Very nice Blu-ray player especially for Netflix subscribers!
Gianni Cello, Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: I've owned the DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray player for over a year now and it works fine...most of the time. I use it mainly to stream Netflix movies. I love that Netflix is integrated into the player and the remote control.
Summary: I now have (2) DMP-BDT230 DVD players. These have worked very well for me. I can't talk about streaming content, but for playing DVD's (BR or standard), or off of USB drives like I do, it is a great machine for the money. I would think the DMP-BDT500 is too.
Excerpt: I purchased 15 of these in a pinch and I have had really good luck with them. I am VERY grateful that Panasonic reverted back to their older remote design. I had many complaints about their touch style remote. It loads quick and runs quiet.
Summary: Everything in this player is great except firmware update, because the same model number given to region A and to multi-region player, you need to get your updates from the Panasonic global site. One less star for being pricey.
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.
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.