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Panasonic DMP-BDT230

Panasonic DMP-BDT230
alaScore 89

49 reviews

Sep, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMP-BDT230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

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 (hometheaterhifi.com)

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
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Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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

In the world of Blu-ray players you get what you pay for, and if you're after the very best in Full HD detail, Panasonic is definitely the brand to head for. In terms of picture quality from all sources, there are no better choices than the DMP-BDT230.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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 (avforums.com)

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 (cnet.com)

"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 (cnet.com)

"Horrible"

 

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...

Nothing

Can't connect to netflix

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: radmangi (cnet.com)

"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 (cnet.com)

"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
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
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

Playback

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

Recording

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

Sound

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