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post #13051 of 13490 Old 11-26-2010, 10:22 AM
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did you get it for 130 or something like that after tax?
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This does NOT have Netflix--someone at slickdeals site called Magnavox to confirm--it's the 5130 model that does, and apparently magnavox has been getting calls all morning about this by people who noticed the manual & website specs say NOTHING about Netflix. Walmart's ad is wrong!

I wonder if it would be possible to force a firmware upgrade to the 5130 version since the hardware is basically identical.
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anyone know how the bd85 compares to the Samsung BD-C6500? the sammy equal/better? because i still can't get it to work for me. feels sneaky that it slips the 144.38 back in there during the payment process, so im considering the Samsung instead.
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anyone know how the bd85 compares to the Samsung BD-C6500? the sammy equal/better? because i still can't get it to work for me. feels sneaky that it slips the 144.38 back in there during the payment process, so im considering the Samsung instead.

I owned the Samsung 6500 and returned it. This is a better player in my opinion.
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still here trying. im not sold on their site or the service, but i am on the player. can't even get their site to work now. too much traffic? or are they just shutting the deal down?
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still here trying. im not sold on their site or the service, but i am on the player. can't even get their site to work now. too much traffic? or are they just shutting the deal down?

panasonic site down for me too at 12:37 pst. (front page shows, other pages down)
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Panasonic site appears to be back up; order completed for DMP-BD85 @ $136.25 ($125.00 + 11.25 (tax)).

OPPO BDP-83 (EAP 2)
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I am new to Blu-Ray players and am trying to decide between the Panasonic DMP-BD85K vs Sony BDP-S370. I can get the Panasonic for $125 directly from Panasonic or the Sony for $100 from multiple stores.

So, it looks like the Panasonic gives me the wi-fi connectivity built-in and the Sony does not. Are there any other differences? My wife thinks that Sony has a better reputation for quality. Currently, we do not stream any movies and have not used any on-line video resources, although our teenage boys might like that feature. If the MSRP is any indication, the Panasonic lists for $250 and Sony for $180 with only $25 difference in price on sale, the Panny sounds like a better deal.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

PS: I am leaning towards a Panasonic 50" G25 for a TV, but may have to put that off for a short while since my 15+ year old 32" Curtis Mathes tube TV is still working. I just bought a Epson 8350 projector and the wife does not understand why we would need to replace a working TV.
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I am new to Blu-Ray players and am trying to decide between the Panasonic DMP-BD85K vs Sony BDP-S370. I can get the Panasonic for $125 directly from Panasonic or the Sony for $100 from multiple stores.

So, it looks like the Panasonic gives me the wi-fi connectivity built-in and the Sony does not. Are there any other differences? My wife thinks that Sony has a better reputation for quality. Currently, we do not stream any movies and have not used any on-line video resources, although our teenage boys might like that feature. If the MSRP is any indication, the Panasonic lists for $250 and Sony for $180 with only $25 difference in price on sale, the Panny sounds like a better deal.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

PS: I am leaning towards a Panasonic 50" G25 for a TV, but may have to put that off for a short while since my 15+ year old 32" Curtis Mathes tube TV is still working. I just bought a Epson 8350 projector and the wife does not understand why we would need to replace a working TV.

I briefly had a Sony S470 (essentially an S370 with 3D) before returning it and getting the BD85. I think the BD85 is a much better value that's magnified by how close prices for both players are now. Obvious differences are the BD85 has analog outputs if you need them, and comes with a detachable wifi adapter (you can sell it to G20/G25/VT20/VT25 plasma owners if you don't need it!). If 3D is important, then note the BD85 doesn't support 3D while the S470 does.

Although I like the sexy look of Sony's XROSS interface compared to Panny's boring/plain interface, I ran some tests and noticed the S470 didn't play my Stargate SG-1 TV DVD collection properly (I have it on Youtube if you want to see the hiccup during playback).

Physically, the BD85 has a much heftier chassis and has nice feet which elevates the bottom off your shelf. That's nice because lots of BD players get hot on the bottom. The BD85 also has some vents in the chassis.

One of the more practical differences I noticed was the BD85 is very quiet during playback. I could hear an annoying whine from my S470 which was a deal breaker.

