Summary: The unit works just fine with DVDs, but 49 times out of fifty, when performing the "Network Easy Setting", it finds the network but fails when it checks for a connection to the internet (Error code B019). I'm still trying to find a fix.
Summary: I purchased this unit to give maximum video source flexibility for a minimal price. I primarily use Netflix streaming, so I considered an Apple TV for $99. However, I occasional play DVD or BlueRay discs, so having that capability is helpful.
Summary: THIS IS A GOOD PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT IS AS ADVERTISED AND ALSO USER FRIENDLY. WAS ABLE TO USE OUT OF THE BOX. CONNECTED TO NETFLIX WITH NO ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT. PCTURE IS EXCELLENT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PURCHASE. WELL WORTH THE PRICE.
Summary: My sole purpose for investigating Blu-Ray devices was to determine of they were better than the single function Roku media player for accessing Netflix streaming video content. I started fooling around with Netflix streaming video on my PC over a fairly fast DSL connection several months ago.
Summary: I am not techno-phobic, but I am techno-fatigued. I have had to do setups and/or learn way too many arcane and non-intuitive applications and installations. No problem with this product, despite the concerns in many of the reviews I read before purchase. Hookup is foolproof.
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 recently got this blu ray player to replace a dvd player and was happy with the outcome. This is a fantastic blu ray player it's sleek and slim and produces great quality from both dvds and blu rays. Now why this is rated so low is because people didn't do their research.
Summary: This player works great for disks and for Netflix streaming video. The menus are clunky to use but manageable. Using the Panasonic "easy-setup", this player was extremely easy to setup and use.
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).
Great Value & Works Well but Netflix Software is Old
H. Pratt, Amazon
22 November 2010
Summary: I bought this Blu-ray player to replace an older DVD player. I don't watch a lot of Blu-rays yet but I wanted to be able to stream Netflix to my TV without using my Wii or PS3. While it does work out of the box I've found that it's an older version of the Netflix application which pretty much sucks.