Could have been better, but lack of DIVX is a killer!
Jerome K., Newegg
20 September 2011
Summary: This could have been a nice player, but the fact it won't recognize most DIVX and XVID media formats knocks off 1-2 eggs. The clincher for the second egg off is the proprietary, ungodly EXPENSIVE WIFI adapter.
Pros: Nice player for standard Blu-Ray and DVD discs. Has SD and USB slots
Cons: While it has SD and USB, those slots are fairly USELESS, when it doesn't even play most video formats off of those devices! Also the required PROPRIETY WIFI adapter, costing $80, is way overpriced and no generic is readily available
Summary: I mainly use this for DVD's (no problem whatsoever) and through the Network (wired) with Netflix and Pandora. Pandora seems ok. Netflix is ALWAYS trouble and requires far too much buffering to make viewing pleasant. Netflix support claims it is my ISP, they are no help.
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.
Summary: I have both this player, and a Samsung C5500. Both are on the same network, with the same router, and even the ethernet cables are from the same manufacturer bought from New Egg at the same time. The Samsung is far and away the better player, and is (usually) cheaper too.
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.
Summary: So far I connected the player to my old TV using the video out and download Netflex off of my old G wireless router - that works to my amazement. It does not come with a HDMI cable but will use that option in the future.
Pros: It works with Wi-Fi and Netflex - have not tried a Blu-ray disk. Received the player as a gift from my son and it was advertised as being Wi-Fi enabled. With the player my son included a wireless USB adapter but it would not work. After trying different alternatives, found I needed a special Pana...
Cons: This player is not and I mean it is NOT WiFi ready - you will need a special USB adapter costing about $90. If this adapter was included, I would rate it 5 stars at this point. Most certainly if you plan on using this player wireless, it is not an inexpensive option adding the proprietary and exp...
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.
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.
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.