Excerpt: The Sony BDP-S560 is a wi-fi enabled blu-ray player that produces an excellent quality picture and comes loaded with features. This is an above-average blu-ray player. The wireless ability most importantly allows for updates to take place without hooking the bru-ray player up to an internet connection, but also has …
Summary: I bought this with the intention of selling it/junking it within a year. It gets the job done, and is actually a solid little blu-ray player, but if you plan on having a player for more than a year, then I would save your money and find a better, more up to date product. The only issues I have are: streaming Netflix--terrible experience on this device during peak traffic hours (not an issue with my other devices during peak hours); and the remote control user interface...
Summary: My third Sony product that I've ever purchased, and like all the others it died shortly after the warranty expired. Updated the firmware which crashed the system before the update finished. Sony says it must have been my network and therefore my problem (no other devices lost connectivity during this time). I don't know how Sony ever got a good reputation. Last Sony product I'll ever purchase.
Summary: This is my first blu-ray player I have ever bought and after doing extensive research I focused on the 560. The reason I narrowed down to this one was because it has built in wireless and therefore I don't have to worry about connecting to my computer through an ethernet cable and due to always being connected via my wireless router my blu-ray can automatically tell me when updates are available.
Summary: If all you need is a good blu-ray player, this is it. Nothing more, nothing less. It upscales DVDs to 1080p and it brings them up to near blu-ray quality. I initially purchased it for it's Wi-Fi capability and it's ability to connect to the internet... however I was fooled. It ONLY connects to BD-LIVE. What uses BD-LIVE? Will I ever use BD-LIVE? Mostly No... perhaps only when I ever use a BD-LIVE enabled disc.
Summary: The Sony BDP-S560 boots up pretty fast, has nice video and audio when playing both Blu-ray format and upconverted DVDs. I also have a Sony S-360 player I bought a few years back. The bootuptime has improved significantly and the formfactor is much smaller. Some disappointments are (1) the poduct touts wi-fi, but does not include a media player even though this is a really simple flash upgrade.
Summary: What a waste of money and time. This player does not stream any online video from popular commerical services like Amazon Video-On-Demand, Netflix extra. Why Sony have wireless if that is of no use other then BD live. Remote is awful and Why Amazon is showing Xross Media Bar when this product does not have this option.
Summary: Comments about Sony Sony-BDP-S560 Blu-ray Disc Player-Photo Streaming: This player has the capability to access your computer files and folders via WiFi but does NOT stream video from the internet like Netflix, Pandora, etc. Models with streaming internet features built in are now the same cost.
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support, Upgradeable