Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc & Streaming Player

Last updated date: February 13, 2019

DWYM Score

8.0

Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc & Streaming Player

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We looked at the top DVD Players and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best DVD Player you should buy.

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc & Streaming Player placed 19th when we looked at the top 23 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Experience truly spectacular picture quality along with endless entertainment options with the DMP-BDT460 Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Disc Player from Panasonic. With built-in 4K up-scaling and 2D to 3D conversion, you’ll experience the visual thrill of a movie theater in your very own home. Enjoy a wide variety of multimedia content with built-in WiFi. Seamlessly view and enjoy music, photos, movies and other content from compatible smartphones and tablets on your big-screen TV. Two HDMI inputs and Ultra-HD JPEG-format playback on the DMP-BDT460 allow you to enjoy your content with superior clarity.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.3
3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.3
2,232 user reviews

What experts liked

Excellent 4K upscaling, SD Card slot, VieraConnect apps, 2D-3D conversion
- Tech Radar
June 5, 2014 | Full review
The Miracast feature allows for you to stream videos and music from your Android device to your TV.
- Top Ten Reviews
Excellent HD picture quality, 4K video up-scaling of HD content, Fast Blu-ray load time, Fast DVD load time, Built-in WiFi, Has WPS feature for quick, WiFi setup, Built-in Web browser, 2 HDMI outputs, Has built-in SD card slot, Menu is somewhat intuitive and moderately easy to use, Interacting with the apps and streaming service is very easy, Can arrange the order of your favorite apps in onscreen display, Remote has a direct access button for Netflix, Has screen mirroring, Has WiFi direct
- Consumer Reports

What experts didn't like

Basic user interface,Some apps missing,Poor remote
- Tech Radar
June 5, 2014 | Full review
It does not support DivX format.
- Top Ten Reviews
The unit has sluggish response to remote button presses, Some controls are too close together resulting in unwanted key presses
- Consumer Reports

Our Expert Consultant

Molly Thornberg   
Technology and parenting blogger

Molly Thornberg is a professional writer, creative and mom to four kids, living her best life outside of Dallas, Texas. With a love for all things tech, she is passionate about helping parents raise kids in the digital age. She writes about technology, parenting and humor on her blog Digital Mom Blog.

An Overview On DVD Players

Although many consumers have given up DVD players in favor of solely streaming, true movie buffs still like to collect DVDs. There’s something about having all your movies displayed on a shelf. But even among the many cord cutters, DVD players have their benefits. Since some have streaming capabilities, they’re a handy way to access apps like Netflix and Hulu while also being around in case you ever want to rent a Redbox.

“While streaming movies and television have taken over our TVs, there is still a need for DVD players,” says our technology expert Molly Thornberg, the brains behind the parenting and technology site, Digital Mom Blog. Chances are you still have DVDs in your TV cabinet, or maybe your wedding video is on DVD.”

Today’s DVD players not only build in streaming capabilities, but they also let you play CDs. But not all players include this functionality, so it’s important to determine exactly what you plan to do before you start shopping. Some DVD players support multiple formats as well. So if you think you’ll be watching DVD-Rs or discs from other countries, you’ll need to look for a player with this type of compatibility.

For everyone, though, video and audio quality is typically a top priority. If you’ve tried to use an older DVD player with newer TVs, you may have noticed that it failed to offer the latest high-definition technology. Make sure it supports HD video streaming and, for best results, rent and buy Blu-ray versions of the movies you want to see. If you have surround sound, look for a DVD player that supports Dolby Digital Sound to ensure you get the full experience.

For some modern consumers, streaming is a prime feature when shopping for a DVD player. You may already have a device that helps you with that and, if so, it won’t be a consideration. However, if it is important, you’ll notice that not all DVD players include streaming as a feature. Of those that do, some make it easier than others. Look for features like a Netflix button on the remote and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which make it easy to perform a task that will likely become part of your daily life.

Thornberg also notes that some DVD players can support upconverting, which means they can convert standard definition video to a higher resolution, aka taking that SD video and making it compatible with your HDTV.  She also notes that some DVD players are equipped with card readers, which is a handy feature for looking at family photos or home movies.

The DVD Player Buying Guide

  • If you have an Ultra-HD TV, you’ll need to look for a DVD player that can handle it. Consider a model that offers full HD video streaming support, as well as an up-conversion option to present DVDs in 1080p. If you’re looking for the best 4K picture for Blu-ray DVDs, you can’t go wrong with a disc player that uses advanced image processing to bring top-notch video to your home screen.
  • Sound is another consideration, especially if you want the true home theater experience. Some models provide high-resolution audio, while others include Dolby Digital Sound.
  • If you’ll be using your new DVD player to connect to streaming apps like Netflix, consider a player that connects easily and at an extremely fast rate. You also want it to allow users to rearrange the apps on their screen.
  • Consider a DVD player that offers support for a wide range of DVD types. With this type of player, you can play both standard and rewriteable DVDs and CDs, regardless of the country where they originated.
  • DVD players range widely in price depending on their features. No matter your budget, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you and your needs.