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Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player - DMP-BD55K

Abt Model: DMPBD55K | UPC Code: 037988257171
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1080/24p Playback/ PHL Reference Chroma Processor/ Precise Pixel Generation/ 16-Level Motion Detection With Pixel-Based Motion Adaptive/ 3:2/2:2 Pull-Down Progressive Processing/ Digital Noise Reduction/ Deep Color/ x.v.Color/ Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoder/ 7.1ch Lossless Decode And Analog Output/ SD Card Slot/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player, Model DMPBD55K

Features:

Format

  • BD-ROM Playback: BD-Live
  • BD-RE / BD-RE DL: BD-MV (BD-RE version3), BDAV (SESF), JPEG (HD)
  • BD-R/BD-R DL: BD-MV (BD-R version2), BDAV (SESF)
  • DVD Playback: DVD-Video
  • DVD-RAM Playback: DVD-VR, JPEG (HD), AVCHD
  • DVD-R/-RW/-R(DL) Playback: DVD Video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, DivX® (DVD-R/-R DL only)
  • +R/+R(DL)/+RW Playback: DVD-VR, AVCHD
  • CD, CD-R/-RW Playback: CD-DA, DivX® (CD-R/-RW only), MP3 3 (CD-R/-RW only), JPEG (HD) (CD-R/-RW only)
  • SD Memory Card: AVCHD, JPEG (HD)

Video

  • PHL Reference Chroma Processor: Yes
  • P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD): Yes
  • Precise Pixel Generation: Yes
  • 16-Level Motion Detection w/ Pixel-Based Motion Adaptive: Yes
  • Diagonal Processing: Yes
  • 3:2/2:2 Pull-Down Progressive Processing: Yes
  • i/p Conversion for 1080p Playback: Yes
  • Up-conversion to 1080p Playback: Yes
  • Video D/A Converter: 148.5MHz/12bit
  • Progressive Scan: Yes
  • Digital Noise Reduction: 3D-NR/Integrated NR
  • 1080/24p Playback: Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Picture Mode: Yes (Normal/Soft/Fine/Cinema/User)
  • Picture Adjustment: Yes (Brightness, Color, Contrast, Sharpness, Gamma Correction)

Audio

  • Audio D/A Converter: 192kHz/24bit
  • Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus Decoder: Decode and Bitstream output
  • Dolby® True HD Decoder: Decode and Bitstream output
  • DTS/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoder: Decode and Bitstream output
  • 96kHz Surround Re-Master: (for all formats)
  • Advanced Surround (V.S.S.): Yes
  • Night Surround Mode: Yes
  • Dialogue Enhancer: Yes
  • Dynamic Range Compression: Yes

Convenient

  • Super Hi Speed Scan: Yes
  • Audio/JPEG Navigation Menu: Yes
  • VIERA Link (HDAVI Control 3): Yes

Input/Output

  • HDMI™: Support features: Deep Color, x.v.Color, High Bit Rate Audio
  • Component Video Out (Y, PB, PR): Yes
  • Video Out: Yes
  • 7.1ch Audio Out: analog
  • Digital Audio Out: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
  • SD Memory Card Slot: Yes
  • Ethernet for Network: Yes

General

  • Audio S/N: 115dB
  • Dynamic Range: 100dB
  • Power Source: AC 120V, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 21W (approx)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2-3/16"
  • Width: 16-15/16"
  • Depth: 9-13/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 7 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer's Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 year parts and labor

Footnote:

  1. Discs recorded and finalized on DVD video recorders/cameras
  2. Playability may vary depending on the contents, discs and quality of the recording
  3. MP3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia. For contents recorded on CD-R/RW media from CDs for your personal use. Playability may vary depending on contents and discs
  4. Availability of 1080p video sources is currently limited to sources such as Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ players. HDMI connection may be required
  5. Availability of 1080p video sources is currently limited to sources such as Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ players. HDMI connection may be required
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player
 
3.9

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (36)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Compact (31)
  • Convenient (23)
  • Exceeded expectations (17)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (16)
  • No netflix (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Up conversion Champ!

