|by: Jill Kane Platinum - Quality Author
The new generation Blu-Ray DVD employs a blue light laser to illuminate the
pits found in the DVD disc. It results in huge information storage in the same
space, as blue light has a shorter wavelength and hence the pits can be spaced
closer together. The HDTV - Blu-Ray HD players are designed to play such tightly
The summer of 2006 saw the market flooded with an amazing range of players from
big players like Panasonic, Samsung and Pioneer. The initial cost of these
players is around $1000 to $1800, but it surely will dip with competition. These
players are compatible with the 1080p resolution HDTV sets which were launched
at the same time.
The technical specifications of the player: 720, 1080 or 1920 x 1080 represent
the number of horizontal lines of pixels, with the larger number corresponding
to resolution. The printed letter 'p' or 'i' indicates progressive and
interlaced, respectively. These specifications determine the quality of
The latest Blu-Ray players are designed for a 1080p signal output via the HDMI
(High Definition Multimedia Interface) jack. Although the current TV sets
convert the 1080i resolution of HD-DVD models, the future holds promise for the
1080p native resolution HDTV sets very soon. There are various models and their
most prominent features drives market interest.
The Samsung BD-P1000 model costs $1000 (twice the cost of Toshiba's HD-DVD
player). This player is a slim, high quality unit from one of the leaders in the
best DLP TVs manufacturers of HDTV. Although many HDTV sets come with a built-in
memory card slot, this player has a 9-in-2 Multi Memory Card slot which enables
digital photos to be displayed on the TV set. Samsung also promises to add an
alarm utility in the player, which would alert the viewer to an upcoming show or
event. This model is only a player and does not support recording as of now.
The Pioneer BDP-HD1 player offers some features like Home Media Gallery software
that allows viewers to display digital photos, listen to music or watch movies
all stored on the home computer, not found on the Samsung. The Pioneer
manufacturers are known for their excellent quality consumer electronics goods
like CD changer and reliable HDTV models. Hence the player looks promising but
costs around $1,800 initially.
The Panasonic DMP-BD10 was launched in September 2006, along with the company’s
plasma-type 1080p HDTV. The initial market price is around $1,500. Panasonic is
rated to be the most favorite in the field owing to the report of their
excellent quality DVD player and HDTV sets. The unit has been launched along
with the company's proprietary EZ-Sync HDAVI feature, which enables viewers to
connect and control multiple HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) units
with a single remote.
Sony is due to facilitate the HD player compatibility with its Playstation 3
model in November 2006. This model would cost around $600 and should be able
play Blu-Ray discs along with downloading and playing games.
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