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Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)

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  • BD-Live enabled
  • Film makers version with PHL Chip for accurate color
  • SD Card Slot and USB slot
  • Viera Cast connecting you with YouTube, Picasa, Weather
  • 1080P Upconvert
  • Viera Cast connecting you with YouTube, Picasa, Weather.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model Number: DMP-BD60
  • Color: Black
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 Year Parts and Labor

Product Description

Product Description

The DMP-BD60 is a Blu-ray Disc player that has a wealth of features, combined with good performance. Blu-ray discs are played at 1080p via HDMI output. This player is compatible with standard DVDs, most recordable DVD formats, CDs. Standard DVDs are upscaled up to 1080p via the HDMI output. Onboard decoding or undecoded bitstream output of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD is provided via HDMI. The DMP-BD60 adheres to Blu-ray Profile 2.0 specifications, and as an added bonus, the Viera Cast feature allows direct access to online

From the Manufacturer

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Disc Player combines high quality images with enhanced networking functions. Continuing its commitment to producing products that stress ease of use, the 2009 line of Blu-ray Disc players continue to incorporate VIERA Link, allowing the consumer to operate their audio/video components, via HDMI, with one remote. And, in keeping with Panasonic’s pledge to reduce the planet’s carbon footprint, the new Blu-ray players have been designed to reduce power consumption.

BD Live and BonusView so you can connect directly to the Internet to access bonus features, games and movie studio extras.

SD memory card and USB slot so you can enjoy precious memories in HD
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Experience Movies Like Never Before
The DMP-BD60 employs the PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus. Developed in collaboration with Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, this high image processing technology reproduces clear, vivid colors that are faithful to the original film. Recognizing that audio is important to the overall entertainment experience, this Blu-ray Disc player features a high definition audio decoder (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential) to take advantage of the exceptionally high quality 7.1 channel surround sound now integrated in Blu-ray Discs.

Experience Movies Like Never Before
The DMP-BD60  includes an SD Memory card slot and USB slot, making it easy for the consumer to view and share both digital still images and HD video recorded with an HD camcorder in the AVCHD format.

In order to produce the ultimate picture quality, the Panasonic’s DMP-BD60 Blu-ray players employs high precision 4:4:4 signal technology, which working in tandem with PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus processes each pixel of the Blu-ray Disc video signal in the horizontal direction, to compliment vertical direction processing. P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD) is another technology that contributes to the superior picture quality of the Blu-ray players. P4HD processes more than 15 billion pixels per second and applies the optimal processing to every pixel.

Panasonic’s Blu-ray players further utilize 16-level motion detection to categorize the image motion of each pixel into one of 16 levels; diagonal processing to detect diagonals and correct the pixels accordingly; 1080p up-conversion to up-convert content recorded in the 480i/p or 720p format to 1080p. The Blu-ray players also provide 1080/24p output, thereby reproducing cinema images from a Blu-ray Disc and DVD in their original 24p form with no need for conversion. This allows the user to enjoy cinema images in the same format used in cinema with a 1080/24p compatible TV.

Complimenting the HD audio codecs this Blu-ray player features 96kHz surround re-master, a function that enhances the sound quality of CDs and other sources, and even improves the quality of the multi-channel audio data on Blu-ray Discs and DVDs.

In order to obtain a reduction in power consumption the Panasonic DMP-BD60 uses Auto Power Stand-By, a function that automatically turns off the player when you return to TV operation using the VIERA Link menu. In addition, the Stand-by Power Save automatically turns off the player’s Quick Start function. When VIERA is turned on, Quick Start also turns on. In addition, the development of the UniPhier single chip LSI makes it possible to pack an entire video signal processing circuit onto a single chip. This helps lower power consumption, reduces the number of parts needed and allows for a more compact design. In fact, the DMP-BD60 consumes 16% less power in standby mode than last year’s model, the DMP-BD35.

