The work done inside Panasonic's video research lab is displayed in their latest Blu-ray player and wireless home theater system.
DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player
SC-BT100 Wireless Home Theater System
 
Page 1 of 1 pages

Recent Slideshows

13 Great Gifts for a Geeky Father's Day
Roku 3 Want to give your dad the gift of geek? Check out these 13 thoughtful tech gifts. (13 images, 34942 views, 0 comments)

Amazing Audio Rooms from T.H.E. Show 2013
Induction Dynamics Sensational speakers, powerful processing and amplification, and world-class recordings had audiophiles in delight. (18 images, 57247 views, 0 comments)

500 Pound Subwoofers
Blue LED Effects In Ceiling Family fills an underground home theater with 500 pounds of SVS subwoofers and custom acoustic treatments. (7 images, 50197 views, 0 comments)

Automation Ideas for Your Swimming Pool
BCG Concepts, Los Angeles Tie your pool controls into an automation system for effortless summertime fun. (5 images, 32656 views, 0 comments)

Funnyman Kevin James Sells His Crestron-Controlled Home
The Bedroom The star of the upcoming film "Grown Ups 2" has several high-tech amenities, including a full home theater. (5 images, 38007 views, 0 comments)

69-foot Canal Boat Outfitted with High-Tech Gear
Quite the Challenge It's a tight fit, but U.K. integrator AV Candy finds its 'sea legs' by rigging a 69-foot canal boat with multizone audio, multiple TVs, satellite and more. (5 images, 24290 views, 0 comments)

Home Theater Entryways Offer Curb Appeal
Secret Door It's always important to make a good first impression. (10 images, 95013 views, 0 comments)

Crestron Programmer Adds Creative Tweaks to His Own Theater
Before, Well... Anything Jonathan Danforth has Crestron control, a 139-inch screen, a waffle wall, and documentation in 14 parts. (8 images, 40670 views, 0 comments)

Family Theater Beams with Durable LED Projection
Proscenium A SIM2 Mico 50 LED projector and 110-inch screen shine in this room. (5 images, 32208 views, 0 comments)

House Shows Itself Via Home Automation
Home Tour Via Home Automation Elan g! automation system turns on home’s charm to prospective buyers. (8 images, 31007 views, 0 comments)

22 Outdoor Speakers for a Sizzling Summer
Atlantic Technology AW-424 We take a peek at some of the current options for outdoor audio. (22 images, 50970 views, 0 comments)

Antique Cabinet Revamped for New HDTV
Antique Cabinet Innerspace Electronics specially modified a cherished piece of furniture to accommodate new A/V gear. (7 images, 26440 views, 0 comments)

View more slideshows

< Previous  |  Next >
Slide 1 of 2
DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player

Being familiar with the previous ’30 1080p model, we sneak a look at the back to find something that you can’t add through a software upgrade: an Ethernet port for accessing the Internet. That pretty much screams out that BD-Live is active on this player, and now it’s up to the studios to fill their servers with content that can be downloaded and viewed in conjunction with their titles (not that studios are rushing since there’s far too many early adopters with BD players already out there that can’t access this feature). Panny also eliminates the issue of storage space to hold this content; unlike other players, the small amount of built-in memory can be supplemented through an SD memory card, as the ’50 uses this to display still photos and play camcorder AVCHD high-definition videos. And of course having Ethernet also future-proofs the ’50 since updates can be funneled from online. The player also decodes the new high-definition audio formats of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The audio can be sent directly for decoding by a compatible amplifier for true 7.1 channels surround.

Read more: Panasonic Hollywood Lab