Summary: Own mine now for about a year. No problems and picture is awesome! Viewing on a 1080p Panasonic set. I did update the firmware a few months ago and it helped with loading some BD's. Note that some BD disc will be better quality than others. Not the players fault, just the way they compressed the videos.
Summary: The Panasonic DMP-BD10A is a high quality Blu-Ray player. Start up times (once the power button is hit to time disk tray will come out)are as fast as my upconvert DVD player...Much faster than the Sony BDP-S300 I use to own. Also the play times (time from when disk is put into player and see disk contents on the TV) are also just as fast as my upconvert DVD player. Picture quality is out of this world! Cannot comment on audio since I'm still using the speakers on my LCD.
Summary: After researching the sony and sharp, the Panasonic start from load is less than 30 seconds, haven't required an update as of yet, Everything works wonderfully. Also own the first generation Toshibs HD DVD player, but now unfortunately, even though the insane load time, HD DVD looks like it has bitten the dust. Asked Toshiba what they plan to do for existing purchasers, with no surpirse, no response to my email.
Summary: I have a Toshiba HD-DVD player, but with the demise of HD-DVD, I decided to get a Blu-ray player. I bought this specific model because is has 5.1 or 7.1 analog out, and decodes everything internally, up to, but not including DTS-HD MA. No other player I've found will do all of this. This player is out of production, replaced by the DMP-BD30, but the BD30 doesn't have 5.1/7.1 out, so I would have had to get a different receiver.
Summary: I'm quite pleased with the Panasonic DMP-BD10AK. That said, if you're now in the market for a high-end Panasonic Blu-ray player, I suggest you wait for the just-announced Panasonic DMP-BD50. The BD10AK is discontinued and it's replacement seems to be the DMP-BD50. The DMP-BD30 looks nice on paper but it seems to be targeting a lower price point (ie. fewer features).
Summary: I have had this player for about 5 months and it has performed flawlessly. I give it 5 stars! I have never updated the firmware, because it has never needed one. This can't be said for many players! FYI, I have watched about 40-50 Blu-ray movies on it.
Summary: I have this and Bluray. Both a good. I have no complaints, this is a better pc of equipment than the Panasonic Bluray I have. Also, Toshiba sends you the firmware updates.Panasonic requires downloading and burning to a CD. I hope HD wins, but bet they both survive.
Summary: This Panasonic is the only player out there that has the best reputation and had managed to avoid many of the defunks. I bumped into this by accident and didn't really know what kind of machine this was going to be to me. I knew it was Blu and heard it was probably the better format choice, but after watching Fantastic 4 on it. WOW, WOW,and another WOW. It even upconverts SD DVDs, they look WOW. Yeah that's what she said.
Summary: I've had this player for a month and we love it. No problem. It is a little slow loading the disk, but averything else is soooo good. We had some friends over last week with their report on their trip to Italy. We watched their home made still and movie pictures on CD with nno problems. Very good product.