"It just plain works!"4.5 starson by waviedavie
Pros: Outstanding picture quality. 7.1 Analog outs. Fine-tuning of 7.1 analog outs; setting audio delay times, for example.
Cons: Somewhat slow load times. When I stop a disk from playing and then push play, I get returned to the beginning of the disk, not where I left off.
Summary: I bought this player after my frustration with two different Samsung players (BD5500,BD6500) boiled over due to technical problems. The picture quality and audio output of this unit are outstanding. Comparing it to the two Samsung units I mentioned above, the Panasonic is a much more refined unit with excellent build quality. It is highly reliable and just plain works and works well. Yes, it might be lacking a few of the more advanced features of other players, and the chassis doesn't contain the aerodynamic contours that other manufacturer's players posses, but honestly I couldn't care less. What I want is a Blu-Ray player that plays Blu-Ray and DVD disks and streams Netflix movies. I'm not interested in DNLA compliancy or 3D right now. If that describes you, and you can't afford the OPPO BD-83, then the DMP-BD85K is the player you want.