"Unsuitable for Netflix"2.0 starson by holgatefam
Pros: Fast performance, excellent picture & sound quality, easy setup
Cons: Reloads/buffers incessantly while streaming Netflix
Summary: If CNET reviewers had to take this unit home and use it, I guarantee it would not get four stars. It's possible that some units are flawed, but judging by the frequency of complaints about streaming problems, it would have to be a LOT of them. I really wanted to make the BDP-S570 work, even to the extent of hard wiring my network connection, but it was not possible. The picture is awesome; so is the operational speed. But Netflix just won't work well even after applying multiple fixes, fiddling with settings (set noise reduction to zero, manually set IP addresses, etc) and even connecting via ethernet cable to my network (cable modem & Dlink DIR655 router). The S570 will start reloading and often will do that about every 30 seconds once it starts. After days of working with it, finally found out it wasn't a WIFI issue by running a hard wire to the network - same problem. It could be that Netflix has bandwidth problems during peak times, but other players don't have this much difficulty, so save yourself the headache and buy something else. Also, the Sony Netflix browser is sub-par, only allowing you to see your Watch Instantly Queue, and the movie icons are so small that you have to select each one to see what it is. Traded for the LG BD570, it works great right out of the box, no streaming problems at all. I can live without 3-D.