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Panasonic DMP-BDT500

Panasonic DMP-BDT500
alaScore 95

412 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMP-BDT500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 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 3.7/5 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 product: Panasonic DMP-BDT500P Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player

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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

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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...

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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Blu-ray player review

 

The DMP-BDT500 is a Blu-ray player designed for music lovers. While it doesn't skimp on visual refinements and connected cleverness, it really sets itself apart from the rest through sonic engineering. In many ways, this is Panasonic laying claim to...

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

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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

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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 review

 

'Flagship Blu-ray kit used to cost a fortune: five years ago, Panasonic\x92s top-spec\xa0DMP-BD10 cost a formidable \xa31300. 2012\x92s premium Panny is a teensy bit more\xa0affordable, yet its \xa3275 tag is still steep when a perfectly acceptable...

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

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

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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Review

 

Brilliant in almost every way, the DMP-BDT500 is one of the finest Blu-ray players ever

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 review – summaryFlagship 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

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Panasonic DMP-BDT500

 

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

'The remote control\x92s touch pad can be a bit awkward to use'

'Panasonic has done it again \x96 this player delivers a truly captivating performance'

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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

Recommended!

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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

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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?

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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