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The DMP-BDT300 was Panasonic's premium Blu-ray player at launch and the two-tone styling and rugged build have a whiff of quality. The price has eroded a little, so look out for deals. As well as 3D playback, this machine has several picture enhancing technologies onboard and great connections. The second HDMI output could be invaluable if your AV receiver pre-dates HDMI v1.4 switching, as it means you can send 3D images to your TV, while piping high-resolution audio to your amp. It's also the only deck with an SD card slot, which is great news for video camera users looking for a quick way to watch AVC HD files in hi-def on a TV. The online Viera Link apps are limited to YouTube, Picasa and the like, and its DLNA streaming talents cover pictures and video, not music. More frustrating is the user interface, which feels long-winded against other machines. On the plus side, the remote is very well designed and Panasonic has improved the disc bootup times considerably. This deck scores highest where it counts and picture quality in 3D is bold, bright and clearly three dimensional. As always, the picture is softer and darker in 3D mode, but the deck copes well to provide a relatively vivid image.
After the tests of the two 3D TVS (the Samsung UE46C7700 then the Panasonic Viera TX-P50VT20) here's the first 3D player. The DMP-BDT300 is the 2010 innovation from Panasonic and deserves an in-depth test. Making its first appearance for Panasonic on the BD65 player, the SD card reader on the front of the DMP-BDT300 includes the SDXC standard. These new memory cards are gradually arriving on the market. Of course, the player is still SD and SDHC compatible. To its right, there's a USB connector to link up a storage device. Unfortunately, it only supports the FAT32 format. This means you're restricted to files under 2 GB. In any case, even if we leave the lack of NTFS compatibility to one side, the multimedia player is mediocre. The list of formats supported is short: JPEGs (images), MP3s (music) with Tag support and DivX5 and 6 in SD and HD (video). The DivX 6 1080p is very good up to 34Mbps. As of encoding at 38Mbps and upwards, jerkiness is more and more visible. These files come in AVI or DivX containers with various audio tracks and subtitle formats. External SRT and SUB subtitles are also supported but you can't synchronise them when the audio is out of sync.