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Panasonic BD80EB Blu-ray Disc Player

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  • PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus
  • High Precision 4:4:4
  • 7.1ch Lossless Decode and Analogue Output
  • VIERA CAST
  • Networking with SD Memory Card and USB Terminal

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  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 43 x 5.5 cm ; 2.6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.7 Kg
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  • Item model number: DMP-BD80EB-K
  • ASIN: B001W8U5YK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Mar. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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A whole new range of exciting and interactive entertainment possibilities
Outstanding high definition picture quality is only the start of the Blu-ray revolution; Blu-ray technology also enables a new range of exciting and interactive entertainment possibilities. If you have ever wanted to watch your favourite film with the director or lead actor explaining significant moments in the film, BonusView is your backstage pass to the world behind the silver screen.

Picture-in-picture and Audio-Mixing Functions
The ‘Picture-in-Picture’ functionality provides a second small window which can be watched simultaneously on the screen in where, by example, actors and directors can give enhanced commentary about the scene you are watching; whilst the ‘Audio-Mixing’ function lets you choose the soundtrack you would like to listen to: the one from the content playing in the main window, the one from the small second window, or both at the same time. BonusView allows you to truly direct your own entertainment experience.

This whole new generation of bonus material is made possible through the advanced Blu-ray hardware ‘profiles’ which enable interactive functions. BonusView is the first of advanced profile, utilising 256MB local storage (used for storing audio/visual and title updates) and also secondary video and audio decoders, which is typically to allow Picture-in-Picture interactive audio and commentary.

BD liveBD-Live supporting Internet enabled content
An even more advanced profile, called BD-Live can connect to the Internet and play Blu-ray movies that have Internet-enabled content, such as interactive multiplayer games, trailers and extra features you can download from the Internet to local storage, e.g. on exchangeable memory like an SD memory card. The technology gets you the most from your movie watching. In the near future BD-Live will enable users to join in quizzes and challenge each other in super interactive games.

Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ theater and player models are equipped with an SD Memory Card slot and USB terminal. You can immediately view motion images recorded with an HD camcorder in AVCHD format, and JPEG images taken with a digital still camera. The DMP-BD80 can also play DivX data recorded onto a USB memory device.

Individual image slideshows
You can also create a special mood or theme by selecting some memorable music to play on your Blu-ray disc player at the same time. Use the slide show feature to present your photos to your friends and family as they sit back and enjoy your films and photos.

Capturing special occasions such as birthdays and holidays with a high resolution digital camera or HD camcorder is fun, but reliving those moments afterwards can be frustrating. People crowding around a small computer screen or pile of photos just don’t do justice to those original moments. However, thanks to Panasonic’s HD networking abilities, your family and friends can now enjoy your holiday photos and home movies on the large widescreen TV right in your living room!

Blu-ray High Clarity Sound
Hear the details you may have been missing. Eliminating the analog video signal output prevents noise from being generated by analog video signals allows for crisp, clear sound recreation from digital sound signal.

Eliminate unwanted noise and enjoy the same true, rich sound quality from the DMP-BD80 Blu-ray disc™ player as it delivers in high-quality Blu-ray video. True to life sounds that surround you as if you were really there. Feel and hear the difference that only Panasonic Blu-ray disc™ players can deliver.

When the analogue video terminal is not being used, the electrical current that flows through the analogue video circuit can be stopped. This prevents adverse effects on the audio signals and produces an even clearer sound. The results are astounding.

The Blu-ray Disc™ theater and players feature decoders that are compatible with all of the latest 7.1-channel surround sound formats used by the Blu-ray Disc™ standard.

The 96kHz Sound Re-master function enhances the sound quality of CDs and other sources It even raises the quality of the multi-channel audio data on Blu-ray Discs™ and DVDs. By increasing the amount of sound information the Surround Re-master can produce highly realistic sounds.

The 7.1-channel analogue signal converted by the new 192kHz D/A converter is transmitted in high quality. This signal can be connected to a receiver that does not support HDMI.

PHL Reference Chroma Plus Technology
While Panasonic Blu-ray players already produce superb picture quality, the passion it has for innovation encourages Panasonic engineers to continue bringing the very latest in cutting edge audio and visual technology together.

UniPhier is an incredible new image and audio processor, which combines P4HD technology with the proprietary Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL) Reference Chroma Plus technology, resulting in a processor that deftly handles images by reproducing colours and textures that are faithful to the original film, and offers precise digital audio processing. This brilliant new feature combines art and science to bring you the ultimate in high-end entertainment!

P4HD Technology
To get the best high definition images from a Blu-ray disc, you need a player that renders high-quality progressive images, expresses motion smoothly, and draws sharp diagonal lines. The Panasonic-unique P4HD technology processes more than 15 billion pixels per second, generating each pixel correctly according to information obtained from up to 60 surrounding pixels, and applies the optimum processing to every pixel in the video data on the disc. The result is images with exceptional resolution.

