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Harman Kardon to release first BD player

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 May 2009 16:01 User comments (5)

Harman Kardon to release first BD player Harman Kardon has announced it will release its first Blu-ray player, dubbed the BDP-10, and will be BD-Live capable.
The BDP-10 will also have "advanced audio codec support and will play back 1080/24p videos without pulldown conversion." A USB slot allows for JPEG and DivX playback from flash drives.

Harman Kardon is known mainly for its home theater A/V products but has been expanding of late. It remains unknown what kind of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD support the player will have but it will support bitstream versions of the audio formats.

A view of the player shows that it has HDMI 1.3a connectors, as well as component and RCA video outputs, an Ethernet jack, coaxial and optical audio outputs and analog audio output.

The player has a May release date for Europe with a price tag of euro 700. It is unknown when the North American release date is.

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5 user comments

110.5.2009 1:29

It might be interesting, but I wonder how the performance and price are. Too bad it's ugly as crap. Compare this with the elegance of say the Pioneer BDP-09FD, which by the way is totally awesome.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/P...layers/BDP-09FD

210.5.2009 11:13

Originally posted by SuckRaven:
It might be interesting, but I wonder how the performance and price are. Too bad it's ugly as crap. Compare this with the elegance of say the Pioneer BDP-09FD, which by the way is totally awesome.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/P...DP-09FD


This is ugly but the one you linked to isn't? I will take this smaller "ugly" guy over that big pioneer any day.

310.5.2009 17:13

for 700 euro's that thing better be bullet proof, fire retardant, and have a laser show with little aliens dancing on the top of it.

411.5.2009 2:35

I agree with DXR88. It had better bark, roll over, sing a song, and talk back before I could buy something that expensive. I like the quality of their electronics, but damn, those Harman Kardon folks need to keep the price down, waaaay down. - BLUEBOY

511.5.2009 14:27
atomicxl
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The specs on this are basically a PS3 that can't play games and cost almost double the price... I don't know...

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