4 stars at £200.........I assume 5 stars at the price I paid today.......£99.99!!!!!! What a steal!!!
I even like the touchpad remote too....don't know what all the fuss was about.
This Panasonic is a great buy at £100. Still not overly keen on the remote, though.
Easy the best blu-ray player I bought not a bad design the remote is a pain in the neck only draw back they droped the second hdmi port
but why buy one when you can buy a pioneer lx55 for around £250 looks better and has a larger spec with twin hdmi out.
Cant believe they have dropped the twin hdmi outputs. Rubbish, was waiting to buy one but thats not happening now.
Does anyone know when the 500 is out and how much ?
Has anyone reviewed it yet if it is out ?
The '500 is out imminently, priced £310 (on Panasonic eShop; guess retailers may undercut that). I've had my hands on one; personally I think it's a sonic step up from the admittedly excellent '320.
It's a First Test in our July issue, on sale June 1st, and typical sells for £310-£330.
Lack of 2xHDMI I think is a mistake and I would have knocked a * off for that alone. It's not just about having a "legacy" amp that does not do 3D, it's helpful if you want your kids to be able to play a DVD/BR disk without turning on the surround sound and deafening themselves. I'm jolly pleased I grabbed a bargain on the 310 and did not bother to wait for this range, as the 500 is notably more dosh.
Without looking at the spec or actually under the hood the look of the unit is unusual but I like it. However in this age of beautiful user interfaces (sonos, apple products generally) what are Panasonic playing at?
That remote is awful, it looks cheap and poorly constructed. On a unit >£200 I would like to see more thought go into the remote! That is after all usually the only bit you interact with the player using! Some of you may feel this is picky, or have a Harmony style remote for the features on this player, but I feel it really lets the product down.
I mean I know retro is in, but if you design your player to look brand spanking shiny new dont style your remote on the 90's VHS remote you used.
another recommendation in these struggling times would be buy a panasonic bdt310 with twin hdmi's & save a lot of money...
can you see a clear jump in performance over the 310 which is still avalable for £170, and as for the next model up it puts itself along side the pioneer which also has twin hdmi out's
Thanks Clare, but the new model costs £100 more which for me is a bit much to ask for a bluray player nowadays.
No twin HDMI outputs? Seems like a step backwards to me and other users who have older receivers and would still like 3D...no thanks Panasonic
totally agree with andy,there are a lot of folks with expensive avr's still that decode the actual soundtracks on bluray 3D.The bluray 1080p movies haven't really taken over from dvd so to regain losses,its clear it never mattered to the big av co's that your avr never realised much potential, so block users from being able to decode the audio with the 1500 machine we paid for by bringing in the next big thing or as they thought. Its only obvious anyone new to 3D would buy a 3D tv to start with,but its not enough for these co's.All 3D bluray players should have a direct hdmi connection to the avr's with capabilities to decode the soundtracks on bluray. They wont be happy until they have a user-base as big as the dvd format was in its prime.
Next model up - the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 - offers twin HDMI outputs
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