Summary: The BDP-S580 is a budget Blu-Ray player, and as such, it does what it's supposed to do very well, and is equipped with the several important features. First and most importantly, it plays Blu-Rays with picture and audio quality comparable to a Sony PS3 (my personal reference point).
Pros: Excellent picture and sound quality, networkable, streams from key services
Cons: Limited control of audio output, does not play AAC codec
Summary: Have not yet played a commercial blueray disc, so I cannot comment on playback ability. I use this primarily as a DLNA media player. This unit provides the necessary wireless (built-in)connection to my media server.
Summary: Since there are so many reviews here, I'll try to address those negative issues which come up for most people. I've been using the unit for a couple months now. Setup took no time at all; most of the time is spent activating various accounts online.
Summary: Been waiting for the price to drop on this WiFi bluray player. now that it did, I pulled the trigger and picked it up. Went with Sony because of my 46" sony LCD tv. The Bravia sync is very nice.
Summary: I got this player to replace my PS3 in the living room. I am an audiophile with a decent setup. This player will work well for most people watching movies. The interface is similar to the PS3.
Summary: This machine is so much better than the one I had previously, plus it has internet capability, which is why I traded it in. I was never able to get the wireless on this machine to communicate with my router (probably due to my own lack of knowledge), so I just bought a Cat-6 ethernet cable and...
Summary: Out of the box this unit was easy to hook up. Plug it in, connect it via HDMI and we're off... Straight into our first hiccup. The setup was easy enough. We purchased this particular unit because of its "wireless" capacity. That aspect worked easily enough.
Summary: Device is fine, no problems at all. However sony can do better with upgrading their smart TV User Interface. its Rubbish compared to Samsung or LG. but the device is fine and plays all my various disc formats
Summary: Possédant des DVD importés, donc pas toujours estampillés "Zone 2", j'avais fait l'aquisition d'un lecteur DVD multizones (6 zones plus le "zéro" universel) En passant au Blu-ray, il fallait tenir compte à la fois de l'ancien et du nouveau système (3 zones, plus le "E" universel)et de la 3D .