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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player Reviews

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josipb

no subtitles!!

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I feel 'ripped-off' because the device won't play subtitles (.srt) off usb. Those around me, and I, require subtitles because we can't follow the english language fast enough.. I paid plenty for this in local currency (Croatian Kuna), so this is very disappointing. Saying all that, I am open to a solution, although I have searched so far without luck. JosipB

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pacman9270

I'm Enjoying it....

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Pros: Sleek, modern styling; Sturdy Construction; Built-in Wi-Fi; Analog/Digital connections; Fast load time

Cons: Touchpad can be annoying after a while; Wi-Fi connection slower than my 40GB PS3

Audio Quality: 4.5 BluRay: 4.5 (due to my issues with dual HDMI config) - Slightly improved vs 40GB PS3. It was nice to see something other than Linear PCM go across my AVR's screen. - Note: Had audio issues with dual HDMI configuration. Don't know what was going on, but audio was going in and out at odd times. CD: 5.0 - Played Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars cds and noticed great clarity and depth in the music. Only CD I've tested so far. Picture Quality: 5.0 - Noticed slight improvements from my 40GB PS3 as far as shadow detail. Great picture. Streaming: 4.0 - Speed: Definitely slower than my PS3 to get started. But no hiccups once it got going. - Netflix: Great picture and improved from...
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Cigarjohn47

Don't let looks fool you!

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Pros: Sleek, compact, quiet and cool to the touch.

Cons: Remote Control touch pad is too sensitive at the lowest settings.

This unit does provide 3D and streaming capabilities which work great. I only use the Youtube feature on it when streaming and it works great and fast and I have it hard wired hooked-up through my router. I do recommend getting a wireless keyboard/mouse if you want to do any internet searches with it which is easier to do instead of using the remote. I hooked this unit straight into my pre-amp with a HDMI cable and set my pre-amp to it's through feature to let the BD player handle all the video filtering. The aspect ratio is very easy to setup along with the setup menus. Very user friendly. All the features on the remote are easy to use except for the touch pad which on it's lowest...
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nukepicnic@minds

A big improvement over my old Sony player

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Pros: Fast loading... lightning fast compared to Sony, solid networking capabilities, great picture and sound quality

Cons: Software is somewhat clunkily designed, can't adjust some system options easliy without ejecting the disc.

Blu Ray is FAR more enjoyable with this unit than with the Sony BDPS-350 it replaced. Discs on this machine load FAST!!!! My main complaint is about the software. Before complaining, however Panasonic has been pretty consistent about releasing new firmware to address issues along the way and the firmware update is relatively painless when the player is networked. The menu layout leaves something to be desired. For some reason, some of the system settings seem to only be easily accessible when a disc is not present. There is sometimes a pop up menu that appears that SEEMS like it should be navigated by the touch pad but doesn't respond at all to any commands... The manual is a bit...
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