Originally Posted by Lee Stewart
That might be an interesting comparison, but without the User Manual available for the BDT300/350, IMO, it will be a bit difficult.
If we just look at published specs/marketing features than all we are comparing are which internet widgets are available.
And seeing as how there are no 3D BDs for sale, we should include the S470 and S570 Sony 3D ready BD players. Their U. Manuals are available online. They are also a lot cheaper - the S470 is half the price of the BDT300.
I know the Samsung BD-C6900 has 7.1 Analog Outputs. Do the Panasonic's? The Sony's don't nor will the new LG 3D BD player. The Toshiba will.
OK, here is what I have come up with. I would welcome response as to whether these differences make one or the other unit more compelling to purchase regardless of which 3D TV one acquires.
Features that the Samsung BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player has that apparently the Panasonic does not except as noted and questioned:
1. 1 GB Memory (Panasonic does not claim to have any memory although reference is made to inserting a SD card with at least 1 GB memory for certain uses.)
2. AllShare Screen fit (21:9 to 16.9 without black bars.)
3. Samsung Apps
4. Playback formats (Unclear whether Panasonic also has)VC-1,AVCHD,
DiXHD, MPEG2, 3GP (Panasonic lists its playback formats to include
BD-Rom discs, backward compatible with DVD+/- R/RW DL, DVD-ROM
audio CD, CD-R/RW although Panasonic also lists "Feature 7.1 channel
analog audio outputs for AVCHD, DVD-Audio, Dolby digital and DTS play
back on a compatible audio system.")
5. Internal stream video for Net Flix (Unclear as to Netflix for Panasonic
which does state: "Connect to internet and have instant access to stream
6. USB 2.0 ports. Samsung has two, Panasonic one.
7 Composite video outputs.
8. Component Video outputs. (Panasonic lists 1 optical digital output and
1 coaxial digital output along with 3 audio outputs.)
9. One HDMI output (Panasonic has two)
10. Possibly two HDMI inputs (read this somewhere else) In any event the
Panasonic has no HDMI inputs.
Only Panasonic lists a media card slot (SD Card.)
Apparently neither player has IEEE 1394 Firewire Port or a PC Input. Both claim to have built-in Wi-Fi.
With regard to the Panasonic DMP-BDT350 the following information is taken directly from the brochure:
Format: BD-ROM (Full HD 3d BD; BD-Live)
BD-RE/BD-RE DL (BD-MV [BD-R version 2]; DivX/DivX HD)
BD-R/ BD-R-DL (BD MV [BD-R version 2], DivX/DivX HD)
DVD-ROM (DVD Video)
DVD-RAM (DVD-VR, JPEG, AVCHD)
DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-R DL (DVD Video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, JPEG/MP3, DivX/DivX HD)
+R/+R DL/ +RW (Video)
CD-R/ -RW (CD-DA, MP3, JPEG, DivX/DivXHD)
Signal System (NTSC)
Video D/A Converter (148.5 MHz/12bit)
SD Memory Card Slot
USB Slot (USB 2.0 High Speed)
Ethernet for network
The above is based on promotional materials provided by retailers of the products and not from manuals. Additions, deletions or corrections are welcomed.