"Honestly not worth it!"0.5 starson by PardonMyFrench
Pros: Light weight
Netflix Direct Button
Power Consumption options for energy savings
Cons: Firmware Would Not Update
Could not open Any App or Internet
Panasonic Online Chat-Support was garbage
Abbr. On-Screen commands
poorly lit display screen (on the machine)
Summary: I did my research and found that for "budget" players, this one rank #1. I would not rate this among any of the top players after my experience.
Upon initial set-up, the player forced a Firmware Update...Great....if it would actually complete. I tried at least 8 times to update the firmware and the percentage completed was as follows: 8%,5%,5%,10%,24%,42%,78%,12%
I adjusted the internet settings and went from the built-in Wifi, to Wired, with same results. I went to the product's support Online Chat 3 times to receive messages that I was waiting for someone to respond. The best help I received was through consumer Blogs that had nothing to do with the manufacturer's customer support. Blogs suggested to turn off BD-Live as well as the Quick Power-Up, but it didn't help here.
Terrible support for even a worse product.
Could not access Apps, the internet, or even Netflix, because of the required firmware update that was needed.
After reading so many good reviews, this experience was very concerning for my trust in review-accuracy.
Much rather spend and extra $10-$50 for a better product.