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
Excerpt: Highlights include inbuilt Picasa/YouTube/weather/Bloomberg browsing, an SD card slot with SDXC support, 7.1-channel surround sound, an optical digital audio output and advanced 1080p upscaling. The Panasonic DMP-BD65 also comes with a front-mounted USB port for easy media file playback — although codec support is limited.
Excerpt: Given the almost inevitable death of the disc in favour of downloading and streaming, the big brands are busy fitting their Blu-ray players with digital diversions - and Panasonic is no different.