Summary: My BDP-S570 plays music files and photos on my computer all right (via home wi-fi), but just not the .mpg video files. Any time I tried to access those files, I got the error message as "There's no playable files." However, if I feed those files through USB input, it does play. On page 34 of its Operating Instructions, if you go to the third line on the left, you'll see these fine prints: "Some files edited on a PC may not play.
Summary: I purchased this blu-ray player on impulse about a year and a half ago. I wanted a nice blu-ray player with 3d capabilities. It had all the features i wanted like some Sony made apps, wireless internet and could be controlled by my smartphone. The body of the player is nice, though i feel it is a bit on the large side and takes up a bit too much space on the stand.
Don't buy if you're really set on Netflix streaming...
T. WELCH, Amazon
4 August 2011
Summary: I'm not sure why companies continue to offer a technology that they can't yet provide... SONY claims to be offering us this device that can stream Netflix movies easily. The interface is horrible. It's shocking that the production of such a machine, probably taking very intelligent people to engineer, can be so stupidly designed. How did someone give the "ok" on the Netflix interface. It's hard to tell which movie you're looking at.
Summary: A fine reader of any DVDs, and specially Blu-Ray discs. It renders wonderfully clear, nitid image and sound. But the NETWORK connection is entangled and very user UNfriendly. Moreover, for those who like films (or TV series) in compressed files, with subtitles, etc., there are several qualms: HD material in mkv, mp4 files, etc., (via USB or disc) present various problems of compatibility. Yes, it does read AVI and MKV files but NOT ALL OF THEM.
Cons: Sony requires you to route Netflix streams through Sony (via SonyStyle) to ensure DRM support. Their (Sony's) are almost always overloaded, and 99% of the time you will get a "The network is down" error when attempting to watch DRM protected content from
Summary: I am impressed with everything about this player but DLNA. It says DLNA compatible but will not play any of my 4 terabytes of movies, shows, home videos or music. I have many different types and it will not play 99% of the music and none of the video. Even pictures are not guaranteed to be recognized. THe only way to get anything streaming is to stream it from Windows Media Player on your PC and with that, the quality is crap with video (audio works fine).
Do not buy for Netflix or you will likely be frustrated.
W. Seidel "CoPhoto", Amazon
4 April 2011
Summary: Ok, like so many others here I have problems with Netflix streaming and sometimes the WiFi does not properly initialize. I read the reviews, but said to myself, Self: hey, maybe those folks were unlucky/ inexperienced, whatever. I stream Netflix on my Vizio Blu-Ray/ Netflix player, son's wii, 3 desktop PCs, and 2 laptops via my 8mbps/1mbps cable inet connection, no problems, except the occasional outage by Netflix, very rare.
Summary: Ok, so this is only my second blu-ray player and it is certainly faster at disc loading than my previous unit, also a Sony, which was fried in an electrical store last year. The picture on this unit is amazing and it has everything you need for true a 1080p connection - HDMI. As a blu-ray player I would definitely give it 5-stars....
"Great Blu-Ray player; horrible wireless stability"
1 March 2011
Pros: The Blu-Ray capabilities and video quality are excellent. Wide selection of apps. Supports Windows Media Player streaming, Wild Media, Play On, etc
Cons: Sony has serious wireless issues. Either a firmware or hardware issue. Wifi connection randomly drops; built-in net diags shows the wireless signal cycling between present/absent. PS3 on same wireless router is rock-solid; not a home network issue.