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sdbrowser 01-23-2013 11:50 AM

Panasonic DMP-BDT220 WiFi 3D Blu-ray Player $80 + Free Shipping
 
This is back -- Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player is again available for $79.99 from Amazon.com with FSSS.

You have to add the item to shopping cart to see the final/reduced price.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...PDKIKX0DER

yuugotserved 01-23-2013 11:50 AM

Panasonic DMP-BDT220 WiFi 3D Blu-ray Player $80 + Free Shipping
 
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<s>Amazon has Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Integrated WiFi 3D Blu-ray Player for $79.99. Shipping is free</s>. Thanks sdbrowser

Fry's also has Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Integrated WiFi 3D Blu-ray Player for $79.99. Shipping is free.

Price Research: Our research indicates that this Panasonic DMP-BDT220 WiFi 3D Blu-ray Player is $23 lower (22% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices from $103 to $150. - yuugotserved

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You might read this review of this 220 versus a Sony S590 if you have an extra $15 laying around:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R1AN...M2RUVVO4NR


I have a 220 and it suffers from the "flicker" problem. Google Flicker Panasonic 220 if you want to know more.

UPDATE 1/25 @ 9:56a
Deal is dead! Price is back up to $92.99 at Amazon.com and shipping is no longer free at Fry's ($79.99 + $7.99 ultra shipping). The Sony Blu-Ray player mentioned above is $94.05.

stingray2772 01-23-2013 12:00 PM

I have this player, just FYI I love it. I can use Netflix and turn on 2d to 3d, dvd upconverting is decent, integrated wifi is nice as well...

ranran 01-23-2013 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stingray2772 (Post 57064316)
I have this player, just FYI I love it. I can use Netflix and turn on 2d to 3d, dvd upconverting is decent, integrated wifi is nice as well...

How is the responsiveness? To clarify, Does it "boot up" or turn on fast, is it linux or proprietary based? Does it seem to play a disc quickly or does it take a while? Does it open burned DVD's and such?

Does the remote work well and does the unit respond quickly to the remote?

Thanks...

Catwoman2012 01-23-2013 01:19 PM

Thank you

Mermaid 01-23-2013 01:20 PM

Lots of great reviews. Really need this for Netflix at my shop.

Thanks!

rogue_AK 01-23-2013 02:10 PM

I wonder if this would produce a better picture streaming Netflix, instead of just streaming Netflix from the TV application? Just bought the Panny Plasma 55" GT50, love it, but since I very rarely watch DVD's and Blu Ray, I primarily only would have this to stream Amazon and Netflix, Hulu+, which the TV already does. Any advantage to streaming trough a blu-ray over the TV directly?

ponyboy10 01-23-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rogue_AK (Post 57068564)
I wonder if this would produce a better picture streaming Netflix, instead of just streaming Netflix from the TV application? Just bought the Panny Plasma 55" GT50, love it, but since I very rarely watch DVD's and Blu Ray, I primarily only would have this to stream Amazon and Netflix, Hulu+, which the TV already does. Any advantage to streaming trough a blu-ray over the TV directly?

Assuming you're able to stream HD already, I would guess there's not much of an advantage. The main complaint I see with built-in Netflix apps is sluggishness or crashing, so as long as you're happy with that part of the interface, I wouldn't necessarily buy another device just for that.

kiwijaws 01-23-2013 03:01 PM

Since I pay tax to amazon think I'll price match it at bestbuy
and guys rep a newbie OP if you like his deal:nod:

bruteshot 01-23-2013 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kiwijaws (Post 57069728)
Since I pay tax to amazon think I'll price match it at bestbuy
and guys rep a newbie OP if you like his deal:nod:

being here two years is still newbie?

eric5469 01-23-2013 03:15 PM

I have two of these. It can also play FLAC files, which I love.

VTIndustries 01-23-2013 03:23 PM

Sweet, this will go great with the new Panny TV that came today.

sdbrowser 01-23-2013 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruteshot (Post 57069846)
being here two years is still newbie?

Newbie at posting a deal, if you consider categorization of newbies.:)

sdfan567 01-23-2013 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stingray2772 (Post 57064316)
I have this player, just FYI I love it. I can use Netflix and turn on 2d to 3d, dvd upconverting is decent, integrated wifi is nice as well...

I have this conencted to a Vizio 3d TV and can do 2d to 3d on DVDs. Are you saying 2d->3d works on netflix movies too? (When I tried it on netflix movie picture was messed up)

maxutility 01-23-2013 03:33 PM

I got this for $75 with tax on the Best Buy Mastercard $50 off $100, pretty cool so far..

wepo 01-23-2013 03:35 PM

I've been looking at this one and the Sony BDP-S390 and can't decide. Anybody have experience with both? There have been complaints on netflix and wifi connection issues with this one. 3D isn't a concern.

The Sony is here: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S3...u+ray+wifi

kiwijaws 01-23-2013 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruteshot (Post 57069846)
being here two years is still newbie?

