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Panasonic DMP-BDT220

Panasonic DMP-BDT220
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Sony BDP-S590

Sony BDP-S590
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Samsung BD-C5500

Samsung BD-C5500
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Price $279 at 1 store $289 at 1 store
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: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 32 reviews 2.0 stars out of 14 reviews 2.0 stars out of 54 reviews
Release date March 15, 2012 March 15, 2012 March 15, 2010
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. The BD-C5500's expandable Samsung Apps platform and DLNA compatibility make it stand out from other entry-level players, although it's one of the slower players we've tested.

Basic specs

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Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
Network Connection Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in 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
Blockbuster
Internet@TV
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
Flickr
Twitter
Facebook
Enclosure Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Media Type Info unavailable Info unavailable DVD+R
BD-ROM
BD-R
BD-RE
CD-R
DVD
CD
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
CD-RW
Form Factor Tabletop
Tabletop
Tabletop
Product Description 3D Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Samsung BD-C5500 - Blu-ray player
Sound Output Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
BD Profiles Info unavailable Info unavailable Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
Built-in Audio Decoders Info unavailable Info unavailable Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS decoder
DTS-HD
DTS-HD Master Audio
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.7 lbs
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 17.1 in x 8.1 in x 1.7 in
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Product Type 3D Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Upscaling Info unavailable Info unavailable ( Up to 1080p )
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