Summary: At the time it was bought as said above which was in 2008. It was rare for alot of the Blu-ray players to have wireless network acsess or Movie streaming ability. Which can be solved easily at least if you want the digital streaming and not an actual disc.
Pros: Decent Blu-ray load times upscales dvd's very well picture and sound aewsome. Network ready comes in real handy to update firmware which makes sure it can play any blu-ray down the line. It's also good for the times there are some worthy extras on BD-Live. Memory card slot useful for loading pics...
Cons: No wireless acsess for network no updates to be able to do Nettflix etc. beyond that nothing else. see below explains no wireless acsess and No Netflix as a con only as inconvenience since at the time wireless and the streaming movie's etc were rarely put in the unit's or made the price alot higher.
Summary: Did a lot of research on Blu ray players and this one offered the best bang for your buck.
Pros: Great player for the money. Also, the up-converting makes old DVDs look good. Watched the old Terminator 1 movie on it and could tell a difference in quality, then watched Terminator 3 in Blu Ray, WOW! This player is great! Online Firmware updates are cool.
Cons: Boot up could be faster, but once its up, its fast. Also once your done watching a movie and you eject the disk, the player goes to a "home screen". Right after it goes to this "home screen" there is noise/snow on the screen like in the old days when your antenna was not point right. It gets wors...
Summary: I spoke directly with Panasonic, they indicated that it was "unlikely" that I would find this model out in the wild, to include it not being available directly from them as it normally is. This individual said that this unit would be replaced with a DMP-BD60K which was due out in APRIL!?
Summary: The ETA date that was here came and went and other resellers are indicating a "discontinued" status... How annoying is it that Panasonic doesn't seem to have a replacement ready to fill this hole???
Summary: People need to quit whining about everything. It has no cable. Most of them don't. For 15 years printers have been coming with no cable. It sucks but thats just the way it is! Get over it already and buy a cable when you buy the unit. Newegg rocks as usual!
Pros: The reviews of this unit are right on. It performs beautifully. The load time is not nearly as annoying as people make it out to be. I would say 20 seconds average. The remote is good and every function works exactly as it is supposed to.
Summary: nice introduction to HD video. Planet Earth BD is a religious experience on my 1080p plasma.
Pros: excellent A/V quality using HDMI out. Upscaled DVD's look amazing, Blu-ray discs even better. Ethernet connection is useful for updating firmware, but I haven't seen a Blu-ray disc that uses it yet.
Cons: very sloooooooow load time. Takes about 30 seconds to open tray after pressing eject, up to two minutes to display menu after inserting a Blu-ray disc.
Summary: This Blu-Ray is absolutely perfect for me and my family. The price is dirt cheap and the image quality is excellent. I researched and demoed comparable, Sony, JVC, etc. and nothing beat out the Panasonic 35BK.
Pros: Super Fast load times, beyond believable image quality
Summary: I had read the reviews and thought to myself nothing can be THAT good. Was I wrong!! Once you set it up, which is easy, be ready to be amazed. I watched Twister (blu-ray edition) and Finding Neno (regular DVD). The sound on Twister was amazing. Almost felt as if the twister were in my room.
Pros: Great color, sound, easy set up, easy firmware update. I was able to get it for $249 on sale. Found lots of sites that were selling it for up to $200 over retail.
Cons: Only con is no HDMI cable. For the price, it should come with the cable.
Summary: Talked with Panasonic because I couldn't find any in stock to replace the player I returned. I was informed this player was discontinued and would be replaced with a new model number in Feb. They did not have a specific date, just Feb. I also agree with the prev post.
Pros: Reviews here and around the web say it all about this player. For the money, its one of the best choices. I returned mine ( purchased elsewhere) due to malfunction. (box was damaged, I would guess Fed-ex/UPS issue. not the player.) The picture and color quality from this player is wonderful. It's...