Would you prefer deal virgin:lol:

esquire415 01-23-2013 03:58 PM

Some people were able to cash in on the BB $50 coupon. This item is $120 at BB so basically you could have snatched one at BB and only paid $70 + tax. I'd rather buy it from Amazon but that's just me.

BZiggyZ 01-23-2013 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxutility (Post 57070370)
I got this for $75 with tax on the Best Buy Mastercard $50 off $100, pretty cool so far..

I got the same deal. I've had a PS3 since 2007 for blu-ray and I finally got sick of the fan noise.

This player is a bargain for the price. You can't do significantly better until you step up to an Oppo for $500.

kroepuk 01-23-2013 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BZiggyZ (Post 57071004)
I got the same deal. I've had a PS3 since 2007 for blu-ray and I finally got sick of the fan noise.

This player is a bargain for the price. You can't do significantly better until you step up to an Oppo for $500.

Can this do 1.5X speed play like PS3 with Subtitle smoothly??

Palliator 01-23-2013 04:14 PM

"This is the second time today I went to order something from Amazon and it got removed from my cart because they yanked it (OOS?). Very irritating."

I was ready to submit my order with Fry's and decided to check Amazon again. Sure enough, Amazon was listed again as a seller for $79.99. WTH. Anyhow, got my order in. Thanks OP.

adas 01-23-2013 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esquire415 (Post 57070940)
Some people were able to cash in on the BB $50 coupon. This item is $120 at BB so basically you could have snatched one at BB and only paid $70 + tax. I'd rather buy it from Amazon but that's just me.

So you would rather PAY EXTRA FOR NO REASON.... How unSLICK is that???

mrcoolcat 01-23-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wepo (Post 57070412)
I've been looking at this one and the Sony BDP-S390 and can't decide. Anybody have experience with both? There have been complaints on netflix and wifi connection issues with this one. 3D isn't a concern.

The Sony is here: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S3...u+ray+wifi

FYI: Sony Blu-ray player comparable to Panasonic DMP-BDT220 would be Sony BDP-S590. Costo had it (the model # in Costco is BDP-S59) for 79.99 after some coupon. Don't remember when the coupon was to expire. From reviews, the one major complaint on Sony is the relatively slower Disc load times. Otherwise either brands have got great reviews. Not sure on Netflix/Wifi connection issues. (As for me I own Sony BDP-S590 and I have ethernet cable running in to it.)

oyouno 01-23-2013 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adas (Post 57071414)
So you would rather PAY EXTRA FOR NO REASON.... How unSLICK is that???

gas+travel time+tax = amazon wins.

WeLikeIke 01-23-2013 04:26 PM

got one from fry's... thankk you

BreakerOneNine 01-23-2013 04:30 PM

I have this player and Netflix streams perfectly fine for me. :shrugs: Not sluggish at all. This is a great player! Very much worth the money!

mazdanl 01-23-2013 04:31 PM

Got this player for $50 with BestBuy $50 coupon 2 day ago.

TDK0117 01-23-2013 04:42 PM

This looks like a good deal. I don't have a blu-ray player and I've been in the market for one. Any reason not to pick this up?

adas 01-23-2013 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oyouno (Post 57071552)
gas+travel time+tax = amazon wins.

Ok, makes sense.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TDK0117 (Post 57071944)
This looks like a good deal. I don't have a blu-ray player and I've been in the market for one. Any reason not to pick this up?

Sony????

oyouno 01-23-2013 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TDK0117 (Post 57071944)
This looks like a good deal. I don't have a blu-ray player and I've been in the market for one. Any reason not to pick this up?

really good deal. Pick it up.

esquire415 01-23-2013 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adas (Post 57071414)
So you would rather PAY EXTRA FOR NO REASON.... How unSLICK is that???

I don't want to use gas and pick it up at the store. The coupon only works at the store. Plus use has promotional discount from Amazon. And if you use your Amazon Visa, you get 3% CB. That's still SLICK!

TDK0117 01-23-2013 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esquire415 (Post 57070940)
Some people were able to cash in on the BB $50 coupon. This item is $120 at BB so basically you could have snatched one at BB and only paid $70 + tax. I'd rather buy it from Amazon but that's just me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mazdanl (Post 57071742)
Got this player for $50 with BestBuy $50 coupon 2 day ago.

Quote:

Originally Posted by adas (Post 57071948)
Ok, makes sense.


Sony????

So I should wait for a Sony deal? Why's that?


Quote:

Originally Posted by oyouno (Post 57071970)
really good deal. Pick it up.

So far, I'm thinking 90% yes and 10% no. My wallet says 100% no though so... XD

ordure 01-23-2013 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oyouno (Post 57071552)
gas+travel time+tax+BB blows = amazon wins.

