Internally decodes Dolby TRUE HD to only 2 CHANNEL Stereo. Not 7.1.
I like everything about this player except for the above sound issue. If you have a Receiver that can decode Dolby TRUE HD, it is a perfectly adequate BD Player. I have a HK AVR-247 that cannot decode, so I took it back for exchange. Other than that, RECOMMENDED.
I bought this model, brought it home, set it up, and it would not respond to the power button (remote or on the machine itself). After teaching a Panasonic customer service rep basic English, I just took it back and went somewhere else. I bought the same model.
This one turned on, but it was nigh impossible to get the wireless WiFi to work. And this model's power shuts off after idle time (boo!)---which reset the WiFi. So, I hooked up an Ethernet cord to solve that problem (although I DID pay for wireless).
Then the snow started. No, not outside. On the screen. Home screen, video playing, NetFlix... didn't matter. Then there is a loud "burst" noise and blackscreen (TV mssg: "No signal"). I'd have to unplug it for a bit, plug it in, lather, rinse, repeat. Tedious.
My Panasonic DVD Recorder is a true gem. After 5 years, it works, plays, records perfectly (with an HDMI output long b4 I got a HiDef TV). As a consumer, ya gets 2 shots to get it right. No more Panasonic BR players for me. I'm going to LG. (Samsung might be the best, but their silly Global Warming bullshit turns me off, so no money for them.)