Summary: First of all, I do a lot of research on electronics and had to replace my other Blu ray player because of all the new movies and was on my fourth up date. Well to my surprise I ordered this July 2014 and the player was made in August 2012.
Bought Yamaha Blu Ray player 1-2 years ago and it ...
Bill Rybinski, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: Bought Yamaha Blu Ray player 1-2 years ago and it skipped and froze, Thought it was the discs but tried them in my Samsung and they worked. Bought another Yamaha [the one I am rating] and it has the same problem, skip and freeze. This is with 2 new BR discs I bought from you. I went and bought another BR player [Samsung] but have not received it yet. I don't have the box for the Yamaha. What should I do?
Summary: My wife bought this device for me for father's day last year. I've been working away from home since then and haven't had time to really work out the kinks on the DVD player, but have now come to the conclusion that this is truly a poorly performing piece of technology. The web based system regularly freezes up when accessing Netflix and the whole device regularly freezes up preventing startup or shut down.
Summary: Movies freeze during play and the unit locks up requiring a re-boot (unplug/plug back in) to get it working again. The latest firmware update (Feb 2014) did not resolve this issue. GUI is not very intuitive.
Summary: it's been a year, I'm on my second blu-ray S473. The first one locked up, had to unplug from power then plug back in to get it to reset. Locked up constantly... It was replaced with another one and it didn't lock up for a few weeks, then only did it once a week or so.. there was a firmware update and I did it... still locks up once in a while. Now it locks up all the time, I unplug it and it boots then locks up again...
Summary: I purchased this unit in September 2012, before there were any reviews of it here on Amazon. Unfortunately, I didn't unpack/install it until a month past the 30-day return period. My mistake. Like other Yamaha BD players of this generation with model name ending in "3", this player locks up frequently -- as in freezing during Netflix streaming, refusing to move from the DVD/BD menu screen, and ignoring the remote and front-panel button pushes.
Summary: I've owned this player for about 4 months now. The player plays 2D just fine, but for some reason has to be reset (unplugged/replugged) every now and again because it doesn't respond at all when attempting to turn it on. We just bought a 3D TV about a month ago, this is when I started to notice an additional flaw with this unit. Certain 3D movies are practically unwatchable due to what seems to be a decoding issue.
Excerpt: Подойдет как простой обычный проигрыватель блю рэй,позиционировать как аудио проигрыватель не получится,всего один выход hdmi,меню устройства напоминает меню 90х годов,примитивный пульт с дешевого пластика,dlna - можно сказать его нет,имею разные серверы wd my book,sinology .практически со всеми зависает в какое то время,помогает полное отключение от сети.качество картинки хуже чем у линейки sony bdp s4///,за цену в 6.200 ,можно приобрести гораздо качественней...
Summary: Dieses Gerät hat mit guter alter Yamaha-Qualität überhaupt nichts zu tun. Das ist China-Schrott mit bes********* Firmware. Kackt ständig ab. Einfachste Kleinigkeiten werden zum Nervenspiel. Beispiel: reagiert erst nach vielen langen Sekunden auf Knopfdrücke, z.B. Lade öffnen. Wenn mann in der Zwischenzeit entnervt den Öffnen-Knopf fünf mal gedrückt hat, öffnet und schliesst sich irgendwann dann die Lade fünf mal.