Tenkte vi kunne poste linker til nyheterfra CES2008. Regner med det kommer info om kommende produkter som f.eks den nye serien til Panasonic og kanskje Pioneer.
Her er iallfall den offisielle CES listen over nyheter:http://www.cesweb.org/press/news/default.asp
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Litt spent på om Panasonic vil klare å tette luken til Pioneer med nye plasma skjermer. Spennende om også det vil komme plasmaer med bedre lysstyrke.
Ja, jeg er veldig spent på det. De bruker jo vanligvis å presentere de på CES. (men som regel har man fått rykter fra Japan på forhånd, noe som jeg selv ikke har klart å snappe opp)
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Toshiba har akkurat gjennomført sin pressekonferanse på CES. Jeg antar de egentlig hadde en bolk med info om nye HD DVD spillere, men det hadde de fjernet helt.
Her er en oversikt over hva som ble sagt. For det meste info om nye TV-apparater.http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/live ... onference/
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Info om de nye TV-apparatene fra Panasonic
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2008) - – Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal U.S. subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE:MC), the industry leader in high definition TV, announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show, that its entire 2008 line of high definition flat screen televisions will be branded VIERA®. The re-branding of its HD flat screen televisions for 2008 signals Panasonic’s total commitment to the flat panel market, both in Plasma and LCD televisions. All 21 of the VIERA televisions provide the consumer with superb picture quality, convenient networking capabilities and superior customer service via its award winning Concierge program.Pressemelding
The 2008 designation of the VIERA brand also marks the introduction of two new screen sizes – a 46-inch Plasma and a 37-inch LCD – giving Panasonic a very deep line of high definition televisions to fit every application the consumer may have. “VIERA signifies a new visual era,” said Dennis Eppel, Panasonic Vice President, Panasonic Display Products Group. “With the VIERA brand crossing our HD flat panel lines, we now have a platform for a consistent marketing program that is built upon Panasonic’s reputation for providing superior picture quality. Panasonic now can offer the consumer their choice from 26-inch to 65-inch TVs, all with a consistent cosmetic appearance. Panasonic has been an industry leader in television technology and as the new era of TVs prepares for the 2009 digital transition, we are confident that Panasonic will remain at the top of the class. Furthermore, with the 2008 Beijing Olympic games on the horizon, Panasonic, as an official Worldwide Olympic Partner, will be positioning the VIERA series HDTV as the Official HD televison of the Olympic Games.”
The VIERA Plasma line features five distinct series (PZ850; PZ800; PZ85; PZ80; PX80), all of which feature new panels, improved contrast ratios, SD Memory Card slots, Game Mode, HDMI connections, increased luminous efficiency and VIERA Link™. The later allows the consumer to operate multiple VIERA Link equipped components with one remote. Game Mode is a new addition to Panasonic’s televison line that minimizes the time lag when displaying video games on a Panasonic flat panel.
While Panasonic’s focus for 2008 is on Full High Definition 1080p Plasma displays, there are two 720p High Definition Plasmas in the 2008 line-up. The VIERA 42-inch TH-42PX80 and VIERA 50-inch TH-50PX80. The VIERA Z80 series includes three screen sizes, all with 1080p resolution and introduces the new 46-inch display to the line -the TH-46PZ80. In addition the PZ80 series includes a 42-inch and a 50-inch model, all of which offer an improved Native contrast ratio o 20,000:1. The VIERA PZ85 series includes three screen sizes, all with 1080p resolution, the, 42-inch TH-42PZ85, the 46-inch TH-46PZ85 and the 50-inch TH-50PZ85. These full high definition Plasmas feature an improved native contrast ratio of 30,000:1. The Z85 series adds a PC input. In addition, the speakers are now hidden in the front.
The VIERA PZ800 series of 1080p Plasma televisions includes four screen sizes, the 42-inch TH-42PZ800, the 46-inch TH-46PZ800, the 50-inch TH-50PZ800 and the 58-inch TH-58PZ800. The PZ800 series meets the THX™ Certified Display specifications, signifying the highest standards for quality and performance. The PZ800 series also features an improved native contrast ratio of 30,000:1; four HDMI connections and a new one sheet of glass design concept.
