Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-Ray DVD review
The Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-Ray player that I’m reviewing here has the perfect combination that you want from a gadget – fantastic features combined with huge discounts despite the fact it was only released back in October 2008! So you get a fantastic, award-winning gadget at a fantastic price – bonus!
Of course, it’s only really a bargain if it’s actually any good, so I thought I’d find out to see what you get for your money these days for a decent Blu-Ray DVD player.
Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-Ray DVD player overview
The first thing that hits you about the DMP-BD35 is the name – I mean, could Panasonic throw any more letters and numbers at it? It’s a source of constant annoyance to me that consumer electronic manufacturers give their products such appalling names. I know it’s because most of these gizmos are simply commodities that have a half-life of 6 months before something better is released, and so it’s not worth spending the money on branding them.
But still, you’d think if they were going to give it a name, even if it’s only a codename, they could make it short!
Clearly not, though, so we’re stuck with the appallingly long DMP-BD35, which isn’t just annoying to read, it’s annoying to type as well!
OK, rant over. Name aside, the DMP-BD35 is just like most Blu-Ray players from the outside – sleek and black with a few minimalist features letting you know whether the thing’s alive or not, and a hugely ugly remote control. It’s the inside of this beast where all the goodness lies.
Panasonic DMP-BD35 features
The DMP-BD35 comes with the following array of features:
- VIERA Link
- SD Memory Card Slot
- HD Audio Decoding and HDMI Out
- Progressive Scan
- 1080/24p Playback
- Playback: BD-ROM, BD-R (Blu-Ray Disc Recordable), BD-RE (Blu-Ray Disc Re-Recordable), DVD+R/RW (Re-Recordable), DVD-RW (Re-Recordable), DVD-R (Recordable), DVD RAM (Re-Recordable), MP3 (MPEG-3), CD-R (Recordable), CD-RW (Re-Recordable), JPEG (JPEG/Image CD), DivX