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Panasonic DMP-BDT500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 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. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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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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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. People really like the design. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the size and reliability.

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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

Dec, 2016

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

Jul, 2012

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

Consumer review by: Speed3driver (blu-ray.com)

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
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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
UPnP:No / NO UPNP
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

Playback

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
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

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
USB Recording: No
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