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Does the job, basic player from Sony
on 14 October 2013
Got this player free from Amazon to access LoveFilm due to my LG player not being able to due to some change in the app on LG devices?! It's a basic play from Sony with no 3D and no wi-fi but is a nice compact design and well build machine with a small remote (some may find it too small). Set-up was easy after plugging in the HDMI and network cables, the player is quick to start but the menus are very bland and at first seem confusing not that I want an explosion of colour plus I've not looked at the settings yet to see if the colours/background of the menus can be changed like on my LG. The 'smart' part of the player I've only quickly looked at and I need to register with a Sony website from my PC before accessing the LoveFilm app on this player which seems odd?! I noticed that the piano black finish of the player attracts dust and our dogs hair like magnet. I will need to ply with the player a bit more and may up date my review later. ** November Update ** Have used the player a bit more now and here are a couple of things I've noted; firstly sometimes when you boot up an app to watch something via the internet like Netflix or iPlayer the player has to check the internet connection and you need to enter back into the app as it goes back to the menu but this is when it is hard wired by Ethernet cable which I find odd?! whether this is to do with the fact I am using a network over powerline adaptor?? I am happy with the menus and remote and have tried viewing films from both a usb thumb stick and a 1TB external hard drive where the films where inside folder within folders and all worked very well.