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7.1 out of 10

Panasonic DMP-BD65

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Overall 6
6.0

Works, Is Cheap, But Not High Performance

Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF", Amazon
25 October 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

well,it played for a while

Michael W., Newegg
10 November 2011
  • Pros: its a good player so far,the network works flawless (wired).
  • Cons: no WiFi adapter included means extra $$$. I had it wired with a 6 dollar cable. Unfortunately shortly after warranty expires, the network function ceased to work. well,have to do w/o it.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Panasonic BD65 w/hiccups"

nwberean, CNET
31 August 2011
  • Pros: Interchangeable controls w/my Panasonic Plasma TV and VCR.
  • Cons: When playing a BD disc it will stop multiple times as if it runs out of memory. Have to manipulate the controls to get it restarted (usually not in the same place it stops). Frustrating.
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Overall 6
6.0

Definite Network Problems

Robert C., Newegg
7 January 2011
  • Pros: DVD's play with astounding quality. When the network works it is good.
  • Cons: VieraCast is very slow. Netflix interface is clunky and not anywhere near as good as Roku's. There seems to be few ways to debug this and Panasonic support is non-existent.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very slow Netflix

carlos c., Newegg
1 January 2011
  • Pros: It works as a Blu-Ray player and can access Netflix (usually).
  • Cons: The Viera-Cast access is VERY slow and the interface is clunky. No way to access other content on the network and doesn't play all types of computer files.
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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't play recorded DVD-R

Jenny N., Amazon
19 December 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

watch out for those firmware updates.

W. Lowe "dog Lover", Amazon
22 November 2010
  • Summary: I was liking this Blu-ray disc player until the last firmware update. I use to be able to stream my Netflix video on this system and now I can't.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK with blu ray; Not happy with regular DVD upconversion

Mighty Mouse, Amazon
19 March 2010
  • Summary: While I am pleased with the BR playback, a lot is left to be desired in terms of PQ with the regular DVD upconversion. My old Toshiba HD-DVD A3 player blows this away in terms of regular DVD upconversion. That's why I am giving this player only 3 stars. Not all BR owners will have an exclusive BR collection so I wish Panasonic worked hard to make sure this unit will still give very satisfactory upconversion like their older DVD players.
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Overall 6
6.0

THIS DOES NOT HAVE WIRELESS!!!!

JP, J&R
18 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this for the wireless netflix. I was informed this would work wirelessly and it did not need any additions. Once I got it and tried to hook it up to my wireless router, I realized it needed a wireless card. But the only wireless card it can accept is one made by Panasonic and it costs $75. Needless to so I returned this, [...] I bought a insignia wireless networking blueray player for $150 and it works great.
  • Pros: DVD Upconversion, Excellent Image Quality, Good Soundtrack Support
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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic DMP-BD65: A cheap Blu Ray Player

Fairypop, Dooyoo
21 September 2013
  • Summary: We purchased a 37 inch Panasonic tv from John Lewis and the blu ray player was free! My husband said it was essential to upscale our DVDs and make them watchable on our new tv anyway and we would have needed to it one so I was happy to get it gratis! It is a standard unit, nothing particularly special to look at. A simple, streamlined design. I'll start with the negative for me, and that is the time it takes to both open the disc drawer and load the disc content.
  • Pros: Cheap blu ray player but technology advanced quickly and this is now lacking
  • Cons: Slow response times
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