Panasonic have now officially announced the Panasonic DMP-BD55 and DMP-BD35 blu-ray players to both Europe and the US. These players already look set to be very popular as they boost some great specifications and also look great. Even this long after blu-ray’s first release we are still seeing a number on new players on the market which lack the new blu-ray Profile 2.0 / BD-Live features, but not the Panasonic DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55, as they support this straight out of the box.
As I stated earlier the DMP-BD55 and DMP-BD35 are some of the best equipped players to date, ticking all the profile 2.0 boxes and all features most A/V enthusiasts will desire. Both players feature a new 3rd generation UniPhier processor Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD MA support via internal decoding or pure bitstream output in 7.1.
The Panasonic DMP-BD35 has full Profile 2.0 support meaning you can take advantage of any BD-Live features found on blu-ray discs, internal decoding of the new HD audio formats, allowing you to take advantage of these formats with any HDMI capable receiver.
As a step up from the BD35, the Panasonic DMP-BD55 has all the same features as the BD35 with the addition of 7.1 analog outputs. So the more expensive BD55 is only really worth it is you want this extra feature.
- Blu-ray Profile 2.0.
- Onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and as bitstream output.
- 24p frames per second.
- Ethernet port for firmware and content.
- SDHC card slot.
- Deep Color and x.v.Color support.
- 7.1 multichannel analog outputs (DMP-BD55).