When it comes to purchasing a Blu-ray player, people tend to think of two categories: premium players, and the bottom of the barrel. But if you’re looking for a device that will be the hub of your system, you can find a lot of value in the middle ground. As we’ve come to find out, crossing above the hundred dollar line can help insure smooth sailing into digital waters.
Though the 360 feels a little chintzy, it’s thin profile and silver top give it a sleek bearing, as does the pulsing blue LED bar just above the Panasonic logo. The device is loaded with features, including high resolution audio playback, 4K and 3D video rendering, Miracast and DLNA support, and a customizable interface. The picture looked as fantastic as we expected, popping off the screen with razor sharp edges, and brilliant color saturation.