Summary: I ordered the Sony BDP-S370 on a Friday and it was shipped the following Monday. The problem is, TigerDirect switched out the Blu Ray player I ordered with the newer Sony BDP-BX39. It seems the S370 isn't available anymore. As with most "new and improved" products they eliminated some features on the new model. One thing is no optical output connection that I was looking for. The BX39 is a smaller footprint but this was not one of my requirements for a new player.
Summary: I bought this blu-ray player two years ago and it's performing wonderfully. It has great built quality. It's true that this blu-ray player doesn't have wi-fi, but that doesn't really bother me. I'm just happy that it can play a majority of my mkv file that are stored in my external hard drive.
Summary: I received my Sony BDP-S370 on 2/17/2012 and quickly configured it without a problem. These are the highlights: - For those of you that may not be aware: * If you have an HD-ready (no HDMI inputs, only component video (DTV)) TV, this unit will allow you to output 1080i over component to your TV. It was manufactured in 2010, before the so called 'sunset rule' came into play where any bluray made on or after 1/1/11 will not let you output a 1080i signal over component.
Summary: This is an OK player. I rarely use it to watch blu ray disks, and actually have not used this feature at all. I have,however, watched regular dvd's, and they work just fine. I also do not use an HDMI cable with it either. I purchased this play for its streaming abilities. I no longer wanted to purchase cable and wanted a devise that had the ability to stream both Netflix and Hulu Plus.
Summary: It does a fine job playing blu-ray disks, but there is a well documented issue with streaming Netflix with the player and Sony does not acknowledge it as their problem or offer a solution. A streaming movie may start fine and even work well for a time, but then the movie stops and pauses sometimes for minutes, sometimes for ever. It is a buffering issue.
Summary: 300 was the first BD I popped into this puppy. Forget being blown away by the clarity of the sound and picture, I was floored by how quickly everything loaded up, it was only seconds between inserting the disc and choosing a scene from the menu to test out. Sony has come a long way since the days of the awful S300. The S370 is as fast as my old Sony HD upconversion player, and thanks to getting it on sale, it didn't cost that much more either.
If Netflix streaming video is jerky, read this to solve your problem!
Dennis F. Galletta "dennis_galletta", Amazon
8 May 2011
Summary: This is an outstanding basic player if you don't need wireless, 3D, or a buffer for BD-Live. My only beef with it given the feature set is that the case is a little flimsy-feeling. If you press one of the buttons on the bottom lip of the case, it feels kind of flimsy and bends a little. And if you want to access BD-Live features, you can insert a $10 USB memory stick in the back. So this is an ideal player if you don't want/need 3D or wireless.
Summary: "Integrating the advantages of the Internet and Wi-Fi technology," led my wife to believe that WIFI was internal... WiFi READY means to me that it still needs something but what it needs is unclear in the description. it was quite clear in the device setup that it needs a USBWiFi Adapter to use WiFi.
Pros: I really like the player. It has a lot of great features
Cons: I haven't had a problem with the player in anyway.
Summary: Pros: Easy setup. Wireless. You don't Need Sony's Wireless just buy a wireless access point Loaded with full Internet features Use of Android as a remote...NICE Appears to upscale very well Cons: I would like more internet choices than what is given Not many remotes supported for TV option on remote Barks when loading new section. Not bad just strange Overall for the money a good player. I did a lot of research and I have a Scottish heritage so I was looking for cheap.