Originally Posted by Hans Gruber
Is anybody happy with the bdp-s570?
Happiness tends to be relative to expectations.
Sony, after all, is the company that put root kits on audio CDs
and removed linux support from recent versions of PS3 firmware.
Everyone here seems to be posting only negatives.
Well, negative posts tend to be most useful, particularly for pieces like this,
since Sony does a pretty poor job of documenting its rough edges.
I need a player that can wirelessly stream netflix
Many of the negative posts are exactly about streaming limitations.
While firmware fixes may help (e.g. dynamically renegotiating to lower bandwidth streaming)
it cannot help for what evidently is rather inadequate high-speed RAM buffering.
I consider myself lucky that 4-6mb/sec by cable suffices with a RJ-45 connection.
and a player that won't hang or freeze up while starting up or playing a disc.
If you are fortunate enough to acquire one with a reasonably well-aligned drive,
so that firmware is not stressed by excessive error recovery,
and avoid disks with problematic Java and mastering, freezes and hangs should be rare.
You did not mention HDMI problems.
Sony pushed the limits of 1.3 to provide 3D support with a single output,
and this is problematic for other equipment.
As indicated in this industry report, HDMI is far from fully "baked":http://synopsysoc.org/theeyeshaveit/...-3-grassroots/
Unlike with PS3, several unobvious settings (e.g. PCM instead of DSD for SACD) provoke hysterics in my configuration (BDP-S570 to Denon AVR-4810CI to Moome EXT-FULLHD v2),
even with 3D settings disabled.