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Panasonic DMP-BD60GN Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic blu-ray disc player operating instructions
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Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Region management information
For Australia and New Zealand
This unit plays BD-Video
marked with labels
containing the region code B.
For Middle East
This unit plays BD-Video
marked with labels
containing the region code B.
For Asia
This unit plays BD-Video
marked with labels
containing the region code A.
The illustration shows the image of DMP-BD80.

Operating Instructions

Blu-ray Disc Player
Model No.
This unit plays DVD-Video
marked with labels containing the
region number "4" or "ALL".
This unit plays DVD-Video
marked with labels containing the
region number "2" or "ALL".
This unit plays DVD-Video
marked with labels containing the
region number "3" or "ALL".


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Dear customer Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. Region management information For Australia and New Zealand BD-Video: Example:...
  • Page 2: Caution For Ac Mains Lead

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Placement Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These conditions can damage the cabinet and other components, thereby shortening the unit’s service life. Do not place heavy items on the unit. Voltage Do not use high voltage power sources.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    LLC. See HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. SDHC Logo is a trademark. Portions of this product are protected under copyright law and are provided under license by ARIS/SOLANA/4C.
  • Page 5: Accessory Information

    Accessory information Please check and identify the supplied accessories. Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts. (Product numbers correct as of February 2009. These may be subject to change.) ∏ 1 Remote control (N2QAYB000380) ∏ [For[Australia[and[New[Zealand] 1 AC mains lead For use with this unit only.
  • Page 6: Media (Disc, Card And Usb Device) Information

    With DMP-BD60/80 purchased in the below countries, it is possible to playback discs with recordings of the high definition broadcasts listed to the right which were recorded with Panasonic Blu-ray Disc recorders. As high definition broadcasts are a new technology, areas confirmed as of March 2009 are as below.
  • Page 7: Usb Device

    SDHC Memory Cards in FAT32 format. USB device This unit can playback pictures by connecting the USB memory recorded with a PC or similar in following formats, and Panasonic digital cameras connected via USB cable. Type of media...
  • Page 8: Connection

    ≥Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. ≥Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilized. ≥Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable.
  • Page 9 C Connecting to VIDEO OUT terminal AUDIO IN Television Back of the unit VIDEO OUT Connecting an amplifier/receiver D Connecting to HDMI AV OUT terminal When connected to a compatible amplifier/receiver, you can enjoy surround sound recorded with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD.
  • Page 10 F Connecting to 5.1ch AUDIO OUT terminal [BD80] When connected to a compatible amplifier/receiver using the 5.1ch AUDIO OUT terminals, you can enjoy surround sound.   Back of the unit Cable connections a Front speaker (L/R) b Surround speaker (L/R) G Connecting to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal You can enjoy surround sound, when connected to an amplifier/receiver using the COAXIAL ([BD80]) or OPTICAL terminal.
  • Page 11: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide OPEN/CLOSE RECEIVER RE-MASTER CANCEL AUDIO SKIP SLOW/SEARCH STOP PAUSE PLAY STATUS FUNCTIONS OPTION RETURN SETUP SECONDARY AUDIO 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) ( Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power. 2 Display Disc indicator SD card indicator...
  • Page 12: Easy Setting

    1 Press [Í]. Setup screen appears. ≥If this unit is connected to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) supporting HDAVI Control 2 or later via an HDMI cable, then the “TV Aspect” setting information on the TV is captured from the TV.
  • Page 13: Network Connection

    Do you want to start firmware update? For the update information, please visit the following website: ≥If “Yes” is selected, then follow the on-screen instructions. ≥If “No” is selected, then manually update the firmware later. ( After the latest firmware is downloaded, the system will be restarted and the firmware will be updated.
  • Page 14: Network Settings

    Network settings These settings are used if you will connect this unit to the Internet. ≥The connection to the Internet may take time or the Internet may not be connected depending on the connection environment. ( It is required that you use a broadband connection. Preparation ≥Connect to the network.
  • Page 15 Setting the connection speed When the connection test results in “Fail” after the IP and DNS-IP addresses are assigned, perform the following settings. After performing steps 1–3 ( 4 Press [3, 4] to select “Connection Speed Auto-Config” and press [2, 1] to select “Off”.
  • Page 16: Basic Operation

