Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Disc Player: First Look

  • $1,300
  • Digital Video Output: HDMI
  • Video Upconversion: 720p, 1080i/p
  • Audio Decoding: NA
  • Ins and Outs: NA
  • Feature Highlights: Blu-ray Disc Player, upconversion of standard-def DVDs to 720p or 1080i/p via HDMI

We obviously haven't seen it yet, but Panasonic's first entry in the Blu-ray arena is somewhat remarkable in at least one respect- unlike the Pioneer and Sony players it will playback CDs! In addition to playing back HD from Blu-ray Disc, the Panasonic marketing lit is also claiming a number of performance-related features intended to make standard def DVD look as good as it can. Available in September.