Chris Boylan does thorough and technical reviews, check out his BD85 review here:

http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Pa...y-Player.shtml

Here's the BD85 thread (Panny just updated the firmware to add Vudu to the Vieracast suite of streaming internet applications, it works well):

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post19550250
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Panasonic site appears to be back up; order completed for DMP-BD85 @ $136.25 ($125.00 + 11.25 (tax)).

Thanks Dawg, I am in for one now.
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Did the sony's DLNA and 30 streaming content providers not do anything for you? I own the 65 myself, but honestly the sony has a lot more features on paper.
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did you get it for 130 or something like that after tax?

Yes, 134
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Thanks guys. I just ordered the Panny 85 for $132.50 shipped!
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$125+tax through perks worked this morning.
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Picked up an 85 for 125 + tax as well. Did not really need it but I could not pass up the price.

BTW, I am thinking blu-ray players will continue to fall in price. Still a glut of inventory at my local stores even with the super low prices. Not many are flying off the shelves like in years past. I am thinking we have reached market concentration and those that want it probably already have it. I expect some seriously deep discounts perhaps in January. Just a theory but something to think about.

Same thing with Flat panel TV's. A local store by me yesterday actually still had some super good deals still stacked to the roof by late afternoon at prices that made my jaw drop.
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I just ordered the BD85 from Panasonic for $125 plus tax, free shipping. I got to the Panasonic web page via Corporate Perks, not sure if that's required or not. This is easily the best deal I've seen on this player.

Thank You, Acee0. I just placed the order and all went smoothly.

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Grabbed the 85 yesterday for $125+tax (to replace my Sony s-370) mostly for the analog since ive had to resort back to my older Yamaha HTR-5660 after sending my v-1065 back earlier this year due to defects .

I always wanted to compare the two anyway (Panny vs Sony)

Thx OP's!

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While the price for the Panasonic 85 is tempting I am holding off because no DLNA support, I'll bet Panasonic will be coming out with a new model soon.

Sony S570 and LG BD570 both support DLNA(not to mention 3D and onboard storage) and can be had for ~$150USD(online and in stores).
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Did the sony's DLNA and 30 streaming content providers not do anything for you? I own the 65 myself, but honestly the sony has a lot more features on paper.

To be fair, those are pluses for the Sony (although that Michael Jackson channel wasn't very interesting, low resolution content too).

In the summer, it seemed like most players that offered DLNA were having bugs with their DLNA implementations as reported @AVS. Also, I have a wide variety of media and container formats and was not crazy about having my PC DLNA server transcoding files on-the-fly for unsupported formats. So I got a WDTV Live Plus for that task.
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Good deal no doubt, but now I'm irritably fixated on this even better deal that apparently managed to evade everyone's attention:
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Thanks Tim.

Thanks also to Acee0 for finding it.

Just wanted to also say a big thank you to Aceeo as well. I bought 2 (one for myself and one for my daughter) so that was significant savings.
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Buy.com has the LG BD590 BluRay player for $199.95 w/free shipping !!
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Thank You, Acee0. I just placed the order and all went smoothly.

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Couldn't pass up $125 (+tax) either, I used the Corp Perks too...wow, does anyone else have a whole lot of spam in their inbox after signing up?
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Couldn't pass up $125 (+tax) either, I used the Corp Perks too...wow, does anyone else have a whole lot of spam in their inbox after signing up?

Thought that would happen. Didn't mind paying the extra $12.50 to avoid the spam.
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Couldn't pass up $125 (+tax) either, I used the Corp Perks too...wow, does anyone else have a whole lot of spam in their inbox after signing up?

I signed up with perks a couple of weeks ago and haven't noticed any extra spam.

I just want an "It shipped" email!
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Lots of deals right now:

Sears has the LG BD570 for $129.99 and Best Buy has it for $139.99.
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Went through all the joining up and got the BD85 in the cart ready to purchase and it says:

Merchandise: $125
Tax: $11.83
Total: $149.33

That total with the $137.50 and tax does make sense but the other does not.
I saved a screen capture and will order, hopefully the $125 will be the price I pay and not the $137.50.
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FYI the total was corrected in the final checkout.
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I purchased the Samsung BD-C6500 for $123.85 delivered from J&R.

Don't forget about the 5% Discover Savings.

I prefer the Sammy over the Panny, as it has more widgets. I already own the BD60, and hold a "grudge" againist Panny, as they "will" not allow Netflix on this model with a Frimware update.
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Does the Panny come with an HDMI cable?
I expect not, but just asking those who have received one just in case.
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