Rated 5 out of 5 by beavis outstanding
this is a big improvement over my 5 year old bluray player. for starters - it's much faster at loading bluray movies - this was the improvement I wanted the most. 2nd, paired with my sony 55 inch 4k tv, it adds even more detail to the picture!....and I didn't think that was possible. I also like the remote - it has a button to open and close the disc tray (my old player didn't) and it is slightly smaller than old remote - fits in my hand perfectly. so far I don't have any issues - it's a wonderful machine.
I will update review to reflect any mechanical/technical failures but so far I'm very impressed with this player.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jitster Excellent upgrade!
Needed a new blu-ray player for the new media room - was debating between an LG and a Sony - was hesitant on the Sony because of the price difference, but finally went with the Sony - didn't have a great experience with the last Sony entry-level Blu-ray player I had - stopped playing blu-ray discs after 3 months and had to get Sony send a warranty replacement - and they simply replaced my brand new blu-ray with a refurb, so I was kind of bummed about that, but bought another Sony - this one is definitely an upgrade - the sales guy did a great job talking up the dual core CPU - I don't care about the 4k upscaling because I don't have a 4k capable projector, but the dual core CPU does help - menus and applications fly - loading of discs is smooth and quick, startup time is excellent.
I wish Sony would improve their UI a bit - it works but having to run scroll through all the video apps to get to the one you want is a pain. Still the quality is excellent and the player is holding its own after a month. Still have the old Sony player upstairs but compared to that one, this device is super fast! Lets hope it doesn't break like the old one did.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WVLJ None better, not even the S7200 or the S790
I've had my two units for a while now. The first S6200 was purchased on day one and never has been a disappointment. The second S6200 was purchased about 4 months ago and it too works great. We use our 6200 for DLNA support when we watch movies from our server and it works great for Amazon Prime. Lots of great movies stream flawlessly and that includes HD videos and high bit rate audios even up to 13Mbs which is a lot when discussing audio channels. Can we compare the stream to blu-ray playback? It is hard to tell the difference because all of our video entertainment is made by Sony. I have been an avid Sony diehard for more than 30 years and I have never gotten a lemon.
December 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MetroDetroitDon Nice While it Worked
I purchased this player from Best Buy to complement my recently purchased Sony 7.2 receiver. Initial impressions were good. I like the user interface and playback from streaming and optical media was great. However, after about 6 weeks of use the unit stopped powering off completely, flashing "off" on the display but never powering down. The only solution I found was to unplug the player and plug it back in. While this is an inconvenience, it didn't happen too often (once every other day), the real issues started about three weeks ago, the unit now freezes up multiple times a day, requiring the entire entertainment center to be pulled away from the wall to access the power cord. As if this wasn't enough, the unit no longer recognizes ANY form of optical media, choosing instead to try reading it for 2 minutes before telling you onscreen that "the disc isn't recognized". The most disheartening aspect of this whole situation is that this player isn't inexpensive. Retailing at almost $180.00, I was expecting it to last a bit longer than 3 months. I am very disappointed with the player's performance and hope that my unit was just a lemon.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crazycatz Sony has done it again!!!
Easy setup, Easy access to all things. hooked it up to my surround sound system and Sony TV. Looks and sounds awesome!!! I have a playstation 3 and a Blu-ray 770 and this one enhances the look and sound even more than I expected. Very happy with the upgrade and features. The person who said he was taking his back probably didn't even know how to set the time on his VHS.!! This product outperforms all the competition!
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rudyintheskies Absolute Top of the Range Player
I have tried other brands of Blu-ray players and found them well below the Sony standard. The 6200 series player is the best Sony machine yet! This is my fourth Sony Blu-ray, the others being replaced because I wanted the latest generation. I have found a "keeper"! This little beauty does everything I need including some things I will never use it for! The 1080p output makes the picture like looking through a window. Having a good HD television probably helps. I have some DVDs that were VHS transfers (not remastered) and it makes the transfers look terrific! The engineering staff at Sony had it together when they came up with this baby! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants the best and is tired of searching for it.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayLafray Perfect Blu-Ray for 4K TV
This Blu-Ray player is the best if you have a 4K TV. It makes my normal Blu-Rays look 100 times more clear and doesn't take much time to load.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 0tdr PS4 minus the Gaming
Purchased this at Best Buy after purchasing a 55 " 4k Bravia to get the 3D capabilities. Near seamless integration using Bravia Sync Menu. TV "social remote" allows for controlling the player and the home screen menus and settings. 5 second learning curve to use one remote with both. Has the same smart features as modern Sony LED tv's so these are all duplicates if your tv is already Internet capable. Most complete and best features / performance of any DVD player I've used.
Startup time of the player is fast (much faster than the tv) even with fast startup disabled. Menus seem somewhat more responsive than the tv menus as well. Output settings are at least as good as any other player and offer excellent options for folks with a bit older of displays. Picture quality is excellent even with normal HDMI cables. Screen mirroring from a mobile is supported and easy to use. Works very nice with Sony's Reality Creation engines and the colors are like at a theater, all without over-complicating the setup.
After trying this, I will be returning it to purchase a PS4, only due to reading that the PS4 has the same integration / interoperability as this unit and also supports 3D displays and Triluminos technology . I can find no flaws with it except the slightly odd split-function single button used for power and eject on the unit itself: the power button side is touchy and needs a solid push and slightly held down to power on.
Arguably the best DVD player and feature set on the market.
March 27, 2015