Summary: Product broke down and stopped operating after about 9 months of use. All along, it was always quirky -- slow to load the discs, not always full control of the disc menus. Very poor quality, which is surprising coming from Sony.
Summary: Player works perfectly on Blu Rays videos and has access to all the latest, greatest, apps. I took away a star because I seem to have some inconsistencies with steaming Netflix. I use a cable modem and never had this issue before when streaming from my XBox. I'm updated to the latest firmware, so I know that is not a possible issue. I gave 4/5 stars because I am not sure if this is a problem with Netflix's Sony application or with the BluRay player itself.
Summary: Great SONY product once again. Ordered this as a gift for my father who is slowly making his way into the 21st Century. He LOVED opening it...thinking I spent a fortune on it, he was upset at first, but then I hooked it up and put in Avatar...not a single word except "WOW" was spoken after.
Summary: After three years my original BD player, a Sony BDP-S370, started having problems loading certain Blu-ray discs, saying UNKNOWN on the front display. I knew there was nothing wrong with the discs. I ordered an S380 the first sample of which had trouble with the first two "Bourne" Universal flip-over discs. The machine would freeze 19 seconds from the beginning of the movie on both discs.
Good player, when it works (see updates for streaming)
21 January 2012
Summary: Original Review: I have the Sony BDP-S470 on my main TV and it's fantastic. I decided to add Blu-Ray to my secondary TV which doesn't get used as often. Decided to save a few bucks and get a cheaper model this time. I figured since it was a Sony that the quality would be the same. Boy was I wrong. This player looks great but the streaming is just awful. I have this wired off the same modem as my primary player and it is just much, much slower.
Summary: I purchased this Sony Blu Ray player to see what, if any, improvements had been made in blu ray players. My first blu ray player (Panasonic) is 3 years old and still a good player, but the new Sony is ever better.The menu system provides more info and the included apps are a plus.I did not buy this player for the on-line apps, but of the few that I have used have some nice features.I also use this player to play cd's and for this, it does a better job than my other...
Summary: The player was delivered well. It works correctly and was delivered within a reasonable amount of time, but it came with no owner's manual or user's guide. Nothing. I had to figure it out on my own. If there's a problem I don't know what I'm going to do. It seems like about every other time recently when I've purchased something from you, there seems to be some kind of odd problem. I like Amazon, but for some reason these situations have been occurring. Thank you, W.R.
Summary: While the playback quality is good, that's not really a big deal any more. Pretty much any bluray player is going to give you a good quality picture. It's the rest of what's in the box that matters, and it has become clear to me why this was so cheap. First of all, as others have commented, you can connect to your wireless router, but you need a $60 add on to do so. Sony has built this thing so that only their wireless connector will work with it.
Summary: Frankly, I am sorely disappointed. It does not deliver on its promise. I cannot view Netflix without the movies freezing. I never had that problem with the LG that I bought. I look forward to the other features it and my daughter touted about. I have not seen any of the features my daughter has on hers. She has the same one. I have a lot of internet problems. It does not automatic download updates and frankly I can't find where to go to see if it is updated.
Summary: Hooked this blu-ray player to my sony bravia, it's awesome. My son can push eject, load a disk and the TV will turn on and start playing. No need to chase him around for the remote. Thanks Sony.