Very Poor Software / Firmware Programming, Not WiFi Ready
10 June 2012
Summary: As another reviewer stated, this unit requires a Panasonic WiFi receiver. The box should not say "WiFi Ready" if it's indeed not ready to connect to WiFi straight out of the box. Within the first month of ownership, there was a firmware update that I installed. It rendered the Netflix function totally useless. As I recall, Netflix didn't work for a couple of days before they issued a firmware fix. How lame is that? Do they even test their own updates?
Summary: We bought this player at Costco, and after about a month of netflix streaming the player quality got worse and worse and eventually said we had a bad connection, which is not the case at all. It seemed as if some internal memory was slowly filling up. We returned the unit and got a second one, thinking it was probably just a lemon. But the second player had the exact same problem after about 6 weeks. Otherwise the player works fine.
Don't buy if you want to watch Netflix-or any other network function
4 March 2011
Summary: I've owned this Blu-ray player for four months, and in that time I've gotten to watch all of four Netflix movies. Why? Because 49 times out of 50 when I click on "Network" it tells me "Cannot connect to the network at this time. Please try again later." I have cable internet service, I have reliable wi-fi that works on every other device, the settings are all correct when I check them.
Summary: This product did'nt work from the outset. It would only register "Can't read disk" in display regardless of disk type (DVD,CD,Etc.) Sent back to Amazon and they gave me a $60 credit towards a newer model Panasonic.
Summary: All Blu-Ray players will provide excellent picture quality, it's the extra features that make the difference. I bought the BD655 because it claimed to be able to connect to the internet via wireless USB. NOT TRUE! The only way to get wireless connectivity is to purchase the proprietary adapter from Panasonic, which cost more than the player itself. There is nothing on the box that would warn that no other adapter will work.
Summary: After 2 hours of ownership and over an hour of waiting on hold for technical support I was told the latest Firmware update breaks Netflix and there is no going back. I had to talk to a supervisor to get a SR number and they will not offer any compensation for shipping a defective product.
Summary: I purchased this unit at Costco. The outside of the box says "Wireless LAN Ready". Upon opening the instructions I discover that in order to use the wireless feature you must purchase a $70 "optional" LAN Adaptor. OK - maybe I am not up on the latest marketing lingo, but I would think that when a product states "Wireless LAN Ready", it is ready to go wireless. Panasonic, I am disappointed. You have good products. You don't need to be deceptive!
Summary: Der Panasonic BD65 hätte perfekt sein können - fantastisches Bild, super Soundausgabe, spielt sogar NTSC-DVDs problemlos ab, Ladezeiten sind sehr kurz, auch ohne Quick Start Funktion - aber die Laufwerkgeräusche sind einfach nur extrem. Sucht der Player die Blu-Ray oder die DVD, ist das Gerät in etwa so laut, wie die PS3, wird aber auch bei der Filmwiedergabe nur minimal leiser.