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Panasonic DMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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HTR Product Rating

Performance
4 Stars
Value
4 Stars
Overall
4 Stars

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Panasonic-dmp-bdt110-Bluray-player-review.jpgHigh Points
• The DMP-BDT110 supports 3D playback, with optional 2D-to-3D conversion if you'd like to simulate the 3D effect with standard 2D content.
• It has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources.
• It supports BD-Live and BonusView/PIP.
• The player is Skype- and WiFi-ready.
• This year's VIERA Cast service adds CinemaNow and Napster. DLNA media streaming is included.
• Panasonic offers a nice array of 3D setup options, including the ability to output the checkerboard format.

Low Points
• This model does not include dual HDMI outputs to send separate signals to your 3D TV and A/V receiver.
• It also lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver.
• WiFi is not built-in; it requires an add-on adapter.
• The player lacks internal memory, and Panasonic does not supply an SD card for this purpose.
• There's no advanced control port like RS-232.

Competition and Comparison
Compare the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 with its competition by reading the reviews for the Samsung BD-D5300, Sony BDT-S380, and Vizio VBR333. Learn more about 3D-capable Blu-ray Players by visiting our Blu-ray Players section.

Conclusion
The DMP-BDT110's $149.99 MSRP is $100 less than Panasonic's previous entry-level 3D Blu-ray player, which makes this a highly cost-effective way to enjoy 3D movies on your new 3DTV. The player has plenty of additional worthwhile features, like a thorough assortment of VOD options, Skype capability, DLNA streaming, and WiFi-readiness. If you prefer a wireless network connection, it makes more sense to buy the step-up DMP-BDT210, which has integrated WiFi and costs $50 more (whereas the DY-WL10 USB WiFi adapter runs about $100).

Additional Resources
• Read more Blu-ray player reviews by the staff at HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Find a 3D HDTV to take advantage of the DMP-BDT110's abilities.

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