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Panasonic shows DMP-BD50 Blu-ray player

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2008 2:15 User comments (5)

Panasonic shows DMP-BD50 Blu-ray player Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd primary subsidiary Panasonic Corporation of North America is showing off its latest Blu-ray disc player. The DMP-BD50 supports the best of what the Blu-ray format offers, including its Full HD 1080p output. This model adds support for BD-Live, which brings web interactivity to the Blu-ray format, allowing users to download additional content.
VIERA Link technology is also built in to this latest player, which allows the control of an entire home entertainment system using one remote. The BD Live feature will eventually allow users to connect the device to the Internet and download extra content such as images and subtitles, and even play in multi-player games with friends.

The DMP-BD50 employs Panasonic's Uniphier system, which is composed of an PHL Reference Chroma processor and P4HD i/p conversion processor, producing sharp, crisp, natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original movie. The player can decode Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio for the best sound experience.

Using a feature SD card slot, a user can view content like images and videos from an SD Memory card. "Panasonic was the first to bring a Blu-ray player with Bonus View (Final Standard Profile 1.1) to market and now with the DMP-BD50 we are again leading the industry with the inclusion of BD-Live," said Gene Kelsey, Panasonic Vice President Entertainment Group. "The beauty of the Blu-ray player is that we can now see movies the way the film maker intended, in glorious HD video and audio. The consumer can now combine the new generation DMP-BD50 with a VIERA flat screen television to create a true living in high definition experience."

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5 user comments

110.1.2008 12:09

At least it has an SD slot and I can download subtitles wow! JK

Make it DivX compatible and then I'll see.

210.1.2008 13:05

I hope they improved the load time, so that you don't have to wait like 5 minutes to watch your movie.

310.1.2008 13:17

Originally posted by sgriesch:
I hope they improved the load time, so that you don't have to wait like 5 minutes to watch your movie.
The previous model was the DMP-BD30. The boot-up time was 20 seconds. The load time (tray retraction to disc menu) was about 1 minute. This is about the same as my Toshiba HD-XA2. (My Toshiba A1 took 5 minutes.)

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/1184

This newer model should have similar or even better stats.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2008 @ 13:18

410.1.2008 14:59

Quote:
Originally posted by sgriesch:
I hope they improved the load time, so that you don't have to wait like 5 minutes to watch your movie.
The previous model was the DMP-BD30. The boot-up time was 20 seconds. The load time (tray retraction to disc menu) was about 1 minute. This is about the same as my Toshiba HD-XA2. (My Toshiba A1 took 5 minutes.)

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/1184

This newer model should have similar or even better stats.
That's good that they are improving. The larger capacity media takes longer to read. I was at an electronics store, which they demo'ing a Sony Blue Ray player, and even the salesman was cursing about how long it took to start up. My Toshiba HD-A30 takes a while, but no where near as long as that Sony player did. It was painful to try to watch the demonstration.

517.1.2008 16:36

This player sounds fancy however i am not sure if it is what i would want.

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