"A quality product that almost meets my expectations."4.0 starson by johnnymac007
Pros: There were a few upgrades this player had over the previous model that I was interested in, additional file formats it now can handle either through USB, SD card or on disc and more formatting options for devices connected through USB plus more apps.
Cons: USB and SD card file options are not completely the same which could be problematic. Would like even more file format options for music and video. I tried the simulated 3D effects on Avatar and it was unwatchable. Maybe it doesn't work on passive 3D.
Summary: I've only had the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 a few days so I haven't fully explored it yet. I was waiting to buy it until CNET reviewed it, which they haven't done yet, but I found a few other reviews online which were very positive so I went for it. I like that I can connect an external HD through USB and access all my music, photo and video files. But what is new to me and has me excited is DLNA. I found out that my Dell computer has DLNA capability so I don't have to hook anything up to the player just stream my media files to it. Cool. With all the capabilities this player has I'm considering purchasing another one for my other HDTV and eliminating my "rip off" cable tv service. That would make me very happy. By the way, I'm using this with a Vizio 3D tv with passive
technology. It works well with the Vizio but I felt that the 3D effects weren't initially as good as the Vizio 3D Bluray player
I also have. Fortunately the Panasonic allows you to adjust some 3D effects and after some tweeking I'm pleased with the results. When I get the time to experiment it might even be better.