Originally Posted by rambo64
Ok, with the Panasonic I have been seeing DMPBD 65 for less than the DMPBD 45, which is the more updated version?
They are both of the same generation but the 65 has more features. Though the 65 lacks built-in wifi (a separate USB dongle must be purchased), it is a networking BR player in that it supports both ethernet and wifi connectivity for Viera Cast streaming (Netflix, etc.), firmware updates, etc. I believe the 45 also lacks component video output and a USB slot.
MSRP difference of only $20. Just depends on the importance of those missing features to you. I believe that BR playback quality is similar for these two entry/mid-level BR players.