Summary: Just hooked it up last night and was watching blu Ray and streaming video within the hour. Very simple. Intuitive. Picture quality is fantastic in my opinion. Sound quality is also significantly better than the Samsung unit it replaced.
Summary: I've only had this player for a little while, so I haven't fully explored it yet, but I wanted to get the info out that the miracast works with my kindle fire HDX. Before I bought the player, I scoured the internet to try to find out if it would work, and could not find the answer.
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.
Summary: pros: wifi is very good, 4 out of 5 bars about 60ft and 3 walls away. compatable with every format i tried .mkv, avi, mp4 Miracast works (along with the DLNA, and media render) cons: limited internet apps, web browser is useless, ads are annoying but ok, but the "netflix" button is absolutely...
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.
Discs and Netflix fine; no smartphone remote; DLNA impossibly sluggish
George F, Amazon
18 August 2013
Summary: MIRACAST: I got this DVD player because I have a Google Galaxy Nexus phone and Google Nexus 10 tablet, both of which are running the latest Android software, which supports Miracast. However, the only Android device today whose hardware supports Miracast is the Google Nexus 4 phone.
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.
Very nice Blu-ray player especially for Netflix subscribers!
18 August 2013
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.