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Panasonic-dmp-bdt230.34012545
8.5 out of 10

Panasonic DMP-BDT230

Great Deal: $52.99

Reviews and Problems with Panasonic DMP-BDT230

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Overall 2
2.0

returned it after not playing blu rays

Myfender, Amazon
5 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your money!

Robert M Gallo, Amazon
5 March 2014
  • Summary: I'm a Panasonic dealer, or should say I was a Panasonic dealer. I purchased one of these players from my distributor in Denver and put it into a clients system. Two days later I had to drive 100 miles to refund the clients money and take the player back as it was defective out of the box. The player was freezing up playing back discs and would continually disconnect from the homes wireless network, even when other gear in the rack was still connected.
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Overall 2
2.0

New blu-ray player was not new

Bernie Lamp, Amazon
2 March 2014
  • 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. Anyone could see that the player was not new so I returned it, If I were Amazon, I would not let this sub contractor do further sales for me.
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Overall 2
2.0

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. Very annoying to the say the least. This probably happens 2-3 times per week. To get it fixed I would have to box it up, send it to panasonic and wait 2-3 weeks for them to fix it.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Avoid Panasonic"

radmangi, CNET
10 January 2014
  • Pros: None, never got past the set up
  • Cons: Panasonic Business Practices
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Overall 2
2.0

"Great Blu-ray picture, terrible reliability."

j_tweedy, CNET
4 January 2014
  • Pros: Great image quality
  • Cons: Software locks up often Unable to turn on/off on occasion WiFi failed after 1 week of use. UI is clunky: wife and daughter hate it
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Networking Problems

Rick, Amazon
9 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought this in April 2013 and for the first 6 months I would have given it 5 stars. It dropped to 1 star in October when a firmware update (Ver. 154) rendered streaming services unusable. Since the update it drops the network connection every 20 minutes or so and must be powered off and back on (sometimes several times) to get it back. For a while I assumed another update would quickly come across to fix the issue but it has now been nearly a month.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stripped and Broken

Robert Hamilton, Amazon
28 September 2013
  • 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).
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Overall 2
2.0

Overpaid for used merchandise

Laurence M. Wagner, Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Obviously not a new unit based upon packaging and item condition despite the sellers comments: "BRAND-NEW". I guess the capital letters were intended to cover for the truth. The unit's box wasn't even taped shut- however, a cut piece of tape was in place so the original owner had the privilege it would appear. The order did not come with the HDMI cable clearly noted as included. I am not used to deception from Amazon retailers, but I am learning I guess.
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