Worst piece of Junk I Ever Bought and Dealing with Sony is a Nightmare
Michael Kaplan, Amazon
17 January 2014
Summary: I bought this unit and installed it without setting up the network. Several months later, I decided I wanted to download Netflix on it, so I went to setup the wireless network connection. It gave me a message that the network connection was OK, but the internet connection failed. Something which is physically impossible. I have 4 other wireless devices on my network and all of them worked perfectly on the first try.
Was OK, then the UPDATE OF DEATH happened. Constant freezing & logging into Netflix every time you want to watch.
Alchemist Joe, Amazon
25 December 2013
Summary: Like another commenter, my BDP-S790 seemed to work OK out of the box, then went haywire after the October 2013 update. Forces me to log into Netflix again and again. I tried to restore to factory settings, and it just hangs and freezes. Tech support has no clue. I set up a warranty return, but didn't have the cash to buy Roku just to have something to watch on TV.
Summary: I had this unit in my possession for less than 24 hours. The unit would never "connect to the Internet" using either wireless or wired connectivity. I will point out that I have numerous devices connecting through the same wired and wireless networks, but this unit would never recognize the Internet. It would receive a DHCP address fine, but would show Internet as Failed.
Summary: I bought this bluray player because it was new and looked like the best one on the market. I tend to buy the best and keep things for a while. I am really, really disappointed. Yes, you can go to youtube, but you cannot find all the parts of a show easily like you can on a computer. It does get you crackle, but I am too busy to watch really old, bad TV shows. Yes, you can use netflicks, but nothing on this device is as easy to use as my laptop.
Summary: This player has a design flaw: If it fails during an update, as mine did, it is likely to become useless. I thought it a great machine, but it displayed a message saying I should update the firmware. I did so, but it hung after step 1/9 and would not reset or finish no matter what. Sony said 2012 models have no way to get out of the update process except that Sony can send an update disc -- which takes 10 days and will only work if the tray eject works despite the system...
Summary: Absolutely! These companies which benefit from public trust are robbing the people of the world by this practice and the best way to fight them is to boycott buying this kind of discs. People of the World unite!!