Summary: Pros: Fast read of Blu-rays Feature rich Every video and music service you could want, including Amazon instant video, Netflix, and Pandora Has lasted a long time DLNA compliant - will play movies straight from your computer library or NAS. Cons: no control without the remote control. This feature drives my wife NUTS, since she's always losing the remote. Luckily, it does have an app that allows you to control it from a phone, or else we would be in big trouble.
Summary: The load time isn't too bad and pausing, fast forwarding, rewinding all work pretty well. Updating is a very easy process over the network cable. My only complaint is that for some reason, some production DVD movies can't be read on the unit. There is no reason for this, the same disk works on other Sony Blu-Ray models, just not this one. I have also only used the 3D feature once, but it worked great on Tron: Legacy 3D.
Summary: This is a good quality 3D Blu-ray player. I was surprised it came with a couple 3D movies. I just do not know if I made the right purchase because I own a Samsung 3D 240HZ Flat screen and I do not know if I should have crossed brands to get the best effect out of the 3D feature. All in all I am happy though and the reason I purchased this is because of it's high quality ratings.
Summary: I have owned the BDP-S70 for about 8 months and have used it over a dozen times to watch movies (3D and Blu-ray) as well as well as watch Netflix through a wireless connection from my wireless router. Overall, the BDP-S70 plays Blue-ray and Blue-ray 3D DVDs effortlessly. Controls are fairly simple and the on screen programing is easy to navigate through.
Summary: This Blu-ray has all the things I needed from it, I got it to replace PS3 because it is too noisy. However Sony still has to learn a bit about user experience. I had to register and login at four different sony's own websites: Sony Registration (site was down the first day), Sony Essentials, Sony Store & Sony Entertainment. Taking a star off. Then of course each service needed its own activation.
Summary: Great Blu-ray player from the top of Sony's line. I purchased because of the Skype function and my wife's family living too far away to visit and wanted to share family memories with them. When I first started it up the Skype function would not connect. After calling Sony, 3.5 hours and 4 representatives later (eventually ended up speaking with an engineer who helped me synchronize IP and DNS settings), I finally got Skype to work.
Summary: I recently replaced Sony's original Blu-ray player, the BDP-S1, with this updated model. Aside from being much slimmer (and lighter), the new device connects to the internet when firmware updates are available. Startup times are also dramatically faster. Within 5 seconds or less, the device is ready to play discs, or stream movies or TV shows from Netflix, Hulu, and others. I also use Pandora internet radio service through the device.
Summary: I'm really upset, I can't believe that one of the latest models of blu-ray players from Sony can not support LPCM 5.1 and 7.1, so movies like "The Patriot" and musicals like "AC / DC Live at River Plate" can't be played with "uncompressed audio" except with only 2ch LPCM. (I have a Sony Home Theater 7.1) I thought it was a configuration problem until I called Customer Service, then corroborated the information at: [...
Works fine so far. Like the quality of video and audio
Suhrob Radjabov "Rob", Amazon
18 December 2011
Summary: Warning: This player is not region free. It only playes region 1 DVD discs. May not be relevant for you if you only watch US DVDs. I have read that you can hack the code and make the player region free. Didn't try it. So, don't know how true it is. Would like it to come region free shipped. Anyways, good quality of video and audio performance. No complains so far. Plays MPEG format with no problem. Will update you if I am successful to make it region free...
Summary: All in all, I'm satisfied with this player. The video quality is very good. The "3D" upscaling isn't really 3D. It sort of pushes the picture back and gives you a feeling of depth, but things don't jump out at you. As I wasn't expecting much from this feature, I wasn't disappointed. In general, I like the Sony products and also own a 570 model. I don't think the 780 stacks up to 570 when it comes to wireless networking.