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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2035 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of the Last?

    Posted
    markcincinnati
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    It's no secret that movies (and other content) on disc seem destined to go the way of VHS tapes -- streaming rules. Having said that, there is a case to be made for the Sony S6700, because it plays DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, and has the ability to stream content (in HD and digital surround) from virtually all of the most popular sites. We use it as one of two source components for our surround sound home theater, even though we have a 4K UHD TV which also has streaming apps built in. The differences are not subtle -- the Sony S6700s audio and video processors are superior to the ones built into the SmarTV. We run the S6700s HDMI output into a Marantz AV processor and then use the Marantz's HDMI out to the TV -- this combination proves stunning video and audio. Then, without changing any inputs, we can watch a Blu-ray or listen to a CD (you've heard of them, right?) through our 5.1 surround sound system or 2.1 for stereo. The Sony is a WiFi unit and setting it up couldn't be easier, takes about 5-minutes. Also for those who are videophiles, there are advanced settings to fine-tune the settings for an even better video (and audio) experience. Another thing: This is a very inexpensive system, but it is currently the top-of-the-line standard Sony offering in the HD lineup. And, that is the only negative. This unit does offer "fake" 4K (it upconverts HD to simulated 4K, that is), but it does not -- technically -- output a 4K signal that your new UHD (4K) TV will recognize as UHD. This means, no true 4K, no HDR -- just outstanding 2K HD in 1080P. But this S6700 is so inexpensive you must consider it for what it is, an Ultra-high value streaming device that just so happens to have the ability to double as a "universal" (well, almost) disc player, too. If you want better, you'll need to look at the Sony UHD player which currently commands a price that is more than double the cost of the S6700. I'd wager most people don't or won't buy 4K discs; the S6700 works perhaps better than any other non-4K player at a bargain price. And, currently, the availability of content in 4K is still but a fraction of what can be had in 2K. Unless you're looking to spend a lot more money or are in the elite group of 4K disc purchasers, this Sony unit will impress.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good-maybe

    Posted
    DCKI
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    1. I don't use the apps. I have Apple TV. 2. Some might think it a little slow to start up but I have patience so not a problem. 3. I have had the player a little over a month. The only problem I had is one night I put a Blu Ray in and the screen went black and then a pop up told me there was no connection and to check my HDMI but I don't touch the rear of machine and it is in glass case. So I un plugged it and waited several minutes and plugged it back in and it worked fine. 4. When it works it is very good-picture quality is very good on DVD and Blu Ray. 5. As I stated I do not use the apps and it is not connected to wifi. It is strictly a DVD/Blu Ray player. 6. BE SURE TO BUY THE 2 YEAR PROTECTION PLAN BECAUSE AFTER 15 DAYS YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK IF IT STARTS TO HAVE PROBLEMS. I was told at the store that they will exchange or fix the player. If they have to fix they indicated it would take 2 weeks. My feelings are that it might not last 2 years. But since I have the protection plan I hope that Best Buy will fix or exchange. Lastly, friends of mine spent over 200 for a 4K whatever player because they are into everything new and hi tech. They had nothing but trouble and the thing didn't do what it was suppose to do. So they returned it and bought a even more expensive one. Who knows. All I can say is patience and so far so good-maybe-for today-and who knows what will happen tomorrow. I do think that when it plays a DVD and then a Blu Ray that might trigger something which causes a psychotic short-so up-plug it for several minutes and then see what happens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Another very bad product from Sony

