It’s about time I upgraded my Blu-Ray player I think, and has come through for me by sending a very nice Panasonic unit for review.My current Blu-Ray player is an older model from Sony with not many features at all, and with very slow load times.General Features: – Ultra-fast half-second quick start – View original movie quality in your living room – Enjoy You Tube, Picasa, Netflix, & Amazon Video on Demand and various content via Internet – VIERA CAST so you can enjoy web entertainment on your HDTV – VIERA Link Eco Function provides smart energy saving – PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus – BD-Live and BONUSVIEW lets you connect to the Internet to access bonus features, games and movie studio extras – Supports SD card, (8 MB to 2 GB), SDHC card (4 GB to 32 GB), SDXC card (48 GB to 64 GB) – Supports AVCHD, MPEG2 and JPEG (HD) formats for SD card – Supports MP3 & JPEG for USB devices (up to 128 GB) – Java Powered – Wi-Fi Ready: Supports wireless connection with adapter (not included) – Remote control included – Energy Star compliant Supported Media: – BD-ROM: BD-Live, BONUSVIEW – BD-RE / BD-RE DL: BD-MV(BD-RE version 3), JPEG – BD-R/BD-R DL: BD-MV (BD-R version 2) – DVD-RAM Playback: DVD-VR, JPEG, AVCHD – DVD-ROM: DVD Video – DVD-R/-RW/-R(DL) Playback: DVD Video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, JPEG/MP3 (DVD-R/ DVD-R DL ) – DVD R/ R(DL)/ RW Playback: Video, AVCHD – CD, CD-R/-RW Playback: CD-DA, MP3, JPEG – SD/SDHC/SDXC including mini SD & micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card: AVCHD, MPEG2, JPEG – USB: MP3, JPEGVideo Support: – Signal System: NTSC – PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus – High Precision 4:4:4 – P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD) – Precise Pixel Generation – 16-Level Motion Detection w/ Pixel-Based Motion Adaptive – Diagonal Processing – 3:2/2:2 Pull-Down Progressive Processing – i/p Conversion for 1080p Playback – Up-conversion to 1080p Playback – Video D/A Converter: 148.5 MHz/12-bit – Digital Noise Reduction: 3D-NR, Integrated NR – 1080/24p Playback – Deep Color – x.v.
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The Panasonic DMP-BD655 is a refurbished product so it comes in a plain brown box but it’s packaged well.
Inside you’ll find a bag with cables, remote, and user manuals inside.
Color, High Bit rate audio – One (1) USB 2.0 slot on front – 2-Channel Analog Audio Out – Component Video Out (YPb Pr) – Video Out – Digital Audio Out (PCM/Bitstream) – SD Card slot – Ethernet for network: for BD-Live, VIERA CAST, & firmware updates The first thing I noticed when I turned it on was the speed at which is started, just seconds and I was at the main menu.
My old Sony Blu-ray player was one of the first so it was slow and I mean slow, like 2 minutes to boot it up.
Specifications: The Panasonic DMP-BD655 is ready to change your entertainment experience.
The DMP-BD655 features support for nearly any optical media you can throw at it, from Blu-ray with BD-Live w/BONUSVIEW to DVD-ROM, DVD±R, & DVD-RAM as well as CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
Composite and HDMI cables are what’s included, no component cables included.
The player is rather small, at least in compared to my other one which was a Sony BDP-S301.
Going to Other Functions takes you to the Setup menu with choices for Disc, Video, Audio, Display, TV/Device Connections, Network and Others.
Here’s the menus expanded if you want to see all of the options: Besides playing Blu-Rays and DVDs the DMP-BD655 features Viera Cast which is Panasonic’s internet channel system. On the first page you’ll find weather, Netflix, Fox (coming soon), You Tube, Picassa, Amazon Video and even Twitter.
In the middle is a fold down door that opens to reveal the SD card slot and USB port.