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Panasonic 1080p Blu-ray Player - DMP-BD35AK Reviews

Vlad Theimpaler

A solid performing standalone player for basic playback needs

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Pros: Pre-dates Cinavia... rarely needs F/W update... plays burned media... 1080/24p output... playback of pictures, audio, and video via SD/SDHC slot

Cons: Slow load times on most BDs... lacks 3D... lacks Wi-Fi... 10/100 LAN port only for BD-Live and F/W updates, no web functions or network streaming

This review of the Panasonic DMP-BD35AK is based solely on my personal experience with it ever since I purchased it a little over four years ago. I have not consulted other write-ups, other than briefly reviewing the User Manual that shipped with the unit. The BD35 is literally my first, not to mention my "one-and-only" stand alone Blu-ray player unit. It is the player that brought the wonderful HD video experience into my home. For reference, here are my A/V equipment specs: HDTV: Pioneer 50" Kuro Elite Plasma (PRO-111FD) Audio: Logitech THX-certified 5.1 Speaker System (Z-5450) LAN Network: Accessed via Netgear 10/100/1000 unmanaged switch (GS105) I'll now touch on the basics to...
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