Panasonic announced the debut of its first-ever Blu-ray Disc player (DMP-BD10), matching receiver (SA-XR700) and speaker system (SB-TP1000). Each will be available at retail in September 2006.
Each has been designed to optimize the benefits of Blu-ray Disc technology when integrated with Panasonic's Plasma HDTVs. Panasonic will also debut its first 1080P-capable 65-inch Plasma display (TH-65PX600) in fall 2006.
The Panasonic Blu-ray Disc High Definition Home Theater system components feature Panasonic's proprietary EZ-Sync system. The system provides HDAVI Control for integrated one-touch operation of 2006 Panasonic Blu-ray Home Theater components. In addition, the receiver and player components are designed to visually complement the speakers and Plasma TV display.
Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Player (DMP-BD10) comes at an SRP of $1299.95. The device's key features include:
Panasonic's proprietary P4HD technology performs IP conversion at the pixel level for the finest details; a 296MHz, 14bit Video D/A Converter that provides high quality 4x oversampling for 1080i/720p output; Noise shaping video processing shifts the noise component to an unused band to further boost the signal-to-noise ratio. The DMP-BD10 can theoretically reproduce up to nearly 4400 billion colors. The recorder plays a variety of optical discs including DVDs and CDs and up-converts video playback from DVDs to 1080P, by using HDMI.
Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Receiver (SA-XR700), with an SRP of $999.95, promises extraordinary sound quality. Key features include:
A full-Digital Amplifier and Advanced Dual Amplifier with up to 7.1 channels; a powerful Stereo Mode with 100w/channel (20 kHz, 6 ohms, 0.09% THD); 192 kHz/24-bit Audio A/D Converter for Analog Input; DVD-Audio Ready for High Quality Sound (88 kHz Reproduction, S/N 103dB); Wireless Ready; XM satellite-ready;3 HDMI connections: 2 in, 1 out;
6 Channel Discrete Inputs ; Gold-Plated Terminals and high performance components.
Panasonic Home Theater Speaker System (SB-TP1000) comes with an SRP of $2999.95, and promises rich surround sound for movies, concerts and audio CDs alike. The system includes front speakers, surround speakers and a subwoofer. Key system features include:
Twin Center Speaker Technology, which enables listeners to accurately hear dialog from the center of the Plasma screen -- regardless of listening position without a separate center channel speaker; 32 streams of audio for surround audio; wall mounting or free standing configurations; large Speaker Terminals; is DVD-audio ready and offers a wide frequency range.