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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player

B&H # PADMPBDT500 MFR # DMP-BDT500
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Product Highlights

  • Twin HDMI Outputs
  • Premium Sound Capable
  • Premium Audio Player Design
  • High Grade Audio Parts
  • Adaptive Chroma Processing
  • 2D-3D Conversion
  • 24p Output for VOD
  • VIERA Connect
  • Skype Ready
  • External HDD Playback
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Take your home theater experience to the next level with Panasonic's DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player. Feature-rich and built to wow, this showpiece is more than a Blu-ray player. While it pairs seamlessly with any HDTV, it also features Skype video calling, online streaming, support for interactive movie extras, and it even lets you kick back and use your iPhone as a remote control.

You can rely on the DMP-BDT500 to deliver stunning high resolution images in full HD 1080p as well as 3D content to create an immersive, wraparound experience in your own living room. Whether it's the latest Blockbuster hit on Blu-ray or a classic film on DVD, this disc player is capable of providing rich, vivid images fine tuned with Panasonic's PHL processing. And to give you the full cinematic experience, it supports several high resolution audio formats from Dolby and DTS so you can enjoy a detailed sound field whether you have a surround sound system or just two speakers.

One of the DMP-BDT500's biggest boasts is that it has twin HDMI outputs for audio and video. This means you can hook it up to a legacy A/V receiver and still enjoy 3D video with HD audio soundtracks simultaneously, even if your receiver lacks HDMI ports.

