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The DMP-BD55 is a high-end Blu-Ray player from Panasonic.

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Pros

good option for those with older high quality receivers

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7.1 analog outputs do not require an expensive receiver for users to enjoy full surround

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Profile 2.0 capable

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Decodes all audio formats

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Slim design

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Excellent picture quality

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Cons

better to get the cheaper BD35 if you have a receiver

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Profile 2.0 is crap

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better to spend the extra money on a receiver upgrade

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Bluray is still too expensive

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The DMP-BD55 is a high-end Blu-Ray player from Panasonic. Both the Panasonic DMP-BD55 and Panasonic DMP-BD35 are set to replace the DMP-BD30 and DMP-BD50 models which were released in early 2008. Almost the same as the lesser Panasonic DMP-BD35, the DMP-BD55 features 7.1 analog outputs and other audio enhancements. The player also includes an SD card slot for firmware upgrades, an Ethernet port for BD Live access and vibration-reducing feet to keep the player from bouncing during playback. Using Panasonic's UniPhier integrated video circuitry the BD-55 can transmit a full 1080p HD signal, while requiring 20% less wattage than it's previous matching models making for a more "environment" friendly device. The BD-55 also offers a decoding and bitstream of all the advanced audio codecs (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution & Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus). The device has an MSRP of $399.95.

Features
  • Video
    • Full 1080/24p HD support through Panasonic's UniPhier integrated processor
    • Deep color and x.v. color compatibility
    • Full Bonusview (Profile 1.1.) and BD Live (Profile 2.0) capabilities out of the box
  • Audio
    • 7.1 analog audio outputs and enhancements
    • Optimized audio outputs (gold plated)
    • Decoding and bitstream support for all advanced audio codecs
    • DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD internally decoded to multi-channel PCM output
  • "Vibration-reducing feet" to ensure superior audio/video quality and sound
  • Slim black design
  • Uses 20% less wattage than earlier models
  • Release Date: Sometime in October, 2008
  • MSRP: $399.95
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