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Old 02-12-2008, 09:00 PM
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Panasonic Details DMP-BD50

Panasonic has released specifications for their highly anticipated upcoming BD-Live (Profile 2.0) Blu-ray player, the DMP-BD50. As a BD-Live player, the biggest difference between this player and the current BonusView (Profile 1.1) player is the Ethernet port. Also of note is that this player will support both internal decoding and bitstream output for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD (both HR and MA) audio formats and is a certified DivX product.

Here are some features:

Video Features

* PHL Reference Chroma Processor
* P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD)
o Precise Pixel Generation
o 16-Level Motion Detection with Pixel-Based Motion Adaptive
o Diagonal Processing  
o Detection of 3:2/2:2 Pull-Down Progressive Processing
o i/p Conversion for 1080p* Playback
o Up-Conversion to 1080p* Playback
* 1080/24p Playback (Blu-ray disc)
* HDMI™ V.1.3 with Deep Colour™ and "x.v.Colour" *1
* 148.5MHz/12bit Video D/A Converter
* Digital Noise Reduction (3D-NR/ Integrated NR)
* Picture Mode (Normal, Soft, Fine, Cinema, User)
* Picture Adjustment (Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Colour, Gamma Correction)

Audio Features

* Built-in Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS™-HD*2 Decoder
* High Quality 192kHz/24bit Audio D/A Converter
* Pure Audio Components
* High-Speed 50Mbps Optical Output
* Audio Re-Master for All Formats (BD, DVD, CD, MP3 and DviX®*3)
* Advanced Surround (V.S.S.) Creates a Surround Effect for BD and DVD from Only Two Speakers (2 Modes)
* Dialogue Enhancer
* Dynamic Range Compression


* HDMI AV Output
* Component Video Output
* S-Video Output
* Video Output
* 5.1ch Audio Output
* 2ch Audio Output
* Digital Audio Output (1 Optical, 1 Coaxial)

Convenience Features

* VIERA Link*4 for Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Product Line-up
* Movie (AVCHD) & JPEG View with SD Memory Card Slot
* JPEG Slide Show with Music
* Multi-Format Playback [BD-Video(BD-Live*5), DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, AVCHD (SD Memory Card/DVD), DVD-RW*6, DVD-R*6, DVD-R (Dual Layer)*6, +R*6, +R (Double Layer)*6, +RW*6, CD, CD-R/RW*7, MP3*8, JPEG, DivX®*3]
* Super Hi-Speed Scan: 5 Speeds up to x200
* Easy Setting Guide
* Graphical User Interface
* Audio/JPEG Navigation Menu
* Remote Control


* * HDMI connection required.
* *1 x.v.Colour is a registered trademark.
* *2 DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio
* *3 Official DivX® Certified product. Plays all versions of DivX® video (including DivX®6) with standard playback of DivX® media files. Certified to the DivX Home Theater Profile. GMC(Global Motion Compensation) is not supported. DivX®, DivX® Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX®, Inc. and are used under license.
* Maximum number of folders recognizable: 300 folders. (including the root folder)
* Maximum number of files recognizable: 200 files
* *4 This function is available for Panasonic products that support VIERA Link (HDAVI Control 3 or above).
* *5 BD-ROM Profile 2
* *6 Discs recorded and finalized on DVD video recorders/cameras.
* *7 Playability may vary depending on the contents, discs and quality of the recording.
* *8 For contents recorded on CD-R/RW for your personal use only.

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:39 PM
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All I have asked for since Spring 2006. What is the street date? This will be my first BD player.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:13 PM
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Is analog out only 5.1? I thought it was going to be 7.1?

Also the $64,000 question is.........Does the 50 have the LFE issue that the 30 and 10 before it did?

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Old 02-13-2008, 09:26 AM
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This definitely sounds like the BD player we've all been waiting for!!

Is there a suggested list price?
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:45 AM
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If the player will support firmware updates and internet content via the new ethernet port. This may finally move me from the slowly dying HD-DVD to the blu-ray side.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:33 PM
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Drooling already

This bad boy is coming back in my case when I'm stateside in May!

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Old 02-13-2008, 06:28 PM
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now dat's da shit right dere!
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:33 AM
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Yes, does anyone know what the street date is or at least a definite month this baby is gonna come out? Let me know. Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:48 AM
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I want one....Might just get the 30 if it drops enough when the 50 comes out though. Not much of a profile guy, my samsung works good but I heard the panny's have far less issues.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:52 PM
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Everything I have read so far said this player would have 7.1 analog outs. I looked at the specs on the Panasonic website and sure enough - it states 5.1 analog outs. That SUCKS! Hopefully its only a typo... Please be a typo....
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