I'm glad to see that Sony have taken on board comments about this predecessor's (BDPS490) wifi ready capability and have built in Wifi into the construction of this player. I had the lower model of this which is essentially the same except that you needed to buy a wifi dongle to enable wireless internet connection. This however connects straight to my router without any problems at all. It automatically searched for available networks and I just plugged in the password. Similar to the BDPS490, the remote control uses the Bravia Sync system that enables your Bluray player to automatically switch on your Sony Bravia TV and change to the correct input channel if you press play on either the remote control or on the player itself. I've connected it to my Bravia TV via an HDMI cable for better quality and this system gives crystal clear picture with excellent sound. In my opinion the £20-30 difference to the lower model BDPS490 is worth it as wifi is built in so there isn't a chance of damaging any external dongle or USB port (which I've done in the past). The 2 bluray players are exactly the same size and are quite long width-ways but also are sleek and not very high. There are 4 main chrome buttons on the top of the player - on/off, open/close tray, play and stop. The remote control will control the volume of your Sony Bravia TV too but is limited to that. The menu system is reminiscent to the PS3 menu and is Sony's standard menu. I've used 2 rechargable 3D glasses to watch movies (Sony TDGBR250 Rechargeable 3D Glasses and Sony Active Shutter 3D Glasses) and they both work perfectly. There are cheaper options out there like LG and Philips but if you've already got a Sony Bravia TV then this is worth it due to the Bravia Sync function.
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