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
WARNING! Read this or you might regret your purchase
J. Bowen, Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: WARNING!! If you like weeding through advertising, this product is for you. I can't believe Panasonic sold their soul to advertisers who place their ads on the screen as you try to access segments of the player. In addition, they have placed a dedicated Netflix button right in the middle of the remote where I accidentally hit it. I wish I had returned this immediately. The player was easy to set up, but other elements make it an inferior product.
Summary: My BR player began freezing up around 90-days in service when watching a disk, streaming, on start up, or shut down. When it freezes, it won't respond to the remote or manual buttons. To get it working I had to unplug it. Unplugging it worked for a few weeks and now it won't even turn on. Since I am beyond the 90-day labor warranty, I was quoted a repair price that is more than what a new one costs.
Cons: Did not meet expectations, Poor quality, warranty
Summary: First, some background. I own two of the previous model, the BDT-220. That model is the most fully featured Blu-ray player I've ever come across, with advanced audio and video calibration features typically found in models that cost $200+. For example, there are settings for chroma level, gamma level, a ton of audio remix options, and the biggie -- the ability to force 24p for *any* video source, including the internet sources (Netflix, Hulu+, etc).
Summary: This is the second time this Blue Ray DVD Player has died on me. 1st time was 6 months in to the warranty 2nd time 1 month after the warranty, same problem WILL NOT BOOT. They will do nothing for me. I own two units, one older (DMR E80H DVR) Recorder Great machine, 2nd one is a VCR/DVD (EMR EZ48V) which was in for repairs at the same time as my DVD Blue Ray was in, under warranty 6 months old. I will never by another Panasonic.
Constantly freezes and must be unplugged to reboot
4 May 2013
Summary: This player works fine when it works, but it freezes ALL the time. It desperately needs a firmware update that will make the stupid player manage sleeping or being turned off when there is a disc or USB thumb drive inserted. PLEASE fix the freezing issue and this will be completely different. How hard is it to make a firmware update to fix a rampant problem that is generating negative reviews all over the internet.
Cons: terrible firmware, no support, cheap design, constantly freezes
Summary: The iPhone-like touch screen remote is simply painful to use. This is the primary reason I returned this unit. Difficult to access subtitles. Have to drill down through several menus and ONLY after a program begins to play. Cannot turn subtitles on by default. Subs only display as plain text (cannot translate tags) on a black background.. cannot change color or background to be transparent. Some .mkv files would simply not play of USB drive. No USB 3.0 support.
Pros: Plays Bd Discs L
Cons: Awful Touch Screen Remote, Bad Subtitle Support, No Usb 30 Support