Panasonic DMP-BDT110EB 3D Blu-ray Disc Player only £91.99  Delivered @ Amazon and claim Star Wars IV, V & VI Blu Ray Free *Until 31/12/11*
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Panasonic DMP-BDT110EB 3D Blu-ray Disc Player only £91.99 Delivered @ Amazon and claim Star Wars IV, V & VI Blu Ray Free *Until 31/12/11*

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Found 10th Dec 2011
Good price for this, 4 pence cheaper at Richer Sounds, but not everyone lives close/fuel costs getting there etc as it is instore only...so this is the better option for most people (everywhere else it is over £100)

You can for purchases until 31st December 2011 claim these Blu Rays....great price for a 3D Player alone, let alone with the (arguably best) first 3 Star Wars Movies for free.

All claim forms must be received by January 31, 2012. No claim forms will be accepted after this date. Please allow 28 days, from the date you posted your claim, to receive your Blu-ray discs.

So plenty of time as yet to get claiming!

Perfect Christmas gift for Star War fans, £34 is the cheapest price currently for the Blu Ray Trilogy alone, making the Blu Ray Player effectively £58..and with that the worst xmas joke ever :

Darth Vader is having a lightsabre fight with Luke Skywalker. Suddenly he backs off and says.

“Luke, Luke, I know what you’re getting for Christmas!”

“No, father, you don’t.” Says Luke. “Now I must fight you.”

“Luke…” Says Darth, backing off a bit more. “I KNOW what you are getting for Christmas!”

“No, father, you don’t.” Says Luke. “Now are we going to have this fight or what?”

“Do not under-estimate the Dark Side, my Son. I know what you are getting for Christmas!”

“No you don’t, father.” Says Luke.

“Yessss, my son, I do for I have felt your presents.”
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Edited by: "cicobuff" 10th Dec 2011
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Has a great review for solid picture quality, and whilst not having inbuilt wi-fi (would any at this sort of price!) has Skype, DLNA networking, iPhone control, Viera Cast and, of course, 3D playback...so unless anyone needs Lovefilm playback for streaming (go for a Sony) then it looks a good bet for the cash for sure for anyone after a 3D Blu Ray deck.
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Richer Sounds link just in case anyone prefers getting it for 4 pence cheaper (or adding the extra tenner for 5 years warranty) *NOTE INSTORE ONLY* but you can also claim the Star Wars Blu Rays from them too.

There's a 7th star wars film?

Christ I hope not. We don't need any further attempts to ruin the brand.
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StolenDiagram

There's a 7th star wars film?Christ I hope not. We don't need any further … There's a 7th star wars film?Christ I hope not. We don't need any further attempts to ruin the brand.



Opps....roman numeral typo...amended ;-)
Is the 3D option only necessary for people with a 3D TV?
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fruityloops

Is the 3D option only necessary for people with a 3D TV?



Absolutely, you can play normal 2D dvds and Blu Rays on it, and even convert standard DVD and Blu Ray Discs with its integral 2D-3D conversion...but obviously any 3D enhancements are viewable only on a 3D TV.
I don't have 3D but am wondering if this is the best deal around for a Blu Ray under £100?
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fruityloops

I don't have 3D but am wondering if this is the best deal around for a … I don't have 3D but am wondering if this is the best deal around for a Blu Ray under £100?



All depends what features you require really, and if the Blu Ray movies are of use to you or for that matter resale.

This obviously isn't the best deal for under £100, it is the best deal for under £100 for a 3D Blu Ray Player with exceptionally good picture quality playback.

You could get a cheaper player in the Panasonic DMP-BD75 (£59.95 at Richer Sounds) or Toshiba BDX1200 (£49.95 at Richer Sounds)

You have to ask yourself what you need, is picture and audio quality paramount (ie are you a Home Cinema Enthusiast and want uncompressed audio fed through a Home Cinema Receiver?) Is networking important, i.e your tv doesn't already do DLNA or you don't own a media streamer and want a device to support a multitude of formats? Is SACD of importance to you? If so then Sonys players are of importance as the BDPS-X70 & BDPS-X80 players support this. Lovefilm streaming from your subscriptions...if you don't own a tv that supports it, or own a PS3 or 360 then a Blu Ray Player that supports that is of use......hope these questions you have to ask yourself will be of use.
Blimey! We have a 42" Panasonic Viera 42TXG20B, we just have a bog standard DVD player at the moment but want to upgrade but something that still plays normal DVD's well and I understood the Panasonic Blu-Rays didn't? As you can see I'm not particularly technically minded!
fruityloops

