Rated 2 out of 5 by 77
Rated 3 out of 5 by Legend1976 Over priced
The setup was easy, literally plug and play. I was immediately able to stream files from my PC running Windows 7 and Media Center.
Its criminal that Sony charges so much for this when i can get an equally adequate subtsitute from Linksys or any other manufacturer for half the price.
January 28, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Edmond Rip off
I bought a EX-52 and misread the description the they have wireless ready (instead of built-in). Okay... looked online and read that their wireless adapter is proprietary. What the...
Instead of buying this and get ripped off, I bought the cheapest router available on the market (DIR-615) that supports DD-WRT, flashed DD-WRT on it and configured it as a client to my main router, and saved $60.
Sorry Sony, you cannot take my money this time.
January 11, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 3rdgeer What is the point
I dont have any issues connecting the device but what is the point. There is nothing interesting that is available w this device. I would love to watch basketball with this device but the only perprogramed sport option is hockey :(. I got this devise as a gift so I can't complain about the price but here I have a wifi tv and I won't be able to use the Internet option. What is the point ? If for the film rental, why would I pay 4.99 when I can get the same movie from the supermarket kios for 1 buck . Plus Netflix has no new movies. Again what is the point of making my tv wifi if there is nothing interesting to watch on it. What is the point????
December 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
by pug319 Works Great
Although this wireless adaptor came with my TV (KDL-52EX701), it's worth the retail and I would pay for it if it weren't included. Every other TV manufacturer sells proprietary WIFI dongles so I don't understand the fuss. They're all priced about the same. it's small, matches the TV finish, and works very well so that my TV has no fuss automatic updates.
January 7, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5
by Bruce92335 rip off
signal strength and price is a big rip off
June 9, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5
by stagemom ashamed
I am ashamed to admit I purchased my wi fi ready BD without checking reviews but when I saw wi in the box I had no clue it would cost almost the same price I paid for the player but I really love Sony and trusted it was all good. come on SONY 39.99 ok but at 80.$$$ no way
April 23, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by pondscum29 Expensive and poor receiption
I bought this with some reserve considering the price was double what other USB LAN adapters cost. But when I weighed that against the labor of drilling holes and wiring a hard line through the attic to the living room where the Blu-Ray resides, it seemed worth the cost - until I hooked it up. The device could not receive any better than a 5% signal, and the router was only 25' away, albeit in another room. My laptop receives workable wifi all the way to my mailbox, but this unit couldn't receive better than 5%??? And then there's the fact that I HAVE to use the Sony device at twice the price. Their customer service recommended I move the router into the living room. Uh, doesn't that defeat the purpose? Then I'd have to run a line anyway - either from the modem or LAN back to the desktop computer. C'mon, Sony. If you're going to charge that much and make it proprietary, make the device WORTH IT! Returned it the next day. Now I'm going to run the LAN cable, but I'll have much better connectivity at half the price (and a heck of a lot more labor).
December 27, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spidey It Just Works And Works Well
There is an unusual number of negative reviews here. Read them before you decide against buying this device. The reviewers almost universally mention that they didn't check to see of their TV even supported a Wi-Fi connection or if they'd need this Sony add-on for their Sony TV. In at least one case, their TV didn't have a USB port for this USB device! These oversights make this a bad product?
I knew when I bought my TV what it would and wouldn't do. I also knew that I'd have to get this Sony adapter to access my home network. How did I know all this? A few minutes online with Google.
I bought the adapter, plugged it it, and took 10 minutes to set it up. The next 90 minutes were spent watching a movie streamed from Netflix. So rating the actual product (instead of rating unrealistic expectations), I'd have to rate it quite high. It does everything I expect it to do.
May 7, 2011