"Fantastic image quality with Blu-ray and DVD discs!"5.0 starson by SuspectVerbal
Pros: Truly fantastic picture quality; decodes latest audio codecs; easy setup and use; NO reliability issues!
Cons: No problems or issues whatsoever
Summary: I value the Cnet editors opinions and reference their reviews when considering all technology purchases. However, I must say they missed on this product. A 3 star rating is ridiculous! To downgrade a product because it does not match the bells and whistles of another is simply wrong and misleading to people reading these reviews. I assume most people looking into Blu-ray are interested in upgrading their movie viewing experience and aren't as concerned with low quality YouTube or streaming content. Other players, at any price level, would be hard pressed to produce better quality image or sound than the Panasonic BD60, and that's what we're after in a Blu-ray player!
I have this player handle the disc player tasks in my home theater setup: front projection with a 110" wide screen format screen. The quality is truly amazing, from both Blu-ray and upconverted DVD's.
I have a second Panasonic Blu-ray player, the BD30, handling playback duties in a second HT setup with a 50" plasma and the results are the same, awesome picture and sound. Neither unit has ever failed to load a disc or cause me any issues of any kind. Load time isn't an issue either. I've never noticed either unit causing me any stress about how long they take to load. They may be slower or faster than other brands, I don't care, but I wouldn't trade the picture quality or reliablity of these players for any amount of increase in speed!
I suggest purchasing the BD60 and spending the money you saved on some Blu-ray discs to watch!!!