CES: Slew of full-profile Blu-ray players announced

CES: Slew of full-profile Blu-ray players announced

CES PredictionsFollowing 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.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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One Comment on “CES: Slew of full-profile Blu-ray players announced”

  1. Thanks Steve. I’ll try to get some photos of all these new Blu-ray players and post a followup piece.

    I will also be attending the Blu-ray press event later today, which should be interesting.

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