May 17, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
The next generation of Blu-ray players is coming in waves. Yesterday we highlighted Pioneer’s latest Blu-ray player; today it’s Panasonic’s turn at a next-gen standalone Blu-ray player, the DMP-BD10A.
Available at an SRP of $599.95, the DMP-BD10A, like Pioneer’s new model, showcases its audio upgrades to complement the HD picture. The DMP-BD10A features an audio upgrade package with the inclusion of 7.1 channel surround, Dolby TrueHD and ‘dts-HD ‘ High Resolution Audio decoding technology, the company says.
In addition to playing pre-recorded Blu-ray movie discs, the DMP-BD10A plays conventional standard-definition DVDs, with automatic 1080p up-conversion via HDMI, and conventional CDs. Other features include: proprietary P4HD technology for performing IP conversion at the pixel level for ultra-fine details, a 297MHz 14bit Video D/A Converter with 4X oversampling, video noise shaping that improves signal-to-noise ratios by shifting noise to an unused band, and theoretical support for nearly 4400 billion colors.
Go to www.panasonic.com for further details.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.