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Disappointed w/SW updates & hiccupy blu ray playback
on April 30, 2014
I have 3 of these vs. cable boxes. While Sony has a good range of streaming services and the box is fast enough for all streaming video including Netflix, vudu and AIV using TWC std speed modem, IT HAS A COUPLE THINGS THT ARE REALLY ANNOYING,
1. Forced SW updates whether you want or need them or not. And player will not do ANYTHING at all until you do the update so forces it, takes 10 min and no warning. (4 updates this year already)
2. One in four times when you start a blu ray movie you get jerky, out of sync video badly. Stop, turn off player and turn on and it goes away but annoying. (All 3 boxes do it so bad design flaw!)
3. Bought new models after 1yr with old ones after multiple forced sw updates then left all boxes only able to run at 480p where before last SW update they'd all run 1080 just fine. No way to roll back update either so bought new models and back to 1080p.
I will never buy Sony again as their quality has dropped horribly the last year or two. Shame as I have 3 Sony Bravia TV's Incluing a high end 55" TV I love plus 3 Sony surround systems and now 6 blu ray players counting the 3 I had to throw away after last years bad sw updates.
I hope LG or Sharp are better now as every Samsung device I ever had died in 1-2yrs max (5+ TV/blu ry /DVD/ stereo) which is why I went to all Sony 4 years ago.