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Panasonic DMP-BD655
6.1 out of 10

Panasonic DMP-BD655

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Overall 4
4.0

Soooo sloooowww and awkward

Sergey K., Newegg
23 December 2011
  • Summary: Below average player. Net apps are nearly unusable thanks to the interface so don't count them in. If you need just something to stick the disk in and watch through the movie without touching any buttons other than pause and eject, then it's acceptable (if you can live with like a minute wake up...
  • Pros: - plays blu-ray movies (if you wouldn't whack it with a hammer while dragging through menus) - starts playing when disk inserted - Image quality is ok
  • Cons: - sluggish and outdated interface written by mentally weak person that never heard of ergonomics - awkward remote usage like when buttons have absolutely different and illogical functions depending on where are you at or what media you're playing. - poor menu design especially in part of net apps...
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Overall 4
4.0

Outdated firmware

Richard R., Newegg
8 November 2011
  • Summary: No DLNA support, no upgrades since 2010 on any of the internet apps. Netflix is 1.0 (instant Que only) YouTube has a cache issue with playlist and favorites. I will never again purchase a Panasonic BD player.
  • Pros: It plays BD's fine.
  • Cons: Panasonic will not upgrade any of the 2010 Models.
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Overall 6
6.0

might not be for you

Sarah I., Newegg
29 October 2011
  • Summary: This unit has component out and HDMI making it suitable parents' older television. I purchased it during a shell shocker when the price was reasonable, otherwise I would have picked one up locally. Lots of waiting for menus to respond and load.
  • Pros: - plays blu-ray movies - includes some video streaming apps
  • Cons: - hellaciously outdated interface - awkward remote usage - poor menu design - comparable and better models with additional features are available for less
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Overall 4
4.0

Miss leading info.

Susan K., Newegg
27 October 2011
  • Summary: I called panasonic help line and they confirmed it does not play all regions after a 45minutes on the phone and them researching. Very disappointed in panasonic.
  • Pros: It works so far to a point.
  • Cons: It does not play all regions of dvd's as it says.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for DLNA or Streaming

Richard R., Newegg
20 October 2011
  • Summary: I gave it 3 stars because it does play Blu-Ray fine, I would not recommend.
  • Pros: Does Play BLu-Ray fine, BD Live media can be a USB stick or SD card.
  • Cons: About all it does good is Blu-Ray. Old versions of Internet Apps and Panasonic will not update any of the 2010 devices. I use to be a huge fan of Panasonic but I'm done now with the lack of continued support on devices. My Samsung BDP is older and I have all the Internet App updates, Netflix 2.1 ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Falls short for lack of DIVX/XVID capability

Jerome K., Newegg
21 September 2011
  • Summary: I knocked off 2 eggs because of the lack of the media format playback. This was a BIG deal for me, as it was a major reason I bought this. True, I should have double-checked the capabilities, BUT, if you got a stereo in your car, would you feel the need to check if it receives FM radio?
  • Pros: Good Blu-Ray playback, fast loading, USB and SD ports
  • Cons: USB and SD ports, which I mentioned in the PRO section, are made nearly useless by the fact they won't play BASIC video formats, such as DIVX/XVID! Only a proprietary, expensive ($80) WIFI wireless dongle will work with this
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Anonymous, Newegg
23 March 2011
  • Summary: It does not have wireless but I ran a wired connection to it and it immediately saw the network, downloaded, etc.
  • Pros: Looked like new, all parts in box. Connected easily, came right up. Quick to load and start - didn't feel slow compared to my normal DVD player. Found and downloaded firmware update with no problem. Activated Netflix fine, saw my queue immediately.
  • Cons: Regular DVDs really don't look any better than on my old DVD player. If anything, the 1080p upconvert seems to add a little noise. But oh well. Haven't watched a Blu-Ray yet. Also as others mention, the Netflix app only shows your instant queue. You can't browse and play randomly, so have your la...
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Overall 10
10

Great Value Buy

Fred B., Newegg
21 March 2011
  • Pros: The unit arrived quickly and was well packaged. I was able to get it hooked up to my TV and ethernet just fine. Network found the unit quickly with no problem. I was able to do the firmware update with no problem. The Vieracast setup let me log onto my Video account immediately. I had purchased a...
  • Cons: Why were there no batteries for the remote?
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Overall 10
10

BUY IT NOW!

Jerris N., Newegg
18 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this more for Netflix and YouTube than I did Blue-ray. This was an AWESOME deal. I paid $59 after adding a Newegg $25 coupon code to my cart. On top of that, I got the The Fighter Blue-ray DVD for Free. This was a GREAT deal. I expected refurbished, possibly scratched or dented.
  • Pros: Internet features are: A.m.a.z.o.n, Netflix, YouTube, Weather, Bloomberg, Picasa, Twitter, several others AFTER firmware update.
  • Cons: Interface seems a little slow, but I still wouldn't consider it a con. The YouTube interface could be done more like a Sony where the searches are saved, but still not complaining.
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Overall 10
10

Had to manually update the Firmware

Kim Y., Newegg
10 March 2011
  • Summary: Although it correctly detected my hardwired network settings, it was unable to connect to the internet to update the FW (1.23 installed) ... Viera Cast gave me the same error message, "Cannot connect. Please confirm network connection and settings.
  • Pros: Great price, looks like new and came with a decent-looking HDMI cable.
  • Cons: None so far.
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