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Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player

B&H # PADVDS68 Mfr # DVD-S68
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Product Highlights
  • 1080p Upconversion and HDMI Output
  • DVD / CD / JPEG Playback
  • Progressive Scan
  • USB Playback and Recording for Music
  • 192kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter
  • JPEG Slideshow With MP3 Music
  • Dolby Digital Decoding
  • VIERA Link Compatible
  • Slim Design

The Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player is a full-featured multi-format disc player with high performance audio and video processing. If you're looking to output high definition signals into your system using your collection of DVDs, this player can do the job. It upconverts to 1080p resolution progressively scanned for razor sharp imaging over HDMI. You'll experience a smoother, more realistic picture quality from interlaced sources.With support for HDMI 1.3 and Deep Color, it is compatible with an extended color space when used with a display and source materials that also support Deep Color.

This disc player can handle virtually any DVD and CD disc in your collection, as well as JPEG and MP3 files. Its front-panel USB port makes it convenient to pop in a USB memory drive for playback of music, photo and video files. You can even make MP3 recordings onto USB memory from your audio CDs. Additionally, you can show a JPEG slideshow with MP3 music playing to share your multimedia files with friends and family.

The DVD-S68 is also VIERA Link compatible, so if you have a Panasonic HDTV with VIERA Link you can control everything with a single remote for seamless integration. That also means no more pile of remotes to keep track of. This disc player features a slim design and measures in at just over an inch, so it will fit anywhere and blend with the rest of your setup.

1080p DVD Upconversion
With this disc player in your setup, you'll see your DVDs in a whole new light. It is capable of upscaling standard DVD's (720 x 480 pixels) up to 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with HDMI output. You'll see your old favorites in near-HD quality without having to make a costly upgrade to your DVD collection thanks to the high bandwidth processor and HDMI output. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio through just one cable.
Deep Color Support
An HDMI 1.3 specification means the DVD-S68 is compatible with 30, 36, and 48-bit RGB, or Deep Color. This format expands the colors on the display from millions to billions. While such an expanded color space is beyond what our eyes can see, it eliminates on-screen color banding for tonal transitions that are smooth and subtle color graduations.
Multi-Format Disc Playback
With the DVD-S68, you don't have to worry about whether it will play your disc collection. It supports playback of: DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, CD-DA, (Video CD, Super Video CD), CD-R (CD-DA, JPEG, MP3), CD-RW (Video CD, Super Video CD).
Progressive Scan
This is a progressive scan DVD player, so it's capable of scanning an entire video frame at once. This reduces scan lines commonly associated with interlaced video to produce a clear image without motion artifacts or "stair-stepping." It also delivers highly detailed imaging for a smoother, more realistic picture quality.
USB Playback and Recording
The DVD-S68 is capable of recording audio files (CD-DA) from a CD onto a USB device as an MP3 format. With the front panel USB port you can easily plug in a USB device to record from a disc.
JPEG Slideshow with MP3 Music
Enjoy a slideshow of your personal photos in JPEG form along with MP3 music files so you can share them with friends and family. See them on your HDTV for high definition playback.
Front Panel USB Port
The front panel high-speed USB 2.0 port means you can plug in your USB flash memory device for playback of your personal videos, music and photos. Share them with friends and family without needing to reach to the back of the player. This player supports playback of MP3 and JPEG files from USB memory devices.
Dolby Digital Decoding
This DVD player has built-in decoding for Dolby Digital audio, with a 2-channel analog audio output.
VIERA Link Compatible
As the types of media continue to increase, VIERA Link capabilities continue to evolve. Using the VIERA Link remote from your Panasonic VIERA Link enabled HDTV, the enhanced Seamless GUI (graphical user interface) menu displays on the TV screen, making it easier to operate connected components like your new DVD-S68.
Fully Functional Remote Control
The system comes with a remote with full operations of the system including slow motion playback, subtitle selections, and frame by frame playback. You can also control USB recording with the remote and program a playback order from the comfort of your couch.
Slim Package
The DVD-S48 features a slim design with a sophisticated back finish that will blend seamlessly with your home entertainment space. Measuring just 1.5" high, it should fit just about anywhere.
Video
System NTSC/PAL
Region Blu-ray: A
DVD: 1
Progressive Scan Yes
HD Upconversion Yes
Video D/A Converter 108MHz/12-Bit
Audio
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatibility Dolby Digital
Built-in Decoder Yes
HDCD Decoding No
Audio D/A Converter 192kHz / 24Bit
LPCM Yes
Virtual Surround No
Bass Management Not Specified By Manufacturer
Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB
Dynamic Range 80 dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) Not Specified By Manufacturer
THX Certified No
A/V Playback Formats
Video DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, SVC, VCD
Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW
File Formats Supported JPEG
DivX Certified Not Specified By Manufacturer
Convenience
Digital Media Slot No
Slow Motion Playback Yes
Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
Bookmarking Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Analog 1x Composite Video
1x Component Video
1x 2-Channel Audio (RCA)
Digital 1x HDMI
Other 1x USB
General
Tray Type Single Disc Horizontal
Remote Yes
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational: 12.0W
Standby: 1.0W
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Humidity: 20 - 80%
Energy Star Compliant Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9 x 1.5 x 8.2" / 430.3 x 38.1 x 208.8 mm
Weight 3.44 lb / 1.56 kg
Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries for Remote
  • A/V Cable
  • 1-Year Parts and 90 Days Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    PanasonicDVD-S68 DVD Player
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Compact (10)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Great picture quality (9)
    • Attractive (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom (5)
      • Home (5)
      • Dorm room (4)
      • Home theater (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Player, GREATER Service!

