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 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 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 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 3 out of 5 by StarTrekFan Like it except for rewind
My son took his PS3 to college, so we finally had to use something else to watch Blu-Ray DVD's and Netflix. A friend loaned us their Apple TV to try it out. Pretty sweet, liked how easy it was to watch Netflix. But alas, no DVD-watching with that. So we bought this Sony Blu-ray Disc player. We got the Wi-Fi one just because, maybe in the future it will come in handy. But we do plug it in with a wire just to be sure of no signal loss.
Anyway, we like it a lot, except for one thing: when you rewind to go back a few seconds because you just didn't hear one word or phrase while watching Netflix, it does this thing where it sort of reloads, screen goes slightly dark, and there is a circle in the middle that loads up, saying "99%", and it takes maybe three seconds to load and make the screen bright again, but three seconds seems like an eternity, so that we don't appreciate.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dkelley Excellent - far surpasses competition
BEST smart device I've ever used. Superior to a pricy samsung smart 3d 60" tv that my parents just bought, superior to the mid-range Panasonic smart blu ray player (2013 model) that I bought a month ago.
By comparison between the two blu ray players I own, the Panasonic has lots of performance issues and instability in it's smart internet tools such as netflix and youtube, often to the point of youtube simply not working, and netflix will sometimes continue playing after attempts to pause/play/pause/play without any response from the unit. I've even powered off the panasonic by remote, watched it's power light turn off, while it keeps on delivering the same netflix show to the tv!
The sony BDP-S3200 on the other hand is MUCH more responsive in every way in the user interface, has vastly superior netflix support (also more secure as it doesn't show any show tiles underneath the profile chooser, where the panasonic unit DOES show it - not kid safe at all), has a great working youtube system and dozens of other excellent FREE online services such as the excellent CRACKLE vintage movie/tv player which is 100% free (but shows modern commercials at random times).
I haven't even tried it with a blu ray disc yet but the performance with dvd and all streaming formats is exceptional and reliable. I'm in Canada so the supposed issues with Amazon support missing aren't relevant to me, and I don't intend to pay for more than my existing netflix subscription anyhow with all of these great free options included with this player.
Also the sideview system with my android phone is cool so far if not of the greatest value (probably much better with a sony tv than blu ray player).
Finally the DLNA content from my android phone is MUCH better than on the buggy but more mature panasonic product. DLNA on the panasonic needs you to navigate menus into a specific area and then glitches on many sources such as many cellphone videos that are longer than a few seconds. On this sony blu ray player the DLNA support is always available - I don't need to navigate anywhere - and it so far has worked flawlessly with my android phone!
I paid $30 more for this brand new sony player than for the panasonic player which I only bought a month earlier and I'm now relegating the panasonic unit to the kids room for disc and sometime netflix duty... this sony 3200 blu ray player has now become the centerpiece of our living room home entertainment system!
March 4, 2014