"CNET Reviews - Are they worth anything any more?"2.0 starson by gundlachda
Pros: Thanks to the honest and accurate feedback of customers, I have avoided buying this system with its continuing issues over Netflix Streaming. Pay attention to the customer.
Cons: CNET Review
Summary: Over the last couple of years I have noticed a disturbing trend at CNET - a diminishing amount of integrity, accuracy, and thoroughness in its product reviews. The recent review of the Panasonic DMP-BDT210 (reviewed by Matthew Moskovciak and edited by John P. Falcone) provides an excellent example. This was a product of which I had great interest, and I was heartened by Matt's 4 stars and Editor's Choice. Then I began to read the customer reviews and noticed a large number of comments regarding this product's failure with Netflix. I understand this is just one aspect of this product, and it should not color the whole review; however, the customer expects all aspects of the product to function right down to the indicator light. The Netflix issue was not mentioned in Matt's review. Even if this was not an issue during his review, shouldn't professional integrity force have forced CNET to amend the review, address the issue, and champion the cause for the consumer forcing Panasonic to address the problem. This is what I originally expected and got from CNET.
CNET used to be my first and last internet source to research and compare products. I needed no other. Now, I find the user reviews to be more on point and more accurate than the professional reviewers at CNET. I am forced to double check CNET reviews with other competing sites. What has happened??