Sony's UI sucks. It's very hard to maneuver around in
30 October 2011
Summary: Does what it's supposed to, but geez, Sony's UI sucks. It's very hard to maneuver around in. Expected more from such and old and venerated company such as Sony. But, we can see why everyone is heading to streaming media; the interfaces out there for that (Hulu, NetFlix, etc.
Wi-Fi Reception Makes this Un-usable at any Distance from Router
Jim W, Amazon
10 September 2011
Summary: This is actually a very nice unit. The blu-ray picture was awesome. It is very quiet. Unfortunately I had to return it because of the weak Wi-Fi receiver that others have mentioned (if its the receiver or the antenna I do not know).
Summary: Be aware that the firmware M07.R.0615 that your S580 may want you to upgrade to includes Cinavia, a water marking technology that restricts playback options on your player (Sony describes it as a benefit/improvement...for whom? Their pocketbooks perhaps).
Summary: This is a good Blu-ray Player. Along with the HDMI feature it gives excellent Picture and Sound. It's weakness is in the streaming/internet feature. Streaming netflix is not good. It keeps dropping the connection. I tried the wireless connection and it wouldn't connect.
Summary: My wife and I are addicted to Netflix streaming on our PS3 - so much so that we are considering getting rid of digital cable. I was considering getting a second PS3 but the price difference between it and other BR players (I don't play video games, really) is really quite large.
Summary: We were looking for our first Blu-ray player to go with our first-ever HDTV. We'd settled on the Sony BDP-S480 when it dawned on me that it would be foolish not take advantage of the wireless network in our home.
Summary: I got this unit because it combined a blu-ray/dvd player and an Internet entertainment appliance, with apps for Netflix, Pandora, etc. All in all, it's worked pretty well, producing (to me anyway) really nice quality video. But not without a few caveats.
Summary: Great looking machine, easy to install with good Blu-ray and DVD output quality, but much harder to use than my LG unit that barely lasted 18 months. The menu system requires numerous clicks, etc.
Summary: The good: This unit does well when it comes to playing discs, files from an attached hard drive, and even most of the streaming services. It streams YouTube, Hulu Plus, and others with no problems. The bad: This unit has big problems streaming Netflix.
Crummy Rewind & Fast Forward with Netflix Streaming
9 September 2011
Summary: I thought I was getting the latest/greatest technology since this Sony unit just hit the market. I got it all set up pretty easily and started watching a movie on my Netflix instant queue. When I wanted to rewind or fast forward I was shocked at how crummy it was.