Summary: This blue ray player works great and the price is very fair. The only problem I had was that you are lead to believe that everything is included to watch movies or listen to music from your P.C. You still need to purchase a Sony adapter to pick up the wifi signal.
Summary: One thing should be made perfectly clear about the Sony BDP-S470: This machine is "WIFI ready". It does not come with internal or external wireless capability unless you buy the Sony external wireless adapter, which sells for $80. The 470 does have an Ethernet jack which allows for a wired internet connection, however.
Summary: O.K. ,This purchase was going to be my 2nd Blu-Ray Player buy. My first Blu-ray player was the Sony S-350 and I wanted to upgrade for the video Streaming feature. This S470 does that. Set -up was easly (Make sure you update to the current software version). There are lots of internet video programming available; and Sony seems to be adding more programming every few weeks. (Some programming is free, some require a subscription).
Summary: My BDS-300 died, and it was so slow it was time to replace it anyway. This unit is fast to load, and I like the reduced functionality remote, as I've got universal remotes and don't need a 100 buttons to sort through. Only negative is that the unit seems so cheap compared to earlier models.
Summary: I like this player. But, the issues are... It can freeze up while playing burned DVDs. It is EXTREMELY loud. In some cases, during a quiet scene in the movie, it sounded like I had a blender running. The Apps are slow and so is the boot up time. I unfairly compare it to my PS3 for picture quality or for the Netflix streaming. It doesn't have a Hard Drive so I need to remember that. For the money you can't really beat it. It also has Pandora too.
Initial Impressions and Comparison to Insignia NS-BDLIVE01
26 February 2011
Summary: Just upgraded from my Insignia NS-BDLive01 to the Sony BDP-S470. I received it within a few days of ordering it from Amazon. Pretty proud of my purchase. Other than some annoying quirks, the player provides a lot of additional functionality, better performance, at a quicker speed. Haven't had time to thoroughly test it yet, but after 24 hours, here are some quick observations after hooking it to a 60-inch Sony LED-LCD HDTV (KDL-60EX700): The Good: - Don't know about the...