If you're looking for an interactive entertainer and ultra-high resolutions of 4096 x 2160 pixels, so every detail comes through in full clarity, the Sony BDP-S790 4K and 3D Blu-ray Disc Player has you covered. From 3D entertainment in stunning HD to Skype video capabilities and online streaming, this disc player can keep you connected and entertained. Enjoy a cinema-like 3D experience in your own home just by adding a few Blu-ray 3D discs and the necessary 3D accessories. If you don't have any 3D content, don't worry. This disc player can upconvert your 2D content to simulated 3D so you can still enjoy realistic, wraparound visuals. But even before popping in a DVD or Blu-ray disc, you can take advantage of built-in Wi-Fi by connecting to your Sony Entertainment Network. Stay connected to friends and family through Skype, because now you can see them in real-time on your HDTV screen thanks to the BDP-S790. All of these entertainment features are packed into a slim chassis, and offering a sleek finish to blend with any home theater setup.
176 of 181 people found the following review helpful
I received my player a short time ago, and so far I'm very pleased with the device. Setup wasn't totally painless, however.I currently own four optical-disk-playing devices (not counting computer drives). I have a five-disk Sony DVD carousel, a Samsung BD player(with wireless but with minimal features, mainly Pandora, Netflix, Blockbuster, and some news headlines), a slightly older Sony BD player(BDP-570) which has, up until now, been the main unit in my entertainment center, and now this.I'm
reasonably pleased that the user interface is essentially unaltered from my earlier Sony BD device. The interface is still very easy to use, and very intuitive. It DOES, however, have the annoyance of lacking some configurability (I'd sure like to be able to remove the "Michael Jackson channel" from my list of video channels, for example, as I'll never... EVER... watch that.)It does have a few new features accessed from that media-resources screen.
88 of 95 people found the following review helpful
I'm on my second one now. The first one arrived with the bd-rom drive broken. Before I discovered it, I worked on the wireless side of the player and successfully registered with Vudu, Hulu+, Amazon, Netflix. I sent the player back for exchange. The new one arrived and I must say, the picture quality playing blu ray discs is outstanding, better than my previous 2d player. However, I cannot register this machine with Netflix. The screen goes black and the machine locks up when I access Netfl
ix. Called Netflix first: must be your player. Called Sony and was escalated to level 3 after numerous resettings and testings. Final result: your isp is too slow to access Netflix. This in spite of the fact that the previous 790 had no problems with Netflix. I am also streaming movies just fine on my laptop from Netflix. Today, my isp was running at 3mbps, so I tried again: locked up. No problems registering Vudu, Hulu+, Amazon. Another example of finger pointing.
88 of 98 people found the following review helpful
Ok. I rated this item 3 stars which is comprised of 5 stars for picture/audio performance (and other things, more in a bit) but 1 star for extremely flakey and down-right dangerous firmware (more on that in a bit).For for what gets 5 or 4-5 star ratings: The 'good'The image and picture quality of this Sony is the best to-date and rivals the best of blu-ray players at nearly any price. The available adjustments make for great enhancements and tweaks for any kind of display (plasma, lcd, led, pr
ojector (dlp or lcd or ...). The streaming options are fantastic with Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, and a host of other streaming services (including music/radio streaming services). The Sony Entertainment Network is also available and that adds a host of additional options for viewing/listening (however, I'm not a fan so I've not explored it too much).