Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray 3D Player Specs

Specs
BD-Live: Yes (external storage required)
BonusView: Yes (external storage required)
Firmware Version: 1.22
3D: Yes
Audio Decoding:
Dolby: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio Essential, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Other: FLAC, MP3
HDMI Video Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Compatible Playback Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, MKV, AVCHD, JPEG
Dimensions (W x H x D, Inches): 16.94 x 1.5 x 7.06
Weight (pounds): 3.3
Price: $150

Connections
Outputs: Video: HDMI 1.4 (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Optical digital (1)
Additional: Ethernet (1), SD card (1), communications (Skype, 1)

Company Info
Panasonic
(800) 211-PANA
panasonic.com

COMPANY INFO
Panasonic
(800) 211-PANA
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michaelalanlittrell@yahoo.com's picture

I have the last ES bluray player Sony made which is built like a tank and has a very good analog section, although I mainly use HDMI as my audio source. The video quality of the Sony ES blew me away when I got it, but I lamented the lack of SACD playback. I have been wanting an Oppo player because they play SACDs and can stream a native DSD stream which my receiver can decode, but could not justify the price just for SACD playback alone. I tried to justify the purchase of an Oppo by rationalizing that I would get start of the art bluray playback with SACD. Then I read your article about the Panasonic. You compare the Panasonic video quality to be on par with the Oppo. Putting aside the Panasonic does not play SACD and the audio capabilities of the Panasonic, is the video quality really the equal of the Oppo BDP95? Also nagging me is what improvements have been made to bluray playback since I bought my Sony BDP-S5000ES, which is the main motivation behind this email given the Panasonic's price.

StreamerFan's picture

This player is the only Blu-Ray player that streams Dolby Digital Plus from Netflix. That is a pretty important feature.
Since surround is one of the reasons for why we are all here, I guess I don't understand why not only isn't this mentioned, but highlighted to help increase awareness and drive competitiveness towards good 24p / DD+ surround in streaming.
One of the single biggest upgrades you can do for you streaming is add surround to it.

So few people are aware you can do it.

DD+ over Video ON Demand, (VOD) should be an important check list item on players.

This player with P4HD, DD+ and 24p over VOD is what we all want out of streaming isn't it?

David Vaughn's picture
The Oppo BDP-103 also can stream Netflix with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1.
lotusguy's picture

"Sure, it doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles found on my reference Oppo BDP-95...."

Can you list some of those bells and whistles?

HTNUT1975's picture

Is this bluray player any snappier when it comes to cruising the viera cast menus? I've owned several panasonic br players and have noticed that they always seem to be a bit clunky/slow/non-responsive in this department.

Stosh's picture

The Oppo players feature the following, which most cheaper players do not:

* faster disk loading than most other players

* SACD and DVD-Audio playback

* PAL playback (on any screen)

* Higher quality DAC and video processors than other players.

* Analog 5.1 (7.1 on newer models) outputs for highest quality audio playback.

The fact is that BD performance is pretty much the same on all players. But the Oppo products provide reference-quality audio. For people who care about audio performance, the Oppo products are the obvious choices.

I would also add that the Oppo players have better menu and navigation systems than cheaper players do.

There really is no comparison between the Oppo players and the cheaper ones from other vendors. The Oppo players are clearly superior.

That said,I am looking for a cheaper BD player for my bedroom (my Oppo is in my main home theater system), and this Panasonic player just might be what I am looking for, especially since it is available online for $100.

The only thing I don't like is that it has no build-in storage for BD-Live. I guess for $100 that is understandable. But it may hold me back from buying it

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kent harrison's picture

This Panasonic 220 is good players for 100.00 dollars this week on black friday week the sale probably last thru christmas,its much better player then samsung and sony590 players,i never bought a lg player,the sony player have more streaming then any player out there,now the good part Oppo and Denon players are built like tanks,these are the players for high and midgrade audio and video geeks like me.

bjrichardson's picture

What about durability - my attic is like a DVD player graveyard. I am not particularly hard on them either - they just seem to fail on a regular basis. Seems like every year or two they fail on me. I have tried many brands - Sony, Panasonic, LG. But they all fail within 2 years. Durability would be a major improvement that they could do with players.

kent harrison's picture

Sony players have longer warrantys,i think three or five years.

nay gar's picture

Hello,

I just bought this Bluray but I have a Phillips dvd hometheater and I dont really know if they will work out together, is there any accesory that I can use to get the sound working with the blu??

Thanks!!!

Nay

Kevin Newlove's picture

I've been searching around for a blu-ray player lately and came across this one. It's only $89.00 on Amazon now. That seems like an awesome deal for all of the features. I saw some other blu ray reviews at another site, but this in depth review really sold me. I only have one reservation about it though. It's obvious that this one is already going out of style from the significant price drop on amazon. Does anyone think it's a bad idea to pick this one up while it's cheap? I don't know what a newer player would be able to offer me. Something to do with 4K maybe? I'll take a pass on that. -Kevin

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