Dodgy remote, strange DVD image quality - amazing blu ray
Vynny "Vynrod", Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: First thing you'll notice is this wee blu ray player is tiny! Like the height of a deck of cards and about six inches deep. The small form factor is aided by the fact that it has no tray and it pulls in the disc like the Nintendo wii does. Personally I have no problem with this but some people may prefer a physical tray - I don't know if the fact that this unit omits a tray that it would allow you to wall mount it, but that may be something to look into.
Summary: I finally hooked up my Blu-ray DMP-BDT320. It was extremely difficult because of the remote control. Maybe younger people who are used to video games have no trouble with this type of remote, but for those over 50, I think it may be more difficult. I am actually browsing for a universal remote I can connect to replace this one.
Summary: At first, it seems like a very good player. I too have found the DVD's get scratched, but the biggest problem is the remote that should have buttons as you have to go into it and "find" what you need and that is not good.
Agree with others, the "fancy" remote is HORRIBLE.
M. Gettemeier, Amazon
17 July 2013
Summary: The bottom-line is this, the fancy touch-pad remote is so UN-user-friendly that it nearly ruins the whole purchase. I like the look of the player, especially the tray-less disc feature (it works like your car CD player, grabbing the disc to play)... but there are even OTHER issues, about Blu-Ray in general... which are killing the whole Blu-Ray market. For example... many discs force you to watch stuff you don't want to watch...
Summary: I really like Panasonic products and was excited to get this one, then I hooked it up and the problems began. The unit had a very hard time connecting to my wireless network because it kept freezing and dropping the signal. I reset the router thinking that was the issue but no dice so I checked my other wifi devices and all showed plenty of signal so it was the unit.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, sleek looking
Cons: Did not meet expectations, Difficult to use, horrible touchpad remote
Summary: I have just purchased this 3D Blu-Ray this week. I got mine from Sams Club for $69.41. But if it weren't available there the price on Amazon is reasonable for a 3D Blu-Ray player with internet & WiFi. I hooked it up today in less than 10 minutes without even looking at a manual for instructions. I have read most of the reviews on here & I am shocked at all the negatives about the system because of its remote.
Summary: After purchasing a Panasonic plasma TV my old surround sound didn't have HDMI input/outputs. This is why I purchased this product. After set-up I started noticing intermittent problems. Occassionally when changing channels from a standard 480i format to a 1080i channel, the picture would go blank and nothing would resolve the problem until I powered the TV and the surround sound system down. I run my cable box to the DMP unit via HDMI cable and HDMI cable to the TV.
Summary: I know everything must mimic an iPhone these days but jeez-louize, that "Touch Pad Remote Control" is a complete horror show. I don't want to have to "get used" to some gimmicky interface, spending hours dealing with an unnecessary learning curve. What makes sense on an iPhone doesn't make sense on a remote control. There isn't even an 'eject' button on the darned thing! Trying to fast forward/reverse gives pain a new meaning.