Rated 4 out of 5 by Malcolm30 Good Blu Ray player obtained at a cheap price
We got this Blu ray player during the Black Friday sales from Best Buy at half price. It has a great picture and works well. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that once my wife could not get the disc to start playing. We ended up ejecting the disc and putting it back in to get it to start. Not sure if we just missed the setting but we looked for a while before resorting to this method. It has a nice small form factor, about half the size of our previous Sony player. The WiFi streaming is easy to set up and works well. There is a Netflix button right on the remote so you can start the service easily, which my wife loves! It has easy setup and works well in conjunction with a Sony smart tv. We just bought a Playstation Now capable WiFi steaming
40 inch Sony television also. When the Blu Ray player is turned on the TV input automatically changes and it changes back when the player is trend off. NICE FEATURE! I would recommend this player and would definitely purchase again.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZekeOne Works Great.
I bought this unit to replace a Panasonic unit that died after just 8 months of use. It had never worked correctly anyway, as it never did connect to the internet via WiFi to do software updates (which I didn't confirm until after I saw how well this Sony unit worked).
This Sony unit connected immediately (with positive feedback, so I knew I was connected) and worked great, right out of the gate. I now have at least 5 dozen sites available, and many are free.
The Blu-ray functionality has been flawless. Even playing some scratchy old DVD's without issue.
The unit has a small footprint. The remote is also smaller than most, which was a plus for me. My only negative comment would be that the pause button should be the same size as the play button and placed directly under the play. But that is very minor unless you have big paws. Overall, I give this unit a big thumbs up. Nice design, great functionality, WiFi compatible and easy to navigate.
August 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by oQQQQQ8 good when it works, but three fails in 12 months.
Navigation is easy and picture quality great. But the thing keeps breaking, and Sony is very unresponsive on tech support. Fortunately I got SquareTrade coverage through Amazon, and they have offered me a refund. Sony just gave me the runaround.
First one dead on arrival; second one started flashing 2 seconds of display, 2 seconds of black; Third one started flickering then wend dead completely. The third one was smaller and had no display, and no numbers on the remote for setting codes up.
Tech support obsessed about whether the cable was high enough quality, but it works fine on my PC. If their product is more picky than a standard video card, they should include a cable with the product. Brand new cable didn't help.
I don't know what "offered for presale" means. I've owned this product nearly a year but am not selling it.
I never tried the 3D capability and was unable to set up wifi
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LawrenceReed I was recommended this by a sony rep.
This is the best Blu-ray Player I have ever had. I would not only recommend this to a friend, I would recommend this to anyone in the market for the best Blu-ray Player made. I've enjoyed mine so much, not just for the quality of it, yet for the fact that it has the Triluminous Technology built in. What that technology does is that it separates each shade of any color, no matter how closely related they are ( ie ) two shades of blue and any other color that cannot be seen by the naked eye, even when they overlap will be able to be seen by the naked eye when a Blu-ray is being played or a DVD is being played. So yes I definitely would recommend this Player. Especially, because the price for such an excellent player could never be beat by any other player, for all it can do!!
March 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by RBaasch Mediocre Player, Worse Remote Control Ever
Player has performed up to expectations although dust easily affects playback, and there doesn't appear to be any way to clean the laser.
No panel lights to tell if the device is dead or alive. Chassis is so light that you virtually cannot close the DVD drawer by hand without the device sliding across the table. Eject and Power functions are on the same (un-lit) button. Can't tell which button you're touching, but it's ALWAYS the wrong button...nice touch Sony.
Didn't notice anywhere on the product packaging where this player uses "CINAVIA" technology...this is NOT a plus. Guess Sony didn't think you'd mind.
The remote control packaged with this player is a cheap throw-away, (will not control the TV or any other device),,, suggest you keep the remote from the player you're replacing. Chances are it's WAY better than the remote control Sony provided.
All in all, it's a cheap player that looks & operates that way.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by clayclare Excellent for streaming Netflix
I have a Roku and Panasonic BluRay Player on one system and decided to purchase the Sony product as we needed an upgrade to a BluRay on our other system. After reviewing all my options we decided to purchase the Sony product as it satisfied two needs, BluRay Player and streaming capability for Netflix. Now we can stream on both systems at the same time and avoided purchasing another Roku Unit.
Excellent product and a good price.
March 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by PTighe5410 Not My Favorite
The box seems to lock up periodically. It says that it is connected to my home network, yet we can not access anything. However, I can access Netflix or Hulu through my iPad. Sony is absolutely no help either.
This is happening once to several times a week. It has usually taken around 12-24 hours before it will allow us to acces the features again.
This was my first box and I'm not impressed.
March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeGK Great Product!!!
I installed it downstairs and I was surprised how nice it worked! The Wi-Fi connection is from a 3 year old router and it worked better than I thought it would. We watched a DVD movie and the controls from the unit did great compared to the junky Samsung I destroyed with my foot after it would not even put up the menu so I could play the disk. I took the top off of it and cleaned the laser and it still did not work. It was an older one that was not used much at all. The Sony was small but had a lot of features. I was able to watch videos from the Internet with no stutter. The only thing I did not like about it was the shape of the top. I had to use rubber grommets to put our X1 Comcast box on top so it would stay. The Comcast box is smaller so it had to go on top. It was like $ 80.00 and was worth the price.
January 17, 2015