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Panasonic DMP-BD65

Panasonic DMP-BD65
alaScore 81

790 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 790 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Panasonic DMP-BD65 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 790 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Panasonic DMP-BD65P: Media Streaming at a Reasonable Price


The Panasonic DMP-BD65P's $150 price (as of December 6, 2010) makes it downright tempting, especially for a Blu-ray player that also streams video via the Internet. But a clumsy remote control and poorly designed on-screen menus make it difficult to...

Very low price ; Strong Internet-streaming options ; Multimedia via USB and SD ; Buttons on player are well placed

Disappointing image quality ; Ugly, poorly organized on-screen menus ; Difficult-to-use remote control

The Panasonic DMP-BD65P has a low price, given its selection of Internet-streaming options--but it suffers from uninspiring image quality.

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Panasonic DMP-BD65


Even without an integrated wireless adapter, this Blu-Ray player is still one of the best values for the price. Performance is typically flawless, with users reporting start-up times under 30 seconds. The VIERA Cast could improve in its selection of...

Flexible- offers superior DVD upscaling for old school consumersValuable- this Blu-Ray player stands out and shines at a great priceErgonomic- slim-line design that weighs just over 4 lbsEfficient- boots up in seconds, excellent HD video and audio

Limited- does not include the proprietary wireless adapter

The DMP-BD65 offers almost everything the average consumer looks for...

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Review: Panasonic DMP-BD65P Blu-ray player


The Panasonic DMP-BD65P carries a low price, given its selection Internet streaming options, but it suffers from uninspiring image quality.

The Panasonic DMP-BD65P's $150 price makes it downright tempting, especially for a Blu-ray player that also streams video via the Internet. But a clumsy remote control and poorly designed on-screen menus make it difficult to use. And the images that...


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Panasonic DMP-BD65


The Panasonic DMP-BD65 is one of four new blu-ray players announced by Panasonic for 2010. It promises high quality images with enhanced networking functions, including VIERA CAST's improved and expanded Internet functionality with wireless LAN...

The Panasonic DMP-BD65 is a solidly built machine. Panasonic has yet again come out with a player that delivers in performance and value for money. If you are looking for a competent all round player below $200 you have found it. Picture quality is...

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Bought 1st one on Sunday... it palyed 2 movies then quit. Exchanged it on Wednesday and this one would not even start up. Taking it back today for a Sony.

NONE! 2 failures

Doesn't work

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Very good value for the price!


Good value and I enjoy watching movies on Netflix and Youtube.

Easy to set up and I enjoy the quality

You have to buy the Wireless adapter to use this feature which is about $80.00 with tax. Sometimes the downloads are not as complete as for almost 4 days I did not have access to Netflix

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Great BD Player for the right price


First BD Player for me and I wasn concerned because my friends complained of long boot and load times, but this one is MUCH faster than my neighbor's Sony player. The price was great for what I got, can't complain!

Price (under 100), fast start up, Vieracast Options, easy and automatic firmware updates

Vieracast can be a little slow, "wifi ready" but needs separate accessory

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good video player, but flawed jpeg capability


It's a good video player but new firmware to improve jpeg image and music delivery would make it a supurb value.

Both an SD and a USB port for jpeg pictures and mp3 music ; Painless firmware update via the ethernet/internet connection

The SD port does NOT support music. Edited jpeg images most probably will NOT be displayed despite being OK for numerous image display/management/editing programs. This poor support for enhanced images reduces the value of these ports and the player

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Good performace .... Netflix access is limited,


if you are ok with the limited netflix menu (you have to go to another device to see and select queue titles) then its a good machine. customer service via email is pretty responsive although they didnt seem concerned about the Netflix issue. all in...

easy setup, price to feature ratio, playback, remote, pretty fast loading

netflix acces is limited to your queue ; takes a while (45 seconds) to change to net from playback of blue ray disk

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Firmware update wipes out Netflix


I WAS very pleased with this unit until yesterday when it insisted I update the firmware to v1.43. The update was quick (I use the Ethernet connection to my 30Mb/s TimeWarner cable modem). But now it will no longer access Netflix. Panasonic service...

Just about everything until the unit told me to update the firmware to v1.43

Updating the firmware to v1.43 (released 11/22/2010) makes Netflix inaccessible. Worked great before

Product Specifications

You can experience original movie quality with the DMP-BD65 Blu-ray Disc player. In addition, the BD65 offers ultra fast booting and access to various online content with VIERA Cast. VIERA Cast is powered up with Netflix and Amazon video on demand which allows you to stream your favorite shows and movies. You can also access YouTube, Picasa, and other Internet sites from the special VIERA Cast screen. Also, the DMP-BD65 is wireless LAN ready. The DMP-BD65 excels in features such as the VIERA link energy saving functions. The Blu-ray Disc player automatically turns on/off depending on the TV status.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Network & Internet Multimedia

Network Connection:Ethernet