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Very unreliable streaming...,
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Streaming Netflix works very poorly. It seems to run into network problems 3 out of every 4 tries. A 6 year old laptop placed right next to it gets a good wi-fi connection and can stream without problems.
Navigating the menus is painfully slow, and sometimes locks up. Once it completely froze up and wouldn't even power off. After 5 minutes, I needed to unplug it just to get it to shut off.
Returning it only 3 hours after the package arrived. Here's hoping that Amazon's return process is as painless as the web pages imply. I've never had to use it before.
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Initial post: Apr 30, 2012 10:43:59 AM PDT
Marianne Sopoci says:
I was out and on a whim a picked up this Blue Ray. I have to say I have had it less then a month and it has locked up at least 4 times. Sometimes with a disc other times trying to load up the Network. Panasonic, I'm very disappointed to say the least. I bought this to replace a Panasonic that I got 12 years out of. This one is going back to the store.
Posted on Sep 7, 2012 12:41:36 PM PDT
Appreciate all these reviews. Honestly, I'd have purchased any Panasonic product [just about] and never read a review. Shocked they'd come out with a disc player that could garner this many bad reviews. Guess the age of blindly trusting any specific brand is truely over. :(
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2014 8:56:15 AM PDT
Paul B. says:
I've had problems with mine also! Just for steaming Netflix! Sometime's not all the time.When I'm watching a movie on Netflix.It will freeze up on me.That' I cant even shut the player off.I have to unplug it! And reboot it! It's crazy because it dont do it all the time.I bought mine at Walmart' I hav'nt returned it because it play's the blu ray dvd's fine.
Posted on Apr 27, 2014 9:08:20 AM PDT
Paul B. says:
Hey'Rich' I have the same exact problem with mine!It will freeze up on me! And I cant even shut it off! I have to unplug it and reboot it! Just when I'm on Netflix! But it does'nt do it all the time.I'm using the WI-FI with it. It's not plugged into my moderm directly.But it play's the blu ray's fine! I got mine at Walmart.I have alway's purchased Panasonic products with no problems.To late to return mine! Good luck with everything!
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