9. [[artnid:323791|Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray player]] (RRP: $549)
The Panasonic DMP-BD80 is a top brass Blu-ray player with a respectable brace of bells and whistles. Highlights include inbuilt Picasa/YouTube browsing, an SD card slot for easy media file access, 7.1ch surround sound, an optical digital audio output and advanced 1080p upscaling.
If you specifically require 7.1ch audio and DivX playback, it's pretty hard to beat. Otherwise, plump for its cheaper DMP-BD60 stable mate.
Good multimedia playback, access to YouTube, superb 1080p video quality and upscaling.
Start-up times could be faster, too similar to DMP-BD60.
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