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8.1 out of 10

Panasonic DMP-BDT220

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Overall 4
4.0

Panasonic disappoints

alantgray, CNET
30 October 2013
  • Summary: Frustrated with this product. Will replace this with something not Panasonic. CNET should keep a library of damaged discs and test the players for resilience in their playback. I've seen enough cheerful reviews that don't get to the most serious problems that real consumers face. If it can't play discs very well, the recommendation and rating is worthless.
  • Pros: Plays most discs I received from Netflix as well as streaming content.
  • Cons: Slow menu interface and disc loading. Not able to play lightly damaged discs.
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Overall 4
4.0

Beautiful Blu-Ray, but Spotty Streaming

TobyDammit, CNET
28 June 2013
  • Summary: Wifi streaming from the internet is now an indispensable method for getting movies and other entertainment. Spend a few bucks more if necessary to get a player with better streaming capabilities.
  • Pros: Blue Ray player works perfectly and set up was fairly easy.
  • Cons: YouTube audio doesn't play on my machine and their telephone help desk personnel simply couldn't figure out how to fix it. Tried a dozen different setting changes to no avail. VERY frustrating!
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Overall 4
4.0

Due to problems with Netflix I had to give a low score.

cole6824, CNET
17 April 2013
  • Summary: Good player except for netflix.
  • Pros: Plays BlueRay well
  • Cons: Ongoing problems with netflix.
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Overall 3
3.0

Am on my way to return this product

email2niranjan, CNET
1 December 2012
  • Summary: Am on my way to return this product as I just discovered that there is no way to rewind or fast forward a youtube videos.. This feature is very primitive... Come on!!
  • Pros: Nothing special
  • Cons: Primitive features, There is no way to rewind or fast forward a youtube videos.. This feature is very primitive... Come on!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible Streaming

C-Lo13, CNET
30 October 2012
  • Summary: Netfilx streaming is terrible and video quality is poor. Suffers from consistent black flicker. I bought 2 of these and one of them completely stopped streaming any service after a week. Best Buy gladly exchanged it for me. I wish I would have returned both and gotten a different brand.
  • Pros: Great Blu Ray picture quality, Streams a good variety of content, Good price point
  • Cons: Streaming quality is terrible, Feels cheaply built
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Overall 4
4.0

Great disc player but bad online/netflix streamer.

nilonilonilo, CNET
26 August 2012
  • Pros: Loads really fast., Great picture quality., Easy interface., Great remote., Ability to use my smartphone to control the player
  • Cons: Does not work well anymore for playing online content such as Netflix because wireless stops working every hour or so and requires you to turn off and on unit to gain wireless access again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Blue-ray player, but horrible internet problems.

ts47, CNET
17 July 2012
  • Summary: Before I describe my Netflix problems, you should know that I have a current technology wireless network in my house with all the latest firmware installed in my router. My router is a Linksys E3000 dual band wireles N router. I also have a ROKU box that streams Netflix wirelessly and quickly with absolutely no problems. My Panasonic Blue-ray player says it has a full strength connection to my router.
  • Pros: Great Blue-ray and DVD player. I've watched several movies in both formats. Discs load quickly, picture quality is great!
  • Cons: The wireless connection on this player is broken. It drops the internet all the time.
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Overall 4
4.0

The blu-ray player seems fine, but wireless is broken

blizzjunkie, CNET
12 July 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this model because I needed both a blu-ray player and a streaming device, like a Roku. This seemed like my best option. I ordered it from Sears, online, and immediately tried watching netflix on it.
  • Pros: I've only watched a single blu-ray movie on it (Scott Pilgrim vs the Wolrd), it seemed to function adequately.
  • Cons: This model is plagued with problems with its wireless connection. There are numerous complaints about it losing the wireless signal, and unable to gain it again until the unit is restarted.
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Overall 3
3.0

Software is half-baked

khisel, CNET
23 June 2012
  • Summary: Worked great for about a week. After a firmware update the wireless would go out and lock up the whole machine requiring a power-down-up to fix. Then it would die again. Switched to wired connection and it worked for another 2 weeks and then it refused to log into Netflix. Not a fan of this player and I feel like I wasted my money. Hopefully future firmware upgrades will fix the problems. Until then, I bought a Roku.
  • Pros: Nice PQ, Sleek design, Decent remote
  • Cons: Wireless glitches lock up whole machine, Netflix stopped working after 3 weeks
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Overall 4
4.0

Highly over-rated. Returning tomorrow.

miraclejohn, CNET
30 April 2012
  • Pros: The blu-ray plays fine.
  • Cons: Picture quality of streaming content ranges from underwhelming to terrible. All of it: Vudu, Amazon, Netflix. I have very fast, strong wifi signal, so this level of performance is mystifying. Roku is light years better than this unit.
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