You have never heard or seen video this crisp,
clear and Stunning. With details that are unreal, and colors so
vibrant you will be shocked, this player is truly one of the best
Home Media players you can own. It not only plays Blu-Ray DVDs in
HD on your Hdtv, but will also upconverts all your other DVD
movies to HD so you can watch them on your TV in HD quality.
Best of all our modification to this player will
make it compatible with Pal, NTSC or Secam DVD discs from anywhere
in the world. This includes Standard dvd's from anywhere in the
world; From any of the 8 regions as well as Blu-Ray discs from
anywhere in the world Including Regions A, B, and C. There is
no original Store bought Blu-Ray disc or Standard DVD disc that
this player will not play*.
(please see tv compatibility. If your tv does not support pal
and you are playing a pal disc you will need a video converter.
Please see package 2 above to purchase a video converter with this
See how good your HDTV can really look with the
Panasonic DMP-BD60. This powerful player takes advantage of Blu-ray
Disc technology to deliver a gorgeous picture that's even more
vibrant and detailed than high-definition television broadcasts.
It also supports the latest Blu-ray format enhancements, which
allow features such as picture-in-picture with upcoming compatible
discs. A front-panel slot makes easy it to display photos and
videos from SD™ memory cards on your television screen.
The Panasonic DMP-BD60k Region Free puts a wealth
of entertainment options at your fingertips. This versatile player
brings you the top-notch picture and sound of Blu-ray, lets you
enjoy your DVD and CD collections, and displays photos and videos
saved on an SD card or thumb drive. If you have a broadband
Internet connection, you can take advantage of Panasonic's VIERA
Cast technology to watch your favorite YouTube videos or view
photos from friends and family on Google's Picasa Web Album.
The DMP-BD60's stunning picture comes courtesy of
Panasonic's UniPhier video processor. This powerful processor uses
16-level motion detection to ensure images remain blur-free during
fast-paced scenes, and removes jagged edges on diagonal lines for
smooth, realistic contours. It also delivers vivid colors that are
faithful to the original film, bringing the theater experience
home like never before.
If you have a home theater receiver with an
HDMI input, you can also enjoy electrifying audio to complete
the high-definition experience. This player decodes Dolby
TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks, for surround sound
that's identical to the movie studio's original master.
Panasonic Black Blu-ray Player,
Model DMP-BD60K Region Free DVD Player
Blu-Ray code free dvd player
BD-ROM, BD-R & BD-RE, DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW,
DVD+R & DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM playback
720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for DVD (HDMI
UniPhier® processing for optimum video
Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD,
DTS®, DTS-HD™, and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential decoding
Multichannnel audio PCM output via HDMI
BD-Java interactive capability
BD-Live and BonusView support (BD Profile 2.0)
VIERA Cast™ for streaming content from YouTube™,
Google's Picasa™ Web Album, Bloomberg and a weather channel
HDMI version 1.3 with Deep Color and x.v.Color™
VIERA Link™ for control of compatible Panasonic
TVs and components via HDMI (HDMI-CEC)
Front-panel SD memory card slot and USB port
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray
Disc (BD) is a high-definition disc format designed to take
advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to
1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 40 mbps.
Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
Better picture quality: Blu-ray
Disc is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p,
1080i, or 1080p resolution. While standard DVDs look very good
on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not
even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc
delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with
deeper, richer colors.
Better sound quality: In
addition to the same multi-channel sound formats you're
accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc
offers Dolby Digital Plus and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
Much greater storage capacity:
What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is
the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A
single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over
five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray
Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High
Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus
high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and
material that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
Compatibility with your current disc
collections: To ensure backward-compatibility with your
existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser
mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray
Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio
Future Compatibility: As Blu-Ray
technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced
functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy
this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the
firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become
available for downloading from the Internet.
PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus:
The Panasonic DMP-BD60 features technology that
reproduces movies with colors that are exceptionally faithful to
the original. This advanced technology, incorporated in the
unit's PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus video processor, was
developed after more than 15 years of collaboration between
Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory and professional cinema studios in
Hollywood. With PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus, you can view
content on Blu-ray Discs and enjoy crisp, vivid colors that are
extremely close to the original.
P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive
Processing for HD): Panasonic's P4HD processes more that
15 billion pixels per second to render high-quality progressive
images, express motion smoothly, and draw sharp diagonal lines.
The following makeup P4HD:
Precise Pixel Generator: pixel
information is compared to as many as 60 surrounding pixels to
ensure accurate progressive conversion
Motion Detection: 16-Level
Motion Detection with Pixel-Based Motion Adaptive categorizes
the image motion of each pixel into one of 16 levels, from still
to super fast to best suit the motion, minimizing conversion
Diagonal Processing: P4HD
detects diagonal lines and corrects each pixel accordingly
3:2 Pull-Down: film sources are
sensed instantly to optimize processing
1080p Up-Conversion: through
the HDMI output any disc can be output as 1080p
Video D/A Converter: The
148.5KHz/12-bit Video D/A Converter technology renders ultra-fine
images with smooth gradation and reproduces crisp, natural colors
that are extremely faithful to the original movie.
1080/24P HDMI Output: Many
BD-Video movie contents are recorded in 24 frames per second in
accordance with the film material. This unit support 1080/24P
video through its HDMI output so you can enjoy high-quality video
with improved clarity and enhanced perspective.
Deep Color: The DMP-BD60's Region
Free International Version HDMI output is Deep Color compatible,
with 4,096 steps of gradation for even smoother, finer-quality
images that meet Hollywood's stringent demands, so you can
experience movies just the way they were meant to be experienced.
x.v.Color: The DMP-BD60 supports
x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when they become
available in the future.
Disc Compatibility: The DMP-BD60
Code Free international version is playback compatible with many
disc types which include:
BD-Video: pre-recorded Blu-ray
BD-ROM: version 2
BD-RE: version 3 (single layer,
dual layer); JPEG
BD-R: version 2 (single layer,
DVD-RAM: DVD video recording
format, AVCHD format, JPEG
DVD-Video: pre-recorded DVD
DVD-Video format, DVD-Video Recording format, AVCHD format, MP3
(DVD-RW not supported), JPEG (DVD-RW not supported)
DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL: DVD
Video, AVCHD format
CD-Audio: pre-recorded CD-DA
CD-R/RW: CD-DA, JPEG, MP3
Copy Protection: Blu-ray Disc
uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent
unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.
MP3 Playback: This unit will play
MP3 audio files recorded onto DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R, and CD-RW
discs using ISO 9660 level 1 or 2 (except extended formats), or
Joliet formats. Compatible bit rates include 32-320 kbps with
sampling frequencies of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz. The unit also supports
ID3 tags version 1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4. The unit also allows MP3
playback using its USB port.
JPEG Playback: This unit will
play JPEG still picture files recorded onto BD-RE, DVD-RAM, CD-R,
or CD-RW disc using UDF 2.0, UDF 2.5 ISO 9660 level 1 or 2 (except
extended formats), or Joliet formats. The unit will also play JPEG
still images recorded onto an SD-card or USB mass storage device.
Pixel resolutions between 34 x 34 and 8192 x 8192 are supported.
You can view still images in one at a time, in an index mode or
slide-show fashion. Still images can also be rotated and zoomed.
If you are viewing still images from an USB device, you can insert
a music CD into the player for background music.
Note: Motion JPEG and
Progressive JPEG is not supported.
AVCHD Playback: The DMP-BD60
supports playback of AVCHD video recorded onto DVD-R, DVD-RW,
DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, and DVD-RAM discs, as well as
SD/SDHC memory cards. AVCHD is a new format for high definition
video cameras that can be used to record and play high-resolution
HD images (up to 1080i) via efficient data compression coding
technology. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is used to compress the video data
while Dolby Digital or Linear PCM is used to compress the audio
data. The result is image resolution of approximately 4.5 times
that of standard definition image quality.
SD Card Slot: The convenient SD
card slot on the front panel of the DMP-BD60 allows easy viewing
of high-definition/standard-definition videos and photos on your
HDTV that have been recorded on an SD card in MPEG2, AVCHD, or
JPEG format by your digital camcorder or camera. The SD card slot
supports SD cards (8MB-2GB), SDHC cards (4GB-32GB), or mini/micro
SD cards (with adapter) formatted in FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32. The
player will recognize up to 9999 picture contents and 300 folders
stored on a compatible SD card.
USB Port: There is a USB port on
the front panel which allows playback of MP3 and JPEG files from a
connected USB mass storage device or Panasonic digital camera via
a USB cable. The MP3 audio and JPEG photo files must be recorded
in FAT12, FAT16 or FAT 32 file systems. The DMP-BD60 will support
USB devices up to 128GB.
Note: This unit does not
support USB charging.
Resume Play: Resume play allows
you to resume playback of a disc from the point where you last
stopped. The stopping point is cleared when the Stop button is
pressed more than once or the disc tray is opened.
TV Aspect Ratio: You can set the
player's video output to match the type of television you have
connected. You can choose from 4:3 Pan&Scan, 4:3 Letterbox, 16:9
Widescreen or 16:9 Full.
Screen Aspect: When black bars
are shown at the top, bottom, left, and rights sides of the
screen, you can enlarge the image to fill the screen. You can set
the Blu-ray player to one of three settings.
Picture Quality: The DMP-BD60
features five picture quality modes to choose from.
Normal: default setting
Soft: soft picture with fewer
Fine: details are sharper
Cinema: mellows movies,
enhances detail in dark scenes
User: manually adjust the
Brightness (brightens the picture), Sharpness (sharpens edges of
the horizontal lines), Color (adjusts the shade of the picture's
color) Gamma (adjusts brightness of dark portion of screen), 3D
NR (reduces the rough noise in the background for greater
depth), and Integrated NR (smoothes block noise and reduces the
smudging that appears around contrasting sections of the
Black Level Control: You can
select Lighter or Darker for adjusting the Black Level Control to
the desired setting for picture enhancement.
Progressive Output Auto Detection:
DVD-Videos are recorded using either film or video. This
unit can determine which type has been used then uses the most
suitable method of progressive output.
Film: recorded at 24 frames per
second (recorded at 30 frames per second as well); generally
appropriate for motion picture films
Video: recorded at 30 frames/60
fields per second; generally appropriate for TV drama programs
BonusView: Some BD-video disc
copy data to other media (local storage) and then play the
secondary video, secondary audio and subtitles (sub contents)
simultaneously. These functions are known as BonusView. Sub
contents are automatically recorded to other media from the disc
prior to playing the virtual package. Playback methods vary
depending on BD-discs. This player uses its SD card slot along
with an optional SD-card to copy data from applicable BD-video
Picture-in-Picture: This function
of BD-video will play the primary video and secondary video
simultaneously. The function is capable of playing the original
movie as the primary video while playing video commentary from the
film director on a smaller screen as a secondary video.
BD-Live: The unit's Ethernet port
lets you connect the player directly to the Internet to access
bonus material available on some Blu-ray movies known as BD-Live.
The BD-Live, a new BD-Video function allows you to use the
following interactive functions when connected to the Internet -
movie trailers, subtitles and BD-J. Special video data may be
played back while they are downloaded to an inserted SD card.
Note: In order to enjoy these bonus features, you may need to
update your player with the latest firmware.
VIERA Cast: Using the Blu-ray
player's rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet port you can access select
internet services (TV content) via VIERA Cast, a web menu that's
built into the DMP-BD60, and the internet. With Panasonic's VIERA
Cast technology, you can enjoy online content like Amazon Video On
Demand, YouTube videos, Picasa Web Albums, stock information
(Bloomberg) and weather through the Blu-ray player's easy-to-use,
built-in Web interface. No extra equipment is required; just surf
the Web using the supplied remote control (no PC required). In
addition, the VIERA Cast menu will self-update as soon as new
online content becomes available.
Note: VIERA Cast requires a
Broadband high-speed Internet service of no less than 1.5 Mbps
for SD image quality and 6Mbps for HD picture quality. Dial-up
Internet services cannot be used for VIERA Cast.
