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Panasonic DMP-BDT230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 656 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and value for money are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic DMP-BDT230


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.

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Panasonic DMP-BDT230 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Adrienne Maxwell has a go with the Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Blu-ray player to see if the players lives up to what is expected of a modern Blu-ray player. Read on for her findings.

The DMP-BDT230 offers good speed and reliability for BD/DVD playback, and it has solid video processing ; The VIERA Connect platform includes most of the big-ticket streaming services, as well as an app store to add more content ; The DMP-BDT230...

This model does not include dual HDMI outputs to send separate signals to your 3D TV and A/V receiver. For that, you have to move up to the DMP-BDT500 ; It lacks analog outputs ; The DLNA function is sluggish and somewhat unreliable ; Panasonic has not...

The DMP-BDT230 hits the major points we look for in a Blu-ray player: good A/V performance, good speed and reliability, and a good assortment of features for its $120 asking price. I encountered a few ergonomic issues that could potentially be...

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"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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"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.

Great image quality

Software locks up often

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic DMP-BDT230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Smart Wi-Fi 3D Blu-Ray Player (2013 Model)Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Smart Wi-Fi 3D Blu-Ray Player

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Excellent Blu Ray Player


This review is for my new Panasonic Blu Ray player. I was able to setup the player very easily. The player takes you through an easy setup guide also allowing you to connect to to your network. This is useful for using the apps like Netflix. I haven't...

Setup is easy, low price, includes 3D capability, wireless networking, Netflix built in

None that I can think of yet

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great for the price


Love the apps and all the features. For the you can't go wrong.This product has... Great DVD upconversion, Good connection options, Easy to use controls

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Great DVD player


Has Netflix button for easy access, quick and easy. good valueThis product has... Great DVD upconversion, Useful Internet-enabled features, Easy to use controlsAbout me... Avid movie watcher, Love to stream movies

Easy to use, price right

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Clear content


It is worth the upgrade. Better quality than previous equipment.

User friendly

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Great features


This player was recommended by the Best Buy associate. I love this bluray player! Comes loaded with useful apps and has a browser. The 3D effects are impressive as well. I do not regret this purchase.This product has... Useful Internet-enabled...

Easy set up and loads of features

Configuration could be better