      My Panasonic player fits the bill perfectly. I bought it primarily for its front USB connection. I have never owned an iPod and frankly do not need to and never will thanks to this...Read complete review

      My Panasonic player fits the bill perfectly. I bought it primarily for its front USB connection. I have never owned an iPod and frankly do not need to and never will thanks to this player. I can load my flash-drive with MP3 files and leave it plugged into the USB port. Then, after enjoying a DVD or two switch to my library (32G) of music on the flash-drive, set the timer and comfortably fall asleep. The HDMI connection is a definite plus! My Panasonic DVD-S68 player sits atop my prized Yamaha S1800 DVD player. Prized because of its Burr-Brown processing chip set. The power and open/close buttons on the Panasonic are positioned perfectly at opposite ends of the deck so you can operate it in the dark, by feel alone with no problems. Also, the loading tray opens quickly and to the left of my Yamaha so there is no interference whatsoever. I can have both trays open at the same time. Video quality is excellent too! The remote is handy. However, it would be better if it was lighted. RW ~ San Antonio, Tx

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good picture but no digital audio out

      The functionality and performance deserves 5 stars. The lack of an optical or coax digital audio out deserves 0 stars. All digital audio is output through the HDMI port which means that if you...Read complete review

      The functionality and performance deserves 5 stars. The lack of an optical or coax digital audio out deserves 0 stars. All digital audio is output through the HDMI port which means that if you want your audio going to a home theater, your receiver better have an HDMI in and then output to your TV. I have an older receiver with no HDMI in and couldn't hook this up to my home theater. Luckily, I bought this because I needed a new DVD player in another room and didn't need to hook it up to my home theater.

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      4.0

      Excellent for the price

      By Matt R

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality Picture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom

        Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

        Excellent performance at an excellent price. These Panasonic units fit the bill for no frills but excellent quality.

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Stephen from Agoura Hills

        from Agoura Hills, CA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

          I purchased two of these for future use when DVD players are no longer available, just blue-ray. Unfortunately one turned out to be an open box with white seals over the open box. This one had a scratch on the top. Both were tested and did power on. Being a good customer of B&H, i was disappointed that the warehouse had to ship me an open box item when there were probably more factory sealed ones in the warehouse. I hope B&H will send me a gift-card or offer me a credit on my next purchase to make up for this shortcoming and slightly defective item.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good value

          By JR

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Dorm Room

            Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

            Compact, no-frills design.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            great product

            By Spirit Man

            from Florida

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • High Quality Picture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Dorm Room
              • Home
              • Home Theater

              Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

              picture quality is great

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great basic DVD for a nice price

              By Mojoo

              from WI

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Consistent Performance
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality Picture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

                I love Panasonic products and this one is no different. I have a new Panasonic TV and they compliment each other and are designed to interact. They also work with an apple app for iPhone/iPad.....

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Panasonic does it again!

                By Bill

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Consistent Performance
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality Picture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

                    Excellent performance at an excellent price. A local university wanted me to outfit their classrooms with replacement DVD players, on a budget. These Panasonic units fit the bill.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great product

                    By Ildi

                    from Alberta,Canada

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Quality Picture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

                      Love this DVD player,great picture and easy to use!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      great product

                      By none

                      from NJ

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • High Quality Picture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

                          I bought 2 of these go go with lcd sets our grandchildren use when visiting. They are great - fit nicely into the stack of components and are very easy to set up and use - the kids have no problem managing thier own library of discs and viewing without help. We have had them for long enough to go through a couple of visits from the kinds and cannot find anything about them that is not great.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Player, GREATER Service!

                          By Luigi

                          from San Antonio, Texas

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • High Quality Picture

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bedroom
                            • Dorm Room
                            • Home
                            • Home Theater

                            Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

                            My Panasonic player fits the bill perfectly. I bought it primarily for its front USB connection. I have never owned an iPod and frankly do not need to and never will thanks to this player. I can load my flash-drive with MP3 files and leave it plugged into the USB port. Then, after enjoying a DVD or two switch to my library (32G) of music on the flash-drive, set the timer and comfortably fall asleep. The HDMI connection is a definite plus! My Panasonic DVD-S68 player sits atop my prized Yamaha S1800 DVD player. Prized because of its Burr-Brown processing chip set. The power and open/close buttons on the Panasonic are positioned perfectly at opposite ends of the deck so you can operate it in the dark, by feel alone with no problems. Also, the loading tray opens quickly and to the left of my Yamaha so there is no interference whatsoever. I can have both trays open at the same time. Video quality is excellent too! The remote is handy. However, it would be better if it was lighted. RW ~ San Antonio, Tx

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            DVD player sharp and good

                            By Edie

                            from Boulder, CO

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • High Quality Picture

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

                              The DVD player was quite easy to set up and the pictures have been so sharp and very good for the color etc. and especially for old folks(80 +) like us!

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Good picture but no digital audio out

                              By John Doe

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Power User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • High Quality Picture

                              Cons

                              • No digital audio out

                              Best Uses

                              • Bedroom
                              • Dorm Room

                              Comments about Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD Player:

                              The functionality and performance deserves 5 stars. The lack of an optical or coax digital audio out deserves 0 stars. All digital audio is output through the HDMI port which means that if you want your audio going to a home theater, your receiver better have an HDMI in and then output to your TV. I have an older receiver with no HDMI in and couldn't hook this up to my home theater. Luckily, I bought this because I needed a new DVD player in another room and didn't need to hook it up to my home theater.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

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