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Panasonic BD player firmware update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Apr 2007 12:08 User comments (5)

Panasonic BD player firmware update On Tuesday, Panasonic issued a firmware update, to v2.0, for its DMP-BD10 Blu-ray player which adds support for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD High-Resolution audio formats.
According to Panasonic, the update adds the following fixes and enhancements:

-Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio are supported. A new decoder is incorporated to support the latest high quality multi-channel surround sound formats.

-Functions of EZ Sync(North America) or VIErA Link(Europe/UK, Oceania) are enhanced.

-You can now seamlessly operate multiple connected components with one remote control.

-Improved playability and stability

Its good to see that firmware upgrades are coming out for next gen players, and we hope to see more upgrades in the near future.

Source:
HD-Digest

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5 user comments

119.4.2007 13:26

so to update the player would you need to connect to the internet or would it be possible with some sort of update disc or something? or maybe you update psp firmware via game umd.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Apr 2007 @ 13:27

219.4.2007 15:19

if its anything like updating a dvd player just jump online and go to the companies website and download the file and burn it to disc..as easy as that

320.4.2007 0:53

I have to wonder if this "update" carries revoked keys, so you can't play copied BD discs. Any ideas?

420.4.2007 3:29

Originally posted by Dunker:
I have to wonder if this "update" carries revoked keys, so you can't play copied BD discs. Any ideas?
I think it's a moot point. Anyone with the financial resources to purchase the $1K DMP-BD10 Blu-ray player would be assumed to have no interest in backups and would care less about revoked keys. He's the type who would have a mid to high end system and would be buying all his movies. Besides, the price of burners and blank media are still at a point where it's cheaper in the long run just to buy the original.

Practically all backups today are being played off PC hard drives and not from burned BluRay discs. The only people I know who burn movies on BluRay discs are burning home movies captured on high-def video cameras.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Apr 2007 @ 4:38

521.4.2007 19:33

Its amazing to see how all these new hardware out there need new updates.

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