"High risk purchase"1.5 starson by aerobott
Pros: Legacy connections, online streaming, BD Live support, wired, wireless, network connections, ability to see computer shares
Cons: Shoddy workmanship, very slow load times and slow context switching, exceptionally poor labor warranty support, very expensive repairs, exceptionally poor repair work, very slow repair turnaround time, uneven, jumpy, or failed menu operation on disks
Summary: I've had two of these units. The first one died during a firmware update. I regularly update firmware on network and computer devices as part of my job, so a BD player is not much of a challenge. There was no factory reset on this version of this model, so I couldn't reset the player. New versions appear to have a factory reset setting. As such, I had to replace the main board at my expense after owning the player just out of labor warranty at 90 days. The repair was expensive and the player came back running far worse than it went in. I returned it to the shop and told them to keep it. I ordered a second player with extended warranty from a different shop. I was hoping the first one was a lemon and the performance issues would go away. Alas, they haven't. The player is as describe above in my Cons section, quite slow, with jumpy menus on both the player side and the disk side. If you absolutely have to have streaming, network and legacy connection support, this is about the only player I found with them all. Otherwise, if all you need is a player, steer quite clear of this player. Consider it a high risk purchase if do buy it.