Summary: I wanted this media player mainly to play music off my flash drives. I'm very pleased with the sound quality, and the fact that it plays without problem the avi and mp4 video files I occasionally want to watch. I wish the display menu was more hierarchial. Instead it just lists all the music album folders together, even though they are subgroups of folders named by category, such as Christian Music or Rock Music. The manual is well written.
Good at what it does, but major limitations that are annoying.
M. K. Mcgregor "Everything electronic!", Amazon
31 May 2010
Summary: Not recommended unless you want a simple portable that has many limitations. At the right price, it could a handy device for some. Not for the novice or someone who expects all of his existing libraries to just work. Of course, I've NEVER seen one that is SO perfect to never have someone complain about compatibility issues of some kind. This unit really takes the cake on limited support. Player does work fairly well for what it does.
Summary: This unit is very limited. Your hard drive has to be Fat32 and you can only get 600 movies to list. Menu is like programing an old VHS. Not all movies would play, best was to convert to DIVX. This one I use to take with me, I still use XBox at home. For $30 it's a good deal. If I had paid $100 it would have been a bad deal.
Summary: I love this product about everything. Easy to use, compatible with my Bravia Sony LCD. It is great product and I love Sony brand. Also, this product had kind of progressive scan so I can play back where I stop.
Summary: I was so excited when received the media player and couldn't wait to try it after all its a Sony.Well hooked to HDMI port through the Non supplied HDMI cable attach my Toshiba external HD and wait..a message on the screen tells me the drive is not compatible, switch the drive with my Transcend backup HD and same message appears on screen.Going back to the manual and receive my first chock, this is a Fat 32 support only.Come on Sony who will format his drive with FAT 32...
Summary: UPDATE: NEW REVIEW: LOVE THIS FOR >> MY << NEEDS & GOT IT FOR TWENTY BUCKS ... WHICH IS ABOUT ALL IT'S WORTH. I am not HD and use standard TV. Anyway, I can play MP4 movies that I have recorded either from TV/Satellite as well as previously recorded on mt DIRECTV DVR (which was getting full) and they play JUST FINE via FLASH DRIVE ..... OR BETTER YET, You can play directly from a SDHC or mini SHDC card and a decent very inexpensive card reader.
Summary: This would be a great addition to a modern multi-media system if it supported NTFS file system and file types as Western Digital USB Media Player. The Sony system only supports FAT 32 file system and very few file types. I expected more from Sony.