"Pass on this one..."1.5 starson by djdk2121
Pros: Image quality on both blu-ray and DVD
Cons: Random pausing and Panasonic's denial of the problem
Summary: I loved this player but unfortunately Panasonic killed this one. The image quality was fantastic on blu-rays, and DVD upscaling was spectacular. Unfortuantely, if you read the owners' thread at avsforum.com, many people are having problems with blu-ray playback. Blu-rays randomly pause themselves for 5 to 10 seconds and resume, most often near the end of the movie...very distracting. If you call Panasonic, they act as if they have never heard of the problem before and tell you to unplug the player and plug it back in. Knowing that many others were seeing the same issue and reported it to Panasonic, I opted to return it rather than hope that it could be fixed via a firmware update. I ended up with a Sony BDP-S360 and am pleased.