From the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratories, research which is held in high acclaim by Hollywood professionals provides the background for the unique PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus developed by Panasonic. Here Panasonic studies and improves restoration, colour correction, compression and digital conversion, so that the unique PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus expresses the fine details and nuances of movie scenes by reproducing clearer colour boundaries, providing all the qualities that a Blu-ray disc has to offer

 


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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Russell Dodd on 11 May 2009
This player would be perfect, if it allowed me to add some delay to the analog audio. Watching King Kong with a direct HDMI connection to my new Samsung LCD TV (both are HDMI 1.3), and using the analog audio output connecting to my older 7.1 amp, the lip sync problem was horrendous (HDMI 1.3 is supposed to cure this). Other discs weren't quite as bad - but things did seem to get worse when using 24p mode. Why doesn't this player use the HDMI 1.3 info supplied by the TV to automatically add some delay to the analog sound? So I am returning this today, and thinking of buying the Sony BDPS550 which is supposed to have a manual audio delay option (not idea, but better than nothing). If you don't need the audio outputs, buy the Panasonic BD60 instead.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Gathercole on 14 Sept. 2009
A very good machine, especially at its price, but startup times are very slow, more so than the other machines I looked at before purchase. Panasonic need to work on this aspect
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By B. Hill on 29 May 2009
Had stuck with PS3 for blu-ray playback for over a year, while waiting for 'stand-alone' players to come down in price and improve in quality. However, had been unhappy at niggles in the PS3 playback (juddery picture on panning shots, sound quality a little 'thin') and needed a player with on-board decoding and multi-channel outputs for the new HD sound formats (my home cinema amp is a few years old so doesn't support these formats unless they're fed through the external Analogue Inputs).
Have found the BD80 to be a superb upgrade; picture quality is noticably superior when fed through a decent display (50" pioneer, 1080p) with much smoother motion on fast moving scenes, improved detail in dark scenes, and generally a much greater sense of depth and detail to the image. The audio is also a huge improvement - if your wondering whether there is much difference between the old 'Dolby Digital/DTS' formats and the new HD audio formats then rest assured there is, you will hear the difference!
Slime line format also makes it ideal for slotting into a crowded AV rack. Minus 1 star for long loading times and cheap remote, but well worth the upgrade cost over entry level players/ps3 if you have a high quality display and a decent amp/speaker set-up!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bartonsea on 11 Dec. 2009
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This is just an amazing piece of equipment! I've read somewhere someone saying it is as changing form VHS to DVD, and indeed it is. DVD picture and sound was already quite good. But I am just blown away with the quality of this excellent Blue-Ray player. I've connected it to an Epson projector and there is nothing more I could wish for. Just great cinema at home. Highly recommended. In German test magazines the Panasonic is always rated as the winner, and I can only confirm that. The DB80EB is amazing value for money. And of course amazon's service was top class, as always.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Ellis on 24 Nov. 2009
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This is a very good blu ray player for the money I believe - I have it running on a Pioneer LX5090 and when the film is good quality you do get a very impressive image. Motion is very good, fast moving scenes are not a problem
It does show up poorer discs quite badly but that is to be expected of a good player / setup.

I use the on board high def sound decoding as I have an older style av amp. This is also very impressive.
I have no doubt that a good av amp would do it much better, especially panning and throwing the sound around the room with precision but its still very good what you do get. The onboard high def sound decoding is the reason I bought this machine.
Be warned the better the analogue cable you use the better it will sound - if the rest of your setup is of a certain level to notice.
If you are very much into your sound like me then you may find yourself looking at buying 3 sets of good cables = more money!!

The player is actually quite a good cd player as well to my amazement. It has seperate stereo outputs for cd playback. I have only played music through the 5.1 front channel (L&R) analogue outputs to test and I was more than impressed. Its a detailed, comprehensive sound, more than good enough for most.

It has quite sleek and modern styling, it looks nice and modern on your stand / rack etc

The negatives - My first player would pause randomly for a few seconds before carrying on.
It also packed up after a firmware update so I needed to send it back to get a new one. Amazon were brilliant I must say, new one here it approx 24 hours.

Its a slow player in terms of loading and pretty much everything, you will definately notice this if this is your first blu ray player.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pooledog on 7 Jan. 2010
The image quality on the player is excellent as is the sound when hooked into a 5.1 surround system. Set up was relatively straight forward, but not helped by the operating instructions which were not in the most logical order to set up the system. I have simple requirements for this unit and will not use the BD-live function very much. However, it was no problem getting onto the Internet downloading the latest software for the player and checking out the latest info on a DVD. I use a Ethernet to Wireless switch to avoid running cables to the router.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. T. Cork on 20 Mar. 2010
The Price belay's the quality of the product, it was easy to connect, looks good and the quality playback of non blueray discs is impressive. I recommend this machine for it's price range, however it is sometimes, ( depending on the layout of the disc ),
difficult to revert to the main menu. There is a button for this action but sometimes there is no action to be had.
Otherwise a good product.
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