    Posted
    Frustated

    I have owned the unit for about 3 weeks. Waited too long and can not return. I have spent 2 days emails back and forth to Sony support. Issues are several of the apps will not load. Sony Essentials site only lists 5 of 35 available. Sony told me to use that site to link apps? that do not show on the site (they do show on the device, just come back with error.) So Sony's site is bad, the unit is bad and no help. The support replies were evasive and like trying to talk to a very immature child. No knowledge was obvious. I bought this unit because I own two other Sony Blue Ray older models which Discontinued You Tube accessibility. NOW Note this new one comes with Playstation app but Sony is scheduled to DISCONTINUE that one per Sony site. So let see, Over Boast Features, sell items with features that Do Not Work or Discontinue Features and offer No Support or answers. And have a site to manage the devices ( Sony Essentials) that is extremely flawed which was seemingly admited by support (not sure do to the evasive hard to follow vague answers). Further the box claimed some stupid number of 300 + apps available. It has maybe 25% of the claimed number. Insane and I am now out $120 for another sorry excuse of a product and company. I hope I Iearned this time to never bUy Sony again. Note no offer was ever given to pursue warranty or a fix. Just an apology from support that no ETA exists but maybe someday a software update might fix. Really? I want mention Best Buy simply sold me the product and are not at fault. Return policy should be more than 15 days. It was two weeks before I realized my error in purchasing this unit and now I must try to resolve with uncooperative Sony. I will not resolve. I will take my loss and never buy Sony again as I am not going to pay to send it to who knows where to likely not be fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Frustrated, We certainly empathize with your frustration and disappointment and we thank you for bringing us this attention. Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products. You can contact us at socialsupport@am.sony.com and include all information such as model/serial no, address, and phone number and let's see how we can be of assistance. Thank you. ~Erin sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I’d give it 2.5 if I could

    Posted
    Billy
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    I was really excited to find a player that sends Bluetooth audio, most only receive. I wanted a player for my bedroom where I can watch movies quitely without losing quality in sound. I have it connected to a klipsch r4 sound bar that I place right behind my head board and works well. My only complaint with the Bluetooth audio is you have to manually connect instead of instantly, this could also be an issue with the sound bar. Complaints; Internet/ Wifi: It does not automatically connect to the internet. Every time you choose an app it goes through 3 steps to connect via Wifi and then takes you back to the home page, and then you have to select the app you want to use again. Which can be quite annoying, what was the point of choosing the app in the first place. Not only that, but if you are watching Netflix and then decide to go on Amazon it will also go through 3 steps to connect to the internet and then take you back to the home page to which you have to Choose Amazon again. In other words it doesn’t stay connected to WiFi while using it and going from one app to the other you have to reconnect and go through the process I explained earlier. Apps/Market : There isn’t a market, every app that is available to use comes automatically with the unit. It can be a good thing but also annoying. Mainly because you have to scroll through everything to find an app that you would like to use, not to mention there isn’t a search option so you have to manually go through each app to find the one you want. Buttons/remote: There is a lot of lag while using the remote to choose a feature. Eventually the cursor catches up and just zooms all over the screen. Overall: Great picture and the Bluetooth audio make it great. Connection and lagging,and overload of apps without a search engine are what causes this unit to lose 2.5 stars. I should say, Bluetooth is the only reason I give it 2.5.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Blu-Ray

    Posted
    NickName
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    This player loads my disks quickly. The picture and sound quality are good (I'm not feeding a high dollar TV but it is HD) and I certainly feel I got an excellent value for the price I paid. I also use this player to play music CD's and it does that very well too. I did have to change a sound setting because I could not hear the actor's voices on the first try. I guess because I feed the signal to my AV system and not directly to the TV. We could hear music and such but no vocals. Went into settings and saw one option for sound, changed it and that solved it. A little strange, but solved. I've messed around with the streaming a little - and the front-end menu makes that pretty easy. The dedicated NetFlix and Home buttons are useful. I don't currently subscribe to any streaming services but I did navigate to NetFlix very easily. I did Miracast my Droid to the Blu-Ray and it worked pretty well. Video clips were choppy but that's the phone not feeding the signal fast enough I'm sure. Photos were large and clear. I have plugged in some of my thumb drives with MP3's on them and they play very well. You get some on-screen information that tells you which song and how far into the song you are. All in all - this little player performs very, very well for the price. It's pretty simple and easy to operate, very easy to connect. Hard to find anything to complain about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    xusmc0321
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    I bought this to replace a 2 year old Sony BDPS-3500 Blu-ray that was starting to have some freezing issues. It worked well enough otherwise, but the freezing was intermittent and annoying. I've been a Sony fan since I've been buying electronics, so I stayed with Sony for the replacement. I have no idea what the life expectancy of one of these things is, based on watching 2 or 3 movies a week (disc, not streamed), but the players aren't awfully expensive and it seemed more time-effective to simply replace it than to spend hours trying to research the problem. Setup was quick for me, less than 10 minutes. I swapped out the power supply, unplugged the old player and used the existing HDMI cable. Turned it on and accessed the setup menu, connected it to the network and did updates. Internet content updated quickly, firmware was current. Done. I only use it for playing DVD's and BluRay, no streaming, so I can't comment on that. It plays the discs perfectly well with no freezing or any kind of issues after 2 months. One other thing I did with this one that I never did with the other one was buy a laser cleaning disc. Depending upon which expert you listen to, the consensus is to clean the laser head every 10 hours of playing time. I have no idea if it will help or not, and won't know until I have problems. Otherwise, so far, so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice little 3D Blu-ray Player!

