Panasonic Announces Its First HD Blu-Ray Disc Player Availability, Pricing
Panasonic Consumer Electronics announced the upcoming availability of its first Blu-ray Disc player, the DMP-BD10, available this September.
Blu-ray Disc is the next generation optical disc format that features capacity as large as 50 gigabytes on a dual-layer disc and will be capable of holding high-definition movies, tens of thousands of songs, and extensive capacity for video games and PC storage. Blu-ray Disc has the support of more than 170 leading companies including the top studios and consumer electronics manufacturers.
The DMP-BD10 will feature EZ-Sync HDAVI control function to make it simple to connect and control multiple products, such as a Panasonic Plasma TVs. Plus, with the BD10 will play legacy content on DVD and CD discs.
The introduction of the DMP-BD10 is timed to coincide with Panasonic's release of its first 1080p Plasma TVs this fall, which can make full use of Blu-ray's high definition entertainment capabilities.
Pricing in the United States on the DMP-BD10 has not been finalized, but will be less than $1,500. Panasonic will also release a high-definition receiver for use with the Blu-ray Disc player.
Source: Panasonic Consumer Electronics
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