I've received the Panasonic BD-55 Blu-ray player, which I plan to use as part of an article on multichannel music front ends that I'm doing for The Absolute Sound. But, since that article focuses on preamps and controllers, I though some of you might be interested in the player itself.
Here is the box, upon arrival (actually, it had an outer carton supplied by the shipper):
The contents of the box are pretty straightforward -- the player, remote (with batteries), ac cord, composite video and 2 channel audio cable, instruction manuals (English and French -- apparently Panasonic hasn't figured out that the Hispanic population in the US is huge), and some individual pieces on firmware updates, product registration, the official change of the corporate name (from Matsushita Industrial to Panasonic). Finally, a critical piece for some of us -- the warning sheet that you'll need to hook the player up to a display to set the audio out to match your setup.