Panasonic’s VIERA flagship line for 2008 –– the full 1080p Z850 series , features four models - the 46-inch TH-46PZ850, the 50-inch TH-50PZ850, the 58-inch TH-58PZ850 and the 65-inchTH-65PZ850. Panasonic’s top of the line models introduce IP enabled TV, a technology that provides access to online content, such as YouTube and Picasa, directly from the televison. In addition the Z850 series features a Pro Setting Menu, allowing the consumer to access professional calibration software; an improved native resolution contrast ratio of 30,000:1; RS-232C connection; four HDMI connections and a PC input. The PZ850 series further expands the capabilities of the SD Card feature by utilizing the AVCHD codec to display high definition video recorded on a HD camcorder equipped with the H.264 codec, Digital Cinema Color, a technology that allows for color reproduction which enables the VIERA displays to accurately reproduce the colors that are essential for movies.
The five LCD VIERA HD televisions are divided into two distinct series and introduces the new 37-inch screen size. Both series feature an improved Native contrast ratio of 1200:1 and a 10,000:1 Dynamic ratio, Game Mode; an SD memory Card slot; HDMI connections and VIERA Link. The 2008 LCD VIERA line debuts with two 720p models- the 26-inch TC-26LX85 and the 32-inch TC-32LX85. Both models include three HDMI connections that enable multi product connectivity via the VIERA Link connection. Also spotlighted in this series is Panasonic’s first 37-inch VIERA LCD televison, the TC-37LZ85, with 1080p full HD resolution, which in addition to the aforementioned features adds a PC input.
Panasonic’s Premium VIERA line of LCDs features two new models, the 32-inch TC-32LZ800 and the debut of the 37-inch TC-37LZ800. These two models add the following features – Motion Focus Technology; four HDMI connections that provide VIERA Link; a PC input; BBE VIVA Surround sound and the one sheet of glass appearance design.
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Panasonic DMP-BD50 er første komplette Blu-Ray spiller. Hurra!!
Jeg har lagt den inn i databasen:http://www.hjemmekino.no/database/playe ... spx?id=179
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 6, 2008)- Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal U.S. subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE:MC), today introduced the DMP-BD50, Panasonic’s latest Blu-ray disc player - the ultimate playback source for high definition 1080p content. Blu-ray media offers a wide range of functions that foster the transition to HD - including 1080p image quality, lossless Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ and versatile Picture-in-Picture applications. The BD50 adds the new BD-Live function, which uses the internet to further enhance the consumer’s entertainment experience and employs VIERA Link,™ a technology that allows the consumer to operate VIERA Link equipped home theater components with a single remote.
BD-Live opens up a myriad of interactive possibilities for the consumer. In the future BD-Live will allow users to connect the DMP-BD50 to the internet to download such data as images and subtitles, and to join in multi-player interactive games that are linked to bonus movie content contained on Blu-ray discs.
For optimum image quality the DMP-BD50 features the PHL Reference Chroma processor and P4HD i/p conversion processor, which combine to create Uniphier®, a precise digital video processor that produces sharp, crisp, natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original movie. Uniphier reflects the advance encoding and authoring technologies developed by Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory.
The true to the original source images are complimented by an exceptionally pure, accurate sound achieved through Audio Re-master and integrated decoders for the lossless Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. Furthermore, the DMP-BD50 can be combined with a 7.1 channel amplifier and speakers for full 7.1 channel surround sound.
Networking is an essential product of the DMP-BD50. With an SD Memory Card slot for easily transferring images from an HD camcorder or digital still camera via an SD Memory card. The consumer simply inserts the SD card into the BD50 and then can view the images on a large screen HD flat panel television with AVCHD format video images or JPEG stills in full 1920 x 1080 resolution.
“Panasonic was the first to bring a Blu-ray player with Bonus View (Final Standard Profile 1.1) to market and now with the DMP-BD50 we are again leading the industry with the inclusion of BD-Live,” said Gene Kelsey, Panasonic Vice President Entertainment Group. “The beauty of the Blu-ray player is that we can now see movies the way the film maker intended, in glorious HD video and audio. The consumer can now combine the new generation DMP-BD50 with a VIERA flat screen televison to create a true living in high definition experience.”
