Once again Panasonic have produced another great blu ray player. The quality of the blu ray picture is 1st class and the quality of upscaled dvd is pretty good too. Faster loading times of blu ray discs than other machines I've owned, but still not perfect, but then again there is a large amount of data on a blu ray disc. The mechanism is very quiet too when playing a disc.
Extra features include wireless networking, but has to be fitted with Panasonic's own wireless dongle at £80 a shot, stick to the ethernet connection for your fixes of bd live material and the viera cast facility. An sd card slot which will play your camcorder footage, stills and other material you may put on your card and a usb socket next to the sd card slot neatly hidden under a flap on the front of the machine.
On the rear of the machine are a single hdmi socket for connection to your tv or av amp, essential to view hd content on your tv, an ethernet port, and a digital audio output to carry your sound to your surround sound amp.
Region 2 dvd playback and region B blu ray playback out of the box but the machine can be hacked to play dvds from all regions(using a learning remote and codes published on the web) but not multi region blu ray playback.
To summarise, great picture and sound, good connections and extra features such as sd card playback and usb socket, wireless capability, quality brand and a price that I haven't seen lower. See [...] for further information.