    Posted
    DinoBoy91
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    This is a very nice little 3D Blu-ray player. I haven’t had any problems with it. It is a tiny little thing, which is fine, as it works just fine. It has a very small footprint. I wouldn’t mind if the remote was a little bigger to fit my big hands, but it’s big enough, I guess. The buttons don’t light up so if you’re in a dark room you’ll need a flashlight to see what button to press. I’ve noticed some reviews say it won’t play 4K DVDs. I don’t want to say they’re wrong, but when I put in the only 4K DVD I own it had no problem playing it. I bought the 3D version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the box says it’s mastered in 4K. That might be only the 2D disk, but I tried playing both the 2D and the 3D blu-ray disks and had problem with either one. I don’t care much about 4K anyway. I just care about 3D and this player plays 3D just fine. Certainly the price is right. It's very affordable. Now that no one will be making any more 3D TVs or 3D DVD players in the foreseeable future, it seems like a good time to get one before they’re all sold out. You might want to consider getting a “region-free” player though instead of this model. It seems like fewer DVDs are being released in 3D, but it is more popular overseas. However many foreign DVDs won’t play on a standard US DVD player. If you find in the future that you have to buy your 3D DVDs from the European market, you may find that you'll need a region-free player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Near 4K up convert BlueRay, HD up convert old DVDs

    Posted
    TechBuck
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    Latest greatest Sony BlueRay player with wi-fi has all the latest content protection, and has plenty of streaming movie and content applications. Starts quick, reads discs quick, and works seamlessly with other Sony components. Until Sony comes out with a native 4K BlueRay player, the BDP-S6700 is the best Sony BD player out there and it can up convert 1080P BD to near 4K output, and can up convert the older 1080i DVDs to 1080P output.... Can update its firmware and apps. Very good gear so far - I have it paired with a Sony XBR65X930D 4K tv and a Sony STR-DN1070 AVR. BestBuy ran out on line and recently took the item off the website....need to get back in stock on this excellent up scaling BD player! This player will make the best up convert possible for your old BlueRays and DVD content. Both look great on a 4K tv. Negatives: only HDMI, optical, and coax...no component out. App access has gone down on this unit a few times now, while same apps on the connected Sony tv were working fine...small bugs to work out of this new release gear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I'm done with Sony

    Posted
    heres2u

    I had a previous model that constantly choked on my ISP when I got higher speed internet. Constant stuttering and lock-ups. O.K. so it was aging. So rather than learning (I'm a slow learner), I "upgrade" to a supposedly better model that can handle faster internet. Good enough. Everything appears to work fine for DVDs and my cable ISP. However, there are still lockups that require completely resetting this brick. Also YouTube works fine for months then just suddenly stops working. Displays nothing but a big YouTurd logo... never to be useful again. Netflix occasionally locks up too. Look, if none of the non-Sony-proprietary apps are going to work as advertised... why bother??? YES. The firmware is up to date, yet nothing works. It's just an average piece of ____ with features that don't work, that should be avoided. I have a feeling that Sony is one of those companies that deliberately hamstrings anything that is not their technology and programs in obsolescence into the software. If I didn't need a DVD player, I'd have pitched this thing in the garbage months ago.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Flawed