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Panasonic THX sertifiserer noen av TV modellene
PANASONIC INCORPORATES THX® CERTIFICATION IN ITS 2008 PZ800 VIERA® HD PLASMA TELEVISION SERIES
Panasonic to Launch “THX Certified Display” Plasma HDTVs in Spring
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2008) – Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company unveiled its first THX Certified* Display series of 1080p full HD VIERA Plasma televisions today at the Consumer Electronics Show. The PZ800 series, consisting of the 42-inch class TH-42PZ800, the 46-inch class TH-46PZ800, the 50-inch class TH-50PZ800 and the 58-inch class TH-58PZ800, meets the THX Certified Display specifications, signifying the highest standards of performance and quality. The PZ800 series will be available in the Spring of 2008.
Leveraging its expertise in the cinema, post-production and consumer electronics markets, THX ensures that certified televisions will perform to rigorous standards outlined by the THX Certified Display program. THX certification ensures that high definition (HD) and standard definition content are presented with the correct color, luminance levels and video processing capabilities, regardless of the display technology. In addition, each THX Certified display will feature a proprietary video setting, THX Movie Mode, to recreate the cinema experience of movies on DVD, Blu-ray, HD-DVD and broadcast television in the home. THX Movie mode sets the display’s gamma, luminance, color temperature and other settings to match the levels found in the professional post-production studio where movies are produced.
“The THX Certified Display program provides manufacturers a means to differentiate products from competitive offerings and Panasonic is extremely proud that the quality of our Plasma HDTVs meets the rigorous standards necessary for THX Certification and that Panasonic is among the first major consumer electronics companies to achieve certification in the Plasma TV category,” said Dennis Eppel, Vice President, Panasonic Display Products Company. “THX is the gold standard in audio and video and it’s very satisfying to have our televisions’ quality certified by THX. Panasonic and THX share a dedication to creating and providing superior performance, resulting in superior entertainment.”
THX works closely with display manufacturers from early design concepts to product rollout. Displays are sent to THX laboratories from the prototype stage, where they run through a series of THX performance tests, including front-of-screen testing and video signal processing analysis. These tests ensure that each display can present all HD and standard definition content to the maximum resolution with correct color and luminance levels.
In addition to the THX Certification, the 2008 PZ800 VIERA series of HD 1080p Plasmas features an improved native contrast ratio of 30,000:1; Game Mode; VIERA Link; a PC Input, four HDMI connections and an all-new-one-sheet- of-glass design concept.
“We are excited to be working with such an industry innovator as Panasonic, with whom we share the common goal of providing the best picture quality possible to the consumer,,” said Patrick Dunn, director of display technology at THX Ltd. “THX display certification challenges HDTV makers to push the limits of product design and performance. Our work with Panasonic has resulted in a series of Plasma displays that will be welcome additions to any home theater.”
*THX certification is pending final testing and approval by THX, Ltd.
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Interessant. Den oppgitte kontrasten på plasmaene er jo knall bra. Det var mye med 4 serier. Tydelig at de også tar opp kampen med Pioneer med sine nye topp modeller. Skjønner at de kutter ut plasma i 37" markedsmessig, men synes det er litt dumt. 37" er en passelig størrelse for mange, og nå kan de ikke velge plasma lengre. Kontrasten til LCDene blir jo ganske morsom i dette selskapet. Håper de også gjøre noe med refleksjoner og retention problemene.
Mer info om de tynne Pioneer skjermene. Kanskje en oppgradering for 2010
Pioneer Announces KURO Flat Panel Technology Concepts That Will End the Contrast Ratio Discussion and Show an Ultra Thin 9MM Thick Display
Exploiting the advantages of self-emitting plasma technology, Pioneers takes “Seeing and Hearing Like Never Before” to Greater Heights, Previewing 50-inch Project KURO Concepts Showing Extreme Contrast and Advanced Design
LAS VEGAS, CES Booth #9827 1/6/2008
Pioneer Corporation today unveils concepts for future display technologies under the code name “Project KURO.” After a year in which Pioneer proved that its award-winning plasma technology is leagues above the rest of the HDTV industry in picture quality, Pioneer engineers today will preview future Project KURO concepts showing extreme contrast and advanced design that will further the idea that plasma is the best high-definition television technology and that the future is black and thin.
The extreme contrast concept will challenge the contrast ratio debate by producing the industry’s first plasma that is absolute black with no measurable light emitting from the television. At the same time, Pioneer is previewing an advanced design concept that is the world’s thinnest 50-inch display at only nine millimeters (mm) thin. It seems that Pioneer is only improving on its own achievements in picture quality and design, but Pioneer’s true engineering passion is to deliver an emotional entertainment experience through the development of the highest picture quality.
