Fantastic for 2D folks like me, Superb video and audio, Future proofed for those of us who are not
Instructions assume you are using 3D equipment, Tweaks needed to use main outs and get HD
audio with non 1.4 HDMI
Using this blu-ray player with a non-3D HDTV and a Sony receiver that doesn't handle 3D signal
passthrough but does playback HD sound, I was a bit concerned about the 2nd HDMI connection
for legacy receivers like mine. No worries, I just used the HDMI main out to the receiver's HDMI
input, then the receiver's HDMI output to the HDTV. Worked fine, but to get HD audio, I had to
switch the audio to PCM, not bitstream. The reason I bring this up is because the instructions
ignore those who don't have a 3D HDTV. But this works fine without 3D.
"Easy Setup" involved location of my wireless network and a few other minor settings. Easy setup
was truly easy. I went directly to the setting to upgrade the firmware. Updating the firmware
(highly recommended) which took about 10 minutes total, is essential for proper function. I cannot
emphasize this enough.
Pressed the red Netflix button on the remote, and it took me to the main VieraCast screen. It does
this only the first time, since you have to agree to some terms and log into your Netflix account.
Easy to do, no issues (firmware 1.6.3 needed for smooth operation). On my 802.11n wireless
network, HD Netflix movies played back okay, except for a few black flashes. Can't imagine that
being my network. Also tried Pandora and it worked flawlessly. Weather was quite nice, as was
several other apps. Nice collection, and VieraCast menu is easy to customize. Didn't try Skype.
Gotta buy Panasonic's cam? Forget it.
Blu-ray 2D was gorgeous and disc boot up was faster than Playstation 3. Believe it. That is, if you
enable the quick start feature, which makes the player use a bit more electricity. HD audio was
supreme, but had to adjust the audio setting to PCM output from the Panasonic. My first test disc
was Billy Joel Live in Shea ( 2011 release). Haven't tried a DVD yet, but I anticipate the usual.
I don't have 3D anything, but wanted a new blu-ray player to reduce use of my Playstation 3 and
it's noisy fan. This Panasonic is quiet, quick, tiny, and works with old and new. If this 3D thing
does become mainstream, at least I am future proofed with this player. Highly recommended.
Light weight, I want a little more solid feel for a top of the line player.
The Panasonic DMP-BDT310 is a good solid (as in performance) BD player. I would like to see a little bit beefier package (I started out with a Panasonic DMP-BD30K) rather than the minimalist approach that Panasonic has taken. Performs well, (both 2-D & 3-D) easy to setup, like running the HDMI right into my display and still being able to get my high-def audio! Load times are above average.
310 come on last years was 350 model how do we know new from old
nice d=look nice number feature and standard but wireless feature is of need of improvement it online works 802.11A B G N 2.4GHZ but not 5GHZ it has skype added and leap adjustable feature plus built in WIFI but with limits. nice picture and sond but it's no sony bdp-s780 unit or samsung bd-d7500 unit it does however include 2 HDMI PORTS a main HDMI PORT and sub HDMI which only can transfer 2D picture the main is for 3d tv's well those who have them that is.audio quality is ok as far as i know their is decoding ability but but not what you call full built in decoding like sony or samsung.