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Thebes's Avatar Thebes
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Hi

Some information about the panasonic BDT500 successor from France :

http://www.hdfever.fr/2014/01/14/panasonic-dmp-bdt700/

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hdfever.fr%2F2014%2F01%2F14%2Fpanasonic-dmp-bdt700%2F

This player was at CES, but there was no real release by Panasonic, :


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Anyone know if there is a replacement planned for the Panasonic DMP BDT500? The Panasonic BDT500 has been out for a few years and with the recent price drops I figure something must be in the works.
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Specifications at a glance:
• Blu-ray 1080p-compatible 4K
• reader 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD, CD
• 4K Upscaling 2160/24p and 2160/60p
• Two HDMI 2.0 CEC compatible 3D 180/24p, 2160/24p and 2160/60p
• New UniPhier SoC MN2WS0220 and Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
• 4K Chroma Direct Up Conversion
• Play 4K videos and pictures 4K
• 7.1 Analog output: 4 DACs 192 khz and 32 bit
• All-aluminum chassis and isolated (RFI / EMI) with anti-vibration feet
• Touchscreen remote
• 96kHz Surround Re upsampling-Master, Improved and see many DSP
• Compatible Miracats
• Multimedia USB / UPnP and Samba (Client / Server): MKV, H264, HEVC, AVI, M2TS, TS, Divx Plus HD, MP3, Flac, 4K JPEG, XviD, AVCHD, AAC, WMA
• Wi-Fi and integrated Wi-Fi Direct

Available in May 2014 RRP unspecified for the moment. More info as soon as possible ...


I wonder what the price will be... smile.gif
bakerwi's Avatar bakerwi
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I hope they improve on the analog implementation. Marketing 32bit DACs doesn't qualify as being audiophile if not implemented properly. It will probably MRSP bbetween $250.00 and $350.00, so I know this limits what can be done with the analog implementation, but the DMP-BDT500 was a step back from some of the earlier models that supported 7.1 analog. I have the BDT-500, but because of the limitations I am limited on where I can set it up in my house.
Thebes's Avatar Thebes
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Hi,

some real pictures of that player are available here :

http://www.avcesar.com/actu/id-13486/panasonic-dmp-bdt700-platine-bd-3d-2-x-hdmi-20-ultra-hd-miracast.html






ti-triodes's Avatar ti-triodes
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It's about time the 500 gets replaced, but it will have to do a lot more than upscale to 4K to get me interested. And they're still keeping the crappy touchscreen remote. rolleyes.gif
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat
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Looks very nice, nice to see HDMI 2.0, hopefully it makes it here in North America.
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Ugh...Have they kept the flip down front lid design too? I can't tell if it looks worse or better than the BDT500. And here I was thinking about picking up a cheap DMP-BDT360 or even a BD91 just to have updated Vierra Connect. They never released updated apps for the older blu-ray players and they are woefully out of date now. Amazon streaming app is from 2011 and is a bare minimum implementation. Does anyone know if this experience improves with the newer models?
kristoffer77's Avatar kristoffer77
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Looks really good! No word on price?
Thebes's Avatar Thebes
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Hi,

I have no information about the price in USA.

But in Europe the "MSRP" is 599 €.

Previously, the DMP-BDT500 was at launch (always in Europe) at 449 € .
artur9's Avatar artur9
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Hopefully it'll play MKV with hidef audio in it.

Or, at least, be less finicky about what it will play when served by DLNA.
gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek
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That thing looks nice.
g3burns's Avatar g3burns
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I also think it looks nice. I have a Pioneer receiver and was hoping by now they would have announced their new players. All I've seen in a replacement for the BDP-LX55. But that won't be out until after this summer. I hope the Panasonic is priced about the same as the player its replacing.


teachsac's Avatar teachsac
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We picked up on the first details of the DMP-BDT700 in February, and Panasonic has now confirmed details and the design. The Blu-ray player supports 4K in up to 60 fps and can process a 4K signal from start to end without downscaling. Panasonic is not making it clear why this is necessary as current Blu-ray discs cannot store 4K content, but Panasonic says that it is possible to reproduce 4K photos from a camera in all their glory. Full HD Blu-ray discs will also be upscaled to 4K.

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1395645206

S~
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Wish it did SACD.
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As far as I know, the DMP-BDT700 will not be released in America.

From what I can see now, the DMP-BDT700 with the new Uniphier chipset will only available in localized editions for France, Germany and United Kingdom which basically means: Europe only wink.gif

I think that's a censequence of prices dropping too fast on the American market because most American people are just looking for cheap low cost devices.
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Originally Posted by antivirus View Post

As far as I know, the DMP-BDT700 will not be released in America.

From what I can see now, the DMP-BDT700 with the new Uniphier chipset will only available in localized editions for France, Germany and United Kingdom which basically means: Europe only wink.gif

I think that's a censequence of prices dropping too fast on the American market because most American people are just looking for cheap low cost devices.



