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 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 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 1 out of 5 by mercerlake Not Like Sony Used To Be
Bought this when the my old TV with DVD player died. Also wanted to use it for streaming music and movies. DVD player works great. Every time I wanted to listen to music, or stream a movie, it would ask if I wanted to connect to the internet, followed by a LONG signing in process. Spent HOURS on the phone trying to fix this bug. Finally, I sent it back and they replaced it with another. Same problem. Recently there was a software upgrade and the problem MAY be solved. It remains to be seen. Sony just did not seem to care that this was THEIR problem.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by revik Does exactly what I wanted it to do.
My previous Blu-ray disc player was equipped with Wi-Fi but was unreliable at best. This basic player (meaning that it doesn't have 3D capability like most every top of the line offering) is excellent at streaming over a Wi-Fi connection. Also has a feature that allows Blu-ray discs to load MUCH faster than my other two current players. I like it. Does all of the normal disc playing functions well with an abundance of supportive features. There is no panel display so you really have to count on the remote and the on-screen displays to operate.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by geoffhaber Upgrade Purchase
I bought this to upgrade from my Sony BDPS360 for the WIFI feature. I don't care about streaming from the net, but use it to access movie and music files on my computer which is upstairs and the TV is not. Also love that I can load up a flash drive with enough music or video to play all day in the back round. I have had no problems with this unit, installation took a couple of minutes and the unit performed perfectly.
May 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jemiller2 Good Player - A lot of features
I purchased this player to replace a PS3 player that just died and was unable to play disks. I must say I am quite happy with the quality of the picture and speed of this device. Even the DVD upscaling is quite good as well.
One note, I could not see a picture at all using one of my old HDMI cables. I swapped HDMI cables with a newer one and it worked. I wish Sony put some sort of bold printed note about this in their manual. I was scratching my head for some time trying to figure out what was wrong.
Because of this I can only at best give this product a 4 star rating.
April 13, 2014