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.
Buyer Beware! The Amazon Instant Video app may be missing from this player!
4 February 2013
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: 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
Excerpt: I LOVE my DVD player! This DVD player has many, many options that you will not find on other DVD players. Watch the news, watch a weather video. Set the weather for your town and always know what to expect. Play free games. Check your facebook and twitter emails. Stream Youtube videos, Netflix or Amazon tv. Stream Pandora. Listen to music or news through your favorite radio channel. Skype with family and friends while you watch your Netflix movie.
Summary: Good budget player. HOWEVER, it doesn't seem to want to play the english version of Lego movie (every other language works). Works fine on my PC and a friends player - and firmware up to date. Streams youtube and from my PC, bu needs you to alter some settings on your PC for them to talk to each other.
Summary: I bought this blue-ray so I could play certain video files without the trouble of converting them.So far it has taken every disc that I have thrown at it.As for 3d I have not tried it so I cannot comment