Summary: Read reviews and picked this product for function and price. Had no problem setting it up and using it. Only weak point is you have to buy a $100 camera to be able to use Skype. I won't be using the Skype function with this unit because of the cost.
Close your eyes and listen. Close your ears and watch. When you discover that this thing is so inexpensive, you'll wonder why you ever thought about buying anything else!
14 March 2013
Summary: After years of searching and finally buying the pieces of my home entertainment system, I was missing the DVD player. I thought that this would be a difficult choice, but found that the reviews for this device were excellent from a few trusted sources, including the AVS forum. Only a few on Amazon exclaimed that an OTA update had "messed up the Wifi and Netflix." Apparently Panasonic listened and corrected it, mentioning it in their updates. - 1.53.
Pros: Absolutely stunning 24p play back. Networked Apps are flawless (wired). Very customizable. Unbelievable DLNA capability. Ability to skip the unskippables in a DVD. Overall professional onscreen GUI. Audio Quality is surprisingly very good. Upscaling as a customizable, menu driven item. Very Apple-esque.
Cons: Wish it linked to Non-Windows NAS better. Needs longer passwords for Networked Drives.
Summary: Dont be carried away by your friends saying their TV is smart. The wifi enable BR players will make your regular TV a SMART TV at a very low cost or nothing. You need a BR player any way - so buy one with a Wifi enabled and you get 2 in 1. A BR player and your TV is SMART! No need for ROKO apple TV etc. Got this from Frys for $79.95 after christmas sale. Earlier this week (12/30/12), or still offerred at the same price.
Pros: Excellent value for the price - Paid $79.95 at Frys.
Cons: No comments - still learning how to use it for web apps
Buyer Beware! The Amazon Instant Video app may be missing from this player!
14 July 2012
Summary: Buyer beware! We purchased the DMP-BDT220 player from Costco. The model number was designated as DMP-BDT220CP. On certain blu-ray players with this model number, the Amazon Instant Video app is missing and there is no way to download it! After spending about an hour trying to figure it out on my own, I called Panasonic technical support and was told that this bug affects approximately 1 in every 10 of these players.
Summary: Awful to use. Slow. Crashes and has to be unplugged to reset. Apps not what they're cracked up to be. Audio file compatibility is really hit-and-miss: Files that play from an external drive won't play from SD card, and vice versa. The number of video file-types played is pitiful. Player insists on stepping through illogical and needless menu steps to achieve the simplest things.