Panasonic DMP-BDT320 review

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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.