High Grade Audio Parts
High-precision audio processing by four independent 192kHz, 32-bit audio DACs for 7.1-channel sound ensure 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. Insulators suppress housing vibration, greatly reducing noise interference and enabling faithful reproduction even of weak signal nuances that might otherwise be masked by vibration
Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
The advanced 2D image technologies of the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory have also been applied to 3D image playback, providing high quality images of the film that is approaching that of film. Lifelike 3D for beautifully reproduced images that leap off the screen with enhanced depth, luster and texture
Adaptive Chroma Processing
Adaptive chroma processing is a high quality image-processing technology developed to precisely process each pixel of Blu-ray disc video signals in the vertical and horizontal directions. Vertical color data has been increased 1.5 times (compared with 2010 models), allowing adaptive chroma processing to reproduce color data more faithfully than ever before
2D-3D Conversion
Enables conversion of 2D images on DVDs and Blu-ray discs into 3D images with natural depth perception. Screen type (flat or round), and frame color are easily selectable. Watch your prized DVD movie collection in 3D for even greater viewing enjoyment. The new 2012 models can also convert content from VIERA Connect into 3D images of stunning depth
24p Output for VOD
The Blu-ray disc players and home theaters not only play Blu-ray discs and DVDs, but also video-on-demand movies content in the same 24p format as used at movie theaters. Connection to a 24p capable TV via an HDMI cable lets you enjoy a wide array of content with full cinematic picture quality
VIERA Connect
This new platform not only offers users greater convenience but greatly enhances 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
Skype Functions
Record an original message and use it as your answering video message. The message will play automatically when you receive a phone call while you are away
Video Voice Mail Recording
Callers can record messages while you are away onto an SD memory card so you can watch the messages when you return home
DLNA
DLNA-certified Blu-ray disc players and home theaters are easy to use with your home network. Share and enjoy digital photos (JPEG), music (MP3, WMA) and videos (AVCHD, WMV) by simply connecting to a home network (LAN). For example, you can install a special app on your smartphone and use it to access a DLNA-certified PC via a Wi-Fi router in another room. The PC works as a DLNA server where your collection of movies, photos and videos is stored. You can access, browse and view media stored on the server while in another room without having to worry about shuffling discs
External HDD Playback
The 2012 Blu-ray disc players and home theaters are compatible with NTFS (NT File System) format 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
Smartphone Remote Control
Download the Panasonic remote control apps for free and turn your iPhone or compatible Android device into a versatile remote. You can also search for additional entertainment and movie information. By installing the Panasonic remote control apps onto your smartphone, you can easily operate your Blu-ray disc players and home theaters by tapping and swiping on your smartphone
Built-In Wi-Fi
A Wi-Fi system is built right into the main unit so you can enjoy VIERA Connect and BD-Live content without having to connect the Blu-ray disc players and home theaters with a LAN cable or wireless LAN adapter
Multi-User Mode
As many as four users can be registered. Not only can each user's name be set but also all of the user's favorite settings, including the user's icon, favorite home screen wallpaper, picture mode and audio mode
Touch Pad Remote Control
The remote controls for the DMP-BBT01, BDT500 and BDT320 have a touch pad for intuitive operation so you can simply swipe your fingertips across the remote control so you can easily navigate through the GUI on the screen
High Quality Sound
Pure audio on HDMI: Yes
High clarity sound plus: Yes
Digital tube sound: Yes
Analog 7.1ch output: Yes
96kHz surround re-master 10: Yes
Easy to Use
Touch pad remote: Yes
Smartphone remote control: Yes
Multi-user mode / Stylish GUI / Wallpaper: Yes VIERA Link (HDAVI Control 5): Yes
Networking
VIERA Connect: Yes
Wireless LAN system (Built-in): Yes
DLNA (DMP & DMR) function: Yes
Network drive access: Yes
BD-Live: Yes
Audio System
Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD: (Decode and bit-stream output): Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Essential / DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: (Decode and bit-stream output)
Video
System NTSC
Region Blu-ray: A
DVD: 1
Progressive Scan Yes, 1080p, 720p, 480p
HD Upconversion Yes, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video D/A Converter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Audio
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatibility DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Built-in Decoder Yes
HDCD Decoding No
Audio D/A Converter 192kHz / 32Bit
LPCM Yes
Virtual Surround None
Bass Management None
Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal to Noise Ratio 105 dB
Dynamic Range 105 dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) Not Specified By Manufacturer
THX Certified No
A/V Playback Formats
Video BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD-DA, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-R (Video Mode), DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-Video
Audio CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW
File Formats Supported AVCHD, , JPEG, , MP3, MP4, MPEG2
DivX Certified Yes
Convenience
Digital Media Slot Yes
Slow Motion Playback Yes
Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
Bookmarking No
Zoom No
Network & Internet Multimedia
Network Access Yes, Built-in Wi-Fi
BD-Live Yes
Bonus View No
Support for Streaming Services Yes
Skype Ready Yes
Mobile Device Control Yes
DLNA Home Network Sharing Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Analog 1x Audio Input/Output
1x RCA Video Input/Output 1
Please Note:

7.1ch/2ch+5.1ch they all are one connection video output

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Digital 2x HDMI
1x Digital Optical Audio
1x Digital Coaxial Audio
Other 1x Ethernet
General
Tray Type Single Disc Horizontal
Remote Yes
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational: 11.0W
Standby: 0.1W
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Energy Star Compliant Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9 x 2.4 x 9.4" / 42.9 x 6.1 x 23.9 cm
Weight 5.72 lb / 2.59 kg
Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player
  • Remote Control (N2QAYB000766)
  • 2 x Batteries for Remote Control
  • AC Power Supply Cord (K2CB2CB00022)
  • 1-Year Parts and 90-Day Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicDMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent image quality (7)
    • Good connections (6)
    • Easy set-up (4)
    • Good soundtrack support (4)
    • Backwards compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home theater (7)
      • Streaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Quality Unit

      Working great thus far. Incredible blu-ray picture, excellent 3d playback. Have not tested other features such as usb, flac playback, etc. Minus 1 star due to glitchy firmware update. The unit...Read complete review

      Working great thus far. Incredible blu-ray picture, excellent 3d playback. Have not tested other features such as usb, flac playback, etc. Minus 1 star due to glitchy firmware update. The unit will inform you that an update is available through the settings menu (when connected to internet) but when you go to settings it is just a blank screen. This is a known issue. You CANNOT use the player without updating the firmware! No bluray playback. The simple fix was to flash the unit from a cdr burned with firmware update from the web. Otherwise great unit so far but not for the technologically timid!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It will play all kinds of media....but

