Posted by dk21: Well, I've decided that I'm out. I'm not interested in waiting to see if Panasonic can fix the problem or not. My return window is almost up, so I'm going to try another product.
Posted by Movielvr77: After watching my first half dozen or so movies on my BD605 (fw 1.7) without a hitch I finally got hit with the dreaded freezing problem this weekend. Happened on 4 of the 5 movies I watched.
If my return window was up, and if I were having the issues, I'd definitely return it rather than waiting for a fix that may never materialize. I am almost wondering if only some players have the problem and some do not. I went through two Pioneer P51's before giving up on it. I experienced freezing/lockups on some Netflix discs which played fine in the Panasonic BD60. However, on the Pioneer P51 thread, there are guys who claim they've rented over a hundred Netflix discs with nary an issue. So, I guess I just had a lemon?
This weekend, I went on a marathon with my BD60, almost wishing it would freeze so I could make a decision. However, nothing has frozen on me yet. I still have until the 20th of June to return it, but so far, it works like a champ. I may have lucked out, or it may wait until the 21st to crap out on me.
Those who are looking for a replacement should check out the JVC fast-loading player thread. That appears to be a pretty stable player so far. At some point, merchants are going to get tired of all these Blu-ray returns. Maybe stand-alone players are never going to work and we should all get PS3s?