I have purchased the DMP-BDT210 and although the picture is excellent, I am disappointed with the loss of disc management on most of my Blu-ray discs.
There are No “Bookmarks”, No “A-B”, and No “Timesearch”. These are features on my old Panasonic that I use and like.
They have been replaced with, 3D, PIP, & S. Features I do not want or use.
Also the colour is weak, even using the user setup in the DMP-BDT210, there is insufficient colour, and I have to increase the TV colour settings.
I have a top-end 42” Panasonic TV, coupled with a Chord Active Silverscreen Plus HDMI lead.
However, the DMP-BDT210 does what it says on the box, it plays Blu-ray discs, and not much else.
Buyer beware, seek better
Purchased this player on a boxing day sale here. It's as superb as everyone says it is. However, it seems like everyone forgot to mention one important thing - the unit is very loud when it spins a disc. In a home cinema setting where sound and picture are scrutinized and must be a decent standard us audiophiles and videophiles, I find it unacceptable that I can easily hear this unit during tranquil movie scenes. Also in the bathroom, I can still hear the unit spinning when i'm 20 feet away. Happens with both dvds and blu ray's.
Of course, the xbox 360 and PS3 have noise too and this unit is quieter than the both of them. To be fair, I shouldn't complain since the unit is just 160$. However, I demand more from the electronics that I pay my hard earned money for. I returned mine to the store for a full refund. If not for the noise, I would definitely keep this.
Very tempting, bearing in mind I dont need/want the 3D, would this BD player be an upgrade to sound & picture quality wise over my Pioneer BDP-320? + currently this player with Star Wars IV, V & VI on Blu-Ray is less than £140..
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