Summary: When looking for a blu-ray player, I took a chance and chose a Panasonic just based on the brand name. I bought this blu-ray player 6 months ago, and now it completely locks up on me. This now happens every time I turn it on. It is responsive for less than 30 seconds, and then just freezes. It won't respond to the remote or the manual buttons on the player itself. I have to physically unplug the player from the wall to get it to turn off.
Summary: Panasonic DMP-BD77 Device will not operate as intended after firmware update version 1.2. In my case, it ceased to play ANY Blu Ray discs after I was forced to accept the firmware update. Not allowing firmware updates will cause the player to cease operating altogether until you do accept it. The device will still (at the moment) play regular DVD's, CD's, MP3's, VCD's, and any other format, but not Sony's Blu Ray format.
Summary: It is all I need. I have been looking for a nice simple Blu-ray with an LED display. I am blown away at how many simple blu-rays at Fry's, Target, Best Buy and others don't have LED displays. I like to know where I'm at in a movie without having to pause or whatever. This is exactly the player that I've been looking for.
Summary: This is the second Panasonic Smart Network Blu-Ray Disc Player that I have bought from Abt. I loved the first so much that I replaced my old DVD player on my second TV with this player so that I could enjoy the streaming movies and better picture quality of this player on both of my TVs.
Pros: DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Easy to use, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections