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Panasonic DMP-BD55

Panasonic DMP-BD55
alaScore 91

266 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD55. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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-BD55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic DMP-BD55 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic DMP-BD55


alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD55 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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-BD55K Blu-ray Disc PlayerPanasonic DMP-BD55K Blu-ray Disc Player

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (



The Panasonic DMP-BD55K costs a bundle, but it delivers top-grade image quality for the price.

Plays back DivX and AVCHD video ; Gorgeous image quality

No built-in memory for BD-Live ; Remote not backlit ; display doesn't show time

If you're willing to pay a lot for a Blu-ray player, you deserve one as good as the Panasonic DMP-BD55K

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Panasonic DMP-BD55K Blu-Ray Review


Plays back DivX and AVCHD video ; Gorgeous image quality

No built-in memory for BD-Live ; Remote not backlit; display doesn't show time

The Panasonic DMP-BD55K costs a bundle, but it delivers top-grade image quality for the price.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Panasonic DMP-BD55 review: Panasonic DMP-BD55


Panasonic DMP-BD55

Excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs; Profile 2.0 compliant; onboard decoding for all high-resolution soundtrack formats, plus bit stream output; 7.1 analog-audio outputs.

PlayStation 3 offers much more functionality and faster navigation for the same price.

The Panasonic DMP-BD55 is the best standalone Blu-ray we've tested and it's a good choice for those with older receivers, but most people will get the same performance out of the cheaper DMP-BD35.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : (

Panasonic DMP-BD55


Crisp HD movie picture, with 24p support and a variety of video controls., SD-card reader for photos and HD video., Decoder for analog and digital, 7.1-channel, HD audio., Support for BD-Live.

DVD de-interlacing not quite perfect.

Never before has a Blu-ray player offered so much for so little money. Alongside the top-class picture and sound quality, the DMP-BD55 also delivers excellent playback of photos and HD video files, as well as support for BD-Live. In addition, its...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Review: Panasonic DMP-BD55K Blu-ray player


Its superb image quality, excellent design, and wide feature set make the DMP-BD55K a tempting Blu-ray choice.

Plays back DivX and AVCHD video. gorgeous image quality

Display doesn't show time ; Remote not backlit ; No built-in memory for BD-Live

The DMP-BD55K had no issues with upscaling standard-definition DVDs to 1080p. In fact, the DMP-BD55K bested all comers we've tested in its handling of DVDs

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Martens (

TESTED: Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray player


User Interface The DMP-BD55 provides a reasonably clear onscreen user interface that will help you navigate though some—though definitely not all—set-up tasks without having to rely upon the manual. But regarding the interface, I do have two specific...

Despite a user interface and setup menus that are trickier to use than they should be, Panasonic’s DMP-BD55 offers strong video performance and unexpectedly refined analog audio performance. This little player may look modest, but it offers tons of...

May, 2009

Expert review by : David Vaughn ( Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player


With the end of the format war fading in the rear-view mirror, manufacturers of Blu-ray players have one last obstacle to overcome to help bring Blu-ray into the mainstream-make a dedicated player that provides the user experience of the Sony...

Spectacular audio & video, Very good DVD performance, Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreaming, Internal decoding of Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio

SD card not included, User interaction still much slower than the PS3

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Dec, 2008

Expert review by : David Vaughn (

Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player


Thus far, that hasn't been the case for any player except the PS3. Panasonic is doing its best to improve this situation with a pair of Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) players, the DMP-BD35 and step-up DMP-BD55 reviewed here. (These players are identical except...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : David Vaughn (

Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player


FeaturesLike the PS3 and the previous-generation DMP-BD50, the BD55 can decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to PCM for output via HDMI to an AVR or pre/pro. Additionally, the BD55 offers 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog audio converters to...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


At CEDIA 2008, Panasonic showed off two new Blu-ray players, the DMP-BD35 ($300) and the step-up DMP-BD55 ($400). Both players are Profile 2.0, which means they support BonusView/picture-in-picture content and BD-Live Web functionality, and both sport...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The DMP-BD55 features technology that reproduces movies with colors that are exceptionally faithful to the original. With PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus, users viewing content on Blu-ray discs enjoy crisp, vivid colors that are extremely close to the original. A high-precision 4:4:4 function creates video signals in which each pixel of the signal from the Blu-ray disc is color-compensated, so when the BD55 is connected to a Panasonic Viear HDTV, the colors are even sharper and more vivid. The DMP-BD55 also excels in sound quality. The DMP-BD55 features an HD audio decoder, which supports the 7.1-channel surround sound adopted in Blu-ray discs. Users can enjoy 7.1-channel surround even with systems that do not support HD audio - as long as the DMP-BD55 is connected to a 7.1-channel receiver equipped with an HDMI terminal. The Panasonic BD55 goes a step further with a high-end audio design and components. Thanks to a 192 kHz 24 bit audio digital-analog converter and high quality insulators, electrolytic capacitors, copper-foil film capacitors and ultra-low-impedance electrolytic capacitors, the DMP-BD55 delivers the same kind of exciting surround effect and lifelike ambience as today's finest cinemas. The DMP-BD55 can also output analog signals for 7.1-channel sound, so even receivers that are not compatible with HDMI can produce the 7.1-channel surround sound by simply connecting to the DMP-BD55. The BD55 features BD-Live compatibility which enables users to connect to the Internet to download images, subtitles and other data, and take part in interactive activities and multi-player games linked to bonus cinema content found on Blu-ray discs. The BD55 is equipped with an SD memory card slot that makes it easy to transfer images from an HD camcorder or digital still camera that uses SD memory cards. Simply insert the SD card into the DMP-BD55 and it plays AVCHD-format video images or JPEG stills in full 1920 x 1080 resolution on your flat panel HDTV. The DMP-BD55 can also play slide shows, complete with background music.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Dynamic range (1kHz):100
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):115

Audio System

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


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



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

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):20

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes



Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 9.8 x 1.93
Networking features:Ethernet
Playback formats:BD-Live, AVCHD, DVD-VR, DivX, DVD-Video, BD-MV (BD-R v.2), BDAV (SESF), BD-MV (BD-RE v.3)
Power Requirements:AC 230-240V, 50Hz

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3


Power consumption (typical):20


Compatible memory cards:SD

Technical Details

Device type:Player


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/148.5MHz

Weight & Dimensions