical to many blu ray players) and it only has a stop and play buttons on the unit, so it is a brick if you lose the remote (and many universal remotes don't have the sony blu ray player codes).
Summary: I had this unit since early of 2009 and i have a few beefs on the unit. the good: 1) the unit is durable and will not break down...sony is confident on there products and I've always been a sony guy to begin with.