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Panasonic DMP-BD50

Panasonic DMP-BD50
alaScore 74

100 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Panasonic DMP-BD50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 100 reviews)

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Panasonic DMP-BD50

 

When it was introduced earlier this year, the Editors' Choicewinning Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-ray disc (BD) player set the performance benchmark by which all other BD players are to be judged. And that includes the company's latest DMP-BD50, the first BD...

Top-notch HD video processing. 1080p24 upconversion with DVD video. DivX video support. Can decode all Blu-ray audio formats

Expensive. Optional memory card required for BD-Live features. DVD upconversion quality lags behind the competition

The Panasonic DMP-BD50's superb HD output and complete Blu-ray feature support is diminished slightly by its average DVD upconversion.

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Panasonic DMP-BD50

 

Editors' note : The rating on this review has been modified due to changes in the competitive marketplace. Also, note that this product has effectively been replaced by the Panasonic DMP-BD35 and Panasonic DMP-BD55 .

First Profile 2.0-compliant standalone player; excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs; onboard decoding for all high-resolution soundtrack formats, plus bit stream output; analog multichannel outputs; SDHC card slot can play high-definition AVCHD video.

Expensive compared with the superior PlayStation 3; standard DVD performance is lackluster; operational speed still sluggish compared with PS3.

Excellent soundtrack support and Profile 2.0-compliancy make the Panasonic DMP-BD50 the most recommendable standalone Blu-ray player to date, but the PS3 is still better and cheaper.

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Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

 

The Panasonic DMP-BD50 ($599.95) is one of the first Profile 2.0 players to hit the market. The Profile 2.0 designation means it contains the secondary audio and video decoders needed for picture-in-picture playback, and it supports the BD-Live feature...

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Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player

 

By November 2006, the tide had turned Blu with the release of Sony's PlayStation 3, which still reigns supreme as the fastest Blu-ray player on the market. Around the same time, Panasonic launched its first Blu-ray player, the DMP-BD10, at a hefty...

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UltimateAVmag.com: Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player

 

It has been two years since Blu-ray trickled onto the scene with the launch of the Samsung BD-P1000 and some less-than-stellar-looking movies. The combination of a faulty player setting and some poor-quality masters had many wondering if Blu-ray could...

Stellar audio & video performance with Blu-ray, Bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio, Internal decoding of Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio

Only 5.1 analog outputs, Mediocre DVD performance, SD memory card not included

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Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player

 

Introduction For those of you who have waited to take the Blu-ray plunge until you could buy a dedicated player that does everything the Blu-ray format is capable of - and does it right out of the box -- your wait is over. Panasonic's DMP-BD50...

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DMP-BD50K Blu-ray Player

 

It may not be extraordinary, but the DMP-BD50K offers quality without gaming capabilities.

Sony might be the reigning champ of the Blu-ray market, thanks to the widespread proliferation of the Blu-ray player built into the PS3, but Panasonic has released its own crop of models. With the DMP-BD50K, Panasonic offers an excellent audio...

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Great video and sound

 

A great Blu ray player that has severed me very well. matter a fact I just retired it for a new player. The only reason being that some of the new universal titles (green light, get him to the greek) will not play on the device and no firmware is...

bit stream audio output ; excellent video output from Blu ray via HDMI ; cutting edge for it's time

slow load times ; no ethernet so Blu-Ray Live content is not avaible ; no more firmware update to come

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"Great video and sound"

 

A great Blu ray player that has severed me very well. matter a fact I just retired it for a new player. The only reason being that some of the new universal titles (green light, get him to the greek) will not play on the device and no firmware is...

bit stream audio output

slow load times

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"better thasn PS3 offers component"

 

Want a good player with component video look no further.

Not everyone can use the PS3 due to the HDMI this player allows one to take advantage of 1080i where as the PS3 does not. That alone passes it up in my book.

Costs more than a PS3 but at least I can use it.....

Product Specifications

The DMP-BD50 is Panasonics third generation Blu-ray disc player. Blu-ray media offers a wide range of functions that foster the transition to HD including 1080p image quality, lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and versatile Picture-in-Picture applications. The DMP-BD50 adds the BD-Live function, which uses the Internet to further enhance your entertainment experience by allowing you to download additional contents and share the information with other BD-Live users. In the future, BD-Live will allow users to connect the DMP-BD50 to the Internet to download such data as images and subtitles, and to join in multi-player interactive games that are linked to bonus movie content contained in Blu-ray discs. For optimum image HD i/p quality, the DMP-BD50 features the PHL Reference Chroma processor and P conversion processor, which combine to create UniPhier, a precise digital video processor that produces sharp, crisp, natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original movie. The true to the original source images are complimented by an exceptionally pure, accurate sounds achieved through audio re-master and integrated decoders for the lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. Furthermore, the DMP-BD50 can be combined with a 7.1-channel amplifier and speakers for full 7.1-channel surround sound. Networking is an essential product of the DMP-BD50. The included memory card slot allows for easy transferring of images from an HD camcorder or digital still camera via an SD memory card. You can simply insert the SD card into the DMP-BD50 to view images on a large screen HD flat panel television with AVCHD format video images or JPEG stills in full 1920 x 1080 resolutions.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6in
Height:2.3in
Weight:7.3lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMP-BD50K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
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