“For more than a year, Project KURO has been a brand mantra within Pioneer that represents our commitment to deliver the most passionate and emotional entertainment experience possible,” said Russ Johnston, executive vice president of marketing and product planning for the Home Entertainment and Business Solutions Group at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The KURO technology concepts demonstrate how we are continuing to challenge the industry and stay above the commoditized flat panel television market – by literally ending the conversation about contrast ratio, a debate that has been in existence since television was first introduced, and creating a flat panel display so thin it becomes a canvas for entertainment.”
To put this into perspective, consumers need to understand the contrast ratio debate. Contrast ratio is defined as the ratio of the luminosity of the brightest color (white) to that of the darkest color (black). While manufacturers all measure this differently, they agree that a high contrast ratio is desirable to recreate ideal picture quality. In televisions, the truer the black, the more accurate the color.
Black encompasses the entire color spectrum and is produced in the absence of light. By nature, televisions produce luminance (light) and this dilutes black and color. That is why it is so important that Pioneer can achieve absolute black in the Project KURO extreme contrast concept. The display is so black that even when it is on with no image displayed, the television is invisible when you walk into a completely dark room. It has a contrast ratio that is literally beyond measurement, rendering the debate of contrast ratio irrelevant and providing the consumer a rich picture filled with vibrant penetrating color.
“Thanks to the self emitting principle of plasma, we were able to crack the code on plasma luminance. Pioneer technology has advanced to the point where we have achieved virtually zero idling luminance in more than six million cells, previously thought to be impossible. The result is, in essence, absolute black with no measurable light coming from the television. For consumers, this creates the experience that the image is floating in space, with a picture that has exceptional detail and vivid color. Ultimately, our goal is focused on bringing to market a new KURO that unifies the extreme contrast and advanced design concepts to transcend anything currently possible in home entertainment. We feel that this will not only surpass our previous best, it will completely change the playing field.” said Yoichi Sato, senior executive officer and chief technology executive at Pioneer Cooperation.
Pioneer’s concept for the world’s thinnest 50-inch flat panel display is also part of Pioneer’s engineering passion. At only nine millimeters (mm) thin, this groundbreaking Project KURO technology results in a picture that appears to be floating on a wall, creating an experience for consumers where the television becomes simply a canvas for great entertainment. In addition, its extremely light weight (18.6kg/ 41lbs) allows the television to be easily wall mounted, contributing handsomely to interior décor without distracting—providing a spectacular setting for watching films.
These fully-operational concept televisions will not be commercially-available in 2008.
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Nye receivere fra Pioneer. (tilsvarende europeiske vil vel sikker lansert på IFA i slutten av August)
New Pioneer A/V Receivers Allows Consumers to Realize High Definition Era of Home Theater
LAS VEGAS, CES Booth #9827 1/6/2008
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today debuts four advanced A/V receivers that deliver dynamic high definition video and audio formats for next generation home theater performance. At the Consumer Electronics Show, Pioneer® is showcasing the VSX-518-K, VSX-818V-K, VSX-918V-K and VSX-1018TXH-K A/V receivers, which incorporate new proprietary amplifier technologies that ensure maximum power from multi-channel sound formats while maintaining clean audio with impressive THD specifications. Improved sound tuning and customization options along with an abundance of HD digital connectivity ports make it easy for consumers to usher their home entertainment into the HD era.
The VSX-1018TXH-K takes full advantage of HDMI® 1.3 high definition multimedia interface with the capability to transfer internally decoded Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus , DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio formats to bring the entertainment experience full circle when viewing HD optical disc feature films.
“As consumers make the transition to HD audio video, improved amplifier design, high power output and highly advanced digital signal processing are now vital features of a receiver. Without these core capabilities, consumers who are rapidly adopting new uncompressed high resolution surround sound formats will miss out on the experience of dynamic high definition multi-channel audio,” said Dave Bales, marketing manager of audio products for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The only way to ensure these entertainment junkies “hear the true difference” is with a quality A/V receiver that can process and reproduce the multitude of standard and high definition formats with clean high power output. Our new line of sophisticated Pioneer receivers offer an unprecedented feature set that will truly elevate the seeing and hearing experience for consumers.”
