Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray Disc Player is a well built standalone blu ray disc player with comprehensive set of premium features and versatile functionalities. Its high end features would definitely put this blu ray disc player in the list of highly sorted out players that most of the users wish to try. This is a step-up version of high definition blu ray disc player, which is equipped with remarkable picture quality along with audio and video decoding facilities. This blu ray disc player has a competitive edge to define its true purpose and entirely differ from other players with Panasonic standard and trademark technology.
DMP-BD80 Blue Ray player has been launched in market with bag full of promises and technology innovations, which arouses the expectations of many blu ray disc player lovers. In order to prove its true identity, this player has speciality features such as Viera Cast that connects to Ethernet web connection to enjoy web contents. Most importantly its 7.1 channel analogue audio output capabilities would strongly appeal to users who still use older receiver but want to enjoy the Dolby surround sound. Additionally SD memory card and USB terminal along with chromo processor would enhance its sophistication appeal.
High Tech Features of DMP-BD80:
High tech features are the important criteria that bring out any blu ray disc player from the crowd and showcase them with sensational list of great deals. Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blue-ray Disc Player is never been underestimated and showed its true power of high quality image processing technology with developed PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus. This technology renders the image better then the conventional system and lets you to see sharp colours and pictures. It is jointly been developed with Panasonic Hollywood laboratory, which specially highlights this blu ray disc player that never fails to enhance the picture quality. You can realise its effect when you play blu ray movies on the screen.
P4HD technology precisely processes the details of colour and contrast, which are considered as basic picture elements. At the same time it also handles the essential video processing functionalities, upscaling capabilities with 3:2/2:2 cadence detection. This DMP-BD80 HD blu ray dvd player has given a special attention in the area of power consumption that is made possible using single chip solution. This single chip solution LSI would process the entire video signal processing under one hood, which optimises the processing of every pixel that enables to generate more than 15 billion pixels per second.
Analogue Decoding Capabilities in DMP BD80:
This sensational Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blue-ray Player is equipped with special convertor that decodes HDMI output. It delivers 7.1 channel analogue signal, which can be connected with older receiver that still uses analogue signals. This decoding functionality works well with all standard blu ray disc and compatible enough with all 7.1 surround sound formats. With the help of analogue decoders you can still enjoy the delights of DTS HD master audio and Dolby TrueHD. All this analogue audio and video formats are decoded into uncompressed PCM without compromising on the quality of the sound and picture.
Viera cast is an important selling proposition for Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray Player with 7.1ch Lossless Decode and Analogue Output and caters the need for watching web content on big screen. You can make much use by watching You Tube videos on the screen along with Google Picasa web album, Amazon VOD, weather channel and Bloomberg. Though this blu ray disc player allows you to watch You Tube HD clips in low resolution quality, it is comparably a new feature that differentiates this Panasonic blu ray disc player from competitors.
Viera cast does not need any computer connection or external attach box, it is just an internet enabled web technology, which connects through Ethernet connection. It is good to watch You Tube on the large screen but laden noise is unfavourable. It is specially designed keeping You Tube lover in mind and allows them to easily access various types of clips on large screen. The category of the contents can be easily accessed using virtual keyboard and has similar function like other actual websites. Similarly Google Picasa lets you to watch all your high definition photo collections on large screen using intuitive interface.
Playback Information Window:
The actual function of playback information window as the name implies it displays the details of current disc. You can see the information on the screen while watching movies, which is considered to be an additional feature. This shows the information on source such as content frame rate, native resolution, the video/audio codecs, HDMI output format, current HDMI audio settings and bitrates used. This additional feature would shoot up the price of BD80 when compared to BD60 and cannot be justified to pay higher price. It is unfamiliar for some blu ray disc player users and may suite for video anoraks.
This Panasonic DMP-BD80 has normal format support and act as a simple DVD player in case of multimedia formats. It can handle MP3, JPEG, DivX from CD, USB and DVD, and plays JPEG files, MPEG-2 and AVCHD via SD card.
Being a step-up version of BD60 and charging extra money we expect some well built quality on BD80 version but Panasonic has simplified the design with just 5mm taller and by adding unfamiliar features. Even though Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray Disc Player has attractive finishing and well constructed outer body structure it is no where with outstanding built quality of latest Pioneer players. But still BD80 maintains its humble profile with reflective facia along with black finish and the display panel with clear text. It has simple look and comparatively does not possess attractive design when compared to LG and Samsung blu ray disc players.
All the networks can be enabled using USB terminal and SD memory cards, which has been placed in front of the panel. You can comfortably access all stored content of digital media and this blu ray disc player is BD live enabled. Just insert 1GB of SD memory card and download all your favourite web contents. The rear section of this player is well organised with multichannel analogue and HDMI outputs. The components include such as stereo audio, composite, an Ethernet port and optical/coaxial digital audio outputs. This blu ray disc player does not have built in memory or Wi Fi system but is compromised with image processing technology.
Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray Player with BD-Live takes time to load but thanks to quick start mode that really boosts up the loading time and quickly fetches the content in the disc. It has simple to use setup menu system with smartly designed remote control system. The only draw back is you need to setup the HDMI connection before loading the disc or accessing any setup, which might bring black screen for few seconds.
The only highlight of this player is its picture quality and it well handles the details on rendering 1080p high resolution both in blu ray disc and normal 1080p DVD playback. These entire video features are well supported by external decoding facility with natural sound quality.
Though few minor set-backs, this BD80 blu ray disc player is an appreciable player with impressive audio and video performance. Viera cast, 7.1 channel analogue decoders, picture processing technology and playback window are really adds up to the quality of the player.