Panasonic DMP-BD45 Blu-ray Player Deals

By Danny Phillips

Reviewed:

JDunn

February 5, 2010, 3:00 pm

Where was it made? I bought a Panasonic 4 years ago that was made in Slovakia and it has turned out to be a reliability nightmare. Panasonic just isn't what it used to be in my view.

kelsci

February 5, 2010, 3:25 pm

My brother has the model 60 on a Samsung 5054 tv. We have looked at upconverted dvds. The video quality is nothing short of stunning. IMHO the video quality looks or beats the high def sattelite stations that I receive. He bought a BD disc, SWORDFISH. I was unimpressed with this disc's performance on this player. Hopefully in the near future he will purchase a more highly rated BD disc that rated very high on its video quality. As a upconverting machine however, you cannot beat it. I have no other comments to make about audio thru the optical output since his sub is on the fritz. Untested too by me is their virtual surround mode.

Bagpuss515

February 5, 2010, 3:47 pm

...or you could by the older DMP-DB60 ( I own one of these ) which is cheaper and by the looks of it is superior. Seen it on a few sites for £144.

Danny P

February 5, 2010, 4:07 pm

Clarification on the BD Live issue from Panasonic: "Profile 2.0 is not mandatory, it is purely optional. Panasonic have always offered the highest specification on our players aimed at the film enthusiast. We were the 1st manufacturer to introduce Profile 2.0 players in the market, while many others were still selling Profile 1.1 models. The Blu-ray market has matured, and we feel the time is right to offer a product that will still offer high quality picture performance while achieving a price point that will be more attractive to the mass market. We would like to give even the casual movie viewer the opportunity to own a Panasonic Blu-ray Player."

Matthew White

February 5, 2010, 5:39 pm

Is anyone aware of any image processing differences bewtween the BD60 and BD65

bobsta

February 8, 2010, 2:49 am

No profile 2.0 and slow loading times? Sorry Panasonic but that just isn't good enough. For a similar price I picked up an LG390 with profile 2.0, faster loading times and superb picture quality.

Matthew White

February 8, 2010, 1:37 pm

bobsta , where did you get a BD390 for £170 ish ?

bobsta

February 8, 2010, 5:35 pm

Hi Matthew. The LG390 was in stock at my local Tesco a couple of weeks ago for £169.99.

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