    I have had numerious Panasonic products going as far back as tha early 70s. This player has allowed me and my family to enjoy our extensive DVD collection. All other players, to include...Read complete review

    I have had numerious Panasonic products going as far back as tha early 70s. This player has allowed me and my family to enjoy our extensive DVD collection. All other players, to include exspensive products just could not make the cut. If you are the type of person who needs a player costing more than $700.00 thats OK, but you are truely missing a GEM in the BD80K. The value and cost that Panasonic works for is clear in this player. Thanks Panasonic

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Quality machine with 2 drawbacks

    Quality machine with 2 drawbacks: Does not have Netflix and Viera Cast is disappointing. Needs to have a company like Netflx or true DNLA connectivity. Viera Cast has not been finished in years....Read complete review

    Quality machine with 2 drawbacks: Does not have Netflix and Viera Cast is disappointing. Needs to have a company like Netflx or true DNLA connectivity. Viera Cast has not been finished in years. Users can get more internet features on gaming machines and there are so many other alternatives to cable such as Netflix, Hulu, or PlayonTV. BD Live is great and the Blu-Ray features are excellent. I do not think I would ever consider a product with Viera Cast on it in the future. I purchased this product after reading an article that said Netflix was going to be added.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Bit flaky

    By 

    from Nashville, TN, USA

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Did not meet expectations

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

      It's been treated gently and after over a year, I have two issues: 1) intermittently reboots (powers off/on) 2) If screen saver comes on due to movie paused, you have to restart the player.

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Could have been perfect

      By 

      from Dublin

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations
      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

        Really good picture and sound quality BUT massive problem to read MKV (Divx) files ! 1 out of 2 can't be read. Same with reading divx from different sources (computer, hard drive): not working 95% of the time. Although, the picture and sound quality is excellent this issue is definitely not acceptable knowing the price this item cost.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        very easy to work

        By 

        from maryland

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Exceeded expectations
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

            This bluray player is easy to use and has the best 3d effects than three other players i have.

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            (14 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great player

            By 

            from Boston, MA

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Exceeded expectations

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

                This player works very well and is compact. I am very pleased with its performance.

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                5.0

                Awesome

                By 

                from Saskatoon Sk

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Exceeded expectations
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • no canadian on vierra link

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

                  Everything about it rocks best bluray player ever ONLY one CON the network goodies have no Canadian content i have netflix cant use it. only down side of this player

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  No netflix

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Did not meet expectations
                    • not netflix compatible

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

                      Player is average, but if you want to stream netflix think again. It does not support it.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Panasonic DMP-BD60 (No K)

                      By 

                      from NC

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

                          Netflix? What, no Netflix?? I was given tghe unit in 2009 as a Christmas gift and have enjoyed using the player since (good experience, good quality). Recently I thought about giving Netflix a try and hadent read any of the reviews (yet). I have since upgraded the firmware and found the Amazon movie selection to be extensive and possibly expensive. I dont know how many movies everyone else has time to watch but I dont have time for more than one every now and then. Amazon isnt so bad after all in that regard. I have the player hare wired with a net cable to my router.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Choice

                          By 

                          from Birmingham, AL

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Exceeded expectations

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

                              I purchased this product for Christmas along with a 3D TV. It was very easy to setup and it works great. This is my first Panasonic product, the company I bought the television from recommended it. Thanks!

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              not happy

                              By 

                              from west yellowstone, montana

                              Pros

                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                              • Did not meet expectations

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

                                Even though the blu-ray player is extremely good, I expected it to have netflix. I bought it in 2010, but I guess it is not a 2010 model. I am very happy with the DVD up conversion and the blu-ray disks play great( slow to load ).

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Super BD player

                                By 

                                from NorCal

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Convenient
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to use
                                • Exceeded expectations
                                • Inexpensive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player:

                                    Plays everything with out a hitch. Old scratched DVD's that used to give us fits work perfectly with this machine along with Blu-ray discs and of course 3D Blu-rays are incredible!!

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