DMP-BD80 http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/dmp-bd80/all en-GB Panasonic DMP-BD80 http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-dmp-bd80/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic&#039;s DMP-BD80 looks good on paper, but can it hold its own against the Blu-ray big hitters? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="792" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PanasonicDMP-BD80_0.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1500" height="697" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-dmp-bd80.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="390" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dmp-bd80angle.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="385" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic_dmp-bd80back.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The world of home cinema kit waits for no manufacturer, and Panasonic has always proved a pace-setter when it comes to Blu-ray players. </p> <p>But in the face of increasingly stiff competition, will the spec-heavy Panasonic DMP-BD80 be able to keep up?</p> <p><strong>Specification shines</strong></p> <p>Suffice to say there's no problem with specification. This is one of only a handful of players that boasts multichannel analogue outputs.</p> <p>If your AV amp doesn't have an HDMI input or support HD audio over HDMI, the BD80 can decode onboard and send via analogue outputs.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A worthy contender, but the BD80 is edged out against the very best in its class</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/panasonic-dmp-bd80 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-dmp-bd80/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-dmp-bd80/review#comments Blu-ray and DVD DMP-BD80 Panasonic Thu, 15 Oct 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13476 at http://www.stuff.tv