    Basic operation Inserting or removing a media Inserting or removing a disc 1 Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] to open the disc tray. 2 Insert or remove the disc. ≥Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] again to close the disc tray. ≥DVD-RAM: Remove discs from their cartridges before use. ≥Insert double-sided discs so the label for the side you want to play is facing up.
  • Page 17: Status Messages

    Other operations during play STOP Stop The stopped position is memorized. Resume play function Press [1] (PLAY) to restart from this position. ≥The position is cleared if the tray is opened or you press [∫] several times to display “STOP” on unit’s display. ≥[BD-V]: On BD-Video discs including BD-J ( play function does not work.
  • Page 18: Chapter Playback

    [AVCHD] [MPEG2] It is possible to playback the HD (High Definition) video recorded on the Panasonic High definition Video Camera on the DVD-RAM/R/RW/R DL/ +R/+RW/+R DL or SD card, and SD (Standard Definition) Video recorded on the Panasonic SD Video Camera on the SD card.
  • Page 19: Enjoying Bd-Live Or Bonusview In Bd-Video

    Enjoying BD-LIVE or BONUSVIEW in BD-Video [BD-V] What is BONUSVIEW? BONUSVIEW allows you to enjoy functions such as picture-in-picture or secondary audio etc., with BD-Video supporting BD-ROM Profile 1 version 1.1/ Final Standard Profile. What is BD-Live? In addition to the BONUSVIEW function, BD-Video supporting BD-ROM Profile 2 that has a network extension function allows you to enjoy more functions such as subtitles, exclusive images and online games by connecting this unit to the Internet.
  • Page 20: Enjoying High Bit Rate Audio And Video

    Enjoying High Bit rate Audio and Video This unit supports high bit rate audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio) adopted in BD-Video. Enjoying High Bit rate Audio with 7.1ch speaker and 5.1ch speaker To enjoy above high bit rate audio, the following conditions are necessary.
  • Page 21: Playing Music

    Playing music continuously even after turning off power to the television When the unit is connected to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) that supports HDAVI Control 2 or later and other device supports VIERA Link, the unit is turned off if the power to the television is turned off, since “Power off link”...
  • Page 22: Playing Still Pictures

    Playback of the BD-RE, DVD-RAM/R/R DL or CD-R/RW with still pictures recorded. This unit can also play still pictures recorded on the SD card or USB memory. In addition, you can also connect Panasonic digital camera by USB connection. (About structure of folders 35, “Structure of folders that can play back on this unit”)
  • Page 23: Useful Functions During Still Picture Play

    Useful functions during still picture play Start Slideshow You can display still pictures one by one at a constant interval. BD-RE, DVD-RAM 1 While the “Album View” screen is displayed Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the album and press [OPTION]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select “Start Slide Show”...
  • Page 24: Playing Divx ® Videos

    Playing DivX [DivX] [BD80] ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is an official DivX Certified device that plays DivX video. ® You can play DVD-R/R DL, CD-R/RW discs and USB device which contain DivX video contents that have been recorded on a personal computer. (About structure of folders 35, “Structure of folders that can play back on this unit”) ≥Because DivX format can use many different codecs, there is no guarantee that all DivX files will play.
  • Page 25: Enjoying Viera Cast Tm

    Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the services. All features of websites or content of the service may not be available. Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers and may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages.
  • Page 26: Changing Settings With The On-Screen Menu

    Changing settings with the on-screen menu On-screen menu operations 1 Press [DISPLAY]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select the menu and press [1]. 3 Press [3, 4] to select the item and press [1]. 4 Press [3, 4] to select the setting.
  • Page 27 Menus Items Play Repeat Play (Only when the elapsed time is being displayed on the unit’s display.) Selects the item which you want to repeat. The items displayed differ depending on the type of media. ≥All tracks ≥Chapter ≥Playlists ≥Title ≥One track ≥Off Select “Off”...
  • Page 28: Linked Operations With The Tv (Viera Link "Hdavi Control Tm ")