Fixed it for ya as you forgot another variable.

zigner 01-23-2013 04:53 PM

I suggest not getting this player if you plan to watch youtube on it. Amazingly, there are no fast forward or rewind buttons on the youtube viewer on this machine. Couple this with the occasional wifi disconnect, and you are in for a fun time when you are 20 minutes into a 30 minute youtube video, and have to rewatch the first 20 minutes to get back to where you left off.

esquire415 01-23-2013 04:57 PM

I already bought this on Amazon anyway when they were about the same price. It was the only item worth buying at BB when I was there to take advantage of the BB $50 coupon but since I already have it, I left empty handed due to their revised coupon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by zigner (Post 57072160)
I suggest not getting this one if you like to watch youtube. Amazingly, there are no fast forward or rewind buttons on the youtube viewer on this machine. Couple this with the occasional wifi disconnect, and you are in for a fun time when you are 20 minutes into a 30 minute youtube video, and have to rewatch the first 20 minutes to get back to where you left off.

So the Sony S-390 has a FF and REW buttons?

TheeeGod 01-23-2013 04:58 PM

Can you stream from any website onto tv with this player or does it only allow access to certain sites?

I have optimum and they give you access to hbogo and I was wondering if I can watch tv shows from there, etc. etc.

TheFrequency 01-23-2013 05:00 PM

I bought this before Christmas and so far it's a great player. I can't seem to get audio to my receiver while streaming from Amazon Prime, but haven't exhausted all troubleshooting options. Audio on bluray discs works just fine.

charmi 01-23-2013 05:01 PM

How does this compare to Phillips BDP2985/F7 3D Blu-ray Disc Player which is $78 at Walmart? I already ordered the Phillips from Walmart because it seemed like the cheapest one for the price but I haven't picked it up yet so I can still get a refund. I mainly want it for Netflix?

Tnyc 01-23-2013 05:04 PM

Fry's has this same model and free shipping if you want to avoid tax in certain states. [frys.com]

thezeeman 01-23-2013 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdbrowser (Post 57063970)
This is back -- Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player is again available for $79.99 from Amazon.com with FSSS.

You have to add the item to shopping cart to see the final/reduced price.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...PDKIKX0DER

Might want to look at the new Panasonic offerings. The follow-on to this one is DMP-BDT230 which sells for $104 @ Panasonic EEP (pre-order). It does not ship until February but for the extra money, might be worth it. BTW, you can get the 2-D version DMP-BD89 for $80.

For those that like choices:

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/bl...NavId=nav2

unl94 01-23-2013 05:30 PM

Thanks OP. I was just looking to get one of these this past weekend, glad I waited. CNET Editors Choice in April 2012.

http://reviews.cnet.com/blu-ray-p...20314.html

Scott586 01-23-2013 05:30 PM

I got this from Best Buy for $100 on December 22nd and I've been watching for a price guarantee ever since. Has anyone had success with Best Buy's holiday guarantee through January 24th?

freeflight 01-23-2013 05:33 PM

Does it support UV?

wrangler1114 01-23-2013 05:46 PM

With new players coming out next month, will this drop lower? I'm in no hurry but want to get one sooner or later.

EA7724 01-23-2013 05:47 PM

It does not support UV, and the skype app does not work unless you buy a compatible cam, which is more expensive than the player

wysiwyg05 01-23-2013 05:47 PM

Thanks OP!

I've been looking for a blu-ray player for my study.

Even sweeter deal for me as it ends up costing me only $40 since I'll be using the Amazon GCs I was able to score earlier in the week from the Best Buy deal.

signal12 01-23-2013 05:54 PM

Thanks OP, I just bought this last night for $93. Quick call to customer service and they refunded the difference. I will take $13 for free.

Cheapeats 01-23-2013 05:57 PM

My tv is not 3D. Will this work for me? I'm looking for my best blu-ray with streaming option.

sonnypra 01-23-2013 05:57 PM

in 4 1 ... thanks!

I wonder how you guys get this from BB couple days ago, the coupon stated Bluray players are excluded, did u buy GC first or something?

bbcbls 01-23-2013 06:15 PM

Is there similar app like Plex which we can install on this device.

Definitely Plex is great app.

ProtocolOH 01-23-2013 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrangler1114 (Post 57073216)
With new players coming out next month, will this drop lower? I'm in no hurry but want to get one sooner or later.

I doubt it'll drop much lower; Amazon's not going to lose money on these just to get them out the door, even when they're clearanced for the new model year. I'd be tempted by this, but I'm keeping an eye out for a good deal on a Samsung player, because those will convert 50Hz content to 60Hz for US TVs, so I can watch some British Blu-rays and DVDs. (The Blu-rays need to be region-free though, a stock player won't override region encoding, regardless of content format.)

TDK0117 01-23-2013 06:24 PM

Hmmm.. so I just bought this panasonic deal, but is this not a good blu-ray player as well?

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S3...roduct_top

TDK0117 01-23-2013 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonnypra (Post 57073474)
in 4 1 ... thanks!

I wonder how you guys get this from BB couple days ago, the coupon stated Bluray players are excluded, did u buy GC first or something?

The coupon only excluded blu-ray players from certain brands. That threw me off too until I read the entire thing haha.

deals2dream 01-23-2013 06:28 PM

Panasonic site reviews are pretty bad. I will pass. My PS3 is still good to go. Any comments?

catracho 01-23-2013 06:30 PM

Can play MKV files?

could you set up it as region free DVD player?

