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I have had this DVD Player just over a year now, and so far I have found it to be one of the most reliable pieces of technology, in my home! I find it extremely reliable, functional and simple to use. I'll explain why this is the case in the review.
The DVD Player is only 30mm thick and so it fits very easily underneath your Television Set. Personally, I find it looks very well, and it definitely looks professional and modern. On the front of the player, you will find just a few simple controls, the disc tray and a USB Slot.
One of the key questions I often ask myself is how much the product will look like compared to the photograph online or in a catalogue, as often it can be quite deceiving. With this Panasonic, that is certainly not the case. In fact, I was extremely pleased with how well the product looks on my shelf.
FEATURES AND OPERATION
When you press the eject button on the machine, the tray opens after the reader turns on automatically. You are then brought instantly the pictures without any wait. The controls to jump to the Root Menu turn on subtitles or to move through the scenes couldn't be easier. You can either use the simple buttons on the machine or the included remote control.
The DVD Player does not make any loud whirring noises as I have sometimes experienced in the past, instead it is very quiet.
As I mentioned earlier, there is a USB2.0 port on the front of the machine. It is very easy to use. As soon as you plug in an electronic device (a memory pen, hard drive, camera... BUT NOT iPad! - it does not register it!) The DVD Player will automatically open up a table of contents for that device. Such as can be described as similar to the one you would view on your computer. You can use the remote to easily select the photos, videos, files or tracks you would like to view or listen to. It was this feature that attracted me to the player, and I would recommend this part to no end. It really works as described and doesn't seem to have any technical hitches. As said, iPads are not registered, but that is probably Apple's issue and not Panasonic's.
For under £40 on the Panasonic website, or cheaper in some of the supermarkets, particularly in Tesco where I bought mine - I think it was around £25, you can get a superb DVD Player. It is a fantastically functioning DVD Player, and I would really recommend it, as it's one of the products I can honestly say I have never had a problem with! Therefore it is extremely reliable and easy to use.
You will not find it hard to set up, the included instruction manual is very helpful and straightforward, showing both text and pictorial instructions - something for all learning styles!!