CES: Slew of full-profile Blu-ray players announced
Following up on a few more predictions, Blu-ray manufacturers are en-masse announcing BD1.1 and BD 2.0 players. Panasonic has so far shown a new BD2.0 “BD-Live enabled” player, the DMP-BD50 (no MSRP stated).
Sharp announced the BD1.1 player named BD-HP50U. Samsung showed the BDP-1500, the fourth-generation player featuring BD1.1 ready for June. And Funai (who has yet to release a player) announced the NB500 series BD1.1 player.
Interestingly, Philips (who I forgot all about during my predictions) also announced a BD1.1 player for $349. The BDP7200 will retail in April. At this press conference it was mentioned that Target was going Blu-ray exclusive. I think this might have been reference to Target’s previous announcement about the past holiday season.
I’m eagerly waiting for Wesley’s new CES reporting.