I could take region A for bluray

generaltso 01-23-2013 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxutility (Post 57070370)
I got this for $75 with tax on the Best Buy Mastercard $50 off $100, pretty cool so far..

I got this for $50 a best buy with the same coupon. You didn't have them price match before you applied the coupon, did you :)

I just set up amazon streaming and it works good so far. I hard wired ethernet to it, so can't vouch for the wifi. The amazon menus were more snappy than I thought.

RowdyReptile 01-23-2013 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheapeats (Post 57073470)
My tv is not 3D. Will this work for me? I'm looking for my best blu-ray with streaming option.

Yep. I've had this player since June 2011 with no problems. It definitely works just fine with a 2D TV. Most blu-ray discs are 2D anyway, unless you get a specific 3D one.

In fact, I'm somewhat surprised they're still selling a 2011 model. Not that it needs any new features, but I just thought they cycled their models every year.

roller9 01-23-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deals2dream (Post 57074154)
Panasonic site reviews are pretty bad. I will pass. My PS3 is still good to go. Any comments?

have an open box in my showroom, performs without a problem

compuguy1088 01-23-2013 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oyouno (Post 57071970)
really good deal. Pick it up.

*shrug* it was better when it was a lighting deal for 74.99 back in December....

roller9 01-23-2013 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonnypra (Post 57073474)
in 4 1 ... thanks!

I wonder how you guys get this from BB couple days ago, the coupon stated Bluray players are excluded, did u buy GC first or something?

if you read the coupon carefully it excluded certain brand blu ray players

Milkwasabadchoice 01-23-2013 07:15 PM

Bought and repped thanks!

cman922 01-23-2013 07:31 PM

Any thoughts on this model vs. the next higher up model, the 320/321? I've been thinking of getting a used 321 at a local Exchange cd store.

cantstopbuying 01-23-2013 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrcoolcat (Post 57071420)
FYI: Sony Blu-ray player comparable to Panasonic DMP-BDT220 would be Sony BDP-S590. Costo had it (the model # in Costco is BDP-S59) for 79.99 after some coupon. Don't remember when the coupon was to expire. From reviews, the one major complaint on Sony is the relatively slower Disc load times. Otherwise either brands have got great reviews. Not sure on Netflix/Wifi connection issues. (As for me I own Sony BDP-S590 and I have ethernet cable running in to it.)

The Sony appears to be 79.99 at Costco until 1/27. Good thing about that one is it comes with HDMI cable too. Plus Costco's great return policy.

http://www.costco.com/Sony-BDP-BX...59545.html

Scott586 01-23-2013 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott586 (Post 57072900)
I got this from Best Buy for $100 on December 22nd and I've been watching for a price guarantee ever since. Has anyone had success with Best Buy's holiday guarantee through January 24th?

Updating my own post, I just got back from Best Buy to try a price match while I was out. No problems what-so-ever matching, got about $21.50 back. Not a bad deal. If I recall correctly, that price guarantee ends after tomorrow (Thursday). Hope that helps someone.

UltraBlumpkin07 01-23-2013 07:44 PM

I have been through a few Bluray players over the last year, and I have to say that Panasonic's menu system for DLNA playback is the worst. It takes way too long to navigate to folders because they only display 5 things at a time, it doesn't remember folder structures, and you can't create links to the folders you use frequently. If you want to use a Bluray player as a home media server, I would recommend going with LG players.

stingray2772 01-23-2013 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ranran (Post 57065756)
How is the responsiveness? To clarify, Does it "boot up" or turn on fast, is it linux or proprietary based? Does it seem to play a disc quickly or does it take a while? Does it open burned DVD's and such?

Does the remote work well and does the unit respond quickly to the remote?

Thanks...

I've never noted a problem with start up speed, but I'm fairly relaxed to that as long as it isn't minutes out.

Unit responds to remote as would be expected. I think there is a way to use your phone as a remote as well - but I have never tried this.. at least I think it is available on this model, maybe it isn't and I'm dreaming this up.

stingray2772 01-23-2013 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdfan567 (Post 57070250)
I have this conencted to a Vizio 3d TV and can do 2d to 3d on DVDs. Are you saying 2d->3d works on netflix movies too? (When I tried it on netflix movie picture was messed up)

I have a Vizio 3D TV as well... the E3D470VX

2D to 3D works fine for me. Now, is it as good as a blu ray released with 3d and recorded in 3d? no... but it's nice to be able to use for 3D content. I haven't noticed the picture being messed up... if you'd like me to try the same content on mine, let me know what the show/movie was and I'll try to give it a shot.

Also keep in mind there are many settings for 3D, is it possible that you tweaked these settings?

stingray2772 01-23-2013 07:58 PM

I'd also just like to mention, I use my player primarily for playing Blu Ray, Netflix with 2D to 3D and that is it. If I ever need to play normal netflix, I use my Smart TV.. same with video files.

As far as youtube? I really don't see the point in watching a youtube video on my TV...

