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Panasonic DMP-BDT220

Panasonic DMP-BDT220
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Sony BDP-S590

Sony BDP-S590
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LG BP620

LG BP620
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Sony BDP-S5100

Sony BDP-S5100
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Price $299 at 1 store $289 at 1 store $84 to $269 at 2 stores $138 to $299 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 32 reviews 2.0 stars out of 14 reviews 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date March 15, 2012 March 15, 2012 March 15, 2012 January 06, 2013
The Bottom Line The Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is the best Blu-ray value of 2012, with built-in Wi-Fi, tons of streaming-media apps, 3D compatibility, and a simple user interface. The Sony BDP-S590 is a great-looking Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi, 3D compatibility, and tons of streaming-media apps, but it's slow to load discs and has some user interface quirks. If you want 3D, the LG BP620 has most of the right features, but the absence of Amazon Instant and a dedicated Netflix button hurt its value a bit. The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.

Basic specs

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Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Network Connection Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Internet Streaming Services Viera Connect
Netflix
Amazon Instant
Hulu Plus
MLB.TV
Flixster
NHL
NBA
MLS4
YouTube
Skype
Netflix
Pandora
Vudu
YouTube
Crackle
Amazon Instant
Hulu Plus
Smart TV
Netflix
Amazon Video
Hulu Plus
YouTube
Pandora
Crackle
Media Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HD DVD
DVD+R
SACD
BD-ROM
BD-R
BD-RE
BD-R DL
BD-RE DL
CD-R
DVD
CD-DA
Blu-ray Disc
DVD+RW
DVD-R
CD-RW
DVD-RW
Form Factor Tabletop
Tabletop
Tabletop
Tabletop
Product Description 3D Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
3D Blu-ray player
Sony BDP-S5100
Sound Output Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
BD Profiles Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
Built-in Audio Decoders Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Dolby Digital
Dolby TrueHD
DTS
DTS-HD
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.9 lbs
Environmental Standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 11.4 in x 7.8 in x 1.7 in
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Product Type 3D Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
3D Blu-ray player
Yes
Upscaling Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes ( Up to 1080p )
Home Network Media Sharing Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable DLNA
PC Streaming
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