Pros: The players is flawless. Works on all disks. I read an article that the network providers, Comcast, Verizon and others, are slowing Netflix data on purpose. If your Netflix is taking forever to load, it's NOT this players fault. Complain to your network provider for being a jerk and not giving you the speed you pay them for on all traffic equally. It's actually a breech of contract for many of the providers.
Summary: I also have the Samsung 5500 blu-ray player for 3D I got in a combo with my TV and I still enjoy using this player for regular 2D blu-ray and dvd playback. The quality for price is amazing. On some movies, along with testing the picture settings on both players and in conjunction with my TV, some movies look better on this player to me for some reason.
Pros: This was my first stand alone blu-ray player and it has all the features I wanted. It loads discs quick, has a nice interface on the player. The quality looks amazing coupled with my Samsung LED 7000 46'' 3D TV. I love the stylish look and the playback is flawless. DVD's look brand new too. Couldn't be happier ! :)
Cons: IF I had to pick a con, its very minor but on my Samsung LED, it thinks that this player is a 3D player for some reason and when I have 3D detection set to auto, it changes it and the image is distorted. Not a huge problem, I just set the 3D detection to Message Notify, and then I just leave it when it comes up and says 3D hardware detected Press 3D to activate. Again no big deal, I assume the firmware or player was manufactured along with Panasonic's other players th...
Summary: Regarding having to log-in and do everything short of placing the order to find the price: This seems to be a trend on many other websites as well.
Pros: I wanted a basic player that could play +DL burned dics as well as MP3 format discs. I have no interest in a LAN or streaming video. The player does a great job upconverting non-Bluray discs.
Cons: According to the manual, there are 5 search speeds. That seems to be the way to fast forward or fast reverse to find a particular spot. Every other player I've seen allows you to search for hours and minutes. This one doesn't so I knocked off an egg.
Summary: Like I said, I only wanted a few features and I wanted cheap, and this looks to be exactly what i wanted. I would love to have a few more minor features work better/differently (eg: the tv volume/power buttons on the remote be programmable and not only viera-link) and if TVersity had better support for it*, but all in all, I'm very happy with it thus far. Now to play some Bluray's on it.
Pros: Netflix button on the remote
Cons: DLNA - Tversity recognizes it as a PS3. This might be the cause of some of my problems, but sometimes the audio gets out of sync. Some shows, a quick rewind fixes this. Other shows can't rewind and just start over. I'm thinking that I should blame this on the Transcoding and it may not be the panasonic's fault, but it should be noted.
Summary: I sent this item back and ordered new, hoping that the new one will function correctly.
Pros: Wired Lan that Supports DLNA (shared videos over home network) & 4 Internet Apps. Also has front usb for external drives, 1080p upconverter, fast boot up time. Had everthing I was looking for in a Blu Ray Player.
Cons: I am hoping that the Lan adapter in the player was faulty because it would frequently have trouble connecting to the internet and lan. When it was working, Netflix loaded extremely slow if it loaded at all. I purchased an Open Box version which I was expecting like new, but I received in poor condition (scratched up, missing all orginal packing, no instructions) in addition to the above problems.