Rated 2 out of 5 by mathieu not impressed when just purchased 10 days ago
just purchased a sony product after 10 years of using cheaper other name brands. found the menu option rarely works due to disque and blu ray player options, has frozen about 1 per day so far, and can only unplug player to reset, remote control is very basic and not impressed with sony for providing this, remote option play only works sometimes , blu ray player always shuts off after 1 hr of not using it and has no timer. today i am returning this player and purchasing another brand. please all reviews before purchasing a product. good luck. canada
January 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crazy4bluray Great player
It does what it was meant to do and that is play Blu-ray DVD's. The load time is pretty much instant (seconds) compared to my old Blu-ray player (2 yrs old), which took a 3-5 minutes between load times.
I was suprised at the menu screen. Looked like I was playing on my PSP.
The picture looks a lot more smoother too compared to my old one. I guess I just needed an upgrade.
The slim design is great. All the other ones I've seen are so much bulkier and look like they were meant to make you cappuccino's for the extra $100-200 to watch with your movie.
I dont care to much about the web apps or the wifi connectivity, all that seems like extra fluff to help it sell... and besides you have to pay for those services, so why bother.
If you just want something to play Blu-ray DVD's, then this is a great player. The price is decent and at some stores you can find it for sale at around $100.
No issues... yet
June 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by StylenandProfilen Watch the Updates
Whelp what can I say?
Installation was a breeze. Setup was a breeze also.
After setting up my Netflix account, I found out I had to instant que movies in order to watch movies from Netflix on the unit.
I ran through the menues and noticed Cinema Now (will be coming). It made me excited that this feature was coming since I was told by the sales person it was coming.
A few days after owning the Blu Ray, a firmware update came and sure enough, Cinema Now, is not coming. Actually Cinema Now is MIA. I can only hope that the next firmware upgrade will give us Cinema Now.
In all fairness, there are other content providers to choose purchase or rent from. amazon is one of them.
I don't really have a beef with the unit just that when I purchased it, I was under the impression Cinema Now would be available. Aside of that, the unit WORK Flawlessly. Picture Quality meets and exceeds expecteation. Either via HDMI or Component out puts.
I Hope You Enjoy Yours for the features and benefits.
March 2, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by DurocShark Easy to set up
This arrived today. I had it plugged into my LCD TV and playing my Pandora station in less than 30 minutes! Only a few more minutes to set up my Netflix account.
Popped a BD in and everything was flawless..
I don't like the remote. Too busy. I have to teach my wife how to use it... ugh. And I never liked my PS3's interface, and .. Oh, look! It's on my BD player too! Sigh. It's functional, but not my favorite.
The inability to browse Netflix is a bummer, but has a side benefit. I can pre-load the queue with stuff for my little girl, and she can launch them without assistance. When I was using an HTPC for Netflix, I always had to do it to keep her from accidentally launching something inappropriate.
So far I'm *very* happy. If it lasts as long as my Sony DVD player, I'll have gotten my moneys worth tenfold!
February 8, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by ProsCons Switched from Samsung to this... glad I did.
Bought a Samsung which failed within a week, took it back and picked this up instead. In comparison, I'm VERY glad I did. Picture quality is comparable, but loading movies and navigating through menus is much faster. Perhaps that was due to the problems/errors with that particular Samsung, I don't know, but this is much faster. Several people blasted this unit because you can't search Netflix for movies -- doesn't bother me, because I can do that with my desktop, laptop, PS3, etc. I just want to use this unit to WATCH Netflix, which I can and it does well. The Pandora interface is very impressive, also, complete with album-covers-turned-screensaver. Minor annoyance: the home menu is full of services I don't (and will never) use, but I can't figure out how to get rid of them -- I want a CLUTTER-FREE interface, not advertisements in my face 24/7. If I find a way to delete/hide these unused services, I'd give this unit 5 stars. If it fails on me in the near future, it will drop quickly to 1 or 2 stars, but so far -- quite good! BONUS: this plays my SuperAudio CDs VERY WELL, which the Samsung could not do.
April 3, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Demon Great Experience
I have read the reviews and cannot agree with them. Perhaps the newest firmware version updated a lot of items people complained about.
I can watch Netflix without having to Queue.
I can search for items as needed and add them to my Queue if I like.
I have had a great experience with my player thus far. I am very pleased.
June 14, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by chilo WIFI only with sony adapter
I was really excited to finally get a blu ray player. I spent a lot of time reading the reviews of the different sony players. I didn't see a need to get the 3D BDP-S580 because I don't have a 3D television. It's actually more cost effective because you don't have to pay another $80 for a wireless adapter from sony UWA-BR100 and it is faster etc. I tried my other wireless adapters and they don't work. When I saw that the product was wireless ready I assumed I could use any other USB device. Sony doesn't have to charge so much for an adaptor either, $80 is insane, I'm considering getting the wired LAN and running it through my house in protest.
June 1, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisInWisconsin THE Blu-ray Player!
I bought this along with my Sony Bravia TV and they work great together. For a lot of functions you can use blu-ray remote and not even need the Bravia remote. Only slight con here is with this model you need a wi-fi adapter if you want to connect to the internet wireless. I just used a Cat-5 cable from an office store and connected the blu-ray to my router and it works great. I read when I bought this about some peoples complaints about not being able to just browse through Netflix, but that is no longer the case. You can now browse though any "watch intantly movie" and play it. So many other things to use as well! I LOVE this blu-ray player!
May 31, 2011