Summary: There's better offerings out there at half the price. This DVD player seemed sub-par from day one. It was slow, clunky, not user friendly, lacks a resume feature and died just short of it's 4th. birthday when the DVD tray decided it was going to lock itself shut. I cracked the player open but it couldn't be fixed so I chucked it in the trash. It's a stylish/attractive looking player but that's all it's got going for itself.
Summary: This Yamaha Bluray was bought to replace an older Bluray player that was extremely slow to load and begin playback. I know that Blurays by nature are much slower to load and start playback but my older player took as long as 3 minutes and was killing me on slow menu response, etc. Anyway, I've had the Yamaha BD-S667 for a couple of months now and I can say it is much faster to load and has better menu response rates than the old player.
Summary: I bought this to match my receiver it replaced a Samsung that I bought last year with my LED TV. I can't believe how much better the picture is even my kids were amazed. So much sharper and the color is great. I though the Samsung was good but this better. I was scared to bu it because of the reviews but now I'm glad I bought it.
After 2nd player died, received BD-S671 So far so good!
Steven L., Amazon
8 July 2011
Summary: O.K. I admit I bought this player to match my Yamaha Reciver which I love very much. I own a LG BD-550 and it is a great player. The Yamaha Blu-Ray unit is a better player than the LG. However I just bought it less than 2 months ago and back it goes to the manufaturer. I had U.S.B. problems with the Yamaha unit right away when playing U.S.B. MP3's in folder form. It would skip from a song to a completely different folder with a different song all by itself.
Summary: I bought this player for its advanced functionality. The Netflix support is a minimal API with access to the Instant Queue. I have had it lock up once. I think it is a quality player, but if you aren't wedded to Yamaha I would look elsewhere. If you, like me, wanted to keep matched components (we have a Yamaha A/V) I would consider getting the advanced functionality from a TV set itself and purchase a more basic BluRay/DVD Player from Yamaha or wait until they Yamaha...
Fast player with a high quality picture and well designed controls, but no resume feature
Haik Sahakian, Amazon
21 November 2010
Summary: Positives The player is nicely designed and looks better than most others around this price. Its startup time is a minute faster than the previous Yamaha model, and about 30 seconds faster than most of its competition. It took 1 min 13 secs to start playing Batman Begins. Only the Sonys are faster, at 1:06 for the Sony bdp-470 and 570. The LG bd-570 and Onkyo dv-bd507 were 30 seconds slower, and the Panasonic dmp-bd85 couldn't read the disc.
Summary: I purchased this unit as an adjunct to my existing Yamaha DVD - SACD player (I still use the latter to play SACD's). I've used it for both Blu-ray discs (through Netflix's subscription) as well as Netflix streaming over an AT&T DSL. The load time for the Blu-ray is slower than my DVD, but I'm guessing that this is simply due to increased information content on the Bluray discs.