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: 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: My previous Sony Blu-Ray, BDP-S770, shows 100 percent signal strength for its wi-fi connection. In the exact same spot, this one shows 55 to 62 percent. On the old one, streaming to my 50 inch plasma from Amazon or Netfllix showed a sharp, detailed picture, like watching a DVD. This one looks more like an old VHS tape. Very disappointed, going back to the old player even though it doesn't do subtitles for Netflix.
Summary: This is when Sony tries to do everything and fails at the basics. I really do not need to connect to over 100 different web sites, play music, view pictures, surf the web when all I want is play blu-ray disks. This player does play mp4 stored on my 16gb SanDisk Cruser (the reason for -2 stars is:) but will not use it for memory (even when empty). The 52 page manual is almost useless.
Summary: The remote on occasion completely stops working, you are not allowed to pause, stop or fast forward. After taking brand new batteries out and reinserting, it would start working and then stop again.
Summary: Ich habe diesen Player aufgrund der Anschlussmöglichkeiten und der guten Bewertungen bestellt. Ich suchte nach einer Alternative zu LG, u.a. auch wegen der Möglichkeit des Streamings von Online-Video Inhalten z.B. Lovefilm). Hier bietet LG lediglich Maxdome an, das mir über meinen LG LED TV schon zur Verfügung steht. Ich werde diesen Player leider zurückschicken. Grund: Die bereits öfter angesprochenen Betriebsgeräusche.