Summary: This player has never successfully played a Blu-ray disk. I contacted Sony, went through all the troubleshooting steps, and Sony concluded that the player needs service. We've had this Blu-ray player for many months, but just recently bought Blu-ray disks. We've previously rented Blu-ray disks, but they didn't work either. We assumed the disks were damaged. Please save your money and buy a player from someone other than Sony.
Summary: This seemed ok at first and it worked as a DLNA server when hooked up to my router, enabling streaming over the network. Then...Sony did a firmware update and it failed to work properly for around four months. Sony's forums claimed that this was a broken unit and to take it back to the shop. Rubbish! We could all see it was their update (they never took responsibility) and eventually a later update fixed it to some extent..
Summary: I will say the DVD player works okay. But if you lose the remote, your batteries are dead or you're trying a New Year's resolution to walk over to the DVD player to lose a few pounds, forget about it. There is a play button like most other players but the play button on this device does not function if the DVD has a menu screen. On even the cheapest DVD players the play button doubles as "select".
Summary: The Internet connectivity is sporadic. It won't play a lot of blu rays. Hate it. Waste of money. Netflix freezes all the time. The problem is not my connection. I'm using a wired connection with 20mb down. Don't buy this garbage.
Summary: This device is not worth the 80.00 dollars its priced at. Picture quality is average at best. Netflix and amazon streaming is impossible, stutter stops every 30 seconds. If you have to buy a Sony device, buy a PS3 it does 10 x better with streaming, and I use it wirelessly. Not to mention the interface is clunky and uninspired.
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.
Looks good - but that doesn't make up for poor quality
B. Walters, Amazon
26 June 2011
Summary: This Sony BluRay player worked brilliantly - for about 6 weeks. It then became very tempermental - eg. would work one day, and then not the next. The first trouble began with the USB port - it would only recognize the USB I plugged into it every now and then. Then the Disc player also started to exhibit the same problem. Although aesthetically pleasing, if you want to have a BluRay player that actually works (for more than 6 weeks) - this unit should be avoided.
Do not bring the popcorn or invite the family for streaming
19 June 2011
Summary: I dealt with the clunky interface and the multiple idiosyncracies of this player and it did a passable job UNTIL I had all the family ready and the popcorn hot BUT... the device no longer streamed Netflix nor Amazon The errors were "reference code 300" or "reference code 600". Rebooting, turning the device on or off, disconnecting it and waiting... nothing helped.
Summary: I bought Sony's first generation blu-ray player and found it slow to load and lacking the return to the previous spot feature when you stop a video. This means once you stop a video you have to wait through the reloading screen and menu. I figured they would fix these issues with the new generation, but sadly no. Also the box implies wireless connectivity, but they fail to mention that you have to buy a separate unit to actual have wireless capability.