Panasonic DMP-BD75 Review
If all you ask from a Blu-ray player is high quality video playback, this Panasonic model is the best bargain buy. It's short on frills -- no 3D or Wi-Fi support here -- but video quality is spot-on and you can't beat the price.
The consensus of Panasonic DMP-BD75 reviews: If you're looking for a super-cheap, no-frills Blu-ray player, this one is a solid pick. An expert Panasonic DMP-BD75 review by Pocket Lint reports that it loads discs quickly and plays high quality video with no discernible jaggies or other artifacts. Tech Radar is likewise impressed with video playback, especially the deep and lively color and crisp detail. This Panasonic DMP-BD75 review also commends the simple user interface. Most consumers who posted Panasonic DMP-BD75 reviews at Newegg like this player for similar reasons, although one says it's slow to respond to commands from the remote and another reports the player sometimes freezes during Netflix playback. Most users appreciate the picture quality, speedy disc loading, and easy set up, according to Panasonic DMP-BD75 reviews at Amazon but echo complaints about freezing and note other minor irritants, such as limited video streaming services and the remote's integration with only Panasonic TVs.
The Panasonic DMP-BD75 (starting at $80, Amazon) features the most modest specs among the Blu-ray players we researched. There's no Wi-Fi or 3D support, but it does have an Ethernet port so you can wire it directly to your home network; by doing so you can access Netflix, CinemaNow, and Vudu streaming services. Naturally, the DMP-BD75 has an HDMI output as well as a USB port. The player supports high-end audio standards such as Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD but lacks a digital audio output.
This is a low-end Blu-ray player that plays Blu-ray movies, pure and simple. What it does, it does well, and holds great appeal for a particular swath of frugal consumers. That said, thrifty shoppers eager for access to a variety of streaming options and keen on the convenience of Wi-Fi connectivity should check out our other picks for best cheap Blu-ray players.