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Panasonic DMP-BD55K
5.1 out of 10

Panasonic DMP-BD55K

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Overall 10
10

Great Player

Nick S., Newegg
8 January 2009
  • Summary: Read and follow the supplied manual and things will go smoothly.
  • Pros: Player is very functional. Plays all my non-factory DVD-r and DVD+r DVD's. BlueRay picture is excellent. Hook up to the Samsung PN58A550 with HDMI is easy. The ability to use Optical Digital to my Sony 5.1 receiver is why I purchased this unit. Users manual is excellent. Load times are acceptable...
  • Cons: None, a bit expesnsive. However I got it when it was 40 bucks cheaper.
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Overall 10
10

Im definitly pleased

Jesse M., Newegg
26 December 2008
  • Summary: Only thing I find as being poor about this unit is that for the price you would think Panisonic could of at least included a small SDHC mem cardFor the price you.
  • Pros: I just bought this for the household Christmas present & I am really pleased with this machine so far. Unfortunately right now my 52 inch JVC is an older model so it does only 720p (which is its native format) and 1080i but I can definitely see a difference in video quality. Here is a link to pan...
  • Cons: Before I bought this unit I downloaded the pdf of the manual and there is one thing the manual doesnt mention. As others have pointed out to use BD-Live you need to buy a SDHC mem card. I kept trying to access BD-Live Features and couldn't figure out why I couldn't then figured out about needing ...
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Overall 10
10

What Was the World Like Without It??

Stephen D., Newegg
25 December 2008
  • Summary: Does not have built-in memory, so you HAVE to buy an SDHC card to store data if you want to use BD-Live functions. Was going to put this as a con, but it's actually a GOOD thing! Some players come with 1GB of internal flash memory for BD-Live content, but I kinda like being able to have 16 or 32GB...
  • Pros: Several reviewers spoke highly of it, including CNET. It's one of the first Blu-ray players to fully support the Blu-ray 2.0 standard (including BD-Live) out of the box (with the addition of an SDHC card). A few reviews said that this player was "slow" and that it took approx. 45-60 seconds to go...
  • Cons: Can only read photos from an installed SDHC card, not video. This would be a perfect player if you could load and play movies from the SDHC card. NewEgg didn't give me enough room to write all of the good things about this player! Go Panasonic!
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Overall 10
10

Kicks the competiopns

John S., Newegg
12 November 2008
  • Summary: Remember to purchace a HDMI cable. I have a 3yr old Samsun 46" LCD TV. I was shocked to see how good the picture quality is with this Blu-ray player. a Consumer Reports best buy. I researched at least 10 different players from all manufactures before purchasing the Panisonic DMP-55k.
  • Pros: Does exactly what is needs to do, play Blue Ray and DVD's. Picture Quality Connected this player via HDMI. It's 2.0 out of the box no upgrade needed. Bitstreams all latest audio compression standards. up-convert DVD also look really good.
  • Cons: NONE Unless you want to consider boot time which is faster than other Blu-ray players I resarched, but still a little slow compaired to a standard DVD Players.
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