"The pausing & buffering issue is VERY REAL, DO NOT BUY!"0.5 starson by kdubs322
Pros: Sleek styling.
Cons: Constant pausing and buffering while watching netflix.
Summary: My girlfriend received two blu-ray players for Christmas. One was a Samsung and the other was the Sony BDP-S185. Despite reading your review, we returned the Samsung and used that money towards a better TV. Unfortunately, we experienced the same pausing and buffering issue while watching Sons of Anarchy via the Netflix streaming feature. We watched one episode around 8pm EST without problem, but the 2nd episode we watched around 9pm EST was filled with constant pausing and buffering, which was extremely distracting and killed the continuity of the show. I have the player. I've run many speed tests at her place and regularly observe 15+ Mbps download speeds over wireless. You'd expect the wired connection going to the blu-ray player is ATLEAST as fast, if not faster. This is a major disappointment. Unfortunately Sony doesn't seem interested in fixing it so I am going to return the blu-ray player.
DO NOT BUY!