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 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.
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.
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
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