Summary: Small and sleek but minor issues. 1. No controls on unit so if you lose the remote (or have little ones who hide things) you are unable to use the player. 2. Freezes/cuts off occasionally requiring the player to be completely unplugged and reset.
Summary: As a blu ray player I have no complaints. Boots fast and runs well. The picture is always crisp and clean and the remote is responsive but a bit sensitive when you go off center from the receiver. As for the smart side not so much. It has many features but its so slow its frustrating, especially compared to my Roku. I was hoping to replace that with the Sony but that will not happen.
Summary: The first time i set this up and put in a dvd, viola, it worked. Tried to use a second time and could not get the tray to open. Kept getting error message that the action was not available for the application. Very frustrating. Went on line and and tried several combinations of fixes and finally did get the right combination of holding down the two buttons that released the tray. I saw a brief flash of something to do with exiting the demo phase.
Summary: Plays blu rays just fine, 3d has no issues. Two things bug me: the add says it plays NTSC and PAL: not so. A big minus for misleading. Another thing is minimalistic approach: I'd like to have at least one button on the unit to open the tray. Lots of commercialism on the internet site. For example one can subscribe only for paid services. Parallel free services are not even accessible (such as Pandora radio).
Summary: So, I bought this product around 9 months ago. I no longer have the player. I had to send it back to Sony for replacement. Unfortunately, (or fortunately) they couldn't replace it. So, they are giving me a refund, which is great. The reason they needed to replace it was not so great. The player worked pretty well, but was definitely was not flawless.
Summary: Got this when expected, and hooking everything up was a breeze. I have a network media location to play files from, and a external hard drive to use as well. The .mp4 extension is supported both places per the compatibility list from Sony. Most of my .mp4 files played as they should, but two of them wouldn't play at all saying the file was corrupted, or wrong format. Unfortunately these are my daughters two favorite movies to watch.
Easy Setup, blu-ray capabilities fine, underwhelmed by overall performance (laggy menu navigation, apps, wi-fi)
Headphone buyer, Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: First a little background about what devices I've been using for blu-ray and streaming. This blu-ray player replaces an absolutely ancient 2008 Panasonic that recently played it's last disc (RIP). That player had no online capabilities whatsoever, it was strictly dedicated for blu-ray watching (and painfully slow at that). For any streaming, I've mostly been using PS3, Xbox, or a dedicated ROKU player (also several years old).