Be Careful Purchasing this player...No True HD 7.1 capability, only 5.1
MC "MC", Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: Be very careful...this unit does not support DTS 7.1 audio..it converts the 7.1 stream to 5.1. Nothing above says this,.. didn't see it until I started to search why none of my 7.1 movies weren't in 7.1...found the answer on page 41 of the owner's manual.
Summary: Rarely do I review products, but I must say this unit was a huge disappointment. Purchased because it is one of the few that has Amazon Prime Video and MLB.TV that is reasonably priced. After initial set up, everything worked great.
Summary: worked fine for streaming, got it hooked up to all the streaming sites (hulu, amazon, redbox, Netflix) but it would freeze playing blu ray disks, brand new disks no scratches, the audio would continue but you would loose picture. I tried 3 different high quality video cables and had same result.
Summary: I wanted and paid for a new Blu-ray player. The player carton had been opened; No protective covering was used to cover the player. the plastic bag containing the power cord was opened. The batteries were installed in the remote.
Software problem makes it freeze up and become unusable
Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 February 2014
Summary: When the player works it works ok. However, navigating the menus is extremely slow. Furthermore about 4 months into it the player gets hung with "bye" on the screen and becomes unusable at which point I have to physically unplug the device and reset it before it work again.
Summary: Update to the original review below: I replaced this with a cheap Samsung for about 80 dollars. I like the Samsung a lot better. It's faster and doesn't automatically power off, so I can just start watching without waiting for the player to slowly start.
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.
Summary: Considering the playback of most Blu-Ray players is comparable, why would anyone buy a unit that comes with ads? Yes, every time you start it up, there's an ad. Find your way to the Marketplace on the unit, there's more ads. Oh, and that's another thing. The navigation is terrible.