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Panasonic DMP-BD85

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Panasonic BD65 Blu-ray player

stuffmideast.com
10 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Stuff says ★★★★★ Panasonic jumps back into the leading pack at this price level – the BD85 is a great all-round Blu-ray player
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Overall 8
8.4

Panasonic DMP-BD85 review : Wi-Fi Enabled Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Sensitive Antenna

Electronics Made Easy
2 November 2010
  • Summary: While Panasonic has considerably improved its Blu-Ray players, the Panasonic DMP-BD85 still has some shortfalls, such as the smaller, less-ergonomic remote and lack of DNLA compatibility. Overall, this device exemplifies advances in Blu-Ray technology, offering features such as Bonus View, audiophile Digital Tube Sound simulation, HDMI jitter purifier, VIERA Cast, and more.
  • Pros: Advanced- PHL Reference Chroma Processor, Jitter Purifier, and Tube Sound Simulator, Streamlined- includes improved VIERA Link and VIERA Cast features, Versatile- compatible with USB 2.0 and SD multimedia card devices, Connected- features integrated wireless and Ethernet
  • Cons: Improvable- poorer remote ergonomics than competing players
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic DMP-BD85K

CNET
17 July 2010
  • Summary: Panasonic's DMP-BD85K has great image quality and its 7.1 analog outputs are a nice plus, but it's slow and less featured than competing models.
  • Cons: Competing models don't need a dongle for Wi-Fi; sluggish, despite superfast "quick start" mode; selection of streaming sources is on the small side; user interface is outdated and Wi-Fi difficult to setup; not DLNA compliant; no 3D Blu-ray support; no onboard storage.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 7
7.0

Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray Player Review

BigPictureBigSound
1 June 2010
  • Conclusion: Although I spent a lot of time describing the operational idiosyncrasies of the player, these are relatively easy to get used to over time.  Casual users will not need to access the set-up menus often (if at all) and so will most likely never notice many of these issues.  The video and audio performance of the player are strong and more than make up for any ergonomic challenges.
  • Pros: Finding this speaker configuration menu should be much more straightforward, Speaker delays should be adjustable in feet or meters (instead of microseconds).  As it is, you will need to refer to a conversion table in the manual to convert distances into delay times., The subwoofer channel should have a test tone like all the other speakers, Adjustments to speaker levels should be reflected in real time so you can hear (and measure) the effects of your changes, The "Co...
  • Cons: Awkward user interface, Aspect ratio issues with AVI and YouTube playback, Some glitches with Xvid-encoded AVI file playback, Remote lacks some basic functions (subtitle, set-up), No DLNA or home network media sharing feature, STILL no on-board storage or SD card in the box for BD-Live (Really, Panasonic?!)
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray Player

Trusted Reviews
1 May 2012
  • Summary: The DMP-BD85 reminds us why Panasonic is one of the best names in the Blu-ray business.
  • Pros: Stunning pictures, Stylish black look, Crisp cinematic picture
  • Cons: Fiddly operating system, Slow disc loading, Needs a USB dongle for Wi-Fi
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
29 August 2010
  • Excerpt: It comes with a cavalcade of fancy features, including 7.1-channel surround sound, advanced 1080p upscaling, an SD/SDHC memory card slot, two USB ports, wireless networking, gold-plated analogue audio outputs and Picasa/YouTube browsing. Video quality was excellent on the Panasonic DMP-BD85, but its user interface and BD load times left a lot to be desired. Despite these flaws, it remains an impressive unit, especially for audiophiles.
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Overall 8
7.5

A high-end Panasonic Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi connectivity and 7.1 analog audio

Good Gear Guide.au
22 August 2010
  • Summary: The Panasonic DMP-BD85 is a feature-packed Blu-ray player that boasts great playback performance. Unfortunately, it is slightly let down by its load times and sluggish interface.
  • Pros: Superb Blu-ray performance, attractive design, lots of connectivity options for audiophiles, Wi-Fi enabled
  • Cons: Sluggish interface, slow BD load times, Wi-Fi setup could be more beginner-friendly
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic DMP-BD85 review

Stuff.tv
18 May 2010
  • Summary: If you thought the cheaper BD65 was a little light on the feature front, you can consider the DMP-BD85 to be Panasonic’s full-fat budget Blu-ray player. There’s a whole raft of features and technologies that the company has reserved for this deck. Extra functionality includes DLNA compatibility and a set of multichannel analogue outputs – useful if your home cinema amplifier is missing HDMI inputs.
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Overall 7
7.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 8
8.0

Panasonic DMP-BD85K

CNET
21 April 2010
  • Summary: Panasonic's DMP-BD85K has great image quality and its 7.1 analog outputs are a nice plus, but it's slow and less featured than competing models.
  • Pros: Excellent Blu-ray image quality; Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and YouTube streaming; Wi-Fi capable with included USB dongle; 7.1 analog outputs; plays music, videos, and pictures off a connected USB drive or SD card.
  • Cons: Competing models don't need a dongle for Wi-Fi; sluggish, despite superfast "quick start" mode; selection of streaming sources is on the small side; user interface is outdated and Wi-Fi difficult to setup; not DLNA compliant; no 3D Blu-ray support; no onboard storage.
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Panasonic DMP-BD85

TechRadar UK
8 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Panasonic is a superstar of the Blu-ray world. Year after year, its new players are greeted with the sort of unbridled enthusiasm usually reserved for Tom Cruise's red carpet walkabouts in Leicester Square. The reason for its techno-celebrity is simple: innovation. Profile 1.1, BD-Live, Blu-ray recording – you name it, Panasonic did it first, and over the years no-one has done more to push the format forward.
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