I originally opted for a Panasonic due to its 2D to 3D capability, it seemed that most others didn't offer that capability, or were more pricey. I then opted for this model because the lesser model didn't offer WiFi, and the upper model costed more. As far as bad reviews... I looked in to most and it seemed they were from certain date ranges which indicated to me outdated firmware. Every Blu Ray player had somebody complained that Acme Blu Ray didn't play and they were furious that they couldn't watch it... it just seemed to be a thing with Blu Ray players... I don't consider myself that knowledgeable on players or the media itself, all I know is that the movies I've tried playing played fine, and the rest of the unit operated as would be expected. Hope this helps somebody..

telveer 01-23-2013 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adas (Post 57071414)
So you would rather PAY EXTRA FOR NO REASON.... How unSLICK is that???


If your BB store is 20 miles away and you have an SUV and have to spend 2 gallons of gas + you value your time + if its freezing cold outside + you don't have a printer handy + you don't have a Mastercard, its not so uncool :cool:

koolaid2000 01-23-2013 08:05 PM

Damn i bought this last week for 99$...any chance of amazon refunding me the difference?

old_english_d 01-23-2013 08:06 PM

Anyone know how this handles mkv files?

6er 01-23-2013 08:06 PM

I have a 210 and 220. My Sony S590 BLOWS them away.

Faster Wifi, MUCH faster loading on everything from apps to Blu Rays, and faster interface over the 220's.

I have the top review on the S590 at amazon if you want more info. I LOVED the panasonic's, but after I bought the S590 I have even thought about replacing them with the Sony's.

I was scared of the Sony's at first because their TV internet apps through 2011 models were absolutely horrible(I know from experience)

Pay the extra $15 and do yourself a favor and get the Sony

old_english_d 01-23-2013 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koolaid2000 (Post 57076740)
Damn i bought this last week for 99$...any chance of amazon refunding me the difference?

Without a doubt. Contact them.

stingray2772 01-23-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6er (Post 57076784)
I have a 210 and 220. My Sony S590 BLOWS them away.

Faster Wifi, MUCH faster loading on everything from apps to Blu Rays, and faster interface over the 220's.

I have the top review on the S590 at amazon if you want more info. I LOVED the panasonic's, but after I bought the S590 I have even thought about replacing them with the Sony's.

I was scared of the Sony's at first because their TV internet apps through 2011 models were absolutely horrible(I know from experience)

Pay the extra $15 and do yourself a favor and get the Sony

Does the S590 offer 2D to 3D?

What benefit does faster WiFi do (edit.. I know what a faster connection would do, but I'm wondering what your problem was with the Panasonic WiFi)? Netflix is already loading movies in HD. I haven't streamed from my computer to my Blu Ray player, but my guess is that there would be no problems if Netflix is already able to keep up with its max.

Is the 590 the model that was on sale for ~50 during Black Friday?

WilliamG 01-23-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6er (Post 57076784)
I have a 210 and 220. My Sony S590 BLOWS them away.

Faster Wifi, MUCH faster loading on everything from apps to Blu Rays, and faster interface over the 220's.

I have the top review on the S590 at amazon if you want more info. I LOVED the panasonic's, but after I bought the S590 I have even thought about replacing them with the Sony's.

I was scared of the Sony's at first because their TV internet apps through 2011 models were absolutely horrible(I know from experience)

Pay the extra $15 and do yourself a favor and get the Sony

The Sony has inferior 24p video processing, if you go by some reviews online...

e.g.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...658,00.asp

koolaid2000 01-23-2013 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6er (Post 57076784)
I have a 210 and 220. My Sony S590 BLOWS them away.

Faster Wifi, MUCH faster loading on everything from apps to Blu Rays, and faster interface over the 220's.

I have the top review on the S590 at amazon if you want more info. I LOVED the panasonic's, but after I bought the S590 I have even thought about replacing them with the Sony's.

I was scared of the Sony's at first because their TV internet apps through 2011 models were absolutely horrible(I know from experience)

Pay the extra $15 and do yourself a favor and get the Sony

Yea I was struggling between the two...but the panasonic looks way sleeker and nicer with my setup in the living room. I wouldn't mind the sony for the other rooms though

trongyen 01-23-2013 08:15 PM

Bought one from Fry several weeks ago for the same price. Very happy with this Panasonic Blu-ray DVD player. Just got another one from Amazon.

6er 01-23-2013 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stingray2772 (Post 57076918)
Does the S590 offer 2D to 3D?

What benefit does faster WiFi do (edit.. I know what a faster connection would do, but I'm wondering what your problem was with the Panasonic WiFi)? Netflix is already loading movies in HD. I haven't streamed from my computer to my Blu Ray player, but my guess is that there would be no problems if Netflix is already able to keep up with its max.

Is the 590 the model that was on sale for ~50 during Black Friday?

Faster Wifi as in it keeps the stream going better than my 220. Also, 220's have an issue with the screen flickering to black during movuies and streaming. HUGELY annoying(mine took a few months to start if I remember correctly). I thought it was my cables and TV's until I found info about it online. the 210 doesn't do it, oddly.

