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Panasonic DMP-BD85

Panasonic DMP-BD85
alaScore 87

723 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 723 reviews of Panasonic DMP-BD85. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic DMP-BD85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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

Oct, 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)

Oct, 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