Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB Review

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Do you ever want to just kick back and enjoy those special moments from your favourite Blu Ray DVD movie in 4K picture quality? The Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB is one Blu Ray player that lets you do exactly that. It also allows you to upscale your DVD to Full HD quality, and comes fitted with a wide range of support for different audio formats so that you’ll always get the perfect sound. You’ll get to play both 2D and 3D discs without any problems, and at a price point that won’t leave your wallet entirely empty. Could it then be the best blu ray player for the money? Get to the end of this review and find out.

Why We Like It – Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB

Playing DVD Blu ray discs will never be a hassle again once you get this Panasonic Blu ray player. It’s ability to upscale content gets you improved picture quality, all at a price that will not leave a dent in your wallet.

Pros
  • Blu Ray to 4K & DVD to 1080p HD upscaling
  • Ethernet port for network connectivity
  • USB Port
Cons
  • WiFi connectivity

Performance

Blu rays are meant to be the next step up from DVDs in terms of picture quality, and that’s why you see a lot of the movies that don’t make it to the cinema get released in this form. The Panasonic DMP-BNT180EB let’s you see your high definition movie as though you were in the cinema since it’s able to upscale Blu Rays to 4K and DVDs to 1080p to HD quality. It’s playback abilities match those of the Xbox One S console, but it’s a better alternative if you don’t think you’ll be playing video games too often. In terms of sound quality, the Panasonic Blu Ray player can process Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential.

Design

The Panasonic DMP Blu Ray player comes in a sleek glossy black box, which is more or less similar to what you would expect. Unlike the Samsung UBD-K8500, its corners are curved, and a visible 4K logo on the bottom right of its front panel makes it ability to play 4K quality undoubtedly clear. To the bottom right we have a USB stick input next to the power button, with most of the playback controls situated on the top right part of its rectangular casing.

Value

The one thing that we may fault this Panasonic Blu Ray player is its limited connectivity to the Internet. It can’t connect to Wi-Fi, but it does come with an ethernet port for a network connection. Once you connect it to the Internet through your router, you’ll be able to use Panasonic’s Smart interface to stream high resolution content from platforms like Netflix and YouTube, and also access apps like Facebook and Twitter. If you value a Wi-Fi connection and wouldn’t want to get messed up with cables, then you ought to check out the Panasonic DMP-UB900.

Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB Wrap Up

This Panasonic Blu Ray player is an entry level option to the world of 4K Blu Ray that should be a decent upgrade from your current DVD player. It’s affordable, decent looking and will do anything you expect a Blu Ray player to do.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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