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Panasonic DMP-BDT320 review

A touch-remote and Viera Connect augment this great Blu-ray player

Panasonic DMP BDT320 review

After loading and playing a Blu-ray disc in under 40 seconds, the Panasonic DMP-BDT320 impresses with its core picture quality.

New for 2012 is an increase in vertical colour data, and it's certainly true that the Panasonic DMP-BDT320 outputs highly accurate, warm tones and awesome contrast.

Also making its debut is Adaptive Chroma Processing, which helps extract a high amount of detail, serving 2D images on the Panasonic DMP-BDT320 well.

Panasonic DMP BDT320 review

It also produces some impressive 3D images, as viewed on a Panasonic Edge LED-backlit TV with active shutter glasses. Everything about the images is just so pristine, stable and thoroughly engaging.

The Panasonic DMP-BDT320's P4HD chip manages reference-level DVD upscaling, although that can't be said about 2D to 3D conversion, which reaches its usual level of being occasionally convincing.

It's a technology that has little chance of working for more than fleeting moments, though it does work with an impressive number of sources. Actually engaging 2D-3D mode while watching an HD trailer for 2012, for instance, proved long-winded, but rather impressive in a short, special effects-laden burst.

Tech Specs

Product TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Media FormatsCD-RW, DVD+RW, BD-RE, DVD-RW
Digital Audio Optical OutYes
3D Type3D
Sound SystemDTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
Number of Discs1
Brand NamePanasonic
Audio FormatsCD-DA, FLAC, MP3, WMA
FeaturesInternet Streaming, 2D-3D Conversion, BD Live
Video FormatsBD Video, DVD Video, AVCHD, WMV, DivX, DivX HD, MKV, MPEG-2
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Operating Power Consumption9.90 W
Standby Power Consumption3.20 W
Digital to Analog Audio Converter32-bit - 192 kHz
Video Signal FormatNTSC, PAL
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height27 mm
Width430 mm
Depth179 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMP-BDT320
Product NameDMP-BDT320 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Manufacturer Part NumberDMP-BDT320
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Remote ControlYes
Weight (Approximate)1.50 kg