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Panasonic DMP-BDT500

Panasonic DMP-BDT500
alaScore 91

455 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 455 reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMP-BDT500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMP-BDT500P Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD PlayerPanasonic DMP-BDT500P Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Kris Deering (soundandvision.com)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Blu-ray 3D Player

 

Spectacular video performance at a budget price point, but not the best choice for true audiophiles.

High-resolution audio chops; Reference-quality 2D and 3D Blu-ray playback; Streaming-video paradise

No support for SACD, DVD-Audio, or DSD formats

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Home Cinema Choice (homecinemachoice.com)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Blu-ray player review

 

A Blu-ray player with a touch of old-school panache. If only it came with a retro remote...

Sublime video quality; superior audio over HDMI; excellent analogue audio performance; good file support from USB

Infuriating touchpad controller; unnecessary multi-user modes; complicated networking mapping requirement

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 review

 

Does the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Blu-ray spinner live up to its flagship status?

Excellent build quality ; Heaps of features ; Polished pictures and sound

Touchpad remote occasionally i ; Other web portals offer more ; Expensive

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 review

 

When putting together a home cinema system, it's all too easy to overlook the Blu-ray player. After all, isn't picture quality mostly dictated by your TV and sound quality by your amplifier? Contrary to popular belief, a high-quality Blu-ray player can...

Few will appreciate its multitude of audio-enhancing features, but this is still a fantastic Blu-ray player

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 review

 

Flagship Blu-ray kit used to cost a fortune: five years ago, Panasonic's top-spec DMP-BD10 cost a formidable £1300. 2012's premium Panny is a teensy bit more affordable, yet its £275 tag is still steep when a perfectly acceptable Blu-ray player can now...

Fantastic picture in both 2D and 3D, Commanding sound

It's far from sleek, Unwieldy, frustrating remote control

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 review

 

Panasonic's flagship player delivers a truly captivating performance

Excellent picture ; strong sound ; smooth motion handling ; great with 3D and upscaling

The remote control’s touch pad can be a bit awkward to use

Panasonic has done it again – this player delivers a truly captivating performance

Jun, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500

 

Panasonic goes all high-end with this luxury Blu-ray deck.

Picture, sound and build quality ; Excellent feature list ; Intuitive operating system

No DVD-Audio or SACD playback ; Touchpad remote can be frustrating

Apr, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Blu-ray Player 2012-2013

 

Panasonic's DMP-BDT500 has it all. Fast and reliable when reading CD/DVD/BD discs, this multi-purpose modern player offers additional applications to connect with internet services and allows DLNA file-streaming. Generous connections include two HDMIs,...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: pacman9270 (blu-ray.com)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500

 

Current Theater:

Sleek, modern styling; Sturdy Construction; Built-in Wi-Fi; Analog/Digital connections; Fast load time

Touchpad can be annoying after a while; Wi-Fi connection slower than my 40GB PS3

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: NUTRITIONWORKS (blu-ray.com)

Panasonic DMP-BDT500

 

I have had 6 panasonic players. All of which have functioned very well. The design and output of this unit is exceptional. I have not had as much time to play with this unit as much as I would like but each time adds more joy and ease of use. The use...

Ease of use. The remote has a touchpad which is very sensitive and unique. The 3-d is exceptional along with all others as expected. Has both wifi and ethernet. Very compatible with my Mitsu 82" DLP

Compared to other Panasonic players it takes a little amount of time to get used to the functioning of the player. A minor drawback

Nov, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/32-bit
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital Plus,DTS-HD,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio
Dynamic range (1kHz):105
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):105

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey
Device type:Blu-ray Player

Display

Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 / 60
AC input voltage:120 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.2
Power consumption (typical):11 / 12

Ergonomics

Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / FLAC, MP3
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX, MKV, MP4, MPEG2 / AVCHD, DivX, MKV, Mpeg2 / AVCHD, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, MPO
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DIVX,MKV,MP4,MPEG2 / AVCHD,DivX,MKV,Mpeg2 / AVCHD,MKV,MP4,MPEG2,MPO

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray video / Blu-Ray video, CD audio

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

Portable: No
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Number of products included:1

Performance

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL
BD-Live: Yes
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):VIERA Link
Progressive Scan: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50 / 60
AC input voltage:120 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.1 / 0.2
Power consumption (typical):11 / 12

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Video

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Network streaming: Yes
Smart TV: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.41
Height:2.32
Weight:5.73
Width:16.9