Summary: If you want an inexpensive Blu-ray DVD player that plays just about any format, this is for you. It is also Wireless System Ready, which means that with the proper router and setup you can stream Netflix. The quality of sound and vision is just as good as any other Blu-ray player I have owned (Samsung and Sony), but I would warn that the DVD takes much longer to load than the other players I have used.
Summary: I have this blu-ray player and I also have a Samsung BD-C5500. Both work fine as far as playing movies goes, but the Samsung is much more convenient. First of all, I like the remote better for the Samsung. The remote for the Panasonic is a real pain alot of times and has some important buttons too close together. Like the fact that the arrow buttons are right next to the top menu, pop-up menu, function menu and return buttons.
Summary: I purchased this as a replacement for a sony Blu-Ray that went belly up. The player worked as advertised for about six months then every DVD I put in froze and skipped. Fortunately, I had a purchase protection plan through Sears and sent it back for a replacement. Not sure I will go with Panasonic again, although I have a Panasonic plasma tv that is great so far.
Summary: Product does it's job. Purchased as a refurbished model via Amazon. Doesn't load fast, but most older models are pretty slow. Can view video/movies via SD card, but they must be converted to AVCHD format first. The unit is very noisy. I don't know if this is common for this model or if it is because I purchased a refurbished model. It makes me wonder if it was returned because of the noise and was shipped out to me without repair.
Summary: I am dissapointed because the single reason I purchased this device was upconversion. I may not be a typical customer, but I think I am realistic in my expectations. The upconversion was so bad, it was not just worse than my ordinary composite DVD player 480i, but I assumed it was defective. I hope this is the case, because the box is really loaded with great features! The Netflix streaming (which is my primary source for watch films) is excellent.
Summary: I purchased this product recently and was fairly well pleased with it at first, until I tried to connect it to my wireless home network. Depsite the manufacturer claims of "Wireless LAN Ready" it is in fact *NOT* ready, at least not until you purchase as separate wirless adapter that costs almost as much as the player did to begin with.
Summary: I bought the DMP-BD65 in November and it broke by the next February (3 months). It stopped playing Bluray discs. It also would restart the power in the middle of watching a Netflix show. I sent it in for service and received a replacement in a few weeks. The replacement was used and had not been reset, so someone elses Netflix account was still programmed and I had to figure out how to erase it to use my own.
Summary: This player does not stream Netflix out of the box-a Panasonic wi-fi connector is required and it retails for about $100.00. If you want to connect to netflix, you might want to consider a player that has built in wi-fi capability when comparing cost. I guess you can connect the player directly to a computer to access Netflix as an alternative, but I feel the advertisement for the player should have made these facts clear.
Summary: I don't usually feel the need to write reviews, but my experience with this certainly warranted one. I don't have any Blu-Ray disks yet and bought this as a preemptive upgrade with my new HDTV. For normal store-bought DVDs it works great and delivers a wonderful picture, but a lot of my videos are home movies on finalized DVD-R disks. NONE of the recorded disks will play correctly.