Thank you for the replies from drhowells and Catmambo. I did another "Update List" (press the OPTIONS key on the remote) and Netflix has been added to the BDP-S390 Blu-ray player! I had considered that the Press Release was premature with the launch date. But decided to post the question to get confirmation.
To avoid further unnecessary negative feedback, does Sony have somewhere to give updates?
this is not stricktly true sony new on or before the 25 th of may 2010 that netflix were going with the play ready drm but still made 2011 products thet would not be compatable so it has to be 50/50 on the blame it looks like it was a my company is bigger than yours competition that the customers lost
Is it not that Netflex may be missing out on custom by not making it avalable to pre 2012 players, as I see all 2011 players have "Love Film" surly most most of the new films that Netflex have are also avaliable via Love film which we can view so I am not going to go out and pay a £100 just so Netflix can have my custom. I can view most on love film and any I cant I just go and buy the blu-ray disk.
That would be the same Panasonic that haven't any backward compatibility either right? Your point?
Read through the thread and you'll understand why this issue isn't just limited to Sony, its down largely to the DRM that Netflix are using...
Well i have just bought a BDP-S185 player, now this was only relased in later part of 2011 and this dose not support Netflix.
Now sony it only the 2012 models will suport Netfelx but when you plan a new model it not done in 5 minutes, takes months, long before they reached there deal with netfelx , therefore when this model was realeased they knew would never be capable of suporting it. What manufacture worth it salt releases a new model knowing only going have a life of a couple of months?
The 185 spec was locked down months and months before a deal with Netflix was signed locally. As mentioned earlier in the thread, Netflix changed their DRM protocols for Europe quite late in the day so it would have been compatible had this not happened, which is unfortunate.
Hope this answers your question
on 24th Feb this year i bought a BDP-S580 (169 pounds) having looked at the spec on the Sony website.
I cannot believe there is no way Sony can produce a firmware upgrade that is able to cope with the DRM used by Netflix, 4od and ITV player.
Come on Sony, get a grip and develop an update that sorts this issue out.
Anyone here gonna lose sleep over this?