Rated 5 out of 5
by jamiee4246 what an awesome DVD player online offline
I use all the time I love it it works fantastic it's worth the money and it's only saw that for quality an excellent products
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CouponWarden Has the most internet services of all DVD players
This DVD player is very easy to set up, takes up very little space and had a phenomenal number of internet apps built in. Take the time to go through them. If you find that you don't have access yet, somewhere in the settings you can run a software update - that will fix the problem. I actually bought this more for the internet apps then for use as a DVD player - but I'm 100% completely satisfied with both aspects of my purchase. The price for what I'm getting is outstanding too! Highly, highly recommend this player. I now have two, and plan to replace one more of my existing DVD players with this as well. If you don't have a smart TV, make it one for less than $100 with this DVD player!
Oh and my upstairs bedroom player is a solid 30-40 feet away from my Wifi box (which is downstairs) and I have zero problems with connectivity.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by plwyman Amazing bang for your buck!
Features and speed keep improving on all BDP's and the cost keeps coming down; what's not to like? I mostly just use the basic features on this Sony player for watching DVD's and BDP's. It loads fast, the picture quality is fine, and the menus are straightforward, attractive, and easy to navigate. At this price point that's about all one might expect. But the Sony does it with such finesse. I also love the small footprint and streamlined case. It can fit almost anywhere.
Since I also have a Sony TV one remote manages both units. This helps with remote table clutter. The TV also auto selects the BDP whenever it's on; little things sometimes help a lot. I know the player can stream content, as well, but my Sony TV does all that with ease so there's no need for me to link at the moment except for firmware downloads or additional blu-ray content.
Overall, I think today's electronics provide incredibly advanced function but the Sony products have the edge on appearance, style, and integration. I'd recommend them to anyone especially if you're on a tight budget. Lots of bang for your buck with these Sony product lines!
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DiDahDit Easy to Set-Up, Easy to Use: Flawless!
Installation: Unbox, connect HDMI, connect power, turn on, follow on-screen instructions. (Tip: First thing you should do is update the software during set-up of any electronics; this Blu-Ray updated in under 2 minutes.) I use password-protected WiFi; all I had to do was input my network name and password when prompted. From the time I opened the box to the time I was online was well under 20 minutes.
Sony Entertainment Network: I got this to access and share YouTube with visitors on TV. Neither the box nor the online reviews prepared me for the large number and variety of services offered!
Miracast: I have a Droid Razr Mini Android phone. The Sony Blu-Ray "mirror" function works flawlessly with my phone.
"Quickstart Feature": I had to turn this feature off to use the automatic function of an HDMI hub/switcher. With Quickstart, you're ready to use it in 2 seconds; without Quickstart, you're ready within 6 seconds, which is still faster than I can grab another remote (for the HDMI hub).
Durability? I've only had this for a month. However, I've got a Sony radio and a Sony Vaio laptop, both of which are still working perfectly despite being over 16 years old. I assume
August 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SJOHNSON Wi-fi DOES NOT WORK! DOES NOT WORK AS ADVERTISED!
I am a fool. I bought (3) of these SONY Blu-ray WI-Fi disc players because the packaging said in addition to playing Blu-ray DVD's, they were Wi-Fi capable and I would be able to stream movies and obtain other video content from the Web. That is absolutely not true. I thought the machine was broken, or I had a poor internet connection. All of this was thoroughly checked by an electronics professional. I investigated this model on the internet (which I should have done before I purchased) and found that there was an error in SONY's programming, as well as other problems with this DVD player and that it is not capable of connecting to the internet. By the time I realized the real issue, it was too late to return them. I feel like a fool for having purchased 3 (all purchased to upgrade my current DVD players). I thought SONY was a reputable company. I will NEVER buy a SONY product again. I wasn't even going to bother rating this product, but I didn't want other consumers to waste their money. The machine plays DVDs--but that is all it is capable of doing.
September 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rojufar Dissapointed
I bought this blu-ray player specifically for the wifi but it doesn't keep the signal. I had a Playstation 3 in my bedroom where I now have the blu-ray and that never had a problem. I bought the Sony Bluray player instead of the LG because of the reliability of the Playstation 3 which I moved to the basement and still works wonderfully. I turned off every other wireless unit in my house but I get the same results, not to mention I don't want to turn off every other wireless unit in my house whenever I want to watch Netflix on this Bluray player. I called customer support and was told to change the DNS. I followed his instructions but can't do what he instructed me to do and I don't really want to call again as I was on hold for 25 minutes the first time. I held out hope that it would improve over time (I don't know why) and now it has been over a month since I bought it or I would return it to Walmart. It is definitely not "super" wi-fi.
January 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ibertog4 Useless, designed as an after-thought...
This product has design flaws...Low processing capabilities make it a nightmare trying to access streamed content without freezing everytime. The quick power up mode is useless, it freezes on power up or shut down, I ultimately have to pull the cord. The menu system is tedious as well, designed for Playstation not a Bluray player. The remote control is another nightmare, no logic in button arrangement. Hit the netflix button, and everything shuts down just to jump to netflix. (Anyone thought i might not want a Netflix account?) Fast-forwarding, pause and play functions in Bluray Disc Playing mode also lacks the control/manueuvering a user would expect. (Unless you're the kind of person who presses play and sees through the whole movie at once.) Alas, its a quick mashup of bluray playing with internet streaming to supply the growing demand of such products, with no care whatsoever to perform both functions with standard (much less outstanding) quality. Sony has many top of the line products which i would choose any day over any other brand......this is not one of those. I am returning mine, after a month of daily use.
December 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kingbobb Finally fell into my price range
We've been avoiding Blu Rays for years, but this year they finally reached a price point even I couldn't pass up.
The image quality is superb, much better than the up-scaling DVD players we've been getting instead, and at 1080p, better than streaming through our Xbox 360. It's a Blu Ray, so it can be a bit on the slow side. Also, it forces the TV to switch over to the input that the player is using when you turn it on or inset a disc. I don't always want to switch over right away, as I don't really want to watch the loading screen for the minute or so that it takes to boot up, and I dislike my equipment forcing me to do things.
But overall, it's a nice addition to our setup, and I'm glad to finally be able to play the Blu Ray discs we've slowly been getting over the years because the Blu Ray/DVD combo package is sometimes cheaper than the DVD alone.
December 19, 2014