3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Wi-Fi
Great streaming device
Easy to set-up and versatile since it connects to many network services such as Netflix, Windows 8 PC that streams via Windows Media Player and a DLNA network file storage to stream my media. Response is quick and the XrossMediaBar (XMB UI is familiar if you've used PSP or PS3.
I replaced my DVD player and Roku with this single device.
One needs to remember DLNA cannot play some files such as protected iTunes files or Windows Recorded TV Show (.WTV) files since they are limited to running on iTunes or Windows devices. But for plain MP3, MP4 video files, and photos, this works perfectly.
March 29, 2013
So far it is much better than my previous BDplayer
Plays BR movies, the Dolby channel audio seperation is excellent. Up converts Regular DVD movies, I don't have a 3D TV (technology is going by the wasteside very soon) so I can't speak for the 3D viewing. Apps so far work like they should. Internet viewing is easy. Blue Ray movies start in seconds as with other units can take up to a minute or longer. Overall for the price it's an excellent Blue ray Player. I took one star off because because the unit does not support Adobe flash player which is a must in todays web browsing.
My HT set up is
Yamaha Home theater reciever, Klipsche speakers, Sony SXRD 60" and this Blue ray player. I'm pworking on building my own HTPC to eliminate all the components.
I bought a differant Player a few days ago and had nothing but network and app problems, the LG I had has a terrible UI and overheated horrible. I took it back and got this sony. So far everything is leaps and bounds above LG. But it's only been 2 days, time will tell and for the price if it only lasts 6 months it will be money well spent IMO.
Actually I'm very happy that wal-mart carried this product usually wally world carries junk in the home theater sense of things.
December 7, 2013
Problem with remote
I also have S5100 connected to my HX850. Watched some bluray movies and it was fine but when I watch 3D bluray disc, the remote control RMT-B119A tha came with it, won't work properly. Having hard time skipping a chapter, fast forwarding, rewinding. I have to press the skip, next buttons more than once to make it work. It is like, it has a low bat but it's not. I tried using my other remote RMT- B104A and RMT-B107A but won't work either. I tried my HX850 TV remote RM -YD073 and it works fine.
November 17, 2013
Great 3D glasses at a great price
I absolutely love the new passive 3D tech. These glasses are far and away more comfortable than the active glasses of my original 3D TV, and no need to worry about dead batteries. The price is great. The TV came with 4 glasses, and I purchased 4 more through the Sony store. I'm looking forward to some great movie nights with my family.
October 24, 2013