Powerful Amplification Technologies
Direct Energy Amplifier
With the VSX-1018TXH-K A/V receiver, Pioneer features its Advanced Direct Energy power amplifier delivering ultra high power output that defines hearing like never before. Producing an impressive 130 watts x 7 channels, the Direct Energy Amplifier creates a wide range frequency response that makes it ideal for reproducing new high resolution audio formats. With this proprietary amplifier design, Pioneer’s engineers have found the key to managing the wide fluctuations in heat that can significantly alter the overall audio performance of each of the discrete amplified channels. By utilizing a new temperature compensation circuitry of the temperature fluctuations are effectively minimized between channels to maintain high quality audio from all connected devices. The Direct Energy amplifier also features a low impedance, high current and compact circuit design to maximize performance in the critical output stages.
Pioneer Brings to Market Four New A/V Receivers at CES 2008 / pg. 2
P.H.A.T – Pioneer Hybrid Amplifier technology
With this new line, Pioneer is incorporating its newly developed Pioneer Hybrid Amplifier Technology (P.H.A.T.) power module that improves fundamental audio to a more powerful and accurate performance designed to exceed the capabilities of current comparably priced A/V receivers in the market. Featured in the VSX-518-K, VSX-818V-K, VSX-918V-K A/V receivers, P.H.A.T amplifiers are painstakingly engineered with hand-selected parts and critical listening sound tuning to ensure the entire range of audio from music and soundtracks is delivered.
In addition, the new models will benefit from temperature compensation technology that prevents temperature fluctuations from affecting output that can distort surround sound performance. With P.H.A.T., the new receivers produce a whopping 120 watts x 5 channel power output with an impressive .05% THD specification (1kHz, 8ohm). The new P.H.A.T amplifiers are further improved by utilizing smaller power modules minimizing internal and external electromagnetic interferences.
Customized Digital Sound
Taking full advantage of its audio heritage, Pioneer pushes the limits of its audio expertise with the inclusion of its renowned digital sound processing (DSP) capabilities that maximize surround sound performance. All four models utilize cutting edge sound tuning capabilities that discerning entertainment junkies will appreciate.
? Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) – Continuing to lead the industry with high resolution sound tuning, the VSX-818V-K, VSX-918V-K, and VSX-1018TXH-K receivers give users a customized audio performance from their movies and music. MCACC room calibration takes inventory of a room’s connected speakers then digitally fine tunes each one to balance out any room-induced acoustic inaccuracies. Listeners gain extremely accurate, robust sound that reaches the ear at precisely the right time, sound level and equalization. With the VSX-1018TXH-K, users can make additional subtle adjustments as well as save room tuning settings with the Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) feature.
? Sound Retriever Technology – The proliferation of portable players and satellite radio devices requires audio files be reduced in size - often at the expense of sound quality. In response, Pioneer’s proprietary Sound Retriever DSP technology is incorporated in all four models. The function works by “filling in” and compensating for the audio data removed from the compressed files (WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC) for music playback that is near CD quality.
? Front Stage Surround Advance – Users limited in space can enjoy the full benefits of surround sound with all five speakers at the front of a room. By taking advantage of the receivers’ DSP technology, reconfiguring all five audio channels to the front right and left speakers is simple.
? Phase Control Bass Management – To ensure a low frequency (bass) sound source arrives at the listener’s ear position in sync with remaining multi-channel audio signals, Phase Control Management technology applies a bass management system that maintains soundtrack synchronization by effectively compensating for the phase lag inherent in 5.1 surround sound systems.
? Auto Level Control - Available in all four models, this brand new feature equalizes volume levels between portable audio tracks (i.e. MP3 player), connected sources as well as television channels and commercials. Analog sources connected to Pioneer’s receivers will maintain consistent sound performance eliminating the need for a user to constantly reach for their remote control and adjust the volume from various content and sources.
? Multi-Zone Audio – With the VSX-1018TXH-K, individuals in two separate rooms can enjoy audio from connected devices through the receiver. For example, while one user is viewing a movie in surround sound the main listening area, a second zone environment can enjoy a music CD, XM® and/or Sirius® satellite radio, iPod as well as any other analog source connected to the receiver. Multi-zone capability is an easy way for “do-it-yourself” multi-zone music distribution and is a key feature for those who wish to have a full custom installation application.
High Definition Centerpiece
Pioneer’s top three models offer robust high definition connectivity options for nearly every home theater component. HDMI video switching allows consumers to realize cutting edge entertainment with quick, smooth toggling between video sources (DVD, Blu-ray Disc®, video game, etc.) without impacting picture or sound performance.
