Summary: It's a fine player for DVD's but, if you want to find something to watch via the Internet, good luck. I find myself going around in endless circles. For instance, I wanted to watch a program from PBS.org and finally found what I wanted. But when playing it, I couldn't get the screenshot to full view. The picture was very small and not enjoyable to watch. I admit, I'm a little technically challenged (I'm over 50). Younger folks could probably do better.
FLV and 12 volt and price were worth the purchase, but...
From Cedar Ridge, Amazon
25 December 2014
Summary: I have a couple of BDPS-590 units, which I preferred because of the optical and coax sound outputs and for the RCA outputs and two USB connections, but apparently they can't offer RCA with new units. I had trouble with streaming netflix at home, but it was in close proximity to my 590 unit. I'm at my daughter's for Christmas, and it streams fine here, so there must be some sort of conflict between this and the 590.
Summary: As a Blue ray player it is great. The smart capabilities, are kind of limited due to low processing speed. Internet browsing is really slow and hard to use. Just navigating thru a simple web page is a real pain. So, again, if you need a player is great, period.
Summary: This is good player but needs lots of improvements. Powering down is an ordeal. It takes several attempts to shut down. The on/off LED is so tiny that it is hard to see. The setup is super easy and the unit works good.
The Sony Blu-Ray player only has about 100 apps. Where the Roku-3 has 1500+ apps.
Alex "Alex", Amazon
24 November 2014
Summary: Works fine, The only cons I have is that is has only a few limited apps and some of the apps load very slowly. Like the YouTube app loads very slowly. However I do have a Roku-2 also and the YouTube app loads very slow on the Roku also. If you want a DVD/Blu-Ray player with Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, etc. Then this is an inexpensive route to take. Remote is easy to use and DVD's / Blu-Rays load quickly. I have had not problems with the Blu-Ray player.
Summary: Plays movies great. As a DVD player, fine. Processing is slower than expected on Netflix, Pandora, etc. Very annoying "internet connection is ready" notification that you must click OK to before it will actually load internet content. Fine for what it is. I would not purchase another one though.
The older models performed as good as the new model
Cheng-hong H., Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: The first Sony Blue Ray Player that I purchased was BDP-S580. Its HDMI connection is rarely work, but I still have component and digital audio output for playback backup. My second player was BX510, its HDMI is still not reliable, but at least works most of time, regretfully, we do not have component output anymore. My third player is BX520 which I had to return immediately, because the HDMI is not working at all. There is on other remedies.
Summary: this blu ray player is a decent product, but is painfully amateurish in its interface and operation. the software appears to be testing code, not a genuine user interface. for instance, as the unit tries to make a wireless network connection, it typically fails 2 or 3 times before making the connection. BUT - rather than try silently, the unit tells the user "network error - would you like to change the settings?".