This player is so much better than my previous philips bluray player!
Picture and sound quality are both amazing!
BUT, the firware need a new update big time: The player doesn't read usb drives formated in NTFS which mean that you cannot play MKV files bigger than 4gb (HD movies are always bigger than that)!
This is really a stupid mistake from Panasonic!
Workaround found: format your usb drive in Exfat.
Panasonic only has a film streaming deal with Acetrax, but not LoveFilm I'm afraid.
Thanks for the info, samsung or sony it is then.
I am looking to buy a bluray player that will steam lovefilm, have seen sony and samsung blurays do this, but would much prefer to stick with panasonic, can't find any info regarding whether this will do this, does anyone know if it will, thanks, chris.
well i got my 310 friday night.. first impressions were my god this thing is small! it must be at least half the volume (size) of the 300? Anyway connected it up and hooked into my wifi without issue.. like that you dont need to use a dongle any more.. just a neater solution.. connected to web and installed latest firmware.. first check was to see if it would load alice in wonderland (cartoon version) my bdt300 would not load this at all.. worked grand.. load times do seem fast.. which bring me to my first issue.. the player is not as quiet as the 300.. it whirs fairly loudly when loading discs.. but does tend to settle down as the film starts to play.. this was dissapointing for me as i had read the the new players were virtually 'silent' they arent! as per the 300 took me a few attempts to figure out the settings to get full losseless hd to my 1.3 hdmi receiver.. video off on second hdmi, secondary audio off etc.. but it works like a dream.. and is a brilliant money saving option.. i love my Denon 3310.. i saved about 500 dollars buying it as opposed to the 1.4 hdmi spec denon 3311.. and it sounds brilliant!
watched the fellowship of the ring extended blu-ray on saturday... brilliant experience..
couple of niggles so far - playing media from usb hard disk... i have a hard disk with all my mp3s on it.. and the interface is very poor.. you can only connect via the front usb on the player.. seems a shame.. it looks very untidy to have a cable hanging out the front of the player and the flap down.. also doesnt show any album art.. i dont think i'll be using it as a media player at all.. also tried some mkvs from usb.. very hit and miss.. couple worked.. most didnt.. also wouldnt play hd mpeg files that the ps3 would..
so to summarise.. happy enough.. it does everything the 300 did.. and seems to load discs faster.. dissapointed with the video/audio from external sources.. but its a fine blu-ray player..
it could be quieter.. but i guess thats down to the very small size of the player.. just thinking about blu-ray player prices.. a couple of years ago blu-ray players were just coming to the market and you couldnt buy one for twice the price of the 310.. things have progressed quite quickly!
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Good but not great – and that’s not quite enough at this hugely competitive price for AV receivers
The Caterthun has strengths but we expect a more rounded product at this price
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