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Panasonic DMP-BDT110 review

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

Panasonic dmp bdt110

Performance-wise the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 Blu-ray player is every bit as good as the BDT310, offering scalpel-sharp 2D pictures that'll bewitch anyone who claps eyes on them. Key to its success is the inclusion of Adaptive Chroma Processing, which upsamples colours to make hues look more convincing and gets rid of aliasing artefacts that can sully colour clarity.

Picture minutiae such as fine skin textures and patterns are rendered cleanly and crisply, resulting in deep, dazzling images, and the deck tracks motion with utter smoothness and freedom from judder when viewed on a 1080/24p compatible TV. This really is Blu-ray at its best.

Its 3D pictures are even more awe-inspiring, layering objects and scenery in Avatar with the sort of inviting depth you look for in 3D pictures, without falling foul of blur or dreaded crosstalk. Out of the box it delivers sharp, smooth and focused images, but if they don't sit right with your eyes then the useful 3D adjustments do a great job of ironing out any awkwardness.

Sadly the DMP-BDT110 isn't equally assured when converting 2D to 3D. With movies such as Inception or Iron Man 2, the picture appears virtually flat most of the time, with only a vague sense of layering.

Certain movies and scenes look better than others, particularly those with obvious 3D cues such as the 2D version of Avatar or the exploding street scene in Inception, but most of the time it fails to impress. By Panasonic's own admission its early 3D conversion technology is 'conservative' and has some years to go before it rivals real 3D.

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
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Operating Power Consumption11 W
Standby Power Consumption3.30 W
Digital to Analog Audio Converter24-bit - 192 kHz
Video Signal FormatNTSC, PAL
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Height35 mm
Width430 mm
Depth179 mm
ColourBlack
Picture ControlZoom
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMP-BDT110
Product NameDMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Aspect Ratio16:9
Input Voltage220 V AC
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
Remote ControlYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)1.60 kg