Summary: The Panasonic S52 is great for at home stereo/television use because it is light,convenient and portable enough to fit in a suitcase between trips. The picture quality is excellent and it delivers deep bass and clear treble which means it's ideal as a cd player too whether it's hooked up to a stereo or just a tv.
Summary: This dvd player is a gem.The picture is magnificent.I use it on the 1080i setting.Every dvd I play looks great.I love the user adjustments for color,brightness,contrast,etc.With a HDMI cable hooked up to it I doubt you'll find a better picture than this unit puts out.The only negative thing about the unit is it's factory preset picture modes.I never use any company's factory presets whether it's a tv or a dvd player.The Panasonic S52 has normal,cinema 1,cinema 2,etc.For...
Summary: I recently moved up to an HDTV, and didn't want to commit to the high-def DVD war. I honestly don't see any picture difference with the up converting on. It looks exactly the same. Yes, I am using the HDMI output. There are two other problems that I have with the player. One of them is the flimsy DVD tray. This is not a serious problem, but it's such poor work that I worry that I'll break the tray by trying to center the DVD in it.
Summary: I bought this player for 2 reasons. Price and the HDMI upconvert. I reviewd several units on this and other websites. I received the unit today. I connected it to my Samsung 720pLCD. Looks amazing. I put in casino royale and was amazed at the quality. I watched the movie on a standard dvd player a few weeks ago on my plasma on a sd player. 100x difference. I was using the HDMI cable. You must set the player to 720p and then be prepared to enjoy.
Summary: I am not sure why I am not experiencing the better picture via the up-converting most others are..I have it hooked up via HDMI cable to my Hitachi 50 inch RPTV HDVT..the picture is good...but no better than any of my other DVD players. I am dissapointed in the up-converting portion. 1080i is actually worse....and 720p mode makes it as good as my other dvd players.. I doubt my tv has a decent built in up-convertating system since its about 3 years old now.
Summary: I bought this DVD player to replace the Toshiba SD-K860SU DVD player, which was giving me trouble mainly because it would pause every once in a while, apparently to "buffer" the program data. So far, after about a month's worth of use this machine does not exhibit that problem - the movies play fine from start to end. This Panasonic has a feature that I really like, and that the Toshiba and some other players I have had were lacking.
Summary: I have used Panisonic VCRs only for years. When I was looking for a DVD, I compared serveral. Such as Sony, RCA and Toshiba. I picked the Panasonic. It does everything that I wanted in a DVD. Very, very satisfied. Wouldn't choose anything else.