Summary: This machine began malfunctioning almost from the start, often freezing and needing to be unplugged and plugged back in repeatedly in order for it to work at all. Finally, a few weeks before the warranty expired, it began locking up every time I tried to use Netflix. When I sent it back to Yamaha with a detailed description of the problem, the good folks there returned the unit unrepaired and with no note of explanation.
Summary: Amazon took care of us after an absolute nightmare experience with this product. Lesson learned, I should have read all the comments and reviews. Have loved Yamaha since I was a kid but boy did they lay an egg with these. Should have been a mass recall and an apology letter. Anyhoo, as I said, all's well that ends well and did not discourage me at all from shopping on Amazon. Just steer clear of this item regardless of who is selling it.
Summary: This device is entirely unreliable. 1. When you power it on, it powers off again. Solution - hit power again, make cup of tea. 2. It freeze randomly at "HELLO" or "HOME". Solution - remove plug, reinsert, go to step one above, press power twice. Make cup of tea 3. It can take up to 90 seconds to open the disk tray. Solution - hit eject, make cup of tea 4. It can take 3 minutes to start a blu ray disk. Solution - perform steps 1-3, make another cup of tea. 5.
Summary: a few weeks ago I accidentally bought a blu-ray dvd movie that was a region 2 dvd movie. I really wanted to watch this movie on my tv so that is why I bought this player. I downloaded the upgrade and changed the set up menu and it says it will not play due to region code. I have heard that while the player is turned off, your supposed to use the key pad and press the number 2 for a different region code before turning it on, but that didn't work for me..
Summary: Like a few others here, I ignored the bad reviews thinking Yamaha simply couldn't make a product this poor. Boy, was I ever wrong. Both the remote and the buttons on the unit are unresponsive, you have to press them multiple times to get to where you want to go. The power button on the remote almost never works (yes I put new batteries in it), and on the unit, when it does respond, it sometimes powers back on without having pushed it a second time.
Summary: Unfortunately this blu-ray player was bad right out of the box. The unit would not power on until after I would pull and reconnect the power cord. And then the unit would freeze during playback and would not respond to remote commands or any buttons pressed on the unit. Yamaha will be exchanging the unit so hopefully these problems will not reoccur. Update- Still having the same problems with the replacement.
Summary: I bought the previous version of this (the 671) 13 months ago - it never worked well, and then died 1 month out of warranty. Both video and audio quality were mediocre for a $300 player, and reliability was obviously poor. Yamaha used to make superior audio components that were worth the extra money they charged. Not any more - buy something cheaper or buy from a company that still makes high end equipment.
Summary: I have owned many Yamaha products through the years and looked forward to another great product from them. However that was not to be. From the very first time I powered up this system it would not play Blu-ray disc - simply locked up after the initial read - I tried several disc but none would play - Updated to the latest firmware - called Yamaha customer support - nothing worked - after reading several other reviews with the same issue I decided to return this item and...
Summary: I purchased this item before reading the reviews. I noticed that all the reviews were bad, even on other websites. I thought maybe people where over reacting to the products capabilities, but I was wrong. I received the player yesterday and hooked it up but didn't use it until that night. When I turned it on the settings menu came up and the grammar was off and words were misspelled. This was a little disturbing but no big deal.
Summary: This super-expensive player has stopped working after less than six months. Yamaha assistance in Italy, where I live, is non-existent and I had to ship the machine back to amazon for a full refund. What a pain!