That is an understatement, lol.
It is 65% cheaper!
I'm in the UK and I've just received my S6200.
I've got a major issue connecting to the net. I've set up a wired connection and I can browse the net from the S6200. The problem starts when I try to update video internet service. It simply doesn't work.
I've tried different cables, wireless connections, resetting the S6200 and my router, but none of this has made any difference at all. I've got an old S370 which connects without problem through the same network.
I've contacted Sony, but all they've done so far is ask for more details.
I think there's something wrong with it. Any suggestions welcomed
Thanks for that apw2607
In the end the problem was a networking one. For some reason the s6200 couldn't get the proper settings from my router. This is strange as every other network device I own has no trouble at all. So the solution was in fact to connect to the router manually and enter my own settings. I can across this article on the Sony eSupport network, which help a bit once I'd realized what needed to be done. It's for a different player, but the principle works the same.
I must say that it does seem a little odd to me that a consumer unit like the s6200 should ever require anyone to work through networking situations like this just to get it to work. I've spent a total of 7 hours fixing this issue. And I'm not saying that no one else who buys a s6200 will not have networking skill to fix this issue if it occurs for them, but I think most people just want to plug it in and for it to work straight off the bat.
I have to say though that the picture and sound quality on netflix through the player is so much better than I've ever seen before. Blew me away to be honest. And in every other aspect the s6200 has impressed greatly, it's just that one annoying issue, but now that's solved all good.
Hope me experiences help anyone else who encounters this issue
I'm looked into a router with my ISP, so even though I'd love to get a better one, I can't. Not that there's anything wrong with the one the ISP's provided though.
I've heard from some people saying that they've had this problem with Sony bluray players in the past. Haven't heard about any other makes with this problem until now, when you told us about the Panasonic.
I suppose it's a luck thing. Bound to happen with the complexity of all these devices in the end though. Nice to know I'm not alone in having this issue, but it'd be better if no one ever had to jump through this many hoops (for 7 hours) to fix what is such a common device these days. i.e. a network player.
Thanks for you're help again.
Without forums like these we'd all be a lot worse off i think.
Imagine just having to rely on the manufacturer for support. We'd all be stuffed. Lol
Not in my BDPS6200. I don't leave discs in the machine anyway. How can it spin anything if you take the disc out and why would it?