Summary: Thing thing shut off one day and wouldn't turn back on. I had it less than a year. EDIT: I am editing my review out a sense of fairness because I got it up and running again. I had tried to get it going several times by unplugging the power cord to no avail.
Extremely dissappointed, going back to something other than Sony
R. Burdiez "RB", Amazon
11 February 2013
Summary: I purchased this item in Dec 2011 (not from Amazon). In April 2012 it started to blue screen and the error message on the sony box states to "Reset Power Surge" whenever I play a DVD or try to watch Netflix.
Summary: So far the only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I have not used all of the features yet and the default settings had the system mute every 15 seconds. Bothersome, but we fixed quickly enough in the settings menu.
Summary: CostCo sells this unit for $450 I just bought one and so far I'm happy with it. Lots of cool features, crystal clear Blue-ray picture, good sound, plays Pods with usb connection, comes with wireless connection to stream NetFlix, FM radio, etc.
Summary: First, the speaker wires are NOT proprietary, despite what DARTH says in his review. The plugs that go into the back of the head unit are proprietary - but that's no surprise - my previous home theater system (a Philips) was the same way.
Summary: LIKES: It plays Blu-ray DVD's, and it has wireless access to streaming movies and music. DISLIKES: The dialogue in movies is hard to hear. It takes forever to get netflix to stream. The remote is unusable. The system takes an inordinate amount of time to boot up.
Summary: The speakers stink. I just use the amp to connect to Bose speakers for much better audio. The subwoofer also stinks because the port is tuned to like 60 hertz so it peaks between 60 to 80 hertz so that you get no deep bass at all.
Disappointed and Annoyed - Boot time lag and other issues. 2.5 Stars
17 March 2012
Summary: I bought this from Costco a few months ago mainly for the Live Streaming and Netflix features but immediately started noticing little details that eventually led me to despise this system. I've devised a Pro/Con list to break it down: PROS - - The system looks great.
Summary: Obviously for the budget price of this system you won't get $1-2K sound compared to separate component speakers and receiver/amp, but for a compact all-in-one system this is well designed for folks looking for something simple for TV/satellite/cable + Blu-ray/DVD + one other source (maybe a game...