In December 2012, we bought a “Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi”. It sucks. We want to bash it into a million pieces. We’ve had problems with it for about 6 months but now it is just useless.
It started with issues with its remote. So we replaced the batteries, and nope. We then thought it was the remote, so we bought a new one (exact same remote, brand, etc) and yet, still issues. Replaced the batteries, and again, no love. You have to be 3-4 feet away for it to work at all.
Then it refused to load Netflix unless it was rebooted. Now it can’t connect to anything like Netflix, YouTube, etc. That makes it nearly useless to us.
New Blu-Ray On the Way
We finally have called the death of the $100 piece of poop. I started looking for other options yesterday and pulled the trigger on a $60 refurbished “Samsung BD-F5700 Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player”. I passed up 7 different Sony brands to find it. It has 4 out of 5 stars from user reviews, has wireless capabilities, and has the features we need:
- Accesses Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, etc.
- Has an HDMI output
- Plays DVD’s and Blu-Rays
- Bonus – Comes with a free HDMI cable, which is nice for us since we wanted another one anyway
I bought refurbished since it had the exact same reviews and overall rating as the new one. I also splurged $5 on a 2 year warranty that will fix it or replace it if it breaks (no deductible or anything like that). That still made it $15 cheaper than buying new. Normally, I would have bought new since there wasn’t much of a difference, but I just had a feeling and liked the warranty idea. We’ll see if it works out.
Have you had to replace anything lately? I have no respect for a company that makes a product like this that can’t work well for at least a year, lol.
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