Great quality picture but network connection slow!
Benjamin A. Ran "thegrillmaster26", Amazon
23 August 2013
Summary: I bought this unit for a 2nd room after enjoying the older 210 model. It's basically the same machine with some slight alterations and updates. Although I think the trapezoid design of the box is as stupid looking as it comes, but I value function over aesthetics. And still in 2013, no backlit controller!!! Like 99% of us, I watch movies in a dark room....it should be a backlit controller or at the very least reflective buttons.
Summary: Pros- plays blu-rays as it should. Clean crisp video with no skips. I have read others having problem but I have used new discs. I believe if you rent discs, you may have problems. Netflix works flawlessly. Love the Netflix button. Cons- Ad banners on as default. I had to turn them off in setup. Why do they put ad banners in? Somewhat slow in navigation. noisy when loading disc. For a basic Blu-ray and media player, I was not disappointed.
Summary: I've always used my original PS3 as my Blu-Ray Player but recently I invested in a nice 5.1 Surround System with Receiver and the original PS3 can't bitstream HD-Audio. Long story short, original PS3 decoding internally doesn't sound as good as receiver decoding it. I've tested numerous times. I know PCM vs. Bitstream is identical but original PS3 has lower dialogue and LFE, not to mention a lower output when in LPCM.
Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Smart Wi-Fi 3D Blu-Ray Player
11 July 2013
Summary: This player comes with what I'm beginning to consider the basics for a disc player today Wi Fi, streaming apps, and SD card reader. If you have those and they work properly then the rest is just bonus. For this price point this player fills all the necessary wickets nicely. Set up is simple, plug in power and hdmi then follow the internet connection wizard. Netflix is similar to other devices, register the device on your account and then enter password and you're set.
Summary: First of all, setup was a snap. Take it out of the box, plug it in to the wall, connect an HDMI cable, turn it on and go. It connected easily to the Internet. I was able to get everything up and running without looking at the manual. Very simple. The television I use this with has several apps, so I wasn't interested in the apps, except for the Amazon Instant Video app. (The TV doesn't have that one.
Summary: This is a solid Blu-Ray Player. I also own the LG BP620 3D Blu-Ray Player with Built-In Wi-Fi - Black , which I bought a year ago, and have found the performance of both to be pretty comparable. I've been using this Panasonic player with my LG Cinema Screen 47LM7600 47-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV and Six Pairs of 3D Glasses and have been impressed with the viewing experience when watching both Blu-Ray and DVD movies.