Panasonic created the DVD-S54K to be a complete DVD player package. The Multi-Format Playback enables the DVD-S5K4 to read many of the more popular disc formats, while operating under Progressive Scan (480p, doubling the scan lines of an interlaced 480i picture) with 720p/1080i/1080p Up-Converter and a HDMI and HD Enhancer. Panasonic equipped this player to be compatible with its VIERA Link. The audio capabilities provide Advanced Surround (V.S.S.), simulating surround sound effects of Dolby Digital 5.1 channel discs by using only the front two speakers. Another audio feature is the Dialogue Enhancer, which pumps up the center channel speaker of a dialogue recorded in surround sound.
- Multi- Format Playback (DVD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-R(DL), +R/+R(DL)/+RW, CD, CD-R/RW)
- Video D/A Converter (108 MHz/12-bit)
- Audio D/A Converter (192kHz/24-bit)
- HDMI Output, Component Video Out (Y, PB, PR), S-Video, Coaxial Digital Audio Output
- Built in DTS Surround Sound Decoder/ Dolby Digital Surround Sound Decoder
- Progressive Scanning (Advanced)
- 720p/1080i Up-Conversion