Also due to the contraction of the physical media market caused by faster than expected growth in streaming/downloads?

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248082/Bye_bye_Blu_ray_Video_on_demand_and_streaming_options_are_gaining_on_you_
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antivirus View Post

As far as I know, the DMP-BDT700 will not be released in America.

From what I can see now, the DMP-BDT700 with the new Uniphier chipset will only available in localized editions for France, Germany and United Kingdom which basically means: Europe only wink.gif

I think that's a censequence of prices dropping too fast on the American market because most American people are just looking for cheap low cost devices.



Also due to the contraction of the physical media market caused by faster than expected growth in streaming/downloads?

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248082/Bye_bye_Blu_ray_Video_on_demand_and_streaming_options_are_gaining_on_you_

I don't think so because Panasonic has released entry level players (DMP-BD81/91, DMT-BDT360) with Mediatek chipsets for the American market, just the higher level DMP-BDT700 with the new Uniphier chipset will not be released in America.

It wouldn't be clever to develop a new device without releasing it to all available markets if there isn't an important reason.

If you cannot get back the manufacturing costs from specific markets because the customers in these markets won't pay your price, you will have to focus on other markets.
Hugo S's Avatar Hugo S
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Hi,

A presentation of the Pana BDT700 (in French) :

http://www.hdfever.fr/2014/06/18/rec...ic-dmp-bdt700/

Hugo
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The "TRUE" flagship players from Panasonic and Sony are most likely not make it's way to the American market which doesn't make any freaking sense judging by what Sony said in statement last month, and I quote:

" Sony said it would register an impairment charge of 25bn yen (£145m) in its first-quarter results, "primarily due to demand for physical media contracting faster than anticipated, mainly in the European Union".

Mainly in Europe? So why these high end players like the Sony S7200 and the Panny 1700 are only being released in Europe if the market for Blu ray is contracting "mainly in Europe"?

Whatever Sony.....
Hugo S's Avatar Hugo S
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Hi,

First test of the Panasonic BDT 700 (in French) :

http://www.audiovideohd.fr/tests/374...-BDT700-0.html

Hugo
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Multi Region/Zone, UOP/PUO free versions also available:

Panasonic DMP-BDT700EB 3D All Zone Multi Region 4K 7.1 Ch 2 HDMI Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DMP-BDT700EB MULTIREGION Blu-ray Player

There's also a stand alone enhanced firmware upgrade with similar features available for this player but the moderator here doesn't want links to the site being posted. Google is your friend.
ti-triodes's Avatar ti-triodes
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Multi Region/Zone, UOP/PUO free versions also available:

Panasonic DMP-BDT700EB 3D All Zone Multi Region 4K 7.1 Ch 2 HDMI Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DMP-BDT700EB MULTIREGION Blu-ray Player

There's also a stand alone enhanced firmware upgrade with similar features available for this player but the moderator here doesn't want links to the site being posted. Google is your friend.

For that price, I'd buy an Oppo.
bakerwi's Avatar bakerwi
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Multi Region/Zone, UOP/PUO free versions also available:

Panasonic DMP-BDT700EB 3D All Zone Multi Region 4K 7.1 Ch 2 HDMI Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DMP-BDT700EB MULTIREGION Blu-ray Player

There's also a stand alone enhanced firmware upgrade with similar features available for this player but the moderator here doesn't want links to the site being posted. Google is your friend.


Using yesterday's exchange rate of 1.70 that would $918.47 USD. Ouch!
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Using yesterday's exchange rate of 1.70 that would $918.47 USD. Ouch!
LOL...

That's the result of the FED's "Quantitative easing". Sooner or later you won't get anything for the green toilet paper

Anyway, it doesn't matter because the DMP-BDT700 is not available in America so don't worry.
Hugo S's Avatar Hugo S
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Hi,

The excellent Panasonic BDT700 got the Best BluRay Player EISA 2014/2015 Award :

http://www.eisa.eu/awards/home-theat...015.html#award

Hugo
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Hi,The excellent Panasonic BDT700 got the Best BluRay Player EISA 2014/2015 Award : http://www.eisa.eu/awards/home-theat...015.html#award Hugo
Those awards are not worth a dam

I would buy an OPPO for that price, plus we won't see it in the US
Hugo S's Avatar Hugo S
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by wse View Post
Those awards are not worth a dam

I would buy an OPPO for that price, plus we won't see it in the US
You're perfectly right concerning these awards... but as we have the choice in Europe... I bought the Pana 700...

Hugo
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Does anyone know if this can be made codefree for DVDs?
Hugo S's Avatar Hugo S
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Does anyone know if this can be made codefree for DVDs?
Owning a European Pana 700, I can confirm that I made it DVDs codefree, with the same standard Panasonic procedure that can be found on the web.

Hugo
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