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: "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: Use it daily to watch content on Netflix and previously purchased episodes and movies from Amzn. The only trouble I've had with any online service were a couple interruptions on Crackle during episodes of some classic TV shows. Have yet to try Wi-Fi, Hulu Plus, Slacker, playback of files from USB, nor Sony's Qriocity service. Not sure why people complain about a lack of HDMI cable in the box.
Pros: Access to Netflix, Amzn VOD, Crackle, Pandora. Quick Start-up even without activating the quick start-up feature that uses more power. Wonderful UI. Easy software update that didn't require me to download content to my pc, then move it to a flash drive, then to the player. Instead, a prompt appeared when I booted one day and I clicked the software update icon. Nice and Simple.
Cons: Somewhat loud drive mechanism. Poor Netflix application that doesn't allow for browsing of titles outside of the queue. Requires a PIN on every Amzn VOD purchase.
Summary: For all those people out there who can't decide which Blu-Ray to get as their first...GET THIS ONE! Its cheap, easy to setup, easy to use and offers quality on par with the more expensive models! If u just want to improve your home-theatre or TV/DVD setup...this will do the trick!
Streaming Internet Video with Blue-ray Disc Playing, too
M. Jenkins, Amazon
24 January 2011
Summary: The level of satisfaction one derives from a product like the Sony BDP-S370 probably depends on one's expectations and intended usage. I bought this device just after Christmas after seeing it priced the same as the "new" small form-factor Apple TV. I had purchased the Apple TV in order to have an Internet streaming video player to use with NetFlix; I anticipated buying/renting some movies from the iTunes store but wasn't very keen on paying $1/episode for TV shows.
Summary: Sony's BD-S370 is a very light weight machine. While it seems fragile the proof is in the using. Thus far every disc we've watched has had excellent picture quality and the surround decoding is just as good. Since my monitor is only 1080i compatible I can't comment on the Sony's full capability in HD, but what it does with my current monitor is very satisfying.
Sony Bluray S370, ATT uverse, Amazon Video OnDemand
7 January 2011
Summary: SET-UP: Samsung TV LNS4051D (year 2006) Sony BluRay S370 ATT Uverse, Amazon.com, cables by Amazon Basics (HDMI and Ethernet) *** Samsung TV to Sony Bluray -- connected via HDMI cable ATT Uverse box to Sony Bluray -- for internet connection (Connect Sony Bluray to internet via ethernet cable to the Uverse box's ethernet port) *** BLURAY as player: - Recordings on DVD-R,DVD+R played just fine without any noticeable difference versus our 4-yr old Panasonic DVD player.
Summary: This player is a great deal for the price! The picture is great once you play around with the settings. The internet streaming works very well when directly connected to the router. Streaming a movie from Netflix worked well, but streaming a movie during heavy internet usage times causes the movie to slow down. Would definitely recommend this blu-ray player.
Pros: Like the sony, had great experience with them in the past.. but this is my first BlueRay player.. I like it so far
Cons: the Wifi is not Built in.. This really bothered me, but I purchased an repeater and it fixed my issue using a cat 5 cable. Another Con is I tried to connect a HD to the back of this via USB and it didn't work. after investigation it is related to the type of hard drive which is NTFS not fat.. system expects and requires a FAT32 drive if you want to utilize the hard drive. Other than that.. I am happy