Decent player for 1 year, followed by weird behavior, followed by DEAD
Amazon Customer, Amazon
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.
Do not buy if you plan to use Netflix streaming video
Jeffrey Wood, Amazon
15 January 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: 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.
Summary: I have had good luck with SONY products in the past. Not with this one though. It took several days to get it to work because it is designed by SONY to work in a network environment that possesses no security protection. This device needs access to any IP address and any port at any IP address.
Summary: I got this after returning the Samsung 6500 since netflix was not streaming well plus a few other hiccups. The setup for this machine was a hassle. I had to call Sony and do everything manually but it does work now..plus there are more steps that are not user friendly. But it works!
Summary: The Netflix streaming on this player is so bad that I returned the item. I have a Roku streamer and there was no comparison in quality and user interface. I have a home theatre with a front-end projection system which projects a 220" image (10' wide screen).
Summary: I bought this mostly for Netflix streaming movies and an occasional Netflix Blu-Ray DVD. I it were for Blu-ray only, I would give it a higher score. Of course, why would one spend the money for Ethernet and Wi-Fi if were just to play disks? As a Neflix streamer, the S570 worked fine for a few weeks.
NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS - THE MOST DISAPPOINTING SONY PURCHASE EVER
19 June 2010
Summary: At risk of sounding completely negative, I will just itemize the entire array of problems I had with this unit. I receive it last night, and immediately all these issue came up. I do hope this was just a defective unit, but I will have to wait until Amazon sends me a replacement in a few days.