Great, except won't play BR or DVD after 30 days..
Norene M. Parker "Mother of Michael E. Parker..., Amazon
17 November 2011
Summary: Oh, I've got every possible online option, but PLAYING a Blu-Ray or even a DVD is not an option. Three hours of trying every possble adjustments and then 2 hours on the phone with Sony, I get that "it is defective" and I need to send it from Maryland to TX for repair or replacement. This was after it worked for over a week and I purchased 6 sets of 3D glasses for the family and grandchildren and now it won't play anything. Only got it (my Panasonic was GREAT!
Summary: I bought this device only because my PS3 is too noisy for movie viewing. Imagine my horror when I turned on the Sony BDP-S780 Blu-Ray Player to discover that it sounds like an industrial vibrator. When I put my fingers on the device, I can feel the vibration all the way up into my shoulders. It is worse than the PS3 noise! Sure it looks fine and has tons of options for streaming advertising... I mean, "content", but the primary purpose, quietness, FAILED. RETURN.
Summary: Purchased this unit from a local retailer, (NOT Amazon). Returned it within 24-hours, and did get a full refund. Very disappointing Sony product. For $200, get pretty much of nothing. Plus, you're forced to give Sony an e-mail address just to get the unit setup. Now getting "Spammed to death" to give Sony this wonderful review? Forget it! Might consider the "S580", but this 'upgrade' is a total waste of money. Don't bother!
Skype feature works at very low video quality with no fix in sight
24 August 2011
Summary: Ok so I purchased this player after reading all of your reviews. The player itself works fine. I was more interested in its internet features such as NETFLIX and skype. I have tried 2 cams so far and am disappointed. I tried the Lifecam Studio which is one of the recommended cams as per Sony but the picture was far from HD quality.
Summary: I bought this Blu-ray to use Skype from my living room and watch Netflix. In my experience, the initial network setup is easy. However, Netflix setup is a bit hard. Sony does not have the web page according to what on screen instruction said. Somehow, I could set up and watch Netflix through Blu-ray. I still could not successfully set up Pandora yet.