I have a question...
I got a BDT215 (a 210 as sold at Costco) and it just cannot play Hulu Plus satisfactorily: the streaming always get stuck after a very short while, and I have to stop playback (return to Hulu) and restart. It just freezes. Is that a common problem, like the Netflix streaming issue was? I apparently have the latest firmware (the player says no new firmware is available).
I also borrowed a Samsung BD6100, and it does not have that issue at all. It may let me know if it has issues streaming (and offers to switch to a lower quality) but it does not freeze and needs to be restarted. Also the streaming warnings are very few and far.
I'd like to keep the Panasonic as reviews say that its pic quality is great for Blu-ray (I don't have discs on hand); and to a lesser extent to have the kids play with the 2D to 3D conversion (though it's said to be weak). I can't find much about the Samsung. But the streaming issues are driving me crazy (and the weird UI where one can't use the seek button to seek, but needs to use the navigation arrows, is also a letdown).
Is the Samsung picture quality on par with the Panasonic? Is the streaming issue known and being addressed in the Panasonic?
Note: I plan to have a Mac mini as part of my setup, so eventually I will only care about the BD player for BD quality. I can also stream Hulu from my laptop, and most of the shows I like are "Web only
" So Blu-ray quality is ultimately what should win, but if the two players are of equal quality, the one that can actually stream will be the keeper....