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Panasonic DMP-BD85

Panasonic DMP-BD85
alaScore 82

689 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMP-BD85

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMP-BD85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 538 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMP-BD85K WiFi Enabled Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black)Panasonic DMP-BD85K WiFi Enabled Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black)

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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sluggish, despite superfast "quick start" mode; selection of streaming sources is on the small side; user interface is outdated and Wi-Fi difficult to setup; not DLNA compliant; no 3D Blu-ray support; no...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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Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray player

 

The Panasonic DMP-BD85 (or Panasonic DMP-BD85GH-K to give it its full name) is a high-end Blu-ray player aimed at serious movie aficionados. It comes ...

Superb Blu-ray performance, attractive design, lots of connectivity options for audiophiles, Wi-Fi enabled

Sluggish interface, slow BD load times, Wi-Fi setup could be more beginner-friendly

The Panasonic DMP-BD85 is a feature-packed Blu-ray player that boasts great playback performance. Unfortunately, it is slightly let down by its load times and sluggish interface.

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Panasonic DMP-BD85 review

 

Panasonic has added new AV and networking features to its top-of-the-range BD-spinner

Wi-Fi support and networking ; Overall picture and sound performance

Sluggish in places ; Wi-Fi not built in ; Picture and music streaming only

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Panasonic DMP-BD85 review

 

It comes with a cavalcade of fancy features, including 7.1-channel surround sound, advanced 1080p upscaling, an SD/SDHC memory card slot, two USB ports, wireless networking, gold-plated analogue audio outputs and Picasa/YouTube browsing. Video quality...

The Panasonic DMP-BD85 is a feature-packed Blu-ray player that boasts great playback performance. Unfortunately, it is slightly let down by its load times and sluggish interface.

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

Depth:9.8in
Height:2.2in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMP-BD85K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Network & Internet Multimedia

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