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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 15 November 2013
Having recently acquired a new Panasonic 3D TV, I thought it was about time I upgraded my standard 2D Blu ray player. I had temporarily been using our PS3 to test out the new TV's 3D capabilities, the games console itself usually resides in another room where the kids can play and leave us in peace, and was extremely impressed by the effect and picture quality. So, having read the reviews for many a 3D player I chanced my arm and invested in a this little machine.
Big mistake! I don't know if mine was a faulty unit, but the 3D is awful. The PS3 managed smooth 3D rendering and was a delight. This machine was unwatchable in 3D. Every change of shot produced a millisecond grey screen wipe whilst wearing the passive 3D glasses, and after a few minutes, it gave me a headache. I changed HDMI cables and even HDMI slots and still the same result. (The PS3 had produced a beautiful smooth and crisp 3D picture using the same cables and slots). The normal 2D upscaling of my existing DVD's was also poor. The picture was grainy in comparison to my other Blu ray player ( a Sony). I was never interested in the online app content of this machine, as my TV has the same sort of content, and I just wanted a good disc player with good 3D capability. This, in my opinion, has not. I could not recommend it at all! It has been swiftly returned for a refund.