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.
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.
Summary: I recently purchased this Blu-Ray player after researching for hours and days. I wanted a blu-ray player that had access to: Amazon instant video, Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora. I didn't come up with a very long list.
Summary: I was looking for a Blu Ray player with apps, Amazon on Demand in particular. This was the only affordable BluRay player with these features. I was worried after reading other reviews that Amazon would be difficult to set up... but it was so incredibly easy!
Summary: Generally I'm satisfied with the model, it's feature-rich and does what it's supposed to do. However I think in the scramble to add so many streaming services Sony might have cut corners on software testing. So there are a few issues I've observed and note below.
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.
Good player, when it works (see updates for streaming)
12 August 2011
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.
Summary: Don't waste your money on this DVD player. I have had problems since day one with this unit. It is extremely slow to upload and often times simply will not play. In order to get it to work, I usually have to unplug it. Again, buy a different DVD player, this is by far the worst player I have owned.
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...