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Harman Kardon to release first BD player in US

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jun 2009 22:41 User comments (5)

Harman Kardon to release first BD player in US One month after announcing its release in Europe, Harman Kardon has announced it will release its first Blu-ray player, dubbed the BDP-1, in North America as well.
The BDP-1 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 will support MP3, WMA, LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio 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 will hit shelves during June with a price tag of $500 USD.

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5 user comments

110.6.2009 18:43

500? Sheesh. That's almost my rent payment. You would think the price of this stuff would be going down considering how long it has been mainstream. I could get a used car for 500 bucks :-/

212.6.2009 11:39
alank44
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yah but the sound the sound

314.6.2009 13:10
nyurbiz
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Effing BD needs to come down in price. Too bad HD-DVD had to bite the dust leaving BD as the only game in town.

414.6.2009 13:22

Originally posted by nyurbiz:
Effing BD needs to come down in price. Too bad HD-DVD had to bite the dust leaving BD as the only game in town.
$128 cheap enough for you?


Walmart Drops Blu-ray Player to $128

518.6.2009 2:59

%500 US !!!

Typical... it's for those who have a religious tilt towards branding.

This particular model will be so outdated shortly... if it isn't already!

In the early days of CDs you could pay an absolute fortune on a player if you so choose... thousands if you were a real wanker.

I remember HK made really good speakers years ago, they would probably hold their value better.

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