Excerpt: (1 items) The Panasonic DMP-BD65P's $150 price makes it downright tempting, especially for a Blu-ray player that also streams video via the Internet. But a clumsy remote control and poorly designed on-screen menus make it difficult to use. And the images that the player sends to your HDTV, while usually good and occasionally very good, can't match what we've seen from the best players.
Pros: Strong streaming Internet options, Multimedia via USB and SD, Buttons on player well-placed
Summary: The DMP-BD65 is an excellent entry level Blu-Ray / DVD player that forgets it’s an entry level unit. Incredibly fast loading with a strong menu system, the DMP-BD65 has enough features to satisfy most users, all at an incredibly low price. Say hello to your new BD player.
Pros: Ultra-fast load time, Very inexpensive, Excellent overall performance, Thin, lean form factor, Reliable with a variety of material, SD and USB connectivity, Easy to use, Good remote layout – lots of buttons but not confusing, Supports a variety of playback formats, Internet connectivity, wireless or LAN, Full 1080P 24 / 60 frame playback, Wide angle remote field of view
Cons: Can be time consuming to set up if you – a) decide to set up the networking, and b) if you aren’t a networking type of person, Two button front panel – DON’T LOSE THE REMOTE!
Panasonic DMP-BD65K review : Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray Disc Player with Viera Cast
Electronics Made Easy
2 November 2010
Summary: Even without an integrated wireless adapter, this Blu-Ray player is still one of the best values for the price. Performance is typically flawless, with users reporting start-up times under 30 seconds. The VIERA Cast could improve in its selection of available streaming services, but the mission of this particular model is to offer consumers a superior DVD-upscaling Blu-Ray player that enhances every media and delights viewers in ways unimaginable.
Pros: Flexible- offers superior DVD upscaling for old school consumers, Valuable- this Blu-Ray player stands out and shines at a great price, Ergonomic- slim-line design that weighs just over 4 lbs, Efficient- boots up in seconds, excellent HD video and audio
Cons: Limited- does not include the proprietary wireless adapter
Summary: Panasonic’s new Blu-ray player isn’t much to look at. The DMP-BD65 is smaller than average and feels about as substantial as a biscuit tin. That said, the same applies to most of the opposition. The player’s feature count covers just the essentials: it’s a profile 2.0 machine and can decode all Blu-ray sound formats and stream them via its HDMI output. But there are no multi-channel analogue outputs – something rivals like LG’s BD390 include as standard.
Conclusion: With full marks for picture quality this super-slim, super-fast Blu-ray player is left looking only reasonable value for money. Its treatment of digital media and the novel Viera Cast portal are exemplary, but a lack of both file support and broadband TV choice reduces the BD65’s versatility.
Panasonic DMP-BD65: Blu-ray-Player mit großartigem Bild
2 March 2010
Summary: Wer uns fragt, welchen Fernseher er kaufen soll, bekommt meistens eine Antwort: Einen Panasonic-Plasma. Die Geräte sind ihren Konkurrenten nicht nur bei der Bildqualität überlegen, sondern punkten zudem durch faire Preise. Bei den Blu-ray-Playern fällt uns die Entscheidung schon schwerer. Allerdings macht der Hersteller auch in diesem Segment immer mehr Boden gut. Wir haben getestet, ob der DMP-BD65 zu unserer neuen Kaufempfehlung wird.
Pros: flaches Gehäuse, exzellente Bild- und Tonqualität, kurze Ladezeiten, Youtube-Zugriff
Cons: vergleichsweise teuer, keine MKV-Unterstützung