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Panasonic DMP-BD50

Panasonic DMP-BD50
alaScore 86

77 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD50. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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-BD50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMP-BD50K 1080p Blu-Ray Disc PlayerPanasonic DMP-BD50K 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Panasonic DMP-BD50


The pricey Panasonic DMP-BD50 offers the most Blu-ray features you can get, but it isn't for everyone.

Top-notch HD video processing. 1080p24 upconversion with DVD video. DivX video support. Can decode all Blu-ray audio formats.

Expensive. Optional memory card required for BD-Live features. DVD upconversion quality lags behind the competition.

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Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Panasonic DMP-BD50 review: Panasonic DMP-BD50


Editors' note : The rating on this review has been modified due to changes in the competitive marketplace. Also, note that this product has effectively been replaced by the Panasonic DMP-BD35 and Panasonic DMP-BD55 .

First Profile 2.0-compliant standalone player; excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs; onboard decoding for all high-resolution soundtrack formats, plus bit stream output; analog multichannel outputs; SDHC card slot can play high-definition AVCHD video.

Expensive compared with the superior PlayStation 3; standard DVD performance is lackluster; operational speed still sluggish compared with PS3.

Excellent soundtrack support and Profile 2.0-compliancy make the Panasonic DMP-BD50 the most recommendable standalone Blu-ray player to date, but the PS3 is still better and cheaper.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMP-BD50


Crisp HDTV picture with 24p support and plenty of video settings., SD-card reader., Decodes analog and digital high-bitrate audio., Supports BD-Live.

DVD de-interlacing is not perfect.

Panasonic's DMP-BD50 is a tasty package, and stands above even its highly-praised predecessor, the BD30. This powerful Blu-ray player retrieves HDTV-quality trailers and bonus material from the Internet, and masters various multimedia applications.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


The Panasonic DMP-BD50 ($599.95) is one of the first Profile 2.0 players to hit the market. The Profile 2.0 designation means it contains the secondary audio and video decoders needed for picture-in-picture playback, and it supports the BD-Live feature...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: David Vaughn (

Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player


By November 2006, the tide had turned Blu with the release of Sony's PlayStation 3, which still reigns supreme as the fastest Blu-ray player on the market. Around the same time, Panasonic launched its first Blu-ray player, the DMP-BD10, at a hefty...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: David Vaughn ( Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player


It has been two years since Blu-ray trickled onto the scene with the launch of the Samsung BD-P1000 and some less-than-stellar-looking movies. The combination of a faulty player setting and some poor-quality masters had many wondering if Blu-ray could...

Stellar audio & video performance with Blu-ray, Bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio, Internal decoding of Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio

Only 5.1 analog outputs, Mediocre DVD performance, SD memory card not included

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Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player


Introduction For those of you who have waited to take the Blu-ray plunge until you could buy a dedicated player that does everything the Blu-ray format is capable of - and does it right out of the box -- your wait is over. Panasonic's DMP-BD50...

Jan, 2001

Expert review by: Aaron Broverman (

DMP-BD50K Blu-ray Player


It may not be extraordinary, but the DMP-BD50K offers quality without gaming capabilities.

Sony might be the reigning champ of the Blu-ray market, thanks to the widespread proliferation of the Blu-ray player built into the PS3, but Panasonic has released its own crop of models. With the DMP-BD50K, Panasonic offers an excellent audio...

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Panasonic DMP-BD50 review


Can the first dedicated Profile 2.0 player live up to expectations?

BD Live compatibility ; Full DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD support

BD Live experience less than thrilling ; Average DVD playback

Despite a few niggles, this is a superb and well-specced Blu-ray player. Easy to recommend

Jul, 2008


Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (

Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player


Panasonic brings a fully featured Blu-ray player to market. It may be two years late, but Riyad thinks it could be worth the wait.

It has been a very long time coming, but Panasonic has finally created a Blu-ray player that has all the features that the format promised at launch. If you want to access online content, view picture in picture video, play Java based games or decode...

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

The DMP-BD50 is Panasonics third generation Blu-ray disc player. Blu-ray media offers a wide range of functions that foster the transition to HD including 1080p image quality, lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and versatile Picture-in-Picture applications. The DMP-BD50 adds the BD-Live function, which uses the Internet to further enhance your entertainment experience by allowing you to download additional contents and share the information with other BD-Live users. In the future, BD-Live will allow users to connect the DMP-BD50 to the Internet to download such data as images and subtitles, and to join in multi-player interactive games that are linked to bonus movie content contained in Blu-ray discs. For optimum image HD i/p quality, the DMP-BD50 features the PHL Reference Chroma processor and P conversion processor, which combine to create UniPhier, a precise digital video processor that produces sharp, crisp, natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original movie. The true to the original source images are complimented by an exceptionally pure, accurate sounds achieved through audio re-master and integrated decoders for the lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. Furthermore, the DMP-BD50 can be combined with a 7.1-channel amplifier and speakers for full 7.1-channel surround sound. Networking is an essential product of the DMP-BD50. The included memory card slot allows for easy transferring of images from an HD camcorder or digital still camera via an SD memory card. You can simply insert the SD card into the DMP-BD50 to view images on a large screen HD flat panel television with AVCHD format video images or JPEG stills in full 1920 x 1080 resolutions.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic