"Great Video and Sound"4.5 starson by jim6081
Pros: Great Picture and Sound, Easy Setup
Cons: Cannot use all the sound enhancements of receiver
Summary: I have had the Panasonic Blu-Ray DVD Player for two weeks now both picture and sound are greatly improved over standard DVD. Setup was easy and it already had the latest software updates. In setup you can turn off sound going thru the HDMI cable to the TV (I have an optical cable going to the receiver, no HDMI AV Receiver yet). It is slower reading the DVD Blu-Ray Disc compared to a standard DVD Player but by just a few seconds. The sound is outstanding just using the optical cable hooked up to a Yamaha digital receiver. It works very smooth and is quiet. Up-conversion is excellant if the standard DVD Disc already had a good picture on a standard DVD Player, it will not improve the picture quality if the picture quality was already poor. Most will be amazed at the quality it up-converts the standard DVD Disc. Remote was clear cut and easy to use.