Cons: Never-ending buffering problems with Netflix. I have cable internet and consistent download speeds of 18-20 MBs. Other services work well but we primarily use Netflix. I have tried everything under the sun to get this device to stream Netflix properly: firmware upgrades, new router and modem, cha...
blu-ray player keeps crashing to a purple screen. -
25 November 2011
Summary: six months after i purchased the blu-ray player, it started acting finicky. when i would hit the power button, instead of loading the home screen, it would turn purple. then i'd have to manually depower the bluray player, and start it up again a few more times before the home screen would eventually...
Decent player for 1 year, followed by weird behavior, followed by DEAD
24 August 2011
Summary: Main thing is that it started skipping and flashing and doing weird stuff after a year. Then a few days later it was pretty much incapable of video playback. For the year it worked.... Decent player. Disc playback: great Netflix streaming: so so Other features: don't care GUI: decent
Summary: We have had this product since late January of this year. By June it was broken. Sony only has a repair center in Texas and required specific packaging for warranty repair. This shipped cost $35. Now they are telling us that it was our fault it broke and it will be $100 to fix the unit.
Summary: I bought this BD player willing to pay a few extra dollars for all the great new features available today. I usually use a home theater PC in the living room but since I moved from my house into an apartment I dont have my home theater setup anymore.
Summary: I am a Cisco certified network engineer and I have helped numbers of large public companies build their enterprise grade wireless network. I know how Wi-Fi works in and out. I have 5+ wireless devices connected to my home wireless network without issue.
Do not buy if you plan to use Netflix streaming video
Jeffrey Wood, Amazon
16 April 2011
Summary: Setup is very easy and the picture is excellent when watching discs. The player constantly hangs up and rebuffers when watching HD Netflix streaming video, making it unwatchable. After doing a little research I discovered that this is a common problem.
Summary: Buy a blu-ray player from the same manufacturer as your television. I have a Samsung TV and wish I had bought a Samsung player because of its compatibility with my TV. If you want 3D then you really don't have any other choice.
Pros: Buttons on the unit are nice because you push down on them instead of pushing them back, which always moves the player out of position (if your slightly OCD, like me, you might find this feature nice). It looks good and I can't complain about the image quality, it looks amazing.
Cons: This is my first Blu-ray player and so far I'm not impressed. It takes forever to turn on and I've had it crash on me at least 3 times. I thought computers crash and not home theater equipment? if I'm wrong then this is a disturbing trend. The time it takes for this thing to start is long enough ...
Summary: We bought this unit for its BluRay function and its built-in Wi-Fi and Netflix streaming capability. When it was new, it worked well. After several Sony firmware updates, Netflix streaming is impossible to use - repeated rebuffering freezes and hangups.
Summary: I didn't buy this product from NewEgg. I've never had a remotely bad experience with NewEgg and will continually be a loyal shopper.
Pros: Plays Blu-Ray movies great. Fast load times.
Cons: Netflix, YouTube, have constant buffering problems. I've got a fast connection yet movies or video are pretty much guaranteed to hang and buffer during any streaming. My other devices stream hassle-free on the same connection. Very disappointed in Sony's inability to correct this problem. They do...