"Great Blue-ray player, but horrible internet problems."2.0 starson by ts47
Pros: Great Blue-ray and DVD player. I've watched several movies in both formats. Discs load quickly, picture quality is great!
Cons: The wireless connection on this player is broken. It drops the internet all the time.
Summary: Before I describe my Netflix problems, you should know that I have a current technology wireless network in my house with all the latest firmware installed in my router. My router is a Linksys E3000 dual band wireles N router. I also have a ROKU box that streams Netflix wirelessly and quickly with absolutely no problems. My Panasonic Blue-ray player says it has a full strength connection to my router. In the little over a month I have owned this machine, I have installed two Panasonic firmware updates.
Here are the problems with Netflix. (Yes, this is a Panasonic issue not a Netflix issue) Netflix takes a long time to load, perhaps 30 seconds or more. You can litterally get up, get a drink from the kitchen and come back before you ever get to Netflix. It will work fine for a week, then all of a sudden, I'll start getting a "This program can't be played right now" error right in the middle of the movie. My only recourse is to turn the player off and back on again - or go upstairs and watch it on ROKU where everything works! Most recently Netflix has refused to load at all. I've now had to reset the player and redo all the initial settings. Very frustrating!! It seems like bad reviews like mine exist throughout the internet. If you don't believe me, you should try going to the Panasonic site and read reviews there. They echo all the problems I'm having.
I had hoped the reset I did would solve my problems. If it does, I'll update my review. Until then, assume that this is one player NOT to buy if you plan to watch Netflix or use any of the internet features. There is no excuse for a piece of electronics to be this buggy! I say PASS on this one and BUY SOMETHING ELSE!!