Panasonic brings Blu-ray to the minivan

Panasonic brings Blu-ray to the minivan

If you’re a hip-hop mogul, or you just happen to have children, Panasonic has just the item for you. The CN-HX900D is an in-dash head unit with GPS, CD/DVD player, Bluetooth, 40GB hard drive, iPod/iPhone compatibility and a 7-inch 720p high-def display. The CY-BB1000D is an optional accessory which adds Blu-ray Disc support.

This unit will arrive in Japan by Fall 2009. There isn’t a date for the USA, but I’m sure we can expect something shortly after, even if it’s a different model.

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The most popular use for in-car displays is to keep kids preoccupied with Nemo instead of punching each other. Having Blu-ray in the car allows you to take the scratch resistant disc from your home to the car and back again. Makes sense to me.

About Steven Kippel

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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