Summary: I purchased a sony BDP-S570 (first thing I did was download latest firmware 5.88) my first major dissapointment was how badly 802.11G wireless worked, I live in a very conventional wood home and just 30 feet away I kept getting disconnects from my dsl router every 5 minutes or so, I then went an purchased a 802.11N adapter and still had disconnects trying to download movies from netflix. I finally gave up and hard wired it temporarily.
Summary: This is a great player for Blu-ray, but the main reason I bought it was to stream Netflix, what I don't like at all is the terrrible picture caused by the player checking the link speed and adjusting the video quality from that. I have 1.5 DSL and it's not a problem at all when I watch Netflix through my PS3 wireless it's a great picture.
Summary: This is a great Blu-ray player, loads fast, setup was OK (not great). I was adding a Blu-Ray player with streaming capabilities to get the most out of my Netflix subscritpion, however, streaming with this is pretty bad. The Netflix customer service says the Sony doesn't have "adaptive" streaming, that is, it will not downgrade the resolution if the broadband connection suffers. This has been quite frustrating while watching movies and half way in it stops to buffer.
Pros: Blu-rays load fast, Excellent Image Quality, Great Blu-rayDVD play
Summary: Have only had this product for 2 weeks, as a Blue-Ray Player it works as advertised, BUT trying to use it on the internet it comes with a very limited selection of web sites that videos can be viewed from, many are Pay as you view or subscription channels. Most are useless because of limited content. Hulu only has available their subscription videos. Many TV Programs and Movies I can view from the free Hulu channel are not viewable on the pay channel.
Sony BDPS570B - Blu-ray with wifi - auto setup does not work
21 December 2010
Summary: Great product but it was a real pain setting up the wifi link. The auto setup didn't work and I had to search the internet to find out that I would need to set it up manually. Eventually got it setup but it was a pain. If you were not IT literate it would be very very difficult to get the wifi working. Now it is working it is great.
Summary: Unlucky enough to get a duff one, sound gaps every now and then on all movies. Picture is stunning but disappointed...mid movie sound will disappear for a few seconds randomly. Know this is a fault with my player but also loud running noise in background and clunky when loading.