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Sony-bdp-s580.32740017
7.3 out of 10

Sony BDP-S580

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Overall 4
4.0

Built-in wifi broke after 365 days (leap year)

abbasangel, CNET
6 December 2012
  • Summary: I love this Blu-ray player. It came with built-in wifi which made streaming netflix a breeze. Little did I know that literally a day after the warrenty expired, the built-in wifi stopped working. After 4 hours with Sony Service, they finally admitted the wifi was no longer working and that it would cost $120 to repair. They also hinted that the built-in wifi wasn't for long term use. I'm not sure I can trust Sony again...
  • Pros: Easy to use. Great for Netflix.
  • Cons: Built-in wifi unreliable.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Ziggy1975, Walmart
14 November 2012
  • Summary: I purchased a Sony because I already own a Sony Bravia HDTV. My biggest issue with this dvd player was that it refused to work with my Sony TV via HDMI cable. I tried for hours to figure out why it wouldnt work. I updated firmware on dvd player and firmware on TV as well. I was able to use composite cable but the video quality wasnt the best and so I took it back. I ended up getting a Samsung dvd player and it worked perfectly with the HDMI cable.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

marifour, Walmart
8 August 2012
  • Summary: I had this player for one year and five months. It worked fine until suddenly there was no sound. I worked for two hours trying to find out what the problem was. Finally, the tech surmised that it was the player itself. It was out of warranty and I did not want to send it and and pay for repairs that might add up to more than a new one would cost. I'm looking for another hd player.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

marifour, Walmart
8 August 2012
  • Summary: I had this player for one year and five months. It worked fine until suddenly there was no sound. I worked for two hours trying to find out what the problem was. Finally, the tech surmised that it was the player itself. It was out of warranty and I did not want to send it and and pay for repairs that might add up to more than a new one would cost. I'm looking for another hd player.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

W8WCA, Walmart
2 June 2012
  • Summary: I have constant problems: 1) When a USB HD is connected, about every 3rd time I go to watch a movie from it, I have to do a force power off first - as it says; file is not playable, until I "re-boot" (Hold power button down for apx 20 seconds. 2) Many times it will not see a DVD - until I "re boot" 3) Netflix is VERY hard to fast forward It May just be poor firmware - it has been updated a few times since I purchased it, but still very buggy.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

ohlooktomsonline, Walmart
4 April 2012
  • Summary: This was my 2nd wi-fi, internet-movie enabled device (first was ROKU) and this user interface and remote control made this aggravating, so I chose to return it, and try something else. Tried to deal with it for less than 2 weeks, but chose to return for a different unit. - It worked perfectly, ran a blu-ray movie with perfect 1080p reproduction and sound. No issue.
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Overall 3
3.0

Good player, bad streamer.

Photast, CNET
23 March 2012
  • Summary: I was in the market for a Blu-ray player approximately seven months ago and though I had read reviews about the user interface being poorly designed, I decided to buy this player as an upgrade from my DVD player. My purchase was based on the Sony name, touted internet streaming capability, price, and reviews.
  • Pros: Blueray and compact disk startup and play is quite good.
  • Cons: Very poor streaming!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Jacob12345678, Walmart
15 February 2012
  • Summary: If you want to see video from say facebook or NBC.com you cannot. Only from suggested sites. Very dissappointed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a great experience, returning to store.

wrmill, CNET
7 January 2012
  • Summary: For basic disc play this machine is extremely noisy, even my cats thought it was something to chase. The wifi video streaming was frustratingly slow with multiple pauses. Not worth the money, better to upgrade or try another brand. Probably Panasonic, since the review seems to put it at the top of this price range.
  • Pros: The number of wireless services it offered was great, that was why we originally chose this as well as the decent C-net review.
  • Cons: Noisy to play discs., Dropped signals when streaming & slow streaming.
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