      First, it does a great job at playing DVDs, Blu-Ray and connecting to the internet via wireless, etc. But, if you read the description it says it will also play from SD...Read complete review

      First, it does a great job at playing DVDs, Blu-Ray and connecting to the internet via wireless, etc. But, if you read the description it says it will also play from SD cards, USB devices, etc. I tried an SD card, wouldn't read it, said it needed to be formatted. Read the manual more carefully and it said it had to be formatted in eXYZ (can't remember the format, but it was on the drop down menu on my PC when I clicked format). So I did that, still didn't recognize it. So I tried an external USB drive; wouldn't play that. So after screwing around for an hour my conclusion is that unless you have a lot of time to burn, it's really only going to play CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Using any thing else is a real pain in the butt.

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      3.0

      Horrible menu and remote control

      By YZF

      from QC, Canada

      About Me Power User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good Soundtrack Support

      Cons

      • Difficult Set-Up
      • Not Upgradeable

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

      I cannot believe how bad and not user friendly are the menu and the remote control. If you want to change audio setup, you have to go to the abusive menu. The image quality and audio was good, but i hate Panasonic menu and soft-touch remote. I sold it and i bought OPPO 103.

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      • No

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      3.0

      It will play all kinds of media....but

      By Bruce

      from Reno, NV

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy Set-Up
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good Connections
      • Nice Remote

      Cons

      • Won't Read Sd Card

      Best Uses

      • DLP TV
      • Home
      • LCD TV
      • Streaming

      Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

      First, it does a great job at playing DVDs, Blu-Ray and connecting to the internet via wireless, etc. But, if you read the description it says it will also play from SD cards, USB devices, etc. I tried an SD card, wouldn't read it, said it needed to be formatted. Read the manual more carefully and it said it had to be formatted in eXYZ (can't remember the format, but it was on the drop down menu on my PC when I clicked format). So I did that, still didn't recognize it. So I tried an external USB drive; wouldn't play that. So after screwing around for an hour my conclusion is that unless you have a lot of time to burn, it's really only going to play CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Using any thing else is a real pain in the butt.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Have Used A While

      By Kele

      from Hawaii

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Analog Audio
      • Fast Loader
      • Rgb Out

      Cons

      • Limited File Playback
      • Menu Clunky
      • Restrictive

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

      For playing blurays, it's great especially that I utilize its analog outs. Image quality pops with good blacks and color saturation. Load time is fast. For disc playback, it's a five star.

      Cons: limited .mkv playback to low bitrate files only to include streaming (silly). No .png, tiff image support (what!?). The Network (and getting to and around DLNA) menu is cumbersome.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great 3d Blu Ray

      By Jones

      from Orange, CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

          Good product for the price

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent 3D Blu-Ray Player

          By Den

          from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Backwards Compatible
          • Easy Set-Up
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • Good Connections
          • Good Soundtrack Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Plasma TV

            Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

            loads up fast. Great 3D effects.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Panasonic 3D player

            By 3D Rules

            from N.J.

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Backwards Compatible
            • DVD Upconversion
            • Easy Set-Up
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good Connections
            • Good Soundtrack Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater
              • Plasma TV

              Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

              Best player for the price.Stunning 3D and Blu Ray images.Remote is awesome,it takes a little getting used to.Loads fast,easy setup,buy it you will love this player.People need to learn how to read and then they will love the remote.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good player

              By Steve

              from Australia

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Image Quality
              • Good Connections

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

                Easy to install and set up. many negative comments about the touch pad on the remote but I found it OK to use. Unfortunatly whilst the Blue ray seems to be multi region the DVD functionality is not. I have ordered a remote which hopefully changes this to multi region.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Mike

                from Ontario Canada

                About Me Power User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Backwards Compatible
                • DVD Upconversion
                • Easy Set-Up
                • Excellent Image Quality
                • Good Connections
                • Good Soundtrack Support
                • Upgradeable

