Originally Posted by Foxbat121
I seriously doubt the PQ on BD and DVD will be any different. The new players so far hasn't impressed me in any way. For that matter, I'm actually consider pick up a 310 dula-HDMI player when price is right because I don't want to pay $$$ for BDT500 for the analog 7.1 audio that I don't need but dual-HDMI output I do need.
For those who already have the 220, please check out the DLNA feature and video playback from USB to see if it can support more formats than last years model. 110/210/310 are rather very picky on video formats when it comes to streaming or play from USB storage.
I couldn't tell the difference. Bluray looked awesome as they did on the 210. DVDs looked very good ... i mean there's only so much that can be done ... but looked great. Certainly better than my old Denon DVD with up-scaling and PS3 (for DVD). But again, its all subjective .. what some eyes may see, other may not.
As far as load times, I didn't really notice much difference either. Excellent as before.
In any case, I've decided to return the player. For me, I was after a all-in-one streamer/bluray. With streaming being the priority. Although it's an acceptable streamer with (I think) the netflix flicker issue worked out, I didn't notice the 1080p quality that Michael above noted. I was also disappointed not to see Amazon offered in 5.1.
However, the nail in the coffin, was Hulu Plus. Its the same mess as it was on the 210. And in my eyes that's unacceptable. If Hulu plus was a brand new app, I wouldn't have being so critical, however its being around since Summer 2011, so Panasonic has had ample time to sort it out. But they haven't, and for that reason, its going back.
Again, though my requirements for the player, are probably different from others ... so bear that in mind with my comment and reasons.
The search continues for the "all-in-one" !