Hey Sony – I’m Pissed!Posted by Phil Ferguson on June 29th, 2011 – 2 Comments – Posted in Personal Stories
A few weeks ago, I bought a Blu-ray player made by Vizio for about $100. It has Wi-Fi built in and works great. I hooked it up to the TV in our living room and now we can watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon video etc… all through our Wi-Fi router. It worked so well that I wanted one for the TV in our bedroom. I ended up getting a Sony machine for the bedroom – I was a little thinner and fit perfectly in the space I had. It only cost a few dollars more than the Vizio. After getting the machine all setup (and throwing away the box and losing the receipt) I discovered that the sony machine is only Wi-Fi “ready”! WTF! It will handle Wi-Fi only after you plug in a USB Wi-Fi adaptor.
I ordered a USB Wi-Fi adaptor from amazon and it came in the mail today. Problem solved for only $15. Whoo – hooo.
Well… I’m sure you can guess from the title of the post – It did not work. The Blu-ray play does not recognize the adaptor that I bought. I scoured the manual and found the exact type of adaptor that I need. It will only work with a special SONY USB Wi-Fi adapter. It is only $80! No thanks. I guess I will put this player in the basement and go by another Vizio Blu-ray player.