Summary: We know a good Blu-ray player when we see one, and Panasonic’s DMP-BD75 is just that. Yes, it has the bare minimum when it comes to features and yes, it looks far too simple to be anything more than a regular DVD player. But when you watch a Blu-ray, it gives you the visual details like any player priced three times as much.
Excerpt: Unsurprisingly, 3D will continue to dominate the home cinema agenda in 2011, with a flood of 3D-capable TVs and Blu-ray products hitting the market as the year unfolds. Indeed, Panasonic’s new range of Blu-ray decks includes no fewer than four 3D-ready models. But it’s worth remembering that not everyone has the desire or the budget to embrace the 3D revolution, which is why Panasonic also provides a couple of non-3D models, including the DMP-BD75.
A basic Blu-ray player with no superfluous 3D or Web features
Good Gear Guide.au
21 November 2011
Summary: As a simple, offline-only non-3D Blu-ray player, Panasonic's DMP-BD75 does well. Its networked features are limited to DLNA playback -- there's no access to any Web features like ABC iView -- but if all you want is a player to watch Blu-ray movies with (and that's all you need, really), the DMP-BD75 is quick to start up and play movies.
Excerpt: Once again, the early adopters have benefited us all. Proof, if any were needed, is here, in the shape of Panasonic ’s new DMP-BD75 Blu-ray player. True, it’s not compatible with 3D content, and it has only a minimum of connectivity. But in other respects it’s well on the pace: as well as being compatible with the majority of video and audio discs, it’s able to play via USB 2.0 and can join to your DLNA network and play music, videos and still pictures saved on a server.
Pros: Great build and spec for the cash, capable of engrossing pictures and emotive audio
Cons: Sound can lack dynamism and images can be bettered
Excerpt: Unsurprisingly, 3D will continue to dominate home cinema in 2011, with a flood of 3D TVs and Blu-ray products hitting the market as the year unfolds. Indeed, Panasonic's new range of Blu-ray players includes four 3D-ready models, such as its flagship DMP-BDT310 .
Excerpt: Always a purveyor of high-end rather than budget Blu-ray decks, it's no surprise that the majority of Panasonic’s 2011 output is 3D-ready. 3D support is handled by Panasonic’s DMP-BDT310, DMP-BDT210 and DMP-BDT110 decks, and while this DMP-BD75 model is resolutely 2D, don’t make the mistake of calling it entry-level.
Pros: Crisp 2D high-def, 35mm height, DLNA, DivX & DivX HD support
Cons: Limited digital file support via DLNA & USB, lacks optical audio, no WiFi option, no online content