And if you are primarily using Netflix, yes the Sony is worth it. It's so much faster its ridiculous. Even though I have to wait for mine to check the app status before it loads, it's still a good minute faster to get to the main menu with the titles loaded. and when you browse, the selection moves. On the Panasonic, there can be considerable lag sometimes, even when I had it hooked up with Ethernet cable.

6er 01-23-2013 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by WilliamG (Post 57076924)
The Sony has inferior 24p video processing, if you go by some reviews online...

e.g.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...658,00.asp


Their review is bizarre to me. Their load times seem a bit off. My Panasonic's are not that fast, I have two(120 and 220), and one sony.

As far as the 24p, Were they using a benchmark? It might not be something you notice in the real world. I'm not saying it's not true, I'm just saying that the overall package and user experience of the S590 is better IMO.

The Panasonic isn't a bad player(as long as it isnt flickering).

And Think, if their player was flickering during the test, they wouldn't have given a crap about 24p performance if every 10 seconds the screen blanks out, lol

stingray2772 01-23-2013 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by 6er (Post 57077052)
On the Panasonic, there can be considerable lag sometimes, even when I had it hooked up with Ethernet cable.

Define considerable...

I've never had a problem using the WiFi, I have tried an Ethernet cable at one point, but realized I saw no noticeable difference between the two so I ditched the extra cable. I think your exaggerating the considerable lag, unless my player is some how different than yours (possibly firmware?)

WilliamG 01-23-2013 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 6er (Post 57077238)
Their review is bizarre to me. Their load times seem a bit off. My Panasonic's are not that fast, I have two(120 and 220), and one sony.

As far as the 24p, Were they using a benchmark? It might not be something you notice in the real world. I'm not saying it's not true, I'm just saying that the overall package and user experience of the S590 is better IMO.

The Panasonic isn't a bad player(as long as it isnt flickering).

And Think, if their player was flickering during the test, they wouldn't have given a crap about 24p performance if every 10 seconds the screen blanks out, lol

My Panasonic has never flickered, and boots ridiculously fast. But I don't use Netflix since I use a Mac mini for that sort of thing, which absolutely destroys any Blu-ray player integration. :)

Let's face it - either player is great. If you want a Blu-ray player for just Blu-rays, go with the Panasonic, because it's significantly cheaper than the Sony. Yep, $80 is significantly cheaper than $95 if you ask me. Sure it's only $15, but this is SlickDeals, is it not?

I've been enjoying my 210 (not even the 220) now for a while, and it's excellent. I'd say my only complaint about it is that the discs occasionally whine depending on where the laser is reading the data from on the discs. Not sure if the 220 resolved that, or if it's just typical for these "lower-end" players.

MillaTyme 01-23-2013 08:35 PM

Decent price. Not slick. I will wait another few months if I have to for the price to get closer to the $50 range.

stingray2772 01-23-2013 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by WilliamG (Post 57077524)
Let's face it - either player is great. If you want a Blu-ray player for just Blu-rays, go with the Panasonic, because it's significantly cheaper than the Sony. Yep, $80 is significantly cheaper than $95 if you ask me. Sure it's only $15, but this is SlickDeals, is it not?

I agree, it seems the 590 does have 2D to 3D which seems like a major + on both players... in my opinion, if your not wanting 3D there are cheaper players that will get the job done - why pay for something your not going to use. It comes down to what brand you like, or which one you think looks better. It seems the only other point worth mentioning is that it might be more beneficial to go with a company that will continue to release firmware updates or the newer model so that hopefully it will have more compatibility with more blu rays.

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Originally Posted by WilliamG (Post 57077524)
I've been enjoying my 210 (not even the 220) now for a while, and it's excellent. I'd say my only complaint about it is that the discs occasionally whine depending on where the laser is reading the data from on the discs. Not sure if the 220 resolved that, or if it's just typical for these "lower-end" players.

I haven't really noticed a whine, but then again I'm sort of hard of hearing.. and I have a knack for toning out what I don't want to hear :nod: either way, turn the volume up a tad and problem solved

WilliamG 01-23-2013 08:46 PM

Hah being hard of hearing would rock at times, especially when it comes to electrical noises or odd sounds from devices. :D

FYI, the follow-up to this model, the DMP-BDT230 will be out shortly anyway. It was revealed at CES 2013.

stingray2772 01-23-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by WilliamG (Post 57077954)
Hah being hard of hearing would rock at times, especially when it comes to electrical noises or odd sounds from devices..

My wife is always complaining about it... Probably not a good thing that I was hard of hearing when I was 20... that is what I get for listening to music too loudly, its a terrible road to go down, listen to it too loudly then you have to turn it up to keep it at the same loudness, just keeps on repeating itself :mad:

WilliamG 01-23-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by stingray2772 (Post 57078196)
My wife is always complaining about it... Probably not a good thing that I was hard of hearing when I was 20... that is what I get for listening to music too loudly, its a terrible road to go down, listen to it too loudly then you have to turn it up to keep it at the same loudness, just keeps on repeating itself :mad:

Well that stinks... Still, I thought not hearing the wife was a positive? :D

OmahaGTP 01-23-2013 10:19 PM

Thanks OP. I bought this last week for 97.99 and Amazon price adjusted after 5 minutes of chat.

trikster2 01-23-2013 10:22 PM

I've got netflix on my panasonic TV

What I absolutely hate is the wait up time. It takes forever when you first turn it on to display your "instant queue".

