Panasonic to unveil two new Blu-ray players

Panasonic to unveil two new Blu-ray players

Panasonic logoDebuting at CEDIA Expo 2008 will be the latest Blu-ray Disc players from Panasonic; The DMP-BD35 and the DMP-BD55.

Both players will feature BD2.0 BD-Live support. This is very welcome indeed. They will have the updated Panasonic Hollywood Labs (PHL) Reference Chroma Processor Plus for enhanced video clarity. An SD memory card slot is included to save BD-Live content as well as view photos and HD video.

The DMP-BD55 stands apart by including 7.1 analog outputs as well as on board decoding of advanced audio codecs. Additionally, a 96Hz Surround Re-Master feature will enhance Blu-ray soundtracks. The BD55 will also receive audiophile grade components and vibration absorbent feet. Clearly the BD55 is aimed at the consumer who finds audio quality as important as video.

Prices are not available on these players at this time. They will be in stores in time for the holiday season.

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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