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Yamaha-bd-s473.33516117
8.2 out of 10

Yamaha BD-S473

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Overall 2
2.0

Awful performance

E. Miller, Amazon
3 days ago
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

movies freeze, poor GUI

a Smith, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wish I never purchased it

Donald P Hohn, Amazon
18 December 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Locks up often -- even after firmware update

Bike Geek, Amazon
8 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Really disappointed

J. Phillips, Amazon
7 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ein Stress-Gerät !!!

Jm Doll "jens611", Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Habe im Sommer ein solches Gerät erworben. Es funktionierte schlecht, weil ich mit der FB auf 2m herangehen musste! Die blöde Memory-Funktion verwirrt beim Einlegen einer CD/DVD, es tat sich manchmal nix. 3D am Philips-Fernseher war damit gar nicht machbar, weder mit Support noch mit Reparatur im Media-Markt, wo man unschuldig tat. Es ist ein JAVA-Gerät und daher hochgradig verdächtig. Vielleicht kann man die Geräte einfach manipulieren ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Gerät stürzt im Setup ab/hängt sich auf.

Matthias Steinert, Amazon
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Gerät stürzt im Setup ab/hängt sich auf. Auch nach erfolgtem Softwareupdate. Für ein Gerät dieser Preisklasse ungenügend. Das Gerät sollte außer Blu-rays abzuspielen mit einem NAS WD MyBook Live und einem NAS QNAP TS-219P II als DLNA Client betrieben werden. Der BD-S473 konnte keine Inhalte der beiden NAS wiedergeben wobei andere DLNA Clients keine Probleme aufweisen. Ich suche weiter nach einem Gerät welches in einer vernetzten Umgebung problemlos funktioniert.
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