192kHz/24-bit Audio DAC: Thanks
to a 192kHz 24bit audio digital-analog converter and high quality
insulators, electrolytic capacitors, copper-foil film capacitors
and ultra-low-impedance electrolytic capacitors, the DMP-BD60
delivers exciting surround effects and lifelike ambience for your
Home Theatre Entertainment System.
7.1 CH Surround Decoders: In
addition to the built-in standard Dolby Digital and DTS decoders,
the DMP-BD60 has Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, and DTS-HD
decoders as well. Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, and DTS-HD
are higher quality sound tracks (than Dolby Digital and DTS) and
support up to 7.1 channels. The DMP-BD60 will support up to 7.1
channels through its HDMI output. It is limited to only 5.1
channel output through the unit's optical digital outputs. In this
case, the DMP-BD60 will extract 5.1 channels from the newer Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD 7.1 channels formats. The
audio output differs as follows when playing back a Blu-ray disc,
depending on the surround format, output jack and the selected
Blu-ray Disc Audio Source
Digital Optical Output
2ch Analog Output
Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital/Dolby digital EX
Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital EX
Down-Mixed 2-ch PCM
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround/DTE-ES
DTS Digital Surround/DTS-ES
DTS Digital Surround/DTS-ES
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS Digital Surround
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Digital Surround
Down-mixed 2ch PCM
Virtual Surround: When watching a
DVD recorded in Dolby Digital (minimum two channels) virtual
surround offers a surround-like effect using only two speakers.
There are two Virtual Surround Modes - V. Surround 1 and V.
Re-Master: The purpose of the
Re-Master function is to reproduce audio signals lost in
recording, resulting in sound closer to the original. There are
three settings Re-master 1, Re-master 2, Re-master 3 and Off.
Dialogue Enhancer: When the
Dialogue Enhancer feature is activated, the volume of the center
channel is raised to make dialogue easier to hear.
Dynamic Range Control: You can
use this feature for late night viewing when watching a Dolby
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital TrueHD movie.
Dynamic range is the difference between the lowest level of sound
that can be heard above the noise of the equipment and the highest
level of sound before distortion occurs. Dynamic range compression
means reducing the gap between the loudest and softest sounds so
you can listen at low volumes but still hear dialogue clearly.
Parental Control: You can prevent
certain DVD discs and BD discs from being played back on the
DMP-BD60 by entering a custom user 4-digit password and using the
rating system provided by the player for DVD and Blu-ray discs.
DVD discs can be set to a level of 0 to 8 while Blu-ray discs have
a rating of 0 to 254.
Display Brightness: The units FL
display can be set to three brightness modes - Bright (brightens
display), Dim (dims display), or Auto (display is dimmed during
playback and bright when not in playback).
Off Timer: You can select how
long the unit remains on when it is not being used. You can select
between 2 hours, 6 hours or turn this feature completely off.
Fan Cooled: A fan on the back of
the DMP-BD60 keeps the unit cool.
The Region Free Panasonic DMP-BD60k Blu-ray
dvd player has a Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote
is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions
on multiple brand TVs. Once programmed, the remote controls the
TV's power on/off, input select, volume up/down, and channel
VIERA Link (HDAVI Control): When
connected to an HDAVI compatible Panasonic TV or receiver via the
HDMI cable, many functions of the two components are linked
together. This allows the DMP-BD60 to control the TV or receiver's
power on, input switching, power off, etc.
Input and Output Notes
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface): The unit's HDMI simplifies A/V connections by
carrying video and digital audio all in one cable. This unit
features HDCP copyright protection technology, and must be
connected to an HDCP-compliant device. If your TV has a DVI input
instead of an HDMI input, you can connect this unit to your TV
using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. You will also need to connect audio
cables to the player because DVI is a video only cable. The menu
has these setup options for the HDMI output:
Video Mode: turns the HDMI
video output on or off; when HDMI is on, the component output is
fixed at 480i
Resolution: resolution can be
fixed at 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p, or set to Auto, which
selects the resolution best suited to the connected television
RGB Range: RGB output range is
set to Standard or Enhanced, Enhanced offers more distinct
blacks and whites and is useful when the TV only supports RGB
Audio: HDMI audio must be
turned off when using the optical or coaxial digital output
Control: turn on if connected
by HDMI to a component supporting HDAVI Control
Component Video: The component
video resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i. When
the HDMI output is turned on the component resolution is fixed at
Composite Video: The composite
video output is always live and fixed at 480i. It can output video
when playing a Blu-ray Disc.