                Cons

                • Canada Apps Not Working
                • Not Sure Divx Works

                Best Uses

                • DLP TV
                • Home Theater
                • Networking
                • Projector
                • Streaming

                Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

                Product works wonderfully.
                Experienced none of the network or firm ware update problems list in some reviews.
                Only concern is being in Canada some of the Apps don't work.
                Not sure if playing divx will work as it is suppose ot on Canadian models.
                All In All Great Item Great Price

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                NICE

                By Starsky

                from Arizona

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Image Quality
                • Good Connections

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Streaming

                  Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

                  Reliable product

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Blu-Ray player

                  By DR

                  from Ottawa, ON

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Audio Quality
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Value
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Video Quality
                  • Writes/Reads fast

                  Cons

                  • Touchscreen Remote

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

                    Mine arrived yesterday from B&H. I was stunned by the quality of both video and audio. It is wired through an older (but rock solid) Yamaha HTR-5840 receiver and a Kuro 5020 plasma. Speakers are a mix of Paradigm and Energy, with a Velodyne sub. Because this older receiver doesn't have any HDMI jacks, the 500 is wired through the multi-channel analogs. The unit replaces a Sony BDP-S350 that has provided adequate service for the past few years. We tested it with Avatar and were blown away by the quality. CD's sounded notably better than the Denon CD changer I have. DVD upscaling was also solid, though I am not sure if this is being done by blu-ray or the Kuro - presumably the former unless there is some setting to bypass it and let the plasma handle things (which it can do beautifully). I had a Marantz UD5005 on order, but cancelled it when I saw this deal. Still conflicted over that decision, but this machine - while perhaps not in the Marantz class - is far more future proof (and had the analog outputs). We are debating getting Netflix, so I can't comment on that side of things. It has caused problems for some - but a FW update was just released specifically for that issue. It did hook up quickly and efficiently to my wi-fi and several minutes of Youtube as a streaming test worked flawlessly. I intend to hardwire the ethernet after picking up some additional Powerline adapters. The machine prompted for a FW update to v1.47, which also downloaded and installed just fine over wi-fi. The remote control touchpad is going to take a lot of getting used to - thankfully there are tactile buttons for the major playback tasking. One day isn't enough to judge it fairly, but I see it as the only potential "con" at this point. I am very pleased with the machine. The PQ/AQ are simply outstanding and the design is beautiful and much more substantial than lower-priced models.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Elegant looking. "Audio, Video, Bliss"

                    By TechnoWiz

                    from Hartford,CT

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Loading
                    • Great Value
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High Quality Home Theater
                      • Music

                      Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

                      Give this baby some high quality HDMI cables and you will be amazed by the detail in picture quality and the audio clarity. Standard DVD's, Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-Ray all look fantastic on this player. Audio is super clean, quite revealing. I took a hard look at the Oppo 93 when it first came out. I read many reviews and all and was finally ready to purchase. Then recently I started researching the DMP-BDT500 and was impressed with it's high end design and it's price.Yes the remote takes some getting use to but with patience do-able. This player has features, adjustments and capabilities the average person may never use. Out of the box this baby is ready to play. Wi-fi? No sweat. If you are into high quality audio and video you owe it to yourself to check this player out. It's that good.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Quality Unit

                      By carcass

                      from Santa Rosa, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player:

                            Working great thus far. Incredible blu-ray picture, excellent 3d playback. Have not tested other features such as usb, flac playback, etc. Minus 1 star due to glitchy firmware update. The unit will inform you that an update is available through the settings menu (when connected to internet) but when you go to settings it is just a blank screen. This is a known issue. You CANNOT use the player without updating the firmware! No bluray playback. The simple fix was to flash the unit from a cdr burned with firmware update from the web. Otherwise great unit so far but not for the technologically timid!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

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