    Posted
    xperiment626
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    I read a lot of reviews for this product and they were all raves. None that I read mentioned that this player does not resume playback. I've read excuses online that certain Blu-rays (BDlive, for example) don't allow for this. But my much older version of Sony, as well as my old Panasonic resume playback with no issue. So how can SONY not have the technology to make this happen on "newer" players. I'm hoping for a firmware update at some point. Watching TV on DVD is annoying, and no more picking up on a movie where you left off. Unacceptable. Perhaps my fault for not doing my research but I wouldn't have guessed that an updated Blu-ray player REMOVES features of older models! The power button also seems to have a mind of its own and does not respond quickly on remote, or when pressed on the unit itself, especially when turning off. The TV input remains on the blu-ray player for a delayed time even after pressing the off button .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good Hardware, Terrible UI

    Posted
    CGable
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    Bought this unit to replace an early Sony Bluray player that had served us for many years. Our old unit always ran great and never had any issues whatsoever, so we stuck with Sony when we started looking at a 4K replacement. After a couple months, however, I'm afraid I can't say the same for this unit. Right out of the box we struggled to update the device firmware and it froze twice during the process, taking almost an hour to complete even with a cat5 connection! Still to this day it constantly freezes and requires unplugging when trying to switch from watching a dvd/bluray to watch a streaming service. We also have to strategically use the "open" button to power the unit on and force it to boot directly into disc playback because it often takes almost 5 minutes for it to recognize a disc while in the home menu. If it weren't for the software problems it would be a great player. To the good, the picture quality and audio has been great once we actually get to it and the unit itself seems solidly built. Unfortunately after two months, I find myself shopping for a replacement already because we're beyond the return window.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best player on the market.

    Posted
    SirHenrytheSecond
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    I've been searching for a new Blu-Ray player to include 3D and 4K ability for some time. Aside from the remote I have absolutely no complaints with this player so far. Picture is crystal clear and set up was a breeze ( make sure you upload latest software ). Still experimenting with the features and apps. Best hidden feature is the Bluetooth function to allow you to pair with headphones. Particularly when it's late at night and family is trying to sleep. Simulated 3D also better then expected but works much better with Blu-Ray than standard DVD. Was also looking for smaller player to place on top of cabinet rather than in cabinet to save space for other devices and this worked like a charm. Only complaint is that remote does not light up but otherwise no issues. Looked at more expensive players and just don't see the rationale on these players. You won't be disappointed with this player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid DVD player with 4k upscaling potential

    Posted
    JSmith6
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    I purchased this item as we needed a new DVD/BluRay player. I was not necessarily in the market for 4k or streaming capabilities, but at the price I paid it would have been hard to pass up. The unit plays all DVDs and BluRays with no issue. The upscaling to 4k is nice and noticable. The device streams at a decent speed and hooks up to my laptop but I cannot get it to talk with my tablet. The device is a little slower than our other DVD player when you turn it on but it does have a memory function that takes you back to the previous spot on the disc even if you have removed said disc (this is a great feature if you have kids). Overall I went with four stars due to the connecting with my tablet issue and the slow start up function. It is a good device and does stream, along with the 4k upscaling and low price point, this is hard to beat. Qould recommend if you are in the market for an entry level 4k (ish) device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good feature set, iffy reliability

    Posted
    ForbiddenPlanet
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    This replaced an LG player which VERY briefly (one whole day) replaced our previous Sony unit, which was very similar to this new one. The new one has 4K, which we don't need. Pluses: This Sony has every app we need already installed (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Amazon, Hulu), plus many many more, and has the capacity to install more apps directly through the on-screen setup menu. The LG did NOT have all those apps (only Netflix and YouTube) and could NOT have ANY new apps installed. Never. By design. They meant it to work (or NOT work) that way. Even the BestBuy rep who sold it to me was amazed. Just bad design, and no mention of that limitation on the package. Minuses: This new Sony occasionally fails to boot up, occasionally fails to connect to the network (although it's hardwired to the modem), occasionally fails to open or eject. Pulling the power plug and plugging it back in fixes these glitches, so far. But those were the problems with the old Sony too, though it lasted about five years before giving up completely. So this is a well-equipped unit, but don't expect it to last forever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Simple Compact 3D Blu-Ray Player

    Posted
    TechMan
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    My summary says pretty much everything. This is a great easy to setup player that replaced a much clunkier and heavier Sony that had lasted me like 10 years. Only thing I miss is an LED screen on front showing you messages like loading, ejecting, your current video source, and position on blu-ray if it's a movie. Like others, wish it remembered position, but not really a problem as when I take time for a movie I have the 2 hours allocated. Maybe an annoyance to people with kids or other constant interruptions to their precious 3D movie time. I have a 3D 1080p Sony TV and quality of movie great on that resolution. All the usual streaming choices easy to watch as well. Can't give testament to a 4K movie experience with this...yet. For price, great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very impressive!

