Summary: I did lots of research and finalized on BD80, for which I am very happy. I did looked into all the reviews on BD60 in addition to BD80 reveiw, basically this player has few additional features to the BD60 player , which has good rating all over the sites. BD80 is nothing but BD60 + additional features. The key additional feature ,what I feel are 7.1 Analog output, playing Divx formats and Playback Information Window.
Summary: Pros GREAT PICTURE 1080p blu-ray nice display BD LIVE Cons LIKE ALL BLU-RAY PLAYERS THE FIRMWARE UPDATE CAN BE A PAIN Review I bought this player last week.I like the sd card reader for photos. I have it hooked up to a philips "47TV.Hdmi cable. I am a repair tech for tvs and consumer electronics. A lot of peoples reviews complain about the long load time. Think about it a standard dvd is 4.7 GB.
Summary: I switched to this player from an earlier Samsung model. The Samsung almost turned me off from blu-ray completely, with its endless problems in playing blu-ray discs. By contrast, this player is a pleasure. It was extremely fast to set up. Plugged in the power (which, unlike many players, is a detachable power cord.
Summary: This is the newer version of the popular Panasonic 55 blu-ray player. It offers excellent image quality and top notch sound quality. I purchased this player to replace my Sony BDP-S550 and the performance of the Panny 80 is better than that of the Sony 550. The image quality is sharper and the sound is clearer and fuller. The loading times could be a little better but to me that does not keep it from being a great standalone blu-ray player.
Summary: The quality of the player is just what I expected from what I had read before on the Blue Ray player, the quality of the blue Ray movies is extremely good and the quality of the normal DVD movies is also much better than any other DVD player I had before. I played same movie on this player (DMP-BD80)and also watched the same movie on my old Sony player and the difference is very dramatic, I had no idea the colors would be that much better and everything looks sharper...
Summary: I must say this. There seems to be a good number of people who seem to believe that the PS3 can offer the same or better picture and audio quality as this blu-ray player. Please do not get offended, but uhh-YOU HAVE LOST YOUR DAMN MIND!!!!! Please schedule an appointment to see an eye doctor ASAP. I could not believe the picture and sound quality of this player. ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!!! This players perfomance had me smiling like a little kid.
Summary: Updated 11/29/09 Many of these Panasonic players including mine suffer from random freezes that last between 5-6 seconds and then resume during blu-ray movie playback. So far Pansonic has NOT be able to come up with a fix for this. If you don't mind this possible problem the rest of my review still stands. Unfortunately for me I found this random freezing to be annoying and unacceptable. Panasonic has once again come up with a solid performance player!