Excerpt: Much as with other Blu-ray players, portable players are becoming cheaper with each successive generation. Witness the new Panasonic DMP-B200 (£300), which costs exactly half the £600 of 2009’s DMP-BD15. Load the Lord Of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray, and the DMP-B200’s picture is stable and convincing, with vibrant colours and crisp edge definition.
Pros: Good picture with all formats, decent sound (via headphones), decent value
Cons: Basic spec means no DLNA, BD-Live or USB in, price puts it in iPad territory
Excerpt: Panasonic is currently the only manufacturer to offer a portable Blu-ray player in the UK, and its latest model comes in the form of the DMP-B200, a logically named successor to the B100. Despite being a portable device, the DMP-200 felt fairly hefty the second that we got it out of the box and the weight was added to considerably once the battery was attached, making it a fair bit heavier than many portable DVD players.
Pros: Good picture quality, compact, good format support, ease of use
Cons: Screen can't display full HD, heavy, pricey, not Profile 2.0