Panasonic DMP-BDT110 review

This entry-level 3D Blu-ray player is low on luxuries but big on performance

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Our Verdict

Top picture and audio performance and a healthy feature list in this entry-level 3D Blu-ray player

For

  • Huge range of features
  • Top-drawer picture quality
  • Slick new operating system
  • Great Skype service
  • Clever iPhone/iPad/iPod remote app

Against

  • Limited Viera Cast content
  • Expensive Skype camera
  • Unconvincing 3D conversion
  • No built-in BD Live memory

The Panasonic DMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray player is the 'lite' version of the DMP-BDT310, boasting many of the same features but with a few nips and tucks to get the price down a bit (by £70, to be precise). It's actually two rungs down the range ladder from the DMP-BDT310 – sitting between them is the DMP-BDT210, which is practically identical to the BDT310 in everything but connections. The DMP-BDT110, on the other hand, has some much more obvious omissions.

Those missing features are things that you could file under 'luxuries' though – most of the big new features and core Blu-ray tricks for everyday viewing are still present and correct.

All three decks look roughly the same, with their moody black finish and the sort of slimline dimensions to make a cover girl green with envy. The casing measures just 35mm high, which means less packaging and space taken up in your AV cabinet. But despite that, it's good to see that Panasonic hasn't skimped on build quality with the player's aluminium bodywork.

However, the DMP-BDT110 does lack the flashy Touch Free Sensor found on the BDT310 and BDT210, which opens the disc tray with a wave of your hand. It's no major loss – just one less thing you can use to impress your mates.

A drop-down flap hides the busy front panel, which hosts a USB port for convenient media playback from storage devices, while an SD card slot also lets you play back files and add memory for downloading BD Live content.

Rear sockets include a single HDMI v1.4 output, not two as found on the DMP-BDT310. That means you'll need an AV receiver with HDMI v1.4 inputs to enjoy 3D pictures and HD audio simultaneously. Analogue stereo, composite video and optical digital audio outputs are provided, while an Ethernet port and USB port complete the selection.

Tech Specs

Product TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Scan Format1080p
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, WEEE
EthernetYes
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Media FormatsBD-RE, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-RW
Digital Audio Optical OutYes
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD, Dolby Digital, DTS
Number of Discs1
Brand NamePanasonic
Audio FormatsCD-DA, MP3
FeaturesBD Live, Screen Saver
Video FormatsBD Video, DVD Video, AVCHD, DivX, DivX HD, MKV, MPEG-2, AVI
Scanning ModesProgressive Scan
Green CompliantYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Height35 mm
Width430 mm
Depth179 mm
ColourBlack
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMP-BDT110
Product NameDMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Manufacturer Part NumberDMPBDT110EB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The 2D-3D Conversion makes it possible to convert images from DVDs and Blu-ray discs into 3D with natural depth perception. So you can watch your prize DVD movie collection in 3D for greater viewing enjoyment. Even more, the AVCHD movie files recorded with HD Camcorders can also be converted from 2D to 3D. Except for 1080/60p,1080/50p movie files recorded with Panasonic HD Camcorder. VIERA CAST with Skype lets you enjoy real-time visual communication on a large screen with faraway family and friends by displaying their images on the TV. The Blu-ray Disc players also feature a convenient and unique Auto Answering Video Message function. Let Panasonic's Skype compatible DMP-BDT210 expands your range of communication from the living room to the world.

Package Contents
  • DMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
  • 1 x Remote Control
  • 2 x Batteries for Remote Control
  • 1 x AC Mains Lead
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)1.60 kg