It´s internetbased there is no app. Read the manual for the link.
It´s very basic and crude though but with this perfect remote I just don´t see the use of it
Spent more time with it and it´s not a homerun but certainly overall a great player. I am not that focused on the media support. Region free was a big draw though
but I use it primarily as a duh bluray player.
I have tried DLNA and it works without issues which I can´t say about my Panasonic BDT320. That is until the movie decide to buffer and all kind of crap. My wifi connection generally measures well but obviously it´s not reliable for DLNA.
I also doubt this tech because one buffer and a movie is ruined if you ask me. It work well for small music files no hickups there so far.
But anyway it´s not entirely stable there has been a hickup here and there but nothing a reboot hasn´t fixed. Not like it happen once every movie or anything like that maybe once every fifth movie.
Still much there is room for improvement with newer firmwares I hope.
Noise levels is in general excellent but then it can get really loud for particular 3D bluray but also some regular bluray. Ít can go from virtually totally inaudible to almost PS3 levels so it´s quite a jump.
As for picture quality subjectivelly I must say though I am in most cases more drawn to my BDT320. Don´t know if it will help trying to get into it. The BDT320 has much more saturated colours or the BDS-700 has much more desaturated colours pick
Increase the saturation and the BDS-700 get pretty much equal on that level but the BDT320 still has this hugability to it. and the increase of saturation on the BDS-700 sometimes make the contrast in faces slightly much. Both players give a really sharp picture but there is something soft and warm about hte BDT320 and dry about the BDS700 on my set.
As for DVD upscaling it´s something about Qdeo that don´t work for me. I feel it on my Onkyo 709 receiver and in the BDS-700 it´s much more obtrusive and show more artifacts then letting my TV do the upscaling or the panasonic. Particularly regarding say fenches or vertical standing objects they struggle with quite a bit more. I preferr it a bit softer instead in general. But overall the DVD upscaling is well executed on my 51".
Also one thing that is quite oversighted regarding bluray players in general is the function as a music player. On the BDS-700 you can´t see what track you play or total play time with the tv shut off.
On the BDT-320 you can get it to show track but with it´s awful interface it mean you really has to turn on the tv make the change and then turn it off again. pure audio is a simple key press on the BDT-320
but a real operation on the BDT-320. It´s that bad and everything about the panasonic interface is about having to deep dig to get even the basic tasks.
BDS700 has a really annoying thing in that it can´t auto switch between NTSC/PAL. You have to manually set weither to play DVDs for example at 50 or 60 hz. It can´t detect the source format correctly. Really hope they can fix this in the future.
noise levels in general
region free at no extra cost
noise level for certain 3D bluray/bluray