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Panasonic DMP-BD30 will support Final Profile 1.1

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2007 19:49 User comments (5)

Panasonic DMP-BD30 will support Final Profile 1.1 Now that it is mandatory for Blu-ray players to have the necessary hardware to support Final Standard Profile (1.1), Panasonic has become the first manufacturer to officially announce a player with support for 1.1.
The DMP-BD30 will support picture-in-picture, audio mixing and have an SD memory card slot which will allow for playback of HD content in the AVCHD format. The slot will also allow for the playback of digital pictures stored on the card.

Gene Kelsey, VP of Panasonic feels Profile 1.1 is enough to give Blu-ray an edge over HD DVD. "The DMP-BD30 will contribute greatly to Blu-ray's mounting lead over the competing format," said Kelsey.

"One of the more intriguing aspects of the Final Standard Profile is the Picture-in-Picture feature that would allow the movie fan to access a variety of entertainment enhancements, such as having the director or an actor POP up to discuss a scene you are watching, or with an animated movie, you might see the actor performing their character's voice over, all while still watching the movie. Not only do these features give Panasonic a strong advantage in the high definition market, but they provide the movie community with numerous opportunities to embellish the viewing experience with additional creative elements."

The DMP-BD30 will retail for $499.99 USD when its hits stores next week.

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5 user comments

11.11.2007 23:55

I am confused, doesn't HD DVD already have PIP support? Isn't that what the HUD thing in the Transformers HD DVD is?

EDIT: Isn't the PIP thats supposedly going to give Blu-Ray an "edge" in the pictures of Transformers HD DVD listed here:
http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-HD-DV...asin=B00005JPNM


If thats true, and HD DVD already has this PIP feature, why would this give Blu-Ray an edge over HD DVD?

Peace

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22.11.2007 0:36

It is just marketing crapola, if you can't deceive and lie you can't be a marketer. Which isnt really true but does seem to be the case? It is nice to see more units coming out with PIP though.

32.11.2007 9:21
hughjars
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It has no ethernet connectivity.

So what they're really trying to make a huge song and dance over is no more than a slightly updated interactive CD.

That's it. Whoopeeey, huh!?

.....and if the 'profile 1.0' discs and players won't play properly with 'profile 1.1' discs and players (as Denon said a little while ago) you can bet you won't be seeing too many risking 'profile 1.1' disc releases.

42.11.2007 18:27
vinny13
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Originally posted by hughjars:
It has no ethernet connectivity.

So what they're really trying to make a huge song and dance over is no more than a slightly updated interactive CD.

That's it. Whoopeeey, huh!?

.....and if the 'profile 1.0' discs and players won't play properly with 'profile 1.1' discs and players (as Denon said a little while ago) you can bet you won't be seeing too many risking 'profile 1.1' disc releases.
Uh oh! What am I supposed to do now!? My DVD player doesn't have internet :S

Is it really necessary? I see it as just one more wire to get tangled, and another hole to drill through the floor...

512.11.2007 16:18

For some reason i think this feature is not that new. I am sure i have seen this before.

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