Summary: Can you get better than the Panasonic BDT220? Yes you can, but it will cost you. If you're looking at spending a reasonable amount of cash, then we don't think you'll find better than this. It's a step up from the entry-level models, incorporating Panasonic's excellent VIERA Connect Smart TV, full HD 3D playback and outstanding connectivity, including built-in Wi-Fi. It also produces the best picture quality we've seen at this kind of price, and excellent audio too.
Excerpt: It will be interesting to see where the Blu-ray player market goes in the next few years. We reached a point of diminishing returns on the newer lines of players. The Bluray spec hasn’t changed since the adoption of 3D, so there’s nothing new to add, and just about every device out there has an insurmountable number of streaming features. But that could have been said about last year’s models.
Summary: The DMP-BDT220 occupies a potentially awkward position in Panasonic’s 2012 Blu-ray player range. Is it merely a plain-Jane, utility-spec version of the brilliant DMP-BDT320? Or is it actually a nailed-on bargain that can deliver almost everything the pricier player offers for quite a bit less money?
Pros: Basic but effective specs, Superb picture and decent sound, Variety of streaming services
Cons: Joyless styling, Doesn't match its pricier brothers
Excerpt: Panasonics neues 3D-Einstiegsmodell gibt es in der Variante BDT 221 auch in Silber. Es kostet 20 Euro weniger als das Vorgängermodell BDT 110 (audiovision 4-2011), bietet aber drahtlose WLAN-Technik. Panasonic hat zudem das Bildschirmmenü überarbeitet und weitere interessante Funktionen hinzugefügt.