Blimey! We have a 42" Panasonic Viera 42TXG20B, we just have a bog … Blimey! We have a 42" Panasonic Viera 42TXG20B, we just have a bog standard DVD player at the moment but want to upgrade but something that still plays normal DVD's well and I understood the Panasonic Blu-Rays didn't? As you can see I'm not particularly technically minded!


they do
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fruityloops

Blimey! We have a 42" Panasonic Viera 42TXG20B, we just have a bog … Blimey! We have a 42" Panasonic Viera 42TXG20B, we just have a bog standard DVD player at the moment but want to upgrade but something that still plays normal DVD's well and I understood the Panasonic Blu-Rays didn't? As you can see I'm not particularly technically minded!



No problem, things have really moved on with Blu Ray Players as you can see, they can be quite the multimedia machines if connected via ethernet cable to your router, or using an optional wi-fi dongle. As I said really you have to ask yourself these things, and if you really are not technically minded then a more basic player for cheaper may suit your own needs.

Already owning a Panasonic TV though could help remote control integration with a Panasonic Blu Ray Player, but you may find you would do just as well buying the cheaper DMP- BD75....unless of course you have a subscription to Lovefilm whereby not only can you rent disks (both blu ray or dvd) but can stream movies via a compatible Blu Ray Player such as some of the Sony range.

As the other helpful poster has just said, Panasonic (as well as all Blu Ray Players) Blu Ray Players are all backwardly compatible with DVDs...and most Blu Ray Players chipsets actually enhance the picture quality of existing DVDs to make them look better on your HD TV.

Edited by: "cicobuff" 10th Dec 2011
ive just ordered the bdt210eb for 143.90 at amazon. won what hifi bluray of the year 2011, has built in wi-fi, wheras the dongle for this one is £70
Edited by: "mattyoakley" 10th Dec 2011
and had £20 voucher thru nectar for amazon
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mattyoakley

ive just ordered the bdt210eb for 143.90 at amazon. won what hifi bluray … ive just ordered the bdt210eb for 143.90 at amazon. won what hifi bluray of the year 2011, has built in wi-fi, wheras the dongle for this one is £70



Nice, so unless you can find the dongle cheaper (nearly all manufacturers dongles are ridiculously priced!) and want the wi-fi addition that works out cheaper.

I personally just use a 3port connection homeplug from my lounge to the router from my Blu Ray Player, Freesat PVR and Xbox 360.
Been this price at Dixons for a few weeks now:

dixons.co.uk/gbu…tml

which includes Quidco, etc
I hate star wars. Would rather watch paint dry.
Good dvd player
not cheapest, bestbuy have them at £75. loads at hayes today
fruityloops

I don't have 3D but am wondering if this is the best deal around for a … I don't have 3D but am wondering if this is the best deal around for a Blu Ray under £100?



For under £100 this is a good buy froogle.richersounds.com/pro…480
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Jeevester

For under £100 this is a good buy … For under £100 this is a good buy http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/product/blu-ray/sony/bdps480/sony-bdps480



I have the BDPS-380, for two reasons, I don't personally need 3D and I wanted a player that supported SACD.
how does the free star wars blu work will they arrive before xmas and do i just enter a code on the panny site or something?
would this have cinavia protection ?
Anyone living in or near Ilford can get this froogle.prcdirect.co.uk/blu…uct

And I have it, its a very good device, good DLNA and internet applications+ free Harry Potter 3d Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2 for £79, not to be sniffed at.
And, by the way.......MERRY XMAS to all HUKD lovers.
Edited by: "geordie7" 11th Dec 2011
YeezY911

how does the free star wars blu work will they arrive before xmas and do … how does the free star wars blu work will they arrive before xmas and do i just enter a code on the panny site or something?



You have to claim by redemption. It took me just over 1 week to receive my copy from Panasonic (I sent my form and copy of receipt First Class Royal Mail). It looks unlikely that you will receive this before 2012.

I just have a couple of questions... I own the DMP-BDT210EB version but haven't used it yet. I also own a PS3 (60GB) so I use this to watch Blu-rays and 3D content. I received the DMP-BDT210EB as part of a TV promotion package. Is there a real advantage of using this over the PS3?

