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Panasonic DMP-BDT230

Panasonic DMP-BDT230
alaScore 88

49 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT230. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic DMP-BDT230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMP-BDT230EB Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Disc Player - Black (New for 2013)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Panasonic DMP-BDT230 review: A decent Blu-ray player marred by ads


In 2012, the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray player won an Editor's Choice Award, and now with a couple of cosmetic changes and a few more features like Miracast , the BDT230 appears in its place.

The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 offers excellent Blu-ray and DVD image quality. Its selection of streaming services is good and it's a relatively inexpensive player.

Advertising is built in to several of the menus, including undefeatable video ads in the app marketplace. The menu system can be a little perplexing at first and it's easy to hit the Netflix button on the remote by accident. The YouTube app lags.

The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is a mostly solid Blu-ray player, except it serves up obnoxious ads in its onscreen interface.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray Player


I'm unfortunately very disappointed in the Panasonic DMP-BDT230. Even if it had perfect playback and incredible streaming content, I'd still be hard pressed to recommend it based on the innovation of advertising that they have built in. Other vendors...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Panasonic DMP-BDT230


The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray player packs great performance and tons of features into an affordable package.

Lots of features. Fast performance. Inexpensive

Sluggish, uninspiring menu system

Panasonic's DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray player packs a lot of compelling features into an inexpensive package. It's quick, full of useful features (including built-in Miracast support), and handles video processing with ease, all with a $129.99 (direct) price...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Panasonic DMP-BDT230 review


Awesome 2D, 3D and upscaling – and a Netflix shortcut – in a quirky yet speedy user interface

Excellent 2D & 3D images ; Great value price ; Rich colours ; SD Card slot ; Netflix shortcut button

Uses 2012 smart TV GUI ; No Lovefilm app ; Lacks MyHomeScreen ; No virtual remote apps

Tech Specs Product TypeBlu-ray Disc Player Scan Format1080p EthernetYes Wireless LANYes Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes --> USBYes HDMIYes DLNA CertifiedYes Media FormatsBD-RE, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-RW Digital Audio Optical OutYes 3D Type3D Sound...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMP-BDT230


The Panasonic might not be the smartest player around, but it is one of the best-performing: great picture and accomplished sound

Excellent Blu-ray and DVD picture ; Solid, powerful sound ; Rich, natural colours

Lacks catch-up TV content

Expert review by: AVForums (

Panasonic DMP-BDT230


Effecive, faithful playback, Decent smart features, The price is right

Can be a bit noisy, Netflix app a bit slow

The prismatic styling of the BDT230 somewhat sets it apart, looks wise, from the competition but it is still, at heart, just another black box. Connectivity options should be sufficient for most with a single HDMI, digital audio out plus USB and Wi-Fi...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: joval123 (

"Piece of crap"


Not even a year and a half old. Had to re-boot it often as it froze many times. This time it disconnected me from the internet and displayed "Wireless LAN adapter has been removed". On line help couldn't fix the problem after about an hour and a half....

web browser

lack of quality

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: joycepat1 (



Terrible player. Don't buy it ! Netflix dedicated button is useless. That's why I bought it but it doesn't connect. I have spent MANY HOURS attempting to see a movie to no avail. Call them up and you can't understand them! Not Americans! No help...


Can't connect to netflix

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: radmangi (

"Avoid Panasonic"


First of all, ads?? On my DVD player?? Seriously?? Secondly, the box and marketing material clearly states that I can get Pandora. But there is no big disclaimer. If you want to use Pandora and almost all the other streaming content, you have to set up...

None, never got past the set up

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Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: j_tweedy (

"Great Blu-ray picture, terrible reliability."


Wifi adapter is internal, setup stated wifi connection failed due to removal of wifi adapter. When searching for networks, none are detected. Read reviews on other sites, and this seems to be a recurring story, with a few people exchanging for new...

Great image quality

Software locks up often

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
UPnP: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus