Summary: Unit is real buggy. When I turn it on it will say sleep timer has been activated or sound clarity has been turned on. It is awful for apps, slow as dirt, I mean real, real slow. Buttons are slow to respond and so is content loading. I would say a full Minute to get into Netflix after you select it. It drops my Netflix password occasionally. It does have a very good picture but I would prefer a normal remote.
Summary: The good: Streaming Netflix works well for me. I like the menu interface. The picture and sound is great for brand new/flawless blu-ray discs. I use both outs for awesome sound and a stunning picture. Noise from the player isn't noticeable. The bad: I ordered this player to play Netflix blu-ray discs. The player has trouble with even slightly scratched discs. Blu-ray players are supposed to be more robust with scratched discs, but not this player.
Summary: I really wanted to like this player. I've been using a low-end Sony 3D player for a while and it's been very frustrating at the slowness of loading and slow-responding controls. When I got this one home I was initially impressed, but that vanished as soon as popped in the Avatar 3D disk.
Summary: I feel 'ripped-off' because the device won't play subtitles (.srt) off usb. Those around me, and I, require subtitles because we can't follow the english language fast enough.. I paid plenty for this in local currency (Croatian Kuna), so this is very disappointing. Saying all that, I am open to a solution, although I have searched so far without luck.
Summary: The unit itself is great, but the remote control is an absolute piece of junk. it has a touch pad instead of the standard up, down, right, left, enter buttons. It is virtually impossible to navigate thru any function that requires the use of these buttons and heaven help you if you have big fingers. If you purchase this unit plan on also buying an aftermarket remote if you want to be able to control it. Panasonic should have never let this one out the door.
Fine as a BDP; not so good for 2ch music or networking
Andrew Fischer, Amazon
2 January 2013
Summary: I bought this player with the intention of using it as a streaming music player for high res FLAC's as well as MP3's from my NAS, and optical media (CD/CD-R/DVD-R, etc.). My hope was that the analog output of this device would surpass the performance of an aging MSB DAC connected to my NAD stereo receiver from a Roku and Toshiba HD-DVD player (both connected via HDMI with audio passed back from the TV via coax to the DAC).
Summary: Reading the reviews of this Blu-Ray player from a variety of websites, I thought this was the best possible Blu-Ray player to purchase. Playing Blu-Ray discs was very good...great color and detail, and good audio. The internet connection, however, was horrible. After setting up the player, I was able to stream one program from Amazon Instant Video and was never able to connect again.
Summary: As a Blu-Ray player its a fine product. As a WI-FI network device, it fails miserably. Pros: -Great Blu-Ray player -Beautiful up scaling with DVD -Good sound and features -FLAC support Cons: -Price -Marginal UI software -Broken WI-FI subsection -Touch pad on the controller This will be the 2nd unit going back to Amazon. If you need or want wireless support with this device, just don't buy it. I have replaced my wireless router to eliminate that as the cause.
Summary: I have this player since June 2012, updated the firmware the first time it was hooked-up, and replaced my old Sony blu-ray which is a good player. Quite happy with everything, pictures clarity, sound, playing blu-ray movies, etc. except the WIRELESS STREAMING. It will just disconnect while watching either Netflix or Amazon movies and won't reconnect again until you reboot the player. Sometimes this will happen twice before finishing one movie.
Summary: I wanted to like this player, and I certainly liked the concept of a high end audio player with these features. Others have reviewed the basics, but let me summarize why this was ultimately disappointing, and is getting returned. I am upgrading from an older LG model that also supported 7.1 audio output, and was looking for an overall significantly improved experience. It is so close...but ultimately fails.