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: I decided to try this Sony blue ray player since I already have a Samsung in my master bedroom. What a mistake! This blue ray player will not let you browse or search Netflix, you have to add the movies to your instant que in order to watch them on the player. My Samsung and XBOX allow you to browse, search and have suggestions was well. I am very dissapointed with Sony. Sony representative told me all Sony Blue Ray players have the same restriction.
Summary: Sony needs to look up the definition of the word "ready". Also, put some useful information in the instruction manual, and teach your tech support how to use these devices before having them try to help me.
Pros: seems to work okay in it's primary function of a bd/dvd player
Cons: it follows the usual scam of calling it "wireless ready" instead of "wireless after you buy additional hardware". that normal pet-peeve aside, the MAC address for wireless connection is hidden. i'm trying to connect to my router with MAC filtering and it won't work, and no where in the manual does it tell how to get the MAC address. I called sony (long distance, btw) and the tech support "specialist" knew far less about the function and concept of a MAC address than I...
Summary: I FOUND A FIX! I've only tried this on (one) avi file, so I cannot speak for all. Simply rename the file with a new extension - i chose .mkv. Honestly, i can't believe this worked, but it did. I suspect that the player WILL play all media types, but is programmed not to "see" those file types, so if you put in a usb drive with an avi, it thinks the drive is empty. Try it for yourself and please post your results.
Summary: I stopped to buy Sony items long time ago having problems with plenty of their items. I had a hope that something could be changed during years. BDP-S370 is a good reminder, goes back to the store. It doesn't worth even $100, which I paid for it during action time, in my opinion.
Pros: Just a standard BR player, plays BR, DVD, mp3 and thats probably it.
Cons: "It's Sony" - forbids to play any avi, mkv files - even avi files from my camcorder. My old DVD player Philips 5992 can do it easily. But that's Philips, not Sony.
Summary: I can't believe Sony would lie straight up, to their customers. Just one more company I can no longer trust.
Pros: decent blu-ray player
Cons: It is not the Blu-ray player advertized on the box, as this player is in no way Wi-Fi ready, the customer is requierd to purchase a proprietary LAN adapter in order to connect to a Wi-Fi network. ifyou buy a laptop with no wireless card they would not advertise it as Wi-fi ready.
Summary: It worked fine for 1 year but now it use to stop playing dvd's, not showing anything at all, not responsive to on/off button (doesn't do anything at all...). I was quite satisfied with it but now I'll have to buy a new one (it only has a 1 year warranty :().
Summary: I just watch DVD's and dont have any fancy knowledge of updating online, etc. So all I want is a player that works. I enjoyed the quality & sound and have owned this 6 months now. Suddenly it has started skipping, freezing and voice/ visual streams are not synced! Very frustrating so I will be returning this as it cant be repaired. Quite a pity as its quite a sleek and nice player while it worked.
Summary: I bought this player as a cost effective way of getting iplayer access through my TV. I have a solid 14Mb with O2, but since Christmas iplayer has been unwatchable. Apparently the BBC made some changes which impacted Sony TVs and Bluray players and to date Sony have not sorted it out.
Summary: This blu-ray player emitted a loud whining noise during playback. It would change frequency depending what chapter (part of the disc) it was reading. The noise was easily discernable over the volume of the television. According to the AVForums this is a common issue with the Sony BDPS370, I have returned to Amazon for a refund. A shame as the player was a solid performer in every other respect.