PQ for BDs is nearly identical across all the players - it's your display that will make the deciding factor.
That said I've had Panasonic players since 2008 (BD35 and currently BDT110) and I've had extremely few unplayable discs, even rentals from Netflix. Not a power user of the streaming features, so you may want to find feedback on those elsewhere
Great deal, was omw to buy a sony at costco, which would have been $107 with tax. This @$88, and I hear better things about panasonic brp than the sonys.
As of now, the Panasonic's aren't infected with Cinavia. However all of the Sony BD players are. That will change after the first of this year as all of the BD player manufacturers are supposed to infect their players with Cinavia. There is a bright ray of hope out there for owners of Panasonic BD players though, and that is custom firmware. Not only will you not have to deal with the blight that is Cinavia, but you also will have a region free BD player that will enable you to take advantage of all the inexpensive Region 2 BD's available from Amazon UK. You'll also be able to play the German (Region 3 I think?) BD's which is especially nice as the major studios have released quite a number of movies in 3D Blu-Ray there that were not released in 3D in either the UK or the USA.
Google custom Panasonic Blu-Ray player firmware and you'll find it. Read everything twice, and then read the application instructions again just to be on the safe side. Have all your information in front of you, and don't make ANY mistakes in your application. You'll also need to donate $30-35 to the devs via PP, so be prepared for that as well. If you make mistakes in your app, then you're out. If you don't send your donation within the very short time window, then you're out. Don't lose out. Read, read, read, and read some more. Have all your data ready, in front of you, and triple check its accuracy. Make sure your have the needed ducats in your PP account. THEN submit your app and monitor your email like a hawk for the next step. Good luck!
I have this. Bought it for about $130 on amazon a few months back. I like it, plays disks well, quiet. Plays MKV files through a usb port on the front. I am having issues connecting it to the internet. It finds the router just fine, just can't connect. Doubtful that it's the router as my xbox (which sits 12 inches to the left of it) gets a signal and plays Netflix just fine. That said, I like the player a lot, and at $88 I'm considering buying it again for my parents.
Which one is better, this or the Sony S590? Will mainly use it for 3d and bluray, don't need it for streaming, except maybe amazon. Mainly interested in loading speed. My PS3's fan is too noisy and loads pretty slow.
Both are infected with Cinavia. Both do 3D. I own a PS3 and it was my goto device for all of my media. Now it's not due to Cinavia. Pretty sure I'm going to put my Fat PS3 60GB up for sale and move to the Panny BDT220 with custom firmware for Blu-Ray playback, both 2D and 3D. I do my streaming directly with my Panny ET5 HDTV these days, and just connect a 2GB HDD directly to the USB port on my TV for direct MP4 and MKV playback. The BDT220 can also do this as well. My only real issue right now is dealing with SRT subtitle files when playing back MP4's and MKV's. Going to have to get a cheap little android HTPC box or stick to solve that problem as soon as I can find some reviews from people actually getting this to work on various devices, instead of just looking at a spec sheet that may not actually resemble reality as we know it... LOL
And your point being? How's that any relevant to this post?
His point is probably that you shouldn't have waited this long if you wanted a Panasonic Blu-ray. I definitely got the best deal out there when I scored a brand new Panasonic DMP-BDT-310 for $115. I sold the Avatar 3D Blu-ray for $90 on eBay. I posted this deal and people thumb down on it.
Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-Ray Player + $25 Promo Credit from Amazon - $112.50 + Free Shipping
Amazon is offering the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-Ray player that supports 3D and has wi-fi built-in for $112.50 with a $25 promotional credit that can be applied towards most products sold by Amazon bringing the total to $87.50. As always, free shipping. These are very popular and come with good reviews on most tech sites.
Exclusion on the promo credit - "Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads"
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