Dodgy remote, strange DVD image quality - amazing blu ray
Vynny "Vynrod", Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: First thing you'll notice is this wee blu ray player is tiny! Like the height of a deck of cards and about six inches deep. The small form factor is aided by the fact that it has no tray and it pulls in the disc like the Nintendo wii does. Personally I have no problem with this but some people may prefer a physical tray - I don't know if the fact that this unit omits a tray that it would allow you to wall mount it, but that may be something to look into.
Summary: After purchasing a Panasonic plasma TV my old surround sound didn't have HDMI input/outputs. This is why I purchased this product. After set-up I started noticing intermittent problems. Occassionally when changing channels from a standard 480i format to a 1080i channel, the picture would go blank and nothing would resolve the problem until I powered the TV and the surround sound system down. I run my cable box to the DMP unit via HDMI cable and HDMI cable to the TV.
Summary: I have been putting off upgrading to Blu-ray for years waiting for my DVD players to fail but I finally broke down and had my wife order this Blu-ray player for me for Christmas to use in my home office. I did the research and found that this player has the identical firmware as the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player , Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player and Panasonic DMP-BBT01 Integrated Wi-Fi Slim, Stylish 3D Blu-Ray DVD...
Summary: Just received the unit and set it up. Easy set up including network connection. Easy update of software. Video quality is excellent. Played DVD's and CD's fine. BUT, the remote control is painful to use. I bought this instead of the 220 because it was only $15.00 more. Big mistake. I don't mind having spent the $15, but the remote is painful to learn and use. I never thought I'd yearn for a good old button-filled remote, but I sure wish I had just that.
Summary: The player itself is as promised. Lightweight, slim and feeds and plays the disk in a first class manner. My complaint is with the "laptop" style remote pad. Way too sensitive (for me) and difficult to find the function you're looking for. In the future I would save $30 and get the 220 model without the new remote.
Summary: I have been very happy with my player. I has excellent picture quality. There are 2 reasons why I gave only 4 stars. The shape, with its angled sides, does not match the rest of my system making it look out of place in the rack. I have still not found a way to eject the disc using my remote control and use the button on top of the player to eject. I use netflix and the built in app and wifi works perfectly.
Panasonic Blue-ray DMP-BDT320 Good unit - poor setup instructions
L. G. Kinney "lgkinney", Amazon
21 March 2012
Summary: I purchased this unit from Amazon last week. The DMP-BDT320 is extremely lightweight and sleek. The setup seemed simple. My plan was to hard wire the internet using a LAN connection and not to the wireless since LAN speeds are faster. After fumbling with the mouse pad remote for a few minutes, I soon realized it is ultra sensitive. Only a slight sweep across the pad works. After following the screen setup instructions everything worked.
Summary: I got it so I could watch amazon movies, youtube, and play movies. I like the feel of the touchpad remote. It would be nice if it was more of touchpad like on a laptop where you control a mouse instead of using swiping gestures to move up/down one menu item at a time and the remote does lack some basic features that I take to be standard, like volume control.
Summary: Great player only let down by the touchpad remote which takes some getting used to. The menus are a are clear and comprehensive and playback has been perfect every time. All Blu Ray players have exactly the same PQ for Blu Ray so if you are paying £1000 or £100 you will see no difference and this is why the Panasonics are such great value.