Thursday, March 30, 2006

Panasonic to sell Blu-ray in September '06

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company announced (3/28/06) that come September the company’s first Blu-ray Disc player, the DMP-BD10, will be available.

Blu-ray Disc is the next generation optical disc format that features capacity as large as 50 gigabytes on a dual-layer disc and will be capable of holding high-definition movies, tens of thousands of songs, and extensive capacity for extraordinary video games and PC storage. Blu-ray Disc has the support of more than 170 leading companies including the top studios and consumer electronics manufacturers.

The price of DMP-BD10 has not been set, but it is expected to be less than $1,500.

Read Panasonic's press release linked here.

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