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CES 2008: Philips shows new BDP7200 Blu-ray player

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Jan 2008 17:36 User comments (4)

CES 2008: Philips shows new BDP7200 Blu-ray player 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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4 user comments

18.1.2008 11:23
red2tango
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that players looks sexy.philips is a great company.

28.1.2008 12:19

We might as well list all the new BluRay players that were announced or demoed at CES 2008:

Panasonic DMP-BD50
BD Live 2.0
Internal decoding of Dolby True HD and DTS HD MA
7.1 Analog Outs
MSRP TBA
Street Date TBA
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/specs...s-new-dmp-bd50/
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/C...ray_Player/1335

Samsung BDP-1500
Profile 1.1
Bitstream transmission of Dolby True HD and DTS HD MA thru HDMI 1.3
MSRP $399
Street Date June 2008
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/samsu...0-combo-player/
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/C...ray_Player/1336

Philips BDP-7200
Profile 1.1
1080p/24 and Deep Color support
MSRP $349
Street Date April 2008
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/hands...blu-ray-player/
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/C...ray_Player/1338

Sharp BD-HP50U
Profile 1.1
Bitstream transmission of Dolby True HD and DTS HD MA thru HDMI 1.3
MSRP $699
Street Date May 2008
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/sharp...le-1-1-support/
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/S...ay_Player_/1339

Marantz BD8002
Profile 1.1
Internal decoding of Dolby True HD and DTS HD MA
7.1 Analog Outs
Realta HQV Video Processing
SD Card Reader
MSRP $2100
Street Date Q2 2008
http://www.avrev.com/news/0108/03.marantzbd226.shtml
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/M...his_Spring/1347

Funai NB500
Profile 1.1
MSRP Under $300
Street Date Q2 2008
http://funai.us/BDPrelease010208.pdf
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/F...ray_Player/1341
Note: Funai is a Japanese CE company that manufactures most of the brands they sell at Walmart (Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson, Durabrand, Magnavox). This player will reportedly bear the Sylvania brand and is targeted for the Walmart chain and other retailers.

Pioneer BDP-95FD
No specifics yet.
http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/09/08/han...blu-ray-player/

Sony Sapphire 1 and 2
Prototype players demoed at CES 2008
BD Live 2.0
XvYCC Colorspace
MSRP TBA
Street Date TBA
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/08/sony-...lu-ray-players/

No word on the Denon yet.

Sony also announced BD Live 2.0 for the PS3 with a future software update.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Jan 2008 @ 9:55

38.1.2008 13:01

Originally posted by red2tango:
that players looks sexy.philips is a great company.
Sexy huh? It is a good lookin' player. One of my dvd players is a phillips and it works great. It'll play anything i toss at it.

49.1.2008 7:00

I like this. It is at a reasonable price and for those features its a great drive.

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