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Topic # 183905 3-Nov-2015 09:41
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I'm looking to replace my aging Panasonic blu ray with the Sony BDPS5500 blu ray player.

As the new Sony has capability to play a variety of file types direct from my NAS, I'm wondering if it will have the capability to replace my WDTV Live as a media player?

Anyone with experience of using the Sony as a network player? Is it up the task of my WDTV live?

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  Reply # 1420176 3-Nov-2015 20:46
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My experience is that Sony doesn't play as many files as you'd expect, the user interface is somewhat clunky and slow at times.
Just my experience...

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  Reply # 1424837 10-Nov-2015 22:19
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Early days, but BDPS5500 seems well behaved enough, DLNA served by UMS 5.30 to second room.


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  Reply # 1426242 11-Nov-2015 14:03
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Have just recently installed the Plex app on my Sony Blu-ray players (one is DLNA capable, the other not) and it works very well.

I was eyeing up an appletv 4 given Plex would be available on it, but now don't see the need.

Agree with above though, the sony native media interface is rubbish

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