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Pioneer Introduces One Of World's First Blu-ray Disc Players

Pioneer Electronics introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas one of the world’s first Blu-ray Disc players. Blu-ray Discs can store up to 50GB per disc (dual-layer) and is primarily meant for high-definition movies and music.

Pioneer’s new BDP-HD1 Blu-ray Disc player is designed to deliver 1920 x 1080p output, the highest of the three high definition signals and offers backward compatibility for standard DVDs.

Besides, the unit provides a single high-definition HDMI connection for users to view and hear all content transferred through the home network in HD. For those operating a networked home, the BDP-HD1 was designed with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines. When utilizing the IP networking capability, users will be able to access protected content currently stored on a DLNA compliant server or Windows XP PC using Windows Media Connect. In addition to favorite photos, music and movies, users can download new content straight to their computer for immediate viewing on a television through the player. The unit’s "playsforsure" compliance provides compatibility with all existing Microsoft software.

The BDP-HD1 reproduces new high-resolution audio formats: DTS-HD and Dolby Digital. Those with a large library of digital music files will be glad to know that the BDP-HD1 can playback compressed music files WMA (DRM compatible) and MP3, as well as LPCM.

Playback Compatibility:

  • Blu-ray Disc: BD-RE, BD-R, BD-ROM
  • DVD and other Video: DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R, +RW, WMV,
  • Audio: DTS-HD, Dolby Digital, WMA, MP3, LPCM
  • Photos: JPEG

The BDP-HD1 will begin shipping to retailers across the country in June under the Pioneer Elite brand. It will have a suggested price of $1800.

Source: Pioneer Electronics; photo taken from PC Watch

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