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Panasonic DVD RP82

Panasonic DVD RP82
alaScore 73

14 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Panasonic DVD RP82. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 DVD RP82 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: nickscarano (

best dvd player panasonic made


We were in a regular big box electronic store, their going out of business sale, final day, and we needed a new dvd player. looking over the racks, nothing good was left. My wife pointed up, and said what is that?? Hidden behind another was a lone ...

Faroudja chip


Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: shizzle (

Exclusivity for an amazingly affordable price!


Well, I have been using this DVD-A player for years now. Originally, I had considered purchasing the higher priced Denon 1600 Progressive Scan Player but for the price, I just couldn't justify spending hundreds more for a similar player using the very ...

Faroudja chip exclusivity! Excellent picture performance and sound quality!

MP3 playback may cause the machine to hang. Layer change is average.

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: brted (

Nice player but died early


Good picture quality, disk compatibility, 5.1 audio out

Died after only 2 years of light to medium use

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: the_penguin (

No Regrets


Last September, my DVD player decided to stop working, so I had no choice but to get a new one. After some research, I decided that I'd get the RP-82. That has to be the single best decision I've made in my life.

Small, nice picture, nice sound, affordable ; I like playing with the zoom feature

Does not escape the dreaded layer change/pause

May, 2003

Consumer review by: forgottenrebel (



I purchase the RP82 to upgrade from my older Hitachi DVD based on reviews on the net.

Faroudja DCDi, Progressive scan, DVD-A

No real zoom modes

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: travelshark (

Best progressive scan player for the money


Last spring (2002), I was interested in getting a new progressive scan DVD player to use with my HDTV capable projection TV. Based on detailed reviews on several internet sites, Panasonic's RP56 seemed to have one of the best progressive scan...

Excellent video quality, small and elegant design, rich set of features

Cheap looking remote, slow layer change during DVD playback

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: ricehigh (

One of the best affordable DVD players around!


I was much attracted by its appearance when I first saw it, so did my girlfriend. My cabinet is also near out of space, if I buy this player, it can be stacked on the top of my panasonic VCR.

look, slim, progressive scan, video quality, Faroudja DCDi, digital audio quality, built quality, remaster(unsampling) option

no SACD_support, fingerprints on mirror_face, analog_audio quality, practical_but_ugly remote, mp3_playback quality, noisy when reading_chapters

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: hodge1 (

Overall good player


I've only had this player a few days now, and it really is a good player. It plays my SVCD home videos (although the manual claims that SVCD is not supported). The on screen display even recognizes the discs at SVCD and plays them fine. I have not...

DVD-RAM playback, VCD, SVCD work too

No Dolby Digital/DTS support for DVD Audio discs

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: dwoodruff (

Panasonic DVD-RP82 DVD Player


Great picture, good sound, good connectability

Shiny silver casing sure is UGLY! The remote is atrocious.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: dwoodruff (

Great progressive scan picture at bargain price


This DVD player puts out a terrific progressive scan picture. Mine projects on a 100" screen, and the picture is very crisp, sharp, and the colors are very vivid. Much better than the Sony DVD player it replaces. The silver exterior is ugly, but at...

Great picture, good sound, good connectability

Shiny silver casing sure is UGLY! The remote is atrocious.

Dec, 2002

Product Specifications

Have a seat. You're about to enter the digital dimension. Inside the DVD-RP82, you'll find a digital Cinema Mode that combines brightness control with picture noise canceling. The result is an image that appears in just seconds. And from the comfort of your chair, you can adjust the picture on your screen. The Re-master function digitally converts standard 44.1-kHz/16-bit CD signals to 88.2-kHz/24-bit so sound quality approaches that of DVD-Audio. And built-in DTS and Dolby Digital provide channel surround sound that will blow back your hair. It's like going to the movies or a big concert without ever leaving your home. That's the digital dimension.

Audio System

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

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / Video CD
Search Speed:Up to 200x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty