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Panasonic DMP-BD85

Panasonic DMP-BD85
alaScore 87

723 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 25 expert reviews and 698 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is 27-10-2010. We have compared these reviews to 168161 reviews from other Blu-ray Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMP-BD85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMP-BD85EB-K Blu-Ray Disc PlayerPanasonic DMP-BD85EB-K Blu-Ray Disc Player

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMP-BD85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 623 user reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMP-BD85K WiFi Enabled Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black)Panasonic DMP-BD85K WiFi Enabled Blu-Ray Disc Player (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray Player

 

The DMP-BD85 reminds us why Panasonic is one of the best names in the Blu-ray business.

Stunning pictures, Stylish black look, Crisp cinematic picture

Fiddly operating system, Slow disc loading, Needs a USB dongle for Wi-Fi

May, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Panasonic DMP-BD85 review

 

The DMP-BD85 not only represents a fabulous return to form for Panasonic, it's also one of the finest players available to date

Colourful, clear image, full of detail ; full-bodied, driven sound ; good feature set

Nothing of note

The ’BD85 represents a great return to form for Panasonic – it’s easily one of their finest Blu-ray players to date

May, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic DMP-BD85 review

 

The BD85 takes Panasonic back to the top tier of the Blu-ray wedding cake

It may be on the premium side of budget, but the BD85 is well worth the extra cash

May, 2010

Expert review by : Danny Philips (techradar.com)

Panasonic DMP-BD85 review

 

Panasonic has added new AV and networking features to its top-of-the-range BD-spinner

Wi-Fi support and networking ; Overall picture and sound performance

Sluggish in places ; Wi-Fi not built in ; Picture and music streaming only

This is one of the best Blu-ray players that Panasonic have ever built but it's not without its flaws

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Jager, PCWorld.idg.com.au (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic DMP-BD85 review

 

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...

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.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray player

 

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

Superb Blu-ray performance, attractive design, lots of connectivity options for audiophiles, Wi-Fi enabled

Sluggish interface, slow BD load times, Wi-Fi setup could be more beginner-friendly

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.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (pcworld.com)

Panasonic DMP-BD85: Mediocre Images, Annoying Menus

 

Features aren't everything. The Panasonic DMP-BD85 does all that a modern Blu-ray player should do. It plays Blu-ray discs and DVDs, and streams video over the Internet from Netflix, YouTube, and other popular sources. Stick a flash drive into it, and...

Two USB ports ; Excellent Internet video options ; Access to geeky information

Unspectacular image quality ; Ugly and difficult on-screen display

The DMP-BD85 offers only middle-of-the-road image quality and an ugly, confusing menu system, which together make this Blu-ray player a poor value.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Panasonic DMP-BD85K review: Panasonic DMP-BD85K

 

Panasonic DMP-BD85K

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.

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...

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.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Panasonic DMP-BD85

 

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,...

Advanced- PHL Reference Chroma Processor, Jitter Purifier, and Tube Sound SimulatorStreamlined- includes improved VIERA Link and VIERA Cast featuresVersatile- compatible with USB 2.0 and SD multimedia card devicesConnected- features integrated wireless...

Improvable- poorer remote ergonomics than competing players

The added bonus of extended VIERA Cast capability, help make this Blu...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (macworld.com)

Review: Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray player

 

The DMP-BD85 offers only middle-of-the-road image quality and an ugly, confusing menu system, which together make this Blu-ray player a poor value.

The images that the DMP-BD85 sent to our test HDTV weren't horrible; in fact, they were slightly better than those of our reference player, a Sony PlayStation 3. Ranking slightly better than one of the first Blu-ray players released, however, hardly...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
Audio output channels:7.1
Dynamic range (1kHz):100
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):115

Design

Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray player

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Playback formats:BD-Live, BONUSVIEW, BD-MV(BD-RE version3), JPEG, BD-MV(BD-R version2), DivX /DivX HD, DVD Video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, DVD Video, MP3, CD-DA
Video formats supported:AVCHD, DivX

Media types

Disc types supported:BD-ROM, CD, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 249 x 55
Multiplayer mode: No
Portable: No
Power requirements:AC 220-240V, 50Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

BD-Live: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power Consumption (Standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):26 / 27

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD

Video

24p support: Yes
3D: No
Supported video modes:1080p
Video D/A Converter (DAC):148.5MHz/12-bit

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.58 / 2.6