Summary: I wanted a one box WiFi solution to my internet HT (no broadcast TV or cable) . I was tired of switching between sources (mainly, Netflix, Amazon, and BluRay) I bought this unit from Amazon two months ago. Picture is as good or better than my old LG. ( I have a large DVD collection and it plays them all, so far) The built in WiFi is reliable and after getting used to their interface, seems fairly easy to get through the menus.
Pros: works fine, has Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and more. Remote is better laid out than most, but not backlit!
Cons: First player would only play two speaker chanels sent it away new replacment suplied by sony picked it up pluged it in turns on displays sony logo turns off thats it wont turn on again tried unpluggin it and leaving it for a while no go
Summary: The unit arrived with a broken DVD drawer, so that could explain why there were no lights on it - it was impossible to tell if it was on or not. When I did get connected to Netfix, the system paused frequently for "loading" and then finally said the show was not available. This happened to two different shows, so it wasn't the show I selected. Also, my wireless equipment runs Netflix just fine on my laptop so it's not my internet connection that caused the problem.
Pros: Small; generally easy to use and set up; when it works, it has a good picture quality; wireless; blu-ray works fine
Cons: It has some serious issues with maintaining contact with my home network. Even when my laptop (which is in the same room as the player and TV) is playing streaming videos fine, this player will repeatedly go to the reloading screen and often will require reconnecting to the network; I bought this thing so I wouldn't have to hook my computer up to my TV, but these issues are so frustrating.
Summary: Great player if you want to watch DVD and stream videos. If you want to use it as a Bluray, be aware that the last firmware update was in July of 2012 and that many new releases will not play in this player. Talked with Sony and they have no idea when the new update will come to fix the issue. Have owned this since Christmas and played many DVD's but once we tried the Bluray it was "cannot read this disc".
Summary: This is an excellent player and works well with my 50inch flatscreen. Didn't realize that the player did not include an HDMI cord with it, so had to purchase one. Now that it's all set up it works very well.