Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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panasonic_dmp-bd30.gifThe $499.95 Panasonic DMP-BD30 was one of the first Profile 1.1 players to hit the market in late 2007. The Profile 1.1 designation means it contains the secondary audio and video decoders needed for picture-in-picture playback. However, it does not support BD-Live Web functionality. In terms of video connections, the player offers HDMI 1.3, component video, S-video and composite video outputs. For HDMI, the output resolution options are 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60 and 1080p/24. This model does not have a dedicated Source Direct mode; you must set up the player for either 1080p/60 or 1080p/24 in the menu. For component video, 1080i is the maximum output resolution for Blu-ray, and 480p is the maximum output resolution for standard-def DVDs.

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In the audio realm, the DMP-BD30 offers HDMI, coaxial and optical digital audio, and two- and 5.1-channel analog audio outputs. You can bridge the analog outs to create a 7.1-channel set-up. The DMP-BD30 doesn't have internal Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoders, but it will pass these formats in their native bitstream form over HDMI. This means you need a receiver with high-resolution audio decoding in order to listen to these formats.

The player supports BD, DVD, CD, MP3 and JPEG playback through its disc drive, and it has an SD card slot through which you can view JPEGs and AVCHD high-def video. It does not have an Ethernet port to access BD-Live Web features on Blu-ray disc or perform quick firmware updates. To update the firmware, you must download the new software from the Panasonic Website and load it onto the player.

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