Network support LAN / WLAN
Recorder No
DVD changer No
Portable No
VCR No
TV standard Universal
PAL tuners 0
DVB-T tuners 0
DVB-C tuners 0
DVB-S tuners 0
NTSC tuners 0
ATSC tuners 0
CableCARD No
Supported video formats VCD? / SVCD? / WMV? / DivX / XviD? / MKV? / HD DVD / Blu-ray / AVC
JPEG Yes
DVDR playback Yes
Supported DVDR formats for playback DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD+R? / DVD+R DL? / DVD-RW / DVD+RW? / DVD-RAM?
Supported audio formats MP3 / AAC? / DVD-Audio? / SACD?
Component Yes
Toslink Yes
HDMI Yes
Upscaling Yes
Manufacturer product code(s) DMP-BD55EG-K

 
  • MKV (Matroska (.mkv) playback)

    Matorska support means that the player is capable of playing .mkv video files directly from a disc or a memory card, without converting them first to another format.

  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Pros:
The best Picture and Sound I've seen on a Blu-ray player yet. Very fast and quiet. BD-Live and Firmware update(s). Upconversion is one of the best I've seen. Design and build quality is good and slim. Blue LED in front looks nice when room is dark. Neatly hidden playback controls. SD-card slot.

Cons:
Price is a bit expensive. Slow load times as with any blu-ray player, still the fastest I've seen though. No wireless or USB. Can't play certain region DVD's.

Review:
I sold my Sony BDP-S350 and bought a BDP-S550 last year. The BDP-S550 is now setup in my bedroom, and the DMP-BD55 is in the theatre room now. Picture and sound quality is slightly better and in some cases, much better than the S550. The best blu-ray player of early 2009 and still ranks high up there.

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