I bought the Panasonic 85 this evening and, unless I am blind or have lost my mind, it does NOT have Netflix access. Yes, the box has a Netflix badge on it. Yes, the box contains a flier offering a Netflix trial. Yes, the little top-of-device cardboard display has a Netflix badge. But, no, if you go to Network/VieraCast, you will NOT find a way to access Netflix--only Youtube, Picasa, Bloomberg, Accuweather.
It also does not appear to have DLNA, which it was announced as having.
It appears that Panasonic is flat-out lying about what services it presently offers on this player. DLNA isn't listed on the box, fine (though the press releases indicated it would be included in this model, and, honestly, how can anyone release a $300 player in 2010 that doesn't have it, considering the equivalent *2009* LG and Samsung units have it?), but Netflix is, and I don't see any asterisks indicating it's awaiting a firmware upgrade.
(But, yes, I checked for a firmware update.)
Between this and the nonstop lipsync issues I've had with every single LG model I've tried (390, 570, 590), and the Samsung 3600's refusal to network with my Mac, I'm not finding it surprising that Bluray adoption has been relatively slow. I've been trying to buy a player with DLNA and Netflix that actually works (and plays nice with my Mac) for some time now, and despite all promises, I still don't have one.