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Panasonic DMP-BD60K

Blu-ray Disc™ high-definition player

Item # 133BD60K

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 puts a wealth of entertainment options at your fingertips.

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 puts a wealth of entertainment options at your fingertips.

Discontinued item

Item # 133BD60K

About the Panasonic DMP-BD60K

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 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, movies and TV shows from Amazon Video On Demand, or view photos from friends and family on Google's Picasa Web Album.

The Panasonic DMP-BD60 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, movies and TV shows from Amazon Video On Demand, 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.

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Product highlights:

  • plays Blu-ray high-definition discs (selectable output resolution: 1080p signals available through HDMI output only; 720p/1080i signals available through HDMI or component video)
  • plays BD-ROM, and BD-R & BD-RE
  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, DVD+R & DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM
  • plays AVCHD high-def video files on home-burned DVDs and SD memory cards
  • plays CD, audio CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 CDs
  • plays digital photo CDs (JPEG)
  • selectable 720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for DVD
    (upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
  • UniPhier® processing for optimum video performance
  • built-in audio decoding to PCM for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, DTS-HD™, and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential
  • multichannnel audio PCM output via HDMI
  • bitstream audio output for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • BD-Java interactive capability
  • BD-Live and BonusView support (BD Profile 2.0) — additional content may be downloaded to an optional SD™ card or thumb drive
  • VIERA Cast™ for streaming content from Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube™, Google's Picasa™ Web Album, Bloomberg and a weather channel
  • HDMI digital output (combines video and multichannel audio with HDCP copy protection)
  • HDMI version 1.3 with Deep Color and x.v.Color™ support
  • VIERA Link™ for control of compatible Panasonic TVs and components via HDMI (HDMI-CEC)
  • 1 set of A/V outputs (composite video, component video, and HDMI)
  • stereo audio outputs
  • optical digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for accessing online content and features, and possible future upgrades (requires broadband connection)
  • front-panel SD memory card slot and USB port for playback of digital photos, AVCHD video, and MP3 music files, plus storage of BD-Live bonus materials downloaded from Internet
  • remote control (multibrand for TVs)
  • 16-15/16"W x 1-15/16"H x 11-5/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • viewing high-definition Blu-ray content requires an HDTV or HD-ready TV
  • plays "Region 1" DVDs and "Region A" Blu-ray Discs only
  • MFR # DMPBD60K

What's in the box:

  • Single-disc Blu-ray disc player
  • 5' AC power cord
  • N2QAYB000378 wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 47" A/V cable (RCA composite video and stereo audio connectors on each end)
  • Owner's Manual (English)
  • Product Registration card
  • Product Information card
  • Firmware updates note
  • "About the use of USB devices" note

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Features & specs

General
Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD
3D Capable
Internet Movie Streaming VIERA Cast
Built-in Wi-Fi N/A
DLNA Certified No
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output 1
Digital Coaxial Output None
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.3
Ethernet Ports Yes
Analog Audio Outputs 1 Pair
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs 1
RS-232C Port None

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Media Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
Internet Functions
Remote Control
Input and Output Notes

Media Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray disc player is playback compatible with many disc types which include:

  • BD-Video: pre-recorded Blu-ray disc
  • BD-ROM: version 2
  • BD-RE: version 3 (single layer, dual layer); JPEG
  • BD-R: version 2 (single layer, dual layer)
  • DVD-RAM: DVD video recording format, AVCHD format, JPEG
  • DVD-Video: pre-recorded DVD disc
  • DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-R DL: 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

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 CDs.

Note: 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.

Region Code: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. The DMP-BD60 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1.

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.

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.

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.

Video Features

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 errors
  • 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 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.

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.

  • Normal: normal output
  • Side Cut: black bars on the right and left sides of the 16:9 image disappear and the image is enlarged
  • Zoom: black bars on the top and bottom sides of the 4:3 image disappear and the image is enlarged

Picture Quality: The DMP-BD60 features five picture quality modes to choose from.

  • Normal: default setting
  • Soft: soft picture with fewer video artifacts
  • 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 picture)

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 or animation

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 discs.

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.

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.

Audio Features

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 settings.

Blu-ray Disc Audio Source HDMI Output Digital Optical Output 2ch Analog Output
Bitstream PCM Bitstream PCM
Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital/Dolby digital EX 5.1ch PCM Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital EX Down-Mixed 2-ch PCM 2ch
Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus 7.1ch PCM Dolby Digital
Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD 7.1ch PCM Dolby Digital
DTS Digital Surround/DTE-ES DTS Digital Surround/DTS-ES 5.1ch PCM DTS Digital Surround/DTS-ES
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1ch PCM DTS Digital Surround
DTS-HD Master Audio DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1ch PCM DTS Digital Surround
7.1ch LPCM 7.1ch PCM 7.1ch PCM 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. Surround 2.

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.

Fan Cooled: A fan on the back of the DMP-BD60 keeps the unit cool.

Internet Functions

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.

Remote Control

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 up/down.

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 480i.

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 rate.

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 JPEG playback.

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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