Released March, 2009
The Pros:Can play VHS tapes and upconvert them to 1080p. Profile 2.0. Allows limited Internet access.
The Cons:Identical to the Panasonic DMP-BD60 with the addition of VHS player. VHS player makes the unit look bulky. Unattractive remote.
The Panasonic DMP-BD70V is a Profile 2.0 HD blu-ray player based on PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus high-image processing technology that reproduces clear, vivid, and realistic colors for an enhanced entertainment experience.
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The second of three Panasonic DMP-BD players, the Panasonic DMP-BD70V is an upgrade from the Panasonic DMP-BD60 in that it features a built-in VHA player designed to scale any VHS recording up to 1080 HD. In all other ways, however, the DMP-BD70V is practically a duplicate of its peer.The Panasonic DMP-BD70V retails for a slightly more expensive $449.99 (versus 399.99) and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.
The DMP-BD70V also includes VIERA CAST technology that allows users to access the Internet without either an external box or PC, not to mention a VIERA Link that allows the user to operate their audio/video components through HDMI with just one remote. In addition, the DMP-BD70V features a high definition audio decoder (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential), an SD Memory card slot and USB slot that makes it simple for users to view/share digital images and HD video, high precision 4:4:4 signal technology which works alongside the Chroma Processor Plus to process each horizontal/video signal, Pixel Precision Progressive Processing that optimizes more than 15 billion pixels per second, 16-level motion detection to categorize the image motion of each pixel, diagonal processing to detect and correct diagonals, and 1080p up-conversion to up-convert content recorded in 480i/p or 720p format to 1080p. The DMP-BD70V also boasts 96kHz surround re-master to enhance sound quality, a playback information window for displaying detailed image information, an Auto Power Stand-By function, a Stand-By Power Save function, and a Quick Start function.
- HD Blu-Ray Player
- Built-In VHS Player
- PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus Technology
- Profile 2.0
- VIERA Cast Technology
- VIERA Link
- HDMI 1.3
- Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
- SD Memory Card Slot
- USB 2.0 Port
- 4:4:4 Signal Technology
- Pixel Precision Progressive Processing
- 16-Level Motion Detection
- Diagonal Processing
- 1080p Up-Conversion
- 96kHz Surround Re-Master
- Playback Information Window
- Auto Power Stand-By Function
- Stand-By Power Save Function
- Quick Start Function
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
User Reviews (7)
can play VHS tapes and upconvert them to 1080p
allows limited Internet access
not much more expensive than the non-VHS capable DMP-BD60
good for people with old home movies
Loading pictures from SD memory card is way too slow ! Can not play MP3 music files from SD memory card ! Generally speaking, all loading and navigation way too slow!
identical to the Panasonic DMP-BD60 with the addition of VHS player
VHS player makes the unit look bulky
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