Excerpt: If you're looking for a great bluray player that won't break the bank, then I would suggest the Panasonic--DMP BD65. First of all, for what this player provides, the price point (around $100 or less if it's on sale) is excellent. The most important thing to me in a bluray player is picture quality and this player provides a top notch picture. I'm also impressed with the DVD upscaling quality of this player as the picture is clean and clear whenever I play a DVD.
Excerpt: I picked this up for 119 on sale. I was replacing an old panasonic blu ray player that was about 4 years old. First of all the start up time was very fast compared to my other one. I didnt have to reprogram my harmony remote because it was the same brand. i plugged in the ethernet into my router before start up and it immedialy needed an update. I suggest you do this first. Navigation was easy just like the first player and unit is pretty quiet.
Excerpt: Having recently purchased a new Panasonic 58” S2 plasma television my family decided we needed to upgrade to a blu-ray player. Sears was offering a great deal on the DMP-BD65 so I decided to pull the trigger. I wasn’t sure if the upgrade from DVD would be worth the cost but popping in the UP blu-ray quickly brought a smile to my face.
Pain in the Butt to Get Rolling, But Great Now That I Have
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I was given this Blue Ray player for my birthday with a copy of Avatar. It wouldn't play, and the disk advised that my blue ray's software was not up to date. I went to the web-site and downloaded the patch onto a thumb drive, and tried to get the blue ray player to recognize it, which it wouldn't. So I exchanged it at Sears and got the new one home. Same problem.
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. Verizon tells me to call Panasonic, Panasonic tells me to call Verizon. Update: After another support session with Verizon, the tech suggested that I toss my Linksys router and plug ALL devices directly into the Verizon modem/router.
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. This device gives me both for the same price as the Apple TV. Plus it has numerous other streaming services, like Vudu, YouTube, etc. Device operates well.
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: 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.