Summary: We got this in February, 2012, and after six months of suffering with it, we're going to replace it. Everything about it is slow. Turning it on takes forever. Put a disk in to watch a movie, and you might at well go clean the garage while it loads. Ejecting almost doesn't work. We finally found that the only reliable way to eject a disk was to hold in the power button for a number of seconds, util it would turn off.
Summary: I had this player for about a year. The user interface was very clunky and had an absurd amount of random online dood-dads and garbage that cluttered up the menu. Scrolling through them to get to the actual system settings or to play a movie was annoying to say the least. The thing also seemed to have never-ending stream of software updates. These required several minutes to download and instal, assuming they worked the first time around.
Summary: This blu-ray player is a major disappointment. I won't go into details of audio/video quality, that's fine, it's the features that fail to deliver. It doesn't resume playback from where a movie was last viewed, at least not very well. The guide even warns that it may not resume if you power off the player or change discs, which is exactly when I want it to resume!
WiFi doesn't work at all; player freezes on Blu-ray disc load. Very disappointed
12 June 2012
Summary: In addition to this Blu-ray player, I've owned three others. I have an older Sony in my basement, an LG in my bedroom, and an Insignia I gave away when I got this BD player for my living room. This ended up being the most advanced but also worst of the BD players I've owned. On the one hand, this has more features than any of my other BD players (which is why I bought it).
Summary: Start up times are extremely long and that is with the energy safer turned Off. On some discs, hitting menu can freeze the player, causing me to unplug and replug in to get it going again, and in a few cases, I not only had to do the unplug/plug routine, but also a reset procedure. This is really not acceptable for this type of player. Really not up to Sony standards. The unit plays through a Sony receiver to a Sony 46" HDTV and the receiver and TV could not be better.
Summary: The most amazing thing about this Blu-Ray player is that it was produced by the same company that produces the PlayStation 3. When you really think about, all Sony had to do was produce a PS3 that doesn't play games and supports a few more steaming services. Even with that simple objective, they've failed spectacularly. Whereas the PS3 menus are quick and responsive, this Blu-Ray player retains only their design. Navigating is a absolute chore.
Summary: The short of it is the wireless component stinks. The connection flaps. This makes it nearly impossible to enjoy streaming a show as the connection will cut out. There is an identical model that doesn't have the wireless that is cheaper. You're going to wind up running a cable anyway, so save your money and get that one. Apart from the wireless issues, it is a pretty solid device.
Summary: Plays DVD's just fine but I bought this unit for the WiFi to watch Net Flix... First one must log into the Sony web site and create an account and then register your unit with a special number you must find... where is it? Then you must go to the Net Flix site and log in and register the magic number from the DVD player... where is that number to be found... then you must update the DVD player's operating system... if your lucky it will work but then again...