Roku and apple TV are much faster, perhaps because they are on all the time.

In all fairness my TV is a generation behind this model. Has panasonic improved the startup time, especially with a large instant queue?

Thanks!

TDK0117 01-23-2013 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WilliamG (Post 57077524)
My Panasonic has never flickered, and boots ridiculously fast. But I don't use Netflix since I use a Mac mini for that sort of thing, which absolutely destroys any Blu-ray player integration. :)

Let's face it - either player is great. If you want a Blu-ray player for just Blu-rays, go with the Panasonic, because it's significantly cheaper than the Sony. Yep, $80 is significantly cheaper than $95 if you ask me. Sure it's only $15, but this is SlickDeals, is it not?

I've been enjoying my 210 (not even the 220) now for a while, and it's excellent. I'd say my only complaint about it is that the discs occasionally whine depending on where the laser is reading the data from on the discs. Not sure if the 220 resolved that, or if it's just typical for these "lower-end" players.

All the people hating on this player made me nervous, but this affirmed my purchase. I'm not looking for anything with too many bells and whistles: just something to play the few blu-rays I have and replace my old DVD player. I doubt I'll be using the wireless / 3D function too often.

dlarius 01-24-2013 05:04 AM

Simple question ... Does the 220 play DIVX (.avi) and .wmv format files from both a physical DVD and via wifi?
THANKS

rockmo 01-24-2013 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MillaTyme (Post 57077594)
Decent price. Not slick. I will wait another few months if I have to for the price to get closer to the $50 range.


I doubt you'll see a good, name brand, blu ray palyer with built in wi-fi for $50 anytime soon. If you do, let us know.;)

sirugh 01-24-2013 07:55 AM

I purchased this from Fry's after a SD back in December. I JUST received it, and it cost me 79.99 + 2.55 S&H + 6.71 Sales Tax - 7.99 Shipping = 81.26

BZiggyZ 01-24-2013 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott586 (Post 57076002)
Updating my own post, I just got back from Best Buy to try a price match while I was out. No problems what-so-ever matching, got about $21.50 back. Not a bad deal. If I recall correctly, that price guarantee ends after tomorrow (Thursday). Hope that helps someone.

Thanks, I'm going to try. Even if they don't match Amazon, they should match their own site at $92.99. I paid $119.99 -$50 coupon = $69.99. Best case scenario; Amazon price @ 79.99 - $50 coupon = $29.99. That will be slick.

PsychoCemia 01-24-2013 08:47 AM

I got this player back in December, and I love it.

I will say, though, that the remote that comes with it will not pair up with any TVs other than Panasonic TVs. i.e. it's not a universal remote. So for those looking to hook up just a TV and Bluray player and hoping to thin it down to one remote, you probably won't have much luck.

falleng0d 01-24-2013 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by PsychoCemia (Post 57089596)
I got this player back in December, and I love it.

I will say, though, that the remote that comes with it will not pair up with any TVs other than Panasonic TVs. i.e. it's not a universal remote. So for those looking to hook up just a TV and Bluray player and hoping to thin it down to one remote, you probably won't have much luck.

To be fair, I dont think its very common for the blu-ray player remote to be universal heh. I dont know why you were expecting that....

Most people already get that with set top boxes remote like I do with my verizon cable box. As well as most receiver remotes are able to be universal as well. I dont think its that big of an issue.

Anyways....The BDT220 is a good blu-ray player. The negative points it usually receives is the fact it lacks some file type support. It cant do divx/xvid and some other stuff like other blu-ray players do. Now, its not that big of an issue if you just stream from your computer like I do but, it could be for someone. Panasonic has always made among the top tier blu-ray players though. They used to have the very best picture quality when that mattered.


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Originally Posted by dlarius (Post 57084500)
Simple question ... Does the 220 play DIVX (.avi) and .wmv format files from both a physical DVD and via wifi?
THANKS

No it doesnt, its one of the few things it lacks and what it gets negative reviews on. Not sure about .wmv but it does not do divx/xvid.

Steel City Jamm 01-24-2013 09:00 AM

fyi--BB pricematched Amazon for me no problem. I did the entire order over the phone w/ BB customer service and added a $10 rewards credit that i had. Flawless. Picking up in store today.

KydDynoMyte 01-24-2013 09:23 AM

I got this player because it can output checkerboard 3d and can convert 2D to 3D (which I never use). Checkerboard seems to be hard to find in other players. Not being able to fast forward in youtube is annoying and there are not many panny apps. If it didn't support checkerboard I would of went with something else with better apps since my tv is dumb.

BZiggyZ 01-24-2013 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BZiggyZ (Post 57088768)
Thanks, I'm going to try. Even if they don't match Amazon, they should match their own site at $92.99. I paid $119.99 -$50 coupon = $69.99. Best case scenario; Amazon price @ 79.99 - $50 coupon = $29.99. That will be slick.

