Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Crisp HDTV picture with 24p support and plenty of video settings., SD-card reader., Decodes analog and digital high-bitrate audio., Supports BD-Live.
Excerpt: i saw the Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-Ray 2.0 player demonstrated while I worked at CES 2008. I am product marketing specialist for an advertising/marketing firm. I was at CES 2008 for our clients, but the Panasonic DMP-BD50 caught my eye and I now have it on pre-order. It is the most dynamic full 1080p player anywhere. It is ready for prime time, big time. The pre-order price is $689.
Excerpt: 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 price of nearly $1300. A year later, Panasonic introduced the DMP-BD30 for less than half the cost of its predecessor.
Excerpt: At around £400 it is more expensive than both the Playstation 3 and almost twice the price of the Samsung BDP-1500, which although only Blu-ray profile 1.1, makes the Panasonic look very expensive. The BD-50 is better than both these players, but not by much, so we’re not sure where the extra money is going. Standard DVD playback is also disappointing, so we’d recommend keeping your existing DVD player for now.
Summary: We're already massive fans of Panasonic's entry level Blu-ray player, the DMP-BD30 (£350), but this model brings even more new features and added benefits - and the price isn't too steep, either. The DMP-BD50 is BD ROM Profile 2.0 enabled, and it's equipped with an Ethernet connection so you can access all the interactive features of BD-Live online and download updates.
Excerpt: Der Panasonic „DMP-BD50“ ist der erste Blu-ray-Player, der einen Netzwerkanschluss besitzt und Extras zum Film aus dem Internet laden kann. Was das neue Topmodell von Panasonic außerdem kann, lesen Sie in diesem Test.
Pros: hervorragende Bild- und Tonqualität, gibt alle Tonformate als Bitstream (digital) aus, BD-Live-Funktion, SD-Kartenleser für die Wiedergabe von JPEG-Fotos und AVC-HD-Videos, gibt DivX-Videos wieder
Cons: spielt nur wenige Audio- und, Videoformate ab, Fotowiedergabe nicht von CD oder DVD, lange Einlesezeit