The VSX-918V-K and VSX-1018TXH-K models take complete advantage of HDMI connectivity with a full feature set including, HDMI A/V repeaters to output compressed 5.1, stereo as well as Linear PCM (LPCM) high resolution audio for ultimate surround sound when viewing HD optical discs. With HDMI Lip Sync, both receivers are able to eliminate processing delays of standard and high definition content ensuring audio and video signals are synchronized and delivered at the simultaneously to improve the movie viewing experience. The VSX-1018TXH-K allows consumers to explore the ultimate HD picture with HDMI Deep Color that supports 10-bit, 12-bit (RGB or YCbCr) color depths, increased from the 8-bit depths in previous versions of the HDMI specification. The VSX-818V-K offers HDMI video switching for uncompromised 1080p connectivity and performance.
Each receiver offers full sound processing of Dolby® Digital, DTS® and Windows Media Audio 9 Professional™ formats for supreme audio playback of movies, home movies, portable music and more.
Recognizing the transition of mobile to in-home listening of satellite radio, Pioneer’s top three receivers offer dedicated connectivity ports for both XM Connect & Play™ and SiriusConnect™ antennas (both sold separately; monthly subscription needed). Once connected, complete access and control of both SIRIUS and XM devices are easy with the receiver’s remote control and full on-screen display (OSD) capability.
Listeners can relax and enjoy the crystal-clear programming from each provider. The top three Pioneer A/V receivers also provide immediate "plug and play" enjoyment of iPod® music content via a front panel digital USB port. With iPod Digital, the receivers are compatible with the iPod’s connector cable eliminating the need for a separate dock while maintaining functionality.
Pioneer Brings to Market Four New A/V Receivers at CES 2008 / pg. 4
The iPod can be fully controlled with the unit’s remote control and OSD capability allowing users to navigate and share their playlists.
The Pioneer VSX-518, VSX-818 and VSX-918 A/V receivers will be available in April 2008 for suggested prices of $199, $249 and $349, respectively. The Pioneer VSX-1018TXH-K will begin shipping in June 2008 for a suggested price of $599.
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Philips med ny Blu-Ray spiller
LAS VEGAS -Philips is making the best even better as it showcases its latest Blu-ray Disc (BD) player - the BDP7200 - at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. Building on the successful BDP9000, the BDP7200 is Philips' first BonusView compliant BD player, optimizing the complete HD experience and allowing viewers to enjoy the latest movie applications and features. This new BD player boasts a stylish design with unbeatable sound and picture quality that takes Blu-ray Disc interactivity to a new dimension.
Philips' BDP7200 touts stunning Full HD 1080p images - the pinnacle of today's high-def visuals. Rich surround sound is heightened with multi-channel audio decoding and digital audio optical outputs. Older DVD libraries will look better than ever as the BD player upscales them to 1080p - a major attraction to consumers who, as they migrate to HDTV sets, find that standard DVDs do not offer the HD content they expect.
Enriching the picture further, Deep Color™ creates vivid images with more than a billion colors1 and eliminates on-screen color banding. The BDP7200 also supports 1080p at native 24 frames per second (fps)2 cinematic resolution input via HDMI, which is the same format used in movies.
"Blu-ray Disc has rapidly become the format of choice for high-definition movies, music, games and more," said Andy Mintz, senior vice president, marketing management AM/VM, Philips Consumer Lifestyle North America. "With a greater breadth of available hardware, more support from the Hollywood studios and more capacity for growth in the future, consumers are clearly weighing-in in favor of Blu. Our BDP7200 joins Philips' growing family of Blu-ray Disc products, delivering the best possible Full HD picture quality, full surround sound capabilities and more."
The BDP7200 supports technology known as BD-Java, which makes even more sophisticated interactive features possible. It boasts Picture in Picture (PiP), graphical enhancements and multi-languages for on-screen display. Multi-layered displays enable users to interact with on-disc content - such as pop-up menus, graphics, director's commentary and bonus material - even as the main movie is playing.
Further enhancing the player's simplicity, Philips EasyLink™3 allows easy control of connected devices via HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC1) function with one remote. One button does it all - the TV and A/V components communicate via the same HDMI cables that deliver audio and high-def video.
The BDP7200 Blu-ray Disc player will be available in April 2008.
BDP7200 MSRP: $349
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