Summary: This deck was highly recommended when reviewed by Consumer Reports. I have no real complaints, except that I missed the streaming of services such as Netflix. That option was included in the next version, so that is lacking. It does not play 3D Bluray.
BD80 Unit fails to recognize disks after 18 months
7 June 2011
Summary: Was entirely happy with this unit until this morning when it no longer recognizes any kind of disk. Have had it for 18 months, so it is out of warranty! Was not used much! One expects better from such a higher end unit. Tried a cleaning disk to no avail.
Summary: I bought this unit after hearing about it at a high end stereo store. This is the perfect dvd player if you have a stereo receiver that does not have an HDMI input. It accepts analog inputs. It seems hard to really get into the fine tuning for the analog but if you can do it it's great.
Summary: After a bad first experience with a BD player from Shamsung I spent the extra few bucks for this Panasonic and i'm glad I did. Player perfroms flawlessly,not one lock-up or HDCP hand-shake problem after months of use.
Summary: This model will not play Netflix in your TV. I bought it late last year, and at that time no Panasonic model had this feature. New Panasonic models have the Netflix feature, but according to their tech support they don't know if it will ever be available on older (not so old) models.
Summary: Great Blue ray player, picture is hard to believe (my head is 6' away from the TV and a Blue ray DVD looks perfect!!!!!! Snycs with the TV, so only need one remote. Fast loading times, great sound, way better than a movie theater.
Summary: Purchased because of the high ratings of individuals and also reports. Received it very quickly. It was fast and easy to set up, and it works great! Wow, the blu-ray movies are fantastic! Am using an hdmi cable to the tv.
Summary: We haven't used this player a lot, because we don't have many blu-ray discs. The ones we DO have are animated or Pixar Disney movies & the picture is definitely sharper and in some cases has an almost 3D look to it. No problems setting it up & the sound's fine.