Summary: The Blu Ray player works fine. Use with Netflix, however, is limited to 100 episodes of any TV show. It is not possible to change which episodes are accessible, they are predefined. For example, it is not possible to specify all the episodes for season 1 and then change to all the episodes for season 7, so some episodes are never accessible through this player. I do NOT recommend any Panasonic player if you want to watch episodes of popular, long running TV shows.
Summary: The wireless is really slow to load, and the remote is actually kind of awkward when trying to get back to disc / netflix menus. The Netflix menu is dated, and you have to "load" movies into que via a computer to see your choices. I should have gotten another PS3. The interface and connection speeds are so much better.
Summary: netflix streaming sucks on this bluray player because the menu only allows you to watch your instant queue. Other dvd players allow you to see your recommendations, search for new movies, and browse by genre. get with it panasonic!
Summary: Primary reasons for this purchase were to replace a very loud Samsung DVD-1080P9 1080p Upconverting DVD player (purchased just last year) as well as play Netflix movies (which, prior to now I was viewing with a laptop connected to my 1080p Sharp TV). Something changed at Netflix (MS software had not been changed), and so the laptop was having some issues with streaming many of the Netflix titles (not a problem prior to this year).
Summary: This is my first purchase of a Blu-Ray Disc Player. Since I was going to buy a Roku unit, the wi-fi enabled internet controller was a real plus. I knew Netflix was covered, and I hoped hulu was too, but that is not the case. Perhaps it will be available through an upgrade, or perhaps there is a procedure to add it, but I haven't had time to go through the instruction book carefully. So far, everything works well as advertised.
Summary: I purchased this bluray player to enjoy bluray movies as well as stream movies online. The player works fine with bluray discs. The internet streaming is disappointing as the sound quality is nothing special. After several calls to Netflix and Panasonic, it was determined that only the play station 3 plays 5.1 true surround sound quality. Its up to Netflix to upgrade their service.
Summary: This blu-ray player pretty much did what was advertised, but for only eight months. Then it just stopped playing any and all blu-ray discs, but still played regular DVDs. I tried everything (plugging and unplugging, resetting to factory defaults, etc) but all blu-rays just wouldn't play, even blu-rays that had played perfectly just days before.
Summary: Setting Up Since so many have written about this unit's set up, I thought I'd write my review while setting up the product. Here we go... 1. Connected HDMI cable from old DVD to new Panasonic Blu Ray. Plugged the Panasonic in. Turn on TV. It works! 2. Prompted to input some information. Yes, I would like Quick Start Up. Yes, I am using an old 5.1 sound system. Yes I would like to set up the networking feature. 3. I have not plugged in the Wireless "donggle.
Summary: First off let me say that the video and audio quality for both blu-ray and regular dvds is wonderful. But, I purchased this player solely for it's streaming ability of Netflix, Vudu, and Pandora. I already had a great Blu-ray player but wanted the ability of streaming Netflix primarily. I am quite technically savy, and have managed a media company in the past, so my networking and audio-visual skills are hardly matched.
Summary: Bought this blu ray with a panasonic p46s2 tv. So far, both are working well. I knew we wanted to be able to access netflix, pandora etc., and considered the g25 tv. But someone suggested a dvd player that has internet access, and noted that the combined price of of this player plus the s2 was comparable to the g25. Made sense to me so I went that route. I also wanted a wireless connection, another reason I bought this player.