Swing and a miss. The CSR said that if they price match the player below $100, the $50 off coupon becomes invalid ($50 off one item of $100 or more). I could either have the Amazon price or my Monday deal ($69.99). His logic is sound, so I left it alone.

Dimahnbloe 01-24-2013 10:01 AM

get this player! simply put, it does a fantastic job with hd netflix content. I was streaming content from my smart tv's app and thought ther would be no difference and I was dead wrong. It inclides.other features like using your smart phone as a remote( the app was more useful than I thought it would be, though still clunky). Its go a setting for doubling wifi bandwidth( from 20 TO 40HZ, this change made the netflix us more than manageable.) The net flix ui has a just for kids filter setting (a full ui just for kids content (a god send if you are a parent)) Anth netflix you ui is full featured( same ui as on my tablet and smartphones). Image quality is noticably better than the wii or ps3 for streaming content (blueray content is also alot "cleaner" and sharper than my ps3). By th way I picked mine up used - like new from cowboom for 34 dollars. if you dont mind waiting and watching for it to apear at this price, you'll find no better deal.

ElGeordie 01-24-2013 11:34 AM

Has anyone managed to make this player region free for DVDs ?
I looked at DVD hacks and it appears that it can be done for non-US units.
I'm currently using a $30 Philips DVD player to play region 2 DVDs in addition to my current (older slow-loading) Blu Ray player.
It would be nice to get one unit that plays blurays as well as all region DVDs and Wireless streaming.

HBfisherman 01-24-2013 11:50 AM

Anyone use this for Blueray 3D, bought a Pani ST50 and want to watch 3D movies.

2D to 3D sucks in my opinion.

zaq 01-24-2013 11:57 AM

FYI
This player has the Cinavia chip

radejs 01-24-2013 01:31 PM

Best bang for the buck, own 2. Would buy another to replace an LG with only Netflix, but the DMP-BDT230 comes out next month, retailing for $129. I think will wait. Yeah it will be more, but prob worth a few $ more.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BDT230

busbeepbeep 01-24-2013 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zaq (Post 57095634)
FYI
This player has the Cinavia chip

bingo, and so will the 230.

Keeping my trusty DMP-BDT110 and hoping it doesn't break any time soon.

iDylan1357 01-24-2013 01:55 PM

I have one. Love it. Network is pretty fast and I primarily use Netflix, which lags occasionally, but everything else has 0 lag.

HardFive 01-24-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RowdyReptile (Post 57074548)
Yep. I've had this player since June 2011 with no problems. It definitely works just fine with a 2D TV. Most blu-ray discs are 2D anyway, unless you get a specific 3D one.

In fact, I'm somewhat surprised they're still selling a 2011 model. Not that it needs any new features, but I just thought they cycled their models every year.

Not that it much matters, but this player was not released in 2011, it came out Feb. 2012. The BDT210 was released in 2011 (I bought two in Aug 2011).

voiddweller 01-24-2013 10:36 PM

Picked this up on BF at BB. Great player. Wireless signal is very good with my WRT54G and I have no issues streaming 720p content from over 30 feet away. Streams Amazon and Netfix without any problems. The video fine tuning settings on this player should be the standard for all but the most basic Blu-ray players. The transport is very quiet, it loads all disks fast, DLNA works great and the LCD can be dimmed extremely low. BDLive may require an external memory source, but I never use it. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase.

broadwayblue 01-24-2013 10:43 PM

Does Panasonic have the 2013 version of this unit out yet?

Quote:

Originally Posted by zaq (Post 57095634)
FYI
This player has the Cinavia chip

Quote:

Originally Posted by busbeepbeep (Post 57098260)
bingo, and so will the 230.

Keeping my trusty DMP-BDT110 and hoping it doesn't break any time soon.

I take it Cinavia is a bad thing?

RowdyReptile 01-25-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by HardFive (Post 57103350)
Not that it much matters, but this player was not released in 2011, it came out Feb. 2012. The BDT210 was released in 2011 (I bought two in Aug 2011).

Ok, you're right. I have the BDT210. Thanks for the clarification.

Baguda 01-25-2013 08:44 AM

I was about to jump on the BDT220 by PM'ing Fry's at BB since I have a bunch of BB store credit. However, I started to read about the BDT220's DLNA streaming (I'd use wired and not wireless) and there are a ton of complaints that it won't play back many standard files over DLNA that it will on a connected USB drive.

Meanwhile I don't see such DLNA streaming video/audio file compatibility complaints for the Sony S590, so I'm leaning towards that for $16 more (at Amazon).. I could PM at BB and pay about $10 in tax and use my store credit. Or I could get the BDX59 at Costco.com for $85 which people claim is the same as the S590.

What should I do?

I would like to use up the BB store credit, so I guess paying sales tax is the price I pay (as Amazon doesn't yet charge tax in my state). I don't want to have grief with DLNA streaming issues if I get the BDT220. I'm quite certain that my BB won't PM the Sony BDX59 at Costco since it's a different model # even if though it's the same thing.


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