Rated 4 out of 5
by ogima great player
great player , like the options with all the apps, player works fine, streaming works fine. Do not like occasional requirement to fill in your email and password to access programs.
December 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RoundMidnite Appropriate Technology
I bought this low-end, Blu-Ray Disc Player (Sony BPDS1200) for a family that ONLY uses it to play movies or audio CDs 1-2 times per week. No web surfing, no digital connections, etc. For this use it is quite fine. True plug and play...after all these years, it's the first device I could connect and use as intended. That's first EVER.
Ease of use is quite good. Controls are mostly intuitive, even for technologically challenged family members. There is one difficulty, however. Occasionally when you stop using the player and turn off it's controls, it actually returns you to the television use (cable), enabling immediate TV viewing. Most times, it just gives you a blank screen and you must search out the TV's remote, find the input button and select the proper mode for cable viewing. Then you can resume watching TV.
For this low-end use that deliberately avoids employing all the "features" loaded onto the device, it serves quite well and I would indeed recommend it to others. The price point--below $70 and sometimes significantly cheaper is also appealing.
January 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by character Good player if just the basics are what you need.
I replaced an older Sony with this one because we had invited people over in a few days to share a Netflix movie. So I didn't really have time to investigate. The unit hooked up easily and set-up was quick. Picture quality is just fine on my 65" LED screen. But keep in mind the following: Almost all functions are controlled exclusively from the remote, and there is no digital counter to make it possible to see where you left off if you have to leave the unit quickly. If I had realized that I would have purchased the next level up that at least had a counter.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BluRayinSoCali Great purchase especially if u have wired internet
Works great, love the apps, make sure you have wired ethernet nearby and you will not regret your purchase. If you don't have wired ethernet pay $10 more and get the next model up for the same great experience, but wireless.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RaveOno Smart simplicity
All the functionality a BR player needs plus the streaming capabilities of many stand-alone TV streamers. This model requires a wired internet connection which actually yields better performance by limiting hiccups and increasing buffer speed. I had a close by Ethernet port and saved significant money not needing the wireless function.
Set up was simple and the on screen menus make it all very intuitive.
Wrap it up in a stylish, minimalist form factor, include a cute functional remote and you have a smart purchase.
October 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2Classy DVD Player
Was purchased to replace DVD player. Easy set up, clear viewing with regular DVDs. Do not own Blue-ray Discs, so I cannot comment on that. My only issue is that I cannot not get it to sync with my internet (Wi-Fi), which is why I cannot give it a higher rating. Sorry.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrFibes Great things come in small packages.
I've only used the BDPS1200 a short time, but it works flawlessly. Setup is easy, it boots up quickly and has several apps that I'll f'ind useful. Its most amazing feature, though, is its size. It has a smaller footprint than my iPad, so it fits anywhere. Its apps require wired Internet, so it needs to be located near an Ethernet port or a router. In my case, this is a perfect choice, since my home office is wired. It has turned my remarkably unremarkable flat panel TV into something special.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sisophous Excellent Purchase
I got far more out of this product than I ever expected. I spent $60 for it and it delivered big time. I could not stream shows on my smart TV using Netflix and Netflix Customer Service told me it must be due to my Internet speed which was wrong. Running my Internet through this Blu-Ray player it allowed me access to numerous online sites and streamed flawlessly. It also loads fast and automatically will switch back and forth to TV mode or Player mode just by turning it on or off, no intervention necessary. I have a wired Internet connection to this device and it works perfectly. Blu-Ray discs and standard discs played brilliantly.
January 18, 2015