Digital Audio Output: The Audio
menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed
through the optical and HDMI outputs. Three separate settings
instruct Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD,
and DTS soundtracks to output Bitstream or 2-channel PCM audio. 96
kHz audio signals can be down sampled to 48 kHz if the connected
amplifier or pre-amp will not accept signals at that sampling
Analog Audio Output: There is one
pair of stereo RCA outputs for connecting the audio of the DVD
player to your TV or stereo receiver.
Ethernet Port (LAN):
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet port which lets you connect the
player directly to the Internet to access bonus material available
on some Blu-ray movies.
USB Port: This unit features a
front-panel USB type-A port for connected a USB mass storage
device or a Panasonic digital camera via USB cable for MP3, or
SD Card Slot: There is an SD card
slot located on the front panel of the player behind a fold-down
panel that will accept SD, SDHC, MiniSD (with adapter), MicroSD
(with adapter) cards.
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Region Free Blu-ray
Buying a region Free blu-ray player is a bit confusing at first.
The 3 main factors that need to be understood is Blu-ray regional coding,
Standard DVD Regional coding, and Pal To NTSC conversion. The great thing about
this player is that it will play any region blu-ray and any region standard DVD
movie. Friends of mind purchased players from sellers on Amazon and ebay saying
that the player would do all this, but it was not true. I can say I have tested
this player with Region A and B blu-ray movies, and Region 0, 1, 2, and 4
standard dvd movies and it plays everything flawlessly. I purchased the package
2 with the video converter since my tv was a Samsung NTSC tv purchased in the
USA at best buy. Connection was pretty simple and it is extremely easy to use.
Very Nice blu-ray player
(Hoboken, NJ USA)
I'd give it 5 stars if it had the pal to ntsc video converter built
into the unit. It still works great, but to play Pal movies from Europe
on a tv from the states you do need to have a video converter hooked up.
It's pretty simple to connect too. Works wonderful. Picture quality is
the best I've ever seen. Picture image is absolutely stunning.
I'm repeat customer
(Los Angeles, CA)
I'm a Australian living in the USA. My first Sampo dvd player
purchased from you folks was 10 years ago. Which still by the way is working!!!
Since then I have purchased a HDMI Pioneer player which I was also very happy
with. My latest purchase is this blu-ray. I allows me to play Regular discs and
Blu-ray discs from anywhere. Wonderful quality picture and sound. Really easy to
setup. And your first class sales people are always helpful. Way to go guys.
Plays everything, best bang for your buck
Easy Setup, plays all region DVD and BLu-ray. Tried some from
Europe, as well as the States everything works. You Tube and Vierra cast is a
added plus. I'm going to buy another for my basement.
FAST SHIPPING, Easy setup, and excellent phone support
I called in to order this player on Thursday morning. Took the
free shipping option and it delivered on Sat!!!? I was pleasantly surprised.
Being 68 years young, I decided to call into to tech support rather then read
the manual. Setup was a breeze, less then 3 minutes. It plays my BBC blu-ray
discs from UK and my USA discs. You guys are great.
Extremely happy with service
(San Diego, CA)
Purchased this player for my wife who has a lot of German
movies. Plays everything great. Needed the video converter to watch German
movies on my TV. Shipping was really fast, and I had no problems setting it up.
What's best is my wife is happy, and when she spends time at home watching her
German movies, I can go have guys night out!
Just moved in from Europe, great company and product
I just recently relocated to the States from Europe. Brought a
lot of movies with me and brought my TV. Purchased this DVD player and it plays
all me European movies and ones I rented here in Houston. Also I purchased the
video converter package, but didn't end up needing the video converter. My TV
from Europe played NTSC discs from the USA and the European movies with this
player perfectly. I returned the converter and got a $150 refund, with no
hassle. That was great service.