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Panasonic DMP-BDT500

Panasonic DMP-BDT500
alaScore 90

456 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 456 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 456 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BDT500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

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

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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Home Cinema Choice (

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: (

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 review


The Panasonic DMP-BDT500 sees the brand going back to its high-end roots with a classy flagship Blu-ray player with features aplenty and supreme performance

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

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

The Panasonic DMP-BDT500 marks a fine return to high-end Blu-ray for the Japanese brand. Its flagship disc spinner boasts a wide range of features, including Viera Connect, 3D support and DLNA streaming, not to mention its sophisticated audio...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (

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

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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: Danny Phillips (

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

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMP-BDT500


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

Still, those are relatively minor gripes. Overall, is the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 worth the extra cash over the cheaper models in the range?

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

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 (

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 (

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

Consumer review by: Speed3driver (

Panasonic DMP-BDT500


After reading many reviews I decided to go with this player. I went with the DMP-BDT320 initially, but decided to spend the extra cash and get the 500. Well worth it. Very well built, all the options and settings will blow your mind if you you are used...

Sturdy construction, Dual HDMI out, 3D, WiFi built in, web apps, quad Burr Brown precessors, High quality internals, great customizability on video and especially sound, Great remote. Super fast loading times

Looks nice on its own, but mirror finish and brushed metal clashes with classic black components. Rear USB only for skype camera, not media sources

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No