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Panasonic DMP-B15

Panasonic DMP-B15
alaScore 87

20 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic DMP-B15. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Mike Yawney (thereviewcrew.com)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (techradar.com)

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: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (cnet.com.au)

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 (wired.co.uk)

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 (dell.com)

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

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Dynamic range (1kHz):90
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Battery

Battery life (max):2.5
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)

Color

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7in
Height:2in
Weight:2.4lbs
Width:9.6in

Display

Display Diagonal:8.9

Display (Projector)

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

DVD

Form Factor:Portable
Media Load Type:Top-load
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / DVD+RW DL
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):22

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMP-B15
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Network & Internet Multimedia

Internet Streaming Services:YouTube
Network Connection:Ethernet

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.1 x 7.95 x 2.31
Disc types supported:BD-ROM, CD, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
I/O ports:1 x AV in/out
Networking features:Ethernet
Playback formats:BD-Live, BD-MV (BD-RE v.3), BD-MV (BD-R v.2), DVD-Video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, DVD-Video, DivX, Video, MPEG2, AVCHD
Power Requirements:AC 110 V-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Speakers:2

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):22

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD

Technical Details

Device type:Player

Video

Progressive scan output: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:3.73