Summary: I have loved Sony products for over 30 years and until recently given Sony a 10 out of 10, but their warranty has been the worst. Can't get in touch ot just plain egnored. I really like this BDP-S790, it sometimes does not play a DVD disc that others players in my home play, and now it stops, jumps and hesitates when playing DVD's, but still plays Blue Ray, what's up with that. I am having so much trouble trying to get warranty, and it runs out 09/19/2013.
Summary: I love this player when it works and would have given it 5 stars. The problem is the firmware - which I updated. The player has been used a total of 10 hours so far and twice now the unit has hung to the point of having to be unplugged. This is a huge hassle for me because my power strip is difficult to get to. Both times it hung when I selected the blu-ray disc to play from the main menu. Come on Sony this is unacceptable. Where is your quality control?
Summary: S790 doesn't recognize my Bach & Odin HXD-1113 as a 3D display. Funny works fine with my LG BP620. Sony manual says to turn OFF the 3D output which apparently ignores the display devise type but then the projector says INVALID FORMAT (playing Avatar figured its been out long enough to work with all equipment). So just because you buy a Sony BD do you REALLY have to buy a Sony TV ???? The LG works on my XBR (pre 3D unfortunately) & the HXD.
Summary: This is probably a fine blu-ray player but that was only half the reason I purchased this as a gift. The other reason was its built in WiFi and DLNA compatibility. The Sony site shows this player as capable of playing a variety of formats such as .mp4 and .mkv. What they don't tell you is that it will not stream these formats from a DLNA server. It will only play those formats from a USB drive.
Summary: This is my second one. The first arrived damaged (bd rom drive door) and was exchanged. Setup was fairly easy, and it plays Blu ray discs beautifully. Using the wireless internet feature, however, was not so great. I was able to connect all my Internet services except Netflix. Player would lock up and screen go black. I worked up to 3rd level Sony tech support, who concluded that my dsl wasn't fast enough.