A decent bluray player with some design issues that need improvement.
J. Childress, Amazon
7 November 2013
Summary: I purchased this unit based on overall reviews and the included feature to adjust 3d effect depth. I sit about 6 feet from my 55" 3DTV and most 3d movies are authored with insufficient depth for sitting this close. The built in adjustment feature solves this problem pefectly. Unfortunately instead of remaining a static setting, it resets when you put a new disc in the unit. Very annoying.
Summary: I love Panasonic quality and value anyway but this exceeded all my expectations in every regard. Cannot say enough about how easy it is to watch Amazon Intant Videoa because this flawlessly connects to our WiFi and rarely of ever has connection issues except what is beyond its control.
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.
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: 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.
Summary: This Bluray player gets many accolades for its performance. Plays 3D if you need it to, works superbly in 2D. Built in wireless connectivity is a boon for watching movies from the internet and quite easy to set up. The trouble is the touchpad remote is a major pain in the derriere - a great idea in principle, but unless you have the iddy biddy fingers of a five year old Japanese schoolgirl, and the tech-savvy of your average American teen, it's a major pain and enough to...
Summary: Briefly, the controller is different but once I became used to it, I actually enjoyed it. The player itself is excellent, with nearly all the video and audio settings you could ask for. It supports DTS and DD and converts 2D to 3D. 3D adjustments abound as well as audio effects. Internet apps are plentiful and the menu system of the player, once you become accustomed to it, is easy to navigate.
Incredible Disc Playback Quality- Viera Environment Capable
Bill "Bill", Amazon
5 February 2013
Summary: If you just want a disk player you could do worse. For HD-1080p streaming,(Netflix)stick to Roku. Other features such as wifi-network are bargain basement quality and lack refinement and don't stream HD. Over-priced, if you paid $199 get your money back. If you own a Viera TV then the remote will work with this player. Several features such as power on/off are combine.