Summary: To be perfectly honest, I don't really have very high standards when it comes to things like this. But this blu-ray player is bad enough to get a negative review from me. It's poorly designed - buttons that are impossible to see, stupid "space-age" shape - and cheaply made, and it just functions badly. If I accidentally forget to turn it off and it times out, sometimes it get's stuck with "Bye!" on the display and I can't turn it ON or OFF. I have to unplug it to reset.
Absence of playback features long expected as basic ruins an otherwise interesting machine
John Dodd, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: While this machine delivers a fine picture and nice sound, as a player it is flawed in a number of critical ways. Most importantly there is no "resume" on ejected disks (a feature found in every other disk player I have owned). Thus, you are faced with watching a whole disk at one time or having to start over at the beginning.
Summary: Ive been a big Panasonic fan for 7 years purchasing four of their Plasma TVs. Their ST60 Plasma is my latest buy it rocks . It received cnet 2013 editors choice 5 star rating. I figured heck I would give Panny DMB-BDT230 a try and was very dissatisfied unfortunately. Cons: 1)Size was to big! 2)Load time not fast 3)Picture noise 4)Ads The above pushed me in Sony BD player direction..
Summary: The unit preformed flawlessly, until 3 days after the cut off time to return it to Amazon, forcing me to deal with Panasonic tech support. At first I wondered if the technician on the phone had dyslexia since it took him sooo long to take down my personal information correctly, even after spelling out everything slowly and clearly.
Summary: If you are like me, you don't want to be advertised to once you've purchased a product. Please be warned that this unit has ad built into the menu, an unspoken feature which you cannot turn off. Don't believe me? Go to Panasonic's online support and search for sponsored ads. They tell you it can't be turned off. How far is too far?
No Amazon Instant Video Dolby Digital 5.1 or Watchlist Support
11 July 2013
Summary: Bought this to go along with my new TC-P60ST60. I quickly discovered the "current" March 2011 Amazon app for Panasonic devices will not pass DD 5.1. If you research this a bit, you will find this is a longstanding issue that Panasonic and Amazon know about, but refuse to fix - i.e. update the app. It is not a hardware issue, it is a software/app issue, as the Netflix and Vudu apps on Panasonic devices pass DD 5.1 just fine.
Summary: I don't have any gripes with the player but with the seller who is selling these. My first blu ray player was faulty so I sent it back. My second player I received from magicdiscounts which I bought new was a second hand player which was faulty and the sealed box had been opened. Magicdiscounts came up with several excuses to why this had happened, one was we checked it making sure the remote was in the box and the other was we were checking it was a multi region player...