    Posted
    mshig

    I bought this blue ray player to replace my worn out Wii I had been using in my bedroom for streaming Netflix and Amazon. First, it took me all of 10 minutes to set it up, connect with wifi and complete an update. I never had to look at the directions - you just attach to your tv with an HDMI cable (not included) and plug in the power adapter. Second, the picture! Super sharp clarity! I didn't know my old Sylvania tv was capable of such a fantastic picture! DVD, Amazon and Netflix all work great. I've been playing around with it for a few hours and so far I'm very impressed. Awesome value and very easy to use. I like that the remote has a Netflix button, which will make it easy for the kids to turn on. I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good High Definition DVD Player

    Posted
    ArcticLlama
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    There are a lot of DVD players with better features, and they cost a lot more too. The important thing is to match the DVD player's benefits to your TV, and not pay for stuff that sounds good, but you don't use or care about. For example, I have a 4K TV, but not a HDR TV so those features wouldn't be useful. As a result, I didn't need a DVD player that costs over $100. This DVD player is small, starts up fast, has an easy to understand remote, and upconverts older DVDs so that they still look good on my newer TV. It comes with some streaming apps and stuff, though why anyone would use this instead of a Fire Stick or Roku, or whatever is beyond me. Basically, if you are like me, and you buy good (but not the best) electronics that you just want to work and give you a good picture, then buy this DVD player, hook it up with the HDMI cable and you are in business. If you want to tweak your black levels, this probably isn't a good enough DVD player for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for bluray

    Posted
    Shep73
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    Bought for 2 reasons- as a player it is top notch for a mid-priced bluray. Excellent picture to my Sony tv. And as a streaming device it is about as good as it gets considering it only has wireless N. Yes it streams at 5 megahertz and does a great job at that but I wish it had wireless AC to match what I have at home but apparently that's too much to ask of any bluray player manufacturer. My 2 year old Sony tv for some strange reason only has 2 hdmi inputs and one is obviously used for cable which only leaves me one hdmi input for everything else so I had to find the best combination of bluray player/streaming media player all in one. After A LOT of research this is the best setup I could get with cable/bluray/streamer with only 2 hdmi inputs and the least amount of remotes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For people who want best streaming entertainment

    Posted
    WashingtonRedSkins
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    For the best bluray players that I own now, Sony has been the best bluray player. I recommend this player who want it all features. Note this player is support all Dolby Vision and audio (Atmos) .Dont have to get a 10 ft ethernet cable because this one has a wireless LAC OR Wireless connection . Bluetooth is available for this model .4K UHD Upscaling Blu-ray/DVD ACR control if TV is equipped and CEC Note all tv are not created equally so see the owners manual to check if your tv has ARC or CEC . For best picture results have a 4k tv or you can still use any tv that has a resolution of 1080P or select auto for all picture settings . For sound select auto on all options .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Blu-ray player

    Posted
    Bill
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    Purchased the first one back in April 2018. One day back in December 2018, the unit stopped recognizing blurays. Dvd's and Cd's worked fine. I had purchased the 2 year plan and returned to Best Buy. It was sent to Sony and came back unrepairable. Best Buy credited me prorated protection plan and purchase price. I was surprised at the plan refund. I asked nicely and the geek squad manager was understanding. So far so good on the new one. If it breaks down again soon I will change my review and speak against this item. It should come with more than 1 audio output, It is a component output. Only 1 hdmi but they both work fine. Picture and sound quality are fantastic. I haven't used the network part yet, so I have no comment there.

    I would recommend this to a friend