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Panasonic DMP-BDT330
Oppo Digital BDP-103
LG BP420
Panasonic DMP-BDT500
LG BP325W
Panasonic DMP-BDT330 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
Oppo Digital BDP-103 3D Blu-ray Player
LG BP420 Blu-ray Player
Panasonic DMP-BDT500 3D Blu-ray Player
LG BP325W Blu-ray Player
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Oct 2012
Feb 2013
May 2012
Oct 2012
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DVD Type
Blu-Ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player
Blu-ray Player
DVD Player, Blu-Ray Player
Playable Disk Types
BD-ROM, BD-RE/ BD-RE DL, BD-R/ BD-R DL, DVD-R/ DVD-R DL/ DVD-RW, DVD+R/DVD+R DL/DVD+RW, CD, CD-R/ -RW
DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD Audio, SACD, CD (Audio), CD-R, HDCD, BD-RE, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, BD-R
Blu-ray, BD-R
DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R DL, Blu-ray 3D
BD-Rom, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, Audio CD, DTS-CD, CD-R/CD-RW
Number of Discs
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
Region Code
A, B, C
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C
A, B, C

  • A juicy feature list, gob-smacking design and stellar performance put the DMP-BDT330 among the Blu-ray elite, but online content and presentation is the deck's weak link.


  • We're not convinced that there are better options if you want to introduce smart stuff to your living room, but this Panasonic Blu-ray player is nevertheless a great all-digital option. It's the easiest to use of any Blu-ray deck we've tested, and though it lacks some apps in among a rather old-fashioned GUI, it's also the fastest working.
    We've got no complaints about Blu-ray playback, either in 2D or 3D, while DVDs and online video are skilfully upscaled.


  • When it comes down to it, all of that extra stuff is nice, but the main job of a Blu-ray player is to deliver high-quality video from DVDs and Blu-ray discs. There are very few players that can do as good a job on Australian discs as the Panasonic DMP-BDT330.


  • What's left to say about the Oppo's new BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player, except that it is currently the universal disc spinner to have and the one to beat and the fact that it doesn't cost you an arm, leg and kidney is just icing on the cake. There isn't anything this mighty player can't really do outside of a few missing formats, mainly ISO, and true UltraHD compatibility. Beyond that, the BDP-103 is all the player you need and then some. It's even an AV preamp, if you wish to get technical.


  • For a hefty price, the Oppo BDP-103 offers top-notch performance along with every feature you could want in a Blu-ray player and then some.


  • I have had the opportunity to review OPPO products going back to their first upscaling DVD player (OPDV971H) and with every Upscaling DVD and Blu-ray Disc player I have seen from them, up to this point, they have consistently provided solid build quality and the latest audio and video innovations, while retaining excellent core audio and video performance.


  • The LG BP420 has a very friendly user interface and offers up strong picture quality for both 2D and 3D movies, while also including an impressive range of Smart TV apps and good digital media support. It lacks the extra lick of speed that would have made the smart apps and streaming more satisfying to use, but overall it's a good deck for the money.

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    The BP420 is currently LG's most popular Blu-Ray player and with good reason. Despite being priced at around £100, it includes support for Smart TV and 3D playback. It lacks Wi-Fi support though, so if this feature is important, you should consider the BP520.


  • It's great to see Panasonic back challenging the likes of Denon, Marantz, and Onkyo with a high-end, audiophile-focused Blu-ray player, and thanks to its superlative picture and sound quality, coupled with a killer feature list, it's better value than the brands above can offer although true audiophiles might be put off by the lack of DVD-Audio and SACD playback. Overall though, the DMP-BDT500 is an accomplished Blu-ray player, truly worthy of its flagship status.


  • The DMP-BDT500 is a niche Blu-ray player in some senses. If you don't own home cinema kit and simply want to connect to a TV set, its extensive audio adjustment options aren't necessary: save your money and buy a cheaper Panasonic. The same's true if you're not into music, or prefer to use a separate component for music replay. But if you want one deck to do the lot, it's a must-try.


  • The Panasonic DMP-BDT500 marks a fine return to high-end Blu-ray for the Japanese brand. Its flagship disc spinner boasts a wide range of features, including Viera Connect, 3D support and DLNA streaming, not to mention its sophisticated audio components, robust build quality and generous connections.