Blu-ray Disc ™ Player with 7.1ch Lossless Decode and Analog Output, BD-Live, SD Card Slot


Blu-ray Disc ™ Player with PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus, 7.1ch Lossless Decode and Analog Output, BD-Live, VIERA Link ™, SD Card Slot

SpecificationsExpand All

    • FORMAT:
    • BD-ROM Playback
    • BD-RE / BD-RE DL
    • BD-R/BD-R DL
    • DVD Playback
    • DVD-RAM Playback
    • DVD-R/-RW/-R(DL) Playback
    • +R/+R(DL)/+RW Playback
    • CD, CD-R/-RW Playback
    • SD Memory Card
    • VIDEO:
    • PHL Reference Chroma Processor
    • P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD)
    • Precise Pixel Generation
    • 16-Level Motion Detection w/ Pixel-Based Motion Adaptive
    • Diagonal Processing
    • 3:2/2:2 Pull-Down Progressive Processing
    • i/p Conversion for 1080p Playback
    • Up-conversion to 1080p Playback
    • Video D/A Converter
    • Progressive Scan
    • Digital Noise Reduction
    • 1080/24p Playback
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color™
    • Picture Mode
    • Picture Adjustment
    • AUDIO:
    • Audio D/A Converter
    • Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus Decoder
    • Dolby® True HD Decoder
    • DTS/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoder
    • 96kHz Surround Re-Master
    • Advanced Surround (V.S.S.)
    • Night Surround Mode
    • Dialogue Enhancer
    • Dynamic Range Compression
    • Super Hi Speed Scan
    • Audio/JPEG Navigation Menu
    • VIERA Link (HDAVI Control 3)
    • HDMI™
    • Component Video Out (Y, PB, PR)
    • Video Out
    • 7.1ch Audio Out
    • 2ch Audio Out
    • Digital Audio Out
    • SD Memory Card Slot
    • Ethernet for Network
    • Audio S/N
    • Dynamic Range
    • Power Source
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight


DMP-BD55K is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Addition Best player, hands down. Only to be out done by the DMP-BD80. But that's because of the web enabled features and the USB port. Only wish the 55k had the USB port. Not really into the web streaming. This was a great addition to compliment my home theater. I debated between this model and the PS3 as my blu-ray choices. I wanted to get the full use of the HD audio codecs so the Panasonic won out due to it having the analog outs I needed to match with my receiver. It was a Christmas present, and I am very fortunate as they quickly sold out all over. Panasonic has consistently produced some of the best disc players since the beginnings of DVD. They continue with Blu-Ray!
Date published: 2009-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality - Quality - QUALITY When I first started looking to purchase my first Blu-Ray player I snubbed my nose at Panasonic. I continued to do research and kept circling back to Panasonic and I am glad I did! I purchased this player and a TH-42PZ85U and performance of these two products far exceeds my expectations. It is a pure shame this Blu-Player and TV have been discontinued but I am sure Panasonic is going to replace it with an even better product. If you can find this player still out there scoop it up quickly before it leaves the shelf.
Date published: 2009-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect in every way I bought myself an early Christmas present in 2008 and this is my first Blu-ray player ever. I did a lot of research and read ton's of reviews on all brands of BD players and every time it had me coming back to this BD55 player from Panasonic. I have enjoyed owning this Blu-ray player for 4 month's now. The lossless audio quality is amazing. The picture was to be expect for a Blu-ray player.. stunning. *Only huge down side is that Panasonic no longer makes this wonderful player. If they did.. I would not hesitate to purchase another one.
Date published: 2009-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Picture quality is unbelievable and I would have never thought that the sound could be that much better than DVD or CD, dynamics are much much higher than I have heard I am running the audio through 4 stewart amp's creating 5.1 surround at 800 watts per channel and sub bridged at 2400 watts and center set up like sub but turned way down. Unbelievable you are listening to conversations at normal volumes then the race scene starts and the sheet rock starts to crumble the amazing thing is that it is the first cd, dvd and now blu-ray player that does not skip in this situation before I have had to put the player in a separate room. Great product for the price.
Date published: 2009-02-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not enough SD options! I wanted my Blu-ray player to also be able to play MUSIC. Not just from a CD. But from my music cards that are all SD. Why even bother to put an SD slot in if it's only for showing pictures? How hard can it be to also have it play MP3, WMA, WAV, etc.? Very lame.
Date published: 2009-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I previously bought the Pioneer BDP-51FD had nothng but problems with it. Would not play DVD's that had played on a Panasonic S97S up-scaling player. The Panasonic DMP-55K played all those discs that the Pioneer would not and out performed the Pioneer in picture quality and over-all ease of use. My receiver does not support HDMI audio, so the 7.1 analog output work perfectly for me. It also as High-End quality CD play-back, as well.
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Products I puchased this unit along with the Panasonic 58" Plasma TV TH-58PZ850U. Together, these 2 units are phenominal in picture quality and performance. I highly recommend both items. I have additionl TV comments in a review for that item.
Date published: 2008-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great player This player performs very well. Load speed is good, audio and video are great. Style is quite good also. My only problem was I had trouble making a copy of the firmware update(my player is not yet hooked up to the internet). However, Panasonic is sending me a copy. Outside of that, no complaints.
Date published: 2008-11-30
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Owner's Manuals
  • What do I do in the unit has no power?
    If the unit is not powering on, remove the power cord plug from any power strip it may be connected to and plug directly into the wall outlet.
  • What should I do if my Blu-ray player freezes or locks-up?
    If your Blu-ray player is not responding then do as follows:

    1. Unplug all cables and USB devices from the player.
    2. Unplug the power, wait about 30 seconds then reconnect.

    We recommend connecting the player (wired) to your network and attempt updating its Firmware again.
  • Why is a "No Read" error message appearing on my players display?

    Ensure that the surface of the disc is not dirty, scratched or smudged, or try another disc and see what happens. If the product is unable to play all discs, then it will require servicing.

    If you elect to have your Blu-ray Player, DVD Recorder or Home Theater System serviced, please contact Panasonic via email before sending your unit in at Be sure and provide the model number of your player and a description of what is wrong with the unit. This condition is usually a repair issue and depending on the units age it may or may not be possible due to parts availability.

    If you decide to have your player serviced:

    Click here to submit a repair request. Be sure to have your model number directly from your device and include any hyphens or suffixes ex. DMC-G1A.


    Ship your product to:

    Panasonic Factory Service Center
    4900 George McVay Drive
    Suite B; Door-12
    McAllen, TX 78503

    Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.

    Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).

    Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.

    Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:


    Please reference your Service Job number when contacting. You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.

  • Why does the message, "SET1", "SET2" or "SET3", display on the player when I press a button on the remote control?
    The remote control and main unit are using different codes. On the remote control, press and hold [OPTION] and the following button at the same time for more than 5 seconds depending on the indication SET 1: [G], SET 2: [B], SET 3: [Y].


    On the remote control, press and hold [OK] and the corresponding number [1], [2] or [3] for "SET 1", "SET 2" or "SET 3" respectively.
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