Summary: It's quite a nice player. There are some drawbacks that I'll point out: - NOT ENOUGH A/V CODEC PLAYBACK. It doesn't play FLAC, SACD, or several types of video codecs. I do not like that. - SLOW USB PORT FOR HD FILES.
Summary: I bought this mainly for 3D movies. The loading is fast. It works pretty well. The only thing I don't like is the remote control which has a touch pad. It is very difficult to use this touch pad to control the player or on-screen menu. I also used it for 2D movies. It performs really well.
Summary: First of all, this is a great Blu-ray player for both video and audio. I don't rate the streaming features, because the software guys keep changing what works and if you really want this, get a PC. This is not a computer. I also don't care about streaming. I want full rez, full frame rate discs.
Summary: This player performed as well as all the good reviews claimed except for the WiFi reception, which is very weak. My Panasonic TV has no problem receiving my WiFi signal; all the apps are strong, but this DVD player struggles and often freezes up trying.
Summary: Audio Quality: 4.5 BluRay: 4.5 (due to my issues with dual HDMI config) - Slightly improved vs 40GB PS3. It was nice to see something other than Linear PCM go across my AVR's screen. - Note: Had audio issues with dual HDMI configuration.
Pros: Sleek, modern styling; Sturdy Construction; Built-in Wi-Fi; Analog/Digital connections; Fast load time
Cons: Touchpad can be annoying after a while; Wi-Fi connection slower than my 40GB PS3
Summary: I bought this player specifically to replace a previous Blu-ray player that I was very dissatisfied with due to some audio problems (let's just say "Life wasn't Good"). What I didn't expect is that the Panasonic player would also substantially improve both the video and audio I had been...
plays netflix great, some problems with flac audio
Jay A. Norwood "Jay", Amazon
3 June 2012
Summary: I've had this bdt500 four days now. It has played several videos from netflix with subtitles great, also played an hdx video fully from vudu with no problems, and I looked at a small portion of MI3 from amazon with no problem. All this is using a 12Mb Att network connection, not the wireless.
Summary: I am not going into what this player can do as I would have to write a few pages and lists to do that. However, I will say it just about meets all my requirements and expectations, really good quality both structural and performance.
Summary: Der Panasonic DMP-BDT500EG bietet eine überdurchschnittliche Bildqualität in jeder Hinsicht auch von DVD sowie einen guten,warm abgestimmten Ton. Als leiser und schneller Player für Standard-DVD und BD,Fotos und MP3 zu empfehlen.