    What is VIERA Link “HDAVI Control”? VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit, and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or other device under “HDAVI Control”. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 29: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings Change the unit’s settings if necessary. The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. Setup menu operations While stopped Press [SETUP]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select the menu and press [OK]. 3 Press [3, 4] to select the item and press [OK].
  • Page 30 “Sound” Dynamic Range Compression [BD-V] [AVCHD] [DVD-V] [DivX] (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD only) Change the dynamic range ( 42) for late night viewing. Digital Audio Output ( ≥Press [OK] to show the following settings. Dolby D/Dolby D +/ Select whether Dolby Digital, Dolby Dolby TrueHD Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS...
  • Page 31 “TV/Device Connection” TV Aspect Set to match the type of television connected. HDMI Connection ≥Press [OK] to show the following settings. HDMI Video Mode Select “On” when video is output from HDMI AV OUT terminal. HDMI Video Format § The items supported by the connected devices are indicated on the screen as “¢”.
  • Page 32 “Network Settings” IP Address / DNS Settings ( ≥Press [OK] to show the following settings. Connection Test IP Address Auto-Assignment IP Address Subnet Mask Gateway Address DNS-IP Auto-Assignment Primary DNS Secondary DNS Connection Speed Auto-Config Connection Speed Setting This is enabled only when “Connection Speed Auto-Config” is turned “Off”.
  • Page 33 Changing the speaker setting to suit your speakers [BD80] When connecting to an amplifier/receiver to enjoy multi-channel surround sound, use the following settings on this unit if they cannot be set on the amplifier/receiver. The settings are effective when connecting to analog 7.1ch AUDIO OUT/5.1ch AUDIO OUT terminal. Preparation 1 Set “Analog Audio Output”...
  • Page 34: About Mp3/Jpeg/Divx Files

    About MP3/JPEG/DivX files File format Playable media CD-R* , CD-RW* device Extension Files must have the extension “.mp3” or “.MP3”. Picture resolution Compression rate 32 kbps to 320 kbps Sampling rate 44.1 kHz/48 kHz Reference ID3 tags: version 1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 ID3 is a tag embedded in MP3 track to provide information about the track.
  • Page 35 ∫ Structure of folders that can play back on this unit You can play files on this unit by structure of folders as shown below. However depending on the method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the order you numbered the folders.
  • Page 36: Messages

    Messages The following messages or service numbers appear on the television or unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use. On the television Authorisation Error. This unit is not authorised to play this title. Cannot play. Cannot play on this unit. No disc is inserted.
  • Page 37 On the unit’s display ≥The unit fails to operate properly. Press [Í/I] on the main unit to switch the unit to standby for 3 seconds. Now press [Í/I] on the main unit again to turn the unit on. HDMI ONLY ≥Some BD-Video discs can only be output with HDMI.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. The following do not indicate a problem with this unit: ≥Regular disc rotating sounds.
  • Page 39: Tv Screen And Video

    Displays The display is dim. ≥Change “FL Display” in the Setup menu. The elapsed time displayed is ≥The displayed play time is converted from the number of frames at 29.97 frames (equal to 0.999 seconds) to one second. There will be a slight difference between the time displayed actually less than the play time.
  • Page 40: Hdmi Connections

    Sound No sound. Low volume. Distorted sound. Cannot hear the desired audio type. Cannot switch audio. HDMI connections The images from this unit do not appear on the television. Picture is distorted. Jittering occurs. The 4:3 aspect ratio picture expands left and right. Screen size is wrong.
  • Page 41 ≥[BD-V]: On BD-Video discs including BD-J, the resume play function does not work. When other Panasonic products respond to this remote control Change the remote control code on the main unit and the remote control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products close together.
  • Page 42: Glossary

    P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD) This is a processor which makes use of an exclusive Panasonic algorithm. Various processing is supported, including a high-level conversion of the TV scanning format from interlace to progressive and a high-level conversion of standard resolution (480i or 576i) video signal to a 1080 High Definition video signal.
  • Page 43: Specifications

    Using progressive output, you can enjoy the high-resolution video recorded on media such as DVD-Video. Your television must be compatible to enjoy progressive video. Panasonic televisions with 625 (576)/50i · 50p, 525 (480)/60i · 60p input terminals are progressive compatible. Router Distinguishes the IP address assigned to each device, such as the PC, and relays the flow of data within the network.
  • Page 44: Index

    Panasonic Corporation Web Site: M Maintenance........3 Menu On-screen .

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