Philips is showing off its latest Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, the BDP7200, at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. It is Philips' first BonusView compliant BD player, optimizing the complete HD experience and allowing viewers to enjoy the latest movie applications and features. It supports Full HD 1080p images for the best of HD video quality and supports multi-channel audio decoding for crisp sound and features digital audio optical outputs.
Standard definition DVD titles can be upscaled by the player to 1080p. The BDP7200 supports Full HD images at the original 24fps rate via High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and "Deep Color" support, capable of producing images with up to 1 billion colors. "Blu-ray Disc has rapidly become the format of choice for high-definition movies, music, games and more," said Andy Mintz, senior vice president, marketing management AM/VM, Philips Consumer Lifestyle North America.
Mintz added: "With a greater breadth of available hardware, more support from the Hollywood studios and more capacity for growth in the future, consumers are clearly weighing-in in favor of Blu. Our BDP7200 joins Philips' growing family of Blu-ray Disc products, delivering the best possible Full HD picture quality, full surround sound capabilities and more."
The feature list doesn't stop here either; the BDP7200 fully supports BD-Java for interactivity features of the Blu-ray format, Picture-in-Picture (PIP) support and features HDMI's Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) features to control an entire home entertainment system with a single remote.
The Philips BDP7200 will be available in April at a suggested retail price of $349.
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