Needed it to render DLNA. Hardly ever play disks on it.
T. Carneal, Amazon
23 August 2013
Summary: This product does a good job as a DLNA client. Plays WAV and MPEG2 files from a DLNA server without difficulty. Performs better then more expensive DLNA devices and has the ability to actually play a Blu-Ray disk as a 'bonus'.
Summary: In addition to playing disks, we use to access Netflix, YouTube, etc. as well as accessing our home entertainment library of shows captured with our InfiniTV4 PCIe from Ceton. I am disappointed that the fast forward and reverse aren't better controlable with streaming media. I suspect it doesn't have enough internal memory. Beware if you have Comcast in a heavily populated area.
Summary: Has played all disks with no real problems. We had to cold-boot it one time to get it to play a disk, but that could have been the disk. It has a lot of options for connecting to on-line services and all stream very well. There is also a Sony media remote application for both iOS and Android that is very nice for finding on-line content. Its a bit harder to with the handheld remote since you have to use the arrow keys to select and add one letter at a time.
Summary: I have been very disappointed with our purchase of this Sony Blu-ray player. It plays a Blu-ray movie for about 30 to 45 minutes then stops. We have had this player for a few year and just never played many discs. So the issue is not from heavy use. There are many other complaints that I do not wish to waste my time listing. I suggest you go buy some other player. The only redeeming thing is I did not buy its from Amazon.
Summary: This is the fourth DVD player and second Blu-Ray player I have owned. The first Blu-Ray player was an LG player with a 250Gig Hard Drive. This player will even play Blu-Rays that the LG doesn't. In fact, I've never encounted a disc (Blu-Ray or DVD) that this player does not play. It is a great companion to my Sony LCD TV. It has been very reliable in the 15 months that I have owned it.
Summary: I purchased this device specifically for the combination of features. It needed a component output to be comparable with my current 13year old HDTV (Pre DVI and HDMI) but was looking to have blu-ray for the future. Most of all, we were looking for a streaming capable device fir Netflix and AonD services. Though this device meets that fairly rare set of needs (mostly because of the component output) I would have preferred another device that had a better UI.