I currently do not have a wireless dongle for the TV but I understand that the Blu-ray player has wireless connectivity. Can I update the TV software (firmware updates) from the DMP-BDT210EB? Thank-you in advance.
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Supersoul

I just have a couple of questions... I own the DMP-BDT210EB version but … I just have a couple of questions... I own the DMP-BDT210EB version but haven't used it yet. I also own a PS3 (60GB) so I use this to watch Blu-rays and 3D content. I received the DMP-BDT210EB as part of a TV promotion package. Is there a real advantage of using this over the PS3?



I can think of a few....

Unless you have a PS3 Remote control, ease of use over navigation via the joypad controller.
Wattage...the 60GB original PS3 is a power hungry beast, utilising it for Blu Ray Playback alone it is 167 watts instead of just 11 watts in operation for your Panasonic Blu Ray Player which is just over 1/15th total power consumption on your leccy bill.

Noise generated from your PS3 as opposed to your Panasonic, and I am sure the Sony fanboys on here would disagree (and before I get shot down I own a Slim PS3 myself) better picture quality on your Panasonic.

Not also to forget that the old 60Gb PS3s are the most likely prone to failure from heat generation causing a need to reflow solder on the mainboard due to the use of unleaded solders not withstanding the heat.

Supersoul

I currently do not have a wireless dongle for the TV but I understand … I currently do not have a wireless dongle for the TV but I understand that the Blu-ray player has wireless connectivity. Can I update the TV software (firmware updates) from the DMP-BDT210EB? Thank-you in advance.



You have not stated what TV you own, but you would not be able to bridge your wireless connection from your Blu Ray Player to your tv...obviously you can use your wireless connection on your BDT210 to update the firmware of your BD Player, just as you do with your PS3 for its firmware.

As for your TV, if it is a recent TV with an ethernet socket you can connect a lead to your router from that, or for that matter if you want to update firmware most TVs have a USB socket and downloadable firmware updates on their website that you can download, transfer to a USB stick and update the firmware on your TV that way.
Supersoul

I just have a couple of questions... I own the DMP-BDT210EB version but … I just have a couple of questions... I own the DMP-BDT210EB version but haven't used it yet. I also own a PS3 (60GB) so I use this to watch Blu-rays and 3D content. I received the DMP-BDT210EB as part of a TV promotion package. Is there a real advantage of using this over the PS3?

Supersoul

I currently do not have a wireless dongle for the TV but I understand … I currently do not have a wireless dongle for the TV but I understand that the Blu-ray player has wireless connectivity. Can I update the TV software (firmware updates) from the DMP-BDT210EB? Thank-you in advance.



Thanks for the in-depth response Cicobuff, it's very much appreciated.

In response to your comments, I own a Panasonic GT30 and HD and 3D content look stunning. I'm assuming that if I use the Panasonic Blu-ray player, it would be even better.

Yes, it looks like I will have to either download the firmware updates from Panasonic's website or purchase a wireless dongle as unfortunately, an ethernet cable is currently not a viable option.

I think from your comments I will keep the DMP-BDT210EB (you sold it to me!). I also voted the original deal hot. Thanks again for the excellent advice.
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Supersoul

Thanks for the in-depth response Cicobuff, it's very much appreciated.In … Thanks for the in-depth response Cicobuff, it's very much appreciated.In response to your comments, I own a Panasonic GT30 and HD and 3D content look stunning. I'm assuming that if I use the Panasonic Blu-ray player, it would be even better.Yes, it looks like I will have to either download the firmware updates from Panasonic's website or purchase a wireless dongle as unfortunately, an ethernet cable is currently not a viable option. I think from your comments I will keep the DMP-BDT210EB (you sold it to me!). I also voted the original deal hot. Thanks again for the excellent advice.



No problem, thanks for taking the time to reply......reminds me of the good old days of HUKD when everyone was courteous.

If you really do however want to network your tv as well as your blu ray player you could consider buying homeplugs and utilising the ethernet port on your tv, which should still work out cheaper than the Panasonic Wi Fi Dongle.
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fruityloops

Cicobuff - I promise last question from me but how does this compare to … Cicobuff - I promise last question from me but how does this compare to the LGBD660?



The LGBD660 has Acetrax subscription service, if you were looking for a streaming subscription service then it has that benefit, like Sony do with their Blu Ray Player range supporting Lovefilm.

