Summary: I bought this product several years ago. It WAS a great machine and has worked well UNTIL... I got a Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides and it wouldn't play on the machine. This is the first disc that the machine wouldn't play. So I took the disk back to the store and got a different disc.
Summary: While it worked it was fantastic. So... close to $500 for a machine that works for a little over a year and a half with only token support. If that sounds good to you, go for it. Actually, it still works to play DVDs and old BlueRays.
Summary: I purchased this here from Amazon on Black Friday. Two years and two months and it's dead! Sony must have planned this somehow? I just can't believe that everyone has the same problem by chance!
Summary: I am very disappointed with this product. I've had it for two years and haven't used it that much. Things seemed to work OK until suddenly it would no longer play blu ray discs. I tried to upgrade the firmware but that failed (the update got stuck displaying "VUP 0/9" even after upgrading it for 8...
Summary: Great player, when it worked. After about 18 months it stopped recognizing Blu-Ray discs. Upgraded the firmware, it didn't help. This is the second time a Sony DVD product stopped working properly for me soon after the warranty expired. I will never buy another Sony DVD or Blu-Ray player again.
Summary: I bought this Blue Ray player, hoping that Sony name still carried some weight when it came to product reliability. Well, was I wrong... As many unhappy customers have mentioned, in only 2 years of very light use (2 movies a month, on average), it stopped playing Blue Ray discs, which was the only...
Summary: Want to pay $400 for a blu ray player that works for only a year? Then, buy a Sony blu ray player! Yes, they stop being able to read/play blu ray discs after just a few months! Here is the deal: Sony simply does not provide adequate support to keep the firmware up to date and capable of playing blu...
Summary: The picture and sound quality were great....while they lasted. At 14 months, the unit developed a problem of freezing up after just a few minutes play. This unit has only seen moderate use and has always been plugged into a good surge protector.
Summary: I ordered this blu-ray player from Amazon in March 2009. It stopped playing discs in August 2009. I contacted Sony service and was told that the unit was still covered by warranty and I should ship it to their Pennsylvania facility for repair at no cost (except for shipping charges, of course).
Summary: I've had this product for 8 weeks and it has been great. I had purchased it because it has analogue outputs and I do not have an HD compatible amplifier, and I wanted Dolby and DTS HD sound. So far I have only used it with a digital coaxial cable to the amp (no HD sound) and it sounds good.