Summary: The [older] BDP-S3200 is a much more solid performer than this model. This device had problems connecting to the internet with the ethernet cable connected to it. I had to download the firmware update onto a USB drive to update the device. It connects to the internet without problems BUT it forgets my Pandora log-in information. I've purchased 2 of the BDP-S3200s before buying this, and I should have stuck with that model.
Summary: Every time I turn this blu ray player on, it gets a network connection error, and I have to manually connect to the network myself. It does retain my network name and password, but it won't auto connect. It does have an easy connection option that will connect once you select it, but you still have to be the one to do it. It's ridiculous. In the short time I owned this product, I only watched a blu ray and watched Netflix. The blu ray experience was as expected.
Summary: Prior to purchasing this unit, we were having issues streaming Amazon and YouTube. We had Centurylink out to confirm our internet speeds (20Mbps) and verified the router was functioning properly so that was not the issue. We then added a repeater to make sure we were not dropping signal from the router to the player (an old Sony570).
Summary: This is the second unit that I have received. I sent the first one back to Amazon because Hulu plus app had playback issues and blu rays simply would not play. The second unit played blu rays perfectly but Hulu Plus still doesn't work right. Loads the episode and half way through it the episode will go black and jump back to the last commercial break. Very frustrating.
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: 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.