The Panasonic DMP-BD45 offers a great introduction to the joys of Panasonic Blu-ray players.
Taking the essentials from the DMP-BD65 but cutting out some of the features, makes the DMPBD45 probably the best value Panasonic Blu-ray player to date. Although a budget machine, Panasonic have ensured that, whilst the 45 may miss out on a few features, performance is as strong as ever.
With Panasonic being a major contender in the Blu-ray market you'd expect something special from their latest range. As with their more expensive models, the DMP-BD45 features a series of unique Panasonic technologies that gives it a class-leading picture quality. Featuring PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus, the DMPBD-45 precisely processes each pixel of the Blu-ray disc to give stunning picture clarity. Another exciting picture enhancement is Panasonic's 4:4:4 picture processing. When used with a compatible VIERA TV, this feature processes each pixel in both horizontal and vertical directions for greater image realism and stability. In short, whatever the film, you'll find the Panasonic DMP-BD45 delivers a first-rate picture performance.
Although pared down, the DMP-BD45 still features some connections not found on rivals. Both SD card and USB inputs are standard and give full compatibility with a wide range of digital media. The HDMI socket supports Deep Colour, x.v Colour and High Bit rate Audio.
When it comes to power-up, the DMP-BD45 is quicker than ever with boot-up power now available in under a second. With reduced power consumption, the DMP-BD45 is more environmentally friendly than before. It's also more compact, with a shorter case making it easier to fit into a range of different cabinets or shelves. Sleek styling means it's just as good looking and as well-finished as the more expensive models.
If you just want a Blu-ray player to play discs, pure and simple, then the Panasonic DMP-BD45 is one economy worth making.