Panasonic DMP-BDT110 review: Panasonic DMP-BDT110

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4 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars 2 user reviews

The Good Attractive design; networked media-streaming capability; excellent picture quality.

The Bad Perhaps slightly too expensive; lack of iPlayer access.

The Bottom Line The Panasonic DMP-BDT110 is a great Blu-ray player, offering 3D support and networked media-playback capability. It's just a shame there's no iPlayer access yet.

8.3 Overall

Panasonic's DMP-BDT110 Blu-ray player sits somewhere in the middle of the company's range, and sports a corresponding price tag of about £160. Offering 3D support and networked media-streaming capability, it's certainly a tantalising proposition, especially as Panasonic has put much time and effort into making this player beautiful to look at, with all-new menus and a much better feature set than last year's machines.

The DMP-BDT110 is similar to Panasonic's high-end DMP-BDT310, so, in this review, we'll highlight some of the main differences.

Push the button, foo'

The BDT110's design is much like that of its more expensive sibling. It does, however, lack a couple of the BDT310's features. The most noticeable omission is the touch-free control for opening the disc tray. If you wave your hand over the top of the BDT310, the disc tray opens. With the BDT110, you'll have to bear the hardship of pressing a button.

The BDT110's small size and design are both very impressive. We particularly like the drop-down front panel that hides the disc tray.

Superb HD and 3D pictures

Like all of Panasonic's new Blu-ray players, this machine offers excellent picture quality. We found that 3D material worked brilliantly, although the quality of your three-dimensional viewing is more dependent on your TV than your Blu-ray player.

Interesting 3D options

The BDT110 offers a few interesting 3D options. For example, you can adjust the depth of the 3D image via the player itself, allowing for a more immersive or more subdued 3D effect, as you see fit.

Interestingly, Panasonic also provides an option that allows you to put an overlay around the edge of the 3D image. The idea is that it softens the transition between the 3D pictures on the screen and the harsh edge of your TV. You can choose from several colours too. We never felt compelled to bother with this feature, but you might want to give it a shot. The BDT310 offers the same option.

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