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Panasonic DMP-BD85

Panasonic DMP-BD85
alaScore 81

690 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 690 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-BD85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 690 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Panasonic DMP-BD85: Mediocre Images, Annoying Menus


Features aren't everything. The Panasonic DMP-BD85 does all that a modern Blu-ray player should do. It plays Blu-ray discs and DVDs, and streams video over the Internet from Netflix, YouTube, and other popular sources. Stick a flash drive into it, and...

Two USB ports ; Excellent Internet video options ; Access to geeky information

Unspectacular image quality ; Ugly and difficult on-screen display

The DMP-BD85 offers only middle-of-the-road image quality and an ugly, confusing menu system, which together make this Blu-ray player a poor value.

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Panasonic DMP-BD85K


The DMP-BD85K is the midrange player in Panasonic's 2010 Blu-ray line, and it corrects many of errors the company made with last year's model by including a USB Wi-Fi adapter and adding Netflix--as well as Pandora in the future--to its VieraCast...

Excellent Blu-ray image quality; Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and YouTube streaming; Wi-Fi capable with included USB dongle; 7.1 analog outputs; plays music, videos, and pictures off a connected USB drive or SD card

Competing models don't need a dongle for Wi-Fi; sluggish, despite superfast "quick start" mode; selection of streaming sources is on the small side; user interface is outdated and Wi-Fi difficult to setup; not DLNA compliant; no 3D Blu-ray support; no...

Panasonic's DMP-BD85K has great image quality and its 7.1 analog outputs are a nice plus, but it's slow and less featured than competing models.

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Panasonic DMP-BD85


While Panasonic has considerably improved its Blu-Ray players, the Panasonic DMP-BD85 still has some shortfalls, such as the smaller, less-ergonomic remote and lack of DNLA compatibility. Overall, this device exemplifies advances in Blu-Ray technology,...

Advanced- PHL Reference Chroma Processor, Jitter Purifier, and Tube Sound SimulatorStreamlined- includes improved VIERA Link and VIERA Cast featuresVersatile- compatible with USB 2.0 and SD multimedia card devicesConnected- features integrated wireless...

Improvable- poorer remote ergonomics than competing players

The added bonus of extended VIERA Cast capability, help make this Blu...


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Review: Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray player


The DMP-BD85 offers only middle-of-the-road image quality and an ugly, confusing menu system, which together make this Blu-ray player a poor value.

The images that the DMP-BD85 sent to our test HDTV weren't horrible; in fact, they were slightly better than those of our reference player, a Sony PlayStation 3. Ranking slightly better than one of the first Blu-ray players released, however, hardly...

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Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray PlayerReview


Panasonic has advanced the audio and video performance of its flagship non-3D Blu-ray player, but where are the improvements to the user interface?

Although I spent a lot of time describing the operational idiosyncrasies of the player, these are relatively easy to get used to over time. Casual users will not need to access the set-up menus often (if at all) and so will most likely never notice...


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Panasonic DMP-BD85K


The Panasonic DMP-BD85K made it into the top three of our Blu-ray player reviews for a reason. It is a high-quality, feature-packed and user-friendly Blu-ray DVD player at a reasonable price. This player is compatible with most file formats and helps...

This player has every I/O port you could want

This Blu-ray player isn’t DLNA certified

Features like VIERA Cast, SD card slot and two USB ports make this player a must have.

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Panasonic DMP-BD85


The Panasonic DMP-BD85 is one of the top players in Panasonic's 2010 blu-ray player lineup. It gets many improvements in speed and features compared with last year's model by including a USB Wi-Fi adapter and adding Netflix and Pandora to its VieraCast...

The DMP-BD85 demonstrates why Panasonic is one of the top brands in blu-ray. It is a superb all round blu-ray player. Video quality is excellent. Panasonic has also for the first time distinguished itself from the rest of the crowd by delivering a...

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Best Video quality when playing Blu-ray on standard dvd


Great Blu-ray Player you will be please. Video and Audio is the best Updated on Aug 17, 2011

Video and audio is better than players costing twice as much, also at the same price range

netflex does not stream digital audio with their HD Movies

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Outstanding quality for the price


For the price , this player exceeds all others in both sound and video capability. Audio quality does not suffer for those of us who love sound. In fact, it sounds almost as good as some of my reference CD players. The clarity of sound and the players...

After reviewing several Blu Ray players, I have not found a player in this price range to come close to the sound or video quality. A lot of thought has gone into making this player a top notch piece for the Audiophile who wants stunning color

Remote control buttons are too small for the features that you use the most. instructions are not very clear when reading the manual and the speaker menu is a little confusing. but these are minor compared to the quality you get

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Great Player Got Even Better!


I have had this player for about a week now to get familiar with all of its features and capabilities. The picture quality of BD video is simply stunning, even with my Panasonic 720p projector (which is soon to be upgraded to 1080p). I can only imagine...

Colors and the picture look a lot like in movie theatres ; Sound quality is also outstanding ; Wi-fi set up was fairly easy ; Boot times and disc-loading times are pretty quick

Lack of DLNA ; Limited number of currently availabile video/audio sites

Product Specifications

Experience original movie quality with the DMP-BD85 Blu-ray Disc player. In addition, the DMP-BD85 offers 7.1-channel audio decode analog output, Wi-Fi ready connection, ultra fast booting and access to various online content with VIERA cast.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight



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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Network & Internet Multimedia

Internet Streaming Services:YouTube / Picasa
Network Connection:Wi-Fi / Ethernet