Product Comparison: Panasonic DMP-BDT360 vs Panasonic DMR-PWT550EB


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Panasonic
Model
DMP-BDT360
DMR-PWT550EB
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
Enjoy 3D high definition and connected entertainment at home for less with the Panasonic DMP-BDT360 player. Not only that, this Blu-ray player lets you have a near Ultra HD 4K image via its upscaler (compatible TV required).Not only does this 3D Blu-ray 3D plunge you into 3D cinema, it also lets you enjoy your DVD, CD and CD Audio sources just as easily.
This Freeview Play Compatible HDD recorder lets you enjoy a wide variety of content. With TV anywhere, you can watch and record programmes both at home and while you're away. In addition, a host of image-enhancing functions include 4K upscaling and 4K networking.
Key Specs
Smart Capable
Yes
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D Blu-ray player
  • First off the picture is amazing, it up coverts 1080p pictures to a really nice clarity on my 4K tv.
  • Solid player, remote is fine, and picture quality is exceptional. It upscales DVD's to at least 1080, they look every bit as good as native BluRay.
  • Installation and setup was simple, unit works very well, stunning picture with old DVDs.
  • I was looking forward to the smart functions, but they simply do NOT work. It is a fine Blu-Ray player, but I expected more.
  • This is an average 3D blue ray player but it had a picture issues that I had to do a power cycle to fix it other than that it works fine.
Panasonic DMR-PWT550EB Blu-Ray Player and HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
  • Discs play quickly and picture quality on both disc and TV channel's is excellent.
  • This is one of the few machines with a Blu-ray player, dual Freeview tuner, HDD recorder, and SmartTV in the same box.
  • Great picture quality. Highly recommend.
  • Image quality is slightly worse than the tuner in my Sony TV.
  • Main thing for me is the TV guide is SOOO slow to navigate. There is at least a half second delay when moving up or down the channels.
Size & Weight
Height
1.69 in.
2.3 in.
Width
16.3 in.
16.9 in.
Depth
7.16 in.
8.2 in.
Weight
2.65 lbs.
4.4 lbs.
Features
Disc Loading Type
Tray
Tray
Compatible Disc Formats
BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, BD-Video, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Pre-Installed Services & Apps
Netflix
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video
Supported Formats
JPEG, MPO, Xvid, MKV, DVD-Video, AVCHD, FLAC, WAV, WMA, AAC, MP3, CD-DA
BD Video, BDAV, AVCHD, AVCHD 3D, JPEG, MPO, Xvid, MKV, MPEG2, AAC, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, DTS-CD, CD-DA
Built-in Audio Decoders
Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Dolby Digital, FLAC, LPCM, MP3, Vorbis, WMA, WAV, AAC
USB Port(s)
2
1
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi, DLNA
Wi-Fi, DLNA
Controls
Remote control
Remote control
Extras
Miracast screen mirroring technology, BD-Live™, x.v.Color
Freeview Play, Remote Recording, Multiroom TV Streaming, Pure Sound Mode
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D Blu-ray player
  • Put a SDXC AVCHD card in and got the best picture I have ever seen of our video taken with a HD camcorder. Broadcast quality in my opinion.
  • Netflix interface seems pretty nice. The graphics and program presentation is pretty snappy.
  • The DLNA transfer plays distorted poor quality video, no matter the format.
  • Loses wifi connection and and application passwords (e.g Netflix).
  • Really let me down miracast. It just did not work. Player worked briefly with my phone, but kept disconnecting.
Panasonic DMR-PWT550EB Blu-Ray Player and HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
  • Flexible recording - record 2 things at once whilst watching a third.
  • Pause live TV. Didn't think I'd use this feature half as much as I do! It's great to be able to get a cup of tea, take a phone call etc and just pick up where you left off!
  • If your watching TV when a programmed recording starts, your viewing gets interrupted - annoying.
  • It seems Panasonic has put a cheap low end processor in this machine and also probably skimped on RAM, which would be fine if this was a cheap recorder, but its not.
  • Smart functions are slow - slow loading for netflix and on demand channels, slow navigation in channel 4 and BBC apps, although netflix is not too bad.
Outputs
HDMI
1
1
Optical Digital Audio
1
1
Coaxial Digital Audio
0
0
What customers say about "Outputs"
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 3D Blu-ray player
  • Surprisingly one of the few remaining models equipped with digital optical as opposed to just coaxial digital which my minimalist set-up has zero use for.
  • Player is very light in weight not like the older versions but it's functions & controls, video is top notch!
  • Important feature: this player has rear ports for LAN, HDMI and TOSLINK optical audio.
  • Perfectly functioning home stereo equipment. The connection is stable and easy set up.
  • Does not have two HDMI outputs only one. Remote is too small for man hands.
Panasonic DMR-PWT550EB Blu-Ray Player and HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
  • If you have a surround sound system connected to your TV via HDMI (with ARC support) then the audio return channel (ARC) works well and supports 5.1 Dolby surround sound.
  • The Panasonic also supports control via the HDMI cable so if your TV supports this function then you can control many aspects from your TV remote.
  • This Panasonic player does NOT have separate jack sockets for connecting to a sound system.
  • Player can have only few connections (only one HDMI).
  • Navigation with the remote lags as you move one line at a time, making browsing very frustrating.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control, Batteries
Remote control, HDMI cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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