Key Features Include
  • PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus for faithful and sharp color reproduction
  • BD Live and BonusView so you can connect directly to the Internet to access bonus features, games and movie studio extras
  • SD memory card and USB slot so you can enjoy precious memories in HD
  • High precision 4:4:4
  • 24p cinema mode
  • 7.1ch lossless audio decode and bit-stream output
  • VIERA Link
  • ENERGY STAR rated consumes 10 percent less power than DMP-BD35

    What's in the box
    Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Disc Player, remote control, instruction manual

  • Product Information

    Product Dimensions 9.8 x 17 x 2 inches
    Item Weight 5.7 pounds
    Shipping Weight 8.3 pounds
    Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    ASIN B001V9LA44
    Item model number DMP-BD60
    Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars 484 customer reviews

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #19,752 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
    #89 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Blu-ray Players & Recorders > Blu-ray Players
    Date first available at Amazon.com March 24, 2009

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    By Chris Boylan VINE VOICE on April 2, 2009
    With the BD60, Panasonic adds VIERA Cast online content access to their previous entry-level model, the DMP-BD35. You would think this makes an excellent Blu-ray Player even excellenter (yes, I know that's not a word), and it does. The BD60 excels in its Blu-ray Disc playback and is very good at DVD upconversion as well, passing difficult tests like the HQV benchmark discs with flying colors (as well as looking good on real movies). The BD60 can decode all of the latest surround codecs (including DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD) to PCM over HDMI or it can stream these to a compatible receiver in their native formats. Also, if past Panasonic players are any indication, the BD60 should prove to be among the best at disc compatibility, something which has plagued many players from other brands.

    But there are still a few drawbacks with the BD60 that keep it from getting 5 stars:

    * Speed: the BD60 is not quite as fast to load discs as the Samsung BD-P3600 or the LG BD300, though it is faster than last year's Samsung models. (12/03/09 update - this is about 20% faster with the 2.0 firmware and above)

    * Limited online content: YouTube on a Blu-ray player is cool, but it doesn't compare to Netflix online streaming in terms of quality and selection of content (Netflix is available on LG and Samsung players). Amazon's On-Demand streaming service has been announced for VIERA Cast but is not yet available (update: it is available now).
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    Update 12/10/2009:
    Panasonic recently released firmware revision 2.2. This firmware appears to have resolved the issue that I explain below. If it's not fully resolved, it at least reduces the number of occurrences very significantly. I would urge everybody who purchases this player to update their firmware to the latest revision to prevent potential freezing problems. Although I believe the issues I had were resolved, I am keeping the review at 2 stars. Right now, I believe the player (with the latest firmware) deserves at least 4 stars, and possibly 5. Hopefully, people who are less technically savvy will read this "negative" review, and then make sure that they are running with firmware 2.2 or higher if they decide to purchase this unit. Please read the player's manual to see how to do this.

    My original review is below:

    I purchased one of these from Amazon, but was experiencing random freezing in Blu-ray discs. The disc would simply stop playing for approximately 10 seconds, and then resume as if there was no problem. I tried to replay over spots where I encountered the freeze, but was never able to duplicate it. After my 4th movie that froze, I returned the unit to Amazon and got a replacement. Even the replacement unit had this problem, so I shipped that one back too. [...]. So far, Panasonic has not issued any kind of statement or even acknowledged that this is a problem. I would recommend people look elsewhere for their player. I am highly disappointed, because this player had the potential to be a great, yet affordable, unit.


    A quick summary of the facts on this problem:

    1. The freezes are random. They don't occur in the same place in a movie.
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    I purchased this player to replace a Samsung BD-P2500 that was giving me major compatibility problems with Blu-ray discs, and so far haven't been disappointed. Picture quality on Blu-ray is stunning and I've had no compatibility issues thus far; upscaling on standard DVDs is great. VieraCast is a novel feature that could someday find greatness if Panasonic expanded support to include Amazon, Netflix and Hulu. (I understand Amazon support is on the way.)

    I have not experienced the freezing issues that some describe here, but I think that's due to how I use the player more than anything else. (I watch a disc or two at a time, then power the unit off between uses - for a technical explanation of why this apparently sidesteps the problem, see the next paragraph.) In any case, I've read online recently that Panasonic has finally figured out the cause of the freezing issue and is now working on a firmware update to fix it.

    (For you techies out there, here's a bit more detailed explanation of the freezing issue, based on what I've gleaned online: Blu ray discs make heavy use of Java, and the BD60 apparently has "garbage collection issues" that cause the freezing. Powering the unit off periodically clears out what's in memory, minimizing the likelihood of another freeze-up. Since I tend to watch one or two Blu-Ray discs at a time and then shut the unit off for between uses, I haven't experienced any freezes.)

    The only other quirk I can report is that while the unit does support 24fps playback on DVDs, you have to switch it on manually every time. Kind of a pain, but only a pain if you're a video purist.

    That's it. No other issues. Sorry for the boring review, but this player just does everything that it's supposed to without complaints. I consider it one of the best A/V investments I've made in a long time, and would recommend it to others without hesitation.
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