Summary: Overall, nothing wrong with the product. Just remember that the wifi adapter is going to set you back 90$ new, about 50-60$ used elsewhere.
Pros: Everything works great. For the money you get good quality decent interface and startup times
Cons: So I knew going into this purchase that the "wifi ready" meant that you still needed a wireless adapter for it to work as it did not have it's own antennae. "fine, only another 50 bucks or so for an 802.11n wifi adapter." What I didn't know is you can't use ANY wifi adapter you have to buy Panaso...
Summary: Understand what you need for your layout (wired or wireless) and then choose the product that would best serve your needs. It just so happened that this was the best for me for a WIRED set up. Has all the features without having to hassle with a wireless set up.
Pros: Set up is really easy. Plug and play. Streams well with a WIRED LAN connection. Start up is fast and simple. Controller is not overly confusing. Good blu-ray player for the price ($100).
Cons: Not much. One could make the argument that it takes more money to make it wireless but you have to understand that BEFORE you but it not after.
Summary: NewEgg was great with handling and delivery as usual.
Pros: Internet connectivity was a key feature for me. The installed/downloaded firmware worked well and the connection to my Netflix account is easy to navigate. The price was discounted off list and is a great value.
Cons: The only negative is that you must buy an optional USB wireless adapter to plug into the usb port for wireless connectivity.
Easy Set-Up & Perfect Match for HD Camcorder Users
Joshua B. Walti, Amazon
16 December 2010
Summary: I purchased this unit to replace a standard DVD player and was impressed with how easy it was to set-up. I'm a Netflix subscriber so it was easy to enter in the code (provided by the player menu)online and in less than three minutes, I had access to all the Instant Play titles in my queue.
Summary: I prefer hard wired versus wireless for streaming content. But if you want wireless, be prepared to buy their wireless LAN adapter that does not come with the product. Because of this, I couldn't recommend this to someone that is looking for a wireless BD player.
Pros: Played everything I've thrown at it. Quick load speed.
Cons: The remote response is slow. Sometimes have to hit a button 2-3 times to get a response, and yes, I'm aiming at the receiver on the BD player. Also, the button are so close in some places (function menu) that you almost need micro fingers.
Netflix streaming problems fixed w/ v 1.51 firmware, Vudu added
23 November 2010
Summary: *** Update - as of 11/24/2010 a new firmware update is available for the BD-65. The version is 1.51 and it fixes the Netflix streaming problem. Updated the evening of 11/24/2010 (took about 10 tries as Panasonic's server was very busy).
Summary: In late 2009, I was reading blu-ray player reviews (from Amazon) and here is what I found: * Firmware updates - These should be automatic & essentially "invisible". Many people commented on issues w/ Samsung and even LG having issues w/ the players after installing the latest updates.
Pros: Relatively easy to set up and easy to use even for non- techies.
Cons: They should make it a little more clear that it is NOT Wi-Fi ready. To most people that means plug it in and you have Wi-Fi. Not that you have to buy another $100 piece of equip to make it work as advertized..
Plays everything, including internet content, and plays it well - this is an excellent player at an excellent price
Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of S..., Amazon
5 November 2010
Summary: I'd been holding off on upgrading to Blu-Ray, until I saw that this one was being offered for just over a hundred bucks here on Amazon, and finally decided to take the plunge. I'm quite impressed. I've used other Blu-Ray players, but I'm impressed by how smoothly this one operates.