Summary: To me, the primary function of this device is to play Blu-ray disks, DVDs, and CDs as a component in a home theater. It does that job very well. The picture quality is very good. It contains a small status display on the front panel. There are four buttons on the top of the unit that operate it without a remote. Also, it works well with my programmable remote control. I also liked the helpful descriptions that are displayed on the setup screens.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, works with programmable remote
Summary: I was very excited when i purchased this Blue-ray player, the feature list was very impressive. I like that it had wifi, DNLA,Remote control app for you phone and being able to control youtube with your smartphone or computer. The Blue-ray quality is amazing and no complaints. But whats the point of having all these features if they are not reliable. DNLA is very slow and at times it locks up. You have to pull the power-cord to recover not impressed.
An Excellent Buy for Upgrading an HD Blu-Ray Player
25 January 2014
Summary: Using Consumer Reports recommendations to upgrade my HD player, I found the Panasonic Smart Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player to be an excellent upgrade. It was simple to install (especially reading through the enclosed installation guide). Following set-up, I began to explore the connections to the programming services of several vendors (Netflix, Amazon, etc.,) and have subscribed, using the tools and software built-in to the player, to several media services.
Summary: First player's WiFi died in less than one month, so I was able to exchange. Second's WiFi died after the 90 day warranty, meaning I now have to pay for labor (which is the price of a new player altogether). No thanks... the miracasting from Android worked well, but without WiFi anymore, I can't use it. Can only access online content via wired access. Web apps are slow. Web browser cannot display much online content, only text and certain pictures.
Pros: looks nice
Cons: Did not meet expectations, Poor quality, constantly freezes
Summary: I purchased this blue ray player to connect to Netflix via a wireless internet connection. The wireless setup is useless with AT&T's 2WIRE. It simply does not work. At all. WEP-PSK AEP or TKIP Do not purchase this device if you own a 2WIRE Modem. Have moved this to the spare bedroom. Works great as a basic dvd player. Internet features are of course useless without a connection.