The Panasonic has Skype with a compatible camera, however I don't personally think that is a great feature with most people using computers for such communications...maybe useful in a lounge situation if you have relatives far away or abroad.

The model up from the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 (BDT210) with the integral wi-fi I believe has exactly the same features, and is a What Hi Fi award winner as Blu Ray Player of the Year.

The LG BD670 review from What HiFi state it is not a great DVD Upscaler, I would expect the same from the BD660.

I would think from a picture and sound quality point of view Panasonic Blu Ray Players get consistent good reviews.and unless you are looking for subscription service streaming options they are a safe bet and at this price with Star Wars trilogy even if you didn't like it you could recoup some further cost back.

For picture, sound and build quality as well as the price, I would favour this Panasonic personally.


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fruityloops

Thank you, I'm sold! My 5 year old son is a Star Wars addict although … Thank you, I'm sold! My 5 year old son is a Star Wars addict although not sure if he's old enough to appreciate the difference in quality. I'm going for it finally lol.Really grateful for all the information and advice.



Well I was dragged to the cinema not much older than that myself when the first Star Wars film was released..it stuck in my mind for sure!

I am sure you will definitely notice the difference between the quality of DVD and Blu Ray films, and your tv will benefit even with the upscaling of existing DVDs.

If you ever are thinking in the future of a 3D TV too, you will be all set for that.

You are welcome for the advice, anything to not have to concentrate on X Factor right now is a great distraction for me!
Just bought the BT270 3D surround system and it's awesome. Great pictures on both Blu-Ray 2D and DVD and the sound is excellent. Should have been £279 at Currys but got them to price check the Dixons site for £211. Add in the Star Wars rebate and it cost about £177 an absolute bargain for a 3D Blu-Ray surround system.

Will wait until the 3D Tv's get better before buying one but this system is future proof.

Happy chappy
Apologies for sounding naive about these things but i've just purchased a 3D TV and am now looking to buy a 3D blu-ray player. From what I can gather from the information in this thread and off Amazon this blu-ray player converts standard blu-rays (and DVDs) to 3D. So would there be any advantages to buying specific 3D blu-rays when this player converts them into 3D? Just checking whether I need buy only 3D blu-rays really.

Many thanks
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mjwarbo

Apologies for sounding naive about these things but i've just purchased a … Apologies for sounding naive about these things but i've just purchased a 3D TV and am now looking to buy a 3D blu-ray player. From what I can gather from the information in this thread and off Amazon this blu-ray player converts standard blu-rays (and DVDs) to 3D. So would there be any advantages to buying specific 3D blu-rays when this player converts them into 3D? Just checking whether I need buy only 3D blu-rays really.Many thanks



Someone else may be better at answering this question(Since I don't own a 3D TV...I do have friends that do and have seen the TV enhance to 3D material from their Freeview box), I would not personally consider it a naive one however, it's quite an interesting one.

I would assume that the processing that the player does on existing 2D Blu Rays and DVDs would have different artifactual 3D element processing than true shot/rendered 3D films.

I have found an article showing that even some 3D films are not "true" 3D and that studios are shooting in 2D and then rendering after in 3D, I am sure those films you would just as well be better off buying the 2D version and letting your Blu Ray player convert itself.

Anyone that owns and has compared technically minded enough here care to comment?
by the looks of it the Panasonic DMP-BDT110EB does not have an ipod docking station or iplayer according to reviews but the Panasonic SC-BTT270EBK does! can anyone confirm this?

I am looking into just buying a blu ray player and a separate setup but like the aspect of the ipod docking station, does anyone know what model this starts from and if i player works on a panasonic
pimmzy

I hate star wars. Would rather watch paint dry.

Star Wars comes in a proper case (for me it did at least) so could easily be sold on, although I quite like the original trilogy so have kept them. Odd choice of disc though as they aren't the best looking films - popular though I guess.

gdad510

by the looks of it the Panasonic DMP-BDT110EB does not have an ipod … by the looks of it the Panasonic DMP-BDT110EB does not have an ipod docking station or iplayer according to reviews but the Panasonic SC-BTT270EBK does! can anyone confirm this?

I can confirm the 110 doesn't have iPlayer, I had to go and check as I never use the connected features of the Blu Ray player as I have them built into my TV and I can't see iPlayer (or BBC News) in the Marketplace, shame as the iPlayer interface accessed via TV is lovely.

No iPod dock, no.


Edited by: "uchuff" 16th Dec 2011
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