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Panasonic DMP-B15

Panasonic DMP-B15
alaScore 85

22 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Panasonic DMP-B15. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMP-B15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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Panasonic DMP-B15 Review


One of three nominees for best product in the Home Video category at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Panasonic's new $799 DMP-B15 is the world's first portable Blu-ray player. Of course, savvy electronics consumers are probably asking...

Can double as a player for your home entertainment system; LAN connectivity enables firmware updates; BD-LIVE content; Web video via Viera Cast

Expensive; bulky and heavy; swapping discs while the device is mounted to a headrest is a hassle

A surprisingly multipurpose movie machine, the biggest problem with Panasonic's portable Blu-ray player is its price.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Mike Yawney (

Review: Panasonic DMP-B15 (Portable Blu-ray Player)


Hard to believe Blu-ray has been out for nearly 3 years. What's even harder to believe is we haven't seen a portable Blu-ray player. Sure there have been Sony laptops capable of playing the format, but no standalone player. Now Panasonic has become the...

beautiful picture ; different mounts ; plays DVDs ; supports BD-live ; comes with car charger ; The Bad

chunky design ; poor battery life (thank goodness for car charger) ; long load times ; costly ($799 USD )

Panasonic’s DMP-B15 is a slick unit. It’s nicely designed (although a bit chunky), plays beautifully and is an absolute joy to watch. While I loved it, I can’t ignore two big issues, battery life and cost. It’s clear this player is not for the mass...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Panasonic DMP-B15 portable Blu-ray player


Panasonic delivers the world's first portable Blu-ray player, but it's not without its flaws

Versatile design, bundled car accessories, can be used as a regular Blu-ray player

Expensive, short battery life, 1024x600 screen resolution, bulkier than most portable DVD players

Ironically, the Panasonic DMP-B15 works better as an in-house Blu-ray player than a portable one. While there are things to like about the DMP-B15, the device is simply too expensive to overlook its flaws.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Panasonic DMP-B15 review


Too chunky to be truly portable, but a brilliant Blu-ray player

BD Live ; Superb interface ; Picture quality

Bulky ; Expensive ; No USB ; Slow loading times

Great portable pictures and connection to an HDTV is so good that it can easily operate as your main Blu-ray player

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Panasonic DMP-B15 portable Blu-ray player review


How many times have you bought a Blu-ray movie, got chatting about it with friends and agreed to lend it or bring it over - only to have to cancel plans because no one else you know has a Blu-ray player? With a lot of us now buying-up Blu-ray bargains,...

BD Live, Viera Cast, DivX playback from disc, SD Card slot

Slow to load, slightly impractical design, pricey

This is a great Blu-ray player, period. If nothing else it will save space on your home entertainment rack but makes Blu-ray a play-anywhere possibility

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player


The Panasonic DMP-B15 is a top-notch Blu-ray player that just happens to be portable.

Of course, the wired Ethernet connection means you can only use these features at home, but built-in Wi-Fi would have allowed you to watch YouTube when you're out and about, which could have been quite useful. Hopefully Panasonic will add it to the...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Panasonic DMP-B15 review


The Panasonic DMP-B15 combines an 8.9in LCD screen and a BD optical drive in a (semi) portable package. It also doubles as a player for the home, complete with YouTube functionality and BD-Live support - not too shabby for a portable device.

Ironically, the Panasonic DMP-B15 works better as an in-house Blu-ray player than a portable one. While there are things to like about the DMP-B15, the device is simply too expensive to overlook its flaws.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Panasonic DMP-B15


The Panasonic DMP-B15 is Australia's first portable Blu-ray player and features an 8.9-inch screen and LAN network functions.

Lets you watch your Blu-ray collection on the go ; HDMI output for use as a stand-alone player ; Full access to YouTube and Picasa if connected via Ethernet ; Comes with cigarette lighter adapter and headrest mount for car use

Very expensive, with Blu-ray-equipped laptops available at similar prices ; Bulky design ; Short 2.5-hour battery life ; Small screen limits the capability to see the full detail of Blu-ray ; Can't output a standard 1080p signal ; Less reliable...

Beyond image quality, we did experience a few freezes and glitches with the DMP-B15. The first full movie we watched, Batman Begins, made it all the way through glitch-free but playback got "stuck" for a couple of seconds during the credits. We ignored...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

Panasonic DMP-B15 portable Blu-ray player


Portability might not seem like an obvious plus point for a Blu-ray player, but Panasonic's first attempt at such a beast is mostly very successful, despite its hefty price tag.

Decent picture, good range of features including Viera Cast and BD-Live, quality standalone Blu-ray player, portability

Small viewing angle on screen, limited video/audio formats, unimpressive battery life, not cheap

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Locuttis (

It's about time.


It was only a matter of time before a portable blu-ray came about. I just got today. I ordered it on Monday. i was at work on Tuesday so I was not home to sign for it. This is great , using a HDMI cable, I hooked it up to my Sony 46" LCD. I played...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The DMP-B15, designed to provide the ultimate high definition Blu-ray experience for those on the go, features a high quality 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen and includes the unique VIERA CAST internet accessibility and BD Live functionality. Ease of use is an important element in Panasonic's products and the DMP-B15, with a three hour rechargeable battery, is designed with that in mind. In addition to its use as a portable player, the consumer can connect it to an HDTV via HDMI cable, and use it as a standalone Blu-ray Disc player. The player can also be connected to an HD-Audio compatible AV receiver with a home theater speaker system and enjoy movies with outstanding surround sound. To accommodate the traveler, the DMP-B15 offers an optional headrest mounting bracket for in-car use.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:8.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):22.6cm
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Type:LCD display


Form Factor:Portable
Media Load Type:Top-load
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Network & Internet Multimedia

Internet Streaming Services:YouTube
Network Connection:Ethernet