Panasonic ha annunciato, mediante il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, l'arrivo, pianificato per il prossimo mese di Settembre, del suo primo lettore di dischi Blu-ray: il dispositivo sarà commercializzato con la sigla DMP-BD10.
Il DMP-BD10 consentirà, in abbinamento ai televisori compatibili, la visione dei filmati High Definition e sarà in grado di gestire l'elevata mole di dati memorizzabili con i dischi Blu-ray (pari a 50Gb con le versioni dual-layer, ndr).
Non mancherà la compatibilità all'indietro che consentirà l'utilizzo di questo player, il cui prezzo indicativo fornito dal costruttore è di circa $1500, anche con gli "obsoleti" cdrom e dvdrom.
NEW YORK CITY, NY (March 28, 2006) – Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced the upcoming availability of the company’s 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 extraordinary 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.
"With the DMP-BD10, Panasonic proves its commitment to providing the best high definition entertainment experience for the home," said Reid Sullivan, vice president, merchandising, Panasonic’s entertainment group. "Our goal is to focus on the total solution for an uncompromised high definition experience. In addition we want to ensure that the consumer experience is as easy as possible, so we’ve added EZ-Sync HDAVI control function to make it simple to connect and control multiple products, such as a Panasonic Plasma TV, Blu-ray Disc player and receiver. Plus, with the BD10 we respect the legacy content that consumers have in their entertainment libraries, including virtually all DVD and CD formats, as well as video and image formats."
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 that when matched with the Blu-ray Disc player will provide an unparalleled entertainment experience.
Source: Panasonic Press Release