Summary: I bought this on Amazon less than a month ago for $49.99, and I was going to buy one for my dad as well. I logged on 3 days ago, and the price had risen to $69.99! I logged on yesterday... $89.99. TODAY they want $104.00?!? WTF Amazon??? So please, DON'T DO IT!! Best buy is selling them for $49.99, so do yourself a favor and don't be ripped off. Go to Bestbuy.com, or look it up on google shopping. Seriously, Amazon... you're losing me here!
Summary: Horrible experience with this item... I usually like to rate my bad items with a 2 star but this was really worth a 1 star... the item is functional but the wifi quality is just bad. It took me 5 mins to connect to the internet despite the fact that my other items took seconds.
Summary: Was going to return this after reading many reviews and am glad I did not. Set up was easy. Went with the AV cables supplied in the box and hooked it up to my Denon 3805. My equipment is older so I do not have HDMI capability. Did not use the wireless feature as I have access to my LAN through an ethernet cable. It works great and there is a ton to watch. Was thinking of buying a smart tv to get the same features available here. For $49 now I don't have to.
Summary: I have to say that I am very disappointed with this unit, for the following reasons: - It is UNBELIEVABLY slow. It takes at least 5 minutes to start playing a file from the DLNA server. It is so slow, I thought it was broken. - It only supports external storage that is plugged directly into the player. It can't use an external drive on my home network. I also have an LG BD570 and it supports both direct-attached and network attached devices.
Summary: I purchased Sony Player after owning a ROKU box and Cutting the CABLE. In my opinion the Sony is a much better product than Roku. In addition to streaming Netflix, Hulu and whatever else, the Sony also plays video files off my PC via my wireless network, AMAZING. PC can be easily set-up via Itunes or Win 7 media player. I also tested with Flash drive with movies and worked with no problems. So far it played MPEG and AVI file formats with clarity and no skipping.
Summary: If you are serious about buying this, do what I failed to do before I wasted the money. Search for "Sony Netflix Interface" and see how many bad reviews there are, and for how long Sony has apparently not cared. I bought this specifically for use with Netflix. It is the worst Netflix interface of the 3 I have used. Compared to X-Box 360 and Wii this interface sucks. Don't rely on only the reviews on Amazon like I did.
Summary: I have no idea why some of these reviews are so awful, because my experience was great. I looked into buying either apple tv or a roku at first, but since I do not own an HDTV and both of those lack the old school composite hookups, I ended up looking for something I didn't need an adapter for. That's when I came across this sony streaming player which included the connection I needed for my TV, which is the whole reason I bought this device despite some poor reviews.
Summary: Unit is a total piece of junk, do-not waste money on it. 98% of time tv shows "no signal" when unit is connected. To get it to work is total hit or miss. I have to turn it on and off many times to only get it to work the 2% of trys. When it does work, the menus for finding movies are terible. The movies are divided into categories of type of movie, but the listing of movies in them are not sorted in any way. This makes it very time consuming to find a movie to watch.
Summary: I purchased this item as a Christmas gift for my husband and was blown away by all of its features. In fact, we may eventually give up cable and subscribe to online media publications making it more affordable to view television programming. Comcast, watch out.............