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Region Two Playback Only
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The DMP-BDT500 is a full-HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player complete with VIERA Connect, giving you access to the best of the web, including services such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix, and YouTube for easy enjoyment of movies and streaming video. The DMP-BDT500 also features Panasonic's Digital Tube Sound and High Clarity Sound technologies, whilst the Pure Audio on HDMI feature minimises the occurrence of audio jitter during HDMI signal transmissions.
3D from the heart of Hollywood - Since 1992, Panasonic has maintained a close working relationship with the top Hollywood film studios, establishing Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory on the site of Universal Studios, this state of the art research and development centre began working on the Telecine and encoding process for the development of DVD. It continues to this day but has evolved in to one of the key encoding and authoring houses for Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray. These activities have enabled PHL to accumulate the know-how necessary to faithfully reproduce original movie images on Blu-ray discs and have led to the development of the advanced imaging processors and chip-sets used in our range of DVD and Blu-ray players. The results are clear to see in our award winning models that achieve truly beautiful images with even more realism, depth and texture.
Full High Definition resolution by 'Frame Sequential' 3D Blu-ray playback: the amazing picture quality of Blu-ray Disc is due to the increased number of pixels in each frame of the image. Full High Definition requires 1920 x 1080 pixels (that's about 5x more resolution than DVD) and exactly matches the resolution of Full HD TVs. However, 3D movies display twice as many frames as 2D due to the slightly different information contained in the right eye and left eye images. Only Blu-ray 3D discs can store Full HD for the left eye and Full HD for the right eye and deliver them alternately to the screen in rapid sequential frames. This means that none of the stunning resolution and depth of Full HD is lost when watching 3D.
Watch 2D videos in 3D, even movies streamed "On Demand" - Of course it's going to take time to build your collection of 3D movies. So Panasonic offer 2D-3D Conversion that enables conversion of regular 2D DVDs and Blu-ray Discs into 3D images with natural depth perception. Watch your DVD collection in 3D for even greater viewing enjoyment. You can also convert content from the on-line VIERA Connect services, including Video-on-Demand, into 3D.
High quality sound reproduction, with high-precision audio processing by four independent 192 kHz 32-bit audio DACs reproducing 7.1-channel sound with minimal noise. Highly durable corrosion-resistant gold-plated terminals maintain the high sound quality. The same high-grade capacitors found in top-class audio components are used for the signal and power supply circuits. The result is substantially less distortion, with smooth high frequencies and deep, rich bass. Insulator feet suppress vibration, greatly reducing noise interference and enabling faithful reproduction even of weak signal nuances that might otherwise be lost.
Create an ideal acoustic environment for the audio receiver - Full HD 3D video signals require a high-speed data transmission rate that older AV Receivers are not designed to handle. This can be an issue if you want to take full advantage of the improved surround sound signals from 3D Blu-ray Discs by connecting to a non-3D compatible surround sound AV receiver. Panasonic offer two separate HDMI outputs on our high-end Blu-ray players so that one output can be dedicated to an audio signal. The second output connects directly to the 3D display ensuring Full HD 3D capability. The Twin HDMI function achieves better sound quality and matches the needs of the users who want to utilise their older audio equipment.
A whole host of on-line entertainment delivered to your TV - By connecting this device to your Broadband router, you can access a wide range of internet services such as catch-up TV, sports news, weather info, movies-on-demand and games. Viera Connect offers users greater convenience and enjoyment as well. Now, you can enjoy an even wider variety of Internet content with family and friends from the comfort of your living room.
Enjoy free family-to-family video calls in your living room - VIERA Connect with Skype lets you enjoy real-time free video calls on a large screen with far away family and friends by displaying their images on the TV. The Blu-ray Disc players also feature a convenient and unique Auto Answering Video Message function. Skype requires the optional Communication Camera TY-CC20.
Convenient operation via a smartphone - Download the Panasonic remote control apps for free and turn your iPhone or compatible Android device into a versatile remote. By installing the Panasonic remote control apps onto your smartphone, you can easily operate your Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theatre Systems by tapping and swiping the touch display. iPhone Remote Control App must be downloaded from the App Store (iTunes Store). For this function, a wireless LAN environment is required. System Requirements: iPod touch 3rd generation or later, iPhone 3GS or later, iOS version 4.2 or later.
Enjoy Music, Video or Photo contents stored on your PC in another room - The Digital Living Network Alliance was set up by a number of software and hardware manufacturers to enable products to communicate with one another in a home network. DLNA-certified Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Cinema Systems can share or stream content stored on other DLNA-certified products. Share and enjoy digital photos (JPEG), music (MP3, WMA) and videos (AVCHD, WMV) on a Windows 7 PC, for example, by simply connecting to a home network (LAN) either wired or wirelessly. You can even install a special app on your iPhone or iPad and use it to send files to your Blu-ray device. You can access, browse and view compatible media stored on the other DLNA device while in another room, without having to worry about shuffling discs or running long cables.
Easily connect to a wireless home network - A Wi-Fi system is built right into the main unit so you can enjoy VIERA Connect, BD-Live content and downloadable firmware updates without having to connect the Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theatre Systems with a LAN cable or use a wireless LAN adaptor. A wireless LAN environment is required.
Easily enjoy stored content from external disc drives – BDT500 is compatible with external hard disk drives, so you can enjoy music (FLAC, MP3), photos (JPEG, MPO), and camcorder video content (AVCHD, MP4) archived on an external HDD. Connection is via USB and most drives are compatible, even the latest NTFS (New Technology File System) format. (Playback is not possible with some external hard disk drives).