Overview: The Panasonic DVD-LS80 is a portable DVD player with an adjustable built-in 8.5'' diagonal widescreen LCD and is capable of multi-format playback.
Free-Style Screen: The large, bright widescreen display on this portable DVD player pivots to different viewing angles so you can adjust its position for optimum comfort and image quality.
Slim-Line Design: Its slim profile and light weight design makes this portable DVD player easy to carry around and store. It can fit easily into your purse or backpack.
Playback Capability: The DVD-LS80 can playback the following discs.
- DVD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW
- CD, CD-R/RW
- MP3, WMA, and JPEG formats recorded onto CD-R/RW
MP3 and WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. Discs must conform to ISO9660 Level 1 and 2 (except for extended formats). The unit is not compatible with ID3 tag information.
JPEG Disc Playback: This unit can play JPEG files recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Discs must conform to ISO9660 Level 1 and 2 (except for extended formats). All JPEG files on a disc can be played back in a slide show. The slide show has an adjustable interval from 0-30 seconds. During slide show playback, you can rotate an image 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. In addition, you have access to random, repeat, and program playback.
HighMAT Discs: HighMAT stands for High Performance Media Access Technology. Co-developed by Panasonic and Microsoft, HighMAT was designed to significantly improve interoperability for digital media content between PCs and popular electronics devices such as CD players, car stereos and DVD players. HighMAT is a digital-media standard that provides a dramatically improved method of storing, arranging and playing back personal digital photo, music and video collections on recordable discs such as CD-RW media. This unit is compatible with HighMAT discs containing MP3, WMA or JPEG data.
PCM Down Conversion: You can choose one of the following PCM digital output settings: Up to 48 kHz, Up to 96 kHz, or Up to 192 kHz. Each selection allows the unit to output audio up to the chosen frequency. If the frequency being played back is higher than the setting, the audio is downconverted to 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz. Signals are automatically downconverted despite the settings if the disc has copy protection.
Monitor Modes: You can choose one of three monitor settings to show a 4:3 aspect picture on the 16:9 LCD screen.
- Normal: This mode will give you bars on the left and right side of the 4:3 picture.
- Full: The 4:3 picture will be stretched horizontally to fill the screen when in this mode.
- Off: The LCD screen is turned off when in this setting. Use this mode when you are listening to music to conserve battery life.
LCD Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the brightness and color of the LCD. You can adjust both settings from -5 to + 5.
Movie Modes: You can select the suitable picture quality for viewing your movies.
- Cinema 1: This mode mellows images and enhances detail in dark scenes.
- Cinema 2: This mode sharpens images and enhances detail in dark scenes.
- Normal: This mode is the standard default setting.
Depth Enhancer: This feature reduces the rough noise in the background to give you a greater feeling of depth when watching a movie.
MPEG DNR (Digital Noise Reduction): This feature smoothes block noise and reduces the smudging that appears around contrasting sections of the picture.
A/V Output: You can hook up the DVD-LS80 to your home television and home receiver as well, due to its a/v and optical digital audio outputs.
TV Aspect: You can set the aspect ratio for the video output to match your television. You can select between 4:3 Pan&Scan, 4:3 Letter box, or 16:9.
CM (Commercial Skip): The disc will skip ahead exactly one minute when this feature is used. This function is useful when you want to skip commercials or previews when watching a movie.
Advanced Surround or EQ Mode: When playing a Dolby Digital disc, this feature allows you to obtain a surround sound effect from only two speakers or headphones. If you are playing a disc with surround effects recorded on it, the effects are broadened and the sound seems to come from virtual speakers on either side. You can indicate whether you are listening to speakers or headphones, and with each mode you can choose "Natural effect", "Enhanced effect", or Off.
Dialogue Enhancer: The Dialogue Enhancer makes dialogue easier to hear by automatically raising the volume of the center speaker. This functions only with Dolby Digital or DTS DVDs that use 3 or more channels.
Multi Re-master: This feature gives you a more natural sound by adding higher frequency signals not recorded on the disc.
H. Bass: Use this feature to enjoy extra heavy bass while watching a movie or listening to music.
Dynamic Range Compression: DRC reduces the variations between loud and soft sounds in audio output so you can still hear the softer sounds and dialogue even at very low volume.
Dual Headphone Jacks: You and a friend can watch the same movie with privacy using the dual headphone jacks. Hook up two pairs of headphones and watch together on a plane or in the back of the car.
Parental Lock Function: You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Cigarette Lighter Adaptor: You can use the cigarette lighter adaptor to charge the portable DVD player while you are in your vehicle.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Optical Digital Output: The mini-jack output on the side of the player (labeled "Audio/Opt Out") doubles as a mini-optical digital output and an analog line output. As a digital output, it can output Linear PCM, as well as Dolby Digital and DTS bitstreams.
Video Output: The mini-jack output can be used as a composite video connection. Using the supplied audio/video cable, you can connect the player to the RCA composite video input on a TV or monitor.
Headphone Outputs: For private listening, the unit has two standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jacks. When headphones are connected, the unit's built-in and external speakers are muted.
DC IN 12V: The DC 12 Volt input allows you to attach the AC adapter to the portable DVD player to use as a power supply and charger.