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Panasonic DMP-BDT230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 699 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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69% 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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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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great for the price


I was torn between this and the similar sony; both were on sale at the time, had similar features and great reviews. I ended up picking this Panasonic as it has a web browser. The wifi, 3D, and player itself all work great - along w/ some apps like...

great features

no flash player, wish it had more power

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Excellent blu-Ray player


Bought this to enable watching Netflix, etc on a TV w/o a current cable drop available. Works fine! Glad to be in the blu-Ray generation now.This product has... Useful Internet-enabled features, Easy to use controlsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Casual...

Easy to set up. Wireless access to our router means no additional cable drop required

Haven't found anything yet

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Lots problems connecting to WiFi.


I have owned this product for seven months. I have had a great experience with the 3d functions but not with the network ones. After 5 months of freeze ups & glitches the internet screen stopped working. I took it back to Best Buy & exchanged it for...

3d is excellent

WiFi connectivity & network functions are terrible

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Works great!


3D blue ray on my 4k Ultra TV was outstanding. Also, very easy to set up wireless access use the many options available through this Smart device. I had no problem streaming anything wirelessly. Highly recommend since there are very few quality...

Easy to set up

Packaging in box. Item was not secured very well. No peel off tape to prevent shipping scratches

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Great 3D BluRay Player with 2D to 3D Conversion


Amazing quality and 3D control to tone it down in case some of the movies are "too 3D." Watching 2D to 3D conversion on non-3D movies like Gladiator, this player does an amazing job on the conversion and make regular HD movies look pretty good in 3D....

Awesome Player, 2D to 3D conversion


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great dvd player


This dvd player is awesome. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a compact and eady yo use dvd player.This product has... Good connection optionsAbout me... Avid movie watcher

it's compact