Summary: I bought this player with the promise of being able to play streaming Netflix. It does not play Netflix nor will there be a firmware upgrade to allow Netflix to play. I bought this player Xmas of '09. I later purchased a Panasonic BD-655P-K at Costco in June of 2010, which you can find here for $100.00, that's a deal. There is no reason to spend more money for a Blu-ray. The Panasonic DMP-BD80 does a nice job of playing DVD's I must say.
Summary: BUYER BEWARE. The Panasonic Blu-ray player model DMP-BD80 CAN NOT be connected directly to Surround Sound 5.1 / 7.1 Speakers Systems. Although it has the capability of 5.1 / 7.1 Surround Sound it does not have the power to drive the speakers. You'll need to purchase an external and separate Receiver/Amplifier to drive the speakers. No where on the box or in the instruction manual does Panasonic tell you this.
Summary: This unit is difficult to use...The menu does not react well and some new movies, ie...Drag me to Hell and CRANK 2, needs some kind of "unknown" Firmware update to even play. Panasonic's customer service is the WORST...TERRIBLE and MORE WORSE than any other type of support company. The tech people don't even know what they are talking about.They don't understand anything about the machine and try to come off like they do.
Summary: Intermittent loss of sound/audio. Occasional freeze and/or skip. The same problems as the previous model of BD60 that uses the same chip. Problems persist despite firmware update. Very good picture quality with both BD and SD. It would be an excellent player if this player didn't have these problems. Had to return it.
Summary: This unit is very slow to start up. Slow to move from one menu to the next. Just plain slow. This unit is not user friendly and difficult to navigate I'm not happy with the remote at all, with no apparent thought given to the logic of the layout.
Summary: Von den Funktionen her und alles ist der Player wirklich ein Superteil, aber das nervende Betriebsgeräusch ist so störend das ich mich entschieden habe den Player wieder zu verkaufen :-( ... Es ist kein Film zu genießen über DVD oder BD ... Ich habe mich selber vor dem Kauf mithilfe der Rezensionen hier über den Player schlau machen wollen und bin echt entäuscht dass das Problem immer nur so klein angesprochen wurde.