Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu Ray User Manual
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 Blu Ray Overview
Among its features are built-in Wi-Fi and web applications, making this player an inexpensive way of bringing clever material to an older TV, alongside eye-popping hi-def motion picture playback naturally. Panasonic’s gamers have constantly provided outstanding performance as well as functionality, yet in terms of clever material they’ve played second fiddle to Samsung, Sony and also LG for time– allow’s see if the DMP-BDT360 remedies the balance.
The DMP-BDT360 is an eye-catching maker, beautified with rounded edges and also an underrated black coating. The top panel really feels plasticky but sports a charming combed texture, while the front flap keeps all the clutter concealed for a clean, minimal appearance. Build high quality gets on the light-weight side yet somewhat much better than a lot of decks at this cost.
Pull down the flap and you’ll discover a set of USB ports, which allow you to play media files from flash drives as well as exterior HDDs (FAT32 and also NTFS), together with a disc tray and also LED display screen– the latter is missing out on from the less costly DMP-BDT260.
The rear panel bears a normal budget plan socket choice, particularly an HDMI outcome, optical digital outcome and Ethernet port. If you’re after twin HDMIs or analogue sound results after that the top-end DMP-BDT700 is the deck for you.
The DMP-BDT360 is a 3D-ready gamer and upscales movies to 4K if you have a suitable TELEVISION. Naturally all the secret sound layouts are supported, consisting of Dolby Real HD and DTS HD Master Sound deciphering as well as bitstream result.
The deck’s built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet links open a series of web content, now merely called ‘Internet Application’ rather than Viera Attach. The choice includes BBC iPlayer, Netflix, BBC Information, BBC Sport, You Tube Facebook, Twitter and vTuner.
There are some treasures in there– iPlayer and also Netflix especially– but do an A-B contrast with Samsung’s BD-H6500, which uses ITV Player as well as 4OD, or the LG BP645 and also its special inclusion of Now TV and Spotify, and the Panasonic’s choice is no place near as engaging.
Nonetheless, you could access your personal songs, video clip and also picture data stored on Computers and NAS drives thanks to the deck’s DLNA assistance. It’ll play MKV, XviD, AVCHD, MP4 JPEG, MP3, FLAC, AAC, WMA and LPCM, every one of which can be played by means of USB also.
Rounding up this attractive feature list is Miracast, which makes use of Wi-Fi Direct to replicate your mobile phone’s display on your TV. It’s handy for playing games or viewing videos, neither which are perfect on a small display.
In most areas the DMP-BDT360 is a delight to use. The Residence screen is especially great, using the same crisp, vibrant graphics and also instinctive design as Panasonic’s previous players. A series of floor tiles representing the various submenus is prepared right into a cross that represents the direction pad on the remote.
Press the pertinent trick as well as you jump directly to that food selection, rather than the typical process of relocating the arrow and striking get in. It’s a minor thing but makes navigating much quicker and also easy than many Blu-ray decks.
And in other areas the menu presentation is top-drawer– the superimposed Alternatives menu uses crisp font styles and intense graphics, while the Setups food selection’s neat plan makes it very easy to set up, particularly when it pertains to network configuration.
Yet the deck gets it incorrect in position too. The DLNA food selection’s fundamental grey/yellow colour combination is unexciting, and also it’s not especially slick either.
It also froze a couple of times when packing a track and played HD video clips in SD resolution. You may well have better luck with your own system but for us it was not a delightful experience and also we didn’t have these troubles with competing gamers from Samsung and also LG.
Also disappointing is that the DMP-BDT360 uses the very same food selection for its internet web content as in 2015, which clumsily splits apps throughout numerous pages and also is a little slow-moving to react. Actually the more affordable DMP-BDT260 has actually switched over to a brand-new simpler layout, makings it a lot easier to discover the application you desire.
Nonetheless on a brighter note the remote is up to Panasonic’s normal excellent requirements, utilizing huge rubber switches as well as clear labelling to fantastic impact. The switches are helpfully split right into sections and also the cautious layout allows you browse with minimal hassle. Simply one niggle to report– the Netflix button is placed as well near the ‘up’ button on the remote, so it’